The American founding and the socio-political tradition that grew out of it provides a good example of the Judeo-Christian ethic’s significance as a foundation of modern liberalism. The American Republic was forged our of a moral and theological consensus that included a number of key principles.Read more ›
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A famous line in our nation’s history, incorporated into the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780, says that “it may be a government of laws, and not of men.” The author of this passage was John Adams, America’s second president. It’s this very basic idea — the rule of law — that was at the core of the American idea and that would make possible the ideal of individual freedom.Read more ›
Just last week at the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., I had the opportunity to speak to a small group of students who were on a field trip to the nation’s capital. What I experienced stunned and disheartened me momentarily. These charming, smart, and ambitious students repelled any connection between their rights and the existence and the authority of God and His Word.Read more ›
Take a look at the faces of seven victims of homosexual tyranny: Aaron and Melissa Klein, and their five children. They had (had) a bakery business of their own in Oregon, until homosexual activists destroyed that. Which side of freedom do you want to be on? You can’t choose to do nothing and keep your hands clean. Your silence gives aid and comfort to the enemy.Read more ›
We have a duty to set expectations for our local police. We must decide: What do we want our police to look like and how involved do we want them to be in fixing social problems? How large is their purview and how strong their hand? We can’t write them a blank check or we’ll lose our liberties paying for it.Read more ›
Thousands of years of human history cannot be overruled by three hours of debate before nine imperfect people. But today that is the best liberals can hope for in the race to upend nature’s law — and nature’s God. Outside the U.S. Supreme Court, where the future of civilization was on trial, people from both sides of the marriage debate soaked in the sun while inside clouds gathered over the question that’s shadowed America for the last 11 years: does the court have a right to force same-sex “marriage” on every state in the union?Read more ›
Recent events, when viewed collectively, leave one wondering what exactly the U.S. government is preparing for and whether American citizens shouldn’t be preparing, as well, for that eventuality when our so-called “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is no longer answerable to “we the people.”Read more ›