John Adams on Property

Property is surely a right of mankind as really as liberty. Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, to countenance the majority in dividing all the property among them, or at least, in sharing it equally with its present possessors. Debts would be abolished Read more […]

Today’s Dedication of Atheist Monument Claims We are Dust in the Wind

The American Atheists will dedicate their atheist monument today. We sent a camera crew to capture the moment. Atheists will proclaim to the world that human beings are a conglomeration of atoms with electricity animating the particles. There is nothing special about you and me. All we are is dust in the wind, and today’s courts are making it official. The American Atheists and our nation’s courts will claim they have history on their side. They will be wrong as these brief examples show: Jefferson Read more […]

Supreme Court Announces America’s Death Sentence

Homosexuals across the land are celebrating in force as the US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, thus opening the door to nationwide same-sex marriage. President Obama had used an executive nullification order when he told Attorney General Eric Holder to no longer enforce the federal law.  More states then took the initiative to enact their own laws to legalize same-sex marriages and like a cancer, the deadly disease of gay marriage has been rapidly spreading Read more […]

Treaty of Tripoli: America Not “Founded on the Christian Religion”

For a number of years I have debated atheists who claim that America was established as a secular nation based on an excerpted line from the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli and that religion was regulated to the private world of thought and church attendance. If you believe atheists, every founding member of America going back to 1607 was a budding Richard Dawkins wannabe, an atheist born out of time. The facts of history do not support the atheists’ claim as I’ve pointed out in several books and dozens Read more […]

Atheist Monument Finds It Hard to Find Atheists to Quote

On June 29, the American Atheists will unveil America’s first atheist monument on government property at the Bradford County Courthouse in Florida. The monument is a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. A lot of ignorant people viewing the monument will get the idea that Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin were atheists. They weren’t. O’Hair was an atheist and the founder of the American Atheists, but Read more […]

Promoting a Virtuous Society, Part 1

Americans regularly make reference to “this great democracy” (we aren’t technically a democracy, by the way) or “the republic, for which it stands” (that’s more like it … kind of) or “the last great hope against Communism/Muslim theocracy/you-name-it-ism.” For some reason, we think that our form of government is eminently exportable simply because it is the most perfect form of government ever devised. Yes, it may be the best. But, like any governing apparatus, its efficacy depends Read more […]

Stand Up Now or Be Strapped Down Later

Can you imagine a world in which the Holocaust never occurred? Or a World War that never took place? Can you imagine all the lives that would have been saved, families that never had to be bereaved of their children, and the millions of men, women, and children whose lives could have been spared? If only the people would have stopped the destruction before it took place. No one ever expected the Holocaust to happen. Who could have imagined that such evil embodied through Hitler and his regime Read more […]

Thomas Jefferson Carried Pocket Pistols Without a Permit

Thomas Jefferson was an admirer of the writings of Cesare Beccaria (1738–1794). Jefferson often wrote passages word for word from Beccaria in a Commonplace Book (a journal). One such passage was a denouncement of laws which forbid di portor le armi, in other words, “to forbid the bearing, carrying or wearing of arms.” At the end of this rather lengthy passage was the money quotation, as it were copied from Beccaria’s An Essay on Crimes & Punishments: “Does the execution of this Read more […]

What Americans Really Believe about Homosexual Marriage

In light of the Supreme Court hand-picking the issue of homosexual marriage this week – an issue that has been settled by our Creator, the laws of our republic and the righteous compliance of the American people – I thought it was important to ask where the American people are deriving the belief that radical homosexual marriage is accepted by a majority of our citizens. Fact: At least 33 states have voted down homosexual marriage. During the state’s Proposition 8 battle, 7 million Californians Read more […]

Obama Praises Muslims While Thomas Jefferson Didn’t Trust Them

The following remarks were made by President Obama at an Iftar Dinner for Muslims held at in the East Room at the White House: As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson.  And that’s a reminder, Read more […]