Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, bringing you the latest from a world gone mad. Our Dear Leader has now started his very own war with his very own Stratego army and his own callous disregard for the rule of law, just war and the actual defense of the United States. Cheer at the peril of your children, DeceptiCONS, this will not end well. 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. “Perhaps the time has come for a similarly radical witness on warfare. Even though there remain compelling reasons to fight wars, just as there can be compelling reasons for abortion, the reasons in both cases simply cannot override the exceptionless prohibition against the deliberate killing of the innocent. Even just wars butcher shocking numbers of innocent soldiers caught up in them. Some readers of America probably considered one or both U.S. wars against Iraq justified, but no one can deny that both wars included the deliberate killing of conscripted Iraqi boys, themselves victims of the regime, who were sitting in their barracks or trenches and who never saw the bombs coming. They, like the 16-year-old Joseph Ratzinger asleep in his bunk, did not deserve to be killed any more than unborn children in the womb. The circumstances that make war or abortion seem necessary, no matter how grave, still do not change the wrongness of the killing. While this analysis may commit Catholic ethics to a position on war that most people might consider extreme and dangerous, moral consistency may well require it.” – David Carroll Cochran, America, The National Catholic Review (read my piece on this and Syria here)
You can read Congress’s lame excuse for an “authorization” of the Syrian debacle here, search for the terms “declare war” or “in a state of war” or just plain old “war” and the only reference you’ll find is in the proper noun form of “The War Powers act”
While you’re at it, see if the name “Khorasan” appears in the “affiliated groups” bibliography because they are now our SECOND mission in Syria. Obama and the war-hawks cheering him are going to re-create South Vietnam all over again. For all we know there actually IS a group called HYDRA next on the expansion list. From CBS News:
” ‘We’ve been watching this group closely for sometime,’ Mayville said. ‘We believe the Khorasan group was nearing the execution phase of an attack either in Europe or the homeland. We know that the Khorasan group has attempted to recruit Westerners to serve as operatives or to infiltrate back into their homelands.’ ” You BELIEVE they were going to strike EUROPE and American lives, treasure and reputation had to be wagered. Let’s weigh the “believe” part of this heresy against step 1 of Augustine’s Jus ad bellum:
1. Just cause — The war must confront an unquestioned danger. “The damage inflicted by the aggressor or the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave and certain,” asserts the Catechism. [emphasis mine- MC]
Hey Congress and the Jacobin blood-lusters cheering you on: Please explain how children got to the rubble pile (see photo at left) that was a home so quickly after our mighty Tomahawks targeted “ISIS”? That pile looks perfectly stone-age to me, how about you? (Oh but I’m sure we’ll hear that “those kids are getting what they deserve for being so close to ISIS”) photo courtesy of the NY Times
One man was so disturbed by what he participated in the Iraq War he wrote a book about it and is now doubly pained by the specter of Iraq III, The Sequel. “That horrible lightning over the Middle East that’s left American foreign policy in such an ugly glare will last into our grandchildren’s days. There should have been so many futures. Now, there will be so few as the dead accumulate in the ruins of our hubris. That is all that we won.”
And as if all this news wasn’t bad enough for Day 1 of Conquest Syria, the five sided hive of internationalists advises that this is just one day in a YEARS long war.
McCain, Graham, Obama and Boehner have now successfully guaranteed future actions in Syria by attacking BOTH sides of the ISIS fight as we learn that Khorasan is an ENEMY of ISIS, wouldn’t that make them an enemy of ours? Does that sound like a “civil war” like problem that might cancel itself out if allowed to? We’ll never know because our “Global force for good” will apparently bomb any and all sides.
Don’t try and take my mini-skirt and hoochee-mamma strapless, cleavage enhanced, prom dress away from us, you prudes! Utah HS tries to impose a dress code on a dance which results in broken hearts as children were prohibited from showing enough titillation to make the dance REALLY memorable. So the kids stage an on-campus protest to demand they have their right to deflower themselves in public restored.
Meanwhile, Paypal founder and billionaire Peter Thiel fancies himself as Creator of life, confessing his quest for science based immortality. This would destroy the need for salvation from Sin and not only be a heresy unto God but would put Satan out of business too.
Memo to billionaire entrepreneur and penniless in Spirit Peter Thiel: There already IS a way to “cheat death” and “live forever”” it’s called achieving a state of sanctifying Grace through Christ and going to Heaven. Billions wasted on a heresy only make the Inspired use of that capital that much larger of a tragedy. Pray…
Radical autonomy hits new low: FL woman has a third breast attached through plastic surgery to pursue “her dream” of having a reality TV Show. The degree of vanity required to endure this procedure is shocking, the fact that youthful identity is now nearly completely centered around the acquisition of fleeting, material things is frightening
Obama’s Treasury Department: Try and leave our “land of the free” for low tax countries and your profits will become “U.S. property”. Under what authority does Obama act, AGAIN, to write tax law it is only supposed to enforce.
The Constitution, The God That Failed is a quasi-libertarian rebuke of the U.S. Constitution as sacred and anything more than a scheme to rob the middle class of their properties and liberties for the benefit of the Nationalists, who had our current pickle in mind during the entire process
Release the Kraken! Is Satan’s final act against Christendom to release the legislative “Kraken” like Zeuss and watch the monster devour the helpless sailors of the Sea of State? Will there be a Perseus to slayv the beast or will will wisely call upon Our Lady to save us as she has done so many times in the past?
Dear Leader has NO, none, ZERO legal authority to wage war with “ISIS” in Ira and certainly not in Syria
As a matter of fact, Obama henchman Susan Rice actually asked Congress to repeal the Iraq AUMF because it was no longer valid or of use
Obama does not control the “Masters of the Universe” by hosting meetings in the White House and determining the fate of millions, who are NOT Americans
Meanwhile U.S. socialists vote to (in the Senate) to authorize “vetted groups” to partake of our MIC and enjoy the spoils of a $600 BILLION never-ending war department
The US Military as “the biggest NGO on the planet” being used to fight ebola etc is a gross perversion of military power that was never intended and should not be intended for “humanitarian purposes”. General Boykin agrees and tells WND why
The Imaginative Conservative – The social and religious revival of the 1950’s in the United States PROVES that what Chris Ferrara & I talked about on Constitution Day can be accomplished if Christian men and women apply our energies and prayer to the effort. But, as the 1950’s also show, that effort must be sustained or the results will be the lecherous culture we are immersed in today, on steroids.
Incorporationistas strike again, in a Texas middle school that has a plaque on it’s wall, honoring the “Year of Our Lord” the school was built in. The town has thus far refused to cover the sign. Pray.
The word “conservative” has become an adjective that has more commercial meaning then it does any significant political or moral one. “The word conservatism has been so much relativized that its meaning and import are now shorn of noetic and dialectical validity. Even those who are steadfastly loyal to conservative principles and ideas are uneasy and defensive when applying and defending them. It is becoming painfully obvious that conservatism as a word has lost its compelling power, its definition confined, exponentially, to prefixes, ellipses, brackets, and adjectival equivocations…”
Real Gentleman do not deny their Lord’s Cross and bear it with reverence to Him and disregard for mankind, ironically, the latter is who benefits from the act
Mirabile dictu! Someone other than me recalls the principle of Subsidiarity and takes the planet’s biggest heretic on the practice, Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, to task for virtually eliminating it by replacing every act of Christian charity with government fiat
The parents of James Foley inform us just how heartless and diabolical the war machine driven U.S. Government has become. The Foley’s were threatened with being prosecuted as terrorists if they tried to pay the ransom ISIS demanded
Scotland isn’t the only Euro country that has an important ballot initiative this Fall. The Swiss are putting their famous gold reserves to a vote to force the Swiss National Bank to rebuild the gold reserves and repel American and E.U. attempts to fleece Swiss bank accounts for taxes
Ted Cruz’s ridiculous demand that Christian “conservatives” choose fidelity to Israel over their own faith, Ross Douthat lays this heresy on the line: If the Christians in the middle-east are finally exterminated which seems likely, the Amercan left AND “conservative right” deserve large shares of the blame
DeceptiCONNED: Meanwhile, the DeceptiCON website Weekly Standard’s editor, tweets out that if you disagree with Ted Cruz you are a member of ISIS
Secede or Die: Scottish Independence vote is Thursday, the latest poll shows David Cameron’s teary eyed hissy fits have moved the polls 5 points IF you believe the polls are accurate
The Queen let’s Scots know they might want to use their brains to “think about” their vote which could be interpreted as implying that Scots don’t normally use their brains
Andrew Bieszad’s “Fight or Die” piece on 9-11 and the real stakes of a real war with the Muslim world. Contrary to the rumors of my “pacifism” Bieszad is on the right track here with the eternal admonition to be prepared to raise force to be used against a caliphate but we can take the pre-caution of making what parts of the U.S. wish to become ANTI-Muslim, meaning Catholic/Christian (but the unity of rallying to the 1 True Faith increases the numbers and chance for success).
Did Dear Leader MaObama plan his “strategy” based on 10k ISIS of 30k ISIS. What if there is 60k when our 485 “non-booted-non-combat” troops arrive? Will we double the order and send 1k? So the mission is but 1 day old and it has already doubled in size
Ted Cruz strikes a blow for Israel… at a gathering of persecuted mid-east CHRISTIANS. Cruz was booed off the stage and then resorted to calling the attendees, many of whom have been hunted by the jihad, “filled with hate”
DeceptiCONNED I – The war-hawk brigade is pulling out all the stops in their lust for this latest act of aggression and hubris framed as “defense of our interests” with one hawk going so far as to write. “Not Fighting ISIS Could Be Worse Than Fighting It.” What’s next, “Not spending $120 billion and losing 516 troops could be worse than blowing $256 billion and losing 1078 troops”?
Incorporationistas Strike Again: Arkansas State Football is told to rip-off the Crucifix decals with recently deceased team members numbers on them from their helmets for allegedly violating “separation of Church & State”. All it took was for 1 atheist or Muslim attorney with a conservative talk-radio bred view of the Bill of Rights applying to the known universe since the days of Noah and BAM – Reminders to pray for the souls of the dead are now ILLEGAL when attached to ANYTHING that is performed on or partially paid for by “state money”. Liberty, The God That Failed, now has an attitude.
Article V debate held in VA concludes not to conclude anything. Recall the Article V Amendment Convention symposium held at the XM studios in April 2010, you can READ the entire proceedings transcript here
Remember the Giffords? The couple from upstate New York, framed by radical lesbians for “discrimination” because they would not commit mortal isn and host a “gay wedding” IN their own home? Well they have decided to get out of the hosting wedding ceremony business as a result but I wonder how long it will be before some more radicals decide to compel them to reopen their ceremony business on the grounds that accommodating “receptions” for “gays” requires accommodating the event that PRECEDES the reception. Don’t laugh, these people, do not rest until people like the Giffords have been shamed into renouncing their faith or financial ruin (in their chosen field)
Black Mass update: OK City’s “Mass” is still opposed by many with petitions now bearing 70,000 signatures against the “service” however, just WHERE is the Church Militant on this? if this blasphemy is to take place there should be an army of Catholics outside the “service” praying to Our Lady & St Michael to bring the event to a close
Not satisfied with defining “marriages” and “civil unions”, “transgendered” and other “emerging sexualities” the State of CA now wades into defining exactly what is and what is not “consensual sex” which is funny considering backers of this insanity were the same hippie pagans demanding that “government stay out of my bedroom” all those years ago.
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If you have taken my [r]epublican Challenge #1 (for Fathers) then you probably have a good handle on what to do when confronted with situations that can easily lead into violent, parental, episodes. This FL dad confronted one such episode and dealt with it heroically (yay) only to use the event to a gain a shameful advantage.
An oldie but goodie from Joe Sobran on the Right of Secession as the ultimate and final check against an oppressive Central Government, namely the one in the style of the (sic) United State of America
How would Patrick Henry handle our problems of ObamaCare & never-ending wars? Read a FREE chapter preview of Mike Church’s “Patrick Henry-American Statesman” for the Liberty or Death Patriot’s life-story
When the price of bacon goes parabolic, brought on by conditions the Federal Leviathan says cannot exist so long as they are on the job, it may get the attention of the apathetic hoi polloi
Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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Did you know that in 1865, 7,000 Confederation citizens sailed to Brazil and set up a community there and are STILL there today? Hmmmm, maybe there IS still a place to seek refuge from Obama’s Leviathan
Today’s Latin Phrase of the Day: “Et Libertas set pectus purim et fermium gestate; alias res obnoxiosae note in obscura latent.” Liberty is having a pure and dauntless heart; all else is slavery and hidden darkness