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The Liberal Stampede To “Abolish ICE”

July 10, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Liberal Stampede To “Abolish ICE”

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “No Borders! No Nations! No Deportations!” “Abolish ICE!” Before last week, these were the mindless slogans of an infantile left, seen on signs at rallies to abolish ICE, the agency that arrests and deports criminal aliens who have no right to be in our country. By last week, however, “Abolish ICE!” was no longer the exclusive slogan of the unhinged left. National Democrats were signing on. Before his defeat in New York’s 14th Congressional District, Joe Crowley, fourth-ranked Democrat in the House, called ICE a “fascist” organization. After Crowley’s rout by a 28-year-old socialist who called for killing the agency, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) declared ICE to be “a cruel deportation force (that) we need…Continue Reading

Bye, Bye Channel 5

July 9, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Bye, Bye Channel 5

By MIKE MANNO I saw something that bothered me last night on the 10 o’clock news. Here in Des Moines we have three network affiliate newscasts: CBS, Channel 8; NBC, Channel 13, and the perennial also-ran, ABC, Channel 5. I usually like to click around the dial and not settle or depend on just one. For the last few months, however, I’ve been regularly watching the also-ran, Channel 5. I liked 5; the graphics were clear and easily readable, it had some very good feature stories, and it followed our local Iowa talent, Maddie Poppe, on her road to becoming this year’s American Idol. At 10 p.m., I’d turn from what I was watching to the Channel 5 “We Are…Continue Reading

Latest High Court Vacancy . . . Tests Whether A New Revolution Truly On Way For Americans

July 8, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Latest High Court Vacancy . . . Tests Whether A New Revolution Truly On Way For Americans

By DEXTER DUGGAN As the Independence Day holiday passed, many Americans wondered if a historical new revolution truly was on the way. Would the majority of Supreme Court justices routinely start basing their decisions again on plain constitutional understandings rather than being ghost-hunters for closeted, spectral “penumbras and emanations” that continued ripping our heritage from our arms? The answer depended in large part on President Trump, put in office by the vote of the people. And who his next selection would be for the High Court, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement announcement of veteran Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 27. The almost unlimited power that the court had grasped over American life was reflected in the…Continue Reading

Mexico Declares Open War On The United States

July 7, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Mexico Declares Open War On The United States

By CHRISTOPHER MANION This week’s election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico formalizes the state of war that Mexico has waged on the United States for decades. Donald Trump is the first president to recognize this state of war, however inchoately. López Obrador, known universally by his initials, AMLO, has finally won the presidential campaign he’s been running most of his adult life. He intends to put Trump’s mettle to the test. Mexico’s elite Corruptos hate the United States, even though their opulent prosperity depends on us. Every level of Mexican government, business, law, and daily life is rife with cartels and corruption, and the poor suffer the most, always paying, never paid. These habits required for…Continue Reading

Justice Kennedy V. Cicero, Jefferson, Hamilton, And MLK

July 6, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Justice Kennedy V. Cicero, Jefferson, Hamilton, And MLK

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY History will remember Justice Anthony Kennedy for advancing an illogical argument to deny a God-given right. That places him on the opposite side of a fundamental question from the great Roman senator Cicero — as well as from Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1825, an 82-year-old Jefferson wrote a letter putting the Declaration of Independence in context. He wanted people to know: There was nothing unique or new about the philosophy it embraced. “Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind,” Jefferson said. “All its authority rests then on the…Continue Reading

After Fr. Martin Talk… Californian Pleased That Courage Will Have Its Turn

July 5, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on After Fr. Martin Talk… Californian Pleased That Courage Will Have Its Turn

By DEXTER DUGGAN An official with the San Diego Catholic Diocese told a local orthodox Catholic activist, Allyson Smith, that in July a representative of Courage will lead a national conference call. Courage is a national orthodox Catholic ministry that encourages a chaste life for those with same-sex attraction. Smith had contacted the southern California diocese to express her concern after controversial Fr. James Martin, SJ, was announced as the speaker on a June 21 national call which the diocese promoted that was titled “Building a Bridge: Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity in Ministry With LGBT Catholics.” Martin is regarded as taking a different view than Courage’s. Smith, a traditional-values advocate in suburban El Cajon, contacted Laura Martin-Spencer, director of the…Continue Reading

Of Heterodoxy And Homodoxy

July 4, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Of Heterodoxy And Homodoxy

By SHAUN KENNEY Orthodoxy is typically defined as correct belief, ortho and doxeia both from the Greek meaning quite literally “right opinion” or “right belief.” This definition of orthodoxy as belief tends to rattle some of our more strident youth who feel as if belief or opinion is less strident a term than orthodoxy implies, yet it is a good choice of words. When we say the Nicene Creed, for instance, we are exclaiming not what we believe, but rather that I believe — credo — a far different thing than “I know” or “I guess.” The key behind an orthodox opinion is that there is some sort of extrinsic authority that validates its correctness. If your beliefs coincide with…Continue Reading

The Return Of Humpty-Dumpty

July 3, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Return Of Humpty-Dumpty

By JOHN YOUNG Some people claim that a thing may be true for them but not for me: Their truth may not be my truth. Further, marriage can be anything people want it to be. Going further, they claim there are no sexual norms applicable in all cases. Going further still, they maintain that the notion of male and female must be abandoned in favor of fluid sexuality. A Rip Van Winkle who woke up today might assume that, while clearly insane, these people were also extremely democratic, in that they allowed all opinions to be held. We know, of course, that the opposite is true: If all opinions are assumed to be equal, some are seen to be much…Continue Reading

Pro-Lifers Throw Wrench In “Heartbeat Law” Defense… Iowa Legislature Overturns “Wrongful Birth” Ruling

July 2, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Pro-Lifers Throw Wrench In “Heartbeat Law” Defense… Iowa Legislature Overturns “Wrongful Birth” Ruling

By MIKE MANNO About a year ago (June 15, 2017 edition), I reported on the Iowa Supreme Court ruling that recognized wrongful birth as a legal cause of action in the state. The genesis of the ruling was a claim by the parents of a disabled child against a hospital and certain physicians for not timely disclosing a fetal abnormality that would have allowed the mother to abort the child. Initially the parents’ lawsuit was dismissed by the trial court because the action was for a claim — wrongful birth — that had not been recognized. On appeal the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that “wrongful birth fits within common law tort principles of governing medical negligence claims, and no public…Continue Reading

San Diego Bishop McElroy… Brings Message Of A New Day Under Pope Francis To National Priests’ Conference

July 1, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on San Diego Bishop McElroy… Brings Message Of A New Day Under Pope Francis To National Priests’ Conference

By DEXTER DUGGAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pope Francis has launched a wonderful pastoral moment that is “unfolding with a new depth” in the life of the Church, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told members of a progressive priests’ organization here that was founded in 2011. “The emergence of this pastoral theology” in the last five years is like the spirit of change in the years leading up to Vatican II, McElroy told more than 200 people, mainly priests, attending the seventh annual national conference of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) meeting from June 25-28 (uscatholicpriests.org) here in New Mexico. The gathering’s theme was “The Church in a Post-Modern World: Spirituality and Ministry in a Secular Age.” McElroy recurred…Continue Reading