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By Paul Krause, Crisis Magazine, Aug. 25, 2022

Paul Krause is the Editor of VoegelinView, a teacher, and writer. He is also the author of The Odyssey of Love: A Christian Guide to the Great Books (Wipf and Stock, 2021) and contributed to The College Lecture Today (Lexington Press, 2019) and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters (Routledge, 2022).

The Supreme Court of the United States is under intense scrutiny
 and attack from militant liberals because of its recent rulings in favor of religious liberty and its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. As Christians, we should be thankful to God for a courageous Court and the role it is playing in allowing us to practice and live our Faith free of state oppression and intervention. Religious liberty is essential to the future revival of this republic because it permits us to build counter institutions and shepherd a new prospective elite in the midst of the establishment’s decline.

All politics, and culture, is a contest of elites. The question is, which elite will dominate the halls of politics and culture? Contingent to this question is who will benefit because of the elites in power?  …