Freedom: It only comes in limited measure

Freedom: It only comes in limited measure

What is freedom? I think our tendency is to think that freedom is autonomy (self-law). In childhood, most of us sought less restrictions and more “freedom.” As we learned and matured, our parents gave us a longer tether so we could start making our own decisions. By necessity, when we got our driver’s license and […]

In the Arena: William F. Buckley and Civil Discourse

In the Arena:  William F. Buckley and Civil Discourse

In the late 1960s as a teenager I lived in the small city of Olean, New York, located in Cattaraugus County.  Olean was in the western tier of New York and located on the Allegheny River just north of the Pennsylvania border. Olean, when I lived there, had a population of 19,000.  Currently the population […]

“Falsehood Flies and the Truth Comes Limping After”

“Falsehood Flies and the Truth Comes Limping After”

By Steve Post “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” This ninth Commandment (eighth if you are Catholic) has been torn asunder in recent years—a victim of either the moral revolution or of pragmatism (whatever works is true) or both.  Postmodernism did no favors to the concept—favoring a malleable “truth” based upon individual […]

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