Recent Viewpoints

July 28, 2023
Battle for the American Mind - Cover

Kerby Anderson Pete Hegseth is the co-author with David Goodwin of the book, Battle for the American Mind. A central part of their book is an in-depth discussion and history of progressive education in America. Pete Hegseth is the co-host of Fox & Friends and is the host of the Fox Nation documentaries. He will be speaking at the Point of View banquet this fall. That is appropriate since this book parallels many of the insights found in the book…

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July 27, 2023
The Knowledge of God in the World and the Word: An Introduction to Classical Apologetics

Kerby Anderson Christians have always needed to know how to defend the Christian faith ever since Peter admonished us to “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” That is even more true with so many people skeptical about God, Jesus, and the Bible. Douglas Groothuis and Andrew Shepardson are the co-authors of an introduction into classical apologetics with the title, The Knowledge of God in…

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July 26, 2023

Kerby Anderson John Whitehead has been warning us about the growing surveillance state in America for decades. The increase in surveillance has taken place under both Republican and Democratic presidents. But he is seeing another element that concerns him even more. To illustrate it, he reminds us of the Steven Spielberg movie, Minority Report. This dystopian film is set in the future “where police agencies harvest intelligence from widespread surveillance, behavior prediction technologies, data mining, [and] precognitive technology.” The goal…

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July 25, 2023
Anti-affermative action protesters

Kerby Anderson Victor Davis Hanson argues that the “end of affirmative action was inevitable.” He provided ten reasons why it died. Here are five of them. First, “supporters of racial preferences always pushed back the goalposts for the program’s success.” How long was this reverse bias supposed to last? We never heard a clear answer. Second, “the true barometer of privilege was rendered meaningless.” He talks about “truly privileged” people (like Barack and Michelle Obama) lecturing the country about its…

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July 24, 2023
Federal Judge Terry Doughty

Kerby Anderson On Independence Day, Federal Judge Terry Doughty issued a national injunction preventing federal bureaucracies from corresponding with social-media firms. It sent shock waves through the Biden administration and Silicon Valley. James Bovard asked, “When did the Biden administration become infallible with a divine right to nullify the free speech of conservatives?” The federal judge described the evidence he saw as “the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history.” He argued that the Biden administration pressured…

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July 21, 2023
pro-abortion signatures in U-Haul - OH

Penna Dexter In the bellwether state of Ohio, it’s easy to pass a constitutional amendment. It only takes 50 percent of a vote of the people. That’s why the state constitution has nearly 70,000 words. (The U.S. Constitution has 7000.) Buckeye conservatives have seen the ease of amending Ohio’s constitution as a vulnerability for years. Aaron Baer, President of Ohio’s Center for Christian Virtue says, “it’s led to so many different issues and so many different problems that we’ve wanted…

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July 21, 2023
fall of rome coliseum

Kerby Anderson A recent op-ed by Allen Mashburn reminds us that, “Societies That Surrender Moral Foundation Historically Self-Destruct.” This is not a new idea. Decades ago, I did a week of radio programs on the “Decline of a Nation.” A decade later, I did another week on “When Nations Die” because of a book that was published with that title. And more recently I even did a week of programs based on a book that compared America to Rome. The…

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July 20, 2023

Kerby Anderson Ben & Jerry’s creates flavors of ice cream, but they also create controversy. The latest has been their belief that “it’s high time we recognize that the US exists on stolen land and commit to returning it.” Unilever is the company that now owns Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. So far, it has lost $2 billion in market capitalization. The first step, according to Ben & Jerry’s, would be to return the Black Hills of South Dakota, including…

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July 19, 2023
Graph - Climate Deaths

Kerby Anderson In his video, John Stossel asked people on the street, “If you could spend $30 billion trying to solve the world’s problems, how would you spend it?” As you might imagine, the most common answer was to “fight climate change.” Bjorn Lomborg (Copenhagen Consensus Center) has much better answers. In the past, we have talked about his several books on the environment and climate change. He says he was not surprised at the answers since we live in…

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July 18, 2023
hundred dollars on the printing rollers

Kerby Anderson Why do we still have lingering inflation? President Biden took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to explain and defend his economic record. He claimed that “as supply chains continue to unsnarl, company profit margins fall from historically high levels, and rents continue to moderate, inflation should decline further, creating more breathing room for working families.” The president appears to believe that rising prices create inflation. Instead, the reverse is true. Dollar depreciation is why prices…

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July 17, 2023
You break it, you own it - colin-powell-quote

Kerby Anderson The Pottery Barn rule is an expression that was used by Colin Powell when cautioning President Bush about invading Iraq. He said, “You break it, you own it.” Of course, the “you break it, you own it” rule has been used to warn others about a political action they may later come to regret. Several commentators have proposed a corollary expression: “You chant it, you own it.” Bring a tape recorder to any protest or even to a…

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