Conservatives, Cultural Fossils?

I’d first like to speak to my previous thoughts on the likes of groups such as white nationalists and ultraconservative Muslims. While I do still hold to my conclusion that the main thrusts of these two ideological groups are in opposition to what I see as the core...

God in the Republic but Not the Government

You’re right.  Combining the freedoms of speech and press with religious freedom doesn’t readily fit today’s social or emotional mindset.  And even more unexpected is the place religion holds in the 1st Amendment:  first place!  And then on top of that, this priority...

An Intolerance for Intolerance

While reading your previous entry, one of your comments sent me down a question-filled path of thought. It was while you were discussing your points on religion. You stated that the Founding Fathers had an “intolerance for intolerance,” which I agree – with both your...

President for Life MacArthur

To try to respond to your analysis of Washington’s character would be unnecessary. Not only do I agree with your insights, but all of your points line up exactly with my reasoning behind calling Washington humble. Perhaps the word humble was ill-advised in that case,...

The Riot Act of the Republic

What you said about the growing and overgrown power of the presidency is completely credible.  I can never forget that the executive is the second branch in the Constitution:  second in priority, second in prestige, second in power.  How the presidency acquired...

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