Persistence Paid Off in Win for Life

June 29th, 2022 12:37 PM

There were times over the last 50 years when some pro-lifers felt they would never see Roe v. Wade overturned and the right to life again recognized by government. Many who never doubted didn’t live to see this day. They had marched in the cold streets of Washington, D.C., in January on Roe’s anniversary. These never-doubters included Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life, Phyllis…

Sticks, Stones, and Worse Amid Threats of Political Violence

June 16th, 2022 11:32 AM

Most people are familiar with the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The incendiary rhetoric that has engulfed our political system has demonstrated that especially violent words can cause hurt, even death, to others. The most recent example is a California man who showed up last week at the Maryland home of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Police…

Predictable Commencement Addresses Cap Off College Indoctrination

June 8th, 2022 9:20 AM

What comes to mind in the month of June? Weddings. Vacations (and how to pay for record high gas prices if you’re driving). Graduations. Time was when many commencement speeches at major universities were about America and its values and what graduates could expect in the future. In recent years, they have become a political capstone on the progressive ideas imposed upon them in their classes…

The Missing Element in the Debate About Guns

June 6th, 2022 10:59 AM

The heightened debate over gun violence following the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is leaving out one critical element. The debate starts at the wrong end. Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Thermodynamics states: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” While Newton’s laws were about physics, the concept of action…

Texas Shooting: A Failure of Several Levels

June 1st, 2022 11:18 AM

There are no adjectives that can accurately describe the gruesome act committed by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. He killed 19 children and two teachers. “Evil” is about as close as it gets. President Biden and some fellow Democrats predictably called for more gun control laws without explaining why current laws are not obeyed by people intent on…

The Law and Racism

May 22nd, 2022 11:22 PM

The overt racism and anti-Semitism written in the Buffalo shooter’s 180-page “manifesto” has been rightly denounced by civilized people. The usual questions are being asked. These include how did he get the gun after he was admitted to a hospital last year for symptoms of mental illness? Another question: Why did President Biden go to Buffalo when as many, or more people, have been shot on an…

How Children Become Progressives

May 19th, 2022 6:31 PM

How are progressives made? By cooking them in a public school six hours a day, five days a week where they are seemingly indoctrinated with an ideology that contradicts the values and beliefs of many of their parents. It began as a trickle, but now is approaching a flood as activist groups – notably LGBTQ organizations – have infiltrated public schools and demanded their views on sexuality and…

Why Mother’s Day Weekend?

May 11th, 2022 6:32 PM

Irony doesn’t begin to explain why pro-choice activists chose Mother’s Day weekend to picket the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. In an age when there appear to be fewer consequences for violating moral or statutory laws, demonstrators and protesters outside the Supreme Court building seem to have…

Government Propaganda, American Style

May 4th, 2022 10:28 AM

As with many things, propaganda can be used for good or for ill, depending on who dispenses it. During World War II, American propaganda was considered a necessary tool in the pursuit of victory in a moral cause. Germany and Japan had their own propaganda machines to advance an evil agenda. The Nazi propaganda effort was headed by Joseph Goebbels to whom the term “The Big Lie,” meaning if one…

What Would Walt Think?

April 27th, 2022 9:38 AM

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill passed by the Republican-majority legislature that revokes a special tax exemption and other privileges for Walt Disney World in Orlando. This was in response to the company’s current leadership and some of its employees who have protested another bill signed by the governor that prohibits the teaching of gender issues in kindergarten through…

Free at Last (Until the Next Time)

April 24th, 2022 11:38 PM

“And they’re off,” as the callers of horse races say, but in this case, it means the government will no longer enforce mask mandates on airplanes, trains, buses, subways and other forms of public transportation. U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a judge for the Middle District of Florida, said the rule exceeded the authority of the Centers for Disease Control and…

Elon Musk and Free Speech

April 20th, 2022 9:58 PM

Americans who subscribe to “traditional values” have had to put up with a lot from the left in the name of the First Amendment. From vulgarities on TV (self-described First Amendment defenders said things like, “If you don’t like, it change the channel”), to sexual scenes in movies (“If you don’t like it, don’t go”), to the ready availability of pornography on the internet (“use blockers if…

Parents Rights Against the Machine: Round 2

April 12th, 2022 3:02 PM

The battle over whether parents, or public schools and elites should decide what goes into the minds and souls of students has entered a second stage The Washington Times reports LGBTQ activist groups are complaining about parents who object to children as young as five being taught gender issues and reading books that contain profanities and anti-police messages.

A Second ‘Contract with America’

April 7th, 2022 1:50 PM

During the 1994 congressional campaign, Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Dick Armey (R-TX) drew up what they called a Contract with America. It was printed on a card which was small enough to fit in a wallet or purse and it detailed what Republicans would do should voters give the GOP a House majority for the first time in 40 years. The left and the media derided the contract, but it was…