Category: The Social Order

Levin’s "Liberty Amendments:" Struble’s Critique, Part Two
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Levin’s “Liberty Amendments:” Struble’s Critique, Part Two

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Links to part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 After seven weeks on the market, Mark Levin’s blockbuster book, Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster, 2013) remains in the top ten of the New York Times bestseller list.  For the first three weeks after debut (August 13th) it stood […]

Signs at Chicago "Gay" Pride Parade 2010
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An Unapologetic Defense of the Virtue of Intolerance

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Christ warned that all those that live Godly will suffer persecution.

Firearms Sales
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The Central Planning Solution to Evil

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Moral agency is individual. You can’t outsource it to a government.

On Charity
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On Charity

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Summer is over and fall is here. One of the rites of fall: the county fair. I’ve always been ambivalent about the fair. I enjoy it, but I’m always struck by (i) how expensive it is, and (ii) how many people who apparently can’t afford basic things (like shampoo and dental care) are out there. […]

On Pilgrimage: Giving the Addict His Due
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On Pilgrimage: Giving the Addict His Due

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(“The mystery of poverty is that by sharing in it, making ourselves poor in giving to others, we increase our knowledge and belief in love.” –Dorothy Day) Most of the fine china had been cleared from the white linen-clad dining table. The delicate silver was soaking in a hot soda bath, and the candles had […]

Patterns and Incidents
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Patterns and Incidents

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Incidents take place all around us, but patterns have to be articulated.

Rainbow Flag March
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Fox News Raises the Rainbow Flag

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Five out of five of “The Five” agree with the “evolved” Obama on same-sex marriage.

Baseball Park - PNC Park, Pittsburgh
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Bad Sports: Virtue & Vice at the Ballpark

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It really comes down to that — virtue vs. vice.

We Need to Stop Eating the Marshmallows
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We Need to Stop Eating the Marshmallows

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It seems there might be a lesson here for America.

Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Saul David Alinsky
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King vs. Alinsky

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Traffic Sign - Bicycle / Pedestrian
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Quality of Life

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Measuring everyone against an iron law turns them into criminals.

Michigan's governor Rick Snyder and Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr
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In my Native City of Detroit, Atlas Has at Long Last Shrugged

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You had better restrain government so that Atlas doesn’t shrug where you live.

Decades - Liberalism - Greening - Detroit
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SUCCESS

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Fear of a Racist Country
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Fear of a Racist Country

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Faith in nothing but the power of racism leads to a hopeless future.

Common Core
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Worried About Privacy? How About Common Core?

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We’re facing unchecked data collection as part of a significant and sweeping federal educational mandate.

Massachusetts Legislature: Public Hearing from Hell
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Massachusetts Legislature: Public Hearing from Hell

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If you want to see how a third-world country treats its citizens, you need look no further than the Massachusetts Legislature. As the hearing began, Gardner Auditorium was packed. But most of the people in attendance never got the opportunity to testify. On July 9, 2013, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a major […]

Lookism - John 7:24
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Lookism

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Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Justice Kennedy’s “Demeaning” DOMA Ruling

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There are several sections of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s reasoning that I regard as unusually problematic.

WHO?
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WHO?

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Mainstream media: leading us around by the nose, every chance they get.

Liberty and its Price
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Liberty and its Price

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The Real Racism Question of the Day
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The Real Racism Question of the Day

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The current question of racism is a red herring. It’s easier to focus on a single word uttered by a single celebrity than it is to address the real issue and tragedy of racism. The “N” word is an abomination to me. Thirty-eight years ago, I lived briefly as a Yankee in the heart of […]

Gettysburg 150th Anniversary
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Reflections on Gettysburg

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What a different country this might have been if, 400 years ago, someone had suggested, “Let’s pick our own cotton.”

Rainbow Flag March
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Liberals Embrace Fatherless (and Motherless) Families

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Think about it: married female-female parents will be households without dads.

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