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?

Equality, not racism, is in America's DNA

by Robert R. Reilly,
from Legatus,

[caption id="attachment_207038" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Abraham Lincoln Memorial[/caption]

America is under siege from all sides. That’s why I wrote America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding. Today, the most often-repeated charge is that the United States was rooted in racism from the beginning. The New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project” stated that it’s in our DNA. Is this true?

“All men are created equal” does not bear out the DNA theory of racism at America’s origin. Of course, it was only as this principle suffused society and the political order that the elimination of the great evil of slavery became possible.

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