War Crimes

The United States is not a state party to the International Criminal Court. We don’t allow them to try our citizens. So demanding that the head of state of a foreign power stand trial for war crimes at the ICC is just a little hypocritical isn’t it? Do we really want to open that can of worms? Read more

Definitions matter

In a recent response to the Florida legislature passing a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks, our President said “Last night, the Republickan-controlled Florida Legislature passed a dangerous bill that will severely restrict women’s access to reproductive health care.”

This is, of course, a lie based on a twisting of words. Read more

Truth remains

Writing for TownHall.com, Betsy McCaughey reminds us that “Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said the ‘best test of truth’ is whether it survives in ‘the competition of the market.'” I believe that Justice Holmes was wrong. Truth remains truth independently of whether men accept it or suppress it. The marketplace of ideas does not determine what is true or false, a statement is either objectively true, false, self contradictory, or ambiguous and undecidable. Opinion and consensus have nothing to do with truth.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. – Romans 1:18

The government doesn’t decide what is true. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube do not decide what is true. People in these organizations may choose to suppress viewpoints with which they disagree, and when they do, they do so in unrighteousness, especially when they suppress the truth to prevent the dissemination of what they call “misinformation.”