Kerwick, Jack

Christianity and Christmas

Written by Jack Kerwick on Wednesday, 24 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

This Christmas, let’s not only remember that Jesus made possible the occasion for this holiday. Let’s remember as well that He made possible the very civilization, the most awesome of civilizations, that we call our own.

Christianity and Christmas

Christmas, unlike any other Western holiday, is ubiquitous. It is as impossible for an inhabitant of the Western world to escape Christmas as it is impossible for a person to escape breathing while remaining alive.

Natural Law, Positive Law, and Civil Disobedience

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 23 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

An historical review of natural rights and the non-aggression principle in light of natural law.

Natural Law, Positive Law, and Civil Disobedience

In the wake of the Eric Garner case, some libertarians have urged us to revisit the topic of natural law, a “higher” moral law that supplies an objective standard of justice for “positive law,” the law(s) posited (or made) by human beings. 

Natural Law Versus Positive Law

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Natural law theorists who seek to make an example of the Eric Garner case, risk using arguments that, in reality, undermine the concepts of Natural Law.

Natural Law Versus Positive Law

Eric Garner, many libertarians seem to think, was innocent as far as the natural law is concerned.

Neocon Leftists, "American Exceptionalism," and Immigration

Written by Jack Kerwick on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

When neocons embrace Obama's immigration policy, they unmask themselves as the liberal progressive extremists they really are.

Neocon Leftists,

Paul Greenberg’s last article proves what many of us have long known: neoconservatives are leftists by another name.

Against "Saving People from Themselves": Thomas Szasz vs. the Drug Prohibitionists

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

If the GOP is the party of freedom, staunchly dedicated to defending liberty, then it has to work to end the War on Drugs.

Against

Few things are as effective in eliciting the ire of Republicans as is talk of decriminalizing recreational drug use.

Iraq Proves that the Neocons are the Ultimate Big Government Statists

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 03 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

That the vast majority of Republicans remain as committed as ever to a strong American military presence in Iraq has everything to do with the neoconservative ideology that dominates their party.

Iraq Proves that the Neocons are the Ultimate Big Government Statists

Unlike traditional conservatives, neoconservatives subordinate the contingencies of history and culture to such abstract universal “principles” as “human rights” and/or “Liberty”—principles in which they locate America’s unique, supra-historical origins. The latter, in turn, endows America with its special, indeed, messianic, mission to protect “Liberty”—to promote what neoconservatives call, “liberal democracy”—for peoples everywhere.

"Diversity": THE Idol of Academia

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 03 July 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

The demand in most quarters of academia for diversity uber alles, is, in more honest terms, nothing more than a demand for the anathematization of non-liberal views.

“Diversity” is not just a good in the academic world. It is the supreme good, the one good before which all other considerations must yield.  

Elliot Rodger and the Left

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 03 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Taking leftist foolishness seriously.

Elliot Rodger and the Left

That media coverage of American mass shootings always references “gun control” proves just how thoroughly the left controls the media.

"The Point" of a Truly Honest Discussion of Race

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 03 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Discussions of slavery in modern America willfully overlook a large amount of the scholarship on the subject, in an apparent effort to obscure the inconvenient and full historical extent of the loathsome practice.

In reply to a recent article in which I disclosed some neglected facts concerning race and slavery, a reader inquired as to the point in unveiling them. Before answering, let’s review some of the tidbits that I shared in the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders of the world continually charge the rest of us with deferring:

“White Privilege” Exposed

Written by Jack Kerwick on Monday, 02 June 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Spelling out the absurd implications of an absurd theory.

“White Privilege” Exposed

The idea of “white privilege” has made the news recently. The truth, though, is that it has been a fetish of leftist academics for quite some time. 

What a Truly Honest Discussion of Race Would Look Like

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 15 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

What most people think they know about the sad history of slavery is woefully incomplete.

What a Truly Honest Discussion of Race Would Look Like

"The truth is harsh."

So spoke the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, back in the 19th century.

On no topic is the truth harsher than on that of race.

Walter Jones Defeats the NeoCon Nexus

Written by Jack Kerwick on Monday, 12 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Does Walter Jones’ victory portend a reversal of fortunes for the neoconservatives that have dominated the GOP for decades?

Walter Jones Defeats the NeoCon Nexus

On Tuesday, the overwhelmingly outspent ten-term North Carolina Republican Congressman Walter Jones defeated his neoconservative, establishment-backed opponent and former Bush II official, Taylor Griffin.

Condi Rice, Rutgers University, and Academia Today

Written by Jack Kerwick on Friday, 09 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

What the Condi Rice affair at Rutgers reveals to us about contemporary academia.

Condi Rice, Rutgers University, and Academia Today

Condi Rice will not be this year’s commencement speaker at Rutgers University after all.

Why Should Conservatives Support Republicans?

Written by Jack Kerwick on Wednesday, 07 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

What the Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling incidents reveal about the contemporary right.

Why Should Conservatives Support Republicans?

That self-avowed “conservative” Republicans pounced upon Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling no less tenaciously than did those on the left got me to wondering: Why should anyone, of any race, religion, or political orientation, vote for them?

Donald Sterling, "Conservatives" and the Rise of Thought Crime

Written by Jack Kerwick on Sunday, 04 May 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

So-called conservatives have joined with the Left to demonize and vilify a man not for his actions, but for his alleged thoughts.

Donald Sterling,

The Don Sterling affair has given way to the “Finger Wagging Olympics,” as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has colorfully put it. Given that those on the right have participated just as aggressively, if not more so, than those on the left, I urge them to bear the following considerations in mind.

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