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Americans must seize the initiative

In Tom Sowell’s recent article on the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he showed, as always, that he is too rational, honest and truly careful of the future of our county to offer his compatriots comfort in delusion.  He sees neither of these candidates as fit for the Presidency.  He is as faithful [...]

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Something Worse than a Democrat like Trump

For years Donald Trump proclaimed that he was “pro-choice” on abortion. In his book The America We Deserve  he wrote: “I support a woman’s right to choose, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures. When Tim Russert asked me on Meet the Press if I would ban partial-birth abortion, my pro-choice instincts led me to [...]

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Romney vs Trump re Income Tax Disclosure

Most people have heard some version of the old African saying “When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.” Mitt Romney’s attack on Donald Trump for not releasing his tax return warrants adapting that thought to the politics of our day: “When the elitists stage a fight, the Constitution gets trampled.”  According to the Constitution, only [...]

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HAPPY EASTER

FOR HE IS RISEN   Today I awakened thinking about hope.  Though love is the greatest of the three cardinal virtues, hope is the middle term that translates the trust that lies at the heart of faith into the sure and certain expectation of God’s present and forthcoming preservation of our lives.  This frees us [...]

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[Below is a comment I received on my WND column today, with my reply.  I thought it might be of interest.] THE COMMENT I'm having trouble trusting your thinking and your motives, Alan...and I once trusted you. You seemed [my edit] hell bent on the Establishment, now you're against them? Maybe you need a break to [...]

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The Constitutional office of presidential elector has only one duty. The office disappears once that duty is carried out.  That duty is to represent people in the States, respectively, in the meeting of Electors that actually has the power to select two of the nation’s highest presiding officers. The Constitution entrusts with the power to [...]

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I just read a story on Barbwire.com about Senator Cruz's presentation at Regent University's Presidential Candidate Forum.  The story prompted me to leave the following comment: It's telling that Senator Cruz continually refers to Constitutional rights, when the crisis that's destroying our rightful liberty has to do with God-endowed unalienable rights. Like all the rest, [...]

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On the Laura Hollis Article “It takes a Bully”

In her WND article today, Laura Hollis correctly identifies the disposition characteristic of many of the registered Republicans who are supporting Donald Trump in spite of his easily proven record of hostility to most of the conservative positions the GOP is supposed to represent. (He has also benefitted, in South Carolina, for example, from a [...]

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  By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community. (James Madison, The [...]

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[Occasionally I publish my reply to a comment on one of the articles I have published this week, along with the comment that occasioned it.  Here is an exchange related to my WND column this week "Which Candidate do I support?"] THE COMMENT I find it curious that after 200 years of electing imperfect men [...]

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