By now, it is no secret the global market for oil prices are seeing record low totals when compared to the past decade. But contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not at all good news, as global economies are destabilizing, the threats of state bankruptcy due to their heavy reliance upon the energy bubble to […]
The other day, I was watching a documentary program about the Church of Scientology. This program was not particularly flattering to Scientology. In fact, it was downright disparaging. Its conclusion, although the producers did not come out and actually say it, was that Scientology was nothing more than […]
Thomas Jefferson, oft described affectionately nearby his home atop the mountain top in Charlottesville, Virginia as “The Sage of Monticello”, penned in his letter to Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy […]
I was just about to write a column about Donald Trump being the only potential Republican candidate I knew of to forcefully come out against fast-track, and then I read this article. Carly Fiorina has now come out against it, as has Mike Huckabee. Fiorina and Huckabee are already declared candidates and Trump seems nearly […]
The United States was founded on the principle of Divine human rights which are endowed to all individuals equally by their Creator.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that […]
French Mahal Volunteers fighting in the Negev, 1948
My book The Left is Seldom Right (New English Review Press, 2011) provoked numerous letters to me from former Leftists who praised it and did not avoid confronting the reality that Nazi Germany and the USSR were close allies for […]
American Gothic (1922), by Grant Wood.
The American Dream, once an endless stream of possibilities, is today guaranteed only to those born of primogeniture and entail. For the industrious, this will never kill the moral resolve due diligence employs as […]
“The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.” — Edmund Burke (1729-97), A Vindication of Natural Society: or, a View of the Miseries and Evils arising to Mankind from every Species of […]
The evening of May 1, 2015 was the occasion of the Houston Area Pastors Council annual benefit dinner. It was an interesting night focusing heavily on the court battle over a so called ‘equal rights ordinance” rammed through the Houston City Council in 2014. This is just one aspect of the anti-Christian campaign that has […]
Freedom is open to abuse by those that scorn the liberty of others. A British portal carries this title: “Extremists are setting up anti-British schools”. What does this tell us? The foes of liberty exploit the freedoms we grant. Thus, basic rights become instruments […]
This is an excerpt from John Harris’s new book, Climbing Backward Out of Caves, which makes a case for the rational basis of belief in a higher being.
Finally we have what is perhaps the twentieth century’s premier reason for denying God’s […]
Over 230 years ago, a group of men had a dream. They dreamed of a nation of free people. A nation that existed solely to allow its citizens to live out their own dreams on their own terms with their own God given talent and grit.
From Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for the presidency. The run-up had all the pageantry now associated with such affairs: prayers, recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, and well-produced campaign videos galore.
There also was something […]
Paul Krugman, a few years ago, wrote at length to extol the magnum opus of science fiction grandmaster, Isaac Asimov, the Foundation Trilogy. Prof. Krugman’s reflections thereon are of keen interest.
I met Asimov once, 40+ years ago, at a world science fiction convention. I even […]
While modern leftist academics routinely mock the Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1-2; Revelation 6-19) as something only a deranged literalist could entertain in his own fundamentalist mindset, they remain completely […]
THIS IS AMERICA! This was the mantra of generations after the establishment of the United States of America. Our history shows that this nation was built with grit, toughness, a do it yourself and a get it done attitude. Sure, like any other great or not so great […]