"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Saturday, August 30, 2003

What's Really Behind the Controversy in Alabama?
by Bill O'Reilly
What is really behind the Ten Commandments controversy?...It's not about the commandments monument in the Alabama hallway. This is about a significant power in this country that does not want any mention or reminder of spirituality in public...
What Makes a Liberal?
by Dennis Prager
...There are many reasons, but the two greatest may be naivete and narcissism. Each alone causes problems, but when combined in the same person, they are particularly destructive....
What Makes a Liberal? Part II
...My boyhood idol (whose presidency I still admire) was President John F. Kennedy. His liberalism is my liberalism to this day. Kennedy advocated four major positions--lower taxes, expanded military, the use of American power to fight evil, and the centrality of God to American life and to morality...
If We Can Argue with God, Our Children Can Argue with Us
by Dennis Prager
...Those who claim to derive their values from the Bible need to derive their values from the Bible, not design the Bible around their values...religions that teach that God welcomes arguments are less likely to produce evil in God's name...
Michigan High School Class Angers Some Parents
Fox News
..."This belief that we have to show that every concept out of that society can be understood and excused is really a problem across the country," said Farmington father Don Cohen. "We are bending over backwards and by doing so, we're misrepresenting and misinforming our children and our society."...

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Is Banning the Bible Next?
by Mark Steyn
...As Rodney King, celebrated black victim of the LAPD, once plaintively said, "Why can't we all just get along?" But, if that's not possible, why can't we all just not get along? What's so bad about disagreement that it needs to be turned into a crime?

Monday, August 11, 2003

Jewish Values Guide Marine’s Life in Iraq
by Mordecai Finley
...He feels he is living out American and Jewish history, destiny and values in his work of liberation and getting a nation back to its work of creating a just, secure and prosperous life for its citizens...

Thursday, August 07, 2003

The ACLU Strikes Again
by Bill O'Reilly
The American Civil Liberties Union...have sued the city of San Diego because it leased a public park to the Boy Scouts for $1 a year. Incredibly, a federal judge named Napoleon Jones, appointed by Bill Clinton, ruled in favor of the ACLU and says San Diego cannot do business with the Scouts because they are a religious organization...
From the Evil Empire to the Empire for Liberty
by Paul Johnson
Is the United States imperialist? Has it created, or is it creating, an empire? If so, should we regard this process as desirable, even inevitable? These questions are raised by the American conquest of Iraq which, together with the prolegomenon of September 11, constitutes the first key event of the twenty-first century, foreshadowing a new world order...

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Making Good on Our Promises
by Joe Scarborough
I served in Congress for almost four terms. And what I learned up there is, everybody on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue love men and women that fight for this country in uniform, until they’ve got to pay up...

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

The New York Times vs. Mel Gibson
by Bill O'Reilly
...Criticizing Mel Gibson for producing a film on the execution of Jesus without first seeing the movie is intellectually dishonest and an example of witch-hunting that we've been talking about here on The Factor. Gibson has been smeared and convicted without any sense of fairness whatsoever by The New York Times and others who fear his film....The big picture here is that secular interests like The Times simply do not want a spotlight on Jesus, who advocated a strict moral code. The secularists are making the big gains these days, abortion for minors without parental consent in Florida, gay marriage initiatives, and a well-funded drug legalization lobby, just to name a few...

Monday, August 04, 2003

The Federal Judiciary: Devout Catholics Need Not Apply
by John Nowacki
"No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." -- Article VI of the U.S. Constitution
Ever wondered what a religious test would look like in 21st century America? It's not that difficult to imagine...