The Corner

Re: Mow Your Own Lawn

A reader alerted me to an earlier P.J. O’Rourke comment on lawn care:

“Grandma, what’s wrong with the people in the bad neighborhoods that we saw from the ‘El’?”

“No one is ever so poor that he can’t pick up his yard.”

But I guess Americans are now too rich to be expected to pick up their yards themselves.

Another reader channels Ben Franklin:

“He who would trade national security for some temporary lawn care, deserves neither.”

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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