Andrew P. Napolitano

Taking Easter Seriously

Taking Easter Seriously

“That God, which ever lives and loves,One God, one law, one element,And one far-off divine eventTo which the whole creation moves.”-- Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) When American colonists were oppressed by British governance, the word most frequently uttered in...

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Can Congress Ban TikTok?

Can Congress Ban TikTok?

“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”  --First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution When James Madison set about to draft the Bill of Rights -- the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- he was articulating what lawyers and...

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My Dinner With the Pope

My Dinner With the Pope

I spent last week living and studying at the Vatican as a guest lecturer at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, or PASS. PASS is an organization of scholars that explores ideas of interest to the Vatican. Last week, PASS addressed the philosophy of St. Thomas...

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Taking Rights Seriously

Taking Rights Seriously

“If all mankind minus one were of one opinion,Mankind would be no more justifiedIn silencing that one person,Than he, if he had the power,Would be justified in silencing mankind.”  -- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) The world is filled with self-evident truths --...

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Government and Death

Government and Death

When the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche proclaimed that God was dead, he didn’t mean it literally, as that would have been impossible. He meant that God’s creatures have so failed to acknowledge Him and relate to Him, it is as if He decided to end His own...

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Government by Experts

Government by Experts

I have often thought that after Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson was our worst president. By worst is meant least faithful to the Constitution and most destructive of personal liberty. With the exception of Lincoln’s dictatorship -- during which the federal government...

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Milk and the Police State

Milk and the Police State

Last week, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, state troopers and investigators executed a search warrant on the farm of Amos Miller. Miller has been producing fresh unadulterated dairy products and grass-fed beef for 40 years. He does not sell to the public. Rather,...

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American Hubris

American Hubris

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”  -- Hosea 8:7 The debacle of the nearly 20-year American occupation of Afghanistan continues in Joe Biden’s America today. This disaster began when President George W. Bush -- stung deeply by the...

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