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FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

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Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense ...
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FIRST PRINCIPLES: FIRST IMPRESSIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name “America” already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those impressions are a mixture of street talk, music, films, and of course, relatives who ...
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THE INTERNET AND SATAN’S GAME BY BISHOP ROBERT BARREN

  (If you like what Bishop Barren has said here, please go to the Catholic World Report, and give them and Bishop Barren an attaboy. He has provided an important link to understanding the structural phenomenon we’re encountering, which is the strategy, plowing the row, so to speak, of a new type of  ...
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CHARACTER, IN SEARCH OF HUMILITY

Is it a sign of less character  to be vain? How about excessively vain? Is it sign of low character to be arrogant? Or just excessive arrogant? Is it a sign of low character to display condescension toward others? To look down one’s nose? What if we don’t wear condescension on our ...
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WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS NOT DONE, BUT CAN AND SHOULD DO

*Image: Woodrow Wilson's sheep grazing on White House lawn to reduce grounds keeping costs during World War I, c. 1917. Source: Library of Congress (digital. id. hec.10788)
  Needed: A Forty-Year Legacy Donald Trump has broken down major barriers simply by being elected president. In the greatest sense of the term, his election was “historic” for it represented the first time in many generations that the people of the United States, as was always their power to do, reached up and ...
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THE CANONS OF CONSERVATISM, “THOSE OTHER GUYS”, AND THE VETERANS, A PREAMBLE

The twelve Apostles receiving inspiration from the Holy Spirit and composing the Creed Illumination by Somme_le_Roy_f.10v – Date: 1295 (Wikipedia) William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But ...
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THE TWO FACES OF THE DEEP STATE AND “THE PEOPLE”

So when they say “the FBI, or DOJ or CIA said this, or did that” – your first thought should be, “Which one?” Especially if it’s the media telling you these things. Also, never forget that is has been this way since at least JFK. In 1998, a man asked me to help ...
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WOULD YOU JUST HAND A CHILD OVER TO A STRANGER?

Citizen Tom Supposedly, we have to open our borders because it is not nice to put “children in cages”. That’s ignorant nonsense. Do the people who advocate such nonsense put up signs in their yards advertising for poor people to leave babies on their doorsteps? I DO WHAT JESUS ...
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