Jefferson and Jackson Exiled from Democrat Party in the Name of Inclusiveness

Is the Democrat Party showing it is inclusive or that it wants to pretend that it has no questionable past? Our ancestors sinned. Duh. I don’t mean the ones who were losers and whom history has forgotten. Even our great forefathers who built us a legacy that we enjoy committed serious sins. Does that mean we should reject them and claim they contributed nothing to us? Or does that mean we should forget them and pretend they never existed? I ask because the Democrat Party has decided Read more […]

Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

Time to consider the law and nativity scenes! Tis the season for the heartwarming Christmas letters from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  You know the routine.  Each holiday season these groups send letters to municipalities threatening lawsuits if the recipient municipality will not remove a nativity display from a particular public property. Last Christmas I wrote an article explaining why it is frivolous to remove nativity 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 […]

Secularist Lies About Religion and the Constitution

Anti-Christian extremist groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and People for the American Way hate God and America as it was founded. These “progressive” outfits – along with like-minded politicos, judges, Hollywood elitists and left-wing media-types – hate that this great nation was expressly founded upon the bedrock precepts of the Judeo-Christian tradition. And so, in response, they lash out. They endeavor first to raze our God-blessed America, and then raise, Read more […]

Are States Bound by Supreme Court Decisions?: Let’s Ask Thomas Jefferson

Did our founders set up a restricted national government in terms of power and jurisdiction only to be overruled by five unelected judges who sit on the Supreme Court? Is that what the War for Independence was all about? Instead of having a king and parliament to contend with, our founders chose to turn over their government to untouchable judges? I don’t think so. While Thomas Jefferson was not present when the Constitution was drafted, he is often cited as an authority on limited government 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 […]

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 […]

A Living Constitution Will Kill Us in the End

There has been a great debate going on for about a century about whether the Constitution was carved in stone or was a “living document.” In 2006, Elliott Minsberg, the vice president of the ultra lefty group “People for the American Way” said, “It was the framers intent that the Constitution would adapt to changing circumstances.” In other words, a living Constitution. Most would be surprised that, in my opinion, the founders (I’m guessing) as well as I would agree with Mr. Ginsberg although Read more […]

Obama, His Umbrella, and the State of the Union

As the White House has been slammed with scandals such as Benghazi, Extortion 17, the AP phone tapping scandal, targeting FOX News, and the IRS targeting conservative groups, Obama appeared before the nation at a press conference. In the middle of answering a question about the IRS scandal, it began to rain. Obama had the “audacity” to call up two marines to hold an umbrella for him and the Turkish Prime Minister, stating, “Why don’t we get a couple of Marines [to hold umbrellas.] They’re Read more […]

Liberal Myth of Separating God From the State

Virtually every week there is some outrageous story of an alleged violation of the separation of church and state. They’re becoming so frequent that they are often met with a collective yawn. The crazy thing about all this is how removed these actions are from the clear intent of the founders — as seen in their documents, their actions, words, etc. A lot of times when the pro-religious freedom side fights back, we win. (That’s because the constitution and history are on our side.) But Read more […]

Boston and America’s 200-Year-War with Islam

The Boston bombings, the Fort Hood shootings, the events of 9/11, and numerous international Islamic terrorist activities are only new to people who have no sense of history. Most Americans are familiar with the first line of the United States Marine Corps hymn, “From the halls of Montezuma1 to the shores of Tripoli” but most likely Read more […]“The Halls of Montezuma” refers to the Battle of Chapultepec (1847), during the Mexican-American War, where a force of Marines stormed Chapultepec Castle. [↩]

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 […]