“[W]e seek a return to the oldest and most commonsensical interpretive principle: In their full context, words mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written…”
Antonin Scalia, Bryan Garner Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts
Is Voter fraud Real?
“I’ll have those n****** voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
~ Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.” The Huffington Post
“No amount of infrastructure repair, or wealth creation, or cultural development, or social improvement, or building great things will matter at all, if we do not fully address the crisis in education. There simply will be no persons of courage, conviction, compassion, or competence to take the lead in the future.
We are a society racing toward fiercely competitive ideological outcomes, and the classical Christian education model affords the best hope of being prepared for a more noble future; one that can save us from failed states of chaos and anarchy. There is much more at stake today than almost anyone realizes." Gordon Riddle Pennington, III
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5
"Where is the curse found? Everywhere we look, we see the curse and its malignant effects. How far does it extend? To every atom and molecule of creation― from coast to coast, shore to shore, sky to sky, and to every square inch of the planet. That's how far the curse is found. Most importantly, every single human being is found under this curse. "For there is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 Albert Mohler
Stephen Moroney's fascinating study examines the frequently neglected topic of the noetic effects of sin, a phenomenon in which sin distorts human thinking. Drawing on the detailed models formulated by John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Emil Brunner, he sets forth an updated model of the subject.
The Fall brought about the perversion of human faculties, but it did not destroy all faculties. Human reasoning abilities were affected, but not eliminated. This can be seen in the fact that the writers of Scripture often appeal to the minds of unbelievers by citing evidence on behalf of their claims, using logical inferences in building their case, and speaking in the language and thought forms of those outside of the faith. J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
The ideas that shaped our culture were great and worthy. The principal goal was to reconcile liberty with law. But in the last century our culture has undergone incredible changes and challenged the ideas that once shaped and guided us. The result has been the collapse of law, the eradication of the spirit, and the unleashing of evil. The response of the Christian calling for a return to morality is a scream in the dark, because morality has no self-sustaining light. It is a vacuous term left at the mercy of our passions. Only in the defense and authority of the Word can morality be anchored, evil understood, the soul restored. Ravi Zacharias
America is disintegrating. The "one Nation under God, indivisible" of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents. This is the thrust of Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower, his most controversial and thought-provoking book to date.
Buchanan traces the disintegration to three historic changes: America's loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social, and cultural collapse that have followed from that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation. And as our nation disintegrates, our government is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.
How Americans are killing the country they profess to love, and the fate that awaits us if we do not turn around, is what Suicide of a Superpower is all about.
Political Islam And
How To Counter It
Uncommon Knowledge: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the West, Dawa, and Islam
Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins me to discuss her new book, The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It, and her views on the challenges facing Western civilization in regards to political Islam. She argues that Islam needs to be separated into two different parts, one part of religion and the other part, political philosophy. She concedes that many aspects of the religious part of Islam are peaceful but argues that the political side is much more concerning due to its focus on Dawa, which means “to plead or to call non-Muslims to Islam.” This call to convert people to Islam is what she argues was a driving force behind the spread of Islam throughout history.
On Marxism in America, the Communist China Threat,
Unconventional Warfare and Hong Kong
How does communist ideology manifest in the current political landscape? How did Marx and his followers endeavor to rewrite history? What are some major misconceptions people have about socialism and communism, and the end results of these ideologies? What are the origins of Antifa? And what is the purpose of the violence they frequently engage in? And where does political correctness originally come from?