Poverty Won

When government presumes to reshape society, the result is likely to be gory. by Myron Magnet – Fall 2020 – Claremont Review of Books books reviewed Great Society: A New History Reparations for slavery, you say? Well, we tried that experiment, in the $20-plus trillion spent on welfare, Medicaid, housing, and food stamps for the mostly minority poor since Lyndon Johnson declared his War on Poverty in 1964. As Amity Shlaes shows in her cautionary Great Society: A New History, those trillions only made matters worse. As the clamor swells to compound LBJ’s mistake, Shlaes provides a sobering postmortem, dissecting how and why, when government … Continue reading Poverty Won

U.S. Government – course description

Grade/Age: 9th–12thDates: Aug 16, 2022 – May 2, 2023—TuesPeriod: 08:00 AM – 09:15 AMInstructor: Rev. Lee Johnson Textbook: 8 Ways to Run the Country – Brian Patrick Mitchell ISBN#: 0894554409 Description:Copy Fee: noneInstructor: Mick Lindgren What is government? Where did it come from? Why do we have it? Why do we need it? I want my students to be able to ask the right questions. The first step in understanding anything is to know which questions to ask so that you can have any hope of finding the right answers.They need to know on what presuppositions our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution rest – both … Continue reading U.S. Government – course description

The hidden history of the Buffalo Soldiers, America’s first Park Rangers

While many people have heard of the Buffalo Soldiers, most aren’t aware of the crucial role they played in the history of America’s National Parks. By Monica Danielle, AccuWeather senior producer – Updated Feb. 24, 2021 12:49 AM CST My cmnt: I post this article because it is informative, interesting and of historical importance. My cmnt: I also want to note that Shelton Johnson should do more to acknowledge that much of the nation DID acknowledge the worth and humanity of black people and fought a war to set them free from southern bondage. Blacks in the northern free states did have … Continue reading The hidden history of the Buffalo Soldiers, America’s first Park Rangers

What is the purpose of life?             

By Lord Buckbeak 7/28/22 It goes without question that God has placed us, completely and miraculously, on this earth for a purpose. But what is that purpose? The Westminster Catechism asks the question this way: “What is the chief end of man? The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” This is certainly a clear and direct answer to the question of purpose for all sentient, created beings – from angels to archangels, cherubim to seraphim, men, women and children – we are all created to glorify God by enjoying his presence forever. But this … Continue reading What is the purpose of life?             

Why The Left Hates God, Family and Country

By Scott Hogenson | Oct 22, 2022 | for Townhall.com Rob Schneider is a funny guy. A lot of his humor is irreverent and better suited to the Beavis and Butt-head demographic but his physical comedy and sense of timing are hilarious. His Saturday Night Live skits as the Richmeister / makin’ copies office nerd still crack me up 30 years later.  But there’s more depth to Schneider than his off-color gags and pratfalls suggest. During a recent interview on Fox News in which he explained why he is moving his family to Arizona from California, Schneider touched on the biggest threat facing America … Continue reading Why The Left Hates God, Family and Country

The Church once had deaconesses. So what?

by BRIAN PATRICK MITCHELL posted on JANUARY 18, 2018 For many people, the fact that the Orthodox Church once had deaconesses, somewhere at sometime, is enough to justify having them again. After all, they say, we Orthodox believe in tradition, and deaconesses are part of the tradition. Are they really part of our tradition? Or are they merely part of our history? Here’s the answer: Continue reading The Church once had deaconesses. So what?

Orthodox Deaconesses?

by BRIAN PATRICK MITCHELL posted on OCTOBER 11, 2017 Remarks by Protodeacon Brian Patrick Mitchell At the St. Phoebe Center Conference on “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate” Irvine, Calif. October 7, 2017 Thanks, Helen [Theodoropoulos], for the introduction, and thanks also to AnnMarie Mecera and everyone else at the St. Phoebe Center for the opportunity to speak here today, especially Marilyn Rouvelas, who made the introduction, and Fr. Peter Danilchick, who suggested my name when the need appeared. I’m, of course, representing myself here today and no one else—not my jurisdiction and not my bishop—so the opinions I express today are mine … Continue reading Orthodox Deaconesses?

FBI Whistleblower: Capitol Police Letting Peaceful Protesters Inside Building On January 6 “Smelled Like Entrapment”

Posted By Tim Hains On Date October 23, 2022 – Real Clear Politics “Full Measure” host Sharyl Attkisson speaks with FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend who says he wants to report politically motivated investigations and operations during the 2020 election campaign, including an alleged entrapment plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer while she was running for re-election and investigating non-violent participants in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. “Stephen Friend says financial incentives rewarded FBI managers who built lots of cases under the heading of domestic terrorism,” Sharyl Attkisson reports. About the January 6-related cases, he said: “I had sort … Continue reading FBI Whistleblower: Capitol Police Letting Peaceful Protesters Inside Building On January 6 “Smelled Like Entrapment”

Christian Nationalism?

By Cal Thomas | Oct 13, 2022 – for Townhall.com My cmnt: Cal Thomas is a faithful Roman Catholic and as such has a fear of non-Catholic Christians pursuing some kind of war against them. This is not what is going to happen and is a bit of a strawman. Thomas needs to understand that the people in American government and within the ruling elite (i.e., university professors, democrat politicians, the Deep State, Hollywood, Journos, the alphabet networks, the billionaire class of autocrats, etc.) are the ones he needs to fear. They represent the cancel culture and Marxism and oppression of Biblical … Continue reading Christian Nationalism?

7 Essential “1984” Themes to Know

One of the most powerful books ever written, 1984, offers many meaningful themes related to government and the governed in a totalitarian society. Discover some of the key 1984 themes to improve your understanding of this important work of literature. by Mary Gormandy White – staff writer for yourdictionary.com My cmnt: This is a pretty good set of 1984 themes. The author believes she is writing about President Trump. In this she shares the typical delusions of the Left and democrats. The best illustration of 1984 is the Obama/Hillary/Biden regime of 2008-2016 and the current O’Biden redux of endless new-speak … Continue reading 7 Essential “1984” Themes to Know

An Historic Day of Grace: Supreme Court finally overturns Roe v Wade and sends it back to the States

More than 2 dozen states to restrict abortions after Roe v Wade overturned in Dobbs decision Abortion faces restrictions, bans in at least 25 states, or half the country By Jessica Chasmar | Fox News – 06/24/22 – for fox.news Thirteen states in the country are poised to enact immediate abortion bans and at least 13 more could quickly follow suit after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, leaving abortion rights up to the states to decide. At least 13 states in the country have so-called “trigger laws” banning most abortions that will take effect immediately or within weeks of Roe v. Wade … Continue reading An Historic Day of Grace: Supreme Court finally overturns Roe v Wade and sends it back to the States

Preserving a Constitution Designed for a Moral and Religious People

Aug 3, 2020 – for Regent University by Mark D. Martin, Dean, School of LawBradley J. Lingo, Executive Director, Robertson Center for Constitutional LawMichael Schietzelt, Senior Fellow, Robertson Center for Constitutional Law One of the foremost constitutional theorists of the founding generation, John Adams, observed, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”1 He wasn’t the only Founding Father to hold this view. Indeed, James Madison wrote that our Constitution requires “sufficient virtue among men for self-government,” otherwise, “nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them … Continue reading Preserving a Constitution Designed for a Moral and Religious People

Why American Conservatives, Republicans, and ‘Originalists’ Loved the Queen

By JOEL B. POLLAK – 8 Sep 2022 – Breitbart.news The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has evoked surprisingly powerful emotions in the United States, a country whose founding document is a repudiation of the British monarchy. We American conservatives in particular seem to have a fondness for the Queen, despite our passionate attachment to the spirit of the Founding and its republican (small “r”) principles. In June, I considered taking my eldest daughter to the Platinum Jubilee — before sending her, somewhat reluctantly, on a school field trip to the California legislature instead. One reason conservatives like the Queen … Continue reading Why American Conservatives, Republicans, and ‘Originalists’ Loved the Queen