About Dr. Robert Owens

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. His books include; The Constitution Failed, The Azusa Street Revival, America Won the Vietnam War, and NEVER FORGET! You can follow Dr. Owens on Twitter and Facebook
Website: http://drrobertowens.com
robertowens has written 67 articles so far, you can find them below.

Why Do We Have a Bill of Rights?

bill-of-rights-hero-lg In any free society, that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law.  In our nation, when it came time for the ratification of the Constitution it would have been impossible to gain the votes needed if the […]

Why Gridlock in Washington is a Good Thing

Washington-Gridlock Gridlock is one of the greatest blessings bestowed upon us by the Framers.  It is a natural result of the checks and balances built into the system to stop any temporary majority from fundamentally changing the country.  If it wasn't for the checks and balances, FDR would have completely socialized the country back in the […]

This is Why Liberty Dies

death of liberty To understand why liberty is imperiled in our country today, we must first state clearly and unequivocally what is liberty.  Then and only then can we understand what is necessary for its preservation as well as see what is undermining it today.  Liberty is the absence of coercion and the freedom to act upon your […]

People in Government Lie to Us Because They Can

obama-liar-liar When faced with the highest levels of unemployment in American History why does the government trumpet a falling unemployment rate?  In the face of overwhelming evidence of ineptness at best in Benghazi why do our hacks and their flacks insult us with answers like, "Dude this was two years ago!"  With the obvious politicization of […]

Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?

dead-elephant With what could be a wave election on the horizon in November due to the unpopularity of Obamacare, why is the Republican leadership raising the white flag?  With the end result being a perpetual Democrat lock on the White House if amnesty brings tens of million illegals out of the shadows and into the voter […]

Why did We Write the US Constitution in the First Place?

constitution Besides regulating the division of authority, constitutions written to limit government must contain substantive rules. They need to establish general principles which will govern the specific acts of the legislature.  Therefore, the essence of a constitution involves not only a hierarchy of power and authority it also establishes a hierarchy of laws.  The founding principles […]

Would We the People Ratify the Constitution Today?

United-States-Constitution We the People are the opening words of the preamble to the Constitution.  Many patriots glory in that name, "We the People" holding it aloft as a banner against the encroachments of an ever expanding central government.   In the minds of many, it is connected somehow to Lincoln's famous description of America's government, "Of the […]

Yes, America Did Build That

constitution-scroll-small I have often been tempted to believe that the greatest contribution of the British people to the world has been the concept of a private limited liability company.  It was the development of this concept that created the environment for the invisible hand of capitalism to create the dynamic free economy.  And it was that […]

You Say You Want a Revolution

revolution loading Our revolution changed the world. Our Declaration of Independence proclaims self-evident truths. That all men are created equal, they're endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These words shook a world held in the vise-grip of hereditary privilege inspiring people around the globe. Our Constitution […]

Between Anarchy and Tyranny, There is Liberty

liberty The problem with anarchy is that it must become organized to accomplish anything.  Then like militant apathy it declares war against the machine never realizing that it is merely another cog in the wheel that grinds itself to dust.    The Law of Liberty defines that space where an individual is secure and free to live […]

Liberty & Democracy Are Not the Same Thing

liberty bell What words mean is important.  The ability to speak, to transfer complex and symbolic knowledge from one person to another is one of the hallmarks of humanity.  When words lose their meaning communication loses its ability to transmit thoughts.  Obviously words can change their meanings over time.  One example is the word prevent.  This word […]

Whose Responsibility is It?

responsibility-1 God makes all of us to be round pegs in round holes. In a free society if we end up a round peg in a square hole…..that's on us. There is no feeling worse than believing we have squandered our talents, wasted our life, and made no difference in our short time upon the world […]