Mandeville, LA – Mike Church‘s daily Pile of Prep, bringing you the latest from the “Christmas wars” where the forces of darkness seek to have removed from public view displays of Nativity scenes and other Christmas symbols. 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. “The opinion of that Congress which recommended the call of the Convention seems to have been very different; they, at least, did not suppose that a compact could not be a government. Their resolution recommends the call of a Convention, for the purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, and reporting such alterations and provisions therein, as would render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government, and the preservation of the union.” In. the opinion of Congress, the Articles of Confederation, which were clearly a compact, were an inadequate Constitution, and, therefore, they recommended such alterations and provisions therein, as would make the same compact an adequate Constitution. Nothing is said about forming a new government, or changing the essential character of the existing one; and, in fact, no such thing was contemplated at the time.” – Abel Upshur – Commentaries on Judge Story’s Views of The Constitution
Laudate Deus – The TX State Capitol will allow the display of a nativity scene this week, the scene was paid for and conceived by a Catholic group and 1 GOP member of the TX Legislature
Who is winning the Christmas Wars? Bill Donahue from the Catholic league has an update
Now that we have the PROOF that Obama’s lawlessness is bearing lawless fruit with THOUSANDS standing in-line to snap up the amnesty cards, Congress has every incentive and pieces of evidence it needs to impeach and or harass Obama into some form of submission until his term ends
At least the Senate ATTEMPTED to have a debate over the ISIS AUMF and whether it should continue and at what funding etc. In the end the wars proceed apace with no authorization, no goals, no strategy and no constitutional guidance
Meanwhile, Ron Paul is the only public figure I know of making any sense over this madness when he calls for abolishing the CIA the IRS, bringing all the troops home
Read Mike’s essay on Jefferson’s “wall of separation [between church and state] letter and the story behind the letter’s intent to end the religious observations of the Washington and Adams administrations
Ross Douthat points out that the cultural differences between the upper/middle classes and the lower middle classes in the United States are the upper class has “conserved” their marital and religious way of life better than the lower class. This is the exact point Charles Murray has made in his “Coming Apart” book
Catholic Gentlemen Hear Your Calling: ‘Tis time to return devotions to our family lives and our personal lives, in a bold, Church Militant manner. The new replica, 1916 Army Rosary is ideal for this
DeceptiCONNED I: Remember the new friends/allies we were going to make in Syria and Iraq in order to turn ISIS back and end the greatest scourge of terrorism humanity has ever encountered (second only to HYDRA and SPECTRE)? Turns out our new pals aren’t so reliable and or friendly either
DeceptiCONNED II: Now the Usual Suspects form a PAC to draft Mitt Romney to run for President again in 2016. Between the draft Romney caucus, the draft Jeb Bush caucus and the draft Marco Rubio caucus, Republicans are doing everything imaginable to lose to Hillary in 2016
What kind of ambition did the Founding Fathers bring to their work? Just as I detailed in The Fame of Our Fathers, it was fame that they sought, a minor vainglory but still an act of Pride. Since the subject of the essay is training future leaders, perhaps the lives of the Saints who just happened to be Kings and politicians is a more worthy endeavor?
Gracie Olmstead pours heart and blogging soul into a gallant attempt at fashioning a “policy” for young women to go to college amid sex depraved young men who apparently cannot keep their hands to themselves and cannot speak English either but it’s all for naught because what emerges is a secular version of watered down “rules” that don’t even come close to the old Catechism
The NY Times whines over the removal of salt regulations for public school lunches in the omnibus spending bill, passed Friday by the Senate. All the things I joked about being in the bill are in the bill and then some, like a study of belching cows
The inevitable “freedom from religion” complaints that hit City Halls every Christmas, strike in Dallas as the Incorporation Doctrine claims another slate of illegitimate victims
Should “conservatives” back Elizabeth Warren because she is a LOUD OPPONENT of the corrupt crony capitalism of Mordor & WallStreet?
There are now so many Republicans in the House of Representin’ that they can spend $1.1 TRILLION without ANY Democrat votes and without ANY of the handful of [r]epublicans. This SHOULD mean that whatever is in that gargantuan $1.1 TRILLION Omnibus is “conservative” spending, and you thought Boehner wasn’t a great “leader”
Here is a brief breakdown of just WHAT was in the “spending bill” passed late last night that keeps the Leviathan writing hot checks
Where is the “authorization” to continue the “War against ISIS”? Shouldn’t Congress be concerned about its progress? Is there a “victory” milepost? Does anyone know?
MISH: Why don’t the people of IL have the right to record the police they pay to “serve and protect” them in the execution of their duties? The IL SupremeCourt and now the legislature says so
Can’t blame this one on Vatican II or Pope Francis. The University of St Thomas in Minnesota (again!) places ads on school website promoting internships with Planned Parenthood and NARAL
The Muslim “terrorists” Mike Rogers and Lindsay Graham say are now “energized” to “attack America” as a result of the release of the Senate report of CIA torture, ALREADY HAD reasons enough to “attack America”, the report is just another chocolate chip in a giant toll-house cookie made of MIC paid for C4
Read Mike Church’s take on the CIA’s torture scandal “Our Lady of Guadalupe Ended Aztec Torture-The CIA & “Conservatives” Brought It Back”
The legal “loopholes” that will prevent anyone, anywhere from ever being prosecuted for carrying out the CIA torture program suggest to me that whoever in Congress authorized and helped fund this also helped craft the loopholes that made it possible. THAT is a scandal of unprecedented proportions.
Today I logged out of my Twitter feed for the day at 05:22 a.m., judging that my broadcast, as prepped, would be far better executed if I DIDN’T know what was being tweeted about my arguments faults, misplaced commas, pronunciation errors etc. This was spurred by the first 20 or so messages being unflattering and even incendiary. I found my thought process and argument much more focused without the 130 character “laptop quarterback” chorus (apologies to well-liked and well-known friends, this is not directed at you). This process may become permanent.
DeceptiCONNED I: At least 24 of the 119 detainees in the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation program” were not even terrorists and were wrongfully detained and at least 1 was killed, as Daniel Larison points out. “These are the inevitable abuses that will come from employing evil means in the name of national security. We can at least hope that policymakers will reject these inexcusable methods in the future. Regrettably, many hard-liners in the U.S. seem wedded to defending the torture regime for reasons of partisan loyalty or ideology”
FLASHBACK: Some people noted back in 2010 what should be done with those who condoned and promoted the torture we are talking about today, those include a Jesuit Priest who REALLY lays it on the line: “…torture in the same clause as abortion and genocide as assaults on human life and dignity. They are all intrinsically evil.”
The social engineers in the WAR DEPT. have really outdone themselves this time, succeeding in cramming young, fertile women into the tiny environment known as a submarine, with over 70 young men competing for their affections and the shot to try and snag some illicit video. YES, the men are sinful but the imbeciles who dreamed this up, by definition, cannot have Saints manning those dive paddles and sonar scopes
Imaginative Conservative – Fr. Dwight Longenecker explains the story of St Nicholas
MISPLACED OUTRAGE: If folks are so outraged and rioting in the streets over the deaths of black people, why aren’t they rioting over the deaths of 35,188 black children who were aborted in NYC last year?
You have to read some things to believe them and this is one of those instances Basically, even after it is revealed that the UVA rape story is a total hoax, this writer wants us to know that the FACTS don’t matter because rapes happen all the time. Perhaps some student journalist, if there is such a creature, could write about the “hook-up culture” that is the wellspring of the derange, casual attitude toward pre-marital sex and committing mortal sin?
Rod Dreher comments on the UVA rape story wondering when “facts” will matter to journalists again ESPECIALLY young journalists
Read Mike Church’s essay – God and Man at Richmond-Challenging the status quo of “separation of Church and State”
Maybe the Feds wouldn’t have to worry about violence and death abroad as a result of a CIA torture report if the CIA weren’t told by Congress to torture in the first place? Maybe?
Do the elderly no longer mingle with the young? Is this what is causing the “wisdom gap”? I say it is more probable that the Millennials have boxed themselves into an online existence and thus cannot HEAR or SEE what everyone who isn’t plugged into their “social media” is doing
It’s Festivus and Ramadan and Kwaaza time again! That’s right, schools in the UK choose Elvis over Jesus in “holiday plays” as Our Lord’s birth become less and less important to Christmas coming every year
The Minnesota High School Athletics League is set to pass rules that totally REMOVE the distinctions between genders in every instance of High School athletics including locker rooms. What is gained by robbing children of the natural ability to distinguish between the genders? Enough confusion to attempt to artificially increase the amount of homosexuals, that’s what. Parents are trying (yes there are some concerned parents in Minnesota) to stop this insanity.
FINALLY someone gets it: It is necessary to renounce the Ferguson protestors BUT that denouncement without mercy, miserere from Latin, that denouncement is an act of Pride without mercy
Patrick J Buchanan: What is wrong with our police forces? Probably the insulated ninnies that write about the police forces, and the morally dubious protest mobs that’s what’s wrong
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, PT 74,639 – Claes Ryn swings for the parking lot at Perpetual War Stadium and with his LindsayGrahamville Sliugger, knocks the war-party and their arrogant, culture of death, masquerading as life defending “good-guy” sycophants, out-of-the-park
Michael Brendan Dougherty is NOT buying the NY Times malarkey “divorce rates are in decline, progressive liberalism and the sex revolution have figured out to repair the breach they created. In MBD’s succinct response to this ridiculous claim we find the Truth: “Nope.”
Imaginative Conservative: “The Pill” gets the treatment it is due from Bruce Frohnen as the marriage and family killer it is
Read the following story and note three things on it’s graphs: 1. The “industries” where there is little decline in income for “millennials” are government subsidized and government run and 2. The biggest decline is in the group that has the least necessity: retail and leisure and 3. WHERE is Mike Rowe and the graph number for MANUFACTURING?
Remember the Christmas War and the Christmas Truce? WWI was the end result of “Liberty-The God That Failed” and its bloody “Holy War” was just the start of the bloodiest century in mankind’s historyI am elated to learn that Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh and 2 “constitutional law professors” I’ve never heard of are “the leaders promoting a Constitutional Convention”
See Mike Church & Kevin Gutzman lead a symposium on Article V Amendment Convention of the Constitution, in 2010
The FBI is using the Judiciary Act of 1789 as an excuse to demand that Apple and Google et al surrender their encryption codes so the Feds can monitor ANYONE’S communication whenever they feel like it.
That is funny, considering that the Judiciary Act spurred the drafting of the 11th Amednment because it was a heresy to theConstitution. What’s even funnier is that in the nullification debate over Alien and Sedition, James Madison & John Taylor PROVED that there was NO police power accorded to the Federal Government to enforce the clauses of the Act that required arrest
I spend a lot of time talking about my daughters and the practice of MODESTY and CHASTITY among other virtues we all hope our children take serious and live by. The comments made online by a Republican congressional staffer about the First Daughters, Sasha and Melia Obama have the right spirit, were they directed at them with Love and a sincere desire to improve the Obama girl’s chances of passing through that Narrow Gate Christ told us of, then what would be the reason to condemn the staffer? Thus the separation of Our religious lives from our political lives claims another victim
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
Kevin Gutzman: Do we have a Caesar or a President in our “federal system” and WHY are “conservatives” always so shocked when the former appears?
Men, the only weapon we have to combat the radical, demonic forces that have sexualized our entire culture, turned women into men and made a mockery of men as “king of the castle” is to reform the Holy League that handed the Muslim hordes of Ali Pasha the most thorough and stunning defeat of Muslim history at the Battle of Lepanto. This Holy League will be comprised of Catholic men ready to go into battle against the cultural demons of our time, not worrying over what members of Gal Queda think our efforts
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Automation is making Men dumb but this WSJ writer says there IS a solution
If y0u’re not into the whole automation career, hanging out by an office water cooler playing air guitar and updating Facebook, the Feds want you to try your hand at farming (YES< there’s a program for THAT now too)
Professor Claes Ryn deconstructs the modern development of American Idealism that is responsible for killing the intent of the Framers of the Constitution. As I have told you hundreds of times, and Ryn reaches the same conclusion, The Constitution is DEAD. “The old American idea of limited, decentralized government was conceived by people who believed that placing restrictions on self and on government and encouraging strong communities was essential to human well-being.”
TN lawmakers sue Obama over his “executive order” to provide amnesty to millions of illegals, this could be the start of a trend and brings about that Constitutional crisis I’ve been warning about
The legal and moral problems Obama will confront carrying out his Executive Order and one of them is the ill-considered effect that many of the illegal aliens Obama purports to rescue actually came here to ESCAPE tinhorn dictatorsLooking for AUTHENTIC, Trappisy Monk Beers (all their proceeds go to charity-REAL charity), here is a list of the top ten Trappist Ales…enjoy!
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?
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
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
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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.