All Posts Tagged With: "morality"

It’s About Freedom

row-of-us-dollar-signsArthur Brooks, at  The Wall Street Journal suggests that there’s a bit of a culture war going on about the future of capitalism.  The headline suggests that “The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism “

There is a major cultural schism developing in America. But it’s not over abortion, same-sex marriage or home schooling, as important as these issues are. The new divide centers on free enterprise — the principle at the core of American culture.

I dare suggest Brooks in this quote, has this exactly backward.  He’s pointing at a symptom and labeling at the root cause. Not that I blame him, really.  It’s been so long since we’ve dealt with things on the level of principle that even the more learned among …


Barack Obama and Morality

I’ve spent the last week–this one leading up to the election next week–thinking about what it is about Barack Obama that really bothers me.  I mean, he seems a likeable-enough guy, good-looking, even-tempered, well-spoken.  I’ve read Charles Krauthammer’s endorsement of John McCain, and of course, the editorials of my favorite conservatives at the Wall Street Journal, namely Daniel Henninger and Kimberly Strassel.  But it was while watching the Dennis Miller piece on The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night that clarified what it is about Obama that terrifies me.  Barack Obama clearly doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, and his entire life story illustrates it.

Barry’s mother was from Kansas, and in his first campaign advertisements, he talked about how she gave him her “Midwestern …


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