On this Sunday, Christians celebrate Pentecost. This highlight of the church calendar commemorates the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, in fulfillment of prophecy, as recorded in the second chapter of the book of Acts. Jesus had promised His disciples that He would bring this about; He said it would happen upon His ascension into…Continue Reading “Pentecost and Globalism”
It is Wednesday, April 22nd. I remember another one, in 1970: a bright, warm, sunny day, not unusual for that time of year in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a special day at Lynnhaven Elementary School. It was different – for one thing, we did not arrive in the usual school bus, but at our own…Continue Reading “Earth Day 1970”
Is Australia burning? Yes. Is this new? No!
Liberty has a pedigree. Our freedom is not “natural,” it is an acquired inheritance, a generational bequest. This and this alone is the basis for saying that we as citizens of nation X are entitled to the freedoms this nation X embodies, while citizens of nation Y are not. Freedom is a construct forged within…Continue Reading “The Genealogy of Liberty Prolegomena to any Declaration of Independence“
(updated July 4th, 2019) A meme making the rounds on Facebook (shared by the ever-provocative Dominic Foo) poses an interesting question: either “our rights come from God not government” or “Immigrants don’t have the same rights as Americans.” It would seem that one or the other applies: if our rights come from God, then why…Continue Reading “Deconstructing the Declaration Breaking down the mechanism of inalienable rights“