Resistance to Tyranny

“Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God” It is a provocative phrase, but if Benjamin Franklin had his way, it would have been on our national seal, complete with a scene from the book of Exodus. Thomas Jefferson liked the sentiment so much he used it as his personal seal. It isn’t surprising that a... Continue Reading →

Truth Drift

One of the most critical capacities an individual can possess right now is a finely tuned B.S. Radar. There are so many lies and half-lies floating through our culture, an individual needs to be proactive about telling the differences between what is true and what is false. Critical thinking is at a premium right now... Continue Reading →

On Liberty

Love for a thing will reform it far better than hate. I have always loved July the 4th. Our families gather for good food, we watch fireworks displays in town as well as around the nation, and I am reminded again of a unique confluence of historical events that produced this unique experiment in political... Continue Reading →

Lies and the Power of Truth

Several common experiences rise to the surface when you read the literature of political dissidents during the middle of the 20th century. These individuals lived under the heel of the Soviet Union and experienced the full force of communism. Several of them saw things clearly that we, as a society, are having a hard time... Continue Reading →

Is Common Sense on the Ropes?

Totalitarian propaganda can outrageously insult common sense only where common sense has lost its validity.Hannah Arendt In the historical record, it seems it is normal for normal people to worry they are losing their minds while totalitarians come to power. Propaganda, censorship, and the use of violence are so common, that we can scarcely read... Continue Reading →

Bonhoeffer and Loving Our Enemies

Every Christian needs to be informed of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A theologian and pastor, he also enters the historical record as a spy, a cultural prophet, and eventually a martyr. He pastored and led during the rise of Nazi Germany, through World War II, and lost his life in a concentration camp hours... Continue Reading →

“Live Not By Lies”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn penned an essay titled, “Live Not By Lies” in 1974, and it contains a lot of wisdom for people who feel the force of coerced opinion and speech codes in our culture today. If you don’t know about Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s life, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with him. He was a dissident... Continue Reading →

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