Tag: Freedom

A Better Way to Live

Once upon a time there were three friends—Ralph, Reuben, and Roger—down on their luck and searching for work, but without success. Then they finally got very lucky: a wealthy landowner hired them to live on and take care of his large apple orchard...

A Shared Destiny

After reading Paul Kengor and Robert Orlando’s book Divine Plan, (2019) my long-held belief that all of human history is God’s story of the vicissitudes of billions of people over the course of thousands of years was verified. According to the...

False Freedom

“For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1) St. Paul writes to us of a type of freedom loftier than the one guaranteed us by the Constitution. It is the freedom for which Christ died and...

I, Pencil

Get FEE’s “I, Pencil” lesson plan! “Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read’s ‘I, Pencil’ still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this...

The Ukrainians’ Timeless Example

The start of 2022 has been strange indeed, not only for Europe, but for the entire world, not least of all for the United States. In January and early February a serious affliction was growing much worse in the U.S. and elsewhere. I am not referring...

The First, Most Essential Right

At the core of the human person is the most essential duty, the duty to worship God and live according to His commands. On the day that we die, it is not to any government that we will answer, nor to any person, not even to the leaders of the...

His Offer of Freedom

The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time are about freedom.  From the first reading (Neh 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10) we gather that, after returning from exile, for the first time, in a highly charged atmosphere of deep emotions, the Jews were free to...

One Man’s Powerful Example

Many ideas that used to be considered absurd are now considered wise. For example, the idea that disbanding police departments will make people safer. Or that increased government spending will reduce inflation. Or that persuading groups of citizens...