Author: Stephen Crawford

A Few Minutes on ’13 Hours in Benghazi’

Bret Baier presented 13 Hours in Benghazi Thursday evening. It was a masterful exposition of the situation on the ground during that long, infamous night of September 11, 2012. But even more importantly, we got to meet the men, and their families, representing those who selflessly put their lives on the line to save dozens of their brethren. Finally, two years later, we know exactly who these heroes are, where they were, and what they were doing the night of the Benghazi attack. We still have no idea where the United States was — or the President, for that matter — in...

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No Bibles, No Peace

Recently, there was this story about the Navy removing Bibles from hotel rooms on its military bases.   The Freedom From Religion Foundation had complained about them, as it is wont to do. The Bibles are returned, for now, while the Navy reviews its “religious accommodation policies with regard to the placement of religious materials.” But it made me think – suppose we really had freedom from religion? What would life be like? First and foremost, I think, there would be no peace. Peace, as we know it, is a Judeo-Christian concept. Everyone wants peace, from the peacenik to the...

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Give Peace A Chance

In spite of the fact that Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel, the Obama administration likes to pretend that Hamas is indeed part of a legitimate Palestinian government, a “humanitarian organization,” as Nancy Pelosi put it. The Obama administration is “shocked … SHOCKED!” when Hamas won’t just play well with its Jewish neighbors, and recoils in horror when civilians end up getting killed as a result. In the U.S., we call this felony murder. That’s when something you do (e.g. like when Hamas builds a command center under a hospital) ends up getting someone killed (e.g. like when Israel...

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The Left’s War on Civility

Remember when Democrats admonished conservatives against uncivil behavior just for speaking up? Good times.   In personal life, civility is politeness, and courtesy in speech and behavior, a sign of respect. In public life, civility is respect for the rights and responsibilities of others, the foundation of our Federalist Republic. Civility, itself, is under assault by Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, and Leftists in general. They believe that their ends are civil and justify their uncivil means; their ends being the reformation of America into a socialist utopia under their control. Just compare George W. Bush to Barack Obama.   President...

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The Incredible Shrinking Immigration System

As a parent, I know that when I give my kids a rule – say, “homework first” – they will try to find a way to get around it. If I consistently enforce the rule, then they start to take the rule seriously. Good parents know this instinctively – they must be willing and able to enforce a rule, or chaos will ensue. There must be a credible expectation that the rule will be enforced. The key ingredient is credibility! And boy, as of now, our immigration system has none. Naturally, then, chaos does ensue. At a checkpoint on Interstate-25,...

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