The Barbarity of Killing Infants

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by John Ellis

Contemporary Western Society has proven that it is willing to sacrifice babies on the altars of convenience, fiscal pragmatism, and sexual freedom. Gussied up with the name of “abortion” and defended as a woman’s rights issue, Western governments have sanctioned the murder of babies for decades. By God’s grace, His people have courageously fought back, though, defending the oppressed and “the least of these.” Throughout the battle, the protectors of babies who have invoked the name of Peter Singer as a warning have been accused of using a “slippery slope” argument. Well, the murder of Charlie Gard by the hands of the State demonstrate that Western culture may very well be nearing the bottom of that slippery slope.

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America Isn’t a Christian Nation … Therefore, Americans Don’t Have a Right to Health Care

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by John Ellis

Last spring, I wrote an article for PJ Media titled, “I Want Fast Food Workers to Make $15 an Hour.” (You can read that article here.) My thesis was that the government needs to stop interfering with wages so that wages can rise and that we conservatives need to change our rhetoric. Since economics isn’t a zero-sum game, people aren’t scrapping over just one pie. If the government would stop taking the means to produce more pies, the pie makers would be able to make enough pies for everyone. Furthermore, while conservatives have the right economic message, the ways in which we often talk about it is self-defeating. In all, my article was an anti-raise the minimum wage article, something I explicitly stated in the article, and I picked the $15 an hour amount for the title because that’s the figure that those protesting for a minimum wage hike were using.

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Christians and Torture

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At the onset, I want to give proper credit where credit is due, and state that First Things has several articles that provide much better scholarly grounding for my thesis than I am able to accomplish. In fact, I leaned on the writers of First Things to help provide me with the little  clarity that I do have as I researched, worked through, and wrote about the topic of torture. I encourage the readers of this article to take the time to avail themselves of the resources on this topic that are available at First Things.

Google “train switch” and “ethics” and a variety of Philosophy 101 style games/questions will pop up in the results. The questions are meant to prompt thought and discussion about ethics. For example, one example queries “Imagine that you are standing beside a set of train tracks. Ahead in the distance are five children stuck on the train tracks. Hurtling towards those unfortunate children is a runaway train with a conductor who has blacked out. Now, there is also a side track that the train can be diverted onto, saving the lives of the group of children. The problem is that there is a single man stuck on the side track; diverting the train onto the side track will have the consequence of saving the group of children, but will kill the lone individual. The switch is in front of you, do you pull the switch?”

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