Trump and the Wall

Trump's Wall is similar to JFK's call to put a man on the moon.  It is big, it is ambitious, and it is declared in the face of tremendous skepticism.  It promises a great sense of accomplishment for our nation, a great act of self-assertion.  Gingrich last time around tried something like this in proposing … Continue reading Trump and the Wall

3 End of Year Observations

 There is tremendous confusion over the authority of religion.  Gay marriage is now legal in the United States after a long and bitter culture battle.  ISIS is a serious threat, making religion seem uniquely accommodating to extremism and hence an unfortunate institution altogether.  Scripture is constantly under scrutiny by those looking to either smear it … Continue reading 3 End of Year Observations

Truth, Freedom, and Salvation

In modern liberal democracies we are free to worship as we choose.  A big reason for this freedom is that the right way to worship cannot be scientifically proven.  The one, true religion, the one, true path to salvation, is unknowable to the human mind.  Since there is no outer-objective knowledge for science to extract … Continue reading Truth, Freedom, and Salvation

Hillary’s Answer to the “Why?” Question

Presidential candidates all have to provide a clear and concise explanation as to why they want to be president.  Faltering on this question can ruin an entire candidacy before it even begins (e.g. Teddy Kennedy).  Hillary Clinton's answer, as it was portrayed in her candidacy announcement yesterday, is an interesting one.  She claims that, "Everyday Americans need a … Continue reading Hillary’s Answer to the “Why?” Question