General Patton was famously quoted back during World War II that it wasn’t the job of the soldier to die for his country; his job was to make the other SOB die for his. Patton was correct, as is Rush Limbaugh when he says that the job of the military is to kill people and [...]
Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.
. . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.
~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence (1776)
Aquinas, Saint Thomas(ca. 1225 – [...]
“Progressives are not in politics to tinker with the existing system although they understand that tinkering and fixing problems along with way will gain them votes. They are in politics to transform the way Americans live…The very grandeur of their ambition turns progressives into zealots.” [...]
The Association Game: Is this Ukrainian more like Putin or Poroshenko?
Republican water-carriers can smear the Pauls as isolationists all they want: the notion of the US as “world cop” is still neither constitutional nor moral nor practical.
HERE’S TWO READING ‘GOLDEN OLDIES” WORTH PURCHASING FOR YOURSELF, LEFTIST FRIENDS, AND (PARTICULARLY) FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:
“Nixon in Winter: His Final Revelations about Diplomacy, Watergate, and Life out of the Arena by Monica Crowley” …
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New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza has written a chilling book, which is also a major motion picture, revealing how the left is deliberately diminishing America’s status as a superpower by undermining it from within. As America is [...]
Now I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.
~Plotinus (last words)
I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976.
Plotinus (c. [...]
Astronomy and religion have quite separate tasks, one teaching how the heavens go, the other how to go to heaven.
~Cardinal Barberini to Galileo
Science and scientists weren’t always like they are today—tools of the Leviathan socialist and progressive governments from whom most [...]
“Higher Values” exploited to Justify Convenient Inaction.
While growing-up in the happy realm of the Soviet Union’s “outer empire”, one was harangued with the assertion that “western decadence” guarantees “final victory”. That trait was attributed to capitalism, which was condemned to death by its [...]
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD [...]
At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, watching the Yankees captain step up to the plate at his last All-Star Game this week brought tears to my eyes and made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. If you are a [...]
In 2016, if America does not correct the imbalance imposed on this nation by a socialist President who has opened our national coffers to entitlement seekers and created a situation where over half of this nation is now on some from of entitlement or subsidy, has designated [...]
We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot.
The biggest lie that Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media are telling us [...]
The gentleman’s guide to change
Dr. Ben Carson has very quickly climbed the ranks of prospective Republican presidential candidates thanks to some obvious strengths: he’s relatively young, eloquent, polite, passionate and generally conservative. Frustratingly for Republicans, Carson has repeatedly and publicly declined any offers to run [...]
Many Americans feel frustrated and harbor little hope that much can be done to change our country’s course. While these feelings are understandable, they are misguided. There is a way back.
The Framers of the Constitution were cognizant that their creation was not [...]
Though the event was barely mentioned in American media, Raouf Abdel-Rahman was executed on June 18 by ISIS (“Islamic State”) rebels in Iraq. With all the turmoil and bloodshed in that nation, the death of any single individual might seem inconsequential. However, it was he who presided [...]
It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands [...]
We are told incessantly by the media pundits that the GOP has moved sharply to the right. Supposedly, the Republican Party establishment is under assault from the Tea Party in a largely successful attempt to shift the Party’s center of gravity to starboard. No mention [...]
The Republican Establishment is still reeling from the political repercussions of Virginia’s seventh district congressional primary, in which House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to challenger Dave Brat, a political novice. Naturally, the entrenched party members are doing their best to convince themselves, and all of America, [...]
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.
Publius Vergilius Maro (October [...]
Submission to get a deal undermines what it wishes to preserve.
If you follow big time politics, such as in “who invades whom and why,” then you noticed that the victims of state crimes are dropped if the aggressor shows brawn. The greater the [...]
Iraq is falling apart as I write this, and despite the interventionist hawks who want to blame it on Obama’s weakness and indecision, it’s not Obama’s fault. It’s the fault of a foolish policy from the start. Let’s look back.
In the lead up to the Iraq War, we were assured by neocon hawks that [...]