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Making Goodness Fashionable at WCS17

As people enter the Colorado Convention Center they are greeted throughout by signs that display the Western Conservative Summit's 2017 motto--Making Goodness Fashionable. You would think this wouldn't be a controversial slogan, but in today's

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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Across the centuries: How republics sicken and die

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -George Santayana (By Bill Moloney; Hilton Head, SC)  As the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia drew to a close in the summer of 1787, the

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Title IX training and the broad issue of justice

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Last Friday I attended a two-hour session at my university entitled “Title IX Training.”  Its purpose was to help university faculty and staff understand the current status of the law

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