In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a sociologist and Senator, authored his famous Moynihan Report, in which he argued that black America was in danger. That danger came in the form of the breakdown of the black family. He argued this because, in the immediate wake of the Civil Rights Movement, Moynihan feared that many impoverished blacks would be unable to grasp the new opportunities. In the language of the time, Moynihan wrote, “At the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family.” The impact of this collapse was documented by Moynihan, who...Read More
Author: Christopher McDonald
Pope Francis, in a recent Sunday homily, made reference to an event which has the Turks in an uproar. This “event” was the Armenian Genocide, committed by the Young Turk rulers of what was then the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian Christian population of Asia Minor. The result was a vast number of human deaths in order to create an ideal Turkey for its rulers. Even though this event is well-documented, Turkey has continued to deny that any crimes ever occurred. For most of us, the Armenian Genocide is a relatively unknown event of the last century. So here is a brief synopsis...Read More
Last weekend, former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani attracted attention with remarks he made at a conservative event. Speaking at a former speakeasy, Giuliani said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.” These deficiencies were later elaborated upon by Governor Scott Walker, who was also in attendance and was asked if he thought that...Read More
It is a fallacy that we learn morals by argument and reason. We learn what is moral from what we see around us, and what we are taught when we are young. We learn through example. The American Founders looked back to the noble men of Greece and Roman, recorded in Plutarch’s Lives. Men like Cicero, Cato, Brutus and Numa were among those they admired. It was not for nothing that the Federalist Papers were signed with the nome de plume Publius. Christians look back to the moral examples of Jesus, Paul, Augustine, Luther and Wesley. Jews admire Maimonedes, Akiva...Read More
Last week, the National Prayer Breakfast was held in Washington D.C. In light of recent atrocities committed by ISIS, Obama discussed religious violence. He scolded, “lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” The fatuous ignorance of these statements is almost beyond measure. Just when I think the Left can’t get any more insufferable, they reach...Read More
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