The assault weapon in question

The push for gun control following the San Bernadino shootings is filled with misinformation, according to columnist Rich Lowry.  He takes a look at the “assault weapon” used in the attack that many want outlawed. [Read more...]

Angela Merkel’s faith

German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who was named Time’s Person of the Year, is a Lutheran who describes herself as “a conservative Christian.”  [Read more...]

How barring all Muslims is like gun control

Donald Trump has called for banning all Muslims from entering the United States, not only as immigrants but as tourists.  He defends this religious discrimination by invoking  Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s internment  of Japanese-Americans!

Francis Schaeffer predicted that there would come a time when Americans would be so fixated on their personal peace and affluence that they would trade away their civil liberties to someone who promised them greater security.  Today one faction of the public is so afraid of terrorism that it wants to eliminate Second Amendment rights.  Another faction is so afraid of terrorism that it wants to suspend religious freedom. *  Aren’t both of these extreme reactions fulfillments of Schaeffer’s prediction? [Read more...]

Supreme Court clears way for semi-automatic weapons ban

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case contesting a ban on “assault weapons”; that is, semi-automatic weapons that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.  This will doubtless clear the way for local, state, and national bans of certain types of firearms. [Read more...]

Democrats don’t trust the government either

A Pew Research study of people’s attitude towards the government has found that 89% of Republicans seldom trust the government.  But neither do 72% of Democrats.

Back in 1958, a similar study found that three-quarters of Americans did trust their government.  What happened since then, that both liberals and conservatives have become disenchanted with their government?  Has the government changed that much, or have Americans become more savvy about their leaders?  [Read more...]

A majority of Democrats like socialism

Bernie Sanders has made socialism cool again.  56% of Democrats now have a positive impression of socialism.  Among Hillary Clinton supporters, 52% do. [Read more...]


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