Give Us Back Our Thoughts: The Hostile Colonization of Words and Symbols

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Does history have a role in determining a symbol’s meaning–or does popular culture get the only vote?

Why should we allow those who would strangle free expression to impose perverse, ahistorical meanings on words and symbols, and then to shame us away from them?

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The Two Variants of the Antichrist: A Contemporary Expose of Islam and Socialism

Present Weakness and Resurrection

Caption from 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. “Present Weakness and Resurrection Life”

“Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short […]

South Carolina Gunman Partially a Product of Left-Leaning Culture

100_2115A pattern is beginning to emerge regarding gunmen who go on shooting rampages, and it’s bad news for the left and their values. Deranged shooter Jared Loughner, who shot former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords in 2011, was a creepy leftist. Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza spent all day […]

The Shoes Of Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul And Others Reveal The Truth

hlryclntnpntstsForget the speeches, the debates, the Dark Money, the white papers, the talking points, the high gloss commercials. The secret to the character — and agenda — of the presidential candidates is hidden in plain sight. Don’t “follow the money.” Follow the shoes.

No less of a […]

Colonization and Cultural Genocide — and They Call it “Immigration”

mnrtsHave you heard about the millions of Chinese flooding into Tibet? With their displacement of the native peoples and the supplanting of Tibetan with Chinese culture, anthropologists and human rights activists have labeled the colonization “cultural genocide.” (See here, here, here, here, and here, for example.) It […]

With Just About All Things Government, Less is More – and Better

bltdgvtGovernment is just another organism. Just like any other other organism, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second – is to grow. The most it possibly can. It wants to be bigger, do more – control more.

There are more than four million humans who work in […]

All Education is Inherently a Religious Enterprise

schlpryrAs more support for educational vouchers gains ascendancy, the talking points against them become increasingly shrill. The epitome of this trend might well have been expressed by a writer in his recent column in my local newspaper, The Appleton Post-Crescent, His assertion is excerpted below.

“Voucher schools, […]

Cultural Marxism: Nobel Scientist Sacked for Making Innocent Joke about Women

srtmhntWe just heard about the Miami high-school principal fired for soberly disagreeing on social media with the McKinney narrative. Now comes an even more outrageous story involving what’s usually called political correctness, but should really be labeled what it is: evil.

Sir Tim Hunt is a darn good […]

Free Trade vs. Government Trade

LetsMake3Back in my misspent youth one of the most popular afternoon television shows was “Let’s Make a Deal” in which audience members would try to pick the right box or curtain that might just have a prize behind it. And if they made it to the big […]

Is It Be Hip to Be Square Again for Social Conservatives?

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Ronald Reagan is considered by most scholars the last great president, leading one to recognize the sheer dearth of well-qualified leadership from his successors since leaving office in 1989. During the Reagan years, America experienced a phenomena of social simplification from the previous generation of […]

A video presentation of A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part II): Science in Genesis – Day One

The account of Day One in Genesis gives two fundamental principles essential for an ordered universe capable of sustaining life.

The first is the basis of mathematics – the equation.

Genesis demonstrates how one substance can be converted into another substance without losing its value. The original matter and space, “the heaven and the earth” […]

The Left Disbars Another Conservative Prosecutor, Charles Sebesta

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Charles Sebesta in front of the building where he worked as a DA for many years.

Realizing they control the judiciary and state bar associations, as well as much of the complicit media, the left is going after conservatives with a vengeance using the legal system. Any conservative […]

Why Conservatives Defend Classical Marriage

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If you’re a Conservative that has endlessly searched for arguments to explain to your Libertarian pals why this “same sex marriage thing” is important, this is a piece for you.

 

American Conservatism is most often defined today as opposition to big government; as the rejection […]

Traditionalism vs. Modern Society

roman-ruinsIn the book Starship Troopers, at one point Robert Heinlein presents us with a classroom scene in which the instructor asks the students to supply a justification for the continued use of the existing governmental system. The students fumble around with answers that don’t work very well, […]

Duly Noted - Respond to a Lie: The Uses of the Income Gap

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Collectively experienced mental delusions haunt mankind. Such widespread notions resist evidence. For good reason. Due to their inebriating effect, lies are enjoyable and because of that, they will be translated into “politics”. Their attraction as ointments explains why those that diagnose their time’s ailment, land in […]

Coming Attractions at the Supreme Court Theater of the Absurd

Why do we let five U.S. Supreme Court justices impose their personal values on over 300 million Americans — in cases these justices have no legitimate authority to decide?

As usual in mid-June, the hearts of Supreme Court junkies beat ever more rapidly as they eagerly await “blockbuster” ex cathedra diktats from on high. Of […]

William F. Buckley, Jr. and the Left Revisited

Some years ago, not long after William F. Buckley, Jr. passed away, I took on writing a book-length project for this site called Crossing Swords: William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Left.

The project, designed as a tribute to Buckley, consisted of a series of essays […]

America’s Anti-Israel President

mhmdatJulie Hirschfeld Davis in a recent New York Times article reviewed Obama’s speech to a synagogue congregation, Adas Yisrael, about three miles from the White House. She writes, “Calling himself an ‘honorary member of the tribe,’ Mr. Obama, wearing a yarmulke [skullcap] and standing at the bimah […]

If The Republicans Won’t Win The Argument There’s No Way They’ll Win The War

clmtdnrs“Climate Denier.”

One of the environmental advocates who coined this term recently revealed to Jean Chemnick, a reporter for E&E, one of the Left’s most potent weapons in dominating the policy discourse (even while, often although not always, losing political battles). Call it the “framing war.”

Chemnick […]

‘Trust Us – We’re the Government’ Isn¹t the Best Justification for These Huge New Power Grabs

trstgvtjpgWe are deep into Year Seven of the Barack Obama Administration. It has not been a great time in the history of government transparency and accountability.

He at the outset sounded good.

“We have to use technology to open up our democracy. It’s no coincidence that one of […]

We the People Must Not Let the Constitution of the United States Die

obmbrncnstnToday, it would seem, that Barack Obama has run into brick walls in the form of the various courts in the land. Which is a good thing. But the still scary thing is that Hillary Clinton is still out there with high poll numbers. Still high enough […]

Crony Socialism: Governments All Over the World Are Messing Up a Free Trade Market

gvtprblmTo quote the late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan, “Government is not the solution to our problem – government is the problem.”

To quote the White Stripes, “I said it once before but it bears repeating”:

“Trade Wars” actually aren’t about trade — they are about government trade […]

Confessing My Secret Love Affair With John Maynard Keynes

Universal ManLet me now publicly reveal my long love affair with John Maynard Keynes. On June 5th, stationed on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, I raised my annual toast to the memory of this great man on the anniversary of his birth.

This year […]

Nebraska Christians Set Example for the Nation on Death Penalty

dthpnltyIn recent years, the Evangelical world has dramatically changed its thinking on capital punishment, as evidenced by the state of Nebraska just abolishing its death penalty. Evangelical and Christian legislators were at the forefront of the repeal effort there.

“My main objection comes from my pro-life values,” […]

The Republican Self-Perception Problem

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“As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful force, and we no longer feel as intensely as we once would have [the] constriction of our liberties.” – Judge Robert Bork

This is a simple principle that […]










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