Religion has no place in government.
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.
“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.
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.
If you send your children to a private school, you are not a bad person. And anyone who claims otherwise is a monster.
Liberal professors have trashed the liberal arts, by converting so many liberal arts courses into indoctrination centers for left-wing causes and fads, instead of courses where students learn how to weigh conflicting views of the world for themselves.
The very name “Common Core” is collectivist (i.e. socialist, communistic) in its orientation. It’s not a conspiracy; it’s deliberate. The bureaucratic intellectuals in Washington DC and elsewhere think this is a good thing.
At a time when other Third World countries were setting up government-controlled economies and blaming their poverty on “exploitation” by more advanced industrial nations, Lee Kuan Yew promoted a market economy, welcomed foreign investments, and made Singapore’s children learn English, to maximize the benefits from Singapore’s position as a major port for international commerce.
We Would Not Have Killed 1.7 Million People in our Agrarian Utopia
No more movies. No more lights. No more power usage.
Once Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s reasonable to assume that they might use it, on day one, a threat we never necessarily faced with the Soviets. The people of Israel have no choice but to pay attention to this fact.
I want to control you, which is why I intimidate you by calling you “selfish.”
The real war in the Middle East is not military; it’s ideological.
Barack Obama belongs on the side of Selma’s oppressor, not on the side of Selma’s oppressed.
The real issue is whether Greece’s decades-long experiment with failed debt-financed socialism will be allowed to survive much longer.