The Foundations of Enterprise and Freedom

Ideas move men and nations. Sound ideas foster a prosperous, free and morally responsible society; flawed ideas corrode it.

Americans have enjoyed unparalleled liberty and prosperity under a Constitution of unprecedented longevity. Such an experience is historically rare. What made it possible? I propose that it was the distinctive American conjunction of civil liberty and moral responsibility. By connecting governmental protection of freedom with cultural protection of morality, Americans have enjoyed their freedoms with an Read more

“In God We Trust” – More than a Knick-Knack

“In God We Trust” on our coins and bills. “One nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Ten Commandments posted on schoolroom walls, in courthouses, and in the U.S. Supreme Court building. Prayers by student leaders at high school graduations and football games.  The “Mount Soledad Cross” erected on public land above San Diego.

These symbolic affirmations of faith—and others like them—involve big public controversies. Read more

Corporate Policy in the Image of Public Policy, or What has business got to do with the culture wars?

In the past, law and society formed a fixed background for business operations. A business simply conformed to legal requirements and established social practices, while providing its distinct product or service to the marketplace. That time is past. Now both law and society are in flux, and whether they like it or not, business organizations cannot escape Read more

Farewell Address to Patrick Henry College, December 1, 2014

The following is a transcript of farewell remarks delivered by Graham Walker in a convocation of faculty, staff and students at Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia, on December 1, 2014.

I thank the college leadership for allowing this op­portunity for a few good-bye remarks, which is also an opportunity for giving thanks publicly to the Lord for our nearly nine years of being con­nected to Patrick Henry College. Naturally I find myself in this season both looking back and look­ing forward. Read more