About Robert B. Charles
Robert B. Charles served in the Reagan and Bush 41 White Houses, as Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, and as counsel to the US House National Security subcommittee for five years; a former litigator, he taught law at Harvard University’s Extension School, recently authored “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and consults in Washington DC.
Read More From Robert B. Charles:
Saving Our Republic With Integrity
Integrity, accountability, and ability to speak with – not at – one another. These three elements are essential for the survival of a republic. But where are we? Losing track of all three. Here is why they matter, and how we can reestablish common understanding – at least on this basic point.
Integrity involves principle, understanding that truth and honesty matter, then pledging internally – just to yourself, not to the world – that you will abide what you understand to be right-minded principles.
This is not a hard concept. We either subscribe to it, or we do not. Our leaders either subscribe to it or they do not. Their actions – their behaviors – tell us all we need to know, so watch closely…
Biden’s Energy Policy – Dumb and Dangerous
The Biden Administration thinks “turn everything electric” is how you solve energy problems, convince China to stop polluting, reverse God’s climate control, and make us safe. Nothing could be further from the truth. As cars are forced electric, gas-based appliances banned, and the nation’s energy eggs put in one basket – the power grid – someone needs to ask: Is this smart?
Answer, no. Biden’s dumb energy policy is folly. Here is why. Everywhere you turn, the Administration – like religious zealots – is converting things to electric power, which means loading up the old power grid.
After using federal money to distort the free market and induce states, companies, and consumers to shift to costly, rapidly degrading, insufficient solar and wind sources, they now turn to mass regulation, pushing mandates faster and further than any time in history…
Gender Activists Playing God
If you strip away political talk about gender redefinition, affirmation, denial, and the twisted concept that positive things emerge from school-driven gender changes of children and State control over parents’ decisions about a child’s upbringing, you get down to a fact: Gender activists aim to play God.
Before you say mine is just another value judgment, or demonstrates some awful bias, or follows someone’s ideology, please know that this assessment comes after much reading and thinking.
The National Institutes of Health, despite recent controversies, are largely non-political. While many of their positions and physicians align with non-religious or secular thinking, they are distinguished by doing clinical studies, including into so-called “gender dysphoria.”…