It can be difficult sometimes finding a favorite, or best article of the past year. This year one post came immediately to mind. The following is a reblog of an article I wrote back in October. Most of the time I'm writing about broad, abstract ideas like liberty and conservatism. This one was a little … Continue reading 2016 in Review: Syrian Christians in the Crossfire
Washington’s Crossing Reenactment
The original crossing took place on December 25th and 26th, 1776. It was an act of desperation by General Washington that may have saved the American Revolution. Defeating the Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, and the subsequent victory Princeton gave the faltering Revolution a new lease on life. It was such an important event in our nation's history that it is well worth leaning about.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The much-maligned electoral college
The electoral college often gets a bum rap, mainly from people unaware of its purpose, but has served this country well for over two hundred years. Maybe we should cut it a break.
It’s 1787 all over again.
The question before us is no less than that put before the Constitutional convention in May of 1787: What sort of republic will America be?
Helping Syrian Christians Caught in the Crossfire
Imagine the liquidation of the Jewish Ghettos combined with the Trail of Tears forced upon the American Indians, and you get some sense of the torment ISIS put Christians and Yezidis through.
Jack O’ Lanterns Scare Climate Change Liberals
From the archives. Happy Halloween!
Though their origins are Irish, Jack O’ Lanterns have become a distinctly American symbol of Halloween. They’re meant to scare away spirits on All Hallowed’s Eve. They also scare some of the living, namely climate change alarmists. Yes, the Department of Energy has determined that the scary, hand carved gourds are not environmentally correct.
According to the Department of Energy website:
“With the passing of Halloween, millions of pounds of pumpkins have turned from seasonal decorations to trash destined for landfills, adding to more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste produced in the United States every year,” the agency warns. “This Halloween, think of turning this seasonal waste into energy as a very important ‘trick’ that can have a positive environmental and energy impact.”
Think about that. Forget for a minute whether or not you agree with the concept of man-made climate change, or the…
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Democratizing Catholicism? I think not.
How does one democratize a religion? Would the members get to vote on Church doctrine? Cardinals get to vote for the Pope, should they act like delegates as if the conclave of cardinals were some sort of political convention? Here my message for Podesta and friends: Catholic doctrine was created by Christ. It was codified a long time ago by Emperor Constantine I in the fourth century. That is the basis of the Catholic Church, now and forever, unless the Big Man Upstairs orders a change.