Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, Welcome to mikechurch.com 2015 Edition. When Michelle Bachman vowed to read the Constitution at the start of the 2010 Congress and “bring back the Constitution” the stage was set for balanced budgets and end to undeclared wars, the repeal of Obamacare and…. yeah, that didn’t happen so what makes anyone think it will be different this time? 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. “To bring the matter nearer home, have we not seen the greatest and most important of our offices, that of general of our armies, executed for eight years together, without the smallest salary, by a patriot whom I will not now offend by any other praise; and this, through fatigues and distresses, in common with the other brave men, his military friends and companions, and the constant anxieties peculiar to his station? And shall we doubt finding three or four men in all the United States with public spirit enough to bear sitting in peaceful council, for, perhaps, an equal term, merely to preside over our civil concerns, and see that our laws are duly executed? Sir, I have a better opinion of our country. I think we shall never be without a sufficient number of wise and good men to undertake and execute well and faithfully the office in question.” – Benjamin Franklin at the Federal Convention of 1787, predicting a future that evaporated (you can SEE this scene dramatized in My Spirit of ’76 film on DVD and on the companion 3-CD set)
The Boehner Strikes Back: Cue the Dom Dom Dede Dum Do——m, Dom Dom Dede Dum Do——m (Imperial March). There was celebrating in Mordor last night with the $3.9 TRILLION booty to be divvied up, secured by The Boehner’s re-election as Speaker, Mordor partied like it’s 1999
The Boehner Strikes Back II: 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.
Of gooses and ganders at Harvard. Obamacare has struck…. at Harvard and the Godless, progressive hacks who teach there are in an uproar over what they helped create with their theories and arrogance. Still I wish no harm on anyone, including the Libtards who promoted ObamaCare and now have to live under it. Pray….
MBD reminds us of the charms of a Mike Huckabee candidacy for the GOP nomination including the fact that he couldn’t resist poking at Mitt Romney’s Mormon “faith” and digging “he looks more like the guy that FIRES you rather than guy that HIRES you.”
What if today’s “conservative” politicos had a devotion to right over wrong, oath over expedience, the Constitution as a finite limitation over a flashing caution light like St Thomas More? More was famously executed/martyred by that monster Henry VIII because he would not ecclesiastically recognize his marriage to Ann Boleyn. What this epoch we live in is missing are REAL HEROES. Of St Thomas, Regis Martin writes. “Seeing his daughter, Margaret, on his way to the scaffold—to the place where, by his own admission, ‘the King’s good servant, but God’s first,’ is destined to die—he exhorts her to have patience, ‘and trouble not thyself. Death comes for us all; even at our birth—(He holds her head and looks down at it for a moment in recollection)—even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. It is the law of nature, and the will of God.’
Peter Schiff: If falling gas prices are “stimulus’ for the economy why aren’t falling bread and milk prices? Only in the afactual, theoretical world of “economists” are falling prices viz Deflatiion, bad things
The GayStapo strikes again, this time claiming the career of Atlanta’s Fire Chief for calling homosexuality what IT IS: immoral. One wonders when the GayStapo will demand that the works of St Paul be fired-practically-…. oh wait, they’re found in that book, what’s it called, The Bible?
Lil’ Ricky Santorum is baaaa-aaaack – I hate being right in predictions as yet another one comes to pass: Rick Santorum will rejoin the over-the-hill-gang of GOP Usual Suspects in the 2016 race for the GOP nomination
DeceptiCONNED: The Right vs Left’s biggest promoter, FoxNews heralds great tidings of “conservative” joy: The incoming freshman class of “conservatives” are diverse and they are “outspoken” on their intentions for “the American people”. I’m happy this will give some of our Civil Religion’s high priests great talking points but let’s review…
…FLASHBACK: The incoming class of 2010 had just kicked the ObamaCare Democrats out and were promising the conservative world a litany of agenda items ALL ANCHORED TO THE CONSTITUTION, which was read aloud in the House by Michelle Bachman. few of which ever materialized as Tea Party darlings like Kristi Noem were immediately co-opted by The Boehner and began attending lobbyist parties.
The Passion of Holy Mother Church continues as Europe has closed nearly all it’s ancient churches while entire orders of friars and monks cannot draw the young religious to vocations. This was predicted by Pope Leo XIII and Pope Pius X alongside hundreds of other mystics and clergy and, most notably, by Our Lady at Fatima who warned the “…nations of the world will repeat Russia’s errors” (if Russia did not consecrate to the Blessed Virgin). Ironically, the religious orders that are growing are the ancient Traditional Latin Mass orders e.g. FSSP priests, who were nearly annihilated with the force fed introduction of the Novus Ordo (New Mass) in 1969. This, while Western civ teeters on the edge of perdition precisely because The Light… READ THE ENTIRE ESSAY BY MIKE HERE
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
The inclination of some Framers to have the Federal government operate as our civic religion were present at “the founding”. We see this in the speech given by Rawlins Landes in the SC Ratifying Convention. “Far be it from me to suppose that such an attempt should ever be made: the good sense and virtue of our country forbid the idea. To the Union we will look up, as to the temple of our freedom — a temple founded in the affections, and supported by the virtue, of the people. Here we will pour out our gratitude to the Author of all good, for suffering us to participate in the rights of a people who govern themselves.”
FROM NOMOCRACY IN POLITICS: Start your New Years reading with Allen Mendenhall’s essential essay on the differences between a Nomocratic and a Teleocratic constitution. I used lower case for constitution because Mendenhall’s subject, nomocracy, will apply to nearly any constitution written by men for the governance of men…
Then follow the footnotes and dive into Kevin Gutzman’s review of a book that sits on my shelf “Original Intentions of the Constitution of The United States” by one of my favorite authors, the late M.E. Bradford
Viva [r]epublicans! Our old friend Rep. Louie Gohmert has decided to run for the office of Speaker of the House of Representin’ against Speaker Boehner. We’ll see if the DeceptiCON Caucus has the votes to secure their $3.8 trillion booty
Viva [r]epublicans II: Louie Gohmert for Speaker website, I wonder if Speaker Boehner is crying over it
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
DeceptiCONNED: Get ready for Hucakbee 2.0 as the GOP lines up it’s Usual Suspect lineup of “conservatives” to pontificate on GOP debate stages and fill the hearts of “conservatives” with hopes of Reagan 2.0. This is the WORST thing that can happen to the “conservative movement” perhaps giving us yet another reason to ditch the term in favor of [r]epublican & c.
Jack Hunter wonders if “conservatives” will ever drop their dogmatic opposition to the things believed and then said by black Americans? If “conservatives” were the “Christians” they claim to be then we would have seen public exhortations that racism is sinful and the humble thing to do is accept what black’s say at face value and evangelize to turn them to the Christian point of view
The decline of our civilization can be seen in so many ways including. ” The more useful barometer of the life expectancy of any civilization is the degree to which the populace at large is willing to accept insolent, insulting, bare-faced falsehoods in their midst without umbrage and without objection.” So saith atheist turned Catholic sci-fi author John C Wright at One Peter Five
Gal Queda at the Catholic altar: The damage done to religious vocations and the especially the priesthood by the “advent of altar girls” is deconstructed with statistics. To those who claim “women are second citizens” in Holy Mother Church I reply: you must not know of the Manly devotion so many carry to the Blessed Virgin Mary, what higher honor and station can a woman hold than “Salve Regina!” or “Hail, Holy Queen!”
Read Mike’s essay on New Years Resolutions and avoid making the mistake of resolving to commit the deadly sins of Pride, Lust and Vanity which most resolutions require.
The irreligious Rhode Island Constitution DOES NOT protect R.I. Catholics from forced apostasy: A Pair of Providence R.I. firefighters who tried to refuse their official participation in a 2001 “Pride parade” lose in the R.I. Supreme Court, using the R.I. Constitution…improperly.
What Does the R.I. Constitution say about religious liberty?
§ 3. Freedom of religion Whereas Almighty God hath created the mind free; and all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burdens, or by civil incapacitations, tend to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness; and whereas a principal object of our venerable ancestors, in their migration to this country and their settlement of this state, was, as they expressed it, to hold forth a lively experiment that a flourishing civil state may stand and be best maintained with full liberty in religious concernments; we, therefore, declare that no person shall be compelled to frequent or to support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatever, except in fulfillment of such person’s voluntary contract; nor enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in body or goods; nor disqualified from holding any office; nor otherwise suffer on account of such person’s religious belief; and that every person shall be free to worship God according to the dictates of such person’s conscience, and to profess and by argument to maintain such person’s opinion in matters of religion; and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect the civil capacity of any person.”
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DeceptiCONNED: We begin 2015 with the ascendant DeceptiCONS, spilling trillions of wasted pixels and a few gallons of printing ink to make the lousy, deadly, arrogant case that the U.S. is not “good” unless it “polices the world…using broken windows theory”
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”
TIC: Is history only relevant to this age if it comports with OUR understanding of things or is The Truth, as it occurred in any generation, to be valued as True in EVERY generation? Fr. Dwight Longenecker explains that it is the latter that makes True History and its study possible
No offense to Eminem (he is cited as a cause for the Court’s review) but since when does the SCOTUS get to decide what is “offensive” in Social Media? Where do we find THAT power in the Constitution?
Now that Christendom has perished it must be buried as Christ was buried but that doesn’t mean that A future Christendom is not possible and that we should live everyday as though it is indeed happening among the Church militant
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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