From the chapter “The Declaration of Independence” in The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III by Andrew Roberts: Of all the twenty-eight charges, only two really stand in terms of logic, natural law, chronology or politics — namely, the seventeenth, about imposing taxes without the conomists’
After reading Red Deception, an international thriller by Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller, I am expecting a subsequent installment of this successful series of books that follows the protagonist, Dan Reilly, in quashing an intentionally-released viral plague! After opening with a sequence that teases several terrorist groups infiltrating the United
The book this is excerpted from is available for next to nothing for Kindle at Amazon. The Federalist Papers without annotation is available for free. Federalist No. 1 is a general introduction to the ensuing series of papers arguing in favor of approving the new proposed Constitution. Together with the
If you do not attend a religious service weekly, this article likely does not appeal to you. However, if you sorely miss Mass, read on! Our benevolent overlord in Sacramento has decreed that indoor Church services are not allowed, not even chopped down to ten congregants and a sole priest.
From The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties by Christopher Caldwell: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was, as we have noted, a legislative repeal of the First Amendment’s implied right to freedom of association. Over decades it polarized the political parties and turned them into something like secret
Before Brett Kavanaugh got raked over Congressional coals, Neil Gorsuch had a much easier time as President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Scalia’s death was a surprise. No great resistance was made to replacing the conservative originalist Scalia with
From Halloween through Thanksgiving and past Christmas Day, we generally keep political discussions off the table at home. In opposition to Gloria Steinem, the personal is not nor should it be political. That way madness lies. But now, on this last Sunday of 2019, we look past New Year’s Day
With the 2020 presidential election cycle poised to lurch into high gear following the Labor Day weekend, the arrival of The Almanac of American Politics 2020 ensures that reporting on the political scene will be more accurate, if not cheering. The book covers members of Congress and governors, with profiles
I am not a fan of the French Revolution nor the Gallic flavor of the Enlightenment. Paint me red, white, and blue for the American Revolution’s tasty version of the Enlightenment, which drew from England and Scotland. Eager as I always am to counter the modern “enlightened” (French) view that
By happenstance, I read Another Sort of Learning by James V. Schall before starting to read The Smallest Minority by Kevin D. Williamson. I re-read Schall’s book as I read Williamson’s book. Before finishing Williamson’s book, I attended the premiere of a movie, Brian Banks. These all tie together. Fr.