Tag: tyranny

The Big One

Because they live on the unstable surface of a planet with an energetic atmosphere and an even more energetic interior, human beings sometimes find their circumstances violently altered by things like hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hailstorms, volcanos, and meteoric impacts. For…

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…

Why Do Good Men Do Nothing?

In his book Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents (1770), the British philosopher Edmund Burke wrote, “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one…” This sentiment has survived as “All that is…

Enslaved by Collectivism

Truth makes room for itself. Collectivism is the enslavement of the strong by the weak, the productive by the parasitic and the good by the evil. Change starts with self-sufficiency and solid principles. It begins with unwavering pride in the…

Governing By Scientific Pretense

“Arrogance and Intolerance in the name of superior expertise are antithetical to popular governance and the requirements of honest argument. But that hasn’t stopped them from becoming a central feature of our political life.” Angelo Codevilla Obama said in 2009: “we…

Looking Into The Void

Belief in natural law and transcendent moral order laid the foundation for traditionalist conservative thought. Reason and Divine revelation inform natural law and the universal truths of faith. It is through these universal truths of faith that man orders himself…

Government Has Become The New Master

“The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period…The United States came…

Social Justice and The Inequality of Equality

The concept of “social justice” is one we hear often by those on the left-side of the political spectrum. The notion of social justice is inextricably linked to the left’s version of “equality” and its inverse—”income inequality.” But just what…

Man is Not A Servant of the State

“The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the Grace of God.”  Thomas Jefferson For most of the 6,000 years of recorded…

A Republic, If You Can Keep It!

The U.S. is an exceptional nation in world history that stands for limited government, separation of powers, the rule of law, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and the free-market economy, etc. These have long…

How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls

  This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls. What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what…