Tradition and Liberty
It seems sometimes as though diagnoses of “what’s wrong with America” are a dime a dozen. We’re not free enough, some say; we’re not moral enough, others say. We don’t follow the Constitution, but should; we do follow the Constitution, but shouldn’t. We’re too obsessed with equality; we’re not obsessed with equality enough. And so it goes. At the risk of being tiresome, I’m going | Read More »
Marriage: Pillar of Society? Or…
What is marriage? As traditionally defined: mar·riage – [mar-ij] – noun 1. A. The social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc. As the Bible has said: “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave | Read More »
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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over…
Let me begin by being completely honest: Of late, I’ve really been wondering whether it’s time for social conservatives like myself to come up with a Plan B, since it seems that the Great Marriage Debate may very well end unfavorably for us and has contributed to an erosion of support for the GOP to boot. And of all the Plan B’s that I’ve considered, | Read More »
Tradition and Conservatism
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy English author & mystery novelist (1874 – 1936) What we have going on here at RedState this week reflects the Gramscian crisis in | Read More »
So What’s The Problem?
Officer: “Buddy, you are legally drunk!” Motorist: “Legally drunk. Well, if it’s legal what’s the problem?” – George Carlin (HT: wsws.org) Dr. Natalie Carroll is probably a much better human being than many of her patients deserve. She delivers babies in a poor, African-American neighborhood in Houston, Texas. She laments the fact that 72% of the African-American mothers giving birth this year will be unwed. | Read More »
What is Marriage, Really?
Tradition does not come from nothing. It distills the experience and wisdom of generation upon generation of human lives. The first man and woman lived their life in a natural way. They first behaved in instinctive ways and modified their behavior based on the results of their actions until they assembled a coherent way of living. Their children imitated their way of living, as children | Read More »
The Rise of the Goody-Knowbodies and How to Defeat Them
This is mine own first diary written by mine own hand. Take it as thou wilt. As time passes it becomes more and more apparent that there is a continual erosion of Tradition or of those things that were true in the past, are true now, and will be true in the future no matter how much the goody-knowbodies would like one to believe otherwise. | Read More »