Why America is Exceptional
The United States is the most dynamic and powerful nation in world history. No major issue of global peace or stability can be resolved without involvement by the United States. This state of affairs did not occur by accident. It is testimony of the exceptional nature of this land and its people. To be an American is to be different from other nationalities. From colonial times through the | Read More »
Understanding Adam Smith’s Prudence
Today, we often hear a lot about the virtues of compassion, fairness, and generosity. Unfortunately, these words are often used in a political context, as a persuasion tool to frame poor policies in a more palatable way. President Barack Obama has especially stressed “fairness” as a major theme in his policy-making. An entire column could be written about his redefining of the word, but it | Read More »
The Heart of the Problem is in the Heart
Benjamin Franklin told us, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Socialism is a debilitating confidence game dressed up as an ideology used by demagogues and want-to-be dictators to fool its victims into believing it is possible to have your cake and eat it too. Those who fall under the spell of | Read More »
Go to the Redstate Gathering
This is a bit of advice from an old hand at Redstate. Go to the Gathering, if you can manage it, to have your own Nikki Haley moment.
I Wrote a Law About It. Wanta hear it? Here It Goes…
Where do we look to place blame for the death of Phoebe Prince?
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Early in his term, President Obama stressed shared sacrifice as a means to correct the various problems with which he said we were beset. He has shied away lately from that terminology. Why is that? Perhaps it is because having called for it incorrectly, and then been stung with his own blatant hypocrisy, he now also incorrectly reckons it politically damaging to call for sacrifice | Read More »