Wallace Henley

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Obama and Presidential Hubris

When a nation's chief executive presumes to be the sole judge of what's "right" for his nation he has crossed the fine line between a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" and a regime that cavalierly sets aside what might be the will of the people for the chief's own idea of what is "right." Such a person has gone from being a leader to a controller.

The Global Tsunami Against 'Good': Antinomianism (Part 1)

"I have never before seen it this way," said a close friend of mine in a recent hour-long conversation discussing current global turmoil. "Do you realize what you just said?" I replied. "We are both in our 70s, and have lived through a lot of history, and yet we agree that there are things happening now more intense and wide-sweeping than anything we have seen before."

The Border Crisis: Nixon Points the Way

In the summer of 1970, the American Southeast baked when eleven states faced federal enforcement of school desegregation, but that social scorcher will be small compared to the border crisis sizzling now from Texas to California. Believe it or not, President Richard Nixon's handling of the challenge 44 years ago could point the way to the best solution.

Congressman Trey Gowdy at 65,000-Member Megachurch: Don't Expect Political, Social 'Messiah'; Answers to All Political Questions in Bible

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, told campuses at Houston's 65,000-member Second Baptist Church June 28-29 that people who are hoping for an Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan in the political sphere or a Martin Luther King in the social arena will be disappointed. Today's media, political, and cultural atmosphere focuses on tearing down people who seek leadership.

Where America and Western Civilization Are Headed (Part 2)

But "the great swing of history" is not merely the passing of generations. The historical pattern is that whole civilizations rise and fall, say Arnold Toynbee and other historians. Here is more detail about the civilizational cycle which is "the great swing of history" we are now experiencing:

The Rise of Anti-Christianity in the West

"There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands," said a report by think-tank Civitas about persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Ample evidence suggests there are those who would like Christianity to vanish from the West as well.

John Kerry and the Dismissal of Legacy

A characteristic of our age is disregard or even disdain for history. Deconstructionist academics, infused with nihilism at worst and existentialism at best have trained generations to see history as either meaningless or unimportant. For others, it is a past easily rewritten and squeezed into the profile of modern times.

Liberal, R.I.P.: A Grievous Obituary

The noble word "Liberal" has died at the hands of executioners, full of years, but far too soon. A pretender has risen in its place, lurking and laughing Gollum-like behind the tombstones even as the corpse of the esteemed term, "Liberal," is borne to its resting place.

Lesson on Boundaries: From Pastor Bob Coy to Congressman McAllister

An ethical lesson from the Nixon White House: Set your boundaries early and sink them in granite. That's the best way to avoid being the star of headlines like those that recently appeared at just about the same time: Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy… Resigns Over 'Moral Failing' (Christian Post). And,'Report: Video shows (Congressman) McAllister kissing staffer' (Po

Jail Global-Warming Deniers: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

If Torcello, assistant professor of philosophy at the Institute, has his way, climate change deniers could go to jail. Writing in The Conversation, he cites as precedent the incarceration of six Italian scientists and a local magistrate for failing to communicate earthquake risks to the populace of L'Aquila, Italy. A 2009 quake killed 300 and left some 66,000 homeless.