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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Our Unconstitutionally Established Religion Of Socialism

Is socialism a secular religion?  And is inculcating it at public expense in our schools violating the First Amendment’s prohibition of establishing a religion?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Living On The Dole Or In Debt

Liberal-progressives can take pleasure in the Wall Street Journal’s report today that U.S. household debt posted the largest quarterly increase since before the recession.  This while the country remains adrift in the doldrums of the worst economic “recovery” since the liberal-progressive Great Depression of the 1930s. 

Given the liberal-progressive apotheosis of self-indulgence and immoral hedonism, it’s not surprising.  The Federal Reserve has been lavishing fiat money on the stock market, aiming to create a “wealth effect” that will induce people to resume their profligate use of debt that created the housing bubble and implosion of the banking system in 2007-2008.

Rising household debt represents continuation of the long-term trend away from the ethos of hard work and savings for a better future, a trend that gladdens the hearts of liberal-progressive-socialists whose religious catechism includes Keynesian economic doctrine.  Our educational system, from grade school to college, has for more than five decades inculcated the unconstitutionally established national religion of socialism: the belief that saving causes recessions, that capitalism is no more than greed and anti-social competitiveness, that only the collectivized, all-powerful national political state can dispense social justice.

 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sacredness Of Life: A Central Focus Of Judeo-Christian Morality

A Compelling Commentary on Abortion

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Moral Content of ObamaCare

Desiring universal, affordable medical care is commendable. 

But incorporating within ObamaCare a Procrustean transfer of wealth from the young to other political interest groups is hardly a defensible moral proposal.  Nor is creating a bureaucratic Leviathan that costs more than our society is producing, one that will survive only on ever-expanding Federal deficit spending.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have A Joyous Christmas

From the Commentary website:  Nobody Should Fear a Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Further Thoughts About Capitalism And Socialism

Socialism is a materialistic, atheistic, secular religion.  Capitalism is one manifestation of individual liberty and moral responsibility that derives both from the philosophical insights of Plato and Aristotle, and from the revelations of Hebrew Biblical prophets and Jesus Christ, carried forward in our Judeo-Christian moral teachings.

Setting The Record Straight

Liberal-progressives were quick to interpret, incorrectly, the Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation as condemnation of capitalism.  According to Edward Morrissey’s post in The Fiscal Times’s website, the emphasis, instead, was on individual responsibility for charitable action, along with condemnation of corrupt, crony capitalism that oppresses the poor.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Liberal-Progressive-Socialists Just Don’t Get It

Pope Francis Confounds a Journalistic Rat, Unleashed in the Atheistic Press

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Why the Reviled Tea Party Was Right about Obamacare

Read Liz Peek’s assessment on The Fiscal Times’s website.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Syria In Historical Perspective

Robert Curry looks at what Walter Lippmann called the acids of modernity, the corrosive effect of liberal-progressivism on our national ethos.