Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court cries ‘Havoc!’

Let slip the dogs.

The law, as she is practiced in America.
The law, as she is practiced in America.

It’s been a banner week for the opponents of reason and the rule of law.

It will also turn out to have been a banner week for the opponents of tolerance, which includes most of today’s political left.

The left has never been about tolerance.  It has always been about opposing what other people believe, as the left defines it – which may or may not even be what those other people actually believe.  The left is about opposing things: about setting up definitions that require either affirmation or enmity.

And it’s the tide of the left’s “affirmation or enmity” proposition that will quickly rise around us, now that the Supreme Court has declared that people have a “right” to have their specialized definition of marriage recognized by the state. Continue reading “Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court cries ‘Havoc!’”

VA abuses American veterans: Denies delivery of Christmas cards

Tidings of discomfort and intolerance.

Children can’t deliver handmade Christmas cards to veterans in a VA hospital in Dallas, if the cards say “Merry Christmas” or include sentiments like “God bless you.”

That’s what the students at Grace Academy in Prosper, Texas discovered the Friday before Christmas.  They had labored over their handmade cards, but when Susan Chapman, a math teacher at the school, called the VA to arrange for the children to deliver their cards, she was told that cards with the prohibited inscriptions could not be distributed. Continue reading “VA abuses American veterans: Denies delivery of Christmas cards”

Five things Americans may be learning

Learning liberty again.

Christmas candle 2Are Americans learning anything from our protracted moment of twisting in the wind under the Obama administration?

That’s a good question for this Christmas season.  I’m not convinced we have reached the tipping point at which enough Americans understand that the unquestioned assumptions we live by – assumptions instituted in our culture decades ago – are what’s killing our way of life.  But we are blessed to be able to get our education Continue reading “Five things Americans may be learning”