When Moral Sanity Is 'Deeply Disturbing'

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 5, 2014 on The Washington Times website.Hillary Clinton thinks it's a "hard choice" to take a human life.She wasn't talking about soldiers facing combat, or what police do in showdowns with criminals. Or even what an armed homeowner might ponder for a split second during a break-in.The former first lady and secretary of state was talking about aborting unborn children, which she regards as merely a "choice," albeit a "hard" one.Why is it hard, if the baby is not — against all scientific evidence — a human being?If the child is not a child, just protoplasm [...]

2014-07-07T10:27:33-04:00Categories: OPED|Tags: , , |

Ken Blackwell Destroys MSNBC Gun Control Narrative in One Response

This column by Caleb Howe was published May 26, 2014 on TruthRevolt.org.On MSNBC this afternoon, commentator and Republican politician Ken Blackwell was on as part of panel discussion about guns and gun control in the wake of this weekend's killing spree in Santa Barbara. Host Craig Melvin runs down a laundry list of various ways of saying gun or shooting and so on before finally asking Blackwell how something like this could happen. Blackwell's response was absolutely pitch perfect. First he had a pause to take it in, then he said:"You know, I wonder if I missed something. My understanding is that some of his victims were [...]

Hubris on Marriage Laws Not Limited to Unelected Judges

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 23, 2014 on The Washington Times website.On May 19, it happened in Oregon. The next day, it was Pennsylvania's turn.In Oregon, U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane said the state's marriage amendment, which the people of Oregon enacted via referendum in 2004, had no "rationally related government purpose." Democratic Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced in February that she would not bother defending the law. Take that, voters.Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III decided that he, too, was smarter than God, plus all previous generations and major religions that believe the defining essence [...]

In Case of Emergency, Break the Constitution

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 11, 2011 on The Washington Times website.Did you know that the nation soon will undergo a test that will determine how effectively the president of the United States can seize control of the media in the event of an "emergency"? Well, that's not the way the administration is putting it.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a press release on Feb. 3 outlining the plan for the "first-ever presidential alert." On a date yet to be set, the presidential alert will go "to television and radio broadcasters, cable systems and satellite service providers who will then deliver [...]

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