Tag: Government Abuse of Power

Freedom is Failing

What characterizes government today is not so much dysfunction as it is ruthless contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater.  And what political theater it is – full of sound and fury, signifying…

The Rise of the Political Psychopath

Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. But can egotism alone explain why so many elected officials seem to get caught telling lies, having affairs, committing financial improprieties or engaging in other scandalous behavior? I…

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

Has it ever struck you as a little odd that the 13th Amendment outlaws involuntary servitude, and yet, there we have a Selective Service system that forces men, on pain of imprisonment to join the military whether they want to…

Why Do Good Men Do Nothing?

Why do good men do nothing in the face of evil, especially when evil aggressively invades their lives? The question has relevance to those who value the tradition of individual freedom; a tradition that includes not only freedom of speech,…

What Democracy Does

Most of us are disappointed in this election. Some of that disappointment is the inevitable difference between political promises and the unfolding reality after the campaign. Part of our disappointment is because we misunderstand what democracy offers us. We never…

When Churches Say No to the Government

There is precedent in Scripture for godly people saying no to the governing authorities. There are times when, to use the words of Peter, “We must obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29). Is today one of those times? One…