Reza Aslan effectively provides us with a perfect Marxist (or at least materialist) analysis of Islam (if not of other religions). Or at least Aslan does so when he’s rationalising or explaining the systematic and large-scale violence done by Muslims almost every single day in at least [...]
It is not wisdom but authority that makes law.
During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
There once was a land, a magical land, with a chicken in every pot. And in this land, which was called Progressitopia, there were two peoples. There were those who saw the world as it was, and there were those who saw the world as they oh-so-very-much [...]
A dubious editorial pastime these days involves political progressives offering their suggestions about rescuing the Republican Party from extinction. Of course, one might be suspicious about a political opponent offering constructive advice in the first place, but even if it is sincere, it would just be suggestions [...]
Sly totalitarian challengers exploit our liberties that they abhor.
It is a natural inclination to endeavor to assess threats, whether immediate or only discernible to those with a vision. Such calculations are made in terms of the foe’s inclinations, and physical means. These estimates like to [...]
It is bewildering that so many on the right, particularly normally fiscally prudent libertarians, continue to advocate for toll roads. In fact, some are even criticizing conservatives who oppose them. Terri Hall, founder of the group TURF (Texans United for Reform and Freedom), found herself under [...]
As mankind continues to relentlessly explore those uncharted regions of his Labyrinth of Horrors, have we any inkling of what we have bartered for his final tumultuous Main Event? We, who have grown anesthetized to the anthropomorphic-spawned tremors of the world, would marvel at the vertigo [...]
It is better to be feared than to be loved.
I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian Renaissance writer, humanist, diplomat, philosopher, historian, and politician, centered in Florence. [...]
Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom tomorrow. I’ll be rooting very hard for a yes vote.
The primary reason I strongly support Scottish independence is because it will serve as a beautiful illustration of how civilized unions respond when a geographic territory votes to secede. During all the debate leading up to the [...]
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” …
[And a reminder, that to open any of the following blue Web links, please cut-and-paste the relevant one into your [...]
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 [...]