The Forgotten Infrastructure Projects of 2021

President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan is encountering major obstacles as many legislators find questionable items in the bill that have no link with improving public works. This spending spree goes beyond the media-friendly projects like replacing bridges and lead pipes. It includes disguised pork in the form of senior care aid, hospital bailouts and … Read more

Why Society Needs to Cultivate a True Elite Class

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There was a time when the nation was ruled by a group of people that set the course for the country. Their children usually followed in their footsteps. This group of people tended to consolidate their wealth and pass it along to future generations. They formed what has been called a social elite—one that possessed … Read more

Freedom Is Not Choice

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There are those who confuse freedom with choice. They do not realize that freedom is the ability to choose the means to a determined end perceived as good and in accordance with our nature. It is not the choice itself. When a person makes a bad choice or chooses a bad end, the result is … Read more

Four Strategies Satan Uses Against Christian Order

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A Christian order presupposes that we believe in Christ and His law. As a result, Christians organize all society in function of this law, and from this comes order and peace. A Christian society also presupposes a fight against evil and all those threats that attack the good order of society. When a society upholds … Read more

Turning Things Around in Our Lifetime

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Written by John Horvat II and Norman Fulkerson* In face of the problems that afflict society, many people despair of a solution. Yet how often it is said: “We are not going to turn this thing around in our lifetime.” Such an attitude reflects a real dearth of leadership. It’s not the economy, education or … Read more

Fostering an Organic Society: The Value of Every Person

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Excerpt from the talk, “Fostering an Organic Society: Principles and Examples” given by James Bascom at the 2013 TFP National Conference on October 27, 2013 The first principle is that within every man there are potentialities that must be developed. Every man is born with an enormous variety of qualities, propensities, and strengths that seek … Read more

Organic Christian Society and the Second Amendment

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The right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in our American Constitution and culture to the point that many think this right is uniquely American. However, the historical evidence is quite surprising. Pre-modern and pre-industrial cultures also promoted arms ownership. Organic Christian society recognized the natural-law right of the family to defend itself from … Read more

Addressing America’s Unresolved Questions

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A review of Catholicism and the Shaping of Nineteenth Century America by John Gjerde, edited by S. Deborah Kang, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012. Part of the fascination of history is its ability to explain why things are the way they are. History goes beneath the surface of events and manages to unearth all … Read more

Who Does Not Pray Is a Traitor

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All too often people have a wrong perspective on prayer. They think that by asking for things in prayer, they are pestering God who does not look kindly upon their petitions. Such an attitude is completely wrong since we need prayer if we are to obtain heaven. If God wishes our salvation even more than … Read more