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.com’s Pile of Prep, all the materials used to prepare the Mike Church show, 2015 Edition. Libertarians have principally bailed on the nascent candidacy of Senator Rand Paul because of his “defections” to the dark-side. I believe this is just another reinforcement of the sense of futility many feel because of the 2 party systems dictatorship of aristocracy; plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125.“Here are a couple of simple truths, unknown to presidents and Supreme Court justices. Before the War Between the States, “United States” was always a plural in every legal document and public discussion. The United States are, not the United States is, was the universal usage, as in the Constitution itself. Second, nobody today ever calls the Constitution by its correct name, which is, as it says, “a Constitution for the United States”—not “the U.S. Constitution” or “the Constitution of the United States.”” – Prof. Clyde Wilson
MBD: Senator Paul should get another chance and then another from “libertarians” because he is “inching bad policy” toward the good inside the GOP caucus. This argument goes as far as the latest lurch of the Leviathan toward bellicosity goes. The fact that of the two parties, there remains but a 15-20% outcast fringe (Paul on the Right and Bernie Sanders on the Left) represented in the national democracy shows the enormous size of the task ahead. A task so large, spanning an overflowing chasm of mis-informed thinking it is near impossible to envision a substantial change save for Divine intervention. The crowd that bellows about the disaster of “unintended consequences” of welfare state policies is blind to the Goliath sized disaster of warfare state policies. Short of a Lincolnian scaled-massacre to force what at this time is a “change” without a powerful advocate, I think those libertarians are correct to sense the futility of committing time and resources to a Paul candidacy.
DeceptiCONNED: Philip Giraldi explains how the DeceptiCONS have captured the puppet strings of America foreign policy (war policy), and have thoroughly mind-melded majorities of conservatives into their error. It is, as I have told you dozens of times, tied to 3 entities: “think tanks”, the “conservative” media complex and the industrial military complex. The amount of sheer money and thus power wielded by this triumvirate make it nearly impregnable to attack. Giraldi, like nearly all of his peers is incorrect that there is NO media opposition to this in any significant sense as the existence of the Wilkow Majority and the show that I currently am blessed to host shows. Why the libertarian media complex continues to ignore this outlet remains a mystery I have no method of currently solving
Blobism Refuted. What I refer to as, in my coinage, “blobism”, the ideology (in this instance ideology is the correct term) that falsely believes and then promotes the view that these United States were somehow converted into one “blob of America” to be wielded as a cudgel in all affairs, domestic and universal, is refuted by Professor Clyde Wilson on the pages of Chronicles Magazine.
The Planned Parenthood, $20 bill? NY Times grants editorial space for a member of Gal-Queda to opine on the merits of placing Margaret Sanger on the $20 bill
Is Google capable of “defining Truth”? Unless their new algorithm applies philosophia perennis in it’s calculus, it is nothing more than a mechanical logic, which cannot render “Truth” outside of formulaic math but that doesn’t stop Google from claiming it’s “Truth engine” works and will help you find “Truth” on the internet.
Every time I play the Mike Curb Congregation’s “Burning Bridges” theme song from Kelly’s Heroes I wait for the line about “Burning Bridges lost forever more” This is true in the natural life but NOT in the supernatural. Our God is EVER-loving and EVER merciful thereby offering merciful forgiveness of our sins regardless of severity provided there is sincere contrition but there is no taking back the act of sin committed in the natural world, like waging unjust wars. If Senator Rand Paul wanted to lead a brigade of high-grounders to an anti-war stand against the war-hawk legions he had every opportunity but has since “burned those bridges”
What would a REAL pro-life society look like? St Pope John Paul II had an idea on this, think of the “movement” as a seamless garment. And guess what? It all begins with education, namely the liberal art of logic which grounds your thought in Truth, free of error, beckoning your soul to “cultivate” (think culture) a pro-life approach toward all areas of life (gee, where have I heard that before?)
The likelihood that Ted Cruz’s “first out of the starting gate” bid to become the Republican nominee will succeed is small according to the punditocracy. What is disturbing to me is the description of Curz that is ubiquitous across the media spectrum: “conservative”, “far-right”, “right wing” and the worst of all “Reagan-like”. That a blustery, ill-informed wail of foreign policy by 4 star-general, complimented with a side order of “conservative” central economic planning is representative of “conservatism” is frightening.
IF I were to write a critique of my own industry it would very similar to what David Zuniga has written here. “Fellow American, grow up! Please don’t tell me that I’m barking up the wrong tree; I’m exposing the conservative talk phenomenon for what it is – and it is NOT substantive solutions. To start regaining what we’ve lost, it’s time to tune out the high-blood-pressure machine and get working on solutions.”
W James Antle III – Republicans selling Big War have been dealt a better hand than those in opposition. It is easy to make the case that this is so because of the successful sales pitches of previous, disastrous big-war efforts
The Gaystapo, Catholic Church Edition: There are many people who have been warning that certain Catholic bishops are not enforcing the Church’s Magisterium on moral theology principally because they don’t believe it (you might ask why these men are “bishops”). Now a bishop has told a Catholic school teacher in a Catholic school that she may not teach the Magisterium on marriage any longer. This is the fight that men and women of Catholic faith are going to have fight at the peril of becoming economically damaged as this story shows
Ted Cruz is officially running for President. If you read this site regularly this is not news to you but it is confirmation that the GOP machine is going to nominate a war-hawk masquerading as a “conservative”
I have commented many times on the life and times of John Dickinson. He the only voice against Independence on 1 July, 1776 but the same who left his seat in Congress the next day so his state, PA, led by Ben Franklin and James Wilson, could vote for the Lee Resolution. What is rarely explored is WHY Dickinson opposed independence. This is because it would reveal an inconvenient truth: Dickinson believed the Crown had the legitimate authority to tax the American colonies. They might disagree over the rate but the authority was legitimate. Dickinson, alas, was correct and he is ignored at our peril. Brad Birzer explores Dickinson’s “Letters From A Pennsylvania Farmer” and Dickinson’s thought on revolution.
And then there were…? The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A. branch) has concluded that St Thomas More, St John Fisher, and St John The Baptist were heretics with a side order of bigot while concluding that homosexual marriage is perfectly in keeping with the teaching of Christ. It should occur to the thinking Christian the contradiction that this Protestant sect has become because other Presbyterians cling to the former teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman, not the new and improved “between two persons”. Is the Holy Ghost a schizophrenic who cannot determine which version (there is but One) of Our Lords teachings he is to inspire the Christian “faithful” to live by? *rhetorical*
“We must protect our Constitutional rights” is the refrain heard from both libs and “conservatives” and therein lies the core problem of the American “experiment”: it is based on an error of the most egregious kind (actually 4 of them) but the fundamental problem is the misconstruction of the term “rights”. Please consider “It is shocking to many that the first notion of individual rights in the West is predicated upon each person’s ability to murder one another. For Hobbes, nature is chaotic and warlike, thus, each man has the unmitigated right of self-preservation – a right that went as far as to go to “everything, even to one another’s body.” I elaborate on this point in a new article: War, War, War, Really is Leviathan’s Fault after All
There is a term in the Catholic Magisterium and the writings and lives of all the Saints: mortification. Mortification is the practice of chastening your temporal desires by intentionally introducing suffering into your life e.g. foregoing salt & spice on bland foods, turning hot water off the last minute of a shower. 3 Generations ago, Americans were aware of mortification and practiced it to some degree though they may not have used the term. “Difficulty” is the term used in this essay to explain the old practice and plead for its return.
Patrick J Buchanan: The GOP is returning to the ill-informed bellicosity of the Bush years and will do so at their and our own peril
A pair of Italian fashion designers who are well known homosexuals come out of the closet…. as opposed to ANY acceptance of homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption saying the practice is not in keeping with their “Catholic Faith”. I won’t scandalize the pair but I will gently correct their retraction that reads “I’m Sicilian and I grew up in a traditional family, made up of a mother, a father, and children…I am very well aware of the fact that there are other types of families and are as legitimate as the one I’ve known…I was talking about my personal view, without judging other people’s choices and decisions.” Let’s think about that for a moment. Any marriage/family outside of the arrangement that God has made for us, where an act of Contrition was employed for forgiveness followed by a solemn vow and resolve to forego that behavior cannot be “legitimate” and is as heretical as the first instance of promoting Heresy.
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Patrick J Buchanan: The Iranians do not need a bomb because, thanks to U.S., the Arab world is moving their way in emerging majorities. This means that the lusted for war against the Iranians the DeceptiCON madmen are scheming will likely include more than just Iran as an “enemy”. Nice going, GOP, maybe if you guys keep working at it, you can align the entire hemisphere against us!?
ESSAY: The “Same Sex Marriage Crisis” is not entirely the fault of homosexual activists has some teeth to it including admonitions against further silence on “hook up culture” and the “emasculation of men”.
San Francisco Catholics (an oxymoron) express outrage when they discover the Catholic Schools they send their children to are actually Catholic and actually believe that the Church is supposed to teach IT’S Magisterium! This is followed by the City of San Francisco expressing its outrage in a resolution condemning the Arch Bishop’s “bigotry”. I wonder if anyone will bring up the stories of St John Fisher and St. Thomas More who gave their lives for the same Magisterium when Henry VIII told them to comply with him or die
*SATIRE* What is being done to stamp out the inequality gap in snow shoveling? Some reports put the female disadvantage at 93-7%, this is an outrage that must be addressed by Mrs. Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and the rest of Gal Queda before young girls see their lives inexorably damaged by this discrimination
The permanent warfare state is the subject of a new book that shows just how profitable war has become for the MIC that has now expanded to include a mercenary class
Can the State Dept. deny a Visa to an American citizen’s foreign husband if someone in Leviathan thinks he is a “terrorist”? That’s the question a SCOTUS case must answer. My question is what does the Constitution say about this? It seems to me this is another example of the Constitution being incapable of regulating the difference between alien friends and enemies.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg wants you to read some books with him, books you can “learn” from but there’s one huge problem. He wants you to learn all about NEW cultures NEW beliefs and NEW technologies when modern man hasn’t even bothered to “learn” the OLD beliefs, the OLD cultures and can barely function alongside CURRENT technologies without becoming the biggest promoters of Sloth since Dante. Wellllll Mr. “conservative” what’s YOUR solution? How about we start with Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and work our way backwards to Augustine’s Confessions, passing through Twain, Dickens, Shakespeare and Aquinas?
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HEROIC: Judge Roy Moore of the Al Supreme Court rightly says that TWO SCOTUS justices must recuse themselves from the “gay marriage” case they are to hear because they have performed “marriage” ceremonies and are therefore biased
DeceptiCONNED: Israel Firsters (our 51st AND most important AND beloved state… they gave us the Constitution you know *sarcasm* ) bombard Rand Paul with “he’s faking it” because Paul wasn’t “clapping hard enough” during and after Bibi’s best Lincoln impersonation. The “it” being his undying, unwavering, jingoistic idolatry for Israel and all it does for our asparagus growers and honey farmers and…uh, you know, “freedoms”, and …blah blah blah. What is really going on here is the Israel Firster’s need to get rid of Paul before the Presidential debates start so the GOP war machine can put forward a unified – for WWIII with CIC Netanyahu – presence. Michael Brendan Dougherty explains
Meanwhile, the Senate is refusing to perform its constitutional function of Advice and Consent WITH the President on treaties, in this case the talks with Iran over its nuclear program.
Today’s Guest Srdja Trifkovic demolishes Bibi Netanyahu’s “end of the world if Iran gets THE bomb”, latest Cassandra fit with history, common sense and cosmopolitanism.
The history of the “Fairness Doctrine” shows that even IF the FCC is successful in ignoring the courts and defying Congress there will always be room for the hope of a future appeal succeeding
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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
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