Race Against Reason

By |2019-01-25T08:41:10-06:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Featured, G.K. Chesterton, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Slavery|

What unites all people essentially and what gives all people their inalienable dignity, and the rights that follow therefrom, is their essential humanity… There can be no doubt that we are living in a racially-charged climate. The problems associated with the relations between the races seem to dominate the debate in all areas of [...]

In Defense of Citizenship: The Silent Issue in the Immigration Debate

By |2019-12-09T16:40:31-06:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: American Republic, Citizen, Citizenship, Donald Trump, Europe, Featured, Immigration, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Politics|

The citizen and the legal immigrant are superior; the non-citizen and the illegal immigrant are inferior. To view the two as equals is the definition of national suicide… As one of many Americans whose citizenship is derivative of the legal immigration and naturalization procedures of the United States of America, it is particularly distressing [...]

Opponents of Muslim Immigration: Modern Know-Nothings?

By |2017-04-03T01:21:43-05:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Donald Trump, Featured, History, Immigration, Middle East, Politics|

The fact that some Americans once considered Catholicism a menace is now used as an argument against critics of Muslim immigration. But what if all the things that were once falsely charged against Catholicism are actually true of Islam?… “In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this [...]

Lessons from Thomas Aquinas for President Trump

By |2017-03-31T00:05:33-05:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Donald Trump, Featured, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, St. Thomas Aquinas|

What would Thomas Aquinas, in his wisdom, say about President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim countries, in terms of its justness and conformity to right reason?... I am grateful to The Imaginative Conservative for publishing Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s reasoned defence of President Trump’s executive order placing a ninety day moratorium on [...]

A Christian Renewal? What Brexit Means for Traditionalists

By |2016-07-15T23:14:44-05:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Culture War, Europe, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Islam, Nationalism|

On the morning of June 24, the world awoke to a changed Europe. With the so-called Brexit referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union, and as such, the EU lost one of its most important member nations. Almost immediately, there were calls from France, Italy, and the Netherlands to hold similar referenda, [...]

The European Union & the Fate of the West

By |2019-12-03T17:43:09-06:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Politics, Viktor Orbán|

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview that the Hungarian radio program “180 Minutes” conducted with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary on May 20, 2016. 180 Minutes: We have Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the studio. Good morning. PM Orbán: Good morning. 180 Minutes: “The European Union will die if EU issues are decided [...]

What is Multiculturalism and Should We Embrace It?

By |2016-07-01T10:33:46-05:00June 5th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Featured, Hilaire Belloc, Immigration, Islam, J.R.R. Tolkien, Joseph Pearce, Muslim, Politics|

Multiculturalism is a thorny topic. It is also a topic on which any truly rational discussion is very difficult. The problem is that many people equate criticism of multiculturalism with racism. Since nobody wants to be accused of racism (quite rightly), it is easier and safer to avoid talking about anything that might get [...]

Should We Build Walls?

By |2017-07-31T23:48:09-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Foreign Affairs, Fr. James Schall, Immigration, Politics, Pope Francis, Presidency|

The recent spat of words between Pope Francis and Donald Trump over the relative merits of bridges and walls deserves some further comment. Both words, “bridge” and “wall,” have their precise meanings. As such, though they are not the same thing, they are not opposed to each other. We need them both. If we [...]

Is the Republican Party Splitting Apart?

By |2016-02-14T22:49:46-06:00February 14th, 2016|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Democracy, Ideology, Immigration, Politics, Republicans|

Edmund Burke Now that the presidential primary season has begun in earnest, it seems a good time to reconsider just what a political party is—what its purpose and essential nature are, and how we may recognize whether one is healthy or in a state of disorder and potential breakdown. As with most [...]

The Cologne Riots & the Loss of a Moral Language

By |2016-01-28T12:21:28-06:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Europe, Immanuel Kant, Immigration, Winston Churchill, World War II|

On December 31, 2015, a mob of young Arab and North African men, perhaps as many as 1,000, assaulted, groped, harassed, and in some cases even raped European women in Cologne, Germany. It took almost a week for police to corroborate social media reports of the crime wave, and even longer for authorities to [...]

Should We Keep Muslims Out of America?

By |2015-12-11T16:59:13-06:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: American Republic, Constitution, Democracy, Free Trade, Immigration, Pat Buchanan|

Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions. As all the old hate words — xenophobe, racist, bigot — have lost their electric charge from overuse, and Mr. Trump was being called a fascist [...]

Time for a Moratorium on Immigration?

By |2015-11-20T16:50:39-06:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Freedom, Immigration, Rule of Law|

In denouncing Republicans as “scared of widows and orphans,” and castigating those who prefer Christian refugees to Muslims coming to America, Barack Obama has come off as petulant and unpresidential. Clearly, he is upset. And with good reason. He grossly, transparently underestimated the ability of ISIS, the “JV” team, to strike outside the caliphate into [...]

Our Infrastructure is Crumbling

By |2014-11-10T14:46:03-06:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: Barack Obama, Government, Immigration, Pat Buchanan, War|

When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan. In 1956, President Eisenhower, impressed by the autobahn he had seen [...]

The Immigration Decree

By |2014-11-12T00:34:41-06:00November 12th, 2014|Categories: Barack Obama, Bruce Frohnen, Government, Immigration, Republicans|

President Barack Obama’s reaction to the shellacking he and his policies received from the American people in the midterm elections surprised no one in its stubborn petulance. Along with some eye rolling and clearly perfunctory statements about how he would “cooperate” with the new Republican majority, President Obama made clear that he sees himself [...]

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