The Course of Democracy in America

[Ed: Alexis de Tocqueville may still be the premier observer of how democracy works (or can) in America. This philosophical essay cuts to the heart of today’s political conflict, very much relevant to fulfilling the Second Amendment. Shall we define ourselves as a passive collective dependent on government permissions? Or will we retain our insistence […]

How Media Sets Society’s Agendas

American media sets cultural agendas as much as it reports them. There is always dynamic tension across the media spectrum as different outlets show distinct differences in perspective. Media also portrays images in line with their agenda to achieve desired effects. This is very evident in political coverage, especially in coverage of war, crime, gun […]

Domestic Violence: No Duty by the State to Protect Against Criminal Abusers—Part 2

[Ed: This is the second part of Roberts’ paper written for the Department of Political Science in Austin Peay University’s pre-law program. This excellent summary of these domestic violence issues should be available to a wider audience. Part 1 is here.] Many cases involving domestic abuse victims involve children. “5 million children grow up with […]

Domestic Violence: No Duty by the State to Protect Against Criminal Abusers—Part 1

[Ed: This is the first of two parts of Roberts’ paper written for the Department of Political Science in Austin Peay University’s pre-law program. This excellent summary of these domestic violence issues should be available to a wider audience. Part 2 on Friday.] ABSTRACT             Relevant to family law in the United States, domestic violence […]

Anti-Gun Theology Needs Its Reformation

Our country has had more than fifty years of strict gun control laws, varying state by state, imposed on law-abiding citizens. The ideology that “gun free zones” and strict gun control laws save people is outdated and has been disproved by historical trends of murder rates and mass shootings. Nearly all mass shootings occur in […]

Authors and Contributors

— Dr. Sean Brodale is a family practitioner in Iowa. He is pursuing the right to carry in hospitals for eligible medical personnel. At DRGO he is involved in membership and public engagement projects. All DRGO articles by Sean Brodale, DO —Dr. Michael S. Brown is a pragmatic Libertarian environmentalist who has been studying the gun […]

The Joy of Hearing: Prevention Beats Correction

[Ed: Welcome to our newest contributor, Clint Roberts, whose perspective on bearing arms was forged in combat, leading toward a career defending the Second Amendment and those who must rely on it.] New legislation has been introduced that would affect lifestyles within our Second Amendment and firearms communities. There are two measures at hand. The […]