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Is Congress Crossing the Line into Purging History to “Fight Racism”?

confederate race reconciliation Purging history isn’t going to do anything to spread tolerance or end bigotry because such actions constitute intolerant bigotry. As I said before, it is completely appropriate for voters in a state (through their representatives or by some direct referendum depending on how the system is set up) to remove a Confederate flag from state property or to stop allowing a Confederate flag as a license plate option. The Confederate battle flag does represent racism in the minds of many citizens and Read more [...] Continue reading →

The ACLU Finally Finds a Chief Executive Who Should Obey the Law

obamaPen Perhaps the ACLU might try to show us some commitment to principle? Or is that not possible? The ACLU is mad at the Oklahoma governor. According to Tulsa World, “Gov. Mary Fallin, monument unmoved by Supreme Court's Ten Commandments ruling.” Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday said the Ten Commandments monument will stay at the Capitol despite a court ruling that said it violated the state Constitution and must be removed. Fallin said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has asked the Oklahoma Read more [...] Continue reading →

Is Islam a Threat to America?

09122012Islam We recently moved to the beautiful state of North Carolina – one of the fastest growing states in the nation. My family attended one of the local churches and a guest preacher was speaking about the church’s outreach to the ever-growing populace from all over the nation, and the world. The preacher explained that North Carolina has changed from a small town feel where everyone assumed his or her neighbor attended a church in the Christian faith. Now, people of many faiths, or no faith at Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Meditation on the Fourth of July

Declaration of Independence This was written the day before the Fourth of July but it is still worth reflecting upon after the holiday weekend is over. We are nearing the 4th of July. It is a time of joy and celebration. And we hope to satiate our hunger tomorrow with good drinks, good food, and good friends. But beyond all the fireworks, parades, and the good and healthy national festivities, we will also remember that in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies Read more [...] Continue reading →

Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day!

declaration of Independence_02 Yes, many observers have described the movement we celebrate on July 4 as a Presbyterian rebellion. Looking for someone to blame for the demise of freedom in America? Perhaps you need look no further than your local Presbyterian elder who has completely neglected the application of God's truth for the civil realm. "John Calvin was the virtual founder of America" -- influential German historian, Leopold Von Ranke (1795-1886) Don't like taking the word of an historian? Then consider the statement Read more [...] Continue reading →

A Lesbian Academic on Homosexual Orthodoxy

camille paglia Not all "gays" or Lesbians buy into the irrational homosexual orthodoxy that is popular in the media and with the Supreme Court. Back in the nineties I really appreciated Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae and her first book of essays. But I missed her second book. While researching on homosexuality I stumbled on this web page of quotations from an essay in her book Vamps and Tramps. Even though this is from the nineties I think her observations are still quite relevant today. So I’m reproducing Read more [...] Continue reading →

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a Full Brownshirt Fascist

ultimate general gettysberg Apple has removed a Civil War computer game from their store because a Confederate battle flag is displayed in it. I thought Warner Brothers’ termination of “Dukes of Hazard” toys was insane (and it is!) but this is even worse. It showed up in my twitter feed and I assumed (or hoped) was some new satire site. If you've been watching the news recently, you'll know of the huge debate in the U.S over the role of the Confederate flag in contemporary America. Many see it as Read more [...] Continue reading →

God’s Education Plan

school bus stop One of the unanswered questions with the riots in Baltimore is who was behind the aggressive social media campaign to organize a “purge” that would start at the Mondawmin Mall at precisely 3 PM on a Monday afternoon? The spark that ignited that Monday’s pandemonium it appears started with high school students on social media, who were discussing a “purge” — a reference to a film in which laws are suspended for a specific period of time. Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby told Read more [...] Continue reading →

Why do Kids Repel God?

declaration of Independence_02 Perhaps because "education" was designed to repel God. Just last week at the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., I had the opportunity to speak to a small group of students who were on a field trip to the nation’s capital.  What I experienced stunned and disheartened me momentarily.  These charming, smart, and ambitious students repelled any connection between their rights and the existence and the authority of God and His Word. Even when I quoted the Declaration of Independence: Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Myth of Right-Wing Fascists, Nazis, and Cultists

dont drink the kool aid The Jim Jones cultists were not a religious group but a Marxist dictatorship—a mini-Cuba. A movie called “Sacrament” will be in Theaters on June 6 and is currently available on iTunes and It is an R-rated suspense thriller. I don’t know that I will see it. But the reason it is important is because it is based partially on the story of Jim Jones and the Guyana mass suicide. Furthermore, it is important because it provides more accuracy regarding that horrible episode than Read more [...] Continue reading →

An Executive Branch Full of Lawmakers Is Killing Freedom

constitution founding Apathy in Congress is killing freedom too, as they do nothing to dismantle these bureaucracies. Our own apathy is also deadly. If you like freedom—and want your children to experience any semblance of liberty—you must understand the principles outlined in this piece by Senator Mike Lee. Beyond that, we must apply that understanding in how we vote, and how we act in the civil sphere. [See also, “Unable to Hurt Cruz, GOP Daggers Are Out for Mike Lee.”] In America—as in no nation Read more [...] Continue reading →

Poor and Rich Alike Better Off without a Welfare State

Greetings_from_the_Welfare_State The welfare state is training us to think there is no welfare without the state. That is a lie. Yes, Virginia (and all 49 other states), people actually did care for the poor before government realized it was a huge political winner. Private citizens invested their own time and resources, and truly cared about the outcome. A great article explaining this fact has been posted at the Cobden Center: “A World without a Welfare State.” We live in an era in which few can even conceive of a world Read more [...] Continue reading →