The Wuhan virus has taught people that spiritual maladies can translate into physical maladies. A society comprised of so many individuals lacking community, faith, and reason will succumb all too easily to hysteria and nihilism.
The Constitution provides that the two houses of the national legislative power, which are directly dependent on and accountable to the people and to the states, should deal with any criminality of a president.
Dr. Fauci’s view, that to avoid infecting others in the future, the handshake should disappear as a social custom, privileges mere life at the expense of the good life and further undermines American civic life by ending a custom that directs us towards others and away from ourselves.
Experts and technocrats lack the experience, the wisdom, and the real political authority to make the kind of broad decisions that should be guiding us in a crisis.
On our side of the abyss, the 16-year-old boy is dying slowly of intellectual asphyxiation in school and online. On that side of the abyss, the biggest manufacturer of women’s clothing in Cleveland is advertising for a likely lad to come and do office work, with high hopes set forth for a well-remunerated career.
If the COVID-19 virus destroys the foolish veneration of nature and leads more people, especially the young, to a new respect for the Judeo-Christian worldview, it might be the one silver lining in this catastrophe.
We have a duty to preserve our earthly lives, but not at all costs. This is true both for individuals and for nations. We cannot help but notice the eagerness with which some leftists have embraced the shutdown of churches.
As the crisis continues, and in the aftermath, the activity of the citizens that Alexis de Tocqueville described so well in his book must always include assessing how well their local and state governments have prepared for ordinary and extraordinary events.
The war against COVID-19 puts the choice between expertise and common sense front and center. Are we to be ruled by statesmen or experts?
We urgently need this common sense in our corporations, in Congress, and in the White House if we are to succeed as a nation, particularly in this time of crisis.
If we believe that our opponents are not just wrong, but evil, violence against them becomes an acceptable response.
Teaching young people they have no country, that there is neither God nor justice, but only their own anger to right wrongs leads not to civilized self-rule but to fanaticism and self-destruction.
While it is important for us to come together and work to address shared concerns and strive to reach shared goals, it is important to remember that cultures and religions have fundamental and occasionally contradictory principles.
The call for socialism, even so-called “democratic socialism,” is an attack on America itself.
Religious Liberty is the latest in the Ashbrook Center’s series of document collections covering major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government.
Nikole Hannah-Jones ought to step up, be courageous, and debate the historians with whom she disagrees. They’re waiting. All historical claims, particularly those with as wide-reaching and radical ramifications as these, must be discussed and scrutinized by trained scholars.
In full-blooded socialist systems, access to government power is the paramount avenue to success.
Charity is warranted respecting political divisions when the objects of the parties are in accord. Washington’s advice for healing our divisions then and now involves remembering what ought to be our common object. But do we?
The right to recall can be enacted and states should take the lead to regain power over the swamp.
Christopher Flannery’s podcast “The American Story” works to dispel the irrational leftist narrative about America, one true and beautiful story at a time.