A civilized society’s first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms — mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings — represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error. They include important thou-shalt-nots, such as thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not steal and thou shalt not cheat. They also include all those courtesies that have traditionally been associated with ladylike and gentlemanly conduct. Continue reading
DEMOCRATS WERE RIGHT in their claim that the House Judiciary Committee hearings haven’t revealed anything new about Clinton’s conduct in office.
What the hearings have revealed is the advanced cancerous stage of American moral decadence. Let’s look at it.
THE OCT. 2 WASHINGTON TIMES carried a story by Rowan Scarborough about a Marine Corps internal memorandum dictating that, by 2003, its officer corps shall be 12 percent black, 12 percent Hispanic and 5 percent other ethnic origins. Continue reading
CLINTON’S SCANDAL AND HIS POSSIBLE IMPEACHMENT have produced somewhat of a metamorphosis among liberals in and out of Congress. They’ve become strict constructionists of at least a sentence or two in the Constitution. Continue reading
PRESIDENT CLINTON’S PECCADILLOES, lies to Americans, acts of perjury, likely obstruction of justice and abuse of power, and the scorched earth defense he and his allies have chosen, have potential for greater harm than anything President Nixon did. Continue reading
FOR CLOSE TO 30 YEARS, I’ve taught economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The colleges include: Los Angeles City College, California State University-Los Angeles, Philadelphia’s Temple University and George Mason University for the last 18 years. Continue reading