Politics & Religion

Defending the House GOP Agenda

Posted by on March 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm

As a political conservative, I have been waiting for quite awhile for the time when our leaders and representatives in the U.S. federal government would start chopping away at some of the unneeded and unwanted federal bureaucracy and regulatory restrictions and other laws that are a blight on our nation. From what I have seen […]

Jesus Was NOT a Social Justice Warrior

Posted by on February 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

“Jesus is the most famous Social Justice Warrior of all time.”  — misguided gamer on Tumblr I thought that title might get your attention. I also wouldn’t be surprised if some of you are already formulating your objections. I mean, isn’t it obvious that Jesus was a SJW, given all his attention to and instructions […]

Sojourners Among the Hebrews vs. Illegal Immigrants in America

Posted by on January 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”  — Leviticus 19:33-34 (ESV) […]

Why I Will Still (Reluctantly) Vote for Trump

Posted by on October 16, 2016 at 11:26 pm

“[W]e do not have the choice to vote for [some] ideal candidate but only for the real ones that are on the ticket. In an ideal world this would not happen, but we do not live in an ideal world…. [W]e can only choose the best one available, not the best one conceivable. And as […]

How to Defeat Terrorism

Posted by on August 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

“If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”  — Sun Tzu One of the biggest issues in national security today is what to do — what can be done? — about the rise in terrorism. Specifically, the terrorism that is perpetrated and supported by those who hold to a […]

Khizr Khan and Sharia Law

Posted by on August 7, 2016 at 8:53 pm

“We already have creeping Sharia law in this country.”  — Mark Levin, political commentator, author, and radio host By now, we’ve all heard Khizr Khan’s speech (or part of it) at the Democratic National Convention, including his critical comments directed at Donald Trump and his ideas about banning Muslim immigrants. Khan had every right to […]

Calvin Coolidge’s Independence Day Speech (1926)

Posted by on July 3, 2016 at 6:55 pm

President Calvin ‘Silent Cal’ Coolidge was known as a “quiet and somber man whose sour expression masked a dry wit.” He was a small-government conservative Republican who fought for racial equality and “embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class.” He could also give one heckuva good speech, as exemplified here. (Fwiw, this is […]

Why the Left Should Be Pro-Life

Posted by on November 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm

“Secularists, for various reasons, have a notoriously low birth rate by comparison to their more religious neighbors. And, according to Darwinistic expectations, strong populations will inevitably multiply, dominating smaller, weaker ones. By failing to produce offspring, Secular society will eventually be judged and found wanting by its own dogmatics.”  — Wes Walker, writer With my […]

The Right to Refuse Service

Posted by on July 11, 2015 at 11:30 pm

“We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” “No shirt, no shoes, no service.” — signs posted on restaurants nationwide I’m sure you have all heard about the “Sweet Cakes” case, in which Aaron and Melissa Klein were recently ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to a lesbian couple because they refused to […]

On Ethical Monotheism and Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted by on February 22, 2015 at 9:40 pm

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”  — Friedrich Nietzsche, influential 19th-century philosopher and cultural critic Late last year, I posted excerpts from the Introduction to Dr. David Bentley Hart’s book, Atheist Delusions. I finally starting reading the rest of the book — slowly, now and then — and am really appreciating Hart’s […]

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