Without Freedom, Being Unpopular Is Dangerous

While political power expands, it becomes unsafe to have unpopular ideas about homosexual marriage or many other things. Kevin Williams wrote a brilliant and sobering essay at the National Review: “War on the Private Mind.” Adlai Stevenson famously offered this definition: “A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” We do not live in that society. Barack Obama can run for office as an anti-gay-marriage candidate — which he did, more than once — and that is a ho-hum Read more […]

Islamic Fascism: The Battle of Our Time

Once again, a Muslim gunman has lashed out at Western civilization over the weekend, killing two people and wounding several others in a brief terror spree in Copenhagen. It’s a sign of our times and should serve as yet another warning of things to come. Twenty-two-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was shot and killed by Danish police who cornered him at a metro station early Sunday. El-Hussein is believed to be the suspect who shot up a conference on free expression and Islam, then proceeded Read more […]

The Structure of Liberty

America is in trouble. It’s not just the economy.  It is not just the troubles in the inner cities of our land.  No, the greatest threat is to the very purpose for which our ancestors came to these shores – religious freedom. Religious persecution in America is now a reality. The following stories came my way this week that illustrate that, first is Pastor Kent Hovind.  Pastor Kent Hovind, a powerful advocate of biblical creationism who has already served almost 100 months in federal Read more […]

False Gods Are Tyrants that Never Give Rest

Our culture is bound by many tyrants that never give rest to the weary. Ideas have consequences, and especially false ideas about God. The god of a particular culture is that entity which is above the law because it is the ultimate source of law. It is that to which all allegiance and loyalty is due. If that one to whom all loyalty is due is not the One True God, the God of the Bible, then that culture is worshiping an idol. As I listened to a candidate for County Executive this week, Read more […]

Count the Cost: What Is Liberty Worth?

Is it worth paying the cost of freedom? Our Founding Fathers considered this when they signed the Declaration of Independence, a bold creed announcing why we should be free.  Rather than react out of emotion they carefully pondered known truths and reasoned about the value of being free.  They stood on the authority of the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God that they understood entitled them to freedom.  They considered the unalienable rights endowed by God including life, liberty and the pursuit Read more […]

Will We Be Ignorant or Free?

You have to choose: ignorant or free. “Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.” Let me quote Thomas Jefferson again, “Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.” When Jefferson, the principle author of the American Declaration of Independence, wrote these words, he was expressing a truth that relatively few Americans appreciate today. You see, an elected –or appointed official at the local, Read more […]

Happy Birthday To Rose Wilder Lane, American Heroine Of Liberty

The daughter of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder was born this day in 1886. Rose Wilder Lane became a wealthy writer in her time. In addition to working as a journalist, she wrote several novels and was probably an aid to her mother in writing or at least editing what we now know as The Little House on the Prairie series of eight books. At one time she traveled through the USSR with the Red Cross and became a bitter foe of all forms of collectivism and a defender and advocate of traditional American 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 […]

CISPA Passes with “Bi-Partisan” Support

Do you really still believe in bi-partisan politics? Do you really think there’s a significant difference between the Republicans and Democrats? If you do, you just haven’t been paying attention. The fact is that the whole Republican/Democrat dichotomy is a false bifurcation designed to make you feel like you have a choice. But you don’t. The whole thing is rotten. The “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,” like the “Patriot” Act, is a ruse designed to further destroy your Read more […]

Malt Corn, Statesmen, and Hypocrites

State of the Union? What State of the Union? I watched an episode of Moonshiners off my DVR and learned a whole lot more. I also read a little bit; not a bad alternative to allowing my blood pressure to skyrocket as a smug little man tells me how great things are going, but that there’s still much to do. Whatever. I learned instead that the natural yeast from malt corn doesn’t cause a hangover. I also learned, from reading Leonard Read, that “no individual keenly aware of his limitations Read more […]

Authoritarian Obamacare VS The Freedom To Enjoy Life’s Risks

“Your freedom is likely to be someone else’s harm.” So said one Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center, a bioethics-research organization. He was referring to proverbial Paul’s poor health decisions, such as eating too much and smoking, having a deleterious affect on both Peter’s lungs and wallet One of the rarely spoken-of secondary effects of the government’s new involvement with virtually everybody’s health care, through Obamacare, is that the government now has a vested interest in all Read more […]

Ron Paul: The federal government is Nero

Ron Paul gave a one-hour speech on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday. Paul is leaving Congress in January and said that this address is likely “the last time I speak on the House floor.” In typical Ron Paul fashion, he left no doubt as to what he thinks about the current state of America and about the disastrous effects of big government and wild deficit spending; what he referred to as “a major financial crisis and… a foreign policy that would overextend us and undermine Read more […]