"Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny. It's the only one. It's based on thousands of years of human experience. There is nothing narrow about the conservative philosophy. It's a liberating philosophy. It is a magnificent philosophy. It is a philosophy for the ages, for all times." ~ Mark Levin
"I realized that conservatism was the philosophy that best suited me, with its emphasis on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and merit." ~ Mark Levin
The horrific attacks in Paris on Friday have, predictably, led to much over-reaction and demands that we do more of the exact things that radicalize people and make them want to attack us. The French military wasted no time bombing Syria in retaliation for the attacks, though it is not known where exactly the attackers were from. Thousands of ISIS fighters in Syria are not Syrian, but came to Syria to overthrow the Assad government from a number of foreign countries — including from France and t... (more)
I had a dream the other night, that I was president of Loyola University, and faced with the challenges that confronted Tim Wolfe, the now ex-president of the University of Missouri. But don’t get worried: I have no intention of taking up any such office; it would interfere with my research, writing and publication. In any case, I am not sure Loyola is quite ready for a Jewish atheist as its leader.
In any case, what would I do if I were in Mr. Wolfe’s shoes? Here are the demands... (more)
This talk was delivered at the Mises Circle in Phoenix, AZ, on November 7, 2015.
Whether we’re talking about illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, or birthright citizenship, or the migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the subject of immigration has been in the news and widely discussed for months now. It is an issue fraught with potentially perilous consequences, so it is espe... (more)
Westminster Abbey, nearly a thousand years old, is my favorite stop in London, which I've visited so many times now that I've lost count. Each time I walk through the main entrance, my eyes are drawn immediately to the left because of the imposing statue of a man I deeply admire: William Ewart Gladstone, a devoted friend of both British and American liberty and the greatest of all British prime ministers.
Today, the name Gladstone adorns towns, parks, schools, and many buildings a... (more)
Bodies are still being counted after terrorist attacks rang out in Paris tonight, some stories have the death toll exceeding 120. I'll let the news outlets sort out the details on what actually happened, but from the limited information available I can say this. Anybody who is acting surprised must have had their head in the sand for the last few months. ... (more)
French people are being methodically executed in droves, helpless to defend themselves due to civilian disarmament and forced to wait for militarized SWAT teams to protect them, but the nation "knows how to defend itself," says president François Hollande.
There is little question that individual liberty and economic stability have taken a beating during the past fifteen years. Most state institutions, from the Supreme Court to local governments, have been active in diminishing our traditional freedoms. CSIS and other alphabet soup spy agencies now intrude into our personal lives in order to categorize our threat levels. We are given no choice but to fund the murder of foreign citizens through endless, unjust wars. We can only watch while the ... (more)
The highly effective Russian operation in Syria has clearly exposed the real position of the West, along with the ties it has with international terrorist groups.
As is already known, the so-called Western coalition, created by Washington more than a year ago has been "effectively fighting" terrorism in Syria and Iraq. What are the results? Desert areas with no terrorists to be found anywhere have been heavily bombed, at the same time, terrorists are regularly acquiring weapon due... (more)
The United States and the Republic of Korea have drastically altered their military plans towards North Korea by shifting their central focus from preparation of a large-scale direct confrontation to swift localised subversive actions, reported the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun on October 5, 2015. According to the newspaper, while previously the United States and the Republic of Korea (RK) were considering a full-scale ground war, the "sudden provocations from the North, which have been takin... (more)
In an epic display of the totalitarian nature of political correctness, "protests" at the University of Missouri have culminated with an email being sent out by campus police urging students to call the cops if they experience "Hateful and/or Hurtful Speech."
The protests were spurned after the African-American student government president claimed that in September, people in a passing pick-up truck shouted racial slurs at him which prompted other black students to come forward an... (more)
America's next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe when he or she assumes office. He will also inherit a shadow government, one tha... (more)
The song "America the Beautiful" should be changed to "America the Invader."
According to Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock, the United States "has invaded or fought in eighty-four out of 194 countries" and "has had some form of military involvement with a spectacular 191 out of 194." Their findings are published in the appropriately titled America Invades: How We've Invaded or Been Militarily Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth.
It's a well-known fact that the supreme commander is the highest official of the armed forces in any country. Simultaneously, as a rule, this very individual occupies the position of a head of the state, whether it's a president or monarch. The fundamental law of any state -- the national constitution specifies the rights and duties of the Supreme Commander, that doesn't simply define the military policy of a country, but also bears responsibility for the fighting capacity of the national army, ... (more)
When Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton was an undergraduate at Harvard he took time out to become a "Publius Fellow" at the "Straussian" neocon Pentagon propaganda mill known as the Claremont Institute in Claremont, California. After graduating he returned to Claremont Graduate School to pursue graduate studies in "government" under the tutelage of the "Straussians" there, but dropped out to pursue a law degree instead. He then joined the U.S. Army, eventually going to Iraq to kill Muslims. All of... (more)
Like millions of Americans, this past week I was sitting on my couch, drinking a cold beer, watching Game 1 of the World Series -- professional baseball's hallowed championship. Suddenly the satellite feed went out, the screen went dark. Naturally, as FOX Sports scrambled to get their live feed fixed, many of my fellow Americans took to twitter to speculate as to what had caused the outage. I was, sadly, unsurprised to see that the most common joke people were making was that China must have hac... (more)
A huge sign outside a local tire store really irritated me a couple of weeks ago. Its large letters blared: "WE SUPPORT THE TROOPS." I was tempted to get out of the car and demand that the owner tell me what he was actually doing besides displaying the sign, which probably didn't cost much in money or effort. I suspected that posting the sign was the extent of his "support," but I restrained myself and kept going.
I wonder if anyone ever asks the owner that question. Probably not.... (more)