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G. K. Chesterton: “Once abolish the God”

29 July 2016

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“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.”

G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Jefferson: “all power is inherent in the people”

29 July 2016

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“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

G. K. Chesterton: “the Swing of the Pendulum”

28 July 2016

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“The whole curse of the last century has been what is called the Swing of the Pendulum; that is, the idea that Man must go alternately from one extreme to the other. It is a shameful and even shocking fancy; it is the denial of the whole dignity of the mankind. When Man is alive he stands still. It is only when he is dead that he swings.”

G. K. Chesterton

A Convention of Ghouls

28 July 2016


These people are ghouls. Ghouls are mythological monsters that devour human flesh. Can you think of a better description of Democrats like Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, and Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, who both spoke during prime time at the Democratic National Convention this week, to be applauded and cheered by the delegates?

This years Democratic convention is the most proudly pro-abortion political convention ever. The Democratic platform was changed this year to call for the repeal of the Hyde amendment in order to provide unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients.

Thomas Jefferson: “let us carry ourselves back”

28 July 2016

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“On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823

Our lives already belong to Christ. Those who wish to destroy us cannot win.

27 July 2016

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There was a  great article by Hans Fiene in The Federalist about what motivated Islamic Jihadists to slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel yesterday. Here is an excerpt:

 

I don’t know if Father Hamel had the chance to speak any last words to his flock as the terrorists stormed into his sanctuary. But I do know that any faithful pastor wouldn’t need to say much in his final benediction. To fulfill the final task of his job, all he’d need to do was look at the sheep he’d forgiven throughout the years and tell them, “Don’t be afraid. These men have come here to take our lives, but they’re too late. Our lives already belong to Christ.”

 

Father Hamel is now numbered among all the faithful priests who have gained the crown of martyrdom down through the centuries.

You can read the whole article here.

G. K. Chesterton: “Comforts that were rare among our forefathers”

27 July 2016

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“Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it.”

G. K. Chesterton

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