By Dave Dentel
In the campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution, one argument advanced by proponents of the document is that it would create a stronger federal government better equipped to defend the nascent republic from foreign belligerents.
The prescience of this thesis is borne out in Ian W. Toll’s book, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Foundation of the U.S. Navy.
Civil strife has been blamed on Christians since the days of Rome.
Christians with mouths agape at being made to share the guilt for the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida would do well to consult history.
Some of my co-workers abandon office comforts
in order to wait for a spot to a Supreme Court case.
Even now, several of my officemates are camped outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in hopes of getting seats to tomorrow’s arguments in the latest Obamacare religious liberty appeal.
In their haste to denounce Indiana’s religious freedom law (before it was revised) as a license to discriminate, critics not only threatened a treasured American principle, they lost sight of a fundamental truth about human nature.
To paraphrase the insurance commercial: People discriminate. It’s what they do.
Nothing about this is funny.
Not counting the perpetrators, some 16 French citizens lie dead, including several singled out and executed presumably in revenge for offending Islam.
Golden-throated crooners may tell us it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but informed Christians know better: The approach of Christmas also means the emergence of anti-yuletide cranks.
Brittany Maynard was young, lovely, vibrant. Now she is dead by her own hand.
Dear Muslim Leaders:
You may not have noticed it, but recent news items out of several Islamic countries recounting efforts to enforce religious laws have been horrifying.
In Iran, several young men and women were jailed for making a video of themselves dancing together. In Sudan, a wife and mother has been sentenced to die for being a Christian. And in Pakistan, yet another young wife and expectant mother was stoned to death allegedly for the sake of her family’s honor.
The government is watching you. In fact, the government may very well be watching you read this review.
To be fair, in his new book author John Whitehead isn’t quite so extreme in describing the threat to liberty posed by overreaching authorities. But he comes close.