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For Grown up, Mature, Civilized People—Morality is the Answer

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, ALBERT E. BOWEN Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be resolved whether the...

Get it to me frank, truthful, and complete!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … the legislature is likely to establish a marine hospital at New Orleans, where we lose about 400. boatmen & seamen annually...

To Have Our Names Enrolled in the Annals of Heaven – 9 Nov 1772

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JAMES MADISON Madison letter to William Bradford, 9 November 1772 My Dear Billey, You moralize so prettily that if I were to judge from...

Indispensable Public Need: Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 23 August 1750 I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and...

Benjamin Franklin On Self-Denial, Love of Neighbor, Happiness & Reason

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ... for self denial is never a duty or a reasonable action but as it is a natural means of...

Can happiness exist without morality?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I believe firmly with you in the connection between virtue & happiness: that the latter can never exist ...: and that...

Democracies open the door to tyranny

American Minute with Bill Federer How Tyrants Arise - a fascinating, in-depth explanation by Plato. Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of...

Why Moral Values Matter

BY ALAN CARUBA "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or...

Longfellow – Poet and Professor

American Minute with Bill Federer     "Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the 18th of April, in 75; Hardly a...

Morality and the Law: A Partnership

BY STEVE FARRELL “I suppose persons who mouth the slogan think they are saying something profound. In fact, if that is an argument at...

Commentary: A Self-Made Merchant to His Son

Commentary A turn of the Twentieth Century editor—in the manner of a letter from a businessman to his son—offers advice to students just entering college. College...

The American Vine: A Sermon—Jacob Duché

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS July 20, 1775 Preached in Christ-Church, Philadelphia, before the Honourable Continental Congress, July 20, 1775. Being the Day Recommended by...

What is Intellectual Insanity?

America's War with Reality, Truth, and Morality BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Ideas have consequences. A philosophy is a set of ideas about basic things like reality,...

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights...

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights...

The Body of Liberties—1641

Background of the American Revolution In December, 1641, the Puritans pass the first code of law in New England. This session continued three weeks, and established...

Author of Liberty or Not?

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Is God the author of liberty, or not? A valid, and need I say, vital question. But in this age of secularism,...

Condoms In Middle School?

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Last summer, a school district in Oregon announced that it would provide condoms to middle schoolers as young as age 11. The...

Some Men are Not for Sale—Samuel Adams

Background of the American Revolution Samuel Adams, The Father of the American Revolution and a staunch Puritan until his death, displays, prior to the Revolutionary...

A Supreme Court, Not Supreme Wisdom

BY ALAN CARUBA I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended...

Identity Politics: Fool Us Twice, Shame on Us

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN The root cause of the major issues that are devastating America is Obama; an out growth of who he is...

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

BY SELWYN DUKE If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it...

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and HUMAN RIGHTS

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Is the imposition of the death penalty on an individual for committing certain particularly heinous crimes against society a violation of...

The Morality of Love – How to Think About Love, Part 4

Max Weismann interviews Mortimer Adler Part 4: The Morality of Love Weismann: Now I would like us to move on to our last topic and consider...

Only Virtue, Morality, & Intelligence Can Save America

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young 1855 Assuredly in the preservation of virtue, morality, and intelligence she may look for the perpetuity of...

The Myth of Moral Relativism

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The purpose of this brief essay is to show that moral (or ethical) relativism is a philosophical myth that is accepted...

GOD AND LIBERTY: A libertarian challenge to secular liberalism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST When Benjamin Franklin introduced his grandson to Voltaire shortly before the latter’s death in 1778, that great opponent of the Catholic...

An Awful Trust … and Final Accounting – Edmund Burke

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, EDMUND BURKE All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act...

For the Love of the Money?

GARY M. GALLES, THE FREEMAN It’s not unusual to hear market systems criticized for relying too much on money, as if this comes at the...

Part 5: The Virtue of Fortitude, Counterfeit Courage, Virtues Associated with Fortitude, Patience and...

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FIVE The Virtue of Fortitude Counterfeit Courage ...