Asylum, the “Right” of Immigration, & the Rule of Law

By |2019-03-29T09:54:43-05:00March 28th, 2019|

Presidents of both parties, and houses of Congress controlled by both parties, have for decades tolerated and thus implicitly encouraged and provided an incentive for illegal immigration. What has been sacrificed along the way is the rule of law. Will the federal judiciary not only change central provisions of American immigration statutory law pertaining [...]

The Wall: Echoes of a Distant Empire

By |2019-03-03T22:19:09-05:00March 3rd, 2019|

How often have we not seen, even in our own lives, that actions we take to preserve something we cherish end up destroying that which we seek to protect? Patriotism may be the last refuge of a scoundrel, but the desire for security and the yearning for justice are forever the final refuge of [...]

One Month and Counting: The Government Shutdown

By |2019-01-21T22:51:09-05:00January 21st, 2019|

My concern was that once the shutdown began, it would be difficult to end it just as it is difficult to prevent a needless bloodbath once blood begins to spill. What most of the public—including most of my former colleagues in government service—don’t seem to understand is that this shutdown is unlike all those [...]

Most of My Best Friends Are Native Americans

By |2018-10-19T21:56:52-05:00October 19th, 2018|

The farcical aftermath of Elizabeth Warren’s claims to have Native American blood has set me thinking about the utter madness of the world in which we live. In the first instance, what are we to think of someone who expresses elation at having a mere modicum of “native” blood? What does it say about [...]

Immigration: A Troubled History

By |2019-03-07T10:46:03-05:00August 5th, 2018|

Immigrants became American, or at least what they thought of as American, because they had no alternative. Educated in the rituals and standards of citizenship, they conformed to the vague but robust doctrine of “Americanism,” and sought, above all, to avoid being “un-American”… I. On August 6, 1676, Nicholas Spencer, secretary of the Virginia [...]

What Did Thomas Aquinas Say About Citizenship & Immigration?

By |2018-07-21T21:43:39-05:00July 20th, 2018|

The danger today is not that too many are selectively and dishonestly quoting Thomas Aquinas to advance their own political agenda in ways that are unfaithful to his beliefs and intentions. The real point is that Christians have fallen into an appalling habit of censoring the very voices from the past that should be [...]

Mending Walls: Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

By |2019-03-05T14:53:05-05:00July 8th, 2018|

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace… “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” [...]

Victor Davis Hanson on Daily Life in “Mexifornia”

By |2018-06-27T15:38:54-05:00June 27th, 2018|

For those on the Left and the economic-libertarian Right who glibly say, “Build bridges, not walls,” Victor Davis Hanson would reply, “It’s easy to say that when you don’t live in Mexifornia”… With its elegant prose and page after page that is chock-full of knowledge and wisdom, it is easy to overlook that Victor [...]

Does the West Have the Will to Survive the Immigrant Invasion?

By |2018-06-22T11:32:49-05:00June 21st, 2018|

Does the preservation of Western nations and peoples require measures from which liberal societies today reflexively recoil? Does the survival of the West as a civilization require a ruthlessness the West no longer possesses?... "If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then [...]

How Victor Davis Hanson Foresaw the Immigration Crisis

By |2018-06-20T22:25:23-05:00June 20th, 2018|

Victor Davis Hanson’s grave concerns about immigration policy in the United States, as expressed in his book Mexifornia, have proven to be prescient, and its prescriptions are as salutary now as the day the book was published… Classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson’s extended essay and memoir, Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, has [...]

President Trump and the Invasion of the West

By |2018-06-19T14:57:06-05:00June 19th, 2018|

President Trump may be on the wrong side politically and emotionally of this issue of separating migrant kids from their parents. But on the mega-issue—the Third World invasion of the West—he is riding the great wave of the future, if the West is to have a future... “It is cruel. It is immoral. And it [...]

Immigration Reform: The Lies We’re Told, the Myths We’re Sold

By |2019-02-28T12:36:10-05:00February 26th, 2018|

We need immigrants to replenish and refresh and revitalize our population, but we need to better manage the flow of immigration and certainly more wisely manage which immigrants get priority… Our Statue of Liberty proudly proclaims that we are a refuge for the “huddled masses” and “wretched refuse” of the world. Refuse, as in [...]

Christianity: The Last Hope for Europe

By |2019-02-28T12:10:48-05:00February 23rd, 2018|

If everything continues in this way, then the cities of Europe will clearly have majority Muslim populations, our identity and our nations as we know them will cease to exist, our worst nightmares will have become reality. The West will fall Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Orbán's State of the [...]

Foolish Utopianism & the Wisdom of the Cherubim

By |2018-10-25T23:11:52-05:00February 16th, 2018|

The cherubim could speak volumes in describing all the misguided efforts to sneak by them and enter the Garden. In America we need look no further than the public policies, often promulgated most zealously by paternalistic liberals, that seek to create a utopia… After viewing and enjoying Blade Runner 2049 in October 2017, I [...]