Now President Trump, in what was his most lauded speech since he announced his run for president, has committed an unspecified number of new soldiers to the fight and the United States to a new strategy in Afghanistan. Inevitably, his critics on the left and even some on the right questioned the wisdom of this, given that the sixteen-year Afghan campaign makes it America’s longest war and one that we’ve lost because roughly 50% of the country is now in the hands of our enemies.
It seems that only a President Trump could proclaim, “Let us all fight like the Poles, for freedom, for our country, and for God,” and still provoke an avalanche of attacks from the left and its legions of media allies. His speech was his finest so far because it drew the left and the right out, compelled us to respond, and was a defining moment, especially for them.
If we allow our election process to be subverted to the point where we see our elections as a sham, can we really expect to retain our constitutional republic?
In early April of this year, at a joint news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, Trump said Syria is now his responsibility, added that Syria had crossed "more than a red line," and that he inherited a worldwide mess and intended to fix it. Predictably, this caused the “destroy-Trump” media, from CNN to the [...]
As the world watches with increasing apprehension the stand-off between North Korea and the US, wondering if it might be the new Cuban Missile Crisis, it is important to note that at the heart of most wars are economic forces. Recently Trump met President Xi of China and reportedly told him that he would be [...]
I recently caught up with Peter to ask him what he thought about the new North Korean nuclear missile crisis.
Count me among those who fear that the current struggle over whether this nation will allow sanctuary cities to flourish and multiply or abolish them threatens to be the single impetus which will escalate into our second civil war. Illegal sanctuary jurisdictions now number over 500. Under Obama, they were encouraged to spread like a [...]
On March 5, North Korea simultaneously launched four missiles into Japan’s territorial waters. In his new year’s address, the North’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, bragged that his nuclear-armed rogue state would soon be testing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. A day later, President Trump tweeted in response, “It won’t happen!” [...]
On inauguration day, due to his predecessor’s many foreign policy failures, Donald Trump will inherit a much more dangerous world than the one Barack Obama inherited eight years previously. Despite the fact that Obama pledged to end America’s wars, the US is waging three active wars, Iraq/Syria, Afghanistan, and a worldwide fight against jihadis that [...]
The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Citizens gathered outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia during the proceedings, attempting to learn what sort of government had been agreed upon behind closed doors. As he exited the Hall, a women asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got a republic [...]