Biden’s America: One Nation or Us Versus Them?

By |2021-01-23T13:45:34-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Joseph Biden, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

Joe Biden's inaugural address was the most confusing, contradictory and incoherent ever delivered from the steps of the Capitol, reflective of the mind of its author and the state of the Union he now leads. "We have met the enemy and he is us," said Walt Kelly's cartoon character Pogo, half a century ago, about [...]

“Tomorrow Belongs to Me”: When Yesterday Is Cancelled

By |2021-01-12T01:00:11-06:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Civil Society, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Senior Contributors|

The only time you can be really sure that both the Republicans and Democrats are wrong is when they all agree with each other. This is certainly true in the recent case of poor Representative Mary Miller, besieged and berated on all sides for saying something that very few of us would ever really dispute. [...]

Institutionalized Obedience: Americans & the Lockdowns

By |2021-01-12T10:56:12-06:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Liberty|

This year, against the backdrop of pandemic, the level of obedience manifested in many Americans stunned me: Why do Americans, the rugged individualists, obey edicts issued at the whim of “King” Newsom or “His Majesty” Cuomo, without a questioning of the legitimacy of those mandates? They remind me of my fellow Chinese who have been [...]

Whither America After the 2020 Election?

By |2020-12-11T11:14:38-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

Though secession is unlikely, a secession of the heart has already taken place in America. We are two nations, two peoples seemingly separated indefinitely. Can a nation so divided as ours, racially, ideologically, religiously, still do great things together, as did the America of days gone by, to the amazement of the world? When the [...]

Neighborhoods: A Forgotten School of Family & Social Flourishing

By |2020-12-02T15:48:40-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Civilization, Community, Family|

The neighbourhood can give one a greater sense of a geographic and social whole. It can serve as a bridge between the home and the larger society. The limited control we have over who our neighbours are reflects the normal conditions of a large society. How well do you know your neighbours? How much does [...]

Civil Disobedience, Homestyle

By |2021-03-02T16:58:21-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Community, Patriotism|

The ideals upon which America was founded are now forgotten by many. Yet these same ideals are buried in these songs of patriotism and faith. By singing these songs, we instill the truths contained in their words in our hearts. We learn once again to have faith in God, to gather and build community within [...]

Can a Disintegrating America Come Together?

By |2020-11-13T15:22:49-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

Today, we are divided over ideology, morality, culture, race and history. We are divided over whether America is the great nation we were raised to revere and love or a nation born in great sins and crimes. On the last days of the 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump was holding four and five rallies a [...]

America: A Land of Ceaseless Conflict

By |2020-10-24T08:39:53-05:00October 24th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Pat Buchanan|

The idea of bipartisan comity, or some new era of national unity should Joe Biden win the coming election, is self-delusion. New divides in our society, manifest in 2020, are piled upon old divisions dating back decades. Now, not only are we fractured over ideology, religion, race, culture and morality, but also our country's history [...]

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”: Rebuilding Moral Community

By |2020-10-22T11:13:54-05:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Community, Film|

The struggle between good and evil that Frank Capra depicts in "Mr. Smith" is clearly understood by viewers as reflecting timeless truths about citizenship and living together in a free society. Even in the fractured public square we inhabit today, members of opposing political tribes can recognize our common humanity in the heroic and humble [...]

Is America Tumbling Toward 1917 Russia?

By |2021-01-30T08:51:45-06:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Freedom|

Americans have concluded that our prosperity, the flexibility of our political system, and the forward march of civilization ensure that a Bolshevik-style revolution could never happen here. But are we really so safe? When the Russian Revolution toppled the czar and put the Bolsheviks into power, the civilized countries of Western Europe had good reason [...]

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