Entries by Dr. Julio Gonzalez

In Ending DACA, Trump Displays His Political Acumen

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that President Trump would be rescinding an unconstitutional Presidential Order granting amnesty to children of undocumented immigrants who are still living in the United States; the so called Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, or DACA. My reaction, as an Hispanic? Good riddance! Of course, I’m ecstatic that the President […]

Jesus Was Not a Socialist

Recently, Speaker Paul Ryan was confronted with the following question from a Dominican nun: How do you reconcile your political philosophy (meaning conservatism and its defense of the free market) with Christ’s teaching that we should always stand on the side of the poor and the destitute? Of course, the question presupposes that Speaker Ryan […]

Who’s to Blame for the Events in Charlottesville? Charlottesville!

The events that transpired in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 were truly vile and disgusting. Set into motion under the guise of protesting the city’s decision to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park, the gathering instead devolved into a display of violence and intolerance that struck at the face of democracy […]

The Press Is Free No More

Few institutions are more instrumental to the protections of our liberties than a free and unencumbered press. To this end, John Adams said liberty of the press is “essential to the security of the state.” And Thomas Jefferson, at times a bitter enemy of Adams, nevertheless agreed on this point: “Our liberty depends on the […]

A True American Healthcare System

As Obamacare continues to reveal itself as an economic and policy disaster, it strikes me that in undoing this healthcare mess, we are not following the path forged for us by the Framers of the Constitution. For them, the overarching, driving concern was the protection of the liberties of the nation’s citizens from the intrusions […]