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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Caring Liberal-Progressivism And Anti-Semitism

Ben Stein outlines the growing, irrational racism of liberal-progressivism, in the United States.  That racism, anti-semitism and anti-Israelism, is even more virulent in Europe.

In part liberal-progressivism’s racism is resurgence of scape-goating, blaming one’s failures and miseries on a convenient group of “others.” 

Liberal-progressivism’s across-the-board failure is manifest in the miseries of high unemployment rates here and in Europe; in high rates of violent crime; in never-before-experienced high rates of illegitimate births and single-parent families; in the murder of millions of unborn babies; in current generations of students far less well educated than earlier generations.  Meanwhile the birth rate in the United States (except among immigrant groups) and in Europe has been falling and is now below the rate necessary to keep populations from shrinking in total.  Given the unsupportable costs of welfare-state hand-outs, we and Europe are approaching a point at which the dwindling numbers of those working to produce economic goods will be outnumbered and overwhelmed by the non-working beneficiaries of welfare programs.

This dismal record since the 1960s is the direct result of liberal-progressivism’s hell-bent campaign since the French Revolution to destroy all of the religious morality and social customs that are essential to creating and maintaining social and political order.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

What’s The Real Deal In Ferguson?

We are confronted with a fundamental Constitutional issue: protecting the rights of individuals against mindless mobs in the streets.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Traditional Virtues Perish Under Onslaught Of Deficit Spending And Federal Reserve Loose Money

The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ObamaCare Sausage

Like sausage, few people knew everything that was packed into it.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Political Morality?

Liberal-progressives deny the existence of moral principles, but don’t hesitate to employ moral rhetoric to cudgel those who disagree with them.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Scottish Renaissance In America

Scottish scholars were the most influential single group of teachers during the founding of the United States.  Today none of these great educators could find employment at major universities, because of their non-politically-correct understanding of reality.

Today’s Secularity vs. Constitutional Liberties

In his latest book, Professor Ellis Sandoz explores the origins and nature of personal freedoms in the Western world, especially as those freedoms came to be embodied in the Constitution of the United States.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Measuring Greatness

Read Robert Stapler’s analysis of American presidents succeeding or failing to meet the challenges of their times (it’s presented as a comment on another recent post).

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Religious Foundation Of The United States

While the First Amendment prohibits the establishment of any official religion at the Federal level,  Judeo-Christian moral values and religious faith were inseparably interwoven with all political issues in 1776 and in 1787, when the Constitution was crafted.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Liberal-Progressivism Is Not Liberalism

Robert Curry, who from time to time favors this blog with one of his posts, has written a brief explanation for The American Thinker.

A Quick Defense of Classical Liberalism