Donald R. McClarey

A Politicized Military

One of the worst legacies of the Obama administration is a politicized military, with careerist high ranking officers concerned to be perceived as politically correct above all else.  Evidence of this is not hard to find: The nation’s highest military

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Attorney General Lynch and Let’s Pretend

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced yesterday that only redacted versions of Omar Mateen’s three 911 calls will be released to the public. However, Mateen’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS and support for the Boston bombers will not be

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“Climate Change” and the Pentagon

  Just in case you didn’t think we are currently being governed by lunatics: The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to

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Religious Freedom: The First Freedom

    As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government.  I hope ever to see

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Netanyahu Wins and Obama Loses

   TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country’s election, final results showed Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule

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The Obama Administration Knows Who The Real Terrorists Are

    Since its inception, the Obama administration, the same administration unable to say the phrase, “Islamic Terrorism”, has desperately wanted to turn the focus onto domestic “right-wing” terrorism.  The problem of course is that as organized groups such terrorism

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Bigger Fish to Fry

      The powers that be at the Vatican appear to have what they consider to be bigger issues than trifles like religious liberty or the slaying of the unborn: The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met

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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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Department of Justice?

    If anyone doubts that we have gangsters at the helm of the federal government who have nothing but contempt for traditional American liberties, the Obama administration quite nicely continues to supply plenty of evidence to support their hostility

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The Pefectly Partisan Media

      If there is anyone who doubts that almost all the media functions today as unpaid press agents for the Democrat party, today’s presidential press conference should erase all doubts.  Allahpundit of Hot Air explains why: It ran

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Gettysburg Closed

In the never ending effort of the Obama administration to see just how absurd they can be over the fake government shutdown, they have attempted to close down the Gettysburg battlefield.  I say attempted because a lot of tourists are

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Gangsters, Plain and Simple

    If there is anyone who does not think this country is currently run by a pack of gangsters, Father Z’s report on the below story will set you straight:   The U.S. military has furloughed as many as

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IRS Scandal: The Chicago Way

  One of the interesting things about the IRS scandal is how obvious and ham-fisted the bias against conservative groups was:   In February 2010, the Champaign Tea Party in Illinois received approval of its tax-exempt status from the IRS

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A Public Service Announcement From The American Catholic

    Attention, attention!  All IRS employees who gave “special” attention to conservative groups at the behest of your politicial masters.  You are being thrown under the bus!  I repeat, you are being thrown under the bus! U.S. Attorney General

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The IRS Scandal: The Hits Keep On Coming

  It is hard to keep up on the IRS scandal as disclosure followed disclosure today, all damning to the IRS and the administration.  Here is the latest: 1.  Low Level Employees in Cincinnati– Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least

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George Will: How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

1. He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law,

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Low Level Employees of the IRS…Sure

If there is any doubt that we are dealing with gangsters at the helm of the nation, this story should remove that doubt: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of

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J’accuse

    Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom is always brilliant but he outdoes himself in a remarkable post where he explains just how ominous for the Republic the Benghazi scandal is: I have very little I wish to say today, so

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Army Values

  There is an old saying in the military:  once is an accident;  twice is carelessness;  third time is enemy action.  Faithful readers of this blog will recall this post here about an Army briefing which labeled Christians, including Catholics, as

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Fisker Automotive: Obama’s Bad Karma

    Hattip to Mary Katherine Ham at Hot Air.  Back in 2008 Obama stated that if elected he would create five million green jobs over the next decade.  At this stage it becomes monotonous to bring up the fact

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New Republic as State Organ

      Martin Peretz had the dubious privilege of owning the money losing New Republic for 35 years.  Last year he sold it to Chris Hughes, Facebook Tycoon and Obama insider.  He is none too happy with the mag now.

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Amazons Attack!

    Back in my misspent youth in the Seventies I served some time in the Green Machine.  (I like to think that I greatly contributed to the defense of the nation by leaving the Army.)  While I was learning the mysteries

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Live Not By Lies

    Live Not by Lies is the last thing Alexander  Solzhenitsyn wrote before his exile to the West in 1974.  Solzhenitsyn was one of the giants of the last century.  Thrown into the Gulag while he was an artillery

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We Will Outlast Them

“That on you is fallen the shadow, And not upon the Name; That though we scatter and though we fly, And you hang over us like the sky, You are more tired of victory, Than we are tired of shame.

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You Are the Threat!

  You may never have considered yourself a terrorist, but if you are a conservative a new government study indicates that you might well be: The report’s author is Arie Perliger, who directs the Center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences

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A Guide to the 23 Edicts for the Perplexed

  We at The American Catholic, among our many other missions, aim to translate Governmentese into English with color commentary.  Herewith is an example of our service in regard to President Obama’s 23 executive orders on gun control, better termed

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Laws Are For Our Enemies, Not Our Friends

The District of Columbia, one of the worst governed jurisdictions in the United States, has a law on the books, placed there for political purposes by the uber liberals who run it, banning “high-capacity” ammo clips, of the type waved around by

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Molon Labe

    “While Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the Great King’s army and demanded that the Greeks lay down their

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Klavan: Gloom Begone!

    Andrew Klavan writes a column and notes reasons for optimism in our winter of discontent: 1. Fracking. As I’ve said before, Obama and the EPA will ultimately be splatter on the windshield of this progress. There’s energy in

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In the State we Trust

Mr. Obama is my shepherd, And I am in want. He maketh me to lie down on park benches, He leadeth me beside still factories, He disturbeth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of destitution for his party’s sake.

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A Lazier America

    I think that the re-election of Obama will come to be viewed by most Americans as an umitigated disaster in the years to come.  He has been a curse upon this country in so many ways, but perhaps

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Why We’re Not Going Anywhere

Let me explain, in as clear and precise terms as I can, why social conservatives are not going anywhere, nor should they go anywhere, but should remain right at the heart of the conservative movement and gain acceptance among libertarians

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