First Amendment Protections
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.… Read More First Amendment Protections
Letter to Our Children Regarding the American ‘Mother’s’ Day
Since American Leftist ideologues are in the process of cancelling mothers, other women, and girls even up to official White House documents; and since indeed they will not allow the traditional scriptural definition of women and girls, your mother and I will no longer celebrate the American corporate ‘Mothers Day’ money grab. We will be… Read More Letter to Our Children Regarding the American ‘Mother’s’ Day
The Holberg Debate on The War in Ukraine
John Mearsheimer and Carl Bildt. Ukraine, Russia, China and the West. A dangerous time in a dangerous multipolar world. The Holberg Debate is an annual event organised by the Holberg Prize. The debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg’s Enlightenment ideas and aims to explore pressing issues of our time. The Holberg Debate was organised for… Read More The Holberg Debate on The War in Ukraine
Aborting ‘Jesus’ = Free Speech
From the New Oxford Review: “The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a topless feminist who acted out the aborting of Jesus in a Paris church in 2013 was exercising “freedom of expression” (The Christian Post, Oct. 24). “Bare-breasted and covered in pro-abortion slogans, Éloïse Bouton entered L’église de la Madeleine wearing a blue veil… Read More Aborting ‘Jesus’ = Free Speech
The Family’s Threat to Utopia
By Solange Hertz. The readers of Time magazine were assured in the summer of 1992 that “within the next hundred years … all states will recognize a single global authority.” The author of the article was Strobe Talbott, member of the CFR, former Rhodes Scholar and President Clinton’s roommate at Oxford. Mr. Talbott, at that… Read More The Family’s Threat to Utopia
Jason M. Morgan writes in the October 2022 New Oxford Review (“When the Secular Saints Go Marxing In”) “Fox News is not conservative. It is, in fact, much less conservative than Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) and Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), leaders of the Frankfurt School.“ “Alexander Riley, in a review of Mark Levin’s recent bestseller American Marxism, charges… Read More Conservative Foxes?
Leo XIII on American Church – State Accomodation
“Pope Leo XIII to the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States, and dated Jan. 6, 1895. “For the Church amongst you, unopposed by the Constitution and government of your nation, fettered by no hostile legislation, protected against violence by the common laws and the impartiality of the tribunals, is free to live and act… Read More Leo XIII on American Church – State Accomodation
Is International Law True Law?
Opinion. Is International Law True Law?27th Sept. 2021. Lawteacher.net. Western nations drag other nations before International courts but often refuse to be judged there themselves. Is this just? Just what is International Law? And a discussion of Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the French Revolution . International Law. “Despite the fact that international law is the… Read More Is International Law True Law?
Tucker Carlson and Thomas Merton on the Nuclear Option
Ominous Nuclear Aggression. Thomas Merton on Moral Chaos, and “the worst insanity”. Thomas Merton: Nuclear Weapons and Sanity: “The generals and fighters on both sides, in World War II, the ones who carried out the total destruction of entire cities, these were the sane ones. Those who have invented and developed atomic bombs, thermonuclear bombs,… Read More Tucker Carlson and Thomas Merton on the Nuclear Option
Why Colleges Are Becoming Cults
Dr. Lyell Asher.June 10, 2022. “[It is] critical that we ask: In whose interest is it to persuade students that a university is a “home” where they’re not to think? In whose interest is it to persuade them that they’re fragile, that they’re threatened, that words are violence, that an imagined slight is as bad… Read More Why Colleges Are Becoming Cults
Biden’s Personal Search and Destroy Mission
An Apparent Death Cult Disguised as a Human Rights Campaign for Women. The Biden administration plans to broaden access to abortion medication, including pills. Abortion will be a major issue in mid-term elections and in 2024. “Health Secretary Xavier Becerra promised to “leave no stone unturned” on abortion care. The federal government will make abortion… Read More Biden’s Personal Search and Destroy Mission
Judeo-Christian Westernism. An Impossible Triangulation.
Review Author: Jason M. Morgan, April 2022, New Oxford Review. The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great. By Ben Shapiro. Publisher: Broadside Books. Pages: 288..Price: $27.99. The Person of Jesus Christ is the hinge of all human history. The Messiah for whom the Jews had waited broke into our world in Bethlehem… Read More Judeo-Christian Westernism. An Impossible Triangulation.
Should Pornography Be Illegal?
Sam Guzman: “The statistics on porn use are staggering. It’s pretty safe to say that at least one in two American men, and a growing number of women, struggle with compulsive porn use. And it’s no wonder: porn is easy to access, free, pleasurable (at least for the moment), and anonymous, making it seemingly irresistible… Read More Should Pornography Be Illegal?
Taking Sheen Seriously
James M. Patterson, April 2020First Things Magazine C-Span: The important lecture of Thomas Reeves on America’s Bishop (including an the account of his many sufferings and persecutions). Watch it here. Fulton J. Sheen is defined in popular imagination by the persona he adopted on Life Is Worth Living, his Emmy-winning television program. During each episode, the… Read More Taking Sheen Seriously
“Democracies Will Change Their Nature”
“…democracies will change their nature; the quaint old forms—elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest—will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of non-violent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. “Democracy and freedom will be the theme of… Read More “Democracies Will Change Their Nature”
Worldwide? Who Will Define “Equity, Equality, and Gender” Globally?
Biden to request $2.6B to promote gender equity worldwide Alex Gangitanohttps://thehill.com/ President Biden will request $2.6 billion for foreign assistance programs that promote general equality worldwide, he announced on International Women’s Day on Tuesday. The funds will be part of his fiscal 2023 budget request to Congress and will double the amount requested for gender programs last… Read More Worldwide? Who Will Define “Equity, Equality, and Gender” Globally?
When the State is Ultimate
So-called ‘Liberals’ have a philosophical problem in this country and beyond. On the one hand they heartily indulge and enjoy the sexual anarchy granted by the succeeding regimes since the 1950’s and 1960’s; on the other hand they tend to deplore the lawlessness of American foreign policy / imperialism / warmaking. They do not see… Read More When the State is Ultimate
“You can see God by sniffing the gas in a cotton.” — Allen Ginsberg
The phenomenon of Allen Ginsberg by Bruce Bawer, The New Criterion On Allen Ginsberg’s poetry, 1985. I’m so lucky to be nutty.—Allen Ginsberg, “Bop Lyrics” (1949) The very first poem in Allen Ginsberg’s Collected Poems 1947-1980  seems, in a way, to prophesy Ginsberg’s entire career. It is titled “In Society,” and it dates from 1947, when the… Read More “You can see God by sniffing the gas in a cotton.” — Allen Ginsberg
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate First of many legal battles to comeWASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Joe Biden’s emergency vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees has been blocked by a federal appeals court. On Saturday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the mandate, explaining in its brief order: “Because the petitions give… Read More Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
Targeting Traditional Families
House passes bill to force young women to sign up for the draft. Passed by 181 Democrats and 135 Republicans. The House’s move to approve the changes Thursday comes after months of debate, with a handful of Republicans pushing back on the modifications made to the existing Selective Service law. Under the new language, failure… Read More Targeting Traditional Families
Albert Einstein and the Bomb
“The physicist Albert Einstein did not directly participate in the invention of the atomic bomb. But as we shall see, he was instrumental in facilitating its development.“ In 1905, as part of his Special Theory of Relativity, he made the intriguing point that a large amount of energy could be released from a small amount… Read More Albert Einstein and the Bomb
Leo XIII on the “Sect of Darkness”
Posing as Light… At the Dawn of the 20th century, On March 19, 1902, in his apostolic letter Annum Ingressi, Pope Leo XIII warned of an abuse of the concepts “Liberty” and “freedom” sweeping the globe, and which is directly opposed to the traditional Christian definition (Jn. 8:31-32). “A certain sect of darkness is engaged,… Read More Leo XIII on the “Sect of Darkness”