It is one thing for a guitar player to not understand the physics of a tube amplifier; it is another for a free citizen to not know the basics of the government he or she is part of.
This kind of government employee incompetence with horrific consequences is by no means limited to the Parkland killings. Instead, it is endemic to U.S. government.
Now is the time for neighbors, friends, and family to be more actively involved in creating a barrier between disturbed individuals and firearms.
Our republic is democratic in that it is controlled by public opinion, but our Constitution requires patience and persistence for the people to express that opinion through elections.
The third Western Heritage lecture focuses on ‘the Greek miracle.’ That’s the emergence of a political form that has become common today: self-rule.
While people in developed nations have more ‘free time’ and ‘vacation,’ they do not necessarily exercise leisure in its fullest sense.
The Narnian government was the opposite in almost every aspect to modern forms of government. Let’s look at C.S. Lewis’s suggestions for an ideal government.
Not widely read until after her untimely passing at age 41, Jane Austen’s works became popular around 15 years later, were all republished in 1832, and have not gone out of print since.
For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.
President Trump has proposed cutting the State Department’s budget. Its mission will prevail. The power of cultural diplomacy comes from people, not government funding.
The United Nations and other international organizations are prime examples of a bureaucracy run amuck to the point of undermining democratic rule and the people’s sovereignty.
This coup d’etat is not only about President Trump. It represents not the rule of one man or even many, but by the multitude of our elites.
The Ides of March on March 15, 44 B.C., is among the most important dates in the political history of Western civilization.
Many people do not want to accept the fact that they may have to depend on themselves to stay safe in certain situations.
While protesting might feel satisfying, it doesn’t accomplish a whole lot unless you’re willing to back it up with a lot of hard work and civic engagement.
The legacy of Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton is a 43-year flight from reason and a society and political system distorted almost beyond recognition.
2016 revealed the deep divisions we have within our culture and politics, divisions made even deeper by the past eight years of Barack Obama’s rule.
Despite our society’s need for media validation in response to a crisis, I don’t believe constant, wall-to-wall media coverage is beneficial.
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