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President Obama has a new phrase. "Economic Patriotism" is now touted as support for higher taxes. Forget about the supposed target of those increases, all taxes come from money that would be driving the economy. Taxes are a diversion of funds from people to government, no matter who pays them.
What strikes me as interesting is the President’s phrasing of putting the “economy” before the patriotism. This means that you must adopt the taxing policy proposed in order to be patriotic. I…Continue
It doesn’t take long to hear outcries for “separation of church and state” when any mention of God is uttered or displayed on public property. In response, there is an outcry from the other side for “freedom of religion.” I wonder how many people to realize that both sides of this argument lean upon the same Constitutional foundation? It is the first amendment that guarantees both “separation” and “free exercise” with regard to religion. It stands to reason then that a proper…Continue
If a group of people stand up and shout unanimous approval of a speaker’s statement in support of American freedom, are they expressing patriotism? Is the feeling you get when you hear a military march, or see the flag patriotism?
The term patriotism has as its root, the word patri, the Latin for father. The idea of patriotism then has a connection to fatherhood. In American history, there are about 120 men who by their actions bore substantial influence on the formation of our…
In today’s culture, it is popular to expound the idea of the relativity of truth. If one dares to talk about absolute reality or belief, they are excoriated by the intellectual elite as a Neanderthal. We are told constantly that truth is the product of individuality, and can only be applied to those who choose to adhere to it as “their” truth.
The ultimate fallacy of that argument lies in its own postulation. If one says that “truth cannot be absolute,” he has…