Liberty Forgotten

Let me begin by confessing that I am one of those conservatives who take comfort in Plato's devastating critique of Athenian democracy. I believe that civic liberty is not an end in itself, but is a tool that man finds fit for his nature as a reasoning being, a tool to be judged by the [...]

Abortion, Human Trafficking, and the Left’s Double Standard

Every social problem we face today -- from racial discrimination to abortion -- is tied to other underlying root causes. It makes sense, then, for society not to neglect long-term proposals when trying to check these matters. But such strategies are never a ready substitute for fighting social problems in the near term. And that's [...]

May, but Can’t

The California Supreme Court has followed Massachusetts in finding that the "right to marry" includes the right to call a same-sex relationship a marriage. In doing so, they have done violence to the concept of marriage. They have ignored the difference between "may" and "can." It is not that two persons of the same sex [...]

In Defense of Discrimination

Years ago, the word "discrimination" was primarily used to make intelligent distinctions. A discriminating person was one capable of perceiving the crucial difference between good taste and bad taste, between beauty and ugliness, between a cultivated person and a coarse one, between moral good and evil, between normal and perverse. To call a person discriminating [...]

Will Homosexuality Soon Be Promoted By Law?

This week the U.S. House of Representatives will very likely vote to add "sexual orientation" as a category of persons legally protected from discrimination. If passed, H.R. 3685, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), will mean that homosexuals can bring lawsuits against employers they feel have discriminated against them because of their sexual orientation. Although religious [...]

Documentation: Dr. Marjorie Reiley Maguire, Plaintiff v. Marquette University, Defendant

EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Editor's note: Earlier this year, a U.S. district court handed down a decision in a case brought against Marquette University by Marjorie Maguire, a prominent "pro-choice" advocate. Maguire had sued Marquette for refusing to hire her to teach in its theology department, because — she alleged — [...]