Alan Keyes column
On the establishment of religion: What the Constitution really says
When he ordered the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from the Supreme Court building in Alabama, federal judge Myron Thompson stated that the issue at stake involved the question of whether . . . [Click for more]
"Alan Keyes is Making Sense" ended a year ago
Award-winning show left void still felt in cable programming
June 27, 2003
RenewAmerica staff report
Today marks the anniversary of Alan Keyes' final appearance on MSNBC's acclaimed "Alan Keyes is Making Sense."
Viewers on the night of June 27, 2002, did not realize . . . [Click for more]
Judson Cox column
Immigration reform versus reality
President Bush's immigration reform plan, and the response to it, has shown that political and journalistic elites inhabit a fantasyland. They view Mexican aliens as either dispossessed but noble poor, or faceless masses of workers. The elite seldom have contact with illegals, short of the occasional domestic servant . . . [Click for more]
David Hines column
Little wars and big fictions
Despite a great deal of popular opposition, President Bush has welcomed more illegal aliens. There are many good, hardworking Latinos, and who can blame the for seeking a better life?
As some have pointed out, they are de facto lawbreakers. They ought to fit right in, having already mastered a quintessential American attitude . . . [Click for more]
Doug Hagin column
The threat of gun control
Think for a moment of the rights that Americans enjoy. Which is the most precious? Which is the most fundamental? Which of our rights can we truly not be free without?
Freedom of speech? Freedom of religion? How about Freedom against unreasonable searches and seizures? Yes these are all hallmarks of a free society . . . [Click for more]
Sean Turner column
Please... change the script!
Last month was a refreshing one for me. A brief respite from writing, politics, news, and even sports (for the most part), was just what the doctor ordered as the saying goes. It gave me an opportunity to sit back and enjoy what is most important to me that being my family. It is often easy to neglect those closest to us, as we take comfort believing that they will always be there regardless . . . [Click for more]
Robert Meyer column
Dr. King and affirmative action
We are rapidly approaching the holiday set aside to honor Dr. King. Perhaps the most often remembered concept associated with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, was that we should judge men according to the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
Having said that, I believe that affirmative action is nothing more than combating illegal discrimination . . . [Click for more]
Barbara Stock column
What we have here is a failure to communicate
This title comes from the famous movie, "Cool Hand Luke" but I can tell you right now, I will get hate mail from someone condemning me for using it or saying that it's not from that movie, but some other and they are absolutely positive about this and oh, by the way, you are a Nazi. That's the new slogan from the left these days. There are democrats and Nazis. This is not new for me. I have been called that by liberals way before it was in vogue . . . [Click for more]
It seems we have a perplexing problem among conservatives in our country. On the one hand we have a very popular president supported by his base on foreign policy issues, terrorism, the war in Iraq and for his character. But on domestic issues this popular man morphs into someone we don't quite seem to recognize and who some among the base say they can not support for reelection . . . [Click for more]
Tony DiPasquale column
Posted: This house is gun free
Yet again we are hearing of a situation in which a homeowner, in an attempt to protect his family, fired at an intruder. Such is the case of Hale DeMar, a homeowner in the Chicago-area, who on December 29 of last year shot Morio Billings. Of course for many Americans this would not be seen as an unusual action to take in order to protect their loved ones . . . [Click for more]
Peter Lemiska column
Desperate Dems and dirty politics
A well-known writer once observed that most men lead lives of quiet desperation.
As the 2004 election approaches, however, the desperation of the Democratic Party grows, and so does its noise level. Every time the Democrats check the polls or watch in horror as their frontrunner suffers another relapse of foot-in-mouth disease, they see their hopes for the next election slip further away . . . [Click for more]
Isaiah Z. Sterrett column
The Hillary question
Isaiah Z. Sterrett
Continually reminding voters of President Clinton's failed healthcare plan, depletion of the military, bungling of every foreign policy endeavor that came his way, and total degradation of the office he held not to mention his various felonies has worked out nicely for conservatives. Since he left the Oval Office in early 2001, Republicans have managed to pick up both Houses of Congress, a majority of governorships, and the presidency. As one might expect, liberals are none too pleased . . . [Click for more]
Curtis Dahlgren column
Why not "zero tolerance" for illiteracy?
"If I say, I will speak thus and such, behold, I should 'offend' the generation of thy children." King David
YOU GET THE PICTURE: so-called "political correctness" has been around for a long, long time. Those who WANT to be offended "will be offended"! Paradoxically, those who are the most ardent advocates of so-called "tolerance" actually have no toleration for the slightest "offense"! . . . [Click for more]
Hans Zeiger column
God and man at college
In 1951, William F. Buckley exposed Yale University's declining spirituality in his best-selling book "God and Man at Yale." Buckley wrote that his university derives its "moral and financial support from Christian individualists and then addresses itself to the task of persuading the sons of these supporters to be atheistic socialists" . . . [Click for more]
Mary Mostert column
Teaching unity in a multicultural politically correct educational system
On my Christmas visit to Wisconsin, which seemed plagued by computer crashes and other technological difficulties, I had an opportunity, thanks to a granddaughter, April, to spend a day teaching a few facts about Africa in a school that seems to be sort of a laboratory for multi-culturalism. The teacher had asked if any students had an "African" ancestor . . . [Click for more]
Edward Daley column
Don't push me Mr. Bush
If you visit the White House's official web-site, click on the "National Security" link and then the "Immigration" link therein, you will find the following statement written near the top of the page. "The Administration is committed to building and maintaining an immigration service system that ensures integrity, provides timely and accurate services, and emphasizes a culture of respect" . . . [Click for more]
Safe for another holiday season
January 6, 2004
Jonathan David Morris column
The last days of the First Amendment
Jonathan David Morris
I laugh sometimes when I hear Republicans and Democrats fighting over appointments to the Supreme Court. Both parties rally their bases by pledging to appoint judges who'll fight for their pet issues. Both promise to oppose judges who'll fight for the opposite side. The reason I laugh is because I'm not sure it matters anymore. No matter who wins, we all get screwed . . . [Click for more]
Fred Hutchison column
Tolkien, Islam, & Manicheism
We live in a society which is facing danger from two directions. Some do not believe that evil exists and would leave us unprotected against evil. Others have inflated conceptions of evil and think the forces of evil are as strong as the forces of good. The latter set of ideas are sometimes called "Manichean" (man - i - kee' - an) because of their similarity to the dualistic cosmology of the ancient heretical cult of "Manicheism" . . . [Click for more]
Jan Ireland column
God, freedom, and the separation of liberals and state
God has been a problem for marxists, communists, socialists, and atheists for millennia, but especially so since the founding of America. These liberals have never been able to explain away the Declaration of Independence listing Liberty as God's gift to humanity. But they have been succeeding at erecting a "wall" between church and state in America, and they are systematically banishing God from public view . . . [Click for more]
Sam Weaver column
When rules should be broken
Every liberty-loving person has a deep respect for the rule of law. I, for one, do not adhere to the old adage, "Rules are made to be broken." Absent law, there is only disorder and anarchy. Without rules of personal and civil behavior, there can be no liberty and no justice. Several recent cases, however, have caused me to reflect perhaps more profoundly than ever upon the whole concept of the rule of law . . . [Click for more]
Drama queen crowned king of the jungle
This should come as no surprise, but Kelly from Animal Planet's "King Of The Jungle" won that show's prize of having one's own special on that network. My loyal readers will recall her as the ditzy blonde mentioned in Ecovangelism: Is Animal Planet The Next PTL? who confirmed it really is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt . . . [Click for more]
Jerry Bowyer column
The great supply-side experiment of 2003
In the summer of 2001, the President of the United States was forced to compromise away large portions of the tax cut package on which he had campaigned. Most notably, congressional Democrats insisted that George W. Bush defer tax cuts for high income individuals several years into the future . . . [Click for more]
Joshua Bunton column
Howard Dean: secular or non-secular
Howard Dean has been one of the most secular Democrats running for President. Until recently, Howard Dean had not spoke publicly of his religious beliefs.
Speaking to The Boston Globe for its Christmas day edition, Dean stated, "Christ was someone who sought out people who were disenfranchised, people who were left behind" . . . [Click for more]
This week's RenewAmerica Forum
Amnesty for illegal aliens
The president's plan, unveiled last week, proposes to improve both national security and the economy . . . [Join us at the Forum]
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