democracy

Democracy Isn’t a Worldview: Politics Can’t Answer Our Deepest Questions

Democracy Isn’t a Worldview: Politics Can’t Answer Our Deepest Questions

The American variety of democracy assumes that there are inalienable rights that cannot be infringed by popular vote. That assumption is behind the Bill of Rights, as well as Supreme Court decisions like Brown v. Board of Education, which ended segregation. If we don’t assume and commit to certain truths about the world prior to democracy, it will devolve into mob rule, something both unsustainable and unjust. If you don’t believe that, the French have a guillotine or two to sell you.

Is Our Democracy in Danger?

Is Our Democracy in Danger?

Over libraries and other public buildings across Christendom we find Jesus’ declaration, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). However, such inscriptions omit Jesus’ necessary precondition: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples” (v. 31).

Make Congress Legislate Again

Make Congress Legislate Again

Congressional inaction is a great danger that places stress on our system of government. When Congress twiddles its thumbs, the Supreme Court exercises growing power in American life, and the president issues executive orders, which get immediately overturned when a new party comes into power. Meanwhile, the bloated federal bureaucracy enacts onerous regulation after onerous regulation with little pushback from Congress.

Does Facebook Imperil Democracy?

Does Facebook Imperil Democracy?

Documents reportedly show how Facebook ignores Instagram’s adverse impact on teens and the spread of misinformation on its platform. In addition, it reportedly makes alterations to its algorithmic feed that boosts user engagement while simultaneously increasing hostility and discontent.