Tim Dunkin column
Tim Dunkin
Tim Dunkin is a pharmaceutical chemist by day, and a freelance author by night, writing about a wide range of topics on religion and politics. He is the author of an online book about Islam entitled Ten Myths About Islam, and is the founder and editor of Conservative Underground, a bi-weekly email newsletter focusing on foundational conservative worldview and philosophy. He is a born-again Christian, and a member of a local, New Testament Baptist church in North Carolina. He can be contacted at tqcincinnatus@yahoo.com. All emails may be monitored by the NSA for quality assurance purposes.


America's Age of the Feuilliton
Tim Dunkin
June 21, 2014

Any thinking American has surely observed that our culture and society are growing more and more immature, childish, and, unthinking with each passing year. In . . .


Get the government out of marriage?
Tim Dunkin
June 16, 2014

As so-called same sex "marriage" continues to make its judicially-imposed march across America, it has become increasingly popular among some on the Right to . . .


Cantor's loss is America's gain
Tim Dunkin
June 11, 2014

In what is an historical first in American politics, a sitting Majority Leader in the House of Representatives has been overturned by a primary challenger from . . .


The real racists
Tim Dunkin
May 1, 2014

Unlike a large portion of the "conservative" commentariat, I am not throwing Cliven Bundy under the bus. Ever since a left-wing Media Matters/New York Times . . .


Some lessons from Cliven Bundy
Tim Dunkin
April 25, 2014

By now, liberty lovers all across this country know the name of Cliven Bundy – the man who stood up to the federal government and won. Facing the . . .


You can't spell "progressive" without an "S.S."
Tim Dunkin
April 5, 2014

Sinclair Lewis was wrong – when fascism came to America, it was actually wrapped in a rainbow flag and wearing an ascot. How else can one describe the . . .


Obama's backdoor censorship of the internet
Tim Dunkin
March 22, 2014

Slipping quietly under the radars of many people is the decision by the U.S. government to release its effective control of the internet and to hand over the  . . .


Why liberals hate freedom of speech
Tim Dunkin
March 15, 2014

I'd like to begin with a question for my readers – do any of you actually remember a time when liberals truly supported and believed in freedom of speech? . . .


Know-nothing judges
Tim Dunkin
February 17, 2014

Conservatives and liberty lovers are pretty much take it for granted that liberal judges don't know anything about the Constitution. That much seems obvious . . .


This is why unions hate worker freedom
Tim Dunkin
February 6, 2014

What do unions want the most, and therefore hate losing the most? If you guessed "money," then based on that alone, you have good insight into what drives much . . .


Liberalism is intellectually bankrupt
Tim Dunkin
February 1, 2014

Liberalism is full of conceits, none greater than its pretensions to intellect. Indeed, the very term that they so often apply to themselves –  . . .


Homo Liberalis: a field guide to identifying liberals in the wild
Tim Dunkin
January 24, 2014

Zoologists have long been fascinated by the species Homo Liberalis, known widely by its non-scientific designation as the Wild North American Yellow-Bellied . . .


It's time for conservatives to let the blue states burn
Tim Dunkin
January 23, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently made the news for giving voice to the sort of fascistic, anti-liberty sentiments that most left-wingers inwardly hold, . . .


Why are liberals so stupid about guns?
Tim Dunkin
January 22, 2014

Any normal, reasonably intelligent person who has ever had a conversation with a liberal about guns, gun control, or any related topic has probably asked . . .


Undaunted Courage -- a review
Tim Dunkin
January 14, 2014

Within the hearts of those of us who love liberty, there is a pioneer and an explorer seeking an outlet. Which of us hasn't dreamed of some new frontier to . . .


Policing the police
Tim Dunkin
January 11, 2014

If you don't think there is a problem with the police in America, then you simply aren't paying attention. This may seem like an odd thing for someone on the . . .


Is Big Gay finally losing its grip on America?
Tim Dunkin
January 9, 2014

Recent events have not been kind to the radical homosexual lobby and its efforts to impose "homo-normalization" onto America. For years, Big Gay has given the . . .


The gay mafia and the assault on free speech
Tim Dunkin
December 20, 2013

Once again, the gay agenda strikes a blow against freedom. The latest offensive in the ongoing battle by the radical gay lobby to destroy personal liberty . . .


How to have revival in America
Tim Dunkin
November 28, 2013

I think it's safe to say that one of the most common sentiments voiced by conservatives and liberty lovers in America is the need for our nation to have revival . . .


Seizing opportunities
Tim Dunkin
November 19, 2013

As anticipated by anyone with common sense, the implementation of ObamaCare has been an unmitigated disaster. From the continued failure of the nepotistically . . .


Socialism: the creed of failure
Tim Dunkin
November 11, 2013

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." – Winston . . .


Environmentalism: the science with no basis in science
Tim Dunkin
November 6, 2013

Americans have a high regard for science, despite the stereotypes about the capacities of American students in this set of fields. Our nation is still one of . . .


The Washington Ring
Tim Dunkin
November 1, 2013

One of the keys to understanding politics in America today in knowing what the real divide is that separates one side of our political culture from the other.  . . .


Crying wolf and the assault on liberty
Tim Dunkin
October 29, 2013

Nobody likes a liar, except for other liars. This is why social liberals of all stripes get along so well with each other. Social liberalism is a movement . . .


The coming theft of our savings and wealth
Tim Dunkin
October 24, 2013

The United States of America are in a terrible, terrible situation. We are saddled with a government comprised of anti-American Marxists who hate our freedom . . .


Sorry Ben, we couldn't keep it
Tim Dunkin
October 21, 2013

As the story goes, after the final day of deliberations about the new Constitution being crafted in Philadelphia in 1787, a woman on the street asked Benjamin . . .


Lessons from the shutdown
Tim Dunkin
October 19, 2013

Well, the "government shutdown" is finally over. If you were like me, you were probably wondering how the government can be considered "shut down" if the NSA . . .


Obama is helping the terrorists to win
Tim Dunkin
September 10, 2013

Twelve years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States of America suffered the worst single attack upon our homeland that had ever been made. I'm sure that . . .


Four wacko conspiracy theories that liberals believe
Tim Dunkin
September 7, 2013

Conspiracy theories can be a lot of fun. I mean, who doesn't like to joke around about stuff like chemtrails, Area 51, secret shooters on the grassy knoll, the . . .


Forcing people to be free
Tim Dunkin
August 29, 2013

America is a country that is fundamentally divided between two general worldviews and opposing ideologies. On the one hand, we have those – small . . .


Hey liberals, thanks for the violence
Tim Dunkin
August 24, 2013

By now, most people are familiar with the murder of Australian college student Chris Lane by three two-legged animals in Duncan, Oklahoma last week. In what . . .


Six types of people who are making America a worse place to live
Tim Dunkin
August 7, 2013

Living in the United States is great. You can say what you want, own what you want, shoot almost anything you want – it's like a dream that's too good to . . .


Trusting us with freedom
Tim Dunkin
August 2, 2013

One of the very few bright spots in an otherwise dismal picture of Republican elected officials nationwide has been the Republican legislature and Governor in . . .


How to improve race relations in America
Tim Dunkin
July 19, 2013

If there is one issue at the forefront of the minds of most Americans right now, it is that of race relations. The George Zimmerman trial, as well as a host of . . .


Juries -- the last line of defense for the rule of law
Tim Dunkin
July 15, 2013

As surely most readers know by now, the jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial has returned their verdict – "not guilty" on all counts. Predictably, . . .


Liberty people versus slavery people
Tim Dunkin
June 29, 2013

It is becoming increasingly obvious to all, I believe, that there is a chasm in American society that is only getting wider. However, most people don't seem to . . .


The NSA data mining matters
Tim Dunkin
June 12, 2013

It's starting to seem that with every news cycle, a new Obama scandal is unearthed and brought to the light of day. Any one of the many scandals that have been . . .


Why do Democrats and left-wingers hate the First Amendment?
Tim Dunkin
June 5, 2013

Left-wingers hate the Constitution. You know it. I know it. Anybody with any sense knows it. Their disdain for the 2nd amendment is manifest for all to see. . . .


A civilization in decline
Tim Dunkin
May 31, 2013

A few days ago, I happened to stumble across a link on another website that led me to this article which proposes that human intelligence (at least in the . . .


Impeach, impeach, impeach!
Tim Dunkin
May 15, 2013

The past week has been amazing for American political observers, and it probably has many Americans longing for the good ol' days of government transparency and . . .


Will Washington State stand for freedom and against the gay agenda?
Tim Dunkin
May 3, 2013

The left-wing war on liberty never ends. Every day, it seems, those on the far Left find some new way to impose their will upon everyone else in the nation, . . .


Some lessons from Boston
Tim Dunkin
April 26, 2013

A little over a week ago, people all across this country were horrified at the news coming out of the Boston Marathon that two bombs had exploded among the . . .


On perverts and federal judges
Tim Dunkin
April 11, 2013

It's common for conservatives and liberty lovers to complain about activist judges and the left-wing judiciary. Nearly all of the time, these criticisms are . . .


The arguments for gay marriage are based on purposeful deception
Tim Dunkin
March 30, 2013

The Left's favorite go-to "conservative," Bill O'Reilly, is at it again. Per his modus operandi, O'Reilly was opining about a subject of which he knows little, . . .


Our education systems needs more than just reform
Tim Dunkin
March 27, 2013

Most reasonable people in this country agree that the American education system leaves a lot to be desired. The most recent piece of evidence for this came in . . .


Democrats want to turn more people into victims
Tim Dunkin
February 21, 2013

A nation of victims – that's what the Democrat Party and the Left in general want for us to be. Unable to fend for ourselves, and unable to defend . . .


Justice Department connections to left-wing domestic terrorist enablers
Tim Dunkin
February 8, 2013

Thanks to complicit news media, most Americans probably do not know of, or at least do not remember, Floyd Corkins. They should, however, because last year, . . .


The left hates liberty, the right protects it
Tim Dunkin
January 25, 2013

One of the most idiotic narratives in modern American political discourse today is the notion that those on the Left (Democrats, the mainstream media, . . .


Left-wingers are a danger to society
Tim Dunkin
January 23, 2013

Recently, yet another one of those "studies" came out purporting to warn us against the "dangers" of the "far right" and their dastardly anti-government agenda. . . .


Secular society, not guns, is at fault for mass shootings
Tim Dunkin
January 10, 2013

In the spirit of never letting a crisis go to waste, the Left in America — at both the federal and the state levels — is moving rapidly to use the . . .


What Christmas is really all about
Tim Dunkin
December 25, 2012

As our increasingly secularized society comes unmoored from its Christian foundations, one of the most noticeable changes around this time of year has been the . . .


The chain-dog serf
Tim Dunkin
December 23, 2012

Earlier this week, Tea Partiers and conservative activists were pleasantly surprised by the decision made by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to appoint Rep. . . .


Why most Americans don't go along with the calls for gun control
Tim Dunkin
December 15, 2012

Yet another mass shooting has taken place, and before the smoke barely had time to clear, those on the Left were already leaping into action in their efforts to . . .


Breaking the union stranglehold
Tim Dunkin
December 14, 2012

Michigan has joined the ranks of the Free States — states where workers are no longer forced to join unions and pay dues to fat cat union bosses or else . . .


Electoral vote reform -- an idea whose time has come
Tim Dunkin
December 12, 2012

It has often been noted that you can gauge the merit of a proposal by the amount of fire and brimstone that is generated against it by the Democrats and others . . .


Repeal and replace the Republican Party
Tim Dunkin
December 7, 2012

Many conservatives and liberty lovers have long thought that the Republican Party takes them for granted. We don't get the respect we deserve as the rank-and . . .


Let's hear it for the middle class!
Tim Dunkin
December 3, 2012

[Author's Note: This article was originally written nearly four years ago, after Obama's election to his first term. However, I think that despite a bit of . . .


Thoughts on the recent election
Tim Dunkin
November 20, 2012

Breaking from my usual format, I'm going to treat this entry as more of a "grab bag" of thoughts upon which I've been ruminating for the past couple of weeks.  . . .


My predictions for election 2012
Tim Dunkin
November 6, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to make some predictions about this election. Unlike many of my contributions, this one is not written to make a point, . . .


Lying and stealing: the Democrat playbook for elections
Tim Dunkin
November 3, 2012

If desperation had a smell, the air around the Democratic National Headquarters must be unbreathable. The sense of impending doom emanating from the Left is . . .


Romney sealed the deal in the third debate
Tim Dunkin
October 29, 2012

Barring a major November surprise or other election-shaking event, I believe that Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States of America. I can . . .


Mourdock is right, it's time to stand by him
Tim Dunkin
October 26, 2012

Another day, another "gaffe" manufactured by the mainstream media with the intention of attacking a conservative Republican candidate. While not surprising, . . .


The left is rude, crude, and lewd -- they can't help themselves
Tim Dunkin
October 18, 2012

What's the difference between the Vice President of the United States and a five-year old with ADHD? The five-year old has the good sense to take his Ritalin . . .


You get what you pay for
Tim Dunkin
October 12, 2012

[Author's Note: I originally wrote this article at the beginning of 2009, but felt that it might still have some relevance today, especially in light of the . . .


The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization -- a review
Tim Dunkin
October 11, 2012

British archaeologist and historian Bryan Ward-Perkin's excellent 2005 work The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization is a text that is designed to be a . . .


Extremism in the defense of RINOism is no virtue
Tim Dunkin
October 6, 2012

Politics is a funny thing. Sometimes, the seemingly counterintuitive can become the reality, what you would not expect — based upon common sense — . . .


How to tell if someone is a statist
Tim Dunkin
October 4, 2012

Everybody knows that there is a great divide in the American political system. However, many in this nation are incorrect in their understanding of what . . .


The media's net full of red herrings
Tim Dunkin
September 29, 2012

The media lie to us. We all know this. So it should come as a surprise when so many conservatives — people who really ought to know better — . . .


Obama's class warfare rhetoric is preparation for tyranny
Tim Dunkin
September 27, 2012

There was an old Greek legend that Periander, the tyrant of Corinth, once visited the very successful tyrant of Miletus, named Thrasybulos, to find out what was . . .


Why I am now an Anybody But Obama voter
Tim Dunkin
September 25, 2012

I really wasn't planning on voting for Mitt Romney this November. He was just too "moderate" for my taste. He had a terrible résumé from his tenure as the . . .


Good for the goose, good for the gander
Tim Dunkin
August 22, 2012

By now, pretty much everybody who is politically engaged to any extent has heard about Todd Akin's recent gaffe. While speaking about abortion, the Missouri . . .


Chick-Fil-A and the heart of America
Tim Dunkin
August 2, 2012

As I write this, Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day isn't even over yet, but it is already obvious that the cultural Left in America has been handed an absolutely . . .


Election 2012 -- it's about liberty, stupid!
Tim Dunkin
July 26, 2012

Some of you may remember James Carville's rather blunt expression of what he understood to be the priory issues in the 1992 election when he said, "The economy, . . .


Barack Obama is jealous of small business owners
Tim Dunkin
July 20, 2012

Much has been made of the recent comments by President Obama concerning small businesses and those who create them, build them up, and turn them into productive . . .


Lord Bloomberg cares for his serfs
Tim Dunkin
July 10, 2012

Hizzoner, Lord Bloomberg, Duke of Da Big Apple, Baron of Staten, Margrave of Flushing, Earl of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Warden of the Isles of Riker, and Grand . . .


When politics trump principles
Tim Dunkin
July 2, 2012

Like just about everyone else with any common sense, I was tremendously disappointed with the Supreme Court decision to uphold ObamaCare. Especially . . .


Why I prefer consumption taxes
Tim Dunkin
June 27, 2012

Though it is currently overshadowed by more acute economic concerns about the national debt and budget deficits of the federal government, the issue of taxation . . .


How the Scots invented the modern world -- a review
Tim Dunkin
June 26, 2012

The present reviewer has read a lot of history in his day — some of it written much better than others. Many people can write about history, but not many . . .


Liberty values
Tim Dunkin
June 10, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for many, perhaps most, Americans to rediscover what the foundations of our system of liberty are all about. A . . .


Rediscovering what liberty is all about
Tim Dunkin
May 24, 2012

This election season has so far been one of the most depressing on record, at least from the perspective of liberty lovers. The political conditions themselves . . .


Regulating the abuse industry
Tim Dunkin
April 25, 2012

It is rare thing indeed that I will advocate for legislative action on just about any matter, as I generally prefer that legislatures do as little work as . . .


Trayvon Martin, Hephzibah House, and American shamelessness
Tim Dunkin
April 6, 2012

By now, the chances are extremely good that if you have a pulse and an EKG reading, you have heard about the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman last . . .


The American people need to grow up
Tim Dunkin
March 24, 2012

One of the unfortunate things that has come to characterize modern America is the immaturity of so many of our people. I've written before about the . . .


Newt Gingrich -- the choice of movement conservatives
Tim Dunkin
March 12, 2012

This Republican primary season has been one of the most contention, and interesting, that I have seen in a while. As never before, we see that the heart and . . .


The red-green convergence in action
Tim Dunkin
March 3, 2012

In what should be one of the most disturbing decisions made in modern American jurisprudence, a judge in Pennsylvania recently dismissed an assault case against . . .


It's time to make the Republican Party "elite" go away
Tim Dunkin
February 28, 2012

The assorted rabble of RINOs, insiders, and power-brokers who make up the self-styled GOP "elite" appear to be starting to . . .


Natural law vs. natural lawlessness
Tim Dunkin
February 16, 2012

A little while back, I had a discussion with some libertarian-minded individuals who, at one point in the conversation, seemed to assert that "natural rights" . . .


Reclaiming Robin Hood
Tim Dunkin
February 3, 2012

Maybe it's just a personal idiosyncrasy, but one thing that annoys me greatly is when people draw misleading or overblown historical analogies to try to support . . .


Conservatives want to give Americans a fair shot, Obama and the leftists want to give Americans a dropshot
Tim Dunkin
January 29, 2012

Buried among the torrent of uninformed platitudes, class warfare rhetoric, and generally false assertions about his own record in his recent State of the Union . . .


Ron Paul? No thanks
Tim Dunkin
January 18, 2012

I want to like Ron Paul. I really do. There are a lot of things that he says he believes that I find attractive in a candidate. He obviously talks the talk with . . .


In defense of Hephzibah House
Tim Dunkin
January 4, 2012

As most people who use it a great deal know, the internet is an invaluable tool. However, it is also a potential source of great evil. When most people think . . .


The one that got away
Tim Dunkin
December 29, 2011

If nothing else, Carlos Rafael of New Bedford, Massachusetts will always have a whopper of a fish story to tell his grandkids, as he regales them with tales of . . .


Recovering the spirit of Reagan
Tim Dunkin
December 17, 2011

As many astute, and perhaps many not so astute, observers have witnessed over the past few years, the Right — as a broad coalition of compatible movements . . .


The futility of banking on "centrist" third parties
Tim Dunkin
November 29, 2011

A few days ago, Ron Fournier at the National Journal wrote a trite little article about the failure of the debt "super committee" to generate any substantive . . .


When purity gets in the way of conservative principle
Tim Dunkin
November 22, 2011

As some may recall, off-year elections were held a couple of weeks ago across the country. Electorally speaking, it was something of a mixed bag for . . .


Worldviews matter
Tim Dunkin
November 2, 2011

Perhaps the oddest news story from the past week was the one where PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is suing SeaWorld, alleging that the water . . .


The Occupy Wall Street mob is not the 99%
Tim Dunkin
October 13, 2011

For the past several weeks, Americans have been treated to the spectacle of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests (though these have since spread to city centers in . . .


Rick Perry's real crony capitalism problem -- illegal immigration
Tim Dunkin
October 8, 2011

Rick Perry lost me. Hithertofore undecided as far as a Republican primary candidate was concerned (and hoping against hope that Jim DeMint would change his . . .


The right to keep and bear cameras
Tim Dunkin
October 3, 2011

One of the fundamental premises upon which any truly free society must be based is the notion that the government is open, transparent, and accountable to the . . .


The politics of universal criminality
Tim Dunkin
September 12, 2011

Pretty much anybody who is paying the least bit of attention can see that the United States of America is slipping inexorably toward a police state. The courts . . .


All the news that's fit to invent
Tim Dunkin
September 3, 2011

By now, it ought to be obvious that if a person gets all or most of their information from the mainstream media (i.e. from ABCNNBCBS, and even Fox in a lot of . . .


One of these is not like the other
Tim Dunkin
August 12, 2011

Well, it finally happened. One of the major financial houses, Standards and Poor, reached the point where the fiscal irresponsibility of the United States . . .


Anders Behring Breivik and the tyranny of the left
Tim Dunkin
August 3, 2011

Rahm Emanuel, probably one of the most corrupt and disgusting politicians in America in recent years, once remarked that it was always good policy to "never let . . .


Liberty lovers are counter-revolutionaries
Tim Dunkin
July 29, 2011

One of the favorite memes of the insane Left is that those of us on the Right are "dangerous." We're "radical." We're crazy nuts who are just chomping at the . . .


Homosexual "marriage" is not a natural right
Tim Dunkin
July 21, 2011

One of the fundamental truths about the founding tenets of this nation is that our ordering principles — the basis of our laws, our conception of rights, . . .


Will Minnesota meet de Tocqueville?
Tim Dunkin
July 4, 2011

According to some observers, a terrible catastrophe has just struck the state of Minnesota. Due to an impasse on fiscal and taxation questions, the government . . .


Herman Cain is wrong on federalism
Tim Dunkin
June 22, 2011

In a recent interview, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza and current Republican presidential contender Herman Cain was asked about the issue of gun control.  . . .


The Unfree States of America
Tim Dunkin
June 8, 2011

Are Americans freer now than they have ever been? I would answer this question with an emphatic "No!" Indeed, I fail to see how any other answer could be . . .


Why conservatives don't like public transportation
Tim Dunkin
May 12, 2011

Ask most conservatives what they think about public transportation, and they'd probably tell you that they don't like it. And it's not just because of the smell . . .


Gas pains
Tim Dunkin
April 27, 2011

It hurts, badly. We're all feeling it, I'm sure. We wince every time we fill up. As the dial on the pump spins like that big wheel on The Price is Right, we . . .


Leftists hate fair elections
Tim Dunkin
April 13, 2011

Like garlic and holy water to Dracula, silver to a werewolf, and Kryptonite to Superman, one thing that leftists absolutely, positively cannot stand are fair . . .


The left owes us all an apology
Tim Dunkin
March 15, 2011

A week doesn't go by in America without some group or another of left-wing whiners getting "offended" about something and demanding an apology. Usually, what . . .


The Middle East, America, and the culture of liberty
Tim Dunkin
March 1, 2011

For months now, the Middle East has been wracked by one convulsing revolution after another against tyrants, dictators, and monarchs. The list of countries . . .


If the foundations be destroyed
Tim Dunkin
February 16, 2011

One night about two weeks ago, as I was driving home from the library, I tuned my radio to a local talk station. I had no idea what to expect, since this . . .


Tucson shows the failures of America's purported ruling class
Tim Dunkin
February 2, 2011

As the old saw goes, character is only revealed when it is put to the test. Slightly more than three weeks ago, the character and mettle of those in our society . . .


The military should not be gay "positive-liberty"
Tim Dunkin
December 30, 2010

Recently, my fellow columnist Jamie Freeze at Renew America took the decidedly un-conservative position of supporting the recent repeal of the military's "Don't . . .


Why they want to homosexualize the military
Tim Dunkin
December 17, 2010

We all know that people on the Left are the great destroyers. There is not a single institution in this great land that they do not want to tear down, demolish . . .


Recovering our Constitution -- the Fourth Amendment
Tim Dunkin
December 8, 2010

By this point in the evolution of our once great Republic, even the most insensitive of Americans has come to realize that the constitutional liberties that we . . .


The tragedy of celebrity
Tim Dunkin
November 10, 2010

As even the most disconnected observer of American life has probably noted, "celebrities" exercise an inordinate ability to influence the direction of public . . .


Remember what this election is really about
Tim Dunkin
November 2, 2010

Well, tomorrow's the big day. Pretty much every pundit in America — even the lefties — is grudgingly admitting that this year's election is going . . .


The suffering suffrage of Illinois
Tim Dunkin
October 26, 2010

Every once in a while, you read something in the news which leaves you seething. We live in a world full of both corruption and stupidity — two things . . .


Bringing pro-life home to the heart
Tim Dunkin
September 28, 2010

Among the many things between which I divide my time, one is a side business that I operate at home, basically to just earn a little extra income to supplement . . .


At the end of the day, the Senate will be redder
Tim Dunkin
September 21, 2010

One of the biggest questions surrounding the current election season is whether or not the Republicans will be able to retake the Senate. Taking back the House . . .


Suicide bomb Republicans
Tim Dunkin
September 17, 2010

Probably the one single thing that makes Islamic terrorism more disgusting and more cowardly than any other kind is their use of "suicide bombs." This tactic . . .


Everything you've heard about Islam is true
Tim Dunkin
September 15, 2010

Once again, Islam has been in the news recently. And, as is typically the case, the circumstances surrounding this state of affairs are not positive, and the . . .


Who do they think they're kidding?
Tim Dunkin
September 2, 2010

Conservatives have long known that the news media are biased. Starting with the journalism schools, every year class after class of reporters, editors, . . .


You keep the RINOs, I'll take the conservatives
Tim Dunkin
July 15, 2010

You know, some folks just don't get it. Here we are heading into a campaign season where the people of this country are righteously angry. They're angry about . . .


In defense of free association
Tim Dunkin
July 7, 2010

It was with interest that I read Jamie Freeze's article "In Defense of Helen Thomas," which was published here at Renew America and elsewhere. What grabbed my . . .


Some thoughts on McDonald v. Chicago and the Fourteenth Amendment
Tim Dunkin
July 1, 2010

Like many other conservatives, I cheered the Supreme Court's decision on Monday in which it overturned the bases upon which Chicago's ordinance banning the . . .


President Peter Principle
Tim Dunkin
June 21, 2010

Typically, I try not to write when I'm angry about something. This week, however, that is proving to be well nigh impossible. How can I not be just a bit . . .


Joran Van Der Sloot and the decline of moral society
Tim Dunkin
June 18, 2010

"If I had to describe myself as an animal, it would be a snake." So said 22-year old Dutchman Joran van der Sloot on his YouTube personal page. As the . . .


Elect more non-conforming CONSERVATIVE Republicans
Tim Dunkin
June 12, 2010

It is pretty apparent to most conservative commentators that the Republican Party still doesn't get it. The GOP has a golden opportunity this year to recapture . . .


Dirty politics and why South Carolina needs a good dose of TEApublicanism
Tim Dunkin
June 9, 2010

Politics is a dirty game, which is probably why more good people don't get into it. Politicians seem to come in two types. The large majority are those who . . .


The paganization of America
Tim Dunkin
May 26, 2010

America as we see it today is not the same nation as the America in which my parents grew up. It is certainly not the America that was founded over 230 years . . .


TEApublicanism is on the march
Tim Dunkin
May 12, 2010

In previous articles, I have discussed the trend we see within conservatism that I call "TEApublicanism," a neologism conceived on Free Republic. As I . . .


Conservatives must demand honesty on immigration issues
Tim Dunkin
May 8, 2010

It is a truism that the American news media, and the Left in general, routinely lie to the people. There are few places where this is truer than in the . . .


Self-reliance: so easy that even a baby can do it
Tim Dunkin
April 13, 2010

As a new parent — our first son was born just six months ago — I am finding that there are a lot of responsibilities that I never had before. One of these, . . .


The underwear drawer
Tim Dunkin
March 29, 2010

I remember once when I was a wee lad, my mother was telling me about the evils of Communism. This was at a point when the Soviet Union was still extant, Ronald . . .


Taking away the government's shovel
Tim Dunkin
March 23, 2010

Well, it appears that it is well-nigh official — America is the next shovel-ready project. Having barely succeeded in pushing ObamaCare through Congress . . .


Why I don't call them "liberals" (Part 2)
Tim Dunkin
March 17, 2010

In the previous installment of this essay, we saw five ways in which those who today are erroneously called "liberals" — in reality, they are "leftists" — do . . .


Why I don't call them "liberals" (Part 1)
Tim Dunkin
March 13, 2010

Words are funny little creatures. They mean things. When we employ a word to describe something, it is intended to impart useful information about what we are . . .


Sorry Mr. Giunta, but you still haven't made your case(s)
Tim Dunkin
March 12, 2010

Having engaged in a good deal of discussion to date concerning the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation with my colleague at Renew America, Eric Giunta, I . . .


Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli ends discrimination in Virginia universities, discriminators greatly incensed
Tim Dunkin
March 9, 2010

For the foreseeable future, Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will probably remain one of the most unpopular figures among the administrators and many . . .


Conservatism's Cassandra
Tim Dunkin
March 1, 2010

Conservatism in America is experiencing a resurgence, one could almost say a renaissance. Despite the predictions, or perhaps we should say the hopes, of some . . .


Illinois and Texas demonstrate the need for TEApublicanism
Tim Dunkin
February 17, 2010

Previously, I have argued that conservatives both within and without the Republican Party need to band together, recapture the GOP, and use it as a vehicle for . . .


The joys of assimilation
Tim Dunkin
February 6, 2010

Diversity is a prescription for social chaos. In today's leftist-indoctrinated world, the words above are about as close as it is possible to come to . . .


Black History Month -- who they ought to be celebrating
Tim Dunkin
February 3, 2010

As you most likely know, February is Black History month. And as you also most likely know, the treatment which this will receive from both black Americans and . . .


What is TEApublicanism?
Tim Dunkin
January 28, 2010

Conservatives in America find themselves at a cusp in our history. Just one short year ago, it seemed that all was lost. A new President was installed into . . .


Brown's win is a victory for TEApublicanism
Tim Dunkin
January 22, 2010

Last Tuesday was an exciting day if you are an opponent of the socialistic agenda that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and their various and sundry acolytes in Congress . . .


The case for transubstantiation still hasn't been made: empiricism vs. tradition
Tim Dunkin
January 15, 2010

In his latest article in our ongoing discussion about the early churches and the place, if any, that transubstantiation found in early Christian theology, Eric . . .


Unintended consequences: Obama and company provoke 10th Amendment backlash
Tim Dunkin
January 7, 2010

It is a trademark of incompetence that the only good it does is accidental. In this sense, then, we can be at least a little thankful that President Obama and . . .


Conservatives should oppose the hijacking of the Tea Party movement
Tim Dunkin
January 5, 2010

One of the most consistent refrains heard within the Tea Party movement is that it should remain independent, that it should not allow itself to be co-opted.  . . .


The expressway to serfdom
Tim Dunkin
December 17, 2009

In 1944, Friedrich von Hayek wrote what was to become a seminal work in the history of modern Western liberty philosophy, The Road to Serfdom. In it, he argued . . .


The early churches weren't transubstantiationist
Tim Dunkin
December 16, 2009

In a previous article published here at Renew America, I presented some arguments in favor of the view that Christians, far from abstaining from speaking of . . .


Watching the train wreck
Tim Dunkin
December 9, 2009

Each of us makes mistakes. Sometimes they're little mistakes, but sometimes they're very big. Sometimes they have serious consequences. Sometimes they are . . .


Loving life
Tim Dunkin
December 6, 2009

"You love life, we love death." So were the words of an Arabic-speaking voice on a videotape in Spain, found after the terrible Madrid train bombings in 2004 . . .


Giunta v. Popp: Some thoughts on the place of religious discourse in modern American society
Tim Dunkin
December 4, 2009

Last month, two of my fellow contributors to Renew America, Eric Giunta and Dan Popp, engaged each other in a series of articles that appeared as if they might . . .


Soft Christianity leads to hard lessons for Mike Huckabee
Tim Dunkin
December 2, 2009

Any presidential aspirations that Mike Huckabee may have been entertaining for 2012 are over. Or at least they should be. On Sunday, December 29, Maurice . . .


Some thoughts for Thanksgiving
Tim Dunkin
November 26, 2009

"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to . . .


Conservatism IS compassionate -- when it doesn't try to be
Tim Dunkin
November 23, 2009

George W. Bush nearly ruined it for conservatives. I will explain how presently, but first, allow me to digress into some history of the conservative movement. . . .


Death by political correctness
Tim Dunkin
November 11, 2009

Faddish, trendy America is a nation that is perpetually ripe for the introduction into the mainstream of our culture of just about any and every bad idea.  . . .


What are some take home messages from yesterday's election results?
Tim Dunkin
November 4, 2009

Well, yesterday certainly was an interesting day, wasn't it? Things generally looked good for conservatives and Republicans — even in the small set of races . . .


What conservatives need to focus on as we move forward
Tim Dunkin
November 3, 2009

These are exciting times if you're a grassroots conservative activist. After years of being taken for granted by a Republican Party leadership that simply . . .


It's reality check time for the Republican "leadership"
Tim Dunkin
October 27, 2009

As anyone who has been paying attention to the mood among the grassroots conservative base of the Republican Party (and to those who used to be Republicans) . . .


How we got to where we are
Tim Dunkin
October 15, 2009

In the previous installments of this series, we saw that America's turn from the Common Sense philosophy of our forefathers to the anti-rational, emotional . . .


Let's all be revolutionaries!
Tim Dunkin
October 12, 2009

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." — George Orwell If there was anyone who should know about deceit, it was . . .


How we got to where we are (Part 2)
Tim Dunkin
September 30, 2009

In the previous installment of this essay, we saw that the decline of morality in America has been a contributing factor in leading us to where we are today.  . . .


Unalienable rights
Tim Dunkin
September 24, 2009

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among . . .


The amnesty race card
Tim Dunkin
September 21, 2009

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that the Democrats can't really be as crazy as they seem. There has to be a method to their madness, an ulterior motive . . .


How we got to where we are (Part 1)
Tim Dunkin
September 16, 2009

Here, in the first decade of the 21st century, we as Americans can look back on a history for which we are justly grateful. We live in a nation that saw freedom . . .


Why conservatives should care about the campaign finance reform issue
Tim Dunkin
September 10, 2009

On Tuesday, the headlines came out that the Supreme Court is planning on revisiting arguments for a case involving campaign finance reform that it first heard . . .


End hoplophobia now!
Tim Dunkin
August 31, 2009

Freedom-living Americans face many grave threats to their liberty. We confront the impending federal takeover and destruction of our health care system, the . . .


Evolutionism, environmentalism, and cosmic sympathy
Tim Dunkin
August 28, 2009

I have an idea that I've tossed around in my head for a while now. It's part eschatology and part theory of history. Basically, it goes like this — as we . . .


Health care IS a liberty issue
Tim Dunkin
August 19, 2009

To date, it seems like the recent debate over health care reform has focused primarily on fiscal and accessibility issues, in and of themselves. I certainly . . .


The cult of personality can take you far, but it can't keep you there
Tim Dunkin
August 17, 2009

If you were in Barack Obama's shoes, what would you do? In the space of six short months, he's gone from boom to bust, from being a hero to being a zero, from . . .


The lefties ought to be ashamed of themselves
Tim Dunkin
August 10, 2009

This health care debacle which Obama and the Democrats in Congress are currently trying to foist off onto us is turning into a, well, debacle for them. From a . . .


There's a method to the Democrats' madness
Tim Dunkin
August 3, 2009

Sometimes, you look at the actions of others, and wonder why somebody would do the things they do. People are often capable of the most self-defeating behavior . . .


Will the Republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
Tim Dunkin
July 27, 2009

I can't help but imagine that it's tough being a Republican on Capitol Hill these days. After losing two elections in a row, the GOP found itself below 200 . . .


Why moral conservatism is indispensable to liberty
Tim Dunkin
July 22, 2009

Those from previous generations to my own can remember America as it was before the tectonic shifts in the social and moral fiber of the nation that occurred in . . .


Evolutionary materialism faces its own Enlightenment
Tim Dunkin
July 18, 2009

Students of the religious history of Western civilization are well-acquainted with the effect that the so-called "Enlightenment" had upon the religious life in . . .


America's European president
Tim Dunkin
July 14, 2009

You can often tell a lot about a man by looking at those who approve of him. This was shown last week during Obama's whirlwind tour of Russia, Italy, and Ghana . . .


Obama, Zelaya, and the rule of law
Tim Dunkin
July 8, 2009

American conservatives may perhaps take some small comfort in the fact that there is at least one country in the Western hemisphere that actually takes its own . . .


The keystone of the Constitution
Tim Dunkin
July 6, 2009

If there is one thing upon which the stability and order of our society rests, it is the rule of law. Without law, you have no order and you have no boundaries. . . .


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