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Affluent Investor | June 27, 2017

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AboutRobert George, Author at Affluent Investor

Robert George

Robert George

Robert George is Chairman at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, McCormick Professor of Juriprudence at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and author of Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.

Posts By Robert George

June 19, 2017 |

Trump Derangement Syndrome and Trump Defense Reflex

To the disappointment of many of my friends I was and am a Trump skeptic and a Trump critic. I have a low opinion of the man and his level of fitness for the office he holds. But he is … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

You Can Call a Transgendered Man ‘She’, But It Won’t Help Him

You can call the person who now goes by the name Cheslea Manning whatever you want. You can defiantly insist on referring to Manning as “she” (or even “they”). You can shake your fist. You can wave your arms. You … Read More

April 28, 2017 |

Advice From a Conservative Ivy League Prof to Graduating Seniors

Toward the end of each academic year, the senior class of Princeton University hosts “Last Lectures” in which members of the faculty are invited to give advice to the graduating seniors as they prepare to move on to graduate … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

Middlebury College: Where the True Faith is Kept

Parents, have you worked hard to bring up your children in Orthodox Liberalism?

Have you taught them the catechism as set forth in the editorials of the New York Times and defended at MoveOn.org, the Daily Kos, and the Huffington … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

Why I Respect Pence for Following the Billy Graham Rule

I have avoided until now commenting on the controversy about Mike Pence’s observance of the Billy Graham Rule against dining alone with women other than his wife. Although I myself do not observe the rule, I understand why some … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

The Great Challenge of Civilization: Men and Women Together

I can’t say this often or forcefully enough:

Putting into place the framework of expectations and understandings that enables the two sexes to relate to each other in a constructive and cooperative manner is the great challenge for any … Read More

March 1, 2017 |

What I Learned About Dads Watching a Family at Mass

In church recently there was no one sitting right in front of me and a mom and dad and three kids sitting in the next pew ahead, directly in my field of view. The oldest child, a girl of … Read More

February 24, 2017 |

I Promised to Commend Trump When He Does Something Right, and This is Right

Boys don’t belong in girls’ shower rooms or locker rooms or on boys’ sports teams, and girls don’t belong in boys’ shower rooms or locker rooms or on boys’ sports teams, even if they are boys who … Read More

February 2, 2017 |

To My Fellow Trump Critics

You speak out against the lying. Good. I do too. I’m with you. But I’ve been speaking out against the lying for more than eight years. You remember the murder of our ambassador and others by what we were falsely … Read More

January 20, 2017 |

I Met Jesus Yesterday. He’s Black. And Has Cerebral Palsy.

I was driving home from a town in east central New Jersey where I had gone to exchange a hat I had purchased to get one that was a size larger. It was lunch time and for some reason … Read More

January 3, 2017 |

Should NeverTrump Conservative Leaders Be Willing to Serve in the Administration?

I’ve now had three friends ask for advice about whether they should be willing to serve in the Trump administration. Two were people who opposed Mr. Trump in the Republican primaries but voted for him (reluctantly) in the general election. … Read More

December 19, 2016 |

Today, Trump Election and Anniversary of Clinton Impeachment

Today the Electoral College will vote to elect Donald J. Trump president of the United States. It is also the eighteenth anniversary of the impeachment of a president: William J. Clinton. As a … Read More

December 13, 2016 |

The Persecution of Professor Anthony Esolen at Providence College.

Tony Esolen and I are in different fields, we have different intellectual styles, and different personalities. But we share something much more fundamental: a worldview. We share basic values, principles, moral and religious … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

Gramsci’s Plan to Overwhelm Christianity With Socialism Using Culture

The Italian communist Antonio Gramsci, who died in one of Mussolini’s prisons, was the principal and intellectually most formidable exponent of what has come to be known as cultural Marxism. Here is what he wrote in 1915:

“Socialism is precisely … Read More

November 30, 2016 |

Ivy League Young People Are Natural Conformists Who Think They Are Non-Conformists

It is commonly supposed that young people are natural rebels. Youth, we sometimes imagine, is a time of free thinking and non-conformism—a time when people try to think things through for themselves, from scratch as it were. But this is … Read More

November 15, 2016 |

Some Anti-Semitic Poetry And Love Letter to Hitler From a Birth Control Movement Founder

The early leading advocates of contraception and sexual liberation in the U.S. and Britain were, respectively, Margaret Sanger and Mary Stopes. Although Planned Parenthood proudly claims Sanger as their founder and Hillary Clinton praises her, it is fairly widely known … Read More

October 28, 2016 |

Conservatives, Let’s Not Be at Each Other’s Throats About Trump

Lincoln famously said: “With malice towards none, with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right.”

October 27, 2016 |

We Have Forgotten God

Lincoln’s wisdom is worth recalling at this moment. Very much worth recalling:

“Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, … Read More

October 26, 2016 |

Abortion Lobbyist Admits He Lied About Rarity of Late Term Abortions

Alright Secretary Clinton, just tell us yourself when the child in the womb should be granted the same protection against deliberate homicide that you claim for yourself and other human beings whom you deem worthy of legal protection? Should … Read More

October 14, 2016 |

Clinton Plainly Violated the Law, Why Would It Be Bad to Indict?

So let me get this straight. Threatening to prosecute Clinton, who plainly violated the law and should have been the subject of an FBI referral to the justice department recommending grand jury indictment, that’s bad. But prosecuting soldiers whose breaches … Read More

October 12, 2016 |

The Election of Hilary Would Mean All Out War On People Like Us

Although I would never vote for or support Hillary Clinton, I cannot in good conscience endorse Donald Trump. I have stated my reasons for that position in various writings and interviews and won’t repeat them here.

But, lest there be … Read More

October 10, 2016 |

No, That Is Not Typical Male Locker Room Banter

A theme that emerged this weekend from Mr. Trump’s supporters (especially his female supporters) is that his “crude words” were “typical male locker room banter and braggadocio.” They were in poor taste, they say, but “that’s how men talk.” We … Read More

October 5, 2016 |

Obama to Black Audience, He Will be ‘Personally Insulted’ If They Don’t Vote for Hillary

Who does Barack Obama think he is? Has he himself bought into the absurd political messianism that swept him into office? One could be forgiven for thinking so after the man up in front of a mostly black audience at … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

A Conversation with a Closeted Conservative Colleague

Below is my conversation with a closeted conservative colleague.

CCC: “I don’t feel I can say what I think, at least not at this stage. I have a family to care for and other responsibilities, you know.”

Me: “Sure. … Read More

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