Between Creed and Clan

The following item was first published as part of the RealClearPublicAffairs’s 1776 Series, which explores the major themes that define the American mind. Our politics is currently overwhelmed with identity. Rights, votes, participation, all understanding of one’s place in the country is said to be based on one’s “identity.” The one identity that people shy away … More Between Creed and Clan

The Great Seal

Turning to the back of the American one-dollar bill, I behold on the right side the “obverse” and on the left side the “reverse” of the Great Seal of the U.S. I pause to mention that to heraldry experts the “obverse” is the front and the “reverse” is the back of something. Why bring up … More The Great Seal

Inspiring American Stories for Your 4th of July

Every year on the Fourth—Independence Day—we remind ourselves of all that makes America what Lincoln called it, “the last best hope of earth.” This reminder is especially needful now. The Claremont Institute was founded over 40 years ago to teach Americans what it is about our country that makes it worth the last full measure … More Inspiring American Stories for Your 4th of July

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

Today’s Headlines (my interpretation): BLM, Anti-American Rhetoric, Election 2020, Candice Owens, COVID-19, Education, Riots, Pro-Athletes, Opinions vs. Morals, America’s Founding Principles,  FEATURE STORY: The Coming Coup? As always; these are opinion and news pieces mainly from a conservative constitutionalist view and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, doctrine and views of this ministry or any individual associated … More News to Ponder (Various Sources)