While reading “The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge” by David McCullough, I came across a passage referring to the death of Emily Roebling, the wife of Washington Roebling, that I found particularly poignant.
Environmentalism is, at its core, a religious fanaticism against technology, industry and progress.
What the religion of environmentalism really opposes is man’s nature, i.e., the fact that man must reshape the earth in order to survive.
Without question we must be strong. Without question we must defend ourselves. I envision an America with a national defense unparalleled, undefeatable and unencumbered by nation-building. I envision a national defense that promotes, as Reagan put it, peace through strength.”
Creating paper money does not create goods.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just “changes” it.
Obama should clarify whose side he’s really on — America’s, or the Iranian regime’s.
The idea that you can tell whether a scientist — or anybody else — is “objective” by who is financing that scientist’s research is nonsense.
Progressives like Hillary Clinton crave power.
If threats of imprisonment, fines and lawsuits are not force, then what is?
Only a philosophical revolution will disestablish faith as a mode of living and “reform” it into the dustbin of history.
When Obama castigates spending cuts he is really criticizing your just demand to keep what you earn. So don’t feel so bad.
Despite the teachings of conventional morality, judging others is a virtue from the perspective of rational egoism.
Why must you be religious to practice what you believe? This should be about individual freedom.
In political cinema, it’s a long way from Keeper of the Flame to House of Cards. The Tracy/Hepburn film warns about the evils of fascism; the Kevin Spacey TV series celebrates statism.
The basic ingredients for Hong Kong’s progress were not foreign aid and other handouts from Western nations but instead law and order and a free market.
Ben Bernanke presided over the Federal Reserve for two terms, from 2006 through 2014. A year and half into his first term, he began driving the Federal Funds Rate down. By the end of his frantic interest episode, this key overnight lending benchmark had been crushed. It hit bottom, and it hasn’t sprung back in […]