Fear of Fear Itself

I see this phrase all the time: “They hate us, they really hate us”. It is offered as an explanation of why the left is so rabidly confrontational and irrational these days – but after several conversations with local lefties this week, I have concluded that it is not really hate, it is something close…

The New Oath

Black’s Law Dictionary defines the term “oath” as: “Any form of attestation by which a person signifies that he is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully…” America requires oaths of office for public officials, for lawyers and judges and for presidents. The Pledge of Allegiance is an oath and many clubs…

De Cive (The Citizen)

In his 1642 publication of “De Cive” (The Citizen), Thomas Hobbes introduced the idea of “bellum omnium contra omnes” or translated, the “war of all against all”. Hobbes deduces that this is the state of nature in which each man has equal right to resources and this equal right eventually results in violent conflict over…

A Mini-Malthusian Moment

Concurrent with whatever damage they do, crises – whether real or manufactured – sharpen the focus of the people who experience and survive them. The various disruptions in the established patterns of living caused by shortages, deprivation, and prohibitions cause people to question “luxury” aspects of their lives that have become routine. Once people discover…

God Bless the USA

If you can listen to this without getting chills, you don’t understand what this nation is and what it means. I can feel pride welling up in my chest and tears beginning to flow every time I hear this song. This one is especially powerful in these times of hate and uncertainty – this is…

1620 vs. 1619

On this July 4th Eve, I want to remind Americans about something – this nation was founded on a choice, a choice that was eventually reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance and the Constitution of the United States. The dishonest 1619 project would have you believe that America was founded in 1619…