Marita Vargas column
Marita Vargas believes in freedom of speech and in civil discourse. Because for decades the American people have been silenced, intimidated, and poorly informed, they are in danger of losing their freedoms for the simple reason that they rarely discuss the underlying reasons for the current state of affairs. She can be reached at

Has Hillary Clinton scored a feminist victory?
Marita Vargas
June 13, 2016

When Hillary Clinton clinched her party's nomination on June 7, she made a few predictable remarks about voters having cracked the glass ceiling that had . . .

Did the Roman Catholic Church work to create socialism in the United States?
Marita Vargas
June 3, 2016

Before answering the title question, let's look at a few facts drawn, for the most part, from an episode on Saul Alinsky and the United States Conference of . . .

A Christmas message for 2011
Marita Vargas
December 24, 2011

We spend our lives ignoring the angels whispering in our ears, never imagining the comfort, guidance, and inspiration they bring — except on this one . . .

Don't be fooled, leave your school
Marita Vargas
July 5, 2010

If Americans are bent on retaining their freedoms they will need to keep their children home from public school next year. And though the decision to do so is . . .

The prejudice that dares not speak its name: anti-Semitism
Marita Vargas
April 28, 2010

The last time world-wide levels of anti-Semitism reached epidemic proportions, Hitler reigned over Germany and Haj Amin al-Husseini reigned as mufti over . . .

Four things you can do today to save your country tomorrow
Marita Vargas
April 16, 2010

If the secret to freedom is individual endeavor made viable through beneficial association and mutually-binding agreements, then the surest path to freedom is . . .

Poor man's politics and the Bible
Marita Vargas
April 1, 2010

This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; . . .

I feel a song coming on
Marita Vargas
March 21, 2010

It's hard to say what American artistic expression will look like under tyranny. We've had so little practice perfecting our chops while the iron rod threatens . . .

Become a refusenik
Marita Vargas
March 19, 2010

Jesus was a political genius — among other things. No one has improved upon his: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the things . . .

The season of reconciliation
Marita Vargas
March 15, 2010

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in . . .

Our second Camelot
Marita Vargas
November 18, 2009

Liberals believe the election a year ago of Barack Hussein Obama ushered in America's second Camelot. Let me be the first to agree with them. We are in . . .

When we are truly free
Marita Vargas
October 22, 2009

When we are truly free we will never have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance again. We will never have to strain our eyes to read "In God We Trust" on our . . .

The not so mysterious case of the commie ghost writer
Marita Vargas
October 9, 2009

If William Ayers' admission that he wrote Dreams From My Father means anything, it means that we have to admit that God does not dole out talent based on wealth . . .

The definitive issue of our day
Marita Vargas
October 1, 2009

From time to time a friend or acquaintance will challenge me to explain why abortion is the definitive issue of our day. The inquirer is usually a well-meaning . . .

Taking our president at his word: "Barry's rules of order"
Marita Vargas
September 11, 2009

Our man in the oval office is a speechifying fellow; one day addressing organized labor, the next the country's school children, the next a joint session of . . .

Why I am not a socialist
Marita Vargas
September 6, 2009

It is almost certain that I'll offend someone if I say that I am not a socialist because my mama didn't raise any stupid children — but ever since I became . . .

Free speech and rude awakenings
Marita Vargas
September 1, 2009

In an age and time not too distant from our own, the heirs of our once noble civilization will regard our political debate as just so much graffiti. Like good . . .

The making of an American
Marita Vargas
August 30, 2009

Although it is possible to become a fan of classical music or Shakespearean drama by catching a few well-timed TV broadcasts, it isn't the best way to build a . . .

The making of a pro-life advocate
Marita Vargas
August 17, 2009

What do any of us know but LIFE. With all of its pain and contradictions, few of us would trade it for the alternative. Only when we are sick or wounded in . . .

The end of choice and the "choice" of ends
Marita Vargas
August 13, 2009

President Barack Obama famously claimed that knowing when life began was above his pay grade. That was when he was a presidential candidate talking about babies . . .

Singing truth to power
Marita Vargas
July 20, 2009

Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason. Sir John Harrington A mighty oak from a little A.C.O.R.N. . . .

Giving empathy a bad name
Marita Vargas
June 26, 2009

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, . . .

The Latina is always right: a Puerto Rican woman
Marita Vargas
June 4, 2009

Yo soy una Latina, a genuine Puerto Rican: a pastele eating, jibarito loving, samba dancing fool. I am a descendant of the displaced 1901 crowd, that group of . . .

'I have a dream'
Marita Vargas
February 17, 2009

It is Black History Month. The accomplishments and victories of the black people will become a thing of the past if there is no history being made. Because . . .

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