If you think this generation’s inquisitors will satisfy themselves with mere state censorship, job loss, and contract termination, think again. “Approved think” is already restricting social media and you may, at some point, lose your banking and credit card privileges for being declared officially “hateful.”
We are our own totalitarians. We make the Puritans in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter look like free-thinkers. Who among us will be most passionate in surveillance?
James Mattis and William McRaven’s comments reveal the anti-republican nature common to the modern military officer. Freedom-loving people should take note.
Do we really want to normalize the view that the military is the protector of republican government?
Google's arrogance is such that a vast number of Americans worry that the major conduit of speech in the free world doesn't care about free speech.
Reason, wrote John Locke, is man’s “only Star and compass.” It will bring those who but consult it to the table of amity, where they […]
When the opposition doesn’t care whether the scurrilous things he’s spreading about you are true, the odds are good that they just want you to have to deny them.
If he’s a younger voter, though, it’s likely the NeverChumper has never been a “chump” at all. He’s grown up in an educational environment openly hostile to him, and doesn’t remember a Left any milder or more civil than today’s.
This is what NeverTrump types still do not understand: Even when Trump voters are not fully satisfied with Trump’s policies, we rally to him when he is attacked by the establishment because his election was an expression of the will of the people, and his enemies express the will of a hostile ruling class.
As Englishmen had become Americans, liberty and equality shifted from customs to rights, and slavery became a very peculiar institution indeed, a repellent anomaly in a world of freedom.
As our politics have become increasingly fractious, our politicians and political pundits have appealed more to the aesthetics of our country than to its ambitious and ennobling goals.
Libertarians have become pawns of the progressive Left in America, and in an ironic twist, both of them have been co-opted by globalist corporate interests. When everything is privatized, rationed and metered, corporate rent seekers gain new revenue streams.
The post-truth era promises to be a wild ride. In a post-truth world, a promise is meaningless . . . A post-truth person is free to swear on a Bible to uphold the Constitution and then set right to work subverting it.
The decades-long leftist project to undermine the story we Americans tell about ourselves literally destroys and replaces our culture with something vastly more dangerous.
Will we have politics-as-conversation or politics-as-war? Those are the only choices.
Love it or hate it, New York Times v. Sullivan benefits the Right.
Robert Francis O’Rourke did us a favor; he made it very clear what the Left has in mind.
In defense of the U.S. Constitution.
If we can reorient our abstract and denuded politics toward the deep human desire for the sublime, we might actually create something worth conserving. Only then will we make our words meaningful again.
Spoiler alert: They don’t work and they’re an invitation to abuse of power.