Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, Welcome to mikechurch.com 2015 Edition.Welcoming you to Pro Life week 2015 edition that doubles as SOTU address, week. Read along with Mike’s historical viewpoint to help make sense of it all plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125. “After some general remarks on the limitations of all political power, he took notice of the peculiar manner in which the Federal Government is limited. It is not a general grant, out of which particular powers are excepted; it is a grant of particular powers only, leaving the general mass in other hands. So it had been understood by its friends and its foes, and so it was to be interpreted.” – James Madison, speech to the House of Representin’, 2 February, 1791
Professor Laurence Kotlikoff updates his “total unfunded liability ‘of the Federal Leviathan number to $212 TRILLION which requires either a. a 59% increase in revenue or b. a 38% decrease in spending, stretched out over the life of his computation. Will we hear ANYTHING about that tonight? (answer=NO)
READ: James Madison’s speech to the Congress of 2 February, 1791, opposing the creation of the National Bank (Hamilton’s scheme) for reasons that [r]epublicans should learn, memorize and be able to repeat
My recurring subject of Americans being social engineered into hurtling metal boxes, cars, so we can use the fleet of cars we must maintain to maintain our incomes and multiple flat-panel TVs, is gaining traction as researchers discover that “peak car” was reached back in 1996 and the decline in driving continues
Common Core is succumbing to populism and may be the first issue that the sheople have been able to derail that was conceived by our elite, ruling masters
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German Bishops move one step closer to committing absolutes heresy and damning untold millions of souls to Hell by counseling that 1. divorce is permissible and 2. Communion and a State of Grace are easily attained AFTER divorce and a remarriage which is CLEARLY, un-mistakenly forbidden, St Thomas Aquinas explains this like no-one else (save Augustine) has
The GayStapo claims two more skins, those of actor Gary Sinise and Fox News anchor Brett Baier who pulled out of the Tom Donahue’s Legatus Summit because of career threats from LGBT radicals. Please don’t mis-understand, I do not wish for the opportunity to be placed in similar circumstances so as to become the next homosexual advocate’s professional martyr but the line must be drawn somewhere BY someone. Austin Ruse at Crisis writes, scandalizing Sinise “Frankly, none of us want to fight this battle. But the battle was brought to us and we accepted it. But when called upon to do something difficult, when called upon to stand with others who are also wounded and reviled, when called to stand with his faith and his church, Lt. Dan waved the white flag. Gary Sinise acted cowardly. We have to remember, so did Peter. So do we all. But Sinise’s cowardice sure hurts today. It hurts real bad.”
BEING PRO-LIFE ISN’T JUST ABOUT ABORTION – The culture of death has made acceptable the ghastly practice of organ harvesting by changing the definition of death and more specifically “brain death”. If that article doesn’t make you squirm, then this one will and will begin your journey to understanding just how possessed of Death our society is. (N.B. These articles are from the New England Journal of Medicine)
What will the French do to rid themselves of the Muslim hordes that have invaded their country and are now poised to have their way with the soul-less, God-less French? If they try deportation and assimilation by government fiat, the short run will include bloody repeats of Charlie Hebdo. If they do nothing the Dhimmitude and executions headed their way make those repeat Charlie Hebdos seem like a bargain
DeceptiCONNED: What does über-hawk Senator Lindsay Graham bring to the über-hawkish GOP “primary” that it doesn’t already have in spades or that Romney and McCain didn’t fail trying to force “conservatives” to choke down?
The National Right to Life March is this Thursday and Congress intends to greet it with the lame excuse of HR 36 which alleges to protect the unborn at 20 weeks but only if they meet certain qualifications. THIS is pro-life!?
Really!? The oldest idea under the political sun, the tax increase, promises to make the already perfunctory SOTU, a “blast from the past”, gee, what do you do for the encore? Call for “increased funding of education”?
The U.S. is within a generation of entirely losing the Christian Faith that I argue we have already lost mainly because of our living lives as non-Christians live them, this report from a conference on the matter suggests that is true and we may alter course by “going weird”
NASA says we are living in the “hottest year on record” then admits they are only 38% assured their data is correct. The “hottest” desgnation, by the by, is over HUNDRETHS of a degree
Meanwhile, Climate Scientists want us to know that the “science” of NASA is politically motivated BS
SCOTUS agrees to hear “gay marriage” appeals from 6 states, again, this issue can be solved with finality by the new GOP Congress by having them order the Article III Judiciary to stop hearing appeals on the matter
G.K. Chesterton and the power of the paradox. Think about the paradoxes that we live with today says Joseph Pearce and how Chesterton wove them into his stories
The daily devotional nearly all of us perform, worshipping at the altar of our keyboards and monitors so we may access our “social media” and our “new feeds” are the equivalent of daily prayers and daily religious devotionals yet we insist we will NOT let “The Church” or “The Pope” force his “religion on me” but when Mark Zuckerberg’s engineers write and algorithm that chooses what you see and digest on the services mentioned above, we off only submission
American “conservatives” ape Gov. Bobby Jindal for NOT raising taxes to fund the LSU system & “higher education” in general but wait a minute. Maybe Jindal could propose cutting daycare or elementary schools or hundreds of thousands of public employees RETIREMENTS or… you see, the welfare state has created so diverse a selection of dependents that it strains the heart strings of most to even consider living within a State’s means and it MUST be said, “college” is the one thing on the list that is only necessary in the minds of those who cannot conceive of University as a self-financed entity because they have no knowledge of its ACTUAL purpose
Roræte Cæli: What is it that both Islam and “enlightenment secularists” deny? Christ Crucified. Christ Crucified. The French have been physically and intellectually killing Christianity since The Vendee and Voltaire respectively. Their devotion to moral relativism and belief that arm and arm “marches” proclaiming it will not stop Islam. The only force that has triumphed over Islam is the Church, whose Queen, The Blessed Virgin (see e.g. LaPanto & Vienna) has more than once “crushed the head of the serpent”. Without His help, Islam will repeat the French error and slaughter of Communism it hatched.Our Lady at work? The perverted HBO series “Girls” whose perverted, season opening scene I spoke of on Tuesday’s show, actually netted its lowest debut rating since it began. Perhaps the blight to be heaped on some viewers souls was overcome by the shreds of “good soul” that remained?
Daniel Larison has been writing about foreign policy as a non-interventionist for years and of late has been very critical of GOP “reform efforts” which he [correctly] says aren’t “reform at all”. My observation is Larison, like Rand Paul, signs off on the dubious policy that the U.S. SHOULD have allies, provided we are “sworn to defend”. When was the last time the U.S., via treaty, actually “swore to defend” a foreign country, 1960? It would be more prudent for the U.S. to begin formally informing those countries of our sunset of the treaty, humbling ourselves and getting back to “entangling alliances with none.”
Where’s the beef? The Oxford Press has outright BANNED the depiction of pigs and pig products from all its publications for fear of angering Jews and Muslims
Beazelbub has “released the Cracken” upon the peoples of the Western World, who scarcely know what Real Evil is nor do most have a clue what The Truth looks like to summon it in the fight
I have long advocated the abolishment of the IRS, the ENTIRE tax code, yes that means the non-profit sector too because it channels “charitable” resources to entities that are dubious and not “charitable” thus producing a wealth advantage at the expense of true Christian Charity. A Catholic professor at the University of Indiana concurs with my plan albeit for different reasons. This draws the ire of a Catholic writer at Crisis Magazine whose case against this plan do not take into consideration the incidences of remote occasions of sin and direct occasions of Ususry the code creates.
What “values” I: do the French have that the Charlie Hebdo killers “attacked” besides the usual compliment of porn, blaspheny, sodomy and rudeness?
What “values” II: The Islamic hordes KNOW we don’t have any values and they also know the institution that formerly propped up those values-the Catholic Church-is simultaneously under never-ending attack. “A great deal of blather has been expended on ‘the defense of our values.’ This plays right into the fanatics’ hands, for they know we don’t have any.”
If you are looking for an endearing and worthwhile endeavor, pick up a copy of the wonderful little prayer book “Purgatorian Manual” which is available as a digest sized book here (I have the pocket edition and read from it everyday)
If you are like me you wonder just what kind of outrageous terms the loan-sharks are giving at those “Pay Day Loan” joints that seem more ubiquitous now than actual places of employment. The Fact that Usury has become an industry and no one seems to even know how sinful it is I cannot say surprises me. Now up comes some Protestant churches to attempt to provide their parishioners with collateral to make low interest loans, a risky endeavor that doesn’t deal with the deadly, debt causing sin of gluttony
When you think you’ve heard it ALL then someone decides that they are going to poison Speaker Boehner because he “was mean to” him and besides, the perp believes he is Jesus Christ. Wow, murder, theft and Blasphemy all in the same crime, not bad a for a disgruntled bartender at Boehner’s home golf club, Wetherington CC
Will the GOP follow through on rolling abortion “rights” back on a national level? As Kevin Gutzman and I have discussed, dozens of times, the Constitution solution is to forbid federal judges from hearing the cases or the appealsA new book by Professor John Witte, details the very long and very complex history of the institution of marriage, is reviewed at Nomocracy in politics
DECEPTICONNED: If Romney, Bush and Christie all 3 decide to run for GOP nomination in 2016 it could produce two primaries, one “establishment” and one “conservative”
Are we all or better yet were we all Donald Sterling? (free speech is free speech, right?)
AUDIO: Fascinating lecture series challenging Joseph Pearce’s (a guest of the Mike Church Show) view that The Lord of The Rings IS Catholic literatureI think it is safe to say that Patrick J Buchanan has had it with the GOP war machine and their growing litany of outright lies used to justify the military expansion and muscle flexing across the globe, this time over Russai’s ALLEGED INVASION of George and Ukraine.
The Boehner Strikes Back III: Boehner punishes those who dared oppose his coronation as “Speaker of The House (of Representin’). Of course we have to get this news from British newspapers. One of the caualties was the reliable libertarian Rep. Justin Amash of MI
TIC: Why are there “presidential libraries” and why should one be built nay subsidized for President Herbert Hoover!? Brad Birzer calls these buildings and the men they are dedicated to: Treason to a republic.
The problem of communicating the Incorporation Doctrine and Nomocractic Constitutions is rooted in the U.s.’s collective imbecility, brought on by our obsession with national solutions to all problems which require national acts of The State. To today’s yewts, there is the U.S.A., “America”, today and there is Somalia.
Imaginative Conservative: Absolute comfort corrupts absolutely. The civilization that thinks it has everything has nothing, as Christ told us “He who is exalted will be humbled; he that is humble shall be exalted”, and it all starts in THE HOME.
DeceptiCONNED II: Deposed Congressman Eric Cantor waxes about his prescriptions to “fix the economy” because the lives on 8 million plus children are at stake. Of course the SOULS of 8 million plus children are at stake too, yet there doesn’t seem to be an advocate to assist them
I recently listened to a Priest call, from the pulpit, for men to start being Men again and to call out the deluge of heresy and apostasy we are surrounded by for what they are. Let’s start with the apostasy if not outright blasphemy on display at the Daily Kos via Leslie Salzillo. Ms. Sazillo (I mean the Ms. in the Betty Friedan sense of the word) calls on Pope Francis to abandon the unborn, sanctify “reproductive rights” and then finish this heresy trifecta with an endorsement of homosexuals who by definition cannot procreate (so why would they need reproductive rights?). I pray that the calumny she has heaped on Cardinal Burke inspires his fidelity to the “archaic” teachings of Christ, embodied in the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Fr. John Hardon’s essay on St Augustine being a role model for the recovery of our virtue and modesty is a great place to start reading in 2015
Listen to Mike Church’s take on the CIA’s torture scandal “Our Lady of Guadalupe Ended Aztec Torture-The CIA & “Conservatives” Brought It Back”
Read Mike Church’s essay – God and Man at Richmond-Challenging the status quo of “separation of Church and State”
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Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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Today’s Latin Phrase of the Day: “Boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem,” Good judges seek to increase (amplify) their jurisdiction