A Meditation on the Fourth of July

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 […]

The So-Called Rubio Problem

There is lots to appreciate about Marco Rubio. His Cuban background offers him an enviable connection with the Latino population. There are over 25 million Latin voters eligible to vote. And Latin voters pick out the unsophisticated American candidates trying to brave their way into the Hispanic community with their 2nd grade spanish. Rubio has the charisma and the rhetoric to shine in this coming election season. Political ideologies and differences aside, he is a fine candidate. [See also Read more […]

The Radical Biblicism of Manny Pacquiao

The most expensive match in boxing history is now behind us. Manny Pacquiao’s under-dog status, his charisma were not enough to defeat the undefeatable Floyd Mayweather. Floyd is now 48-0. One more victory puts him in the same league as the legendary Rocky Marciano. But the things behind the scene of this magnanimous match is what has caught the attention of many in the media. Mayweather is an extraordinary fighter. He happens to be also an extraordinary domestic abuser. His well and hideously Read more […]

5 Reasons I am Thrilled with Rand Paul’s Candidacy for President

“Today I announce with God’s help, with the help of liberty lovers everywhere, that I am putting myself forward as a candidate for President of the United States of America.” – Rand Paul The two most conservative candidates, in my estimation, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, have announced they are going to run for president. The announcement of Rand Paul’s candidacy today has drawn remarkable coverage from the left and the right. I speak as only one member of the KC community, but as it stands, Read more […]

The Optimism of Christmas Hymns

Our Christmas hymns demonstrate an optimism that is often better than what is found in current Christian “theologizing” about the future. Have you noticed the optimistic nature of Christmas hymns? A few examples will suffice [mainly taken from R. J. Rushdoony’s piece found here]. The very famous Isaac Watts “Joy to the World!” which says: No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found. He rules the Read more […]

Thoughts on Ferguson and Race

Here I stand: a Latin American analyzing the Ferguson scene. What follows is a less-than-eloquent analysis, but an analysis nevertheless. I have little to offer, except to say that I have been racially profiled on several occasions. At one time, when my hair was longer, I was stopped consistently at the airport. I have been asked if my country of origin is Morocco, Peru, or Guatemala, among others. I am actually from Brazil. My country has not been in a war in over 100 years. Lula, our former Read more […]