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The Opposition of Propositions

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...

The Sources of Knowledge

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...

Karl Marx and the Communist Religion of Hate

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...

George Washington and Civic Virtue

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...

51st State – New California Secession Possible

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...

Just Say NO to High Speed Rail

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...

Fracking: An existential threat to green dogma

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...

Jefferson-Adams and the Natural Aristocracy

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...

Our Least Sustainable Energy Option

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...

The Pulpit and the American Revolution: Jonathan Mayhew

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...

What is Intellectual Insanity?

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,...

Philosophy of Education

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...

Standing Armies and Targets — T.F. Stern

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...

Classical Liberalism, Libertarianism, and Individualism

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...

The Heresy of Constantine

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...

Donald Trump’s irrefutable brilliance

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...

Don’t Fall For Leftists Dividing Us Racially to Get Trump

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...

James Madison: On a Just Partition of Power

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...

In Defence of Israel: Key Facts About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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...

The Very Definition of Tyranny

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...

External (Indirect) v. Internal (Direct) Taxes — Brutus

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)

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 36: Richard Henry Lee

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....

John Jay on the Holy Bible: The Best of All Books

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...

Meaning of the Statue of Liberty – Phyllis Schlafly

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...

Fisher Ames and the 1st Amendment

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...

Marco Polo’s book influenced Columbus

American Minute with Bill Federer Marco Polo was 17 years old when he left Venice for China in 1271 with his father, Niccolo Polo, and...

Mayflower Compact: A Foundation For Our Constitution

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...

Bancroft: A Plea for the Constitution of the United States

Wounded in the House of Its Guardians by George Bancroft,  1884 INTRODUCTION Good money must have an intrinsic value. The United States of America cannot make its...

Boston Non-Importation Agreement

Liberty Letters, August 1, 1768 The merchants and traders in the town of Boston having taken into consideration the deplorable situation of the trade, and...

The Bodyguards of Truth – Mortimer J. Adler

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...