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Why Nativity Scenes Matter in the Public Square

Nativity_scene 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 […]

Sydney Hostage Tragedy and Its American Cousin

141215150223-02-sydney-hostage-flee-horizontal-gallery Just a few days ago, a dangerous and deadly hostage ordeal unfolded in Sydney, Australia.  According to news reports, the Muslim man who perpetrated the event is a self-proclaimed minister of the Islamic state. As a result of his actions, liberties were sacrificed. Lives were lost. And, no matter his motives – and no matter […]

Is Belief in God Required to Hold Office in America?

hand-and-bible There are seven states including Maryland with language in their constitutions that prohibits people who do not believe in God from holding public office. And now, according to a recent New York Times article by Laurie Goodstein, a coalition of nonbelievers including atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers, led and primarily funded by atheist Todd Stiefel, […]

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty_Engraved Outside National Archives in Washington DC_Photo by Vincent J Bove Stewardship is defined as "the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving"! Liberty is: "freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control; freedom from external or foreign rule; and freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc., power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice." The […]

Serious Warning to Gun Rights Supporters in Alabama

image Listen to the audio version of this article Last week, I wrote a short column warning of the very real danger to Alabama residents' gun rights from the proposed Statewide Amendment 3 on the ballot for this November 4th. Here is the proposed amendment: Act 2013-267, HB8, proposes an amendment to Article I, Section 26 […]

Law vs Anti-Law

469165-law-1353480116-387-640x480 America was founded upon the principles of Natural Law.  The Progressives led us into the realms of Legal Positivism.  The vast government apparatus they have constructed has progressed into a dystopian fantasy land beyond law where faceless bureaucrats in an alphabet soup of departments create regulations with the force of law from thin air.  Such […]

Why the Tea Party Failed

1280px-Gadsden_flag-reimagined.svg The tea party movement failed - was co-opted by RINOs and lying progressives - because it was never founded on principles.  It was founded on slogans: "limited government," "the Constitution," "stop the spending," and "abolish the fed."  But they didn't have a principled understanding of these concepts.  They didn't know what the federal government was supposed to […]

Stewardship of the Republic

american_flag_wallpaper_40 Whenever the health of the American Republic is in serious decline, who will take action? You might ask, "What Republic?" It is a rare occasion today when anyone refers to our nation as a republic. Our President, governors, senators/congressmen, government bureaucrats, teachers/professors in our schools and institutes of higher learning, the printed and electronic media, […]

The Solution to Repairing American Morals

if-my-people-1 Today, Americans live in a time of uncertainty that is unlike any other since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Most people see a time that has abandoned morality and virtue, is plagued by confusion and disorder, and is lacking in reason and hope. There is dissolution of the very rules and principles that […]

Christianity in the Classroom?

bible-verse-620x391 We're told by progressives and many public educators that God, specifically the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible, has no place in the classroom. Not only, they say, is this a bad idea, but it's actually breaking the law - a violation of students' religious liberties. Really? I was recently invited to teach a 12-week Constitution […]

Patriotism - Something to Think About

flag2 Most Americans today would call themselves patriots. Would you? But what does that mean…to be an American…to be a patriot? What is the basis for your self-description as a patriotic American? This is something to think about! Words matter. Definitions matter. The way you perceive yourself matters. Is our education system producing people who know […]

The Importance of Knowing American History

ahistorycollage "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The passage I just read, of course, is from the most well known freedom document in the world – our […]