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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Robert Knight

A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, poses for a portrait with her child on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Tolerating the intolerable

If, as Franklin Roosevelt said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," we might have to redefine "fear." Published November 22, 2015

Concerned Student 1950 member Ayanna Poole uses a megaphone while leading a "We Are Not Afraid" march including local and regional campuses Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 on Rollins Street on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo. (Daniel Brenner/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

The folly of stoking campus racialism

Bernard Sanders has joined the campaign to shame U.S. colleges that has taken off in the wake of events at the University of Missouri, where top administrators resigned last week over allegations that they didn't do enough about racist incidents. Published November 15, 2015

Rafael Cruz, Sen. Ted Cruz' father, has been a fixture on the campaign trail as the younger Cruz seeks the Republican presidential nomination. (Associated Press)

Restoring the natural family

SALT LAKE CITY -- Riding on the bright, efficient light rail through the downtown, a visitor can feel the vibes of a shifting urban environment, plus some spectacular mountains. It's a little like cruising the wide, clean streets of Disneyland, except that instead of Goofy and Mickey, you might spot a few homeless people here and there. Published November 1, 2015

Socialist Destruction of the Family Unit Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What political correctness has wrought

If you're wondering how America and Western Europe went from marriage-centered societies to post-Christian sexual anarchy abetted by massive government growth enforced by brutal political correctness in just a few decades, let's just say it was no accident. Published October 25, 2015

Mandatory Voting Laws Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing elections, automatically

If you think that the politicians who now run our government are bad, how about a system with leaders chosen by people too lazy even to register to vote? Published September 20, 2015

Illustration on the Bernie Sanders candidacy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Bernie's siren song of socialism

According to the experts, much of the Millennial generation is besotted with the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Note: Millennials are the largest voting bloc by age. Published September 13, 2015

Illustration on Kim Davis by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

Same-sex lawlessness

If you have that sinking feeling that we're living in a period of lawlessness, you're not alone. Something is very out of whack in America. Published September 6, 2015

ACLU Removing Religion from the Health Care System Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Sterilizing the First Amendment

Tie her tubes, or we'll sue you for sex discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California. Published August 30, 2015

A voter can be seen in a voting booth Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Honolulu.  Despite the rains and winds from Tropical Storm Iselle that pounded the state Friday, Hawaii will hold primary elections today.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Another attack on election reforms

Although people in the nation's smallest state can obtain photo voter IDs with ease, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says that requiring an ID in order to vote is a hardship. Published August 16, 2015

Illustration on IRS harassment of Tea Party groups by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

IRS officials abused their powers like Third World bureaucrats

Do you recall the smoke spewing in front of the fake giant head of the Wizard of Oz? The whole thing looked intimidating until Toto pulled back the nearby curtain. I was reminded of that while reading Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, explaining away the persecution of the tea parties from 2010 to 2013 by Lois Lerner and her fellow Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operatives. Published August 9, 2015

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The real cost of federal housing initiatives

Don't look now, but a government agent with an iPad soon may be rooting around in your community, collecting racial data, plus how close your home is to a supermarket, school or bus stop. Published July 26, 2015

Illegal Expansion of the Electorate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama unlocks a 'progressive' constituency

President Obama made the first visit by a sitting president to a penitentiary when he dropped in to the El Reno (Oklahoma) Federal Correctional Institution on Thursday and offered an ambitious reform agenda. Published July 19, 2015

This Feb. 5, 2013, photo shows Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham,Ore. An administrative law judge proposed Friday, April 24, 2015, that the owners of the suburban Portland bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused service more than two years ago. The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer by refusing to bake them a wedding cake. The bakers cited their religious beliefs in a case that has been cited in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against gays. (Everton Bailey Jr./The Oregonian via AP)

The danger of a Complacent Majority

With all the calls to conservatives to give up on the culture, the only thing lacking is a drone-riding witch over the Statue of Liberty skywriting "Surrender Dorothy." Published July 12, 2015