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Bryan Griffin: Great Reset? No Thanks.

Nov 25, 2020

Remember in 2009 when then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Russia with a big, red, plastic button that she thought said “Reset”? Well, she presented it to her counterpart in the Russian Foreign Ministry only to be informed that the button read “overload” and was more reminiscent of an industrial emergency stop button than any sort of reset.

Bryan Griffin: Election Wins And Losses

Nov 11, 2020

The dust is settling from the 2020 U.S. election season.

Bryan Griffin: Limited Government’s Last Stand

Oct 28, 2020

Our choice next week has been billed widely as ‘the most consequential election of a lifetime.’

Are COVID restrictions still worth the cost?

Amy Coney Barrett’s legal career and curriculum vitae merit confirmation to the Supreme Court. 

Bryan Griffin: It’s Disingenuous

Sep 16, 2020

We’re in the middle of a painfully disingenuous election cycle. Can Democrats reconcile their inconsistencies, or is it all only as deep as the votes it can buy?

Bryan Griffin: Voters Aren’t Buying It

Sep 2, 2020

There’s a great divide in this country.

The Democrats spent most of their recent convention trying to make the case that the divide belongs solely to the President.

Bryan Griffin: Just Give Us The Facts

Aug 19, 2020

Is objective journalism dead?

It’s certainly been sacrificed on the altar of hate for the administration – and to the new truth of the progressive narrative.

Bryan Griffin: The Disunited Tribes Of America

Aug 5, 2020

“Remember,” said John Adams, our second President, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Bryan Griffin: The Death Of The Pursuit Of Truth

Jul 22, 2020

“I cited their study, so they disavowed it,” writes Heather Mac Donald. Ms. Mac Donald is a political commentator and fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Bryan Griffin: The Values Of A Conservative

Jul 1, 2020

In 1964, future President Ronald Reagan was addressing a crowd of conservatives about the upcoming presidential election. He had recently switched from the Democratic Party, and this speech would launch him into national prominence. He told these conservatives:

Bryan Griffin: The Picture Of The Progressive Left

Jun 17, 2020

In Oscar Wilde’s famous novel The Picture of Dorian Grey, a man is beset with a unique curse. Invincible to harm and age, every ailment or injury that befalls him is transferred to a portrait of himself. If he views it, the wounds would then become his own, so he avoids it. Not knowing what his portrait holds, in time, he becomes dangerously unconcerned with what he has become. His inability to see the portrait of his true self is his undoing.

George Floyd was murdered, and he deserves justice.

Bryan Griffin: One Person, One Vote

May 20, 2020

Will the coronavirus pandemic take the American election system’s integrity as another casualty?

At a press conference this past weekend, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stern warning to those gathering for social events in the city: “"We will take you to jail, period."

If America is increasingly looking to determine how much bigger we should grow the government, big-government China should be the most alarming possible outcome.

The Coronavirus pandemic has once again shown the world the failures of big government. I hope people take notice.

Bryan Griffin: Having A Choice

Mar 18, 2020

Democrats vying to unseat Trump are promising a lot of “universal” things.

Bryan Griffin: Life And Death

Mar 4, 2020

Don’t be fooled by the promises from Democratic socialist candidates to erase your personal debt. There will be enormous cost to you.

In January, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum commemorated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp from its horrific Nazi founders. The director of the museum, Piotr Cywinski, made the following remark:

The Israeli-Palestinian peace plan proposed by the Trump Administration last week is a serious offer at a mutually beneficial solution to a long-time conflict. However, the Palestinians aren’t serious.

Bryan Griffin: Good Government Needs Renewal

Jan 23, 2020

As the Senate hosts the President’s impeachment trial, I think back to the process that brought us here.

Reactions to the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani are troubling. Some media and political figures are seizing upon Iran-backed narratives and legitimizing an incredulous Iranian talking point that that nation is merely a victim of a disproportionate American attack. The responses reek of as much partisanship as the recent impeachment hearings. This is a critical moment for the world to unify against a longstanding opponent. Instead, we see partisanship and equivocation.

Bryan Griffin: Voluntary Trade And Open Information

Dec 31, 2019

There are two economic concepts that get little public attention but make a significant difference on our lives when our domestic policies embody them. If as voters we used these two concepts as standards for judging the policy proposals of candidates, we would find marked improvement in our daily lives.

Bryan Griffin: Free First

Dec 11, 2019

The American design was not of a generous government that gave citizens rights, but of a people who held freedom by their very nature and mutually agreed to allow the government to regulate in limited capacities.

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.”