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Nonage and the Death of Liberty

As time passes, every culture exhibits stages of maturity – a defined lifecycle. As times change and the old are replaced by the young, a culture progresses and mores and attitudes change as the members and their perspectives change. The maturity level of a given culture is often expressed by the maturity level of the…

c. 1495
Tempera on wood, 62 × 91 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Digital restoration: Dale Cotton, http://daystarvisions.com

The Age of Calumny

“Where-ever Law ends, tyranny begins.” ~ John Locke One – and possibly the most – important historical aspect of the American system has been its stability and consistency. Americans have always been able to rest assured that what a thing means today, it will mean tomorrow. America has frowned on ex post facto (retroactive) approaches…

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The Road to Orania

Let’s get this right out of the way – this is NOT a post advocating racial segregation or white supremacy – it is commentary designed to generate thoughtful conversation through real world examples. That said, here we go: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” That’s Herb Stein’s Law. Stein was, of course,…

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Under the Micah-scope

I wanted to share something that has been on my mind since last week. Strangely, as the last few days have passed, it has brought me both peace and strength. I believe in God. I do struggle with organized religion – Religion, Inc. – with its mega-churches and deified pastors but thanks to the small,…

The Fall From Grace

I oppose gay marriage – I support gay unions in a legal sense but a legal contract can never be marriage. When my wife and I met with our pastor prior to getting married, we were clearly told that our union was tripartite – between she, me and God. What God has blessed, let no…

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The Great Colonizer

How many of your history teachers taught you about the Great Emancipator’s plan to ship the freed slaves off to colonies in Africa? Very few, I would assume. None of mine did. Colonization was a popular answer to the issue of what to do with freed slaves. l know that some people in the GOP…

A Case of Race Based Stockholm Syndrome

“So, I consider myself a proud modern American progressive, and I think that’s the kind of philosophy and practice that we need to bring back to American politics.” ~ Hillary Clinton, Democratic debate, July 23, 2007 Why do African-Americans vote Democratic en masse? Why do they turn to progressivism in such a lock-step manner when…