Rule of Law starts at the Top

In the wake of Monday’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson, president Obama called on the citizens of Ferguson to keep their protests peaceful. “We are a nation built upon the rule of law,” he said. No such nation can long stand where people disregard the law in pursuit of their own manner of …

The Constitution Still Matters

Over at Values and Capitalism this week, I commemorate Constitution Day with a reminder of the importance of the Constitution, not only in American history, but as a teacher of political principles. “The center stage of contemporary political debates seems dominated by questions of economics and entitlements, as though government’s role is to simply decide …

America, the Exceptional

This July 4th we celebrate more than Independence; we celebrate an exceptional nation. American exceptionalism is not about hollow jingoism as critics charge, but a recognition of the unique character and role of the United States in human history and international affairs. READ THE ARTICLE at ValuesAndCapitalism.com