Author: Stephen Crawford

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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Corporal Storck Remembers Pearl Harbor

Maurice A. Storck endured and survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941.   Maurice is not just a survivor – he’s a thriver who, amazingly, still serves his country today. Recently, while preparing to attend the dedication of the new World War II Memorial in Phoenix, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Mr. Storck. I thought I was going to write up a post for Pearl Harbor Day, a great opportunity to tell a few stories about the heroism of my parents’ generation: how they faced down fascism from all sides, how they prevailed to...

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Redistribution, American-Style

Recently, Pope Francis made news with a foray into economics in which he seems to advocate “legitimate redistribution” of wealth by government.   John Hayward (a.k.a, Doc 0) wrote a great piece on it here. It amazes me that the Catholic Church continues to place so much confidence in government. You’d think after King Henry II v. Becket, King Henry VIII’s Church of England, the whole 20th Century, or Barack Obama v. religious freedom in America, that the Church would develop some skepticism. Unlike Jesus, government cannot feed the multitude with two fishes. It would first have to confiscate...

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