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The secular argument for traditional marriage

(By Adam Densmore, 1776 Scholar) While scripture is an ideal starting point for any conversation—especially one relating to social questions of right and wrong—Christians are called to think biblically but speak secularly. To craft a persuasive

Eminent Victorians: Three prime ministers

(By Bill Moloney; San Francisco) Without endorsing Thomas Carlyle's dictum that "All History is the Story of Great Men", it is nonetheless possible to assert that Biography is a superb tool for organizing broader themes in

Irresistible? Romans and the right to resist

(By Branden Yeates, 1776 Scholar) Paul’s command in Romans 13 to “be subject to the governing authorities” can stir up a lot of internal conflict in the mind of a Christian patriot. The Church often assumes that

Traditional women and the wage gap

(By Mikaela Myers, 1776 Scholar) In between bites of his haphazardly built ham sandwich, my friend glanced up and asked me, “So what did you think?” We were sitting in the cafeteria after just finishing a particularly

The death of Western culture

(By Maggie Tynan, 1776 Scholar) Our society is in a crisis. We tossed aside the epistemological questions and tried to stifle the search for truth. Modern man has taken this search down many avenues, many of

The Cult of Education

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) In his 1848 Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx identifies public education as a primary means of enacting Revolution—of shifting the societal focus away from the individual and the family unit, towards a

How Good Intentions Crippled Economic Justice

(By Tegan Truitt, 1776 Scholar) The famed observer of democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville, writes that, though democratic nations love freedom, “for equality they have an ardent, insatiable, eternal, invincible passion; they want equality in freedom, and,

Environment 2017: Western Way is the Right Way

(By John Andrews, Centennial Institute Fellow) As Westerners who love liberty, limited government, and the land, it’s high time we stop letting the bicoastal progressives claim heartland conservatives and the GOP want to despoil the