Culture War
Many from both the right and the left bemoan the state of the American culture today. Whether it is the lack of positive images in TV, movies, music, politicians, sports figures, police in schools and more, freedom and morality are discussed as being in conflict with each other. Benjamin Franklin once wrote on the subject: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need for masters." This should ring true to you today as we debate not only our eroding culture, but the role of government in our lives. Are culture and the need for more government control more connected than we realize?

Why identity politics is poisonous to the ideal of human equality

from The Washington Post,

The vast sums that have flowed from corporations, foundations and wealthy individuals into “antiracism” initiatives resemble the “indulgences” that, purchased from the medieval church, promised remission of punishment for sins: “When the coin in the coffer rings, A soul from Purgatory springs.” Many of today’s antiracists encourage donors to buy virtue, but use the donations to finance restoration of a retrograde principle.

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