Bias on the Right

It would be misleading for us to report the bias on the Left and not to discuss the bias on the Right also. Whenever the citizens or their press ceases to self-govern and tolerates incomplete or inaccurate reporting, it is an existential threat to Liberty. It is not OK for “our guys” to match the tactics of the Left with the same tactics. Here are two examples of shameful misinformation on the “right”.

Restoring Civic Virtue – Redemption

If we believe that God created the earth and that it was good, and that The Fall has corrupted the world, leading to the evil that is evident around us, then we are justified in asking “What is God doing about this?” That is where Redemption comes in. But it is not just those other guys that need God’s redemption, it is you and it is me – every one of us has sinned and needs redemption.

Restoring Civic Virtue – Faith and Law

On September 6, 2017, during a confirmation hearing for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Diane Feinstein called into question Barrett’s Roman Catholic faith, implying that her orthodox views might prevent her from judging fairly. During the hearing, Feinstein said, “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues…” This appears to: 1. Set up a religious test for the bench. 2. Violate Ms. Barrett's First Amendment rights.

Restoring Civic Virtue – The Old Testament View

The Old Testament clearly teaches us that the virtue of a people is important. Those that practice virtue will experience blessing, while those that practice evil will eventually be judged. It also illustrates that virtue is an important characteristic of leaders, for when the leaders, like David and Solomon are virtuous, the people prosper, but when the leaders stray from righteousness, the people suffer.