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 →

The IRS Weighs In

The last four to five years have been tumultuous for Christians and their politics. As much as any time in my adult life, Christians have argued about the dynamic of holding to the Christian faith and voting one way or another. Taken to another level, we have watched the tendency of Christians of different theological... Continue Reading →

The Real Easter Is Better

The recently elected Senator from Georgia has been hailed by some as a long-awaited Christian presence in the U.S. Senate. He makes political hay of his ordination, his views on the tyrant Fidel Castro are wishy-washy at best, and openly supports full access to abortion, including partial birth abortion. These behaviors immediately disqualify him as... 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 →

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 →

Insight into Worldview

As President Biden lines up his nominees, there are individuals in the que who give us a glimpse into the worldview of the new administration. Some have been soft on China’s relationship with Africa through China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”. Many have zero background in the area they are being asked to serve, and in... 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 →

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 →

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