The best way to destroy the public’s memory of an important event is to make it into an American national holiday. This brings me to the Fourth of July. There are no Fourth of July parades on TV, or anywhere else, as far as I know. I cannot remember any in my youth.
Christian pastors, you are now free to talk about politics from the pulpit. You can even endorse a candidate. And when your sermon is finished, you can register people to vote right in your church. Who gave you this right? Well, first, the First Amendment does: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of […]
What’s the best way to get these career politicians out of Washington D.C.? Take away the special privileges that make it so comfy that they never leave, and make it so hard to vote them out. If we’re ever going to experience liberty again in this country, we must remove the elitists in our nation’s […]
1. The crucial objective factor promoting economic growth in a private property social order is per capita investment. 2. Americans save less than 5% of household income. 3. The Federal Reserve System runs the show economically; Congress doesn’t. 4. Here is the supreme symbol of the chain of command: Congress will not audit the Federal […]
On Thursday, September 24, 1789, the First House of Representatives voted to recommend – in its exact wording – the First Amendment to the states for ratification. The next day, Friday, September 25, Congressman Elias Boudinot from New Jersey proposed that the House and Senate jointly request of President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”
A friend of mine in the radio business called me recently to ask what I think about the “performance tax” issue. If you are a regular listener to talk radio, you’ve probably heard ads decrying a plan to impose a “tax on radio.”
Sen. Barbara Boxer claims that “Well-dressed” protesters at Town Hall meetings are out to “hurt our president.” House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi claims protesters are “carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.” A DNC attack ad calls those who oppose latest round of legislative agenda “angry mobs” and “extremists.” The […]
What is the first principle of economics? Some economists will claim that it’s supply and demand, while others insist that it’s scarcity or the division of labor. The first principle of economics is “thou shalt not steal.”The word economics is derived from two Greek words: oikos, meaning “house,” and nomos, meaning “law.” Combined we […]
Recently I have received a number of emails from atheists. This isn’t unusual since American Vision publishes a number of books refuting common atheist arguments, and I’ve written a few articles on the subject as well. American Vision has published four books refuting three top-dog atheists: Letter from a Christian Citizen, Return of the Village Atheist, God Is, and The Deluded Atheist.
No fundamental provision of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights is more neglected – or thoroughly violated – today than the Tenth Amendment. It is violated in spirit and in practice. Its violation is advocated implicitly and explicitly: in the teaching of American history and government, in legal theory, in what passes for “Constitutional Law,” and in the functioning of everyday American politics and government.
I am deeply disappointed in your vote to pass the "Economic Stimulus Package."The bill is more like Pandora’s box than a package. It is an ill-conceived conglomeration of bad ideas.
Hermeneutics, the science and skill of interpretation, is most often applied to the Bible. But hermeneutics can be applied to any written document. For example, the Constitution is a piece of literature that requires interpretive skill to determine its meaning. I was reminded of this when I read a letter to the editor that appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
Pretend I’ve been chosen as a special select committee of one with authority to fix the financial crisis. The following is my plan to bring you the most effective U-turn possible. I’ve taken the best of the remedies as suggested in recent weeks by various experts and merged them for your information into a single, all-inclusive […]
George W. Bush, by missing many a golden chance at greatness that came his way, is almost certain to go down in honest history as mediocre rather than what he could easily have been. I personally liked what I saw of him on TV and could envision him as being a good neighbor or even […]
It’s been said (by me) that two half-truths don’t make the whole truth. Geoffrey Stone’s response to Mitt Romney’s religious assurance