Jack Kerwick received his doctoral degree in philosophy from Temple University. His area of specialization is ethics and political philosophy. He is a professor of philosophy at several colleges and universities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jack blogs at Beliefnet.com: At the Intersection of Faith & Culture. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or friend him on facebook. You can also follow him on twitter.
Theres a notion, popular among self-avowed libertarians, that among the largest threats facing our nation is that of the militarization of the police.
A line that has become all too common in some libertarian circles is that the key problem, or even a problem, in Ferguson, Missouri is a problem facing the rest of the nation.
In the wake of the shooting death of a young black man by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, it is to no ones surprise that the usual suspects on the left are screaming racism from the rooftops.
Food for thought on the shooting death of Michael Brown.
As if the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri arent bad enough, now we have the situation in Salt Lake City, Utah with which to contend.
Thomas Sowell once noted that few topics so tap the irrational excesses of a persons intellect as that of race. At the very least, contemporary race-related discussions are almost invariably ridden with irrationality.
Twenty-five years ago, Trisha Meili—“the Central Park jogger”—was a 28 year-old employee for a prestigious Manhattan investment banker when she was mercilessly beaten, raped, and left for dead by thugs.
The first step toward fighting evil is calling it for what it is—even when its agents (and their victims) make it “politically incorrect” to do so.
Revisiting a gruesome black-on-white crime.
?That Jesus commanded His disciples—of which I am one—to love “the poor” is beyond dispute. Equally beyond dispute, however, is that, regardless of what growing legions of left-leaning clerics would have us believe, Jesus never—never ever—addressed the issue of “inequality.”
Of course, D’ Souza contends that while America is not unique in practicing the most egregious form of oppression—slavery—it is unique in that it waged a “civil war.”
If ever sober-minded folks thought that they could take refuge in the Christian church from the left-wing juggernaut that is our culture’s zeitgeist, they can think this no more.
Humor as the antidote to Politically Correct seriousness.
Townhall.com recently published an article by Jonah Goldberg in which the latter identifies patriotism with belief in what he calls “American Exceptionalism” (AE)—i.e. the doctrine that America is the only nation ever to have been founded upon the idea of the “inalienable” rights of all people.
Exposing “diversity” for the political fiction that it is.
That the vast majority of Republicans remain as committed as ever to a strong American military presence in Iraq has everything to do with the neoconservative ideology that dominates their party.
Explaining the left’s view of Islamic terrorism.
Taking leftist foolishness seriously
Spelling out the absurd implications of an absurd theory.
In reply to a recent article in which I disclosed some neglected facts concerning race and slavery, a reader inquired as to the point in unveiling them. Before answering, let’s review some of the tidbits that I shared in the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders of the world continually charge the rest of us with deferring...