Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington, attributed
In my last post we explored the principle of Natural Law, and concluded that since our Creator had placed certain laws in nature, these laws bind all men equally. We ended by asking two questions: can any other law or piece of legislation be legitimate in the face of Natural Law, and who should enforce Natural Law? At first glance, these two questions may seem only marginally related, but closer examination will reveal … Read the rest
A week ago we celebrated the 237th birthday of the United States of America, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. For liberty-lovers across the country, it’s a day to remember the great principles this country was founded upon, yet the remembering is starkly contrasted by the reality of just how our nation has strayed from those principles.
In amongst eating fabulous food and fellowshipping with family and friends, I had a few minutes to stop and reflect upon the importance of the day. And while the question often crops up, “Would you have signed the … Read the rest
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.” – Jacob G. Hornberger, 1995
Growing up, I was an average Christian conservative. Though I wasn’t old enough to vote, I considered myself a Republican – mostly because I came from long lines on both sides who had always voted red. I waved the flag, ate apple pie, sang the Star-Spangled Banner, and diligently recited the pledge of allegiance when given the opportunity.
I believed the American colonies had justly revolted against the British crown in 1776, and that Lincoln had saved the Union … Read the rest
Can freedom last forever? Is America doomed to failure, like all other great civilizations of the world? How does the current perception of freedom change the forecast of America’s future?
These are the questions Dr. Os Guinness attempted to answer in a talk aired a few months ago on Ravi Zacharias International Ministry’s weekend radio broadcast – Let My People Think (part 1, part 2). I missed the broadcasts when they aired but listened to them recently at the recommendation of a friend. Dr. Guinness raised a number of provocative questions and made several statements that I … Read the rest