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American Capitalism is Broken

American Capitalism is just plain broken. Why do I say that? Because American Capitalism has in essence declared that its god is the Almighty Dollar. And in such circumstances as these, the problem identified by Pope St. John Paul II

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Huddled Masses

In today’s Gospel (Luke 4:16-30) the Lord Jesus demolishes the expectations of those who (not without reason) called themselves God’s chosen people. Just as Elijah was sent not to a widow of Israel but to a Sidonian woman, and just

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The Decision is Void

Just so that we are all clear with respect to the SCOTUS ruling yesterday: the decision is contrary to reason, contrary to the laws of men throughout history, and contrary to the law of God. Consequently the decision is entirely

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Posted in America, Charity, Creation, Justice, Natural Law, Veritatis Splendor, Western Civilization

Ideas have consequences

Where do our human rights come from? According to the Declaration of Independence, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these

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Dimes and their differences

So the GOP won big on Tuesday. Pardon me if I am not giddy with excitement. You see, I remember the last two times the GOP held both houses of Congress; the first time (under Clinton) the Republican Senate refused

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Just say No to football

This is the reason I am no longer a fan of professional American football. It is one thing to be ignorant of the potential risks associated with an activity; it is another thing entirely to actively suppress for twenty years

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This is America?

This is not the America I know and love. Monstrosities The America I knew and loved has been executed by the last two presidents. What we have more and more now is a police state. What’s that you say? Those

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Two completely unrelated classics

The wife is playing this right now. Dirty Laundry is unequivocally one of the greatest rock songs of all time. I can hardly believe it has been more than thirty years since I first heard it, driving to school in

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America

This is America. Once upon a time there was a Constitution that expressly forbids this sort of thing, but the “conservatives” on the Supreme Court decided that if literally anyone in a house lets police in, they don’t need a

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America

This is America: 46th in press freedom in the world. Down from 32nd last year. I am sure that with a little Executive Branch effort, we can plunge even further in liberty.

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