Tag: Conservative

Human Nature vs Human Culture

Human Nature vs Human Culture

The progressiveness and uniqueness of cultures over human history – no matter how extreme, how far to the left or right – have not manufactured new and distinct human behaviors. A man behaves in much the same way as man always has. Therefore, while one’s culture may certainly drive his or her behaviors, it does … Continue reading Human Nature vs Human Culture

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Rising Above

Rising Above

Labels can be limiting, close-minded, and ultimately de-humanizing.  I challenge you to rise above them. Ask yourself:  Do you see your friends as being a part of a certain group or a set of beliefs?  When you hear a name, do you think of the shared memories with your friend?  Or do you, instead, think … Continue reading Rising Above

Book Review: “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review: “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

BOOK REVIEW If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty by Eric Metaxas A story takes us back to the streets of Philadelphia during the Constitutional Convention in the Summer of 1787.  A certain Mrs. Powell approaches Benjamin Franklin as he exits Constitution Hall, asking him, "Well, doctor, what have be got?  … Continue reading Book Review: “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

Misunderstanding American Freedom

Misunderstanding American Freedom

“The idea of freedom can be misunderstood in a variety of ways…   The ‘liberal’ misunderstanding of American freedom, in short, is when freedom – or liberty – is confused with license. License to do anything at any time is not what the founders had in mind when they were talking about freedom...Not long after … Continue reading Misunderstanding American Freedom