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Crises, Liberty and the State

Mar 12, 2020

The powers of the state can expand exponentially during times of crisis:

I just got back from our local shopping mall. It may just be me, but it seemed that there were fewer people there than usual. Staying away for

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On the US Democrat Nominees

Mar 6, 2020

We live in interesting times with the American election year upon us:

Let me preface this piece by making the following explanation. Some of you here or on the social media may have noticed that I have been running with

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Socialism in America

Feb 25, 2020

Bernie Sanders is not the first person to try to establish socialism in America:

If Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and goes on to beat Donald Trump in November, we will have our very first full-blown socialist (actually, Communist)

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In Defence of Freedom and Free Markets

Feb 14, 2020

With Sanders and CO pushing socialism, we need to again make the case for its viable alternative:

With the very real – and very frightening – likelihood of a hard-core socialist actually leading the Democrat charge in America against President

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Getting Back To What Made Us Great

Feb 9, 2020

As the West continues to decline, what will it take to turn things around?

As the days grow ever darker in the West, the battles are intensifying. And they are being fought on every level: the political, the cultural, the

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Trump Triumphant, the Dems Defeated

Feb 6, 2020

Pelosi’s outlandish temper tantrum fully illustrates where the US Dems are at:

I could just as easily have called this piece, “Hotheads, Handshakes, and Hypocrisy”. It would have been equally accurate and relevant. All up, it has been a very

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Trump, SOTU, Pelosi and the Left

Feb 5, 2020

Trump’s State of the Union address was a very important speech indeed:

Donald Trump has just finished giving his 3rd annual State of the Union speech. The 80-minute address was a powerful performance, with plenty of standing ovations along

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On Trump For POTUS in 2020

Feb 4, 2020

I was previously quite cautious about Trump, but I am more supportive now. What changed?

Things certainly can change, and even go full circle! Four years ago I was losing friends, getting hated on, and being abused by many folks

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The Lunatic Left On Full Display

Feb 2, 2020

The loony left can’t get any worse – can it?

Sometimes you just gotta ask: have secular leftists gone completely mad, or are they just plain evil? Sadly, it seems that far too many of them are both. How else

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America, Trump and Abortion

Jan 25, 2020

Unprecedented prolife activities in the US:

Three things happened this week that have never happened before in the US. One, the Trump Administration issued an official prolife proclamation. Two, Trump attended the annual March for Life – the first time

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Roger Scruton, RIP

Jan 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the passing of the remarkable Sir Roger Scruton

It was not my intention to write a piece on the great Roger Scruton when I learned that he had just passed away on Sunday. But when a

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Climate Action, Statism, Democracy and Freedom

Jan 12, 2020

Grandiose green policies usually increase the power of the State while taking away our freedoms:

Last century C. S. Lewis made this important observation: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the

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As the State Grows the Church Shrinks

Jan 8, 2020

The growth of the state usually means the demise of the church:

A few days ago I penned yet another piece seeking to make the case for Christian social and political involvement. Unlike some believers who think that Christians should

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Politics and the Gospel

Jan 7, 2020

Is political and social involvement part of the gospel?

This is not the first time I have written about the two subjects that are not supposed to be mentioned in polite society: politics and religion. And it won’t be the

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The Left’s War on Scott Morrison

Jan 6, 2020

Time to get real about Morrison Derangement Syndrome:

Let’s get real here: the media-led war against the Australian Prime Minister has nothing to do with bushfires and everything to do with the left and its long-running war against Christians and

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On Australia’s Bushfires

Jan 3, 2020

How are we to think about the horrific fires in Australia?

The attention of much of the world is now on the deadly firestorms ravaging so many parts of Australia. I was not planning on writing about this, and that

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Trump and Christianity Today

Dec 21, 2019

Thoughts on Trump and CT:

By now most of you would have heard how the leading evangelical magazine in America, Christianity Today, has editorialised that Christians cannot and should not support the President. Its Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli said that

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No, God is Not an Anarchist

Dec 20, 2019

Sometimes “Christian libertarians” say the dumbest things:

The only problem I had in writing this article was in deciding what title to run with. I could have run with plenty of other options, such as: “FEE’s Theological Folly” or, “‘Christian

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