A Tale of Two Cités: Mediating Associations

By |2013-11-21T14:40:35-05:00January 23rd, 2013|Categories: Alexis de Tocqueville, Barack Obama, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Politics, Robert Nisbet|Tags: , |

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But what is “best” for some is “worst” for others, and vice-versa. Monday, President Obama was sworn in for his second term. This event was a “best” for his stalwart supporters, such as Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and is a sign of [...]

Who’s in Charge, here? Gun Control, Health Care, and the Presumptions of Social Democracy

By |2014-12-30T14:42:33-05:00January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Barack Obama, Bruce Frohnen, Politics|Tags: |

One of the more interesting arguments one hears these days from gun control advocates is that “there is no good reason” for anyone to own an “assault rifle” (or high volume ammunition clip). Sounds logical, no? What possible reason could one have for owning such a weapon, capable of killing so many people so [...]

America’s Gunless Revolution?

By |2013-11-25T13:43:34-05:00January 2nd, 2013|Categories: American Founding, Constitution, Stephen Masty|Tags: |

  On these web-pages recently, an oversight may have been committed or an injustice done. Hillsdale College’s Professor of History Emeritus, Dr. John Willson, recounted briefly the scandal that befell Emory University historian Michael A. Bellesiles a decade ago. The latter wrote a book claiming that gun-ownership in Early America was greatly exaggerated and the U.S. “gun [...]

Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives: Be Traditional-Give a Gun for Christmas

By |2014-12-10T11:16:40-05:00December 8th, 2012|Categories: Christmas, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives, John Willson|Tags: , |

The historian Michael Bellesiles tried to usher in the new millennium by claiming that guns were scarce in colonial America and even beyond. The problem was, it was quite easy to show that his research was flawed and his conclusions nonsensical. It wasn’t the first time that an historian with an agenda was found [...]