Bryan Griffin

Bryan Griffin: Involuntary Giving Is Not Kindness

Nov 14, 2019

People love to give.

There are religious, cultural, and economic imperatives to give. And, it feels good.

Bryan Griffin: Come Together, Right Now, Over This

Oct 31, 2019

On a trip to Paris last week, I walked through the halls and stairwells of one of France’s oldest academic institutions: La Sorbonne. The university was founded as far back as the 1200s and has 24,000 students spread across twelve campuses.

Bryan Griffin: Our Precious Sovereignty

Oct 16, 2019

Two weeks ago, I attended the 2019 Warsaw Security Forum as a participant of the New Security Leaders fellowship. The gathering is an annual event that brings together NATO, European, and American political and thought leaders to discuss global security and the preservation of Western democratic institutions.

Bryan Griffin: Rights That Can't Be Taken

Sep 25, 2019

They’re calling Beto O’Rourke the “AR-15 salesman of the year” after he forcefully stated in the last Democratic debate that an O’Rourke presidency would mean the mandatory government confiscation of such rifles. His exact quote was: “Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47-- We're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”

Bryan Griffin: Values Independent Of Government

Sep 11, 2019

At the end of August, the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, unanimously passed a resolution that identified the “religiously unaffiliated” as the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” The resolution stated that “Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” and further went on to affirm that “morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all.”

Bryan Griffin: Big Government Big Corruption

Aug 28, 2019

Crony capitalism is a problem. Big businesses can have disproportionately high influence on our government. This is a problem that both the left and the right traditionally agree upon.

Bryan Griffin: What Is A Human Right?

Aug 14, 2019

With the 2020 election cycle in full swing, we’re going to be hearing more discussion of exactly what the American government owes to its citizens as a “human right.” Many politicians will make lofty promises of adding things to this precious list.

Bryan Griffin: Too Many Lives Bet On The Nuance

Jul 31, 2019

I recently returned from missions work in rural parts of Cuba. What I witnessed there appalled me: dismal, oppressive living conditions, a shortage of food and clean water, the lack of basic necessities available for purchase, and a generally oppressed and tortured people. This sad reality is the manifestation of communism. The Cuban people are doomed to eternally suffer under the communist Castro regime as long as it remains in power.

Bryan Griffin: Innovation And Quality

Jul 10, 2019

The government kills innovation and quality.

Last time, I made the argument that even the environment can be better protected and restored through the free market and limited government.

Tonight and tomorrow night, twenty Democratic contenders will engage in their first debate of the primary season for the 2020 presidential race. I expect each candidate will be making lots of promises to solve pressing societal issues with big government solutions. No matter the promised goal, you won’t hear diversity on the approach: more taxes, more bureaucracy, more government programs. A top-down approach. When you hear the word “universal” what you are really hearing is “government.”

Bryan Griffin: The Government Grows By Design

Jun 12, 2019

The federal government is ballooning in size. Government grows itself by its very nature.

Bryan Griffin: The Myth Of Scandinavian Socialism

May 29, 2019

Confront an advocate for socialism with its dark history, and the deflection will typically be some variety of “What about Norway, Sweden, Finland, or Denmark?”

Bryan Griffin: The Incremental March Towards Socialism

May 15, 2019


It means belief in or advocacy of change by degrees. Gradualism.

Bryan Griffin: The Perils Of Social Collectivism

May 1, 2019

Collectivism is an ugly concept with great potential for harm.

Economic collectivism, the concept central to Communism, is the centralization of the ownership of land and the means of production. It favors the state or “collective” in property rights over the individual.

Bryan Griffin: Prudence And Total Cost

Apr 17, 2019

Every decision about our lives that we cede to the government has significant ramifications in the future.

Bryan Griffin: The Perils Of Betting On Benevolence

Apr 3, 2019

If the Democrats get their way, and nearly every aspect of life in America is controlled or appropriated in one form or another by the federal government, how can they be so sure the person or people in charge of that appropriation is someone they will like?

Bryan Griffin: In Support Of The Free Market

Mar 20, 2019

I am going to buck the trend of the latest national discourse, especially that which is coming from the Democratic candidates announcing for President.

Bryan Griffin: Tackling The National Debt

Mar 6, 2019

The U.S. National Debt is currently at $22.1 trillion, and it is time to seriously examine how this is possible.

If we are going to project strength abroad; at Venezuela, at North Korea, and at China, we must have our house in order.

The social justice movement of the modern era showcases the pursuit of “equality” as one of its defining objectives.

Bryan Griffin: Lines And Where To Draw Them

Feb 6, 2019

Within the last two weeks, three Democrats in Congress have suggested tax rates on the wealthy as high as 70, 77 and even 90 percent.

All eyes are on the continuing stare-down between Speaker Pelosi and President Trump over the government shutdown.

Whatever happened to elected political officials openly articulating their ideological vales to the public? I’m not just waxing poetic here about the lost age of statesmanship over politics, I mean it as a serious question. What do people whom we have elected to office actually believe in and what are they doing to advance those beliefs?