James Atticus Bowden column
James Atticus Bowden
James Atticus Bowden is a military 'futurist.' His novel, Rosetta 6.2, is available at www.rosettasixpointtwo.com. A retired United States Army Infantry Officer, he is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia. Contact him through his website, www.americancivilization.net, and blog, Deo Vindice.


The scarlet 'R'
James Atticus Bowden
July 25, 2010

Adultery was the worst sin in early colonial New England. Adultery sows seeds of mistrust, betrayal and lust which beget division, rage, and murder. Villages . . .


President Barack Hussein Obama and beyond
James Atticus Bowden
November 12, 2008

Congratulations to President-elect Barack Hussein Obama for his symbolic victory. However ill gotten the gains, a black man was elected President of the United . . .


Obama-baiting
James Atticus Bowden
March 5, 2008

Speaking Obama's whole name, Barack Hussein Obama, is attacking Obama. According to Liberals. It's a racist, anti-Muslim baiting of Obama. Because the name . . .


The XIIth Commandent
James Atticus Bowden
February 7, 2008

Ronald Reagan gave Republicans the eleventh Commandment, "Republicans shall not criticize Republicans." It's a commandment of convenience used when it serves a . . .


Reagan is dead
James Atticus Bowden
January 26, 2008

Yes, the man, the era, and any hopes that another politician will be his identical twin are dead. The ideas that made the man, shaped the era and elude today's . . .


Why Evangelicals need to stop Huckabee
James Atticus Bowden
January 12, 2008

If Mike Huckabee gets the Republican nomination for President of the United States, Evangelicals lose. America loses with Barack Hussein Obama or HRH Hillary I . . .


Another place in time
James Atticus Bowden
October 5, 2007

Recently I reviewed a lifetime in 24 hours at my West Point class reunion. It was the 35th for Proud and True '72. Five years ago I recounted my impressions . . .


A pizza for my country
James Atticus Bowden
August 21, 2007

Shakespeare's King Richard III cried, "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" He would give his country to save to save himself. Today, we need to give a . . .


Putting a glacier on the melting pot
James Atticus Bowden
June 25, 2007

If you put a pot, even a big one, under a glacier and built a fire to melt the glacier what happens? The pot gets crushed. It may take time, but a couple . . .


Virginia's revolt, not a revolution -- yet
James Atticus Bowden
June 14, 2007

In Feudal Europe the peasants would rise up, occasionally, against particularly oppressive lords. After a bit of looting, killing and drunken revelry the  . . .


Ten reasons to read Rosetta 6.2
James Atticus Bowden
May 10, 2007

Rosetta 6.2 is one response to the most unique and profound experience in my life which occurred on March 15, 1987. For seven years prior, since my father's . . .


Healing the Hokie Nation
James Atticus Bowden
April 23, 2007

For years I've joked with Virginia Tech students, alums, and parents that Tech was a cult. When you join the cult you cover yourself in 'Tech' apparel, . . .


How Gilmore wins the nomination
James Atticus Bowden
April 11, 2007

Jim Gilmore has six months, unless former Sen. and movie star Fred Thompson puts his hat in the ring earlier, to move from distant second tier candidate to the . . .


Why Jim Gilmore can be president
James Atticus Bowden
January 10, 2007

James Gilmore announced his exploratory committee for the Presidency. The MSM yawns. They don't get it. He can be President of the United States of America . . .


William & Mary vs. The Cross
James Atticus Bowden
December 16, 2006

The College of William & Mary* removed a Christian cross from a chapel. They had to do it. Only one person had written a letter complaining about a cross in a . . .


Loyal to a fault
James Atticus Bowden
November 19, 2006

Many Republicans lost the House, the Senate, and some Governorships. Few Conservatives lost. Very, very few Conservatives lost in the South. In my microcosm . . .


Cut-and-run Republican or just conservative?
James Atticus Bowden
October 27, 2006

Rush Limbaugh, my junior by just a few months, but my senior when it comes to the acumen of his political gut being smarter than my well-educated political head . . .


Virginia votes for marriage
James Atticus Bowden
October 19, 2006

Virginia has an amendment to its Constitution on the ballot this November. It's a little institutional concrete to shore the riprap before the next big storm . . .


The rule of law is based on numbers
James Atticus Bowden
July 15, 2006

The Rule of Law is based on the numbers of men and women of good will who obey the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law is diminished and, ultimately, destroyed when . . .


Marriage A, B, C's
James Atticus Bowden
July 14, 2006

I blog about Virginia policy and politics on Bacon's Rebellion and Bearing Drift, as well as other topics at my own blog, Deo Vindice (www.americancivilization . . .


So what if we Republicans lose
James Atticus Bowden
May 9, 2006

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) sent me an email screaming the "Democrats put their political ambitions in front of the best interests of . . .


Rumsfeld agonistes
James Atticus Bowden
April 20, 2006

The slings and arrows of six generals sting Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The SecDef may not suffer real anguish, but they put him on political . . .


No border, no nation
James Atticus Bowden
April 5, 2006

There's a reason why we Americans don't speak Pictish. There's a reason why the present government of the United States of America serves an American Nation . . .


Still fighting for Christmas
James Atticus Bowden
March 28, 2006

March came in like a lion in York County, Virginia. Like Aslan, the lion of Narnia, Christians are pushing back against the cultural cleansing of Christianity . . .


Harvard tells the truth on taxes
James Atticus Bowden
March 17, 2006

Harvard University's motto, Veritas, is Latin for 'truth.' Harvard's Alumni magazine (Jan-Feb 2006) featured an article, "The Middle Class on the Precipice" . . .


Facing changing winds
James Atticus Bowden
February 15, 2006

I haven't written for a few weeks because I've had a glum period with weekly issues that beckon my time too weakly for words. This season recalls January and . . .


NBC could mock more than Episcopalians
James Atticus Bowden
January 13, 2006

The NBC TV program 'The Book of Daniel' is a comedy about Episcopalians. The writer, Jack Kenny, is a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being "in . . .


Christians push back on CHRISTmas
James Atticus Bowden
December 15, 2005

Most Americans, especially Southerners and Westerners, just want government to leave them alone. Government should do the few things it's supposed to do well . . .


A nation worthy of its army
James Atticus Bowden
December 1, 2005

Recently an article by MG (RET) Robert Scales described the close personal bonding between Iraqi Army officers and their U.S. Army counterparts. His . . .


Barbarians in France
James Atticus Bowden
November 12, 2005

Barbarians are rioting in France. The barbarians are back. Again. Barbarians, called Gauls, were conquered by the Romans (Julius Caesar, 58-51 B.C.) For the . . .


Judge Alito saves American civilization
James Atticus Bowden
November 3, 2005

Judge Alito will be the fourth of nine votes to fix the Supreme Court. One more vote and an 'Originalist' majority on the U.S. Supreme Court can save American . . .


The magnificent twofer: Illegal aliens and courts
James Atticus Bowden
October 27, 2005

President George W. Bush and Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff made speeches about deporting every illegal alien all 11 million plus and counting. Except, . . .


The limits of Republican partisanship
James Atticus Bowden
October 19, 2005

What a difference a year makes in politics. Last year when I worked the Republican booth at our Tidewater town's Seafood Festival, there was a steady rush of . . .


Say 'Shibboleth,' Harriet
James Atticus Bowden
October 10, 2005

The Holy Bible's Book of Judges records the Gileadites defeating the Ephraimites. The Ephraimites couldn't pronounce 'sh.' There wasn't a 'sh' sound in their . . .


Trusting Bush, verifying Harriet Miers
James Atticus Bowden
October 3, 2005

President Bush nominated a never-married, childless, unknown lawyer to the U.S. Supreme Court. Just like Bush, The First, nominated David Souter. Souter has . . .


Back to school, back to the Bible
James Atticus Bowden
September 25, 2005

Hurricane Rita hit. It'll be more long weeks, just like after Katrina, before the Nation is breathing normally. By the time the news from the disaster . . .


Old Glory over Katrina
James Atticus Bowden
September 13, 2005

Last week's TV coverage showed the American flags come out across the Hurricane Katrina-stricken Gulf Coast. Some were mounted on makeshift flag poles to stand . . .


One side to two hurricanes
James Atticus Bowden
September 8, 2005

The wrong side of a hurricane is the northwest wall of the eye. That's the side of Hurricane Isabel that slammed into my town, Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 11,500) . . .


Moslems censor American speech
James Atticus Bowden
August 31, 2005

Right after 9-11, Moslems insisted on being called Muslims. Woe unto the American who used the former name. Recently, the Mohammedans won a coup getting a . . .


No-brainers
James Atticus Bowden
August 21, 2005

The suffocating heat of August is about to gasp its last and collapse into September. Until then it takes too much energy to read, let alone write, new . . .


Doubting Darwin
James Atticus Bowden
August 13, 2005

About 15 years ago a NASA scientist sowed the first seed of doubt about Darwin's Theory of Evolution. That seed bore fruit over years of personal inquiry and . . .


Confessions of a military futurist
James Atticus Bowden
August 3, 2005

Recently, an editor for an e-newsletter with over one million subscribers said my October 2001 op ed, "One Front: Two Wars" was 'amazingly prescient." But, . . .


Good enough justice for now
James Atticus Bowden
July 29, 2005

Every Conservative that I read, save Anne Coulter America's clear-eyed, conscience-driven, genius-witted intellectual Cassandra cheers President Bush's . . .


Destroying domestic Islamist enemies
James Atticus Bowden
July 16, 2005

British citizens, who happen to be Muslim, murdered over 50 people, including themselves. Or, was it Islamists, who happen to be British, killed innocent . . .


Ten Commandments for judges
James Atticus Bowden
July 9, 2005

President George W. Bush makes one of the most important decisions defining his legacy by uttering a name. If that name for Supreme Court Justice is a constant . . .


God or nation?
James Atticus Bowden
July 2, 2005

Is Nation holy like God? Are they the same or different in sacredness? Individual Americans should consider the proper order of things as the Sovereigns of . . .


Iraq is a battle, not a war
James Atticus Bowden
June 19, 2005

The Iraq War isn't one. It looks like a War. It has all the pain and suffering of wartime captured in human stories with individual names that scream in . . .


Alpha and Omega of Social Security reform
James Atticus Bowden
June 6, 2005

This merry month of June the U.S. House of Representatives will put together a plan to reform Social Security. The first and last reasons for Social Security . . .


A future Memorial Day in an American theocracy
James Atticus Bowden
May 27, 2005

John hurried past the "Memorial Day Ceremony" banner and burst through the double doors. He was late. He heard Mary checking the sound system before he saw . . .


Jihads and Crusades
James Atticus Bowden
May 21, 2005

The alleged desecration of a single copy of the Koran sends deadly Muslim mobs into the streets, creates howls from Muslim governments and gathers condemnation . . .


Rumsfeld is McNamara
James Atticus Bowden
May 15, 2005

Thirty years ago Saigon fell. I was a company commander in the 2nd Battalion, 508th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. When our Vietnam . . .


Whining while black
James Atticus Bowden
May 4, 2005

Thank goodness Confederate History Month is over! Maybe Civil Rights organizations, black politicians and journalists will stop whining for awhile. They must . . .


ABCs of the Religious Right
James Atticus Bowden
April 29, 2005

The Liberals howled at "Justice Sunday." Way too 'uppity' of Senator Frist to speak about a political issue, a majority rules vote on judges, from a Baptist . . .


Why Europe deserves to die
James Atticus Bowden
April 24, 2005

When Pope Benedict XVI was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger he told Europe to recover its Christian roots "if it truly wants to survive." Amen from an arch-Protestant . . .


Bush's border blunder
James Atticus Bowden
April 18, 2005

President Bush's big border blunder was calling a couple of hundred middle-aged citizens 'vigilantes.' The name-calling will blow up and destroy his presidency . . .


Enough is enough
James Atticus Bowden
April 11, 2005

Most emails responding to my op eds about the judicial murder of Terri Schiavo asked, "What can we do?" My ideas, listed below, are just empty words. They . . .


Open Letter to the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration
James Atticus Bowden
April 4, 2005

Please make a plan for action and prayer without ceasing. Christians and Jews have two American traditions for defeating tyranny. Armed warfare against all . . .


Governor Bush is just following orders
James Atticus Bowden
March 28, 2005

Governor Jeb Bush, R-Florida, was pained to say he had done all he could do legally. Bush said he wouldn't 'break the law' to save Terry Schiavo. Bush wouldn . . .


Terri Schiavo is dying for our sins
James Atticus Bowden
March 21, 2005

Errors are made by commission and omission. So it is, when individual choice makes human sin. Terri Schiavo is being killed by the state for our sins of . . .


Ten reasons to NOT change Social Security
James Atticus Bowden
March 19, 2005

The hate mail I got for my op ed, 'Ten Reasons to Change Social Security,' got me thinking hard about why I want real change, right now. Annually, the Social . . .


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