Why Do We Obey?
How can a law be illegitimate? Isn’t this an oxymoronic question? It is a question that brings us to the concept that there can be a difference between what is legal and what is right. This is the debate between those who believe in Legal Positivism and those who believe in Natural Rights. Legal positivists “believe that the only legitimate sources of law are those | Read More »
RIGHT and WRONG, Not Left and Right, “Americans, a Garden of Good and Evil, or Whatever ‘IS’ Is”
Americans in the Garden of Good and Evil “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for evil.” –Isaiah 5:20 Words used to have universal meanings. For example, “Woe,” is a biblical term meaning, “uh oh” and “big problems are coming.” I think everyone “gets it” even | Read More »
The resilience of natural law
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has a new book entitled “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” The book, building off a popular speech she gave in 2010, encourages women to stop holding back their career ambitions and push hard for success, using decisions from Sandberg’s own life as examples. Reviewing the book at Fox News, Suzanne Venker, vice president of | Read More »
It’s Not About Hunting
“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory, and might I add, nor the bullet for its swift precision. I love only that which they defend.” – J.R.R. Tolkien The gun-control debate is once again on the front burner, as always, following a tragic media-gasm. Diane Feinstein is back to calling | Read More »
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Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction
Across this great nation, every day, the culture war rages. One can see it in the comments section of every major news story. It is broadcast to the world in a million ways. The seething, Alinsky-style personal attacks of the left and the intentional avoidance of logical discussion combine to drive many Conservative and Libertarian voices out of the discussion. The ringing cries of “hypocrite” and “racist” spew from every dark, malodorous corner as the leftist “purpleshirts” march to the cadence of Horst Wessel Lied, many of them completely unaware of its baleful origin.
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If Kagen doesn’t believe in Inherent Rights, we’re all in big trouble!
Last week I believe we witnessed an incredible and frightening event in our nation’s capital when President Obama’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagen refused to answer directly the question posed to her by Senator Tom Coburn during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings about whether or not she believed in rights that are inherent to us, which I interpreted as an emphatic | Read More »
The Unlimited Blessings of Limited Government
The Framers believed Natural Law not only conferred rights it also established limits to the scope of government and man-made law.
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Keynes (right) with Harry Dexter White The volume of Keynesian and neo-Keynesian economic prescriptions churning out of the newspapers and talking heads on TV right now is a something to behold, ain’t it? One shudders at the thought of the despondency that will greet the eventual failure of most of these remedies. We have a very unusual and in a basic sense unstable condition where | Read More »