Sam Weaver column
Sam Weaver is a native Texan. Lively discussions back in 1984--first with his very liberal girlfriend, and then with several college instructors--made him question his beliefs and his belief system. From that point on, one major prayer has sustained him: "God, please reveal Yourself to me and show me Truth!" This prayer, and his on-going, 22-year philosophical quest, has given Sam unique insight on the deep and "controversial" topics of religion, politics, economics and science. He can be contacted at veriphile@ev1.net.


The Atheistic religion and modern "science" Part I
Sam Weaver
March 18, 2014

Every living, rational, sane and sentient human being (including Richard Dawkins, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, "the science guy" and Bill Maher) has a . . .


Homosexuality and the unpardonable sin
Sam Weaver
March 3, 2014

In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus defines an unforgivable (or, unpardonable) sin. This sin is blasphemy of (or speaking lies against) the Holy Spirit. The immediate . . .


The TEA Party is alive and well!
Sam Weaver
February 1, 2014

I cannot prove it, but I strongly believe the outcome of the 2012 presidential election may have been completely different were it not for the IRS scandal.  . . .


Duck Dynasty dust-up
Sam Weaver
December 21, 2013

Webster defines "bigot": 1) a person who holds blindly and intolerantly to a particular creed, opinion, etc. 2) a narrow-minded person. "Creed" is defined:  . . .


An open letter to ancient alien theorists*
Sam Weaver
October 23, 2013

I greatly appreciate your willingness to think outside the box. I applaud your ability to reject certain aspects of conventional wisdom (CW) and group think.  . . .


Socialism vs. capitalism: Part V
Sam Weaver
October 29, 2012

Every presidential election year, some pundits — primarily Liberty-loving conservative commentators — proclaim that this is the most important . . .


Socialism vs. capitalism: Part IV
Sam Weaver
October 21, 2012

In any free society, socialism begins when government is given the power and authority arbitrarily to redistribute wealth. "But Weaver," you may retort,  . . .


Socialism vs. capitalism: Part III
Sam Weaver
October 12, 2012

Every election year, politicians run for office on their "bold, new ideas (plans)." Often, those politicians either rise or fall based upon the assessment of . . .


Socialism vs. capitalism: Part II
Sam Weaver
October 4, 2012

In Part I of this series, I stated the contemporary "conventional wisdom" definitions of socialism and Marxism. A brief attempt was then made to reveal the . . .


Socialism vs. capitalism: Part I
Sam Weaver
September 27, 2012

Many commentators — including one prominent "conservative" (i.e., traditionalist) pundit — chastise those on the "far right" who dare to call . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part X
Sam Weaver
April 6, 2012

This final installment of "The Big Lie (Große Lüge)" is dedicated to Andrew Breitbart. Part IX of this series did not comprehensively answer the questions or . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part IX
Sam Weaver
March 1, 2012

[Author's Note: I have three more books to recommend highly: Duped America by Richard Bernstein, Ameritopia by Mark Levin and last, but certainly not least, . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part VIII
Sam Weaver
December 3, 2011

[Author's Note: Please forgive the lengthy hiatus between the previous article of this series and the one below. I have been very busy. The company where I am . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part VII
Sam Weaver
August 14, 2011

I began planning and outlining this series of articles way back in late March. By the first week of April, I had a distinct outline. Parts V through VIII would . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part VI
Sam Weaver
July 17, 2011

A brief section of Part I of this series was devoted to defining American Liberty & Justice. In a parenthetical note near the end of that section, I promised an . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part V
Sam Weaver
June 26, 2011

In the last article of this series, I focused on the ultimate Big Lie (i.e., "God is Dead."). In this article, and the next three subsequently, I hope to expose . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part IV
Sam Weaver
June 11, 2011

What was the first Big Lie? If you had asked any American from 1776 until about 1960 that question, your answer would almost certainly have included some . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part III
Sam Weaver
May 28, 2011

On 13 April, President Obama gave a speech on the budget. As just about every other Obama speech, it was sparse on specifics and laden with "lofty" rhetoric. As . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part II
Sam Weaver
May 7, 2011

In a series of books and articles from 1882 until his death in 1900, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche famously declared, "God is dead." A form of . . .


The Big Lie (Große Lüge): Part I
Sam Weaver
April 16, 2011

Life is full of irony; dramatic or otherwise. Irony is defined by my tattered Old World Collegiate Dictionary (sense 1) as "a method of humorous or subtly . . .


A few thoughts on hate...and tyranny, Part III Große Lüge
Sam Weaver
April 9, 2011

In the fifth paragraph of Part I of this series, I made two statements and a parenthetical promise: "The U.S. Constitution was designed and written entirely . . .


A few thoughts on hate...and tyranny, Part II
Sam Weaver
January 21, 2011

I often make bold, vague or controversial statements with little or no explanation in this column for the sole purpose of drawing response/input/discussion from . . .


A few thoughts on hate...and tyranny
Sam Weaver
January 13, 2011

The word "hate" is a powerful word. So, too, are its several synonyms such as "bigotry," "racism," "sexism" and "homophobia." The greatest tool that mankind . . .


Social Security facts and myths: Part III
Sam Weaver
October 30, 2010

In Part I of this series, I asked two questions: 1) Since when has loving individual Liberty and despising top-down control by bureaucrats been considered  . . .


Social Security facts and myths: Part II
Sam Weaver
September 21, 2010

At the end of my last column, I asked two questions. I also promised a follow-up column in which I would attempt to answer those two questions. Before I . . .


Social Security facts and myths
Sam Weaver
August 31, 2010

Do You believe that the Social Security program was designed to help you as an individual citizen? Do you believe that it is a good program for both you and . . .


Arizona's SB 1070: facts, myths, and the big picture
Sam Weaver
May 19, 2010

The recently passed Arizona Immigration Law (SB 1070) has generated a media frenzy. I am shocked — shocked! — that this could happen in an election year.  . . .


Open letter to Bill O'Reilly: Part II
Sam Weaver
February 6, 2010

On behalf of you, my precious readers, and based upon several email responses, there are a few things that I must clarify in my "Open Letter to Bill O'Reilly."  . . .


Open letter to Bill O'Reilly
Sam Weaver
January 19, 2010

Dear Bill, Brit Hume is right. Senator Reid's remarks did not denigrate President Obama or African-Americans. Reid's statement (re: "light-skinned" sans . . .


"Play it again, Sam"....I'm back!
Sam Weaver
April 3, 2008

Late in the summer of 1988, just over two weeks before I was to begin my junior year at the University of North Texas (UNT) and a couple of months after . . .


Speaking truth to power
Sam Weaver
January 10, 2007

If a thing is to be revered, then the very essence of that thing must be understood, admired and respected. If any part or essential element of a thing is . . .


An open letter to the leadership of the Republican Party
Sam Weaver
December 19, 2006

I hear their voices loudly and clearly. I hear them at the manufacturing facility where I am employed. I hear them at church. I've heard them at the bank, at . . .


In search of Noah's Ark: Part II
Sam Weaver
June 23, 2006

In Part I of this series, I reported that the dedicated researcher, Ron Stewart, has amassed a wealth of photographic evidence concerning the remains of Noah's . . .


In search of Noah's Ark
Sam Weaver
May 30, 2006

NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles that will delve into the mind of the tenacious researcher, Ron Stewart; and will relate the findings of an . . .


Tolerance and intolerance in America
Sam Weaver
May 4, 2006

The very idea and substance of human liberty disintegrates whenever any relatively small group of human beings is afforded the power and authority to establish . . .


What is an evangelical Christian? Part II
Sam Weaver
April 17, 2006

Some sixteen fleeting months ago, I asked the question, "What is an evangelical Christian?" I invited — even begged — readers of every stripe to answer that . . .


A long-overdue clarification
Sam Weaver
January 24, 2006

I thank God (and the dedicated, hard-working editor of RenewAmerica.com) for the opportunity to express my thoughts and opinions on this venue. I realize that . . .


Conventional wisdom
Sam Weaver
December 21, 2005

"Education: The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is . . .


It depends on her virtue
Sam Weaver
December 1, 2005

I am an optimist, but I am also a realist. I know that neither the Global War against Islamo-fascism nor the current major front of this war — Operation Iraqi . . .


Restoring American public education: A three-part plan
Sam Weaver
November 16, 2005

With origins as early as 1873 in The Slaughterhouse Cases, the "incorporation theory" is a contrivance that liberal jurists have used with reckless abandon . . .


What Truth means to me
Sam Weaver
September 23, 2005

My father is a brilliant man. His knowledge of physics and mathematics is astounding. He has been a lay preacher, and I have heard him minister to several . . .


What is an evangelical Christian?
Sam Weaver
December 17, 2004

Exactly what is an evangelical Christian? This is not merely the title of my latest column. It is a cry for help. It is a bold experiment in my quest for . . .


Get out and VOTE!
Sam Weaver
October 30, 2004

I was a bit dismayed by two emails that I received from readers over the past couple of weeks. Both respondents claimed to be Christians — and who am I to say . . .


Old media on the ropes?
Sam Weaver
September 18, 2004

For years — even decades — the American people had been accustomed to acquiring the bulk of their information and analysis of current events from a very few . . .


Behold Compassionate Conservatism
Sam Weaver
September 8, 2004

Two of the first polls after the Republican National Convention show President Bush with an eleven-point lead over Senator Kerry. Yet on domestic issues such . . .


But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!
Sam Weaver
July 23, 2004

Atheists, relativists and revisionist historians have made it a top priority to portray America's Founding Fathers as deists, Unitarians and/or secularists.  . . .


Morality, conscience, and the American ideal
Sam Weaver
July 7, 2004

Webster's New World Dictionary defines morality: "1) moral quality or character; rightness or wrongness, as of an action 2) the character of being in accord . . .


A house divided against itself cannot stand
Sam Weaver
June 24, 2004

Back in February of 2002 — five months after 9/11/01, Americans were basically united in the War on Terror. We were all mightily enraged by the despicable . . .


A tribute to Ronald Wilson Reagan
Sam Weaver
June 11, 2004

For four days, I have fumbled for the right words and the correct way to pay homage to Ronald Wilson Reagan. How could I honor a man who united a nation during . . .


On Debate: From an "ancient" perspective
Sam Weaver
May 22, 2004

Every night, it is a ritual of mine to read the comics in my local paper. My favorite strip is "B. C." by the great Johnny Hart. Several weeks ago, Mr. Hart . . .


The scourge of "domestic policy"
Sam Weaver
April 20, 2004

The United States of America was founded amidst a tempest of nasty debate between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Federalists favored a strong national . . .


Is America winning the War on Terrorism?
Sam Weaver
March 29, 2004

One year after the U. S. invasion of Iraq, and 2-1/2 years after 9/11/01, it is much too soon to ask whether or not America is winning the War on Terrorism.  . . .


John Dewey: the father of progressive education
Sam Weaver
March 8, 2004

"I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as . . .


Take a stand for liberty before it is too late
Sam Weaver
February 12, 2004

Let's see now. If I understand this correctly, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered the state legislature to make homosexual marriage the law . . .


When rules should be broken
Sam Weaver
January 3, 2004

Every liberty-loving person has a deep respect for the rule of law. I, for one, do not adhere to the old adage, "Rules are made to be broken." Absent law, . . .


You're next, Osama!
Sam Weaver
December 23, 2003

The ability to learn from one's mistakes and to improve oneself via this knowledge is a hallmark of good character. This truism applies not only to individuals . . .


The preservation of Liberty demands vigilance and resolve
Sam Weaver
October 6, 2003

Every rational American—not to mention a great number of liberty-loving people around the world—quickly realized that the attacks of 9/11/01 signified a blatant . . .


If the foundations be destroyed
Sam Weaver
September 15, 2003

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines worldview as “a comprehensive, esp. personal, philosophy or conception of the world and of human life.” I have asserted . . .


Lead, Mr. President! LEAD!
Sam Weaver
August 16, 2003

Without the principled, devoted and astounding leadership of George Washington, the United States of America would never have become a nation. In their day, . . .


America's road to ruin is paved by the Supreme Court
Sam Weaver
July 31, 2003

When Thomas Jefferson penned the “Original Rough Draught” of America’s Declaration of Independence, he drew heavily from the philosophies of John Locke and . . .


Happy Birthday, America!
Sam Weaver
July 4, 2003

"I know, sir, how well it becomes a liberal man and a Christian to forget and forgive. As individuals professing a holy religion, it is our bounden duty to . . .


A few thoughts on slavery
Sam Weaver
June 17, 2003

NOTE: This is the last of a ten-part series designed to reveal the fundamental tenets of my worldview philosophy. The purpose of this series is to proffer my . . .


Liberal bias
Sam Weaver
May 20, 2003

(NOTE: This is the ninth in a series of ten essays designed to proffer my personal views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture.)  . . .


Judgment vs. Mercy
Sam Weaver
May 6, 2003

(NOTE: This is the eighth in a series of ten essays designed to proffer my personal views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture.) America’s . . .


Separation of Church and State
Sam Weaver
April 29, 2003

NOTE: This is the seventh in a series of ten essays designed to proffer my peculiar views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture. "Congress . . .


On moderates
Sam Weaver
April 22, 2003

(NOTE: This is the sixth in a series of ten essays designed to proffer my peculiar views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture.) Dyed-in-the . . .


The American conservative worldview
Sam Weaver
April 12, 2003

NOTE: This is the fifth in a series of ten essays designed to proffer my peculiar views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture. Modern . . .


Relativism and current events
Sam Weaver
March 11, 2003

I am interrupting my series of columns for an important message. The President of the United States gave a press conference on March 6, 2003. A reporter asked . . .


The modern liberal worldview
Sam Weaver
March 4, 2003

NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of columns designed to proffer my peculiar views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture. A worldview is a . . .


War of the Worldviews
Sam Weaver
February 18, 2003

NOTE: This is the third in a series of columns designed to proffer my peculiar views and insights concerning Western worldviews and culture. In any culture, a . . .


On worldview and culture
Sam Weaver
February 6, 2003

NOTE: This column follows a train of thought that began with my last one. The next few columns will be a formative statement of my basic philosophy to date.  . . .


On truth and liberty
Sam Weaver
January 23, 2003

What is truth? Ask twenty people this question, and you will get twenty completely different answers. It is a question that philosophers have been attempting to . . .


The wisdom of ousting Saddam
Sam Weaver
January 12, 2003

There are many arguments against going to war with Iraq. Most of these arguments stem from one or more of the following ideas/concerns: 1) Pacifism. 2) The . . .


The ideal political philosophy
Sam Weaver
December 28, 2002

Anyone who paid attention in his high school civics class will recollect a "diagram" of the political spectrum. Remember that day when your civics teacher drew . . .


The reason for the season
Sam Weaver
December 24, 2002

What is the TRUE meaning of Christmas? Educated people will tell you that the winter solstice has been a celebrated pagan holiday since time immemorial. Long . . .


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