On Understanding Liberals & Liberalism
The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time: The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda's madness. Only an irrational agenda would advocate a systematic destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty depends. Only an irrational man would want the state to run his life for him rather than create secure conditions in which he can run his own life. Only an irrational agenda would deliberately undermine the citizen’s growth to competence by having the state adopt him. Only irrational thinking would trade individual liberty for government coercion, sacrificing the pride of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Only a madman would look at a community of free people cooperating by choice and see a society of victims exploited by villains.
On Race Relations & Reconnecting With Minority Communities
Dr. Tim Westley advocates for a larger representation of Black leadership in American politics, particularly in the Republican Party. As a [Black Congressional] Candidate, he’s seen firsthand the setbacks for the Black community with regard to the Republican Party and argues for Republicans to revamp their political image by accepting Blacks and campaigning for the Black vote. Westley shares a brief look at American history to set the record straight on the differences between the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. From this, he reveals both parties have, at times, been historically unfair to Blacks, but that Democrats were quicker to transform their party image to gain the Black vote decades ago while sabotaging the Republican image as old, white, and racist. He looks to undo these negative images of the party by increasing the representation of Black leadership and consulting the Black community with commitment to regaining the Black vote.
Westley writes with a sense of pride and enthusiasm resulting in a call-to-arms manuscript. His speech frequently declares what Republicans need to do to make first steps and promote the change he wants to see. Westley maintains his position while still addressing the opposition and the facts of the political climate and history. This benefits his image by avoiding a stance of ignorance when politicians often refuse to acknowledge faults or conflicting ideas.
Westley shares his backstory and how he grew up a Democrat and how, over time, he realized his beliefs painted him a Republican. This also reveals how Westley can approach the subject from a removed perspective and see the best interest for parts of the Black community and the Republican Party.
On Originalism and Its Importance
In this groundbreaking book by best-selling authors Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation are systematically explained in an engaging and informative style-including several hundred illustrations from actual cases. Never before has legal interpretation been so fascinatingly explained. Both authors are individually renowned for their scintillating prose styles, and together they make even the seemingly dry subject of legal interpretation riveting. Though intended primarily for judges and the lawyers who appear before them to argue the meaning of texts, Reading Law is sound educational reading for anyone who seeks to understand how judges decide cases-or should decide cases. The book is a superb introduction to modern judicial decision-making. Justice Scalia, with 25 years of experience on the Supreme Court, is the foremost expositor of textualism in the world today. Bryan A. Garner, as editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary and author of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage, is the most renowned expert on the language of the law. Reading Law is an essential guide to anyone who wishes to prevail in a legal argument-based on a constitution, a statute, or a contract. The book is calculated to promote valid interpretations: if you have lame arguments, you'll deplore the book; if you have strong arguments, you'll exalt it. But whatever your position, you'll think about law more clearly than ever before.