Is the United States on the Verge of a New Migration?

By |2020-07-28T16:42:33-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Civil Society, Community, Immigration, Politics|

Long have political theorists argued that people naturally congregate with the similarly-minded. We haven’t seen yet a large-scale, purposeful internal migration based primarily upon cultural and religious beliefs, but in our current polarized society, overwhelmed with growing social chaos, it appears that we are about to. As Americans, we are accustomed to a variety [...]

Cleaning Up the Immigration Mess in 4 Simple (But Not Easy) Steps

By |2020-03-22T17:53:18-05:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Citizenship, Conservatism, Immigration, Politics|

All Americans would probably agree that the current immigration situation is a mess. The proof of this is that no one can discuss the issue without having to defend something awful. Immigration hawks must argue for separating families and deporting people who contribute to the economy while immigration supporters have to account for the [...]

Europe’s Great Defender: Viktor Orbán and Christian Democracy

By |2019-10-24T15:01:45-05:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Christianity, Conservatism, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Senior Contributors, Viktor Orbán|

The rise of populist movements across Europe is seen most potently in the success of the Hungarian Civic Alliance, which, under the tenacious leadership of Viktor Orbán, has been the ruling party in Hungary since 2010. A recent speech by Mr. Orbán, given on September 21 in Rome, will be music to the ears [...]

“My Beloved Country”: Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly

By |2019-09-25T14:25:14-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Government, Immigration|

Editor's Note: President Trump delivered the following remarks to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019. Thank you very much. Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors, and world leaders: Seven decades of history have passed through this hall, in all of their richness and drama. Where I stand, [...]

Photography as Propaganda

By |2020-03-07T13:22:54-06:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Conservatism, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Joseph Mussomeli, Modernity, Politics, Senior Contributors|

Images certainly can be much more compelling than mere words. But like words, how images are used and when they are used are opportunities for manipulation. The photograph is unnerving. One cannot look at it without it breaking your heart. It is the sort of image that sticks in your mind forever and haunts [...]

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

By |2019-09-12T11:28:22-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Immigration, Politics, Rule of Law, Senior Contributors, Thomas R. Ascik|

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 |2019-03-03T22:19:09-06:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: American Republic, Civilization, Donald Trump, Government, History, Immigration, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Presidency, Senior Contributors|

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 |2019-01-21T22:51:09-06:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Donald Trump, Government, Immigration, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Senior Contributors|

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|Categories: Ethnicity, History, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Senior Contributors|

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 |2020-05-18T18:43:08-05:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Culture, History, Immigration, Mark Malvasi|

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 |2019-12-09T16:42:58-06:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Catholicism, Citizen, Citizenship, Immigration, Politics, St. Thomas Aquinas|

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 |2020-03-25T12:37:16-05:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Civil Society, Community, Immigration, John Horvat, Robert Frost, St. Thomas Aquinas|

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,” [...]

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