Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, bringing you the latest from illegal alien Amnesty Central, Mordor on the Potomac! 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. “But I know very well (and again, very personally) what kind of answers the world gives, and what answers most Americans assume they’re basically entitled to receive. And I think the danger of a pharisaical church, while always present, is remote today compared to the clear and pressing danger of a church that no longer even tries to teach the truth.” – Ross Douthat, NY Times, debating Jesuit priest James martin over making “progressive” The Church’s doctrine on marriage (which is Christ’s doctrine)
The Patriot Act re-authorization has been defeated, for now, in the Senate. Under the guise of the USA Freedom Act, this turkey would have re-authorized the Patriot Act until 2017 AND knee-capped the NSA’s warrantless powers (as if that was needed-see 4th Amendment). Senator Rand Paul voted NO because of the Patriot Act component.
TIC Home run – “The ‘Conservative’ obsession with political power has resulted in the neglect of intellectual health”. John Vella writes wistfully of a “Worthy Conservatism” which is certainly alive and kicking but not welcomed or recognized by today’s “conservatives”. Instead the risque, stultified, vulgar and vain occupy the towers of conservatism. Those who bear life giving, humble, intellectual fruit are locked out of the roundtables of power for fear they may be recognized for their apparent Truths and bring the pain of reality to bear on “the movement”. The proper and Christ-like response to this is to seek the conservatism of The Soul, easily wounded, eyes fixated on eternity, with that prize and no other as our desideratum
DeceptiCONNED I – Patrick J Buchanan relates his take on the recent election that Republicans have interpreted the results as a mandate to ramp up the war machine and invade/conquer/establish no flu-zones/kill viruses et cetera over the remaining 8 sq. ft of the planet safe from the clutches of American Exceptionalism
Who can tell when their workday ends and when their leisure time begins or is there such a thing as lesiure time during a work week anymore (no, there isn’t) and yet we endure this so we can have $400k in debt to repay and big-screen TV’s!?
What happens when your wife starts acting unlike a Kardashian and like…well…like a WIFE, bearing children, wearing veils at Mass, being beyond demure (and UN-Kardashian) in her clothes selection…home-schooling!? Well then, gentlemen, you have a version of Our Lady to live with and care for, don’t mess it up.
Leviathan’s clients, the corporatists, are just as loathed as Leviathan is, as Americans begin to suspect that they are indeed slowly roasting in that fabled pot from the boiled frog’s demise story
Hey wait a minute! You mean the Governors of the States IN the Union OF States can issue Executive Orders too? That means that MO & Governor Nixon have the same sovereign power that Mordor does….hmmmm, better squash this “order” before some neo-federalists see it and gain inspiration
FLASHBACK on AMNESTY POWER GRAB: Obama’s not the first President to abuse his Executive authority, Bubba Clinton became quite famous for it, prompting many to war that his actions would create an Obama. BUT, the “conservative” Heritage foundation found that there are “benevolent” abuses of this power and so long as they kinda carry out a sorta enumerated power (the President only has 3 and making laws isn’t one of them) then it’s OK. Here’s how out of scale, dysfunctional the power has become. “One scholar has identified 24 different types of presidential directives, although even his list is incomplete.”
In 2008 Congress ordered their research service to draft a report on the extent and limitations (if any) on the President’s Executive Order power. The 19 page report is alarming in the scope of the American King’s powers, read the entire report in today’s Prep Better Report for Founders Pass Members! Not a Member? Join today for less than .17¢ per day and support this site and Mike’s ongoing work in history and matters of faith.
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Obama’s power grab is so brazen that even the Washington Post has been taken aback and expresses its surprise at the move in a lengthy piece that contains the ominous warning that should have been sounded back in 1789, 1861, 1915, 1933-45, 1971, 1977, 1991, 1993-today. Obama is descending into “murky, unchartered territory”
Flashback, 1787, Federal Convention delegate & [r]epublican Luther Martin spills his guts to the MD House of Delegates after they get their first glimpse of the Constitution. “But when [Mason & Gerry] viewed it charged with such powers as would destroy all state governments, their own as well as the rest, — when they saw a President so constituted as to differ from a monarch scarcely but in name, and having it in his power to become such in reality when he pleased, — they, being republicans and federalists, as far as an attachment to their own states would permit them, warmly and zealously opposed those parts of the system.”
The REAL issue with “GruberGate” is the crony capitalism, which amounts to theft, that it initiated. As previously stated on the show, we all KNOW the U.S. Government and its clients the state governments are prone to decieve. A good example of this tag-tem of lies is when a state “accepts” Medicaid “grant money” it knows it cannot raise by taxes, tthat the Feds haven’t raised it by taxes and that the people the “benefits” are applied to and their heirs will perpetually repay WITH interest. The same pols cannot charge a new care on your VISA card and send you the bill but that is precisely what they do with Medicaid/ObamaCare etcetera
The so-called “news media” in the U.S., is no more a news operation than Spike TV is, they are “infotainment” and their BIG Money BIG War profiteers like war, so the “networks” like war as you can see in this piece
All issues aside, why in Our Lord’s name would Pope Francis invite Patty Smith to perform at a Vatican “Christmas Concert”? Why not just send the Pope Sled to Ireland and pick up Sinead O’Connor on the way?
Does Fox News deliver the “conservative” and “culture warrior” take on news they have most “conservatives” hypnotized into believing they do? Considering their obsessive coverage of the latest Kardashian semi-nude romp through green rooms and onto TV screens, the answer is NO. But then again, as I have discovered in my coverage of the lack of modesty in our demon-drenched-culture, “conservatives” aren’t modest or conservative at all, they just don’t like their “conservative” counterparts, the ones called “liberals”. St Alphonsus Ligouri counseled among hundreds of other Saints that :”custody of the eyes” was a REQUIREMENT of a humble and modest life lived pursuing Sanctifying grace. How many Fox News oglers would heed Alphonsus (and Our Lord): “To practise modesty of the eyes is the duty of a religious, not only because it is necessary for her own improvement in virtue, but also because it is necessary for the edification of others.”
One writer, Gracie Olmstead, wonders whether it is the public’s appetite for such drivel as Kardashian “clickbait” or the “journalists” who feed the urge with their own obsession of the sinful and meaningless. Olmstead misses the point that should be in consideration: The publication of items LIKELY to cause mortally sinful thoughts and actions causes damage to the reader true but to the WRITER AS WELL (see “near occasion of Sin” below). When the press corps reached the decision that a wholesale rejection of the concept of sin was necessary to their “success” the Kardahsian stories are inevitable and she makes that point well.
What Are Occasions of Sin? – Is defined as, “Any person, place or thing which allures a man to sin.” (Definition from A Catholic Dictionary, 1951). Another definition: “Occasions of Sin are external circumstances–whether of things or persons–which either because of their special nature or because of the frailty common to humanity or peculiar to some individual, incite or entice one to sin.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, 1917)
SURRENDER: The States will bend to Obama’s climate change treaty will, says the Washington Examiner. if this is the case then what is the point in continuing “democracy” IN the states when our bleak, less affordable energy future is assured regardless of who we vote for?
Scientist Matt Taylor doesn’t know when he is delivering news about his space probe landing on a comet he is supposed to dress all “scientisty” and stuff
But Taylor is asking for this condemnation that his world of science trumping faith and that science trumping any faith based sense of humility and modesty. We can conclude from this laughable footnote in our civilizational slide into perdition that the science Taylor thinks is omnipotent is insignificant if it offends the Church of Modernity
Land of the Free? The Federal Leviathan uses undercover agents to enforce its “laws” against the citizens it purports to defend the liberties of the People. Just another piece of evidence in the expanding saga of Liberty the God That failed
I was asked via Twitter to tackle the issue of Evagelicals embracing homosexual, civil unions. Here is my reply.
@plzerovnik What is there 2 confront? This heresy is 2 be expected when you have 38,000 “denominations”. Christ’s teaching isn’t up a 4 vote
— Mike Church (@TheKingDude) November 17, 2014
Abortionists must be losing their war against Life because the claims they are now making are becoming more outlandish. “Women are being chained to their beds… until they have their unwanted babies: being one such claim. Pray…
The revolutionaries who ran the recent Synod have attempted to change doctrine by chaanging perception, this required deception in what was transmitted to the masses via media. We now know that the Synod actually firmed up the Church’s teaching (and thus re-affirmed Christ’s teaching) on marriage and divorcees as this headline shows: No communion for remarried divorcess who live as though they are married. PERIOD
If at First You Don’t Secede, Try, try Again – Catalan has mock referendum on Independence and votes 80.7% FOR Independence despite an official campaign from Spain to suppress the vote. Will there now be an OFFICIAL referendum like there was in Scotland?
Proving that intellectual acumen is not required to advance in politics, Harry Reid elevates Senator Elizabeth Warren to lead his minority party opposition. Somewhere, Lavergne and Shirley are lamenting taking that brewery gig. Pray tell exactly why “liberal groups” have a say so in the construct of the Senate’s minority party?
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The first of a 3 part Imaginative Conservative essay on Homosexual Marriage beginning with the complete history of this heresy of civilizational proportions
Eileen Finnigan reviews and explains the wonderful anti-war and and anti-Leviathan message contained in the Hunger Games series of books and now movies
The history of Veterans (Armistice Day) Day as told by the U.S. VA. Note that the STATE legislatures enacted their own Vets related holidays, not having conceded that power to the then, proto-Leviathan
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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: “Deus in adjutorium meum intende, Domine ad adjuvandum me festina“. Incline unto my aid O God, O Lord make haste to help me.