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Monarchy: Bulwark of Civilization

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A 2009 Vatican conference condemned “ethical relativism, which by no means few see as one of the principal conditions for democracy because relativism is said to assure tolerance and mutual respect between people. However, on the basis of these assumptions

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Monarchy: The Cure for Democratic Ills

“[Democracy] soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams “Men think that what is just is equal; and that equality is the supremacy of the popular will; and

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Jeb Bush: The Man of the Year

He’s been faithful [1–3], smart [4–5], caring [6], and devoted to his wife and children [7]. Yet, he’s belittled and reviled [8]. I’m talking about Jeb Bush, the man who started out on top but fell quickly [9], the man

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Hillary Clinton’s Catholic-Related Emails

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took an interest in Catholic affairs. The following are interesting selections taken from her declassified emails, which are easily searchable, thanks to The Wall Street Journal‘s tool. Here are three on the contraception fight:

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Russia and China: Friends, or Foes?

(I wrote the following for The Washington Times‘ online edition, and it was published on 8 August 2013. The global situation has changed somewhat since then, but I think that this column is still relevant.) Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent

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America Turns Nativist Against Pope Francis

After Donald Trump’s outrageous attacks on the Holy Father, many Americans — for now, especially those on the right — seem to agree that the Pope is an evil foreign tyrant. Look at those numbers of support! This is not

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Jihad and Heresy

I have established that Islam has never been peaceful. But, when confronted by Muslim heretics, Protestants, especially, have an innate tendency to cower over this. Just like Protestants, these Muslims protest against their tradition, with heresies of Qur’an-alone, “tolerance”, and

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A Cheikh’s Summary of Israeli-Lebanese Relations

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen here explains Israeli-Lebanese relations. He is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. What is the general Lebanese opinion on Israel? Officially, Lebanon is at a state of war against Israel. Currently, the borders

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Posted in Current, Historical, Politics

6 Quotes from Judge Feldman’s Ruling on Marriage

Here are six excerpts from Judge Martin L. C. Feldman‘s landmark ruling against same-sex civil marriage in Robicheaux, et al. v. Caldwell. “The Court first takes up the most hefty constitutional issue: Equal Protection. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution commands

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Libertarians and Catholicism

I have argued before that, in their fullest, libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible — but to what degree are they so? Leaders of the libertarian movement have certainly said silly, anti-Catholic things. Ludwig von Mises, for example, compared Christ to

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Posted in Current, Economics, Politics

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