Mark W. Hendrickson

The Pernicious ‘Living Document’ Theory of the Constitution

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden publicly shared his vision for the U.S. Supreme Court. First, he said...

AOC’s Ramblings Against Billionaires

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON, THE INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars.” That was the punchline of democratic socialist Rep....

Thoughts About Time Will Shape Our Future

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Time is one of the most fascinating and impactful aspects of our human experience. Calendars and clocks can be little dictators....

Budget Deficit Capitulation: Our Spending Problem

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, THE INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM During the week before Christmas, Congress rushed a spending bill into law. Two spending bills were introduced that Monday,...

What’s Wrong with a Tax on Billionaires?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Among the many radical economic plans offered by various Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed an...

Climate Change: Who are the Ideologues?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Disagreements often lead to insults. When I was a kid, when one of us thought another was “all wet” (wrong), the...

Ominous Signs of Hatred in Politics

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Heated rhetoric and politics go hand in hand. In today’s hyper-politicized polity, the line between heated and hate-filled rhetoric is crossed often. This isn’t...

Current Elitist Threats to Our Republic

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”—Ronald Reagan “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face...

The Persistence of Poverty: Another Perspective

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Poverty in the sense of acute deprivation is largely nonexistent in the United States in the 21st century In a previous column, I...

The Persistence of Poverty

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Poverty is one of the oldest problems in the world. For much of history, it was intractable and grimly inevitable. Today,...

Addressing Root Cause of Illegal Immigration

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Regardless of how you feel about immigrants entering our country across the southern border at the Rio Grande River—whether you wish...

The Hatred Embedded in the Proposed NO HATE Act

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Editor's note: Current status of Senate Bill 2043 as of August 23, 2019: Read twice and referred to the Committee on...

The UN’s Great Extinction Scare

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON According to a new United Nations report, “around 1 million species already face extinction, many within decades.” This disturbing prediction (by no means...

When Humans Don’t Procreate

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The “hook” of the story intrigued me: “This hasn’t happened in all of modern history…” An email from “The Crux” last...

Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This will sound like the start of a bad joke, but please bear with me: What do Everett Dirksen, Otto von...

Erasing Thomas Jefferson: Ignorance of Historical Context

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, I wrote an article about the removal of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from two famous American sports venues on...

What’s Wrong With Reparations?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON David Brooks of The New York Times has now jumped on the bandwagon, writing “The Case for Reparations.” The idea of paying...

Open Letter to a Journalist About His Paper’s Position on Climate Change

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Mark Trumbull, Staff Reporter The Christian Science Monitor Boston, MA 02115 Dear Mr. Trumbull, Last month, in your introductory remarks to The Christian Science Monitor...

Tinkering With the Voting Age

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Earlier in March, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) proposed an amendment to H.R. 1—the Democrats’ ambitious attempt to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot...

Climate-Change Politics – Part 3

It's the enviro-fascists versus free speech and science BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON I wrote in my previous column that environmentalists are exploiting the climate-change issue to promote an...