The Return of Sedition


“The whole aim of practical politics,” wrote famed journalist H. L. Mencken, “is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” Truer words were never spoken, which begs important questions:  Will our “War on Terror” ever end? Continue reading “The Return of Sedition”

Clearing Up the Confusion of Party Ideology


When discussing the history of the two major political parties and their ideologies, most people have a tendency to get very confused and with good reason. Both major parties of today have their origins in the early 1790s, coming out of disputes in George Washington’s Cabinet between Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Secretary ofContinue reading “Clearing Up the Confusion of Party Ideology”

Safeguarding Our Minds


This column appeared in the Laurel Leader Call (Laurel, MS) on May 22, 2012: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”  So said Thomas Jefferson, the architect of American liberty and its greatest champion.  Throughout his entire life, he fought every attempt byContinue reading “Safeguarding Our Minds”