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    Arguing for the Obvious

    “The great march of mental destruction will go on. Everything will be denied. Everything will become a creed. It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge…

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    Don’t Just Wound It: Kill It

    The Department of Education must be destroyed. This holdover from the Carter administration costs us $80 billion per year, for which we have received in return a centralized educational bureaucracy beholden to wildly leftist teachers’ unions and the proliferation of ignorance.  Cut this monstrous budget in half, and federal spending on education is still not worth the cost.  Why?  Because the problem with having a Department of Education transcends questions of how tax dollars ought to be spent. Set aside the Current Occupant’s temptation to “incentivize” behavior by withholding federal funds for state budgets, unless Common Core or No Child Left Behind or the Paleoconservative Plan for America be implemented. …

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    A P.C. Little Christmas

    In Sarasota, Florida, just days before All Hallow’s Eve, the University Town Center Mall got caught with its red-velvet trousers down. It was then that choral groups scheduled to perform at the UTC Mall during the Christmas Shopping Season received the glad tidings that there was to be “no recognizable Christian music” sung.

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    Reaping the Whirlwind With Charlie Hebdo

    A handful of Muslims brutally murdered some French cartoonists for blaspheming their holy man. Have we learned something new from this? Yes, it turns out Muslims (well, the fundamentalist types, not many, but more than you’d think, although not the majority, but a significant number, in no way “all,” but in some sense “all”) don’t believe in free speech, although we Westerners know that God wrote “free speech” on tablets of stone, and emblazoned a desire for it onto all human hearts.  And free speech is, of course, the cornerstone of Western society (whatever that now is).  Ergo, the Muslims (some, not all, but a lot, though not too many)…

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    What Francis Schaeffer Knew in 1981

    “When the men of our State Department, especially after World War II, went all over the world trying to implant our form-freedom balance in government downward on cultures whose philosophy and religion would never have produced it, it has, in almost every case, ended in some form of totalitarianism or authoritarianism.” —Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, p. 29