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The Big Button

BY EARL H. TILFORD “Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” —King...

The Federalist Papers — No. 4 — John Jay

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, November 7, 1787 Concerning Powers From Foreign Force and Influence MY LAST paper assigned several reasons why the safety of the people...

Thoughts on Defensive War, by Thomas Paine

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: Speeches, Pamphlets, Letters, & Quotes Thoughts on Defensive War, by Thomas Paine July, 1775, Pennsylvania Magazine Could the peaceable principle of the Quakers be...

C.S. Lewis On Pacifism

Daily Dabble in the Classics, C.S. Lewis Only liberal societies tolerate Pacifists. In the liberal society, the number of Pacifists will either be large enough...

Freedom by James Russell Lowell

Freedom. ————— ARE we, then, wholly fallen? Can it be That thou, North wind, that from thy mountains bringest Their spirit to our plains, and thou, blue sea, Who...

U.S. Weakness Is Provocative

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY George Washington used this maxim in his first State of the Union address, and it's just as good a rule for us...

President Obama's Munich Moment—Folkertsma

MARVIN J. FOLKERTSMA, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich’s psychopath-in-chief was scorching the...

Would You Take an SUV into Combat?

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Should our fighting men and women be forced to drive unarmed SUVs into war zones, with speed as their only defense...

James Madison: On Preventing and Repelling Danger

Liberty Letters, James Madison Notwithstanding the security for future repose which the United States ought to find in their love of peace and their constant...

Beware the Charging Rhinoceros

We don't want a warfare state nor a state with its head in the sand ignoring the big rhinoceros charging full throttle towards the part sticking out of the sand

The Time to Stop North Korea Is Now

As long as North Korea’s leaders think they can bully the United States with impunity, the probability of future attacks on South Korea, or worse, remains high

George Washington: Fifth Annual Address to Congress — Democratic Thinker

There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. -George Washington

Why We Need Spies

On the topic of spies, Sun Tzu wrote, “to remain in ignorance of the enemy’s condition, simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height of inhumanity.” - Alan Caruba

Gain Respect By Strength — Barry Goldwater

We must act from strength to gain respect, not prestige. In this we must recognize that the affairs of nations are not determined by good-will tours, alms-giving, gestures of self-denial, rehabilitation projects, and discussion programs. The affairs of nations are determined -- for good or for evil -- by power. - Barry Goldwater

Madison’s Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — June 25

Pinkney explores the system, history, and roots of the British Constitution, dubbing it the best in existence (to date), but wrong for the U.S. State and county rights debated by Pinkney & others.

Madison's Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — June 25

Pinkney explores the system, history, and roots of the British Constitution, dubbing it the best in existence (to date), but wrong for the U.S. State and county rights debated by Pinkney & others.