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How to Win the Christian Baker/Same-Sex “Wedding” Cake Debate

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The homosexual legal assault on Christian business people is in reality an assault on the First Amendment and freedom of speech.

How to Win the Christian Baker/Same-Sex “Wedding” Cake Debate

A homosexual couple goes into a known Christian bakery and asks for a wedding cake for a same-sex “marriage,” is refused and then files a government complaint or sues. “Intolerance! Bigotry! Equal access!” is the cry. Many Americans have read of such stories in the news. Often the attempted purchase is a set-up, with activist-minded individuals targeting bakers whom they know will decline the request and then be vulnerable to state persecution by zealous bureaucrats.

Why Not One Governor is Qualified to be President

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

We cannot be a government of, by and for the people if 9 unelected Americans in black robes can act as an oligarchy and impose their biased vision of the law on 317 million Americans. That is not what the Founding Fathers intended.

Why Not One Governor is Qualified to be President

Our Constitution has become a suicide pact.

The Real White Privilege and My Radio Race War

Written by Selwyn Duke on Sunday, 08 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Progressive racists insist on sewing discord, division and hate over so-called "white privilege." It is down such paths that one finds the great evils that have been perpetrated in the past.

The Real White Privilege and My Radio Race War

If you look for the worst in a group, you’re sure to find it. Using a twist on an Abraham Lincoln line, I made that statement on the Mildred Gaddis Show (Radio One Detroit WCHB AM) last Wednesday during a debate on “White Privilege: Myth or Reality.” Finding myself pitted against the other guest, whose name isn’t important, and the black callers, it was a spirited discussion, to say the least. 

My Problem with Sarah Palin

Written by Selwyn Duke on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Another Presidential election cycle and Sarah Palin is back in the news. But for conservatives looking for a political champion, Palin may fall short.

My Problem with Sarah Palin

With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are those who say that while they like the ex-governor, they don’t believe she could win the presidency. My focus, however, is a bit different: I have an objection to Palin — one relating to something of which most are unaware.

The Northeast Nanny-staters Who are and the Blizzard that Never Was

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

How pathetic! Because of little snow, statist, nanny-state, totalitarian sissies issued travel bans purporting to restrict the movement of a free people. This should not be tolerated by any American worthy of the name.

The Northeast Nanny-staters Who are and the Blizzard that Never Was

Call it the Blizzard of Oz. The “Snowstorm of the Century” Monday was supposed to be historic.

Je ne Suis pas Charlie — I’m Sane

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

An enemy at the gates carrying his banner openly is less formidable than those within the gates who rot the soul of a nation, work secretly in the night to undermine the pillars of the society, and infect the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

Je ne Suis pas Charlie — I’m Sane

It’s so often the case that the best thing a person can do to improve his reputation is die. John F. Kennedy is now a legendary president, but would he be estimated so highly if he’d been able to end his political career as a man and not a myth? Ah, the power of martyrdom. 

Muslims and the Left’s Death by Tolerance

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Secular and Islamic fundamentalists have something in common. Both groups perceive negatives that aren’t objectively negative, so they try to wipe out the wrong things. Thus do they work together to destroy Christianity and Western civilization?

Muslims and the Left’s Death by Tolerance

Aside from the three Muslim men who perpetrated the deadliest terror attack in France since 1961, there are some other individuals complicit in the Wednesday massacre. They have names such as Hollande, Merkel, Löfven and Obama. Their connection to the act will largely go unnoticed and unapprehended — and they likely will never be held to account.

The Deadly Paris Terror Attack and the Myth of Religion

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 16 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Muslims have bad “religion.” We have bad philosophy. Both our civilizations believe in things that are untrue. It’s the “tolerant” meeting the intolerable, a match made in Hell — and poised to create exactly that on Earth.

The Deadly Paris Terror Attack and the Myth of Religion

“Another attack in the name of religion,” I heard someone say after the vicious and vile Wednesday assault on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo. And there is a huge problem with “religion.” But it’s not what you think.

The Bad Christian and the Good Secularist

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

It isn't a scandal that Christians don't live up to the tenets of the faith. Rather, it would be a scandal if they could.

The Bad Christian and the Good Secularist

“If not for my faith, I would be barely human.” That was the answer English writer Evelyn Waugh gave when asked, as all Christians will be at some point, how he could call himself a Christian given his behavior. Often rhetorical, the question is sometimes a ploy used to gain leverage and discredit the target by painting him as a hypocrite or to discredit the faith through guilt by association. Yet it can also be sincere, and it is then, especially, that it warrants a response. 

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

Written by Selwyn Duke on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Multiculturalism is the cancer afflicting Western civilization, and which threatens its ultimate destruction.

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, Canada or Belgium — or the United States.

The "Bright Side" to Amnesty

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

When chroniclers finally write "The Rise and Fall of the American Republic," they may record that the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was the most destructive legislation in her history, a turning point from which there was no turning back.

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To many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many articles on the subject; Pat Buchanan used one of my lines in his book Death of the West; and Congressman John Conyers quoted me in the House on May 16, 2007, saying, "[C]onservative commentator Selwyn Duke just yesterday inveighed against any immigration (legal or not). He warned, '[R]eplace our population with a Mexican or Moslem one and you no longer have a Western civilization, you no longer have America. You have Mexico North or Iran West.'" (Conyers wasn’t exactly in agreement.) And, no, it’s not that a pod from outer space has taken over my body or, worse yet, that I’ve become a liberal. I inveigh against all immigration still. I still oppose amnesty in all forms and under all guises. Nonetheless, the latter would have, perhaps, a small bright side. 

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

Written by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

There’s stupid. There’s really stupid. There’s really, really stupid. Then there’s Democrat stupid.

Ultimate Schadenfreude: Democrat is Twice Bitten, Not Shy

A prime example is a Friday Wall Street Journal article titled “This Democrat Is Giving Up on ObamaCare.” It’s penned by one Burke Beu, someone I describe as “ethnically Democrat,” as he says “I grew up in a Democratic family. I have been a registered Democrat since age 18.” He also tells us, “[I was] a Democratic candidate for statewide office in Colorado and a party precinct captain in that caucus state. I’ve volunteered for numerous Democratic candidates and contributed to party causes and campaigns. The 2014 election results were extremely disappointing for me….”

Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

Written by Selwyn Duke on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

Obama is an internationalist first, not an American patriot. This explains many of his policies, including the administration's position on the Ebola crisis.

Welcome to EbolaCare — but the Website is Down

A well-known phenomenon in the animal kingdom is that when taking over a new pride, a lion will sometimes kill all the cubs. We don’t know exactly what kind of feeling drives him in this bloody act, but there’s obviously a lack of attachment. Suffice it to say the problem can be summed up thus: it’s not his family.

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

One of our major parties is so closely associated with godlessness, with evil, with everything so antithetical to the divine that even the mere mention of God’s name in a polling place constitutes a message in opposition to that party.

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

Perhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s official:

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

Written by Selwyn Duke on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Selwyn Duke

The Dems health care policies are not only bad, but they are dangerous too, especially when they intersect with their immigration policies.

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

Little Eli Waller will never grow up to be president. The four-year-old New Jersey boy will never grow up to be anything because enterovirus D68 took his life — quite possibly because a boy who did grow up to be president, but not really a man, invited the virus into our country.

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