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.com’s Pile of Prep, all the materials used to prepare the Mike Church show, 2015 Edition. Kevin Gutzman reviews a new book on the rise of monarchy in the United States, a phenomenon that has occurred despite the Founders (some of them) efforts to prevent it. 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.“This is the first principle of democracy: that the essential things in men are the things they hold in common, not the things they hold separately. And the second principle is merely this: that the political instinct or desire is one of these things which they hold in common. Falling in love is more poetical than dropping into poetry. The democratic contention is that government (helping to rule the tribe) is a thing like falling in love, and not a thing like dropping into poetry. It is not something analogous to playing the church organ, painting on vellum, discovering the North Pole (that insidious habit), looping the loop, being Astronomer Royal, and so on. For these things we do not wish a man to do at all unless he does them well. It is, on the contrary, a thing analogous to writing one’s own love-letters or blowing one’s own nose. These things we want a man to do for himself, even if he does them badly.” – G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
An Essay on the Soviet-like response to the SAE fraternity controversy at OU shines the light on the “millennials” inability to treat verbal “offenses” as what they are: rude, inappropriate, lewd, vulgar, offensive speech. Note the absence of criminal commission…oh wait, these offenses to manners and civility ARE criminal and that’s the point, to what end?
The prospect of Christian Conservatives, not having a welcome mat in either party as expressed yesterday by Rod Dreher and yours truly meets opposition in the form of perfunctory, American, boilerplate political advocacy. Noah Millman argues that conservatives MUST choose a party or negotiate a deal with one of them to “represent” their views. But this misses the point altogether, the True Social, read Christian, conservative, doesn’t HAVE any more room to negotiate and remain a social-Christian conservative. This is the point I have been making over and over: Political parties win elections, they do NOT change paradigms, they react to them in fact they shape them to their secular benefit.
Kevin Gutzman‘s review of Frank Buckley’s “The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America,” makes me want to go out and buy the book (I did) AND provides further, damning proof that the USA is anything BUT a war-making, quasi-dictatorship bully. Please note Kevin’s historical observation that the Virginia elite of 1776-88 were NOT monarchichal but were mostly [r]epublican. I have special affection for his lament at the futility of the mantra that all “…we need to do is get back to the Constitution”, a destination made nearly impossible by the mis-education of generations over the ballyhooed and fabled document.
DeceptiCONNED III: Why aren’t war-hawks ever held accountable for death, mayhem, destruction destabilization etc they cause with their never-ending wars? (hint, the answer my contain “war-like people” in it)
Conor Freidersdorf echoes Larison (above) on the blameless failed war-hawk embarrassment AND makes the point I have been making about Mrs. Clinton’s cardinal sin being the war she started in Libya that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the destabilization on northern Africa in favor of jihad
The backlash against the promotion of Pro-abortion, pro-homosexual “marriage” VA governor Terry MacAulife as grand marshall of Norfolk VA, Diocese, St Patrick’s Day Parade grows among the faithful. Why hasn’t the Governor honored “separation of Church and State” and rejected the invitation?
The modern struggle for community against a backdrop of compulsory electronic conformity is real and getting worse. I’ve said, several times, “there is nothing that can lead to your happiness that cannot be purchased and advertised on electronic media”. Michael Brendan Dougherty taps into this in a BRILLIANT, MUST READ piece on the subject: Corporate America is colonizing your mind. And you’re letting them.
DeceptiCONNED: Yesterday I tried to explain that the Obama Admins talks with Iran and the P5+1 were INTERNATIONAL, that the UN was granting the authority to negotiate and that the other 4 members of the Security council would also be signing the agreement. This would make a DeceptiCON coup from President Santorum to abrogate the agreement a slap at the NATO countries signing on and the Security Council itself. That is not to be dismissed as DeceptCONS are foolishly doing. Well, the Iranian Foreign Minister said as much today in a response to the letter from Senator Cotton. Zarif, mocking the DeceptiCON dig that HE is a constitutional ignoramus who needs Senatorial “enrichment” wrote that he hopes his letter “…may enrich the knowledge of the authors to recognize that according to international law, Congress may not modify the terms of the agreement at any time as they claim, and if Congress adopts any measure to impede its implementation, it will have committed a material breach of US obligations.”
It’s The Constitution Stupid: Luther Martin, that most lovable (and jovial) of all the Founders, tried to inform his countrymen of the fundamental flaws that the Constitution, if ratified as written, contained and would come back to haunt the descendants of the ratifying generation.
I have been warning you that the Republican Party cannot and will not be the entity that helps “take back America” if the taking back includes a revival of the Christian moral teaching of 1900 years. We now have the proof that this is becoming reality and that Christian “conservatives” better prepare themselves for the martyrdom that is to come as a result of the Error of the secular conversion of moral dogma into moral “choice”. “Opinion” never had any say so in this teaching and Truth says and always will say that it still doesn’t yet that is what is driving this greatest of all Heresies. If you think this issue can be solved by “the states” having leeway to check homosexual marriages at the courthouse the history of this Error says you’re wrong. Pray that it will not cost you your head.
So three, gay, married men walk into a bar… This ridiculous headline will become commonplace in the near future and has already been an actual news item in Thailand. Now that morality is simply the sum total of what deviances the human mind can conceive that have as their end the gratification of the individual, regardless of the cost to civilization or the toll in souls lost to mortal sin that will fall “into Hell like snowflakes”
Slick Hilly Strikes Again….YAWN: The REAL scandal of Hillary’s emails is that the Clintons seem to remain permanently mired in scandal which, put into its proper context, means they operate as corrupt in a corrupt system that infrequently tries to prove its worthiness by pretending to correct itself. What punishments will Hillary suffer as a result of her latest deceit? NONE, and that’s the point David Hirsanyi makes
DeceptiCONNED- GOP War-Hawks to the known universe: There is no PEACE talk we will honor so long as our war contractors profits and the future of our all-war all-the-time political party are endangered. There is NO precedent to an (nearly) entire political party’s body of Congress membership uniting to undermine the diplomatic relations engaged in by the Executive branch
CINOS strike St Patrick’s Day…AGAIN: Catholic In Name Only KOC invites PRO Homosexual “Marriage” and PRO Abortion governor of VA, Terry McAuliffe to be grand marshall of the Trinity Parish St Patrick’s Day Parade
Here’s a complete WaPo rundown of the latest developments in the GOP “Open letter to the Iranians” saga
Here is a historical breakdown of the amount of work done by the U.S. Senate on foreign policy (treaties) and the work don by the Executive in cahoots with the Senate (treaties) and on its own with Congress’s tacit endorsement (Executive statements). “During the first half-century of its independence, the United States was party to sixty treaties but to only twenty-seven published executive agreements. By the beginning of World War II, there had been concluded approximately 800 treaties and 1,200 executive agreements. In the period 1940-1989, the Nation entered into 759 treaties and into 13,016 published executive agreements. Cumulatively, in 1989, the United states was a party to 890 treaties and 5,117 executive agreements.”
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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
The questions Clint Eastwood asks in American Sniper are not being grasped by the films proponents and opponents. This is yet another indication of the lack of contemplation in our world devoid of Truth
*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
WHERE THE JOBS AREN’T: If we add back into the unemployment statistics, all those who have stopped looking for work, the employment situation has NOT improved as urban legend now holds
DeceptiCONNED: Jeb Bush reveals JebediahCare as an alternative to Obamacare just as I have told you the GOP “leaders” would do. It won’t be long before Republicans will be screaming “hands off my JebediahCare” air whatever alternative the fake conservatives come up with the put their stamp on the welfare state
DeceptiCONNED II: The rise of WI Governor Scott Walker in GOP primary polling might mean the end of Senator Rand Paul’s “moment” , and libertarians like him are going to be left in the same position they were when Ron Paul failed to capture the GOP base in 2008 and 2012. I have talked about this for 5 years now and this just bears the point out that the Big War machine will not take its defeat without a fight and it has the resources and the con-job intelligence working for it.
Buchanan: Officer Darren Wilson is finally free from Eric Holder’s tyranny but the damage is already done.
DeceptiCONNED II: Senator Rob Johnson tells Fox News Sunday that if Iran Hawks don’t get their wish-list in the treaty negotiations then the “military option” WILL BE USED. Apparently Johnson, Corker, McCain, Graham et al haven’t read the U.N. charter we are signers of nor have they read the NPT treaty that Iran is a signatory to. Then again, these clowns don’t think the U.S. Constitution is binding on them so why would they think the international version is?
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
The history of Chinese dynasties dates back 2600 years BEFORE Christ
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.
REMINDER: The U.S. is currently party/signatory to over 400 treaties, so it is not as though we don’t know that this is how diplomacy is recognized and guided officially
Roll Tide! The Alabama Supreme Court rules the SCOTUS is out of order, has no jurisdiction and neither does the Federal Constitution over the State’s marriage laws and orders judges in the state to STOP issuing marriage “licenses”. The judges ruling hints that a return to Subsidiarity is needed and even makes the marital act and creation of children a responsibility of the state to protect. This is not your father’s court ruling folks, witness. ““Marriage has always been between members of the opposite sex,” it said. “The obvious reason for this immutable characteristic is nature. Men and women complement each other biologically and socially. Perhaps even more obvious, the sexual union between men and women (often) produces children. … In short, government has an obvious interest in offspring and the consequences that flow from the creation.”
THIS is a Constitution, it does NOT “marry” people: The written decision of the Alabama Supreme Court, mentioned above, is a crash course in Constitutional separation of powers, ratified intent and the eternal law of God…wow
War War War, Kill, Kill, Kill: 62% of the American shekel lust after a ground war in Asia, against ISIS. I challenge those offering this “opinion”, what are the ENDS of this conflict? Have you thought of it? Have you considered the unintended consequences? Are you willing to sacrifice YOUR income, savings, liberties and even children’s lives in the endeavor?
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.
Get ready for the Libs and the DeceptiCONS to start practicing “Populism Control” a political effort to snuff those pesky peasant revolts that threaten the $4 TRILLION annual spending orgy the 2 parties divvy up pretending one is impoverished and the other WANTS to be impoverished
Anna Marie Cox, a “liberal” blogger, “comes out of the closet” in regards to her Christian faith. It is a curiosity that “coming out” has become a public spectacle as opposed to a personal testimony that is publicly evident. That is not a knock on Ms. Cox but an observation on the current sorry state of our affairs of Faith. A snippet: “No, I’m nervous to come out as a Christian because I worry I’m not good enough of one. I’m not scared that non-believers will make me feel an outcast. I’m scared that Christians will. I am not sure if there is anything Obama could do to make someone like Erick Erickson believe he is Christian in a “meaningful way.” For a thousand reasons, mostly bad ones, I presume for me he and his compatriots would set the bar lower. But how low?”
What exactly “are the merits of SSM”? Well, according to “conservative” Jeb Bush and his entourage, they are legion and will help the “conservative party” win elections in 2016 and beyond. Translation? If you are a Catholic/Christian, the GOP is telling you their God is political power and control of that power, God and his teaching and eternal law, can go pound sand….and so can you.
Rand Paul’s winning of the CPAC straw poll practically guarantees he will not be the GOP standard bearer but rather the heretic in the pro-war debates. Recall that Ron Paul won a half dozen CPAC straw polls thanks to his bases’s incredible grass roots activism
Bibi Netanyahu, our minister of foreign policy disguised as Israel’s Minister of Foreign policy, is generating “controversy” over his address to a joint session of Congress tomorrow
DEAD CONSTITUTION GETS COLDER: The FCC does the dirty work, AT&T and the Wall Street monopolizers can’t do: squashing internet/broadband competition via the misnomer “Net Neutrality”. Come to think of it, the FCC can’t do this either but like most things from Mordor, no one cares about the law and the Constitution, only outcomes
MORE DEAD CONSTITUTION: CEI sued the FCC in 2012 and their claim of unConstitutionality is still true today
Recall that the FCC power to micromanage speech content as in radio and TV was ruled unConstitutional during the “fairness Doctrine” days and then upheld when Congressional Libs tried to bring it back
Finally, the DC Court of appeals dealt what should have been the prevailing view on this subject from the “stare decisis” point of view in 1989, yet here we are again
Happy Birthday to a Real Hero: In an age where Hannah Davis and “Kanye” are revered as “heroes” to far too many, I would like to share the birthday of one Fr. Roussel Thomas Byles who sacrificed a place on the Titanic’s lifeboats to instead remain with those stranded, hear their confessions, grant them last rites and pray the Rosary. B. 26 Feb, 1870; D. 15 April, 1912. R.I.P. Fr. Byles.
Guns and Ammo: The Guns are your biceps the Ammo is the Holy Rosary. For those who snickered or got outraged or tuned out when on today’s show “[I] went all Catholic, again”, here is one or thousands of stories on the use of The Rosary against Muslim hordes and in this case, the fleet of the Sultan, repelled at LePanto in the last “great naval battle featuring ships with oarsmen”.
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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The latest Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Edition” cover (WARNING: [email protected] or KIDS or Catholics) is just the latest sign of the coming public orgies our total lack of modesty mandates, no scratch that, our wholesale REFUSAL to even acknowledge there is such a thing as modesty, will produce if it hasn’t already, public, Nero style orgies. And who will care or object, and on what grounds? You don’t like the animal print on the 1/4″ of bikini fabric covering the model’s …. ahem…. The “conservatives” at The Federalist wish for people like me to “calm down” because publicly showing all the Lord blessed you with at birth is a repudiation of the Puritans and necessary for a free society. Pope Benedict XV summed up our current, moral pickle x 1000 back in 1925 “One cannot sufficiently deplore the blindness of so many women of every age and station. Made foolish by a desire to please, they do not see to what degree the indecency of their clothing shocks every honest man and offends God. Most of them would formerly have blushed for such apparel as for a grave fault against Christian modesty.” Sorry, your Holiness, Hannah Davis HAS NO clothing.
The little “lending libraries” I talked about seeing in Scotland where residents of a community place books in a small enclosure or old phone booth and then borrow them by leaving a book of their own are now under assault by local governments everywhere who don’t want their monopoly on public libraries threatened
Is the current state of Great Britain in as pathetic a moral state as Islam is? Joseph Pearce says yes and that “Great Britain is Dead”
Read my essay on James Madison’s speech to Congress opposing the 1st National Bank of the U.S.,
PRAY: Soooo, people bailed on Christ to avoid being affiliated with the Republican Party? The libs that fantasize over this being true cannot possibly stand in front of a life-sized, sculpture of Our Lord, crucified, IN a Catholic Cathedral and really believe that is true and if it IS then not lament it being true
Jeb Bush shows that he does not understand what it means to be a member of a community by calling for more foreigners to invade current communities and in exchange for a job… “You come, you work hard, you embrace these values, and you’re as American as anyone who came on the Mayflower”. First off, those on the Mayflower weren’t Americans they were British
If you are wondering whether there is a morally valid, Pro-Life reason to oppose vaccinations in some cases there most certainly is. As then Holy Father Benedict XVI instructed a woman back in 2005 on the evil that surrounds the MMR vaccine and what to do about it.
Followup to yesterday’s post of James Madison’s veto of a “public works” bill in 1817. President Monroe vetoed nearly identical legislation 6 years later and explained his reasons similarly
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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”
READ HOW TO PREP YOUR DAUGHTER FOR DATING-A CATHOLIC PARENTS GUIDE TO DEALING WITH SEXUALITY
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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