Atheists vs the Cross

The Supreme Court will soon decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War.  In November 2018 the justices agreed to hear a case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 Fourth Circuit Court ruling that the memorial violates the […]

Final Thoughts

We have driven the Brett Kavanaugh controversy into the ground.  Thank the Lord that the confirmation fight is over.  Over the weekend, however, I received an e-mail from a granddaughter to which she had attached a video presentation by a left-leaning commentator.  The fellow made a reasonably rational presentation, so I listened to him.  Now, […]

Quid est Veritas? What is Truth?

I listened carefully to the testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Cavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Both of them were powerful witnesses. Each of them has a host of supporters who vouch for their good character, and I had the impression that Ford and Kavanaugh were each telling the absolute truth “as they […]

The Perfect Man

I am thinking about the ongoing brouhaha about Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. The real argument is about Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy and his positions, inferred but never stated, on hot button social issues such as abortion. Having failed to thwart Kavanaugh’s confirmation on the basis […]

The Death of Reason

Christine Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to serve as Supreme Court Justice, of a sexual assault against her at an unidentified home in Montgomery County, Maryland, sometime in the summer of 1982.  Brett was 17 at that time Christine was 15. Kavanaugh insists on his innocence, Ford proclaims his guilt. Friends of […]

Is the Constitution Constitutional?

Contrary to the belief of some of our citizens, the United States is not nor was meant to be a democracy.  The writers of the Constitution had a very realistic view regarding man’s imperfections, and they tried to set up safeguards against the dangers of excessive executive power, unchecked legislative actions, mob rule, and other […]