Today we at ARI will unapologetically celebrate Columbus Day — and so should you. Why? Because Columbus Day celebrates the life-promoting core of Western Civilization; namely, reason and individualism.
What motivates the Islamic terrorists? Why are our intellectuals unable and unwilling to recognize the moral distinction between America and her enemies? Why are those thought leaders busy philosophically disarming America?
If a war ever breaks out between North Korea and the United States, Americans will surely raise some serious questions about the morality of war. For example, do we have the right to bomb and kill innocent civilians? Even in a war of self-defense?
Regardless of what course President Trump chooses in dealing with the threat from North Korea, there is an important lesson we can and should learn from this foreign policy disaster: appeasing our enemies is suicidal.
In an article that she wrote a few years ago, my colleague Amanda Maxham evinces that the environmentalist movement is not motivated by a science-based concern for man’s life and environment. No, what motivates this ideological movement is the hatred for technology and ultimately for individual freedom.
In a PragerU video, Dennis Prager claims that if God does not exist, then there is no objective basis for morality. Prager, and those who agree with him, should listen to Objectivist philosopher Onkar Ghate’s talk “Religion and Morality,” in which he argues that it is the belief in God that undermines objective morality. If God is the source of morality, Ghate points out, then murder is good — whenever God says it is.