October 1, 2020

"Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

With the 2019 Pew Research Poll showing the percentage of Christians in America dropping from 77 percent in 2009 to 65 percent in 2019, the religious transformation of Americans cannot...

September 30, 2020

Philosophy conjures up images of the metaphysical, the examination of the meaning of life, love and all things about who we are. Some of the most famous philosophers — Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Hegel and Marx — ring familiar. Philosophy has other elements though, inc...

September 22, 2020

During the past few months, most Americans have begun to hear the term “Critical Race Theory.” Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is about “race, racism and power”; I will use “CRT” throughout this article. Though the roots of CRT go back to at least the 1970s, the theory h...

September 14, 2020

During his nomination speech at the close of this year’s Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump spoke to the issue of a rising and dangerous alternative American history. “We want our sons and daughters to know the truth,” Trump said. “America is the gr...

September 4, 2020

In the wake of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, communists throughout Europe believed communism would quickly flourish throughout the world. Karl Marx had predicted that communism was “scientifically” inevitable as a replacement of capitalism. In the wake...

August 25, 2020

Only a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic, a groundbreaking poll was published highlighting the shocking pace of decline of Christianity in America. This Pew research poll, published in Oct 17, 2019 (https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christiani...

August 12, 2020

I first took the oath of office as a newly commissioned second lieutenant in the Army, some 30 years ago. I recall the sacred importance of the oath, as I was pledging my life and potential death in fidelity to those words. The oath of all U.S. federal officers is to “...

July 27, 2020

The Washington Redskins; the Kansas City Chiefs; the Cleveland Indians.

Everybody who is triggered by those names take one step further to the left so we can see what’s what. OK, I can see snowflakes, well-meaning but inexplicably guilty white Americans, and race-baitin...

July 6, 2020

After the initial shock and emotion over the George Floyd killing, Americans are waking up to an insidious movement using that emotion for ulterior purposes. Groups with Marxist ideology have brazenly infiltrated the protests and used them to further their aims. Former...

June 23, 2020

Remember that high school history teacher you had? The one with the one jacket he wore every day, with patches on the elbows, who liked to stand in your personal space and was forever blathering about thought experiments? Today I’m that guy. Thought experiment! Go ahea...

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