Donald R. McClarey

Politics as Religion

Perhaps the most popular heresy today among many Catholics is the substitution of Leftism for the Faith.  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts, courtesy Mark Shea, gives us an example of this.  He begins by pondering what the Founding Fathers had

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Frederick Douglass

Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too-great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not

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King Obama

    In Federalist 69 Alexander Hamilton responded to the criticism that the Presidency under the proposed Constitution established an elective monarchy which would be a perpetual threat to American liberties:   Hence it appears that, except as to the concurrent

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Freedom of the Press is for All of Us

“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without

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An Administration at War With Our First Freedom

“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” James Madison, Federalist 10 The video above is from the Heritage Foundation and incisively sets forth how ObamaCare is at war with religious liberty.  The Founding Fathers made it clear that

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Alexander Hamilton and the National Debt

This country was blessed at its founding to have on the scene a member of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, who was a financial genius.  His idea to have the Federal government adopt the Revolutionary War debts of the states

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Happy Independence Day! (A Roundup)

Happy Independence Day, folks! — Here is a roundup of some choice reads as we commemorate the birth of our nation: Because it’s worth reading again: The Declaration of Independence – view high-resolution images of the original. (This is a

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Calling all Federalists!

The Cranky Conservative, Paul Zummo, is beginning a series on his blog on the Federalist Papers.  His comments on Federalist 1 are here. The Founding Fathers created a system of government which has endured for over two centuries.  That is a

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Here's to You Mr. Jefferson

With apologies to Simon & Garfunkel.  Hattip to Smitty at the other McCain.  A parody song dreamed up by Mike Church.  If the Founding Fathers could see the fix we are in today with government spending, I am sure it

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