Timothy Gordon

Quiz: The Natural Right of Revolution and Use of Force

By |2014-06-07T20:51:55-06:00June 7th, 2014|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” — John Adams Take this ten-question quiz to find out what you believe about the right of revolution…enjoy the process of self-identification!  1) Just prior to the American Revolution, Tom Paine said, “If there must be trouble, let it [...]

A Sterling Example of Race Politics

By |2014-05-01T07:09:21-06:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Culture|Tags: |

It is the whole world in “solidarity” against one odious, bilious, broken down, old President Obama supporter named Donald Sterling. And now he is banned for life. The world’s “solidarity” is animated by a painstakingly obvious truism, entails absolutely no risk, and really comprises no actual battle. It is in short, the only battle [...]

Plagiarizing Catholicism: Algernon Sidney and the Whigs

By |2016-08-03T10:36:56-06:00April 9th, 2014|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Catholicism, Christendom, Edmund Burke, John Locke|Tags: |

Last week, Dr. Bradley J. Birzer wrote an excellent sort of knowing or unknowing response to the ambitious claims of my recent article here on The Imaginative Conservative which announced that America’s Founding was exclusively Catholic. (I go unnamed.) Dr. Birzer’s article articulates that theories like mine “stretch intellectual reality too much.” Normalcy bias is [...]

Alienated Technology: Smart Phone, Dumb Folks

By |2014-05-30T10:42:11-06:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Culture, Technology|Tags: |

The better technology gets, so also we develop a more efficient method of telecommunication. Always near at hand are the cellular devices like “smart phones,” laptops, and “tablets,” as the intellectually lopsided homunculi known as “tech engineers” have hilariously christened those weird mini-computers. All this cellular hardware is charged up, on hand, and ready [...]

Republicanism and Catholicism’s Only Relevant Partisans

By |2016-08-03T10:36:57-06:00March 15th, 2014|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Conservatism, Republicanism|Tags: |

Each electoral cycle, nearly six out of every ten American Catholics cast the ghastly vote of the libertine. As such, one can only assume that the ideas and “lifestyles” emblazoned by these six out of ten votes follow faithfully (tongue firmly lodged in cheek!) upon such libertinism. Regarding the shameful demographic ordeal, the orthodox [...]

Common Core: A Straw House for Straw Men

By |2014-02-12T09:25:38-06:00February 12th, 2014|Categories: Common Core Curriculum, Education, Stephen M. Klugewicz, Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg|Tags: |

by Timothy Gordon and Stephen Jonathan Rummelsburg Mr. Stephen Klugewicz and Mr. Kevin Brady surprised us in their Imaginative Conservative article last week by affixing the epithet “straw men” to arguments against the Common Core’s increasingly centralized approach to education. Precisely speaking, arguments for or against the Common Core doubtless employ at least a [...]

Appeal to Heaven or Appeal to Law

By |2014-01-20T04:52:33-06:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: Constitution, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson|Tags: |

“Those who claim to oppose The Enemy would do well not to hinder us.”—Frodo Baggins, to Captain Faramir of the Minas Tirith Guard “It would be improper to require the consent of the National Legislature [for an amendment], because they may abuse their power, andrefuse their consent on that very account.”—George Mason, summer 1787, [...]

The Greatest Moral Film of All Time

By |2016-07-26T15:52:13-06:00January 11th, 2014|Categories: Film, Morality|Tags: |

Stricken with infirmity of the helpless visceral sort this Christmas, I wrapped myself in blankets…and list making. As I convalesced and my thoughts clarified, I undertook to make an infallible list of my twenty-five favorite movies of all-time, a vast errand if done properly.  […]

What Pope Francis Should or May be Saying

By |2016-07-26T15:59:02-06:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Catholicism, Economics, Pope Francis|Tags: |

Catholic Answers’ indefatigable Jimmy Akin recently defended Pope Francis against charges of Marxism leveled by the likes of the irrepressible Rush Limbaugh. In a word, Pope Francis is not a Marxist: on that score, Akin is flat right and Limbaugh flat wrong. The Pope concerns himself about Catholic social teaching and nothing more. Fair enough. [...]

Questioning American Exceptionalism

By |2016-07-26T15:44:12-06:00November 7th, 2013|Categories: American Republic, Politics|Tags: , |

“Never to be roused is to forget what honor demands.”–Cicero As of this moment, the American Left no longer carries sole imprimatur to publish recursive screeds dispelling American exceptionalism. The American Right is hereby officially in on the act (from an opposing angle, naturally) with a single noteworthy reservation: the sui generis manner of [...]