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October 13, 2018

As any good argument should do, I will begin this rebuttal by defining the terms "conservative" and "liberal" in the way I will use them in this article. I will then offer my premise and the valid logic that follows that premise. 

Defining Terms

Conservative: tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions. (Merriam-Webste...

October 3, 2016

Most of us know that America is in trouble, but do we know our parts in it, how we let it get here and what our responsibility is? The common person's adherence to political correctness and subsequent refusal to dialogue about anything of substance is paramount. Walk with me here a moment:

People say politics, religion, and opinions should be kept o...

April 15, 2016

 

I read so many "how to" articles and blog posts that they tend to discourage me more than anything, because as I'm reading them I think to myself, "I don't know how to do anything this thoroughly." My line of work involves concepts and ideals, and the only tangible fruit of my labor is seeing my words on a page. It can appear as vanity if I don't...

The past few days the Supreme Court has been astir with one of this decade's most hot-button topics: marriage equality. It's a difficult topic to broach calmly. Reading through the news articles triggered a memory that initially surprised me, but after further meditation, yielded insights which I'd like to share. 

The scene that I immediately thou...

May 12, 2014

If you’ve read the news lately, a group at Harvard University has caused quite a stirring, especially in Catholic circles, with a proposal to do a historical re-enactment of a “black Mass”.  While many are outraged that the Harvard administration has essentially washed their hands of it, this situation has provided an opportune time to examine the...

Even if you’re not a sports fan you’ve likely heard about a recent incident involving Donald Sterling, owner of the professional basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers. The furor isn’t about the sacredness and importance of marriage (Sterling is married but has a girlfriend); instead, this is about audio of Sterling making racist comments to his...

April 15, 2014

It's too simplistic to say big government is the problem, yet there are too many factors contributing to the bureaucracy's inefficiency and scrutiny that you can't really point to any individual -- even if that individual is an IRS agent who admonishes you for your tax return being a few hundred dollars off. It is, after all, the government's job t...

March 12, 2014

Many of us would like to see the world change and are even helping causes that attempt to 'make the world a better place.' I don't by default disagree with those endeavors, but it's important to keep in mind that we live in a fallen world, and even if we do right some wrong in the world there isn't much to guard against different kinds of corruptio...

February 28, 2014

It is no coincidence I find myself becoming acquainted with the writings of the profound Jesuit priest, theologian, scholar, and political philosopher John Courtney Murray in such times. In the span of a few weeks: Andrew Cuomo performed his best Stalin imitation, the United Nations declared war upon Catholicism, the Justice Department will now rec...

February 10, 2014

Recent political events have skirted around this issue without truly addressing it. Ryan T. Anderson has something to say.

Testifying before the Indiana House Judiciary Committee on Jan. 13, Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, argued to a room full of policymakers:

“If the biggest social problem we face...

January 22, 2014

From the onset Rambling Spirit has expressed how it supports openness to dialogue and freedom of thought. The recent comment of Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York conspicuously opposes those principles, because no matter how rigid "extreme" conservatives may seem, politicians on the right do not go as far as to tell their opposition to leave their s...

January 21, 2014

The problem with the debate about marijuana is that both sides take a preventative approach of some kind. Those who are against the recreational use of it just talk about the importance of having a law preventing such use, while marijuana advocates just want to prevent the enforcement of such laws. Both are just pointing fingers at the other; the f...

January 5, 2014

It is not natural for people to go to work somewhere else. For thousands of years people lived where they worked, or at least lived in the same community where they worked "for a living." Even well into the 20th century, many people owned apartments above their own family business. 

This dynamic has been lost. With the advent of the automobile, pe...

December 19, 2013



With all the talk about Pope Francis being named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, which seems to be in sequence with his 'Joy of the Gospel' exhortation, one cannot help but wonder where to find the truth underneath the sound bites and headlines. 

In regards to 'The Joy of the Gospel,' the majority of the media truly is missing the point. The...

November 28, 2013

Where has the spirit of America gone? From its beginnings, our country was steeped in independence . . . freedom to rely on one’s own self to pursue happiness. This idea was built on the foundation of a solid work ethic, where everyone started from the same place, with the same chance to become something great, proportional to their amount of inter...

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