A response to John Piper on the election

I respect and admire author and pastor John Piper, but his recent column “pondering the implications of the 2020 election” has not persuaded me against voting for Donald Trump next week. As I… Continue reading

T minus nine months

My sixth grandchild is expected to make her exit from the womb within a few weeks, right around election day. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and almost every other Democrat, believe my daughter-in-law… Continue reading

The Pharisaic Party

A primary divide in American politics separates according to perceived goodness. Democrats see themselves as the virtuous ones and charge Republicans with bigotry and hypocrisy. Republicans have a similar but opposite perspective. Both… Continue reading

The voices and the Voice

Boy, there are a lot of voices out there…in the blogosphere and on social media, from the news-gatherers and pundits, from politicians, protesters, and pulpits. Is anyone really being heard over the cacophony?… Continue reading

Will somebody please distinguish between defending the man and voting for him?

In February 2020 BC (Before Covid), columnist David French penned an essay titled, Will Somebody Please Hate My Enemies for Me? In it he argued that Christians who support President Trump and know… Continue reading

Worse than homosexuality

Imagine you’ve been justly convicted and imprisoned for life in a foreign country for various acts of cruelty and lawlessness. I know…you’re a good person and would never find yourself in such a… Continue reading

All truth matters

Black lives matter. Of course. You know what else matters? TRUTH. I question whether those loudly and proudly condemning the police, certain politicians, and virtually all whites as racists believe that truth matters.… Continue reading

Says who?

WHAT DO WE NEED?    OBJECTIVE TRUTH! WHEN DO WE NEED IT?    RIGHT NOW!! I doubt we’ll be hearing any responsorial protest chants like this anywhere anytime soon…even though this commodity essential… Continue reading

Liberty: love it or lose it

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. –  Daniel Webster (1) What’s not to love about liberty? Isn’t it the desire of… Continue reading

This is not a popularity contest

It is always better to be vulgarly right than politely wrong. So said statesman and lexicographer Noah Webster. For me, this pithy saying encapsulates our choices in the 2020 presidential election. It shouldn’t… Continue reading

The sheet anchor of our liberties

I have always said, I always will say, that the studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands. (1) So said our third president, Thomas Jefferson,… Continue reading

Lincoln’s words for our present difficulty

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. (1) This one, short quip conveys well how Abraham Lincoln felt about the forced… Continue reading

It’s the one thing

Ask the average man or woman on the street what’s the one thing most necessary for securing freedom and you’ll likely get one of two answers: less government control more government control But… Continue reading

4 presidents and 1 Confederate general on slavery

The leftists currently pushing America on a path to self-destruction insist that this country was built on racism and slavery. Statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have been vandalized or torn down… Continue reading

These guys were wise

“It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage…Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of… Continue reading