The Uninformed American Public

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has conducted a new study that probably should surprise no one who is really following the educational trends and the knowledge base of Americans. I’ll let ISI describe the results: Are most people, including college graduates, civically illiterate? Do elected officials know even less than most citizens about civic topics such as history, government, and economics? The answer is yes on both counts according to a new study by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). More than… Read more »

The Real Terrorism

William Ayers has come out of his “cone of silence” since election day. He has appeared on television “clarifying” his youthful acts of terrorism. The bombs weren’t meant for people, he says; they were only aimed at the destruction of property. How comforting to know he was a “nice” terrorist. The people who were killed were apparently just collateral damage. As despicable as his earlier actions were, what he has been doing since, in my view, is the more longlasting… Read more »

Is There a God Problem?

Today we have another prime example of the difference between a conservative and a Christian conservative. Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist who became controversial during the campaign for impugning Sarah Palin has dropped another bomb on the conservative movement. In her commentary, she has decided to denigrate evangelical Christians in the Republican tent. She states: As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit. Three little letters, great big… Read more »

The Many Deaths of the Republican Party

Herbert Hoover & the Great Depression The Republican Party has “died” many times. Yet it always seems to be resurrected. We can start with Herbert Hoover, whose administration coincided with the Great Depression. Elected in 1928 at the height of economic prosperity, Hoover has ever since been associated with the worst economic disaster in American history. He did help make it happen; specifically, he helped prolong it with his government interventionist policies. But his successor, FDR, was the one who… Read more »

The Republican Future?

What does the future hold for the Republican party? Is it dead? Whether dead or not, what type of “revival” does it need? I believe Republicans need a couple of key things at this point: first, a clear message that resonates with voters; second, a leader who has the ability to communicate the message. The message cannot be new. Some want Republicans to walk away from their roots. I disagree. The focus, now more than ever, needs to be on… Read more »

R.I.P? Not Yet

A few days ago, I received the following picture in an e-mail. Yes, I did post a message that I entitled “America’s Suicide Attempt?” But this picture is premature. November 4, 2008, was definitely a step in the wrong direction, and the America of the future may be unrecognizable to us today. Yet that is not set in stone (so to speak). As I’ve stated before, I believe Obama is a radical. His philosophy is radical and his instincts have… Read more »

A Veterans Day Remembrance

Ronald Reagan, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, gave one of the most inspiring speeches of his presidency. Sitting before him were the survivors of the assault on the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. Watch Reagan’s address on that day. These are words that every American should know, but sadly, our children are not taught them. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganddayaddress.html