The past week saw the highest-profile online “deplatforming” yet: Twitter banning Donald Trump, with follow-up actions by other major online services. What does this mean? What are the implications for the future? What should be the response, if any, from those of us who are not Donald Trump or his followers? (Guest blog)
A lack of knowledge doesn't stop people from offering their ideas - however misguided they may be. It's also too common to hear questions like "Why is it important to be involved in politics?" Or, "What is politics and why is it important?" That's why I'm putting this together to offer a guide to learning and discussing the topic. That way, you can educate yourself on the topic an be able to speak to it and defend your position.
In our society, politics has jumped to the front of most everyone's mind. Despite its prominence in our lives, it seems that many people don't know how to talk about it. But, that doesn't have to be the case. A while ago, I sat down to talk with the guys from the Vital Masculinity Podcast... Continue Reading →
So, I'm now back in the office for recording, and if you can't see it you should check out my YouTube Channel. You'll be able to watch the book reviews and see the new office. But, to get to the topic for this episode, I'll be discussing a book by Scott Yenor. The Recovery of Family Life is an insightful look into the attack on the family, and how to push back. I learned about this book because someone reached out to me about it. After reading most of it, I can say this is a crucial read for everyone in our culture today. Unlike other reviews I've done, this is one that someone reached out to me to review. And, I'm glad she did. If it weren't for her reaching out, I wouldn't have found this book that has really intrigued me. I must say that this has really changed how I approach some of the cultural-political problems we face.
With the election today, I thought it would be good to share a discussion I had with Sean Boston where we talked about our election thoughts and much more. We talked about ACB, Libertarianism, and our secularizing culture. Furthermore, we were able to agree and disagree, while having a lively discussion. Plus, it helps that Sean is a very funny guy, and much sharper than he gives himself credit for. So, dive into the conversation here:
This episode is a great example of how to engage in discussions. Listen to my chat with the WGN Podcast on politcs, religion, and much more.
When can we legislate an opinion? Who is to say that an opinion is a fact? The left has long called to bring the personal into politics, while also calling to keep politics away from people's private decisions. These two things cannot exist together in one's mind.
I read Scott Adam's Win Bigly a couple years after the election of Donald Trump, and it was then that I realized what happened in that election. Up until then, I thought it was a bit lucky with some skill combined with the fact he was up against a hubristic Democrat party and the most unlikeable candidate in recent history.
This is not the usual post from me. It is a note about why I'm fed up with all that's going on today in our society and our culture. This one's a bit different, but I think very necessary.
How do we defend the American republic? Our first President had some great advice in his farewell address. Hear what Washington prescribed and how it's still relevant.
This is a great book that will help you understand the Supreme Court, how they make decisions, and how those decisions affect you. It's a great look into the major cases that have shaped America, and most especially, American jurisprudence.
Is America even worth defending anymore? Or, is it simply an evil, racist, fascist country? We'll see whether America is evil or a force for good, and what that means for upholding its traditions.
Karl Marx is one of the most influential people of the last few centuries. He has not been a good influence though. This is a look into why he starts off on the wrong premise and follows it to bad, and often, destructive conclusions.
Looking to understand where so much of our understanding of #politics comes from in the West? Aristotle’s Politics is a foundational work. Check out this #bookreview, and grab your copy here: