supplies. We could not control thenweather: so we sent thousands of volunteersnto feed, heal, and comfort. Wenhave countered tyranny with mercy,nand brutality with an open heart.nBut how are we to respond over thenlong run? When the famine passes andnthe people of Ethiopia confront thenunderlying cause of their sufferingn—their Marxist rulers—what will benour answer to their need? Havingnsaed them from starvation, will thenfree world help them save themselves ^nfrom Soviet control? That dependsnupon whether we have learned wellnthe lesson of Ibnet. ccnWilliam Armstrong is a United StatesnSenator from Colorado.nLetter From thenLower Rightnby John Sbelton ReednRandom ViolencenTo begin with, an anniversary: Septembern20th of this year marked andecade since the death of AlabamanRepresentative Ray Burgess. The HonorablenRay, described at the time of hisndeath by the New York Times as “anvolatile segregationist and sometimesn[sic] lay preacher,” .had a habit ofnbringing his pistol onto the floor of thenAlabama House of Representatives.nWhen some of his brother legislatorsntook exception to this practice andnthreatened a resolution to forbid it. henagreed to stop. But he vowed to carrynhis sidearm elsewhere and announcednthat he had armed his entire familv. •nHis life, he said, was “a gift of God,nand God gave me the ingenuity tonprotect that gift.””nAfter his death, his colleagues eulogizednhim as a man who “contributednimmeasurably to the enrichment ofnour cultural, economic, and everydaynlives.” Mr. Burgess was shot in thenhead by his wife during a quarrel.nThe Preston Brooks Society observednSeptember 20th as a day ofnmourning and self-examination.n* * *n.s everybody knows, the Southernntradition of self-reliance goes waynback, and who is to sav it’s not needednas much as ever? Here is a grand storynfrom the Memphis Commercial Appealnfor June 17, 1884:nThere is a bold gang of robbersnand housebreakers working thisncity now, and it behooves everyncitizen to keep a well-loadednshotgun near at hand and asknno questions of unseasonablenvisitors, and crack away atnevery unusual noise. Better killna cat or two through mistakenthan be robbed of all yournworldly possessions, andnperhaps get a broken head forninterfering.n^ * *nDown here even men of the clothnknow how to take care of themselvesnand their own—although thev sometimesnmake mistakes, too. In Houston,nthe Associated Press reports, a Baptistnpreacher, the Reverend Larkin Power,nwas leaving his Rotary meeting at thenHoliday Inn when he encountered hisnwife being led away in handcuffs “bynthe police. In his righteous anger henhit a sheriff’s deputy “right where itnhurts.” Unfortunatelv, Mrs. Powernhad been dulv arrested, at a “party”narranged by the ice squad. She wasncharged with prostitution, lie with aggravatednassault.nJoe Bob Briggs, the inimitable formerndrive-in movie critic of the DallasnTimes-Herald commented: “I’m sureniMrs. Power! was just in there witnessingnto some sinners, and matter of fact.nI wish she’d come up here and witnessnto me.”n* * *nDespite what you see on The Dukesnof Hazard, hell-for-leather driving isnnot a universal Southern pashme. Innfact, the five states with the highestnrate of compliance with the 55 m.p.h.nspeed limit, according to the FederalnHighway Administration, includenWest ‘irginia. South Carolina. Arkansas,nand Georgia. iThe worst arenNevada and Massachusetts.)nI mention this because it appearsnthat it’s dangerous to rush Southerners.nOr so the tSew York Times implied:nan article last year warned visitors tonTexas not to honk at other drivers. “It’snconsidered rude. You could get shot.”nThe Times sniffed that “people fromnother parts of the country take the ‘iewnCalifornia B-EbieiDn”Not since Aristotle put down his pen has there been suchnconsistently penetrating writing.”—George Willn”Lively, literate, and fun to read.”—Wm. F. Buckley Jr.n”An important publication.”—Chariton HestonnIf you’d like to read an outrageous journal that features interviews with thenlilces of Milton Friedman, Clarence Pendleton, Arthur Laffer, and Jack Kemp,nthat showcases the best in iconoclastic collegiate journalism, and which elictsnenthusiastic huzzahs from Alexander Haig, Midge Decter, and R. EmmetinTyrrell, Jr., then you should subscribe to California Review.nDear Sirs: jnI want to help save the American Republic. Please send .nme six issues of California Review so 1 may have the innecessary ammunition to defend my spouse, family, and •ncountry from the barbarians (liberals) who surround us. •nEnclosed is my check for $15.nNamenAddressnCity State- Zip-nClip and send to California ReviewnP.O. Box 12286nLa Jolla, CA 92037nAll contributions are tax-deductible.nnnCalifornia jRcbicnjn5i. Jg-^ VnBuTV Ocmuni Ttu Smiel UWEnMp Cri’nThomu itiMn In nc l-m LJMnAlu IHTM^U SpuwMk. AllmtCitua.nH k Cncktf HInNOVEMBER 1985/41n