Articles and Posts by Thomas Fleming:
There is a case to be made against the death penalty, but it is rooted in non-Christian and anti-Christian theories of the human person. There is no Christian and, in particular, no Catholic argument to be made except by a round-robins-barn tortured exegesis of passages ripped out of context.
John Kerry has pinned his case for killing Syrian civilians on an op ed in the Wall Street Journal, written by “Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy,” a 20-something researcher who turns out to be a propagandist for the Syrian opposition without the sacred Ph.D from Georgetown that got her a job at a propaganda mill masquerading as a think tank.
Six Paragraphs In Search of an Author(45)
Everyone I know is asking me why we are going to bomb Syria. There is a rarely a simple answer to such questions, but if we look closely at the would-be bombers–the leaders of Turkey and France for example, perhaps we can gain some insight. The latest coalition of the willing might be more accurately described as the conspiracy to kill Christians.
Lincoln and the Chelsea Girl(42)
Manning, like Major Hassan, was not driven into treason: These two embraced it. They could have resigned from the military and gone public with their complaints. Instead, the one chose to reveal classified information that betrayed his comrades, while the other took the more direct route of shooting them. Of the two, I have far more respect for the Muslim who faithfully obeyed the dictates of his religion.
Boredom in the Leisure Class(33)
The welfare state does create a structure of negative incentives that discourage work, but the situation is far more grave. In rewarding the worthless parasites who live among us, government do-gooders have empowered a criminal class that preys upon taxpaying workers. Every society has its complement of shiftless losers; even bees have drones, but no hive could survive if armed drones stole the honey and devoured the queen’s children.
If politics is ever going to matter in this country, the conservatives will have to set one initial and all-important priority: They have to take away the vote from people who are not really citizens.
Obama Saves America Again(19)
The Obama administration, citing an ominous increase in online chatter in the terrorist community, has closed down 19 diplomatic posts in Muslim countries, and this morning (5 August) the State Department revealed that they will stay closed because of the continuing threat.
What Is To Be Done About Gay “Marriage”?(17)
Where power can be shifted from Washington to the states, from the states to the counties and cities, from cities to neighborhoods and families, then that is the policy to support. That was the deal I cut with Rothbard years ago. The only progress is devolution.
Gay Times on the Right(45)
Hardly a day goes by that someone does not email or telephone me with the news that some allegedly conservative writer has finally endorsed “Gay Marriage.” I’d rather not name names, but the most amusing so far has been an online screed declaring Andrew Sullivan the “most important political writer of his generation.”
Egypt: The Script Plays Out(4)
It is almost as if Mohammed Morsi has been reading Chronicles–or at least studying Egyptian history. (And if he fails—as I hope he does–to take decisive action, he will soon be an unimportant piece of that history.)