There is no danger more malicious or more egregious to the stability of a nation than the undermining of its historical foundations to satisfy political ends. Indeed, as universities and government institutions venture to wipe out any remnant of American history giving credence to the work of the Framers from the minds of the next generation, one can question (as I did) what our history will be replaced with. Do we leave our foundations now suspended in a perpetual state of made-up progressive euphoria? Continue reading “GW: The Name of Washington and The Dangers of Revisionist History”
Whether dressed in the black gown or the orange jumpsuit, and whether cheering the elephant or riding the donkey, many Americans agree that the judicial system needs to be reformed. Why? The great problem of the modern justice system is that it is neither just, nor merciful, nor efficient.
Let’s begin with some simple definitions. Our linguistic currency for this discussion is justice and mercy. By ‘justice,’ I mean ‘receiving what is deserved.’ By ‘mercy,’ I mean ‘not receiving what is deserved.’ Justice refers to the full force of the penalty, the ‘heavy hand of the law.’ Mercy refers to an abbreviation of the penalty, stemming from kindness and concern. Justice cares for what is right; mercy cares for individuals.
A few weeks ago, I was listening to the radio during my morning routine and my ears perked up when I heard one of the DJ’s say that a recent survey had been released, reporting that at least fifty percent of millennials would give up their right to vote if it meant erasing their student debt.
Looking into our American history, there are many attributes of those men and women who have come before us that we appreciate today. Indeed, one such quality is that of perseverance, which Merriam-Webster defines as the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition.”