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"The Founding Fathers Reconsidered" Considered

The Founding Fathers Reconsidered R.B. Bernstein Oxford University Press, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-19-983257-6 238 pgs.  R. B. Bernstein leads the reader down three important and intertwined roads in The Founding Fathers Reconsidered. The first explores the importance of the Constitution

A Soundtrack for a New Upheaval

The upheavals of the sixties had political and cultural contexts – the war in Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement. There is a great debate about the relationship between culture and politics; a which-came-first conundrum similar to the vexed “chicken

Federalists, Whigs and Progressives

As our imperious head of state takes his most recent ill-timed vacation and the stock market falls, the ranks of unemployed Americans grows, and crises and commotions remain unresolved the dustbin of history is being prepared. Anger at failed leftist

Profit and Loss of Character

Character always matters. Character is the foundation of civilizations, it is the font of understanding a person’s value and values. People of discernment always judge a person based upon their character or want of it. At the core of character

Debt and Duty

This has been a difficult week; debt crisis resolution talks going to the last moment in Washington, an horrific mass murder by a lunatic in Norway, and an aborted followup attack on Fort Hood by a Muslim US soldier. It’s

A Turning of the Tide: Tennessee Passes Anti-Terrorism Bill

The passage of SB1028/HB1353 (Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011) in the Tennessee Legislature on May 21, 2011 after months of controversy, and inaccurate and misleading reporting in local and national media marks a sea-change moment in America’s

Concise Guide To Islamic Hate Speech and Intolerance

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. – Hamlet (1.4.90), Marcellus to Horatio The statement above is obvious and redundant. Something is rotten in Denmark, but also in Canada, United Kingdom, Finland, Austria, and most importantly, in the United

1988 Redux-Mitt Romney’s Willie Horton?

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney announced on April 11 that he is “formally exploring a presidential bid”. As such, because a 2012 Romney run would be a repetition of his 2008 attempt at presidential power, a look back is

An Unfortunate Association: RomneyCare and ObamaCare

The former Governor of Massachusetts and semi-declared candidate for President, Mr. Romney, has the Massachusetts health care “solution” called now “RomneyCare” (a plan upon which the widely unpopular “Obama Care” plan is based) to discuss with the American people. For

1988 Redux – Mitt Romney's Willie Horton?

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney announced on April 11 that he is “formally exploring a presidential bid”. As such, because a 2012 Romney run would be a repetition of his 2008 attempt at presidential power, a look back is

Arab Spring 2011 – Hopes and Fears

The attention of the world is focused now on the Arab world. We are watching a fault line cracking; decades old political constructs of tyranny and abuse are being challenged and overturned across the Arab Muslim world. When the upheavals

'Chrislam' – Core Values Without a Core

Two great challenges facing the West in our nasty and brutish post 9 -11 world are how to interact with Muslim states and if it is possible to integrate Muslim citizens into our open, too often self-destructive, hyper-tolerant cultures. The

So Alone – JFK and the Unspeakable

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died & Why It Matters by James W. Douglass Orbis Books, 2008 510 pages, with Appendix, Notes and Index. – One month before his trip to Dallas, President John F. Kennedy returned to Boston.

Re-Examining the Origins of the Crusades

Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization by John J. O’Neill Felibri.com: August, 2009; 266 pages. From 9/11, Madrid, Bali, London, Mumbai, to Fort Hood and beyond, thoughtful people across the West are re-examining and re-assessing our understanding

Addressing TSA Waste….at the Ritz

The operative descriptor of the Obama Administration and how it interacts with the American people from Presidential aloofness and perceived ambivalence to TSA airport intrusive gropery is tone deafness. The newest example of our ruling elite’s tone deafness is the

The Anti Anti-Jihad Crowd

The absence of yellow in the color scheme of some newspapers should not be misconstrued as indicative of the quality of “journalism” to be found therein. Recent scribblings in The Tennessean of Nashville are a case in point. The “religion

That Utter Failure Multiculturalism

In a speech to members of her Christian Democratic Union party in Potsdam on October 16, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drove a stake through the heart of European Utopian fantasies. Referring to the influx of foreign workers to Germany since

Global Warming Proponents' Fantasies Fulfilled

A surprisingly honest pro-global warming film meant to promote the UK “10:10” carbon reduction effort was recently pulled from its sponsoring organization’s website. Believe it or not, this film is not a deliberate parody. The purpose of the film is

Understanding Liberal Disillusionment – Part 2

The rejection of the religious world-view of the founders is not a theoretical matter; it is a central theme in American Progressive leftist politics. On September 15th President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Mr. Obama quoted the Declaration

Understanding Liberal Disillusionment – Part 1

The idea that Judeo-Christian religious morality is the basis of a just society is a foundational concept in the creation of the United States. This once pervasive concept has now fallen from favor within certain loud segments of society regardless

Never Forget: Nine Years Late – Sea Change

The mistaken new Oval Office rug in which one quote is falsely attributed and another is taken out of context is both food for the foot as well as a heartening reminder that, like rugs, societal ignorance and confusion do