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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

Obama, General of the Free Army Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama's Free Stuff Army

Fresh from offering "free" health care, "free" phones and "free" food to the masses, he's upped the bribery to "free" community college tuition and "free" child care. It's not that the Clintons oppose any of these; they just need to affect moderation in case Hillary runs for president and has to knock back boilermakers again with the good old boys in Pennsylvania taverns. Published January 25, 2015

Illustration on the spiritual costs of submission to evil by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The silencing of the soul

The massacre in Paris by Muslim militants at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office was about much more than freedom of speech. After all, militants also killed four hostages at a Jewish market, and that was not about freedom to buy kosher food. Published January 18, 2015

Illustration on CAIR's enemy list by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The enemies list industry

What do far-left organizations have in common with Islamist lobbying groups? They keep and share enemies lists — of conservatives. Published January 11, 2015

Nixon and the Space Shuttle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A brief history of Jan. 5

The year has barely begun, and most of us are tired of hearing bad news unless it happens to liberals, as occurred in November. A look back at recent times on this date might be in order. The following are factual, up to a point. Published January 4, 2015

ACLU's Gift of Starvation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The ACLU’s Christmas gift to orphans

When a local charity teamed up with a middle school in San Marcos, California, to raise money to feed orphans in Africa, they didn't expect to take any heat. But the ACLU caught wind of the project and blew it to kingdom come. In a threatening letter Nov. 20, the ACLU warned the school to stop aiding the group or face legal trouble. It's all because the charity is infected secondhand with the virus known as Christianity. Published December 14, 2014

Thomas Pain Pen and Washington Sword Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Paine truth in the face of tyranny

Given President Obama's increasingly dictatorial rule, it's a good time to dust off some thoughts on despotism by America's "forgotten founder," Thomas Paine. Published December 7, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral in D.C. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The sound of one atheist clapping

It's not enough for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to use its legal clout to halt graduation invocations or prayers before high school football games. Published November 30, 2014

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Obama's immigration order regresses America

As President Obama with a single order created what he hopes will be an eventual new electorate via millions of illegal aliens, he did not break new ground; he put America on very old and dangerous ground: government by decree. Published November 23, 2014

Illustration on equality and tolerance as an excuse for anti-religious tyranny by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A brave new world of intolerance

After decades of chipping away at America's Christian heritage, the liberal enforcers of "equality" and "tolerance" are more open about the brave new future they envision: It's their way or nobody's way. Published November 14, 2014

Political Fish Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Upending the new immoral order

Tuesday's Republican wave election was not just about the economy, repealing Obamacare, illegal immigration, failed foreign policy or the nation's nearly $18 trillion debt. Published November 7, 2014

Illustration by AMMER, Weiner Zeitung, Vienna, Austria

Ebola response ignores history's lessons

The last time we treated a deadly disease as a political problem instead of using time-tested medical precautions, we doomed many hemophiliacs to early deaths, along with hundreds of thousands of homosexual men. Published October 31, 2014

Connecting the Dots to Despotism Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Connecting the dots to despotism

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that we are living in an age of insanity. Events since show the madness morphing into soft despotism, which may harden into outright tyranny. Published October 24, 2014

Illustration on the offense/defense relationship of the ACLU and American Christianity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Score: Prayer 1,000, ACLU 0

After Oneida, Tenn., school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the school's cheerleaders tackled the matter. Published September 26, 2014

Illustration on the Democrats' Catalist by Alexander Hunter/The washington Times

Catalist, the left's secret electoral weapon, outguns GOP

If you're wondering how Mitt Romney could have lost the 2012 presidential election to President Obama after securing a 5-point advantage among independent voters, a good portion of the answer might be found in Catalist. Published September 19, 2014

Oppressive Government Taxes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Going bananas when corporations flee

Socialism in its many guises depends on the use of force. Its animating principle — envy — means seizing wealth and redistributing it. Published September 12, 2014