“Remember this day, boys,” the white soccer coach tells his players on the field as he watches the new President of South Africa Nelson Mandela pass by in Clint Eastwood's latest film Invictus. “It's the day our country went to the dogs.” The comment was meant to convey the racism of the time amidst the end of racial segregation in South Africa (called apartheid, separateness, in the Afrikaans language) during the administration of the nation's first black president.
In its efforts to be politically correct, the U.S. Postal Service has decided to issue holiday stamps to accommodate the beliefs and non-beliefs of everyone. In the old days the Postal Service issued a traditional Christmas stamp based on Christian beliefs. After all, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, not the birth of anyone else.
Government is — or ought to be — limited. Severely, in fact. But what about liberty? Does it have limits, too?
We’re tempted to answer, “Heck, no!” because freedom is so intoxicating. Who doesn’t want to be master of his own fate, without overseers to steal our wealth while forcibly preventing us from living where we choose, or practicing the profession we please, who compel us to go where we don’t want to, whether into prison or overseas to kill people with whom we’ve never quarreled?
Al Gore's new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, is an exercise in emotionally charged propaganda calling for mankind to give up its standard of living and accept large increases in government power for the sake of the environment. Gore draws the conclusion, "The only meaningful and effective solutions to the climate crisis involve massive changes in human behavior." Characteristically missing from his argument is evidence that humans are a significant cause of global warming. Forgoing logical appeal, he instead targets readers' emotions, detailing supposed results of warming that threaten Earth's very existence.
A recently released documentary challenges Charles Darwin on “Ground Zero” of evolution: the Galapagos Islands. Led by Vision Forum founder Doug Phillips, the expedition covers the territory and animals Darwin visited and studied nearly 200 years ago, but comes to a very different conclusion.
“I love to write, but not about myself,” wrote Sarah Palin on page 409 of a book that is almost entirely about herself. Going Rogue is subtitled “An American Life,” but Sarah Palin is hardly the typical American “hockey mom.”
The closure of St. Rose of Lima in Buffalo, New York, ignited a fury in libertarian activist, attorney, and LewRockwell.com contributor James Ostrowski. Ostrowski was furious that his children, who were happily enrolled in the private school, now had to start all over.
And now comes Thanksgiving! A day of love and gratitude, food, family, and friends, with few of the pressures and most of the pleasures of Christmas. Even the weather exhilarates: neither too hot nor cold as the vestiges of autumn’s glory still cheer the forests and lade our tables.