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  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection - In the End, Everything is God's

    06/02/2020 9:27:31 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry | 6-2-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Mark 12:13-17 Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus enunciates a principle that is an implicit resolution of the vexing problem of religion and politics: "Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." God is the deepest source and inspiration for everything in life, from sports to law to the arts to science and medicine. Everything comes from God and returns to God. So what about our famous question of religion and politics? Politics is not in a realm separate from the religious; rather, its deepest ground is...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics - Reason 5: NATURAL LAW

    05/13/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #5: NATURAL LAW What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of Independence, and our whole history as a nation. The concept of natural law was first articulated by Aristotle in Rhetoric, where Aristotle notes that, aside from the “particular” laws that each people has set up for itself, there is a “common” law that is...
  • Theodore Roosevelt Considered Abortion ‘Pre-Natal Infanticide’

    07/15/2019 9:04:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-11-19 | Jack H. Burke
    Have the present-day progressives who say they admire him ever read him? The American Left has an abiding attachment to Theodore Roosevelt. Everyone from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews to former Harvard University Press editor-in-chief Aida D. Donald keeps Roosevelt on hand as a stand-in example of a “good Republican” — invoked, perhaps, when the name of Abraham Lincoln has been outworn, and a new exemplar of “acceptable” Republicanism is needed. A “trans-partisan” figure and an original “progressive,” Roosevelt represents what the GOP could have been. But on the social issues that loom so large in the liberal Democratic mind, just...
  • Mark Passio - Duress, Dissidents & Deadly Force ~ LANGUAGE WARNING

    10/31/2018 8:03:57 PM PDT · by GraceG · 2 replies
    Mark Passio - You Tube ^ | 10/31/2018 | Mark Passio
    This presentation, Duress, Dissidents & Deadly Force, was originally given by Mark Passio in Glendale, AZ on March 10, 2018 as part of the Truth, Mind Reality Conference. In this incendiary presentation, Mark Passio explains the condition of duress under which human beings perpetually live, and the complete moral illegitimacy of that state of coercion and violence. From time to time throughout history, a small percentage of human beings – true dissidents – awakened to the realization that the condition of duress in which they were held was unacceptable to the point that they were willing to give their very...
  • Law Commentary Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh. They Fear the Constitution.

    07/16/2018 7:37:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    [snip] I wish the Supreme Court were less important. But right now, it's one of the only institutions preserving constitutional order. And that's why the left is about to go nuts again.
  • Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?

    02/19/2018 6:53:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 93 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 19, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    In November 2007, the novelist David Foster Wallace wrote a short essay for a special edition of The Atlantic on “The American Idea.” Writing about 9/11 and all that came after, Wallace proposed what some might consider a monstrous thought experiment: Are some things still worth dying for? Is the American idea one such thing? Are you up for a thought experiment? What if we chose to regard the 2,973 innocents killed in the atrocities of 9/11 not as victims but as democratic martyrs, ‘sacrifices on the altar of freedom’? In other words, what if we decided that a certain...
  • The Nature of the Law of Nature

    07/17/2017 1:44:48 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 17th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As the Article V movement grows, we COS volunteers are asked ever-more questions about Article V. While the COS website has a fine Q&A about the amendment process and safeguards, I wish to delve a little deeper here in support of a successful COS convention and subsequent state ratification debates. To the point, we will never make our goal, the return to free government, unless we are firmly grounded in America’s first principles and can explain them to others. Our nation is searching for its soul. Few are aware of the Natural Law basis of our founding and governing system....
  • The Heritage of Natural Law: Mark Levin on Rediscovering Americanism

    07/15/2017 12:38:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Is there an enduring American character? For those who view our nation as at a tipping point, the question is urgent. Others scoff, “Why?” After all, if the American character is truly enduring, it will endure — the ship eventually will right itself to the extent it is off course. And if not, history will inevitably evolve it into something better, right? My friend Mark Levin would counter that this is the wrong way to look at it. The foundation of Americanism, he posits, is natural law. That does not just spontaneously appear, nor passively persevere. Understanding our natural-law roots,...
  • The opioid epidemic tightens its grip on America

    05/22/2017 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20,2017 | Salena Zito
    “We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug,” East Liverpool police officials wrote in a caption on the photo. “We feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess.” The photo caused the country to shudder. And, then, the country forgot. Politicians forgot, too, said Lane. “Governor John Kasich said he was going to come to town and get to the bottom of this. He never did.” Meanwhile, the problems in East Liverpool are deepening. People are dying, yes, “but the broader dangers are ignored,” Lane said. “Think...
  • The Gorsuch Confirmation and the Finnis Connection

    02/12/2017 12:59:58 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 11, 2017 | Steven Hayward
    I haven’t had time to weigh in yet on the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court, so it is time to catch up. In addition to having a law degree from Harvard, it is notable that Gorsuch also took a leave from his lucrative law practice to attend Oxford University to earn a Ph.D under the direction of John Finnis. Never heard of John Finnis? I predict you will in the confirmation hearings. And the likelihood is that Democrats will make fools of themselves, or at the very least unwittingly reveal their essential contempt for the American Founding, and the...
  • SCOTUS Natural Law Primer

    02/08/2017 7:04:50 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Don't expect the Senate hearings on prospective Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to get into the question of natural law, not because it isn't worth it but because it is. Really relevant questions are anathema to politicians and pedagogues alike and the question of whether our rights come from God or government is one of them, particularly since most people working in either sphere would like you to think your liberties are the product of a benevolent state. At his nomination hearings, sitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was pilloried by Senate Democrats because of his interest in natural law....
  • Understanding Your Most Fundamental Rights, Part I

    12/26/2016 9:15:46 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/26/16 | Bill Norton
    “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 are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers by the consent of the governed,…” That quote, from the Declaration of Independence sums it all up—we all have equal rights from nature and nature’s God and laws are established with our consent to protect those rights. Once understood, these simple truths make it easier to understand the proper role of government...
  • Obama: God-Given Rights 'Was a Radical Idea'

    09/21/2016 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama affirmed this week that the Declaration of Independence recognizes that “individual human beings” have “God-given rights.” Yet, he insisted this was a “radical idea” at the time of the founding. […] “So I recognize a traditional society may value unity and cohesion more than a diverse country like my own,” he said, “which was founded upon what, at the time, was a radical idea — the idea of the liberty of individual human beings endowed with certain God-given rights.” What would Alexander Hamilton say to that? Or Thomas Jefferson? Or Cicero? Writing in February 1775, a young...
  • A Primer to The Preamble of Our Constitution

    09/02/2016 2:17:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 2nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The government of our creation rarely does any of the things it is supposed to do, and spends enormous sums doing that which it is not empowered to do. The next time you and your smug, liberal in-law get into politics, I have a curveball for you that he is sure to swing at and miss. Since the vast majority of Leftists substitute passion for reason, it is but a small task to put their nonsense to rest, IF we are armed with fundamental knowledge of our Declaration and Constitution. First, ask him if he believes government exists, as per...
  • Randy Barnett: To Secure These Rights

    07/24/2016 2:07:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In the first chapter to his superb new book, Our Republican Constitution, Professor Randy Barnett opens with the events and intellectual background that led to our Declaration of Independence. Of primary importance is the concept and place of natural law and natural rights. Thousands of men risked their necks in order to assume “the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature” entitled them. Whatever structures of government were to follow, their designs would recognize self-evident truths, that all men are in possession of God-given, natural, unalienable rights. While the literature of the time emphasized rights to life,...
  • On Natural Law Deniers

    05/21/2016 1:25:07 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    "I don't accept the law of gravity." "Then I encourage you to jump, sir.” Over the course of a weekend lunch with my wife, we pondered the goodness of craft beer, and soon wandered into the necessity of North Carolina’s bathroom law. We shook our heads at the idiocracy of Loretta Lynch’s opposition, and her disregard of Natural Law. I was warming up to say something about Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of God’s differential calculus when my wife came up with the advice above for Natural Law deniers. Bring up Natural Law to friends, its importance to free government, and...
  • Same-Sex Marriage is Uniting Evangelicals and Catholic

    05/13/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 5/9/16 | Michael Cook
    A major Evangelical figure in the US says that Catholics were right about The PillOne surprising effect of the rise of same-sex marriage in the United States may be a convergence between evangelicals and the Catholic Church. The best evidence for this is a recent book by Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and one of the nation’s most prominent Evangelical thinkers. In We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, & The Very Meaning of Right & Wrong, he tackles the challenge of same-sex marriage. From a scriptural point of view, the idea...
  • Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

    05/07/2016 1:26:04 AM PDT · by Godebert · 18 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute ^ | 2016 | Witherspoon Institute
    As is evident by the variety of thinkers and source documents presented here, the natural law and natural right tradition is a complex and many-sided body of moral and political thought. It is unified, however, by an agreement as to the natural (as distinguished from conventional or man-made) character of principles of right and wrong, and of justice and injustice. Philosophers and statesmen who think and act within this shared understanding agree that the standards that ought to guide the ordering of political and social life are accessible to human reason. One can find this appeal to natural standards of...
  • The Alpha Male at Bay

    12/04/2015 12:15:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2015 | J. R. Dunn
    Filmmakers sometimes hit the exact correct symbol to represent an idea.That's true of John Ford in the final scene of his masterpiece, The Searchers. Ethan Edwards, frontiersman and Civil War veteran, has succeeded in his years-long quest to rescue a young girl kidnapped by Indians and return her home. He brings her to the cabin, the family fusses over her, and all of them rush inside... All except Edwards, who remains alone, framed by the open door. With an almost childlike gesture,one arm gripping the other at the elbow,he turns away as the door,as if by the hand of God,is...