Declaration of Independence: A Cause Worth of Posterity

Today is the Fourth of July. Commenting on the day he believed would represent the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Founding Father John Adams stated: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn … Continue reading Declaration of Independence: A Cause Worth of Posterity

Adnan Barqawi, Ronald Reagan, and America

Just this past Saturday, the Republican Party of Virginia held its State Convention to nominate its candidates for the 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial race. During the convention, the party delegates heard from all of its candidates, shinning among them their candidate for Governor, Bob McDonnell. There was even an appearance made by Sean Hannity. Later in … Continue reading Adnan Barqawi, Ronald Reagan, and America

The Federal Nationalization of Personal Responsibility

I recently read an article that confirmed to me a dangerous trend in the United States. W. Bradford Wilcox in his Wall Street Journal article entitled God Will Provide -- Unless the Government Gets There First, noted that there is a definite connection between a decline in a nation’s religiosity and the increase of welfare … Continue reading The Federal Nationalization of Personal Responsibility

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Human Inequality of Equality

The other day I was reading Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws ( 1748 ) and found myself struck by the relevance of his assessment of democracies. I was especially taken by a story he told from Xenphon’s Symposium. Montesquieu’s writes: Each guest in turn gives his reason for being pleased with himself. “I am pleased … Continue reading Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Human Inequality of Equality

The Pillars of Our Republic

As I was going through and doing some of my daily reading yesterday, I came across an article that sparked some thought and reflection. The article was written as a tribute to Rush Limbaugh on his twentieth anniversary of broadcasting by former NRA president Sandy Froman. What caught my attention was the opening remark which … Continue reading The Pillars of Our Republic