Homeland Restoration

Angelo Codevilla asks the vital if perplexing question of how to restore a republic when a sizable portion of its members has no desire to govern itself. In one of his many astute formulations, Codevilla notes that, although the “bipartisan ruling class that controls nearly all our institutions” constitutes a tiny minority of the populace,Continue reading “Homeland Restoration”

Freedom in Action

Whenever someone contemplates reality in pure pursuit of knowledge and without regard for immediate practical purposes; Whenever someone, oblivious of possible usefulness, disadvantages, danger, or even death, is able to say, “So it is; this is the truth!” (e.g. “The Emperor has no clothes!”)— Then we witness, in an eminent degree, human freedom in action.Continue reading “Freedom in Action”

The Revolution We Need

It does my heart glad to read about this miniature, contested, but powerful restoration of freedom and sanity in the town of Vail, Arizona. When the school board announced that it would continue to impose masking on the hapless children of this community of 10,000 souls, the parents rose up in a rebellion described byContinue reading “The Revolution We Need”

Taking a Beating for the Truth

Locking down Florida last year was a “huge mistake,” for which the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, is to blame. The same goes for most states in the Union, of course. There are differences, however. DeSantis was among the first of the lockdown governors to implement a phased reopening, making him a continual target of desperateContinue reading “Taking a Beating for the Truth”

Asking Questions

I appreciate Ohio Representative Jim Jordan’s exposure of the arbitrary nature of the repressive policies currently foisted upon the American people in the name of “public health.” In this exchange, Representative Jordan stumps Dr. Anthony Fauci by asking when, and on what objective basis, Americans can expect to get our liberty back: As we canContinue reading “Asking Questions”

Terrifying Drivel

In 1933, Josef Pieper, assistant in a sociological research institute, published a brief treatise, “formulated in the requisite scientific jargon,” patiently identifying and correcting major blind spots of eminent experts in the field. Very soon, Pieper was to leave behind the jargon, and the field itself. Many decades later, however, he was inspired to revisitContinue reading “Terrifying Drivel”

Getting What We Pay For

The year is 1857. Speaking to the American Abolition Society, Frederick Douglass has to admit that the noose of slavery seems to be tightening its grip on the American regime. Despite many grim setbacks for the cause of freedom, Douglass is far from daunted: “I have come to the conclusion that from no work wouldContinue reading “Getting What We Pay For”

The Single-Issue Fallacy

Recently, a prominent elected official, in an effort to appear to promote national unity, blessed us with a blanket denunciation of half of her fellow citizens and coreligionists. Catholics who voted for Donald Trump, according to Nancy Pelosi, “were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.” That “one issue”Continue reading “The Single-Issue Fallacy”