The Devil is in the (Lack of) Details

I’ve been harping for awhile on the superabundance of laws in this country. State and federal regulators and legislators have created a series of tripwires whereby any of us can unknowingly commit a felony or some other violation that can cost people anywhere from hundreds of dollars to their homes and businesses (not to mention […]

With These Rings We We Wed

The Colliers from Billings, Montana

Well that didn’t take long. Natahan, Vicki, and Christine Collier, from Billings Montana have applied for a Montana marriage license. From KRTV Great Falls:

We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, “Sister Wives.” […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the “constrained” vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish, and the “unconstrained” vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. He describes how these two radically opposed views have manifested themselves […]

Cultural Subsidence

While the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage last week seems revolutionary, especially coming a scant 12 years after its discovery to a right of homosexual sodomy in the Texas v. Lawrence case — it is really just the culmination of a process begun decades ago. As this blog post from Ancient Faith points out:

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Monday Open Thread

Saturday Open Thread

Frederick the Great tries to school the aging master. Bach is having none of it.

Wednesday Open Thread

Well organized and written for the educated or well read layperson. If you want to know more about the concept of natural law this is a great book that is smart, but not overwhelmingly so (like Aquinas, Locke or Grotius, et al.)

LGBT vs. Christianity: The Stakes Part V

Part five from the Federalist:

The distinction between the City of God and the City of Man was developed at much greater length by St. Augustine of Hippo, the great North African Catholic philosopher. Augustine wrote in the early fifth century when the church had gained control of much civil authority only to see it […]

LGBT vs. Christianity — The Stakes Part IV

Here is the fourth installment of Dan McLaughlin’s “Can Gays and Christians Coexist?” — from The Federalist.com:

Reliance on the Equal Protection rationale also has a number of potential legal consequences, including some fairly immediate and specific risks for church and church-affiliated institutions like schools: that they could lose their tax exemption, as the Supreme […]

Commence Justice

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia gave the commencement address at his granddaughter’s high school graduation the other day. It is well worth your time.