Trump supporters are tired of promises not being kept by Democrats or Republicans, of changes in the nation’s culture and moral standards, of being given half-truths and lies when honesty remains the best policy, and of sensing that the country is being changed — not for the better but for the betterment of an arrogant well-entrenched few.
We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media.
Former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali's latest book Heretic — Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now does not propose a Reformation, but apostasy, from Islam. How many Muslims will respond favorably to a call to abandon Islam in order to save it?
In her book It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, Mary Eberstadt pictures an American Christianity increasingly under siege, and explains why this has happened and what we can do about it.
Under the Constitution only those powers that are enumerated — that is, granted explicitly — are legitimate. Otherwise put, the federal government has no authority unless it is enumerated in the Constitution; all other aspects of human conduct that may be subject to government control are understood to be reserved to state and local governments — or to be outside the realm of government authority altogether, reserved unto individuals to act upon as they see fit.