Kerwick, Jack

Individual Choice and Morality

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 17 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

It is the capacity for choice, not the substance of each and every individual choice, in which the morality of individuality centers.

Individual Choice and Morality

Evidently, I am a moral relativist.

Songs for a New World

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Jack Kerwick: "When the arts—and academia—buck the PC tide and affirm the morality of individuality, as they did recently courtesy of my colleague, it should be recognized and celebrated."

Songs for a New World

Legions of Americans have, rightly, written off the entertainment and academic industries (yes, the latter is a colossal industry) as the culture’s two largest bastions of leftist ideology.   

Irving Kristol and the Truth About Neoconservatism

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 20 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Irving Kristol admits what other neocons prefer to keep secret: the neocon movement has the welfare state and big government at its heart.

Irving Kristol and the Truth About Neoconservatism

In spite of the ease with which the word “conservatism” is thrown about these days, most people who associate with the “conservative” movement are not really conservative at all. In reality, the so-called “conservative” movement is a predominantly (though not exclusively) neoconservative movement.

RINO Socialists Hate Tea Party Conservatives and Libertarians

Written by Jack Kerwick on Wednesday, 19 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

It is establishment Republicans who fuel the perception that they’re zealous purists, “extremists” and “one issue voters,” when they wax hysterical over just talk of reducing by a single red cent our tremendous defense budget.

RINO Socialists Hate Tea Party Conservatives and Libertarians

When, on March 13, a caller to Bill Bennett’s radio show charged the host with being unduly supportive of “establishment Republicans” over Tea Partiers, Bennett admitted that while he’s an admirer of the Tea Party, he would not endorse those of its candidates who, even if they won, would hurt the party.

Neocon Nation

Written by Jack Kerwick on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Neither a degree in political science nor an IQ above four is required to know that neoconservatism has always championed Big Government.

Neocon Nation

A colleague of mine has drawn my attention to a Washington Post blog post—“Why Most Conservatives Are Secretly Liberals”—by a Professor John Sides, a political scientist at Georgetown University. 

“Political Judo: A New Strategy for Combatting the Left?”

Written by Jack Kerwick on Monday, 10 March 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

It's time for those on the right to give in to the lunacy of those on the Left. Doing so would reveal that the Progressive program is at its base a scheme to control every minute aspect of everyone's lives.

“Political Judo: A New Strategy for Combatting the Left?”

Just days ago, a popular talk radio show host lamented that the attempt on the part of conservatives to fight back against the move to normalize homosexual “marriage” was tantamount to the attempt to fight back the tides of the ocean.

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Reveals About Libertarians and Neocons

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 23 January 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

The neocons holding the reigns of what passes for the conservative movement in America hate libertarians. But they embrace Martin Luther King even though his critique of America parallels that of modern libertarians.

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Reveals About Libertarians and Neocons

From at least the time of the 1980’s, the Republican Party and the “conservative movement” have been dominated by, not conservatives, but neoconservatives. The so-called “libertarian” influence in the party is growing—and neoconservatives are none too pleased by it. 

The Case of Edward Snowden: Reason v. Rhetoric

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 21 January 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Edward Snowden deserves to be thanked for stirring up an especially spirited national conversation over the relationship between security and liberty.

The Case of Edward Snowden: Reason v. Rhetoric

For a conservative who seeks to conserve the tradition of constitutional liberty bequeathed to Americans by their Founders, the spectacle of self-sworn apostles of liberty in the so-called “conservative” media calling for Edward Snowden’s head on a platter is a painful one to behold. Yet neither is this sight particularly gratifying to those of us who prize sober thinking, for the logic underwriting these calls is as woeful as the rhetoric is irrational.

Conservatives Helping The Left

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 07 January 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

So-called conservatives who support the NSA amid its surveillance scandal are neither conservative nor lovers of liberty. Instead, they are enablers of the totalitarian state.

Conservatives Helping The Left

On Friday, January 3, radio talk show host Mike Gallagher charged NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with being a “traitor” while accusing those of his conservative minded listeners who disagreed with thinking like leftists. 

Remembering Bob Grant

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 07 January 2014. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Conservative talk radio legend Bob Grant was one of a kind, and that the media are not likely to see the likes of his honesty, courage, and passion ever again.

Remembering Bob Grant

Bob Grant, the one-time “king of conservative talk radio,” died this past New Year’s Eve at the age of 84.

Parents: The Glue Holding Our Civilization Together

Written by Jack Kerwick on Tuesday, 31 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Do not confuse government with civilization. In spite of what Big Government ideologues would have us think, governments do not create civilizations. Governments cannot create civilizations.

Parents: The Glue Holding Our Civilization Together

“Thank you for your service.” 

Whenever these words are uttered, it is always—always—a soldier to whom they are directed. And while police officers aren’t typically singled out for random expressions of gratitude, they too are held in particularly high esteem, for like soldiers, police officers are seen as constituting the line between civilization and savagery.

Christmas Versus the Purists and the Atheists

Written by Jack Kerwick on Monday, 23 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Christian purists should consider that charging the contemporary celebration of Christmas with lacking in authenticity for its pagan influences is like charging as inauthentic any version of the Bible that isn’t written in Hebrew or Greek.

Christmas Versus the Purists and the Atheists

While 2 billion people—one third of the Earth’s population—celebrate the Birth of all births at this time of year, Christmas—or at least the conventional manner of celebrating it—remains an object of derision, even of contempt, for some.

Duck Dynasty and Logical Quackery

Written by Jack Kerwick on Sunday, 22 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Is Phil Robertson's freedom of speech really being violated? And, based on the historic record, which is more unusual, Christian morality or modern homosexuality?

Duck Dynasty and Logical Quackery

With his characteristic bluntness, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty warned the rest of us against being “deceived” by those who would have us think that “adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers” will “inherit the kingdom of God.”

Socialist Fictions

Written by Jack Kerwick on Thursday, 19 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

For far too long, liberty’s defenders have subtly reinforced the position of their opponents by using the latter’s terms. It is high time that we recognize—and call out—these terms for the ideological devices that they are.

Socialist Fictions

As President Obama and Pope Francis remind us, so-called income “inequality” remains an obsession for leftists the world over. When discussing this topic, those who value liberty—and sense—would be well served to bear in mind Confucius’ admonition: “When words lose their meaning, people will lose their liberty.” 

Problems with Income Inequality

Written by Jack Kerwick on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Opinion, Kerwick, Jack

Socialist believe the pernicious lie that no person's talents and abilities are their own. Rather, say the socialist, those things belong to the collective and are to be managed by government for the common good.

Problems with Income Inequality

According to his profile, Darren Hutchinson is a professor of “Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, Law and Social Change, and Equal Protection Theory” at the University of Florida. At his blog, "Dissenting Justice," Hutchinson takes yours truly to task for a recent article of mine in which I contend that the enterprise of rectifying “income inequalities” is antithetical to individual liberty, for the former demands an intrusive, activist, all meddling government—i.e. a government as diametrically opposed as any to that delineated by the U.S. Constitution.

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