Donald R. McClarey

Father Flakey and the Armed Guard

        One of the truisms of Catholic journalism in this country is that it is never a waste of time to inquire what “Father Flakey”, as he was christened long ago by legendary Chicago columnist, the late

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Donald R. McClarey

Yep

Section 1. Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of Mississippi, that no freedman, free Negro, or mulatto not in the military service of the United States government, and not licensed so to do by the board of

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Donald R. McClarey

Pensees

  One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals   Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts has some interesting thoughts about school

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Donald R. McClarey

CNN: Always the Party Line

Well CNN last night had a little show trial of Republicans and the NRA, disguised as a townhall, in regard to the Florida school shooting.  However, one of the true student heroes refused to participate:   Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

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Pink Revolvers Would Work Better

  Reported rapes in Sweden:  1975-2014           A perfect symbol of the age of pernicious make believe in which we live:     A recent Swedish press release warns that groping is a crime. In it,

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Comments?

  Hattip to Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts.     The latest droppings from the mind of Mark Shea:   This mockery of gooey fake piety… June 18, 2016 by Mark Shea 0 Comments is currently circulating on the web.

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It’s The People Not the Guns

  Or as my Father’s favorite Western, Shane, put it:   “Shane: A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as

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Rebecca Frech Schools Mark Shea on Guns

Mark Shea has a habit of saying that unless people do x, x always being a policy he endorses, they really are not pro-life.  This of course is simply an attempt, at least among pro-lifers, to stop debate on x

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Revenge of the Bitter Clingers

    Interesting election results in Colorado where two Democrat state senators, including the President of the Colorado Senate went down to defeat in recall elections: Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted

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Various and Sundry, 8/23/13

Sadly all vacations must come to an end, but on the bright side that means I’m back with some linky goodness. The Debate We Aren’t Having Three thugs murdered a young man simply because they were bored. Naturally this means

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What Is In the Water In Colorado?

    I have had two prior posts on Democrat Colorado legislators, here and here, who apparently would prefer to see women raped then armed.  Ace, at Ace of Spades, brings to the fore a third Democrat, Senator Evi Hudak.

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Prayer When It Suits Them

  Pro-abort Senator Diane Feinstein, (D.CA)  at her press conference yesterday at which she displayed the guns she wants to ban, had it begin with a prayer by Episcopalian Canon Gary Hall, who runs the laughingly entitled Episcopalian “National Cathedral” in

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Doing the Job Big Media Won’t Do

My friend Jay Anderson linked to this excellent piece from a Fox affiliate in Cincinnati addressing crime statistics in Great Britain and the United States. As Jay remarked, it’s sad that it takes a small affiliate news station to do

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The Need for Order, or “Do Something” Syndrome

In light of the horrific massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, it is disappointing but not altogether surprising that the calls to just do something to stop the violence rang out before the middle of the day. I’ll

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Is The Public Crazy Not To Support Gun Control?

A number of opinion writers have taken the occasion of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado to express disgust with the fact that the American public shows little inclination towards increased gun control. According to Gallup, the percentage of Americans

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The Magical Mystery Glock

In the wake of the Tuscon shooting, there have been renewed call for gun control. This is hardly surprising, and while from my own point of view it seems like an attempt to make political hay out of widespread shock

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Hobbesian Gun Control

I was struck by a passage out of this recent National Review piece by Keven D. Williamson in reference to gun control: People have a visceral reaction to guns, which is why the reactions to the Supreme Court’s recent decision

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Debate on Armed Protesters at Townhall Meetings

[Updates at the bottom of this article] Though long (my solution was to download the MP3 and listen to it in the background throughout the day) this BloggingHeads discussion between Megan McArdle of the The Atlantic (libertarian) and author Michelle

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Law, Free Will, Choice and… Guns

In my mis-spent youth, I used to listen to NPR’s Morning Edition every morning while doing my math (yes, that’s the kind of thing we wacky homeschoolers get away with). One morning (this was probably around ’93) they were covering

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Gun Control and School Shootings

Politicians are already considering how to tighten gun control laws as people respond with shock and horror to a school shooting spree which took the lives of 15 victims and the 18-year-old shooter in a small town today in Germany.

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Catholics, The 2nd Amendment, & Subsidiarity

Ryan Harkins took an initial look at how Catholics should look at the question of whether there is a natural right to own guns in a post last week. The basic thrust of Ryan’s argument, and I ask him to

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