Citizen Leadership

Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership

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Published Today: The Conservative Environmentalist

Published today is Benji Backer’s book on how government ties up sound conservation policy in red tape that immobilizes real reform. Benji is a University of Washington grad I was proud to have as a Chapman Fellow at Discovery Institute a few years back. Read More ›
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Mount Rushmore National Monument near Keystone, South Dakota on July 26, 2013.

Washington And Lincoln Wouldn’t Recognize America Today

America is being assaulted on many more fronts than at the time of the American War of Independence. Our challenge today is one of commitment. The founders were willing to give their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to establish independence and create a new nation. We are called to do no less to save this country. Read More ›
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I Have A Dream...
I Have A Dream...

Martin Luther King Jr.: More Relevant Than Ever

Few American leaders have remained as clearheaded about the dangers of groupthink as King. He reminds us of Emerson’s words: “Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist.” And drawing on Apostle Paul’s teachings, King implored that, “Any Christian who blindly accepts the opinions of the majority and in fear and timidity follows a path of expediency and social approval is a mental and spiritual slave.” Read More ›
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Heavy wrecking ball crane demolishing old building against blue sky in Magdeburg Germany. Building dismantling and construction waste disposal recycling service
Heavy wrecking ball crane demolishing old building against blue sky in Magdeburg Germany. Building dismantling and construction waste disposal recycling service

You Bet We Can Defeat Left’s US Demolition Plans

This new year Americans need to think differently about their personal goals because the country that makes their aspirations possible is in a late stage of a planned and controlled demolition. Read More ›
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Journalists Interviewing. Female Speaker Answering Questions
Journalists Interviewing. Female Speaker Answering Questions

Journalism, a Reckoning

You know journalism is flailing when Economist columnist James Bennet writes a piece that pretty much blew up his old home. The headline: "When the New York Times lost its way." Read More ›
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery

Who Would Destroy the Reconciliation Monument at This Time of Year?

t is a sad chapter in American history when the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, takes naked action that is an affront to Congress and the separation of powers by running roughshod over Amendment 364 of the Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Defense Appropriations bill that prohibits the use of funds for the removal of any monument in Arlington National Cemetery.  Read More ›
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The Congress Center of Davos, Europe's highest city in the Swiss Alps
The Congress Center of Davos, Europe's highest city in the Swiss Alps

The New World Order

While it is true that America’s light to the world has grown dim because of infiltration from without and corruption from within, the U.S. Constitution still stands. Read More ›