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BY DENNIS BEHREANDT At the National Prayer Breakfast, Barack Obama, our post-Christian President, took a swipe at Christians. We must “remember”, he preached, that “during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” This slanderous anecdote was part of a broader comparison the President was...
America has the largest and most powerfully armed professional military in the world. What would the Founders think of this development? BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Among the American colonists at the time of the War for Independence, experience had taught that standing armies were a danger to peace and liberty. Of the...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Progressives hate the Constitution. They like to claim that it is a "living" document that should change with the times. Columnist and pastor Byron Williams exemplifies this view. Writing for the Huffington Post in 2012, he quipped: "Though I would not consider myself on an intellectual par with James...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Rarely do Americans receive from the domestic mainstream press accurate information about the rebel groups fighting in Syria. According to reports from the Obama administration and buttressed by allied media groups, the faceless rebels are united in fighting a noble war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad....
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Rarely do Americans receive from the domestic mainstream press accurate information about the rebel groups fighting in Syria. According to reports from the Obama administration and buttressed by allied media groups, the faceless rebels are united in fighting a noble war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad....
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT A man crashed his car into a convenience store in a popular tourist resort in the U.S. Territory of Guam on Tuesday, then began randomly stabbing those nearby. Twenty-one-year-old Chad Ryan De Soto now faces charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, and aggravated assault. De Soto began his...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Vice President Joe Biden has said that the Obama administration is going to take executive (read dictatorial) action to implement gun control. "The president is going to act," Biden said. "There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken." The justification for this impending evisceration of the Second...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT In the wake of yet another mass shooting, liberal demagogues from the President on down are suggesting it is "time to do something" to control private ownership of guns in the United States. Their argument is that the easy availability of firearms in America makes it possible,...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Four years ago, Barack Obama was chosen to be President of the United States in one of the most momentous elections in recent memory. Running after eight years of George W. Bush when the country was fatigued from the endless “War on Terror” and terrified by an...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Big government technocrats have long believed they could manage the economy through government spending and manipulation of the money supply. Their program having failed, the world now faces an unprecedented crisis. In the classic approach to “tuning” the economy, leftist, pro-government policy analysts once were keen to argue...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is one of the Left’s favorite heroes. But her true legacy is to be found in her advocacy of a Nazi-like eugenics totalitarianism for the United States. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele made news recently in combination with conservative...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Common Sense says don’t spend more than you make. Socialists around the world have never heard of common sense. As the United States and the rest of the world continues to totter on the edge of a financial abyss, both politicians and people alike continue to call for...
Apple has billions of dollars overseas and is investing in manufacturing infrastructure offshore. Why isn't the company investing that money in manufacturing here? By Dennis Behreandt America has millions of unemployed people. As Fox News pointed out on April 6, the official unemployment rate, currently hovering at a bit over 8...
Protestors disrupted General Electric's shareholders meeting outraged at the company for not paying more in taxes and for not compensating retirees for inflation. But the anger at the company was misdirected. By Dennis Behreandt General Electric, holding its shareholder's meeting in Detroit, faced waves of protestors arguing that the company hasn't...
A tepid recovers has some hoping the recession is a thing of the past, but high federal debt and monetary expansion threaten future prosperity. By Dennis Behreandt The Bureau of Economic Analysis, a part of the Department of Commerce, reported in its March 30 release that Americans are saving less money...
As candidates in 2012, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney offer voters a reasonable option when it comes to respecting and protecting the rights of Americans. The only option is Ron Paul. BY DENNIS BEHREANDT At this late stage in the 2012 presidential campaign, why should anyone continue to support Ron...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT The proper role for government to play, if we admit that government should exist at all, is to protect each of us from those who would infringe upon our rights. For example, should your neighbor decide that he likes your new lawnmower and then walks over and makes...
Mitt Romney's problem is that he is perceived as a big government liberal. Can he convince conservatives and libertarians otherwise? Or, if he is nominated, will he drive the conservative base out of the GOP? BY DENNIS BEHREANDT What’s wrong with Mitt Romney? For conservatives in the primaries, the answer seems to...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently traveled to Egypt where she gave advice to that nation’s new leaders regarding the adoption of a new constitution. Alarmingly, she told Egyptian television that they should not model their new national charter on the U.S. Constitution. "I would not look...
By Dennis Behreandt In 1787, philosopher and economist Jeremy Bentham proposed a new plan for a jail that would allow a very few officials to continuously monitor the inmates. He called his plan the panopticon. "The essence of it consists, then, in the centrality of the inspector's situation, combined with the...
BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker has skillfully and fearlessly conquered the world’s vast oceans, but there is one force that strikes fear into her: the power of government. The young sailor was only 14 when she departed the Netherlands aboard her sailboat, Guppy, for her epic journey around the world....
By Dennis Behreandt Steven Yates, Four Cardinal Errors: Reasons for the Decline of the American Republic. Drayton, S.C.: Brushfire Press International, 2011; 314 pages. There are some disturbing trends to modern life that are becoming more and more noticeable. Some of them are big, as in the decline in middle class...
WAR ON TERROR, DENNIS BEHREANDT The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is warning American citizens and other tourists visiting the city to be aware that foreign terrorists may be planning attacks there. An alert posted to the Embassy’s Website warns: “This message alerts U.S. citizens in Thailand that foreign terrorists may be currently...
By Dennis Behreandt The now notorious ban of incandescent light bulbs, mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, is about to make 100-watt traditional incandescent bulbs a thing of the past with the ban taking effect beginning January 1, 2012. Ironically, it was on December 31, 1879 that...
By Dennis Behreandt Blue collar workers, the foundation of the middle class in America, have long belonged, heart and soul, to the Democratic Party. I should know, I come from a solid blue collar family. Growing up, my dad worked in the local mills. He spent decades, until his retirement, in...
By Dennis Behreandt Despite a tremendous, last-minute outcry from both sides of the political aisle, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 by a vote of 93 to 7 on December 1. Civil libertarians on both the left and the right opposed passage because the...
By Dennis Behreandt Update: The Senate has passed the defense authorization bill by a vote of 93-7. According to CNN, as passed the measure includes language that supposedly clarifies the bill's intent with regard to indefinite detention of American citizens. "Senators ultimately reached an agreement to amend the bill to...
By Dennis Behreandt NASA has successfully launched the Mars Science Laboratory mission to Mars. According to the space agency, “liftoff came right on time on the first opportunity at 10:02 a.m. EST, Nov. 26, 2011.” The mission carries NASA’s latest martian rover, named Curiosity. According to NASA, the rover measures over 9...
By Dennis Behreandt A German official has criticized the UK over its reluctance to accept a tax on financial transactions in order to prop up the Euro. The criticism over British reluctance to agree to the tax came from Volker Kauder, the “parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Union,” the London...
By Dennis Behreandt Visitors to The Atlantic’s Website on November 1 were likely enticed by the prospect of learning from “Murrow Award winning legal analyst and commentator” Andrew Cohen what George Washington, the nation’s first president and most well-known Founding Father, “thought about the Constitution.” Darkly, Cohen warned (1) in...