Fake vs. Real Virtue

One of the greatest moral tragedies of our time is that mere representations of virtue, “virtue signalings,” are supplanting actual virtue: The virtue of mere words is replacing the virtue of solid action. The virtue of appearing to do is replacing the virtue of doing. The virtue of denouncing the…

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The Bible and the Founders, Part 3—Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving is among the most American of American holidays.  While it was not celebrated as an annual national holiday until 1863, the origins of the holiday are found in a proclamation by George Washington in the first year of his presidency.  The proclamation is full of biblical language and religious…

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