No, the Bible Does Not Command America to Take in Syrian Refugees

As Americans, we want to welcome immigrants and refugees.  As Christians, we’re told to take care of the poor and downtrodden.  So if we apply the WWJD to our strategy for dealing with Syrian refugees, does that mean we welcome them with open arms? [Read more...]

That Time the Left Compared ISIS to American College Students

Last week, the Left took their outrage machine to a whole new level.  Refusing to engage in any form of nuance or intelligent thinking, Ms. Magazine tweeted something that shows just how far they are willing to push their agenda. [Read more...]

Why Are Police Officers In Public Schools? Because of Lousy Parents

If you watched the news last week, undoubtedly you heard about the policeman suspended for forcibly removing a young black girl from her seat after she refused to listen to her teacher’s request to leave the classroom.  Oh, and she hit the policeman in his face.

Not surprisingly, this incident has led the Left to scream about the problem with police officers in public school.  At National Review, David French takes this argument head on by flipping the narrative, explaining why police officers were put in public schools in the first place.

David begins by stating the obvious:

Let’s begin with a point of agreement: Ideally, no one wants cops in schools.

A law-enforcement presence, by its very nature, introduces criminal law and criminal penalties into the kinds of altercations and disruptions that used to be dealt with entirely through in-house school and parental disciplinary processes. I still vividly remember the day when my father grabbed me by the arm — after receiving a note from my teacher that I’d been involved in a fight with the same kid on consecutive days — marched me over to the kid’s house, and then hashed it all out with his father, man-to-man. The dads agreed the fighting had to stop, pledged to punish us more severely than the school ever would, and — suddenly — peace reigned on the playground.

So how did we go from the days where parents sorted out these types of conflicts to today where policemen are forced to do so?  David writes:

But in all too many public schools, parental involvement simply isn’t an option. As one inner-city public school teacher told me, in her first four years of teaching elementary school, she could count the number of intact, mother–father households on the fingers of one hand — and those parents weren’t even married. Very few parents bother to show up for parent/teacher conferences, and the interactions are often dominated by angry threats to sue for various perceived slights. Lousy parenting leads to horrific, often violent child behavior — and even seasoned teachers can be shocked and frightened when classroom incidents spiral out of control.


Just as I can vividly remember what it’s like to have parents fix school-discipline problems, I can also remember the moment in my high school when the police took control. A fight broke out during my senior year, a brawl so violent that teachers — even football coaches — were knocked to the ground and thrown against lockers. Students scrambling to get out of the way slipped on the bloody floors, and chaos reigned until first the sheriff and then the state police arrived in force. For the next week, we walked the halls with police officers in every corridor, and we were grateful for their presence.

Read David’s full article to learn what he thinks it will take to get police out of schools.

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Should We Welcome Russia’s Help with Fighting ISIS? Um… No. Here’s Why.

Russia’s bombing of Syria has been all over the news this week.  Russian officials are claiming their actions are aimed at squelching ISIS.  But should we welcome Russia’s help with conducting airstrikes in Syria to combat ISIS?

David French, Iraq War Veteran and Constitutional Lawyer, says “No.”  In his column at National Review, he lays out four reasons we should be very weary of Russia’s actions.

First, Putin wants Russia to supplant the United States as the pre-eminent world power in the Middle East. By forging closer ties with Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Hezbollah, Putin hopes to build an alliance that stretches from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf — an alliance that explicitly includes and incorporates known American enemies and is implacably hostile to American allies like the Israelis and the Kurds.

Second, fighting ISIS is incidental to this goal. Putin doesn’t care if the Middle East is “stable,” and he doesn’t have the slightest desire to halt the flow of migrants into Western Europe (or the U.S., for that matter). He can easily tolerate long-term conflict — so long as his forces and allies maintain the upper hand, America’s international position erodes, and American allies are weak, dispirited, and ultimately defeated. Russia cares about power, not about building stable, just, and moderate Middle Eastern governments.

Read the rest of David’s argument, here.

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Why Did Pope Francis Meet with Kim Davis?

On his high-profile tour of America, Pope Francis made time in his jam packed schedule to meet with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for not issuing marriage license to same-sex couple. [Read more...]