Tag: Freedom

Silencing the Lambs

“Civil societies are necessarily tolerant to a degree, and intolerant to a degree; they punish what they cannot afford to tolerate and tolerate what they cannot afford to punish.” Oliver O’Donovan The mark of a good citizen at one time…

ID or not ID — that is the question

A long time ago, when America was free, and new inventions and ideas seemed to be popping up every day, there arose the gravest threat to individual liberty, and to everything the American Revolution had stood for, that the people…

Celebrate The Bill of Rights Every Day

December 15, 1791 marks the most momentous day in human history. On that day, the first ten amendments to the then-new United States Constitution were ratified, placing severe limits — for the first time in in thousands of years —…

Apathy and Enslavement

“Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence;…

Enough is Enough

The twenty-seven simple, easily-understood words of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution have not proven clear and forceful enough to protect and defend the right it concerns, especially given its ideological enemies who willfully misunderstand it. In the…

Some are Born Blind, Others Choose Blindness

An individual commented on an article I posted saying that “in order to truly fight the demogogues I (the site) must be bipartisan.”  He then accused us or me in particular of being a “poser, propagating an agenda, the pot calling the kettle black.”  I prefer to…

The Cowboy Spirit

There are two Americas.  And yes, it is possible to live in one and not even know the other exists thanks to the plethora of niche media.  Since the middle of the last century, from both  domestic and international perspectives, there…

Global Hatred for our Second Amendment

Nothing raises the hackles of dictators, tyrants, and oligarchs more than the idea of a substantially armed citizenry. Disarming present or potential opposition has been the fundamental game plan of murderous rulers since Ancient Egypt and Rome. From the more…

Libertarianism is a Naive Ideology

It is true that Libertarians believe in liberty, private property and the Constitution, but their platform goes much deeper according to David Boaz in “Libertarianism: A Primer,”  and Charles Murray in “What It Means To Be A Libertarian.”  Libertarianism is…

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law

Obama, his administration, and Socialist Democrats today are repeating history, but instead of the corruption being isolated to one county, they have taken it nationwide. McMinn County, Tennessee. In the 1930’s the wealthy Cantrell family took control and essentially the county. The Cantrell’s were…

Manipulating The Media

Two beliefs safely inhabit the canon of contemporary thinking about journalism. The first is that the internet is the most powerful force disrupting the news media. The second is that the internet and the communication and information tools it spawned,…