Monthly Archives: September 2011


by on September 30th, 2011

Nothing that a man does can change his nature as man, and so, considered in himself, it will always remain wrong to kill him. This should be the final judgment of practical reason when brought to bear on the question of capital punishment.

by on September 29th, 2011

If one accepts the legitimacy of punishment and the principle of proportionality, then it is impossible to claim that capital punishment is intrinsically wrong.

by on September 28th, 2011

The HHS mandate on contraception is based on insufficient research and betrays the committee’s deep pro-contraceptive bias.

by on September 27th, 2011

Slandering their fathers while energetically progressing “somewhere,” the progressive is always in a position of impiety.

by , and on September 26th, 2011

A recent rule issued by the Obama administration threatens our nation’s healthcare by attacking the consciences of our nation’s healthcare providers.

by on September 23rd, 2011

The advancement of international religious freedom is crucial for terrorism’s defeat.

by on September 22nd, 2011

Under the Constitution, the Constitution prevails over international law. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), signed into law ten years ago this week, prescribed no time limitation or geographical limitation. It was, potentially, a world war of unlimited duration. And yet, our involvement in Libya is unconstitutional.

by on September 21st, 2011

Fetal killing imposes a serious bodily harm on an innocent human being. The law should prohibit abortion just as it does other serious harms to the well-being of persons, such as assault, rape, kidnapping, and theft.

by on September 20th, 2011

John Locke is a deep cultural well from which we still can draw good water.

by on September 19th, 2011

Growing national debt-to-income ratios need not become a threat to American solvency or a long-run impediment to implementation of our social policy choices. Historically-based approaches to social objectives can be improved through advances in economics.

by on September 16th, 2011

Intentional killing is always wrong, and support of capital punishment often stems from a misunderstanding of the nature of human dignity.

by on September 15th, 2011

Judging from the media’s response to Rick Perry’s Galileo reference in the Reagan debate, our discourse is still governed by the modern view that science and religion can only clash.

by on September 14th, 2011

As the proponents of assisted suicide strive to legalize it in Massachusetts, we should take another look at their arguments and the deceptions therein.

by on September 13th, 2011

New Jersey’s new anti-bullying legislation is misguided and unrealistic, seeking to eliminate conflict rather than resolve it.

by on September 12th, 2011

What makes September 11th worthy of public memorializing is that it was not only an event in the lives of these individuals and their families; it was an event in the life of the American nation, an attack aimed at the American nation.

by on September 9th, 2011

America should reject torture. This would reinforce our commitment to America’s founding values and support excellence in intelligence collection for the defense of our nation.

by on September 8th, 2011

A new book argues that flogging may be a more humane, efficient, and just punishment than incarceration.

by on September 7th, 2011

Monday's Presidential Forum broke new ground.

by on September 6th, 2011

Prenatal testing for Down syndrome should not be considered preventive medicine. Such tests cannot prevent the presence of Down syndrome in a child; but they can decrease the likelihood of a child with Down syndrome surviving beyond the womb. Expectant parents need accurate information, including the many positive outcomes, about life raising a child with Down syndrome.

by on September 2nd, 2011

A culture of exploitation and violence, especially sexual exploitation of children, is at epidemic levels here in the United States and around the world. The current Administration’s response is anemic and more must be done.

by on September 1st, 2011

Ending child pornography is as much a matter of vigorously prosecuting those who distribute adult pornography as it is a matter of prosecuting child pornographers. Presidential candidates should pledge to initiate adult pornography criminal cases and fund research into the adult-child pornography link.

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