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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 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 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to […]

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 […]

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 […]