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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 […]

Dumb on the 4th of July

la-multi-ani-tuturor-si-anului-nou-2014_377bcd010fe973 A prophet of old once said "my people perish for lack of knowledge." Today, our stunning lack of knowledge of what it is we're really celebrating this weekend means we could be the generation that sees liberty perish in America. Look at what happened this week. Arguably our biggest "win" since the Scott Walker recall […]

Interposition and the Family Dog

tenth-amendment-612x300 Today, I'd like to tell you a story about interposition. You're a good parent.  So let's suppose you think it wise to buy a watchdog so that when your little girl plays in the front yard the dog can protect and defend her from any intruders who may wish to do her harm. After a […]

What Law is – What Law Isn’t – Why it Matters

law_books Last year, the legislature in my state of Maryland, enacted something called Senate Bill 281. This "enactment" (notice, please, that I am not calling it a "law") blatantly violates the God-given right for Marylanders to keep and bear arms for their individual and common defense, and its purpose and intent run contrary to the clear […]

Where Did My America Go?

workisdone America is gone. It kind of fizzled without much fanfare. Everyone came out to look when they heard the car skidding, and quietly went back inside. I know there are many who will adamantly disagree with me: Onward and upward, never surrender, glass half full and that sort of stuff. I have two words for […]

Learning from Nature and Nature's God

1208-Texas-Ten-Commandments_full_600 Contrary to the 20th Century Zeitgeist, it turns out that many things we needed to learn, we didn't learn in kindergarten... or college. In none of our government school [1] classes, did we learn about the "self–eviden[cy]" [2] essential to self-government. Unfortunately, those of us who attended private school did not learn much about natural […]

The Fear of Government Incapacitates

thomas jefferson quote "We have it in our power to begin the world over again." –Thomas Paine Last week my wife, young children and I were touring Arizona and California, reaching out to our citizenry through tea parties, television, radio, gun shows, etc. We were doing our best to wake up the American people to the fact 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 […]

Is Maryland’s Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier a Revolutionary for Praying in Jesus’ Name?

Carroll County (Maryland) Commissioner Robin Frazier Carroll County (Maryland) Commissioner Robin Frazier opened up last Thursday morning's Board of Commissioners budget meeting with a prayer containing references to Jesus Christ. This is, of course, a perfectly normal and appropriate and legal thing to do. When Commissioner Frazier offered the prayer, she was telling the truth and following the law. Now you've […]

The Reality of Political Power

6576d92c891370f2fb520262edb5ba25-714x400 Political power is power over other people. It's as simple as that, and EVERY politician, without exception, wants you to give them that power. That is what they campaign for, the bottom line, the sum and substance of all their hopes and dreams. After all, politics is big business in this country, and even small, […]