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Evil and God: Reflections of a Former Atheist

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST In my early twenties, before my conversion to Christianity in 1976, I did not believe that our world offered entirely convincing...

The Two “Fatal Flaws Lurking in American Leftist Politics”

A humble attempt to help Jordan Peterson with his challenge IZZY KALMAN, RESILIANCE TO BULLYING Dear Prof. Peterson: I have had the pleasure of following you prior...

In Search of Meaning—C.S. Lewis

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, C.S. LEWIS “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no...

“The Law” Begins with God

by Steve Farrell Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state that mandates...

Liberty and Taxes

THE AMERICANIST: U.S. CONSTITUTION, BRADFORD SMITH Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 The American society is founded on the idea of individual liberty....

National Law of the Harvest

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL There is a Christian Church in America that contends, as did many of our Christian forefathers, that America "is a...

Bastiat: God, ‘The Law’, and the Rights of Man

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state...

Bastiat: God, 'The Law', and the Rights of Man

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state...

The Ethics of Enough

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Who has not said or heard someone else say "Enough is enough"? The statement is a tautology and, as such,...

On Moral Philosophy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Philosophy, seeking to establish itself as knowledge rather than mere speculation and unfounded opinion, is afflicted with a series of...

THE ETHICS OF COMMON SENSE

The Only Moral Philosophy That Is Sound, Practical, and Undogmatic BY MORTIMER J. ADLER The teleological ethics of common sense is the only moral philosophy that...

The Great Conversation

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER Happy is the man who, in the course of a complete life, attains everything he desires, provided he desire nothing...

Declaration of Belief Regarding Governments & Laws In General

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS, CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS August 17, 1835 A declaration of belief regarding governments and laws in general,...

Politically Imposed Fraternity Will Fail

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19th CENTURY SERMONS, JOHN TAYLOR 1875 The world have generally made great mistakes upon these points. They have started various projects to try...

No Kings In America!—A Biblical Appeal

Paine’s Christianity: Part 3 BY STEVE FARRELL “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right,” argued Thomas...

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...

God & Country in 1941: An NEA Coming Out Party

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 11 When I think of organizations that have worked long and hard to undermine the religious heritage...

God & Country in 1941: An NEA Coming Out Party

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 11 When I think of organizations that have worked long and hard to undermine the religious heritage...

God and Jesus, Politics and Government

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions....

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY But Surely, I will be told, even if a rebirth of...

Religion & Morality: Indispensable Supports to Liberty

They Were Believers, George Washington Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would...

Religion & Morality: Indispensable Supports to Liberty

They Were Believers, George Washington Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would...

When the Wicked Rule the People Mourn

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young We say that we live in a Republican Government, and we hold that we have the best...

A Slogan Worth Your Bumper

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or...

A Sermon for the General Day of Election: David Tappan

Called Unto Liberty, David Tappan: 1792, Founding Era Sermons The son of a Congregational minister, Tappan was born in Manchester, Massachusetts, and was graduated in...

Thou Shalt Not Kill … a Convicted Murderer?

BY STEVE FARRELL Since the dawn of creation the law of God to man has been "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood...

Horace Mann's Call for a Balanced Education

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL The fundamentals of what was once considered vital to a public education in the United States have spiraled dangerously...

Horace Mann’s Call for a Balanced Education

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL The fundamentals of what was once considered vital to a public education in the United States have spiraled dangerously...

Socialism: “a poor, unwise, and very imbecile” system

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young We heard Brother Taylor’s exposition of what is called Socialism this morning. What can they do? Live...

Socialism is – without exception – “a Species of Robbery”

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS, JOHN TAYLOR 1852 ... There is also another political party, who desire, through the influence of legislation and coercion, to...