I woke up this morning and heard something that I never thought I’d hear on the news: “We need to not rush to judgment. We need to wait until the all the facts are known and not make any hasty conclusions. Making hasty conclusions would be very dangerous.” You think?
My thoughts on the election are posted on the CiRCE website, but I am making them available in full here, as well: Man was created to seek glory. He was created to love the glory of God and to mirror God’s glory through the pursuit of beauty, truth, goodness, and holiness. The glory of manContinue reading “Election Day Thoughts”
Arbitrary laws have to be enforced with disproportionate punishments. Reasonable laws are based in common sense and exist for everyone’s benefit. Reasonable laws are enforced with proportionate punishments. Why? Because people follow reasonable laws for their own benefit. A man doesn’t drive 100 miles an hour on the interstate for two reasons: first, because heContinue reading “Arbitrary Laws”
In lectures and articles for CiRCE, I have often mentioned Nicolas Gomez Davila, and lately been asked where to start with his philosophy. Sadly, very little of Davila’s work has been translated into English. I first encountered Davila on the recommendation of a friend, yet he recommended I begin with Davila’s Goodreads quote page, whichContinue reading “Nicolas Gomez Davila”
Is Earth the best place to be human? Maybe not, according to scientists at Washington State University, who have lately identified “superhabitable” planets that are “warmer and wetter than Earth.” More habitable. Warmer and wetter.
It is baffling to me why reasonable men who are well-read in the Scriptures persist in using the axiom, “If all men were angels, no government would be necessary,” to defend their thoughts on politics. Before the creation of mankind, when there were only angels, government nonetheless existed. There are many orders of angels, someContinue reading “Angels Enjoy Government”
I don’t understand why progressives are complaining that the rich have gotten richer during the pandemic. If you give poor people and middle class people five trillion dollars of free money and tell them to spend it immediately, a good portion of that money is going to end up in the pockets of the rich.Continue reading “And That’s Why It Really Hurts”
Yesterday, I passed a woman slowly driving a minivan with a bumper sticker that read, “Live the life you love.” She was driving slowly because she was texting. This was the life she loved.
Historically speaking, effective political reform usually involves just two things: the cancellation of debt and the cancellation of ridiculous lawsuits. The United States is thus unlikely to ever reform, for Republicans refuse to do one of these things and Democrats refuse to do the other.
In lieu of actual human sacrifice, which secularists find too expressly religious to be enjoyed, the definition of (fill in the blank) will become far more vague and arbitrary, charges of (fill in the blank) will become far more common, and the penalty for (fill in the blank) will become far more extreme.