Somewhere Santa is weeping |
We in America have to live in fear of being sued by organizations that seek to suppress
any kind of religious display in the public arena. For two hundred years, the United States
celebrated Christmas without any intrusion from the courts; not anymore.
Black political appointees |
More than 25 percent of Bush's appointees are minorities. Bush has far superseded
Clinton, however, when it comes to appointing blacks to top posts. According to a recent White House
release, minorities have filled 45 percent of the administration's highest policy positions. The
media, of course, has overlooked this truth.
North Korea Threatens to "Destroy World" |
North Korea's communist party newspaper, the Workers' Daily, declared that
"the army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to mercilessly strike the bulwark
of US imperialist aggressors" - implying that they could hit targets in the US.
Islam's Other Victims: Wars Against Christians |
Most people take for granted that the Middle East is a Moslem region of the
world. What they forget is that this region, which was of course the birthplace of
Christianity, has a long history of Christian communities. These, however, have been the
most readily-accessible targets of jihad, so they have been under relentless attack
Democrat senator praises bin Laden |
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., told a group of high-school students in her state
that the U.S. should adopt Osama bin Laden's nation-building tactics.
If Congress does nothing, taxes will rise |
It is a mystery to liberals why conservatives are so adamant about cutting taxes. To
them, the conservative fervor for tax cuts - anytime, anywhere - is irrational; almost a religious
belief that is accepted on faith without any supporting evidence. In fact, tax cuts make perfect
The Houston lesson |
We have become a nation that refuses to make judgments about bad behavior, even when
that behavior hurts innocent children. If we lived in a righteous society, Whitney Houston would
be singing to herself, as decent people concerned for her daughter would make a statement by
shunning the diva.
When Life Begins |
The White House and congressional Republicans should not shrink from moving boldly
on issues that will continue to put the Democrats on the defensive, and partial-birth abortion
is a perfect example.
French fries kill? |
Almost no week goes by without a report on some food or environmental danger that
can kill us. It is quite remarkable that any of us are alive given our exposure to so many
"dangers." Yet, not only are we alive, we Westerners are the healthiest and longest living generation
of humans since the 900-year-olds of Genesis.
Killing Christians |
The media almost never point out that Christians are being killed, often at places of
worship, in several countries with Islamic majorities or governments, not because they are
Westerners or Americans (many are neither) but because they are Christians.
Does God like your car? |
Taking the question literally is not just a way to poke fun at environmentalist puritans
who cloak their ideological agenda in Scripture. It also reveals the fatuousness of the assertion
that if you want to be a good Christian you should "drive the most fuel-efficient vehicle that truly
meets your needs."
Who is promoting violence? |
Liberals can be very "understanding" about violence -- provided it is violence from
the left. Where was the outrage from Senator Daschle when environmentalist terrorists booby-trapped
trees so that saw-mill workers would be injured -- and could have been killed?
Gun Control’s Twisted Outcome |
England's complete ban on handguns has not re-duced violent crime. Instead it
has left law-abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals who are confident that their victims
have neither the means nor the legal right to resist them. Imitating this model would be a
public safety disaster for the United States.
White House Embraces Christian Faith |
President Bush talks openly and proudly about his active spiritual faith. In another,
less well known sign of the religious devotion that permeates the administration, some White House
staffers have been meeting weekly at hour-long prayer and Bible study sessions.
The left has lost its moral bearings |
The rhetoric accurately reflects the current condition of much of the left -- bitter,
stymied, alienated, politically impotent, full of loathing for America and the West, and totally
unable to address the crisis wrought by 9/11, except to imply (or say) that the U.S. deserved to
Hollywood's silence on Israel |
Let it be said loudly and clearly that this silence will be a long-lasting stain on
Hollywood's moral record. The Palestinian/Islamic/Arab war to destroy Israel is the moral test of our
time. If you are silent on this issue, you are either morally confused, immoral or lack courage.
America’s Ten Commandments |
Why would the ACLU want to cut out of American consciousness the reason why, for a
plurality of Americans, respect for civil liberties is a serious, even a sacred duty? Failure to
observe is an offense against the Supreme will of God.
Timothy McVeigh, Christian terrorist? |
How has such a patent falsehood spread so quickly and easily through responsible media?
Evidently the psychic need to equate Christian fundamentalists, millions of whom have lived
peacefully in America since its founding, with radical Islamic terrorists who commit mass murder
simply overwhelmed standards of journalism. Or, one might add, common decency.
The root of all evil |
The Constitution was created to protect all Americans from harm and unfairness. Legions
of kids are being harmed by their neglectful parents, and millions of taxpayers are being abused when
their dollars are used to support Oakley's children.
The deficit dance |
The federal budget deficit was $158 billion for fiscal year 2002. Democratic politicians
blame this shortfall on the Bush tax cut of 2001. But how can they? The bulk of the reduction in
personal tax rates designated in that cut does not occur until the 2004 to 2006 period.
North Korea took the money and lied |
Agreements with North Korea or Arafat or Saddam are not worth the paper they are
written on. Laboring over every jot and tittle--the life work of our paper-pushing peace processors--
is quite mad. The beginning of wisdom is giving up this supremely naive belief in paper.
New global warming threat: Hot air on Iraq |
All summer, Democrats were huffily demanding that Bush come to Congress for approval
before taking any action against Iraq. So Bush comes to Congress for approval, and now the Democrats
are indignant he's come to Congress for their approval.
The Nobel 'anti-war' Prize |
In awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Jimmy Carter, the Nobel Committee intended
to indicate its keen support for the former American president's criticism of the current
American president's warlike ways.
House Bill Restores 'Under God' to Pledge |
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly - though not unanimously -
on Tuesday for a bill that would keep mentions of God in the Pledge of Allegiance and
State Legislation Protects Abortion Rights |
California has been passing a series of bills that the media has been calling
"landmarks" in the protection of "women's rights." The measures constitute the most aggressive
attempt in recent memory to entrench "reproductive rights" -- that is, abortion -- into society
by force of law.
House Bill Restores 'Under God' to Pledge |
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly - though not unanimously -
on Tuesday for a bill that would keep mentions of God in the Pledge of Allegiance and
School offers morning-after pill |
Girls as young as 11 will be able to obtain the morning-after pill at a London school
without their parents' consent. If the scheme is successful, it could be extended to every secondary
Baghdad Bonior |
Not since Jane Fonda posed for photographers at a Hanoi antiaircraft gun has there been
anything like Rep. Jim McDermott, speaking to ABC's "This Week" from Baghdad, saying Americans should
take Saddam Hussein at his word, but should not take President Bush at his.
Kiss your money goodbye |
Never, never, never, (did I say never?) never believe the Democrats when they say that the
country cannot "afford" a tax cut.
How do you know the Bible is true? |
The truth, of course, is that God's living law, the inborn ability to discern right
from wrong, was written in Cain's heart, as it is in every human being who's ever lived. The word
"conscience" literally means "with knowing." We all know.
Pro-Life Justice Sacrificed by Democrats |
"The rejection of Priscilla Owen is the first time in American history that someone
who has been unanimously rated 'well qualified' by the American Bar Association was nonetheless
rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is being done totally for partisan and ideological
purposes without any regard for qualifications."
The truth be told |
The real reason that many Muslims hate America is that it supports and defends Israel.
That is the truth, and all these other canards are charades.
The problem with America's colleges |
Universities are among our most important social institutions. Vital as they are to
the functioning of our democracy, they are themselves undemocratic.
A better America |
It goes without saying that the Islamic terror attack on America on September 11, 2001,
was an act of pure evil; that for those who suffered and died it was an unspeakable horror; that
nothing will ever compensate their loved ones for their loss; and that the date will forever
live in infamy in American memory.
What I learned at the Metrodome |
Liberals boycott the Boy Scouts because the Boy Scouts want to provide heterosexual
scoutmasters as models for their boys. But when actually confronted with homosexuality, most liberals
do not react with the acceptance they seek to impose on others.
Jimmy Carter rides again |
Regarding Iraq, Carter reassures us that "there is no current danger to the US from
Baghdad. In the face of intense monitoring and overwhelming American military superiority, any
belligerent move by Hussein against a neighbor, even the smallest nuclear test ... or sharing
this technology with terrorist organizations, would be suicidal."
Revisiting Solzhenitsyn After September 11 |
Solzhenitsyn decried the moral decay of modern America but asserted that American
foundations have a transcendent character that, when renewed, can stop the materialist drift of
American culture and restore the courage needed to confront the threats to liberty and freedom.
Mugabe's final solution |
Currently, President Mugabe is terminating whites in Zimbabwe. He is illegally seizing
their farms and encouraging his thugs to use beatings, murder and rape to terrorize whites
GOD only knows |
Until there are massive anti-terrorism demonstrations headed by Islamic clerics, the
world is right to be suspect of that religion. And until the Pope dismisses the American clerics who
have disgraced the Catholic Church, and until John Paul becomes proactive in protecting children,
Catholicism has no credibility in preaching about moral imperatives.
Editing 'The Word' Rankles the Faithful |
Supporters of a new translation of the Bible say it only updates archaic language.
Critics contend it is a ploy to interject politically correct ideology into Scripture.
The nobleness of black conservatives |
Have you ever considered what it would be like to be a black political conservative
in modern America? How many people are brave enough to endure the kind of vilification and scorn
they routinely encounter?
The Incredible Shrinking Massacre |
The United Nations has released the results of its investigation into what happened
at Jenin. And what does its report say? Uh, about that massacre, folks? . . . Never mind.
Bloodshed at the border: not headline news |
Why does a Hollywood has-been's car crash deserve endless headline news reports,
while a young man's sacrifice in defense of our borders earns zero national TV coverage?
Return to Sender |
Mom sues school after son forbidden to write to Jesus. "She told him he could not write
that letter because Jesus wasn't a real person -- that he didn't exist," Phillip’s mother said.
Say 'bye, bye' to prescription drugs |
Treasure the prescription drugs you have today. When the politicians finish their "good
works", it's going to take a lot of your money and ingenuity to get them.
The Campus Crusade Against Christ |
Over the years, I have heard students complain about professors calling
Christianity a “violent religion” or telling their students who believe the Bible that they
have a “problem” because evolution is a “proven theory.”
God, the Pledge and Schools |
The atheists overplayed their hand. After their string of victories banning prayer
and the Ten Commandments, they must have thought the time was ripe to get rid of God in the
Pledge of Allegiance.
ABC Bleeps 'Jesus' Out of Broadcast |
ABC says it edited the word "Jesus" out of a recent broadcast so viewers wouldn't be
offended. For many, it had the opposite effect. The bleeped Jesus on "The View" has drawn the ire of
some conservative media watchdogs and even the women whose on-air conversation was altered.
The Destructive Romance of the Intellectuals |
Question: How many intellectuals believed and spread this lie and thereby colluded in the
enslavement, death, and generalized social misery of hundreds of millions of socialist citizens?
Answer: The overwhelming majority of intellectuals everywhere.
Gay ‘Big Brothers’? |
It’s a brave new world at your local Big Brothers-Big Sisters office. As of this month,
the Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) will require that all 500 of its local affiliates
include active homosexuals as volunteers and mentors to children. Many parents who support
Big Brothers-Big Sisters may be surprised to learn that their child could soon be paired with a gay
or lesbian mentor.
Practicing Intellectual Virtue |
Political correctness has made mudslinging — and worse — into a norm of social
discourse. A return to the Intellectual Virtues is overdue, if not in the name of civility than
for the sake of self-defense.
Bad medicine |
The one monumental fact that is being ignored in all the political schemes to bring
down the cost of pharmaceutical drugs is that it costs hundreds of millions of dollars to develop
one successful new medicine.
Church Spokesman Replaced for Supporting Suicide Attacks |
The spokesman of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Father 'Atalla Hanna, who
is a Palestinian Arab, stated his own and the Church's support for suicide attacks and for all
forms of Palestinian resistance to the occupation. Subsequently, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of
Jerusalem Patriarch Irineios I, who distanced himself from Hanna's statements, decided to
replace him – a move not well received by the Christian Arabs.
Required Reading: The Quran |
What could be a better way to start a college career than by reading from a Good
Book? Plenty, if the book in question is the Quran and your country has been attacked
by Muslim terrorists.
Blood money |
Every American accused of a crime is entitled to a vigorous defense -- that's the
mantra of many lawyers in the United States. But what exactly comprises a "vigorous defense"?
The Decency of the Death Penalty |
The death penalty is indeed a decent thing. Answering the monstrosity of the evil
among us is our duty as decent people, as justice demands removing those who slaughter the innocent.
The indecency is the idea of a justice system without the death penalty, consequently forcing
victims' families to endure the corruption of society coddling the evil that destroyed their lives.
Guns and violence |
Blaming violence on guns and fanning hysteria over accidental deaths to children
from firearms are staples of anti-gun propaganda. Media help gun-control zealots spread false
information that gun ownership and self-defense are certain paths to injury and death.
Sickening double standard |
It isn't just that the world has chosen sides in a conflict. It is that the free,
democratic world has bullied and abandoned a small free nation valiantly attempting to live by
the civilized norms the free world theoretically champions, against an enemy that does not
recognize them at all.
Separate but Equal in Washington, D.C. |
If private schools succeed where public schools have failed, we'll hear calls for
more extensive and revolutionary voucher programs. Public schools will be forced to innovate.
They'll have no choice but to hold teachers, administrators, principals and, yes,
teachers' unions, accountable. And the politicians who support them? They'd be held accountable,
This is your captain speaking: 'I am armed.' |
Anyone who has flown in recent months knows the drill: Little old ladies, comely
blond women and Al Gore get frisked and searched while government decoys carrying fake guns and
bombs slip through the gate 25 percent of the time, according to recent nationwide tests.
Glossary for the liberal media |
An eye-opening look at how the liberal media purposely skews their wording to
accommodate their extreme bias.
Airline security: one big joke |
She [security screener] blew a bubble with her gum, smacked her lips and sent me
on my way. Osama bin Laden sends us Mohammed Atta. We send out Mr. Rogers and Britney Spears.
Gun Locks Threaten Lives, Study Says |
SEATTLE — Trigger locks and gun safes don't reduce the number of gun accidents,
and they actually put gun owners and their families in greater danger, a new report says.
Dennis Prager - Commencement Address |
"The ultimate counterculture and strength in America today is to take the God of
Judaism and Christianity seriously. If you want to be an individual and to be strong, affirm a
higher value system that enables you to say no to the prevailing culture."
Pledge Ruled Unconstitutional |
Stunning politicians on both the left and right, a federal appeals court declared
for the first time that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional
because of the words "under God".
Students fight ban on giving Bibles at school |
Three Davenport students have sued their school district in federal court after they
were told they couldn't pass out Bibles and a church-event flier on school grounds when classes weren't
Forcing doctors to kill |
After three decades dominated by the rabid rhetoric of reproductive choice, the number of
doctors choosing to perform abortions keeps shrinking. To remedy this calamitous epidemic of new
young doctors listening to their consciences (gasp), the abortion lobby has conjured a tidy
solution: Infiltrate public training hospitals and force future doctors to learn the abortion trade.
How would the court fare on an IQ test? |
Memo to criminals, thugs, and assorted murderers: Take a standard intelligence test now.
Unless you play chess like a grand master and read Kierkegaard for fun, one day, it could be
your get-out-of-the-gas-chamber-free card.
Death sentences |
Nobody wants to execute a man who doesn't know what he is doing or who can't tell
right from wrong. What is new within the past half-century are attempts to go beyond these
factors and treat the speculations of shrinks as if they were science.
Why Radical Islam Hates America |
'Why We Fight America': Al-Qa'ida Spokesman Explains September 11 and Declares
Intentions to Kill 4 Million Americans with Weapons of Mass Destruction.
The collapse of the common good |
Americans are not losing their minds, but they are afraid of using their minds.
They are afraid to exercise judgment--afraid of being sued.
Why The Left Hates Israel |
Israel is fair game because it's "capitalist," a client of the world's Great Satan,
the US. We see here at work the same weird logic that allows leftists to shrug off Communism's
100 million corpses at the same time they scream about the accidental killing of a civilian.
Not all people's lives, it seems, are equally precious--just those playing the proper role
in the Marxist historical operetta.
Fighting evil |
With summer upon us, the war on terrorism may become somewhat blinded by the light.
I mean, who wants to think about Osama bin Laden and his sociopathic pals while laying on the beach?
Possible nuke strikes don't exactly go well with box seats at a Red Sox game.
Interview with the Mother of a Suicide Bomber|
"Jihad is a religious commandment imposed upon us. We must instill this idea in our
sons' souls, all the time... What we see every day – massacres, destruction, bombing of homes –
strengthened, in the souls of my sons, especially Muhammad, the love of Jihad and martyrdom."
Build Them Back! |
Skyscrapers are the hallmark of civilization. They are monuments to human brilliance
and creativity. I'm sure there are some nice trees, but I note that no one ever talks about the
"heavenly suburb." Philosopher Jacques Ellul said cities exhibit "all the hopes of man
for divinity." St. Augustine said the "house of God is itself a city."
Just Turn It Off |
To suggest that I should simply tune it out, turn it off, or put it aside is analogous to
suggesting that if I were walking on a hiker's trail in the mountains and stumbled upon a spring loaded
bear trap I should simply walk away from it and count myself lucky that I did not step on it and have
it snap closed on my leg.
Bush achieves peace through strength |
The Bush administration's new nuclear arms treaty with Russia is worth contemplating. It
is, in its own way, a thing of beauty--a small thing that is actually quite large and that is
wonderfully confounding to the way things are supposed to work.
Christian College Denied Accreditation Over Creationist Views |
A Christian college in Virginia has been denied accreditation from the governing
board for liberal arts schools because it teaches creationism.
What's So Great About America?|
That is the provocative title of a new book by Dinesh D'Souza, a best-selling author who
was born in India and who has become an American citizen. Although many among the intelligentsia
would have meant that question to be sarcastic, D'Souza proceeds to spell out what is in fact great
about his adopted country.
Liberals hide the truth of socialism |
If only airline pilots worked for the government! Then Magaw would not only allow them
to tussle with terrorists, but they would also be free to gun down innocent Americans
Caring about the future |
What's the impact of government spending on future generations? More government
spending means higher taxes. In turn, higher taxes means less money left in the private sector
to be used in many ways.
Suffering in the Middle East |
Do you remember those horrifying stories several weeks back about the suffering in the
Church of the Nativity? The locale was Bethlehem, West Bank. The church is one of the most sacred
shrines in Christendom.
The case against Arafat |
You read the news accounts of Israel's discovery of documents linking Yasser Arafat
directly to terrorist acts and sponsorship of suicide bombings. Now read the report for yourself.
Celebrating life on mother's day |
The more than 40 million abortions since 1973 that Planned Parenthood has performed
or enabled are apparently insufficient for The Washington Post, which complained in an editorial
last week that "80 percent of U.S. counties have no abortion provider," and encouraged abortion
proponents to "keep looking for ways to produce them."
Do Government Programs Have to Work? |
Since when did government programs need to "work"? The list of programs that fail,
whose unintended consequences exacerbate problems, simply boggles the mind.
Would Mohamen Atta object to armed pilots |
If only airline pilots worked for the government! Then Magaw would not only allow them
to tussle with terrorists, but they would also be free to gun down innocent Americans
Arafat’s Culture of Death |
Children are inculcated, from a very young age, into Arafat’s culture of the death,
which paves the way for teenagers to graduate into the cult of martyrdom. Kids are brainwashed to
hate the “Zionist enemy” and are constantly instructed that “Palestine” is not just the West Bank
and Gaza, but all of Israel.
Beware 'chicken littles' of welfare reform |
By all accounts, welfare reform has been one of the few unqualified success stories
in modern public policy, despite the dire warnings issued at the time of its enactment. Now that
the landmark 1996 welfare reform legislation is up for renewal, the critics are at it again
with doom and gloom predictions.
Disarming the Palestinians |
What’s the best way to disarm a gunman? How about with words? That’s what the nation’s
leading newspapers seem to be doing in regards to the "gunmen" in the Church of the Nativity.
The Left’s Grandstanding over ANWR|
If the entire state of Alaska were divided into 158,500 equal-sized parts, the proposed
ANWR oil-drilling site would occupy exactly one of those parts.
The Power of Plain Biblical Speech |
Several publications have recently remarked with awe about President Bush's penchant
for plain-speaking. The amazement is palpable: Bush praises "Christ" by name and condemns "evil"
without doing a song-and-dance about needing to "take into account root causes of terrorist acts."
The war on charity |
Why sacrifice to help others when politicians will take your money anyway?
This has long been a problem with the welfare state.
Why Teens Feel Spiritually Empty |
American teenagers are spiritually lonely and feel deprived of parental guidance
in matters of faith, the head of a major youth ministry project told UPI.
America's Catholic Church Needs Spiritual Leaders |
Without a different type of leadership, one that is in harmony with the true believing
faithful, the current crowd can tinker around the edges but little will improve for the simple reason
that these Bishops just don't get it.
Pass the Advil on Taxes |
The top 5 percent of income earners pay more than 55 percent of the total federal income
taxes. The top 10 percent of taxpayers - those earning above $74,981 - who received 41.6 percent
of the nation's income and paid 62.4 percent of the taxes, thus paying a tax share 50 percent
greater than their income share.
On root causes and relativism |
Some always look for root causes to justify inexcusable behavior in the world.
But they search in vain, because a mask of moral relativism obscures their vision. The cause
is evil, and it provides no excuses.
Are your taxes too low |
You may be tired of thinking about and paying taxes after April 15th, but many in
Washington think you’re not paying enough. In fact, the preposterous idea that Americans are
undertaxed is accepted as truth by a significant number of the members of Congress.
Do peace treaties produce peace? |
Europe has been at peace for an unprecedented nearly six decades. Why? It surely
is not because of peace treaties between enemy states, and it's surely not because
U.N. vote undermines 'human rights' |
There are close to 60 Muslim nations represented in the United Nations. With the
exception of Turkey, there's not a real democracy in the bunch. And yet, they've all mastered the
language of the West, calling for self-determination, human rights and describing Yasser Arafat
as an elected leader while calling Israel a terrorist regime.
Nine out of Ten Caribou Support Drilling >|
It was bad enough when Democrats just lied a lot themselves, purported not to
know what "is" means, and claimed that "everybody" lied, perjured themselves and suborned
the perjury of others. Now they believe that telling the truth is not merely contrary to the
principles of the Democratic Party, it's also a violation of law.
The Middle East Fanstasyland |
The misguided belief that Israel's enemies can be dissuaded from their goal has helped
create the current predicament. Given the evidence of noncompliance by Arafat and his co-murderers
with every and all previous agreements, what evidence is there that would lead any rational person
to accept the fiction that these annihilators would honor new pledges?
Just a Matter of Time |
Over 200 years ago, Goethe said, "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who
falsely believe they are free." It is long past time for the American people to look, with clear eyes,
at what has been happening in this country for the past six or seven decades.
By Any Means Necessary |
The Israelis know all to well that measured responses - like temporary agreements -
will not procure peace. Just as American leaders knew that measured responses to the terrorists who
attacked us on Sept. 11 would only embolden our enemies.
The Case Against Assisted Suicide |
In the Netherlands, one out of 20 Dutch who die is killed by a physician. After
killing so often, you lose the horror of it. Half of Dutch doctors have no problem suggesting
to patients that being killed might be a good idea.
The Campaign Against Big Food |
All along, there were a few people warning that if the campaign against tobacco was
successful, it would inevitably lead to special taxes and lawsuits against other products.
Such concerns were universally dismissed as paranoid or tobacco-industry propaganda.
Now the chickens are coming home to roost.
"Washington Post" Bias Against Israel |
Is the Post’s bias so thoroughly ingrained that it can nonchalantly bandy about
brazen words uttered only by fierce Palestinian partisans? Going town-by-town in the disputed
territories to dismantle Arafat’s terrorist infrastructure in a defensive effort can hardly be
The War Against "Truth" |
A central theme of modernity is the impossibility of really knowing anything, except
scientific theories. The Bible is legend and myth; literature is a collection of authorial crotchets
and phobias; the U.S. Constitution embodies the prescriptions of upper class white males.
Restraint and discipline |
Contrary to the moral equivalence implied by Oz, accidentally killing innocent people
while fighting terrorists is not the same as deliberately targeting civilians in restaurants,
nightclubs and shopping malls. But neither is it the same as killing an aggressor in self-defense.
Who's Selling Out the Scouts? |
Though the Boy Scouts of America have won high-stakes legal battles in the last
two years, disturbing signs indicate they may be capitulating in the cultural arena.
Will Conservatives Save the First Amendment? |
A strong case can be made that the First Amendment has never been more threatened
than it is now by those in American public life who seek to silence opponents by gutting their
constitutional right to think, believe and say as they please.
Vivid examples of fundamental wrong |
One would think that the West's core values would influence the Muslims in
its midst. Sometimes this happens, but more often Muslims living in the West actually
become more insular and radical.
MTV Assaults Our Children -
Warning Adult Content|
The show "Dismissed" is apparently another example of MTV educating children about the
network’s own version of sexuality. As evidenced by its timeslot, the show caters to after-school
kids who watch this programming before their parents get home from work.
Sins of the Fathers |
Until the Catholic Church begins to return to the teachings of Jesus Christ and move
away from the trappings of power and suppression of dissent, it will be a wounded institution.
Illegal Immigration and Terrorism|
The connection between illegal immigration reform and homeland security is now
fantastically obvious to most Americans, but the loose-and-open borders crowd is as blind and
dumb as ever.
The Andrea Yates verdict |
The only good thing about the Andrea Yates case is that the jury was obviously not
influenced by the months of propaganda for her by radical feminists, while the judge's gag order
kept the prosecution from telling the public the other side of the story.
Welfare and Marriage |
The Bush administration proposes one small change in welfare policy:
Redirect $100 million now spent on the ineffectual so-called illegitimacy bonus
into demonstration projects to help poor parents interested in marriage succeed
in creating a healthy, lasting bond. As expected, feminists are livid.
Politically correct bibles |
The IBS said it was moving speedily to publish a revision of the most-used
Bible in the United States, the New International Version, which will reduce the presence
of words such as "he" and "man" that feminists find objectionable.
NEA: Protection or indoctrination? |
On Feb. 8, the NEA Board adopted a plan it says will make schools safe and
hospitable for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students and education employees. The
plan will also encourage schools to develop factual materials for classroom discussions on
Culturee is culprit in anti-family ethos |
The administration wants to spend $100 million to promote marriage, and the
National Organization for Women is having a meltdown. The White House contemplates an
educational campaign on the importance of marriage and pre-martial counseling for those
approaching marriage. NOW is livid.
Homosexual Authors Target Kids |
Todd Tuttle and his same-sex partner, Marc Adams, are on a mission -- and like many
homosexual activists, children are their main mission-field target.
Bush weighs in on partial-birth abortions |
In opposing partial-birth abortion, Bush is fighting for all of us. If we
allow this evil to continue, we will have lost something basic. The debate isn't just
about the humanity of the unborn child, but ours as well.
Story of Deliverance Edited Out of CBS Show |
A former homosexual who was invited to speak on a nationally televised talk show
of his conversion to Christianity and how Christ delivered him from the sin of
homosexuality says producers on the show did not want the real truth out.
Redford dances with nonsense|
Actor, director, entrepreneur and liberal activist Robert Redford has weighed
in on the horrific events of last Sept. 11.
Turner is a window on liberal soul |
Ted Turner has called Christianity "a religion for losers," said abortion is
the only alternative to environmental disaster, praised Fidel Castro and told Polish jokes
at the pope's expense.
Carter - More mush from the wimp |
It happens whenever Jimmy Carter stops fixing houses, making ceremonial
appearances and otherwise being the country's finest ex-president. And starts talking about
politics. That's when we can all be grateful he's an ex-president.
It's a life, stupid |
With cool pragmatism, the scientific community explains that killing dumb,
senseless, unaware babies is a good thing because it can unlock the secrets to curing
chronic and genetically transmitted diseases.
The Audacity to Be Black and Conservative |
Liberalism is the last refuge of racist scoundrels. It focuses solely on skin
color, to the exclusion of all other human characteristics. No matter what someone of color
has accomplished, he or she is still classified first and foremost as a member of a
How did we get a federal curriculum? |
Elementary and secondary school education used to be organized around subjects
such as reading, math, history, geography, language and science. While smatterings of those
subjects are still taught, the focus has been shifted from academic subject matter to
teaching attitudes, beliefs, values, themes, behaviors and job skills.
Public school isn't like I remember it |
Public schools seem to be obsessed with requiring students to fill out nosy
questionnaires. The latest outrage, titled "How Am I?", asked 55 intrusive questions of
New Jersey seventh and eighth graders.
Free speech has lost its constituency on left|
The truth is that free speech no longer has a strong core constitutency in America.
What passes for a core constituency is now mostly on the right. The left, which once fiercely
fought for free speech, essentially abandoned that role.
Daniel Pearl's death - a lesson in evil |
Anyone who has followed Pearl's story knows his bio by now. To the words already
delivered, I would add only this: Pearl was killed by evil. Not by people with legitimate
political concerns; not by "folks" who are at cultural odds with the US; not by
disenfranchised victims of American imperialism. But by evil.
Lawlessness in Boston |
The right thing for the church to do here is to take seriously the word of
Christ, that it were better for him who attacks the innocence of children if a millstone
be tied around his neck and he be cast into the depths of the sea.
Why do we call it 'reform' |
There's very big dragon that conservatives have been unable to slay for
centuries - the widely held conviction that "progress" and "change" mean the same thing.
St. Augustine, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton and countless others have meditated long and
hard on the pernicious belief that anything new is inherently better.
Christianity Under Siege |
The Democratic point of view will maintain it has nothing against Christianity as
long as that Christianity has no strong doctrines or core beliefs. You may be a Christian as long
as you are "their" kind of Christian.
Discarding Truth |
In recent years, we have seen the advent of a new breed of scientist to whom
ideological or political agendas are more important than truth. Hoping to close two national
forests, government scientists planted evidence that the forests were inhabited by an endangered
species of lynx.
Making the Case for Abstinence |
The message at the Power of Abstinence celebration was clear: Abstinence works,
abstinence is achievable. You are worth waiting for.
Those Who Are Voiceless |
It is ironic that American politicians sent our fighting men to Central Europe to
protect ethnic Muslim Albanians from attacks by Christian Serbs, yet fail to offer similar help
to Christians being attacked and persecuted in areas from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, from Sudan
Those dastardly 'fundamentalists' |
For so many liberals, Christian conservatives are there only to be caricatured
as dangerous, superstitious tyrants.
Christians in Indonesia - Allowing Persecution|
One gets the impression that, when it's Christians being murdered or tortured,
the international press isn't really interested. The Western press goes overboard in being
sensitive to the Muslim community. They do not want to be Islamophobic, so they ignore
the realities of the situation.
Mainstreaming deviancy in California |
While Americans remain focused on the war on terror and the doings at Enron, a
decisive battle in the culture war will be fought out this month in the California
Denial: A River in Egypt |
The pattern of avoiding unpleasant facts offers an insight into the problems of
Muslim society. Turning defeat into victory, evidence into forgery, and terrorism into an
"inside job" creates an alternate and more hospitable world.
What's practiced by college administrators, courts and administrative agencies is
anything but a defense of individual rights, freedom from conformity and a doctrine of
Islam Studies Required in California Schools |
As children return to school this week, 7th graders in certain public schools
will be required to attend an intensive 3 week course on Islam; a course in which students are
mandated to learn the tenets of Islam, study the important figures of the faith, wear a robe,
adopt a Muslim name and stage their own Jihad.
Broken Families and School Performance |
The crucial predictor of a school's performance is the quality of the children's
families not government spending. Granted, many schools are heroic exceptions to this rule.
Nevertheless, it is the rule.
Big government vs. Bible and Constitution |
The Bible is clear on government's chief role: to wield "the power of the sword"
against both external enemies and internal criminals. The role of government, though, is not to
construct a new Eden or reconstruct society.
Three white guys and a flag |
Once you start slicing and dicing truth, there's no end to it. And once you become
comfortable with little adjustments to truth, a tweak here and a tweak there, you begin not to
notice when truth disappears altogether.
Power to Tax; Power to Destroy |
The power to tax is the power to destroy – and Senator Daschle wants more of it.
The power to spend is the power to regulate and Senator Daschle wants more of it.
If We Were Serious |
In a world where ruthless international terrorists have targeted the US, and where
they may have nuclear and biological weapons in a few years, you might think that we would all
get serious about the grim options facing us, and direct our efforts toward fighting terrorism
as our top priority.
Infallible haters? |
Whenever others express their hatred of Americans, in words or deeds,
the liberals always ask: "Why do they hate us?" Apparently we should automatically go in
quest of those "root causes" so dear to the ideology of the left.
Greenpeace on the Defense |
Greenpeace poses as a group interested in promoting better ecology based on
scientific analysis. But its real mission, is "to manipulate values, norms, and modes of
discourse; it seeks to alter people's conceptions of reality." It tries to change culture
as well as behavior.
South Africa After Apartheid |
Moral crusaders have the habit of heading off to their next crusade without bothering
to see whether anything went wrong on their last one.
Inching Toward Socialism |
Surely there can no longer be any doubt that America is well on its way down the
slippery slope to socialism. The government continues to grow in size, power and arrogance as
it asserts increasing sovereignty over the lives and behavior of its subjects.
Three cheers for Captain 'X'! |
Hmmm ... a nervous, belligerent, armed Arab Muslim passenger, with questionable
federal identification, and Arab anti-Western propaganda. Would you want to risk your life on
a plane with this guy?
How to mau-mau a Harvard Don |
For students interested in learning how to conduct a first-class shakedown, few finer
examples exist than the recent de-pantsing of the president of Harvard, Larry Summers.
Daschle's war on Bush |
The idea that Bush is responsible for the recession and his tax cut is making it
worse is ludicrous and ordinarily would be laugh-out-loud hilarious were it not that Daschle is
making these obviously outlandish claims in order to deceive the American people and undermine
the Bush presidency.
In 2001, They Were Unacceptable |
Each year at this time, I like to recognize the biggest boors, boobs and
bottom-feeders of the past 12 months with my Unacceptable People Awards. In a year filled
with drama and trauma, they provided the comedy.
Giving Bill Clinton a helping hand in 2002|
This year, instead of selfishly making New Year's resolutions for myself, I have
decided to offer assistance to other people who need help and have asked for it.
Year 2001 Only Slightly Warmer Than Average |
The 2001 calendar year was slightly warmer than "average," according to global
climate data gathered by instruments aboard NOAA satellites.
Global warming claims 'based on false data' |
Fresh doubt has been cast on evidence for global warming following the discovery that
a key method of measuring temperature change has exaggerated the warming rate by almost 40
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