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Introduction to Logic, Part 6 By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. We have learned something about the general and special types of propositions in a previous essay. It's time now to investigate certain properties of these propositions as they are compared to one another. This brings us to the matter of logical opposition....
THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO EPISTEMOLOGY BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Part Four: The Sources of Knowledge All of us have stored away millions of bits of information, most of which, as we all know, we can't remember when we want to. What is the source of these bits...
BY CHRISTOPHER C.M. WARREN I do have to say from the outset that whilst I was never a communist (I have, for most of my life, been slightly right of centre, and for a period, slightly left of centre) and had nothing but contempt for the whole Marxist system, I...
BY T.F. STERN Folks who understand that self governance requires self discipline, those who’ve found themselves living on the ‘left coast’ while not being able to have a voice in that government have figured out a way to separate themselves from the fruits and nuts currently destroying the state of...
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Today is the real birthday of George Washington and it's important to remind ourselves of his many sterling personal qualities that made him, in truth, The Father of Our Country. Washington was not only "first in war" and "first in peace," but he was also "first...
BY T.F. STERN My wife and I own property on the north side of Houston and another piece of property half way between Dallas and Houston close to where the proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) reportedly would be constructed and operate.  Being a taxpayer and property owner means I have...
Misleading claims about shale gas development serve dogma but not the public interest By Paul Driessen The Sierra Club and other environmental pressure groups are redoubling their efforts to “stop fracking in its tracks.” No wonder. The technology is an existential threat to fundamental “green” dogmas. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing is...
Carl L. Bankston III, Professor of Sociology, Tulane University The historian Gordon Wood, in his magisterial 1969 classic The Creation of the American Republic, observed that the ideal of equality was a formative part of early American culture. For Wood, the early American attraction to goals of equality grew out...
From a land use, economic, environmental or raw materials perspective, wind is unsustainable By Paul Driessen President Obama and a chorus of environmentalists, politicians, corporate executives and bureaucrats are perennially bullish on wind power as the bellwether of our “clean energy economy of the future.” In reality, wind energy may well be...
Leonard O. Goenaga Article Series: The Pulpit and the Patriots WEEK 2: The Pulpit and the American Revolution: Jonathan Mayhew (1720-1766) Jonathan Mayhew is one such example of these Pulpit Patriots.1 Robert Treat Pain, a signer of the Declaration and former attorney general, spoke of Mayhew as "The Father of Civil and...
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, truth, and morality. Therefore, philosophies have consequences. Some of the consequences of some philosophies are not good for human beings. Insanity, in the sense of...
An Example of Applied Philosophy BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Applied philosophy involves the application of philosophical principles and concepts to the practical affairs of the human condition. Philosophers have written widely on such topics as science, law, politics, religion, history, and education. They have sought to have an influence on the...
By T.F. Stern, At what point do you come to the realization that perhaps a society isn’t worth saving?  That’s an interesting thought to enter your mind at four in the morning. I’m not saying we should bring down the flood waters and wipe out the human race or anything quite...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN As a proud grateful American who happens to be black, I am frustrated by Leftists'/fake news media's frenzied exploitation of the racial violence in Charlottesville. How can justice, peace, love and unity prevail when leftists are obsessed with using any and every opportunity to further...
LT. COLONEL ANDRE DEAN “Notes from the Colonel” “Trump is an orange-faced buffoon.  He hates women, Muslims, blacks, and Mexicans.  He is a bigoted, lying, white supremacist, and a revolting, stupid, arrogant human being who was elected by a basket of deplorable, illiterate hillbillies!” (Image courtesy of Wikipedia) Have you heard these astonishing...
By Robert F. Beaudine Most of the great thinkers of the past agreed on two aspects of truth: Truth was difficult to ascertain and rarely dwelt in the crowds. Humorist Josh Billings observed that as scarce as truth is, the supply always exceeds the demand. There are different paths to truth,...
BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. I have often been asked to present a brief introduction to Classical Liberalism and how it fits into the philosophical tradition of which I consider myself to be a member, that of Classical Realism. Furthermore, some have questioned me about my use of the term "Moderate...
BY PHILIP VANDER ELST The Jews’ unbroken connection with the land of Israel Contrary to what many people believe, the Jews did not return to Palestine in the 20th century, and dispossess its Arab inhabitants, after a total absence from the land of two thousand years.  In reality, they maintained their...
Liberty Letters, James Madison It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. Different interests necessarily exist in different classes of citizens. If a majority...
Why import taxes are best: "They may be collected in few places, and from few hands with certainty and expedition. But few officers are necessary to be employed in collecting them, and there is no danger of oppression in laying them, because, if they are laid higher than trade will bear, the merchants will cease importing, or smuggle their goods. We have therefore sufficient security, arising from the nature of the thing, against burdensome, and intolerable impositions from this kind of tax." -- Brutus (Robert Yates)
Representation and Internal Taxation Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee was arguably the best known Anti-federalist writer. His pamphlets were widely distributed and reprinted in newspapers. Anti-federalist Papers # 36/37 are excerpts from his first pamphlet. Anti-federalist Nos. 41, 42, 43, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61, 63, 69, 76-77 are taken...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ 393 years ago today, on November 21, 1620 (November 11 under the Old Style or Julian calendar), the Pilgrims and non-Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower drafted and signed the Mayflower Compact soon after anchoring off the coast of Cape Cod (having been blown off course from their actual...
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The Statue of Liberty is probably the most identifying symbol of America. It's almost like a religious shrine for Americans. Today is the anniversary of its dedication on October 28, 1886. A gift from France, it was built by Gustav Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower,...
American Minute with Bill Federer He sat next to George Washington in the pew at St. Paul's Chapel in New York during the religious service following Washington's Presidential Inauguration. He helped ratify the U.S. Constitution. His name was Fisher Ames. Fisher Ames was a Congressman from Massachusetts where, on August 20, 1789, he...
Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, John Jay The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its...
Liberty Letters, James Madison, 1788 No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that ... he accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and...
BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. My serious study of philosophy began when, at Columbia University in the early twenties, I took a course in the history of philosophy taught by Professor F.J.E. Woodbridge. Just before Christmas in 1921, I received as a Christmas gift, a copy of the Oxford translation...
Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson. 1774 ... We are further clearly of the opinion, that an attack, made on one of our sister colonies, to compel submission to arbitrary taxes, is an attack made on all British America, and threatens ruin to the rights of all, unless the united wisdom of...
Mr. Gingrich said Toffler's "Third Wave" was the key to figure out his Republican Revolution - Steve Farrell
BY T.F. STERN Well, that’s not quite true; I can’t sing the National Anthem without tears dripping down my cheeks and a large knot forming in my throat.  You see, I know some of the story about how this tune came about. This morning as we closed our church service the...