Reasons for Religious Exemption

With COVID-19 vaccine mandates looming, or in some cases, already here, the matter of exemptions to the mandates have come to the forefront. There are exemptions based on medical conditions or “matters of conscience”, and there is the possibility in some cases of being able to claim a religious exemption to the mandates. The COVID-19... Continue Reading →

Protecting Liberty for All

Protecting the liberties of citizens necessarily entails protecting the liberties of people with little to no social influence or power. A civilization protects them so that the liberties of the least among us can be secured. If we become soft on or unequal in the protection of liberties, those who lose theirs first will be... Continue Reading →

Should CRT be Taught in Schools?

If so, I have one question: Will it be taught the same way Christianity is taught? As we prepare for the start of school in the fall of 2021, a new battle is raging between academics and teacher unions on one side, and parents and religious/political conservatives on the other. The battle ground is Critical... Continue Reading →

The Hopelessness of Critical Theory

There is so much confusion about Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory, it is often hard to cut through the smoke and get to substance. The proponents of CT/CRT often deny the implications of their theory, even changing the vocabulary they use to dodge responsibility. The applications of the theory appear so fast, they are... Continue Reading →

The “Not-So-Much” For The People Act

ONLY THE MOB and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself; the masses have to be won by propaganda. Under conditions of constitutional government and freedom of opinion, totalitarian movements struggling for power can use terror to a limited extent only and share with other parties the necessity of winning adherents... Continue Reading →

Thinking Carefully about Social Justice

Possibly the dominant issue in the Western culture today is social justice and all of the sociological, political, and philosophical fallout that comes with it. Some of the most culturally significant books and public thinkers right now are detailing one view of social justice or another, or analyzing the shape of our culture as it... Continue Reading →

Some (not so) Random Quotes

I have been spending time with the philosophy and economics of Marxism/Socialism/Communism, as well as the writings of mid-20th century dissidents who endured and resisted the evil they lived under. I have known, since reading Marx in the 90s, that it is a hard-core atheistic philosophy, and that it gets everything about the human experience... Continue Reading →

Shoveling Virtue

Every now and then you get a peek into the heart and mind of someone who is dramatically different from you. We often hold assumptions about what is going on in their heads, but on a good day, we check ourselves and realize we don’t know what they are really thinking. “They can’t be that... Continue Reading →

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