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Providing Cultural Leadership Via the Viral Loop

August 7, 2017 0 Comments
Providing Cultural Leadership Via the Viral Loop

In a previous post, I discussed how a tech savvy millennial generation led by liberal progressives is dominating the “viral loop”.  The question is:  How do we on the conservative side compete when they seem to be so entrenched in the media culture? This is a question with which I’ve been wrestling for several years, […]

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The Unraveling: The Way Forward

June 27, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Way Forward

I have argued throughout my series of posts on The Unraveling that a great deal of our nation’s coming apart has been orchestrated by those who have no love for either our Judeo-Christian heritage, or the Constitutional framework established by the Founding Fathers.  In the second half of the 19th century, elements of what came […]

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The Unraveling: The Demise of Civics Education in America

June 5, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Demise of Civics Education in America

Traditional civics education has always emphasized the idea of “right conduct” in the affairs of secular society. Civics, traditionally taught, therefore, is an education in what it means to be a good citizen, and is comprised of three components: A knowledge of the history of your nation and the philosophical foundation upon which it is […]

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The Unraveling: The Gray Champion Meets the Country Class

May 25, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Gray Champion Meets the Country Class

In the 1830s and 1840s, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne published a series of short stories titled Twice Told Tales. One of those short stories was called The Gray Champion. I first became aware of this short story in a book titled Generations: The History of America’s Future. Published in 1991 by William Strauss and Neil […]

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The Unraveling: Dominating the Viral Loop

April 27, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling:  Dominating the Viral Loop

In previous posts, I’ve explained how the income transfer policies begun under FDR and LBJ, portrayed the forgotten man as a member of the non-working poor who needed to be given the wealth of others in order to sustain thems.  This was a change from the original forgotten man paradigm where the low income working […]

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The Unraveling: Standing Firm Against the Gathering Storm

April 15, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: Standing Firm Against the Gathering Storm

If fewer and fewer people hold to a belief in Almighty God, and the decline in the institution of marriage and the traditional family continues, the consequences are obvious. First, we will have a society in which fewer and fewer people see the value in working hard for the sake of working hard. Second, we’ll […]

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The Unraveling: Devaluing The Character of America

March 28, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling:  Devaluing The Character of America

Down through history, all over the world, education has had two great goals: To help people become smart and to help them become good.  This is why President Washington, in his Farewell Address, declared that American democracy would require a people governed by “Private morality.” To insure this private morality, the need for some form […]

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The Unraveling: Erecting a “Wall of Separation” Between Church and State

March 14, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: Erecting a “Wall of Separation” Between Church and State

In 1954, Dr. George Docherty preached a sermon to commemorate the 150th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  Drawing from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, in which President Lincoln stated  “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” Docherty made the following statement: “We face, today, a theological war.  It is not basically a conflict between […]

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The Unraveling: Trading In a Melting Pot for a Salad Bowl

February 26, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: Trading In a Melting Pot for a Salad Bowl

The Declaration of Independence contains this immortal statement: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving […]

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The Unraveling: The Destruction of the Four Virtues

February 16, 2017 0 Comments
The Unraveling: The Destruction of the Four Virtues

I would like to dwell for just a moment on how a concerted effort led by liberal/progressive academics and their political allies among the elite ruling class of the 1920s and 30s worked to unravel what Charles Murray calls The Four Founding Virtues of industriousness, honesty, marriage, and religion, which he introduces in Chapter 6 […]

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