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Defending Capitalism In The Classroom

April 5, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Defending Capitalism In The Classroom

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK S.M. writes to suggest that there is a need to combat the socialist bias that exists in many of our schools, including our Catholic schools. S.M. argues that many in the academic world buy into the proposition that socialism serves the common good of society, in contrast to free-market capitalism, which they see as a system that enriches the few at the expense of society as a whole. To combat this bias, S.M. argues, we should begin by stressing “that the private property rights found in capitalism are essential to personal liberty. Property rights go beyond just the freedom to own a farm in the country or a house in the city. Without property, lifting yourself…Continue Reading

Why Doesn’t The Record Matter?

April 4, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Why Doesn’t The Record Matter?

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I have frequently wondered what Rush Limbaugh’s and Sean Hannity’s listeners say to themselves when they see how ineffective these radio hosts are when they point out how out-of-step modern Democrats are from the Democratic Party’s leaders of the past. It seems to make no difference, for example, when Sean and Rush quote from Martin Luther King about “judging people by the content of their character,” rather than calling for racial quotas — and then emphatically add the line: “He would be a Republican if he were alive today!” Limbaugh and Hannity are also ineffective when they apply reverse spin, demonstrating that leading Democrats of the past, such as the late Senators Robert Byrd and William…Continue Reading

Religious Warfare

April 3, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Religious Warfare

By JUDE DOUGHERTY The shift from a predominantly Protestant to a secular or humanist culture in North America may be dated to the mid-decades of the last century, to the period some are calling the “cultural revolution.” Clearly a shift took place sometime in the last century, with the result, one may say, that the religious mind is no longer faced with defining its vision of the contemporary meaning of Christianity or Judaism against other religious outlooks. Each is now called to defend itself in the face of major secular attacks, hostile to all religious belief and practice. It may take considerable learning and analysis to recognize the full extent of the secular threat to religion, but little reflection is…Continue Reading

Take Action Against Abominations

April 2, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Take Action Against Abominations

By REY FLORES Today I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook and it was the usual Trump-bashing from all of the “fake news” mainstream media. I subscribe to and follow many liberal outlets, Planned Parenthood and other radical left-wing groups, so I can keep my eyes on their shenanigans. Like they say, keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. I have seen many troubling things on Facebook, but what I saw today really topped them all. The story is about a “man” who recently gave birth to a baby. Accompanying the article was a shocking picture of what appears to be a burly man nursing a baby. It was published by Time half a year ago and…Continue Reading

With Obama Gone . . . Obama’s Medical Fist And Tax Funding For Immorality Still Haunt Voters

April 1, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on With Obama Gone . . . Obama’s Medical Fist And Tax Funding For Immorality Still Haunt Voters

By DEXTER DUGGAN Are you more worried that 1) White House counselor Kellyanne Conway lightheartedly told television viewers in February to buy some of Ivanka Trump’s fashion products, after President Trump’s daughter’s merchandise was discriminated against by some department stores? Or do you fret more that 2) the U.S. government under Barack Obama was sending taxpayer money overseas that’s still being spent to push hundreds of millions of people to reject their traditional morality and promote permissive abortion and sexual disorientation? If you’re a regular person, the answer would be Number Two, if you knew, but odds are that’s never been a major item on the 45 minutes of highly selectively edited network news and features that you get during…Continue Reading

The Ryancare Rout — Winning By Losing?

March 31, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Ryancare Rout — Winning By Losing?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, a/k/a “Ryancare,” was pulled off the House floor Friday, March 24, it enjoyed the support — of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it faced an Antietam in the GOP Senate, and probable defeat. Had it survived there, to be signed by President Trump, it would have meant 14 million Americans losing their health insurance in 2018. First among the losers would have been white working-class folks who delivered the Rust Belt states to President Trump. “Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is…Continue Reading

Should Women Be Prosecuted For Having Abortions?

March 30, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Should Women Be Prosecuted For Having Abortions?

By JOHN YOUNG Donald Trump caused a stir when during the election campaign he stated that women should be prosecuted for having abortions. He quickly reversed that statement. Most people strongly opposed to abortion regard it as the taking of innocent human life, and insist that it should be illegal, with severe penalties for doctors who perform abortions. But what of the mothers? If a woman chooses to have an abortion isn’t she in the same category as doctors who perform abortions? Should one even go further and say that the mother is behaving worse than the abortionist because it is her own baby that she is having killed? As a mother she above all others should protect her baby.…Continue Reading

The Pope’s Soundbites

March 29, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Pope’s Soundbites
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By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I have been wondering if liberal Catholics were going to gloat in public over the liberalizing efforts of Pope Francis. So far, they haven’t, as far as I can tell. There may be some chuckling in private among liberal Catholic circles over the dilemma faced by conservative Catholics who have prided themselves on their loyalty to the papacy, now that they find themselves regularly at odds with the Pope’s comments on issues such as homosexuality and global warming. But I haven’t seen much snickering in the open about “conservative cafeteria Catholics.” At least not in mainstream publications such as America and Commonweal. You will find high praise for Francis’ “compassion” and “openness to change” in these…Continue Reading

Tribute Shows How . . . Michael Novak Developed His Growing Wisdom As He Left The Static Left

March 28, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Tribute Shows How . . . Michael Novak Developed His Growing Wisdom As He Left The Static Left

By DEXTER DUGGAN Developing thinking about a moral approach to practicing capitalism was a major contribution by philosopher Michael Novak, who moved from being celebrated on the left to revered by the realistic in a life that ended at age 83 in February. His website (michaelnovak.net) described him as “author, philosopher, theologian” at the top of the page. He indeed was those, but also helped thinkers see how economies worked, and why capitalism was better than state systems that seemed to captivate many clerics. Himself a former seminarian, Novak was a correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter during the Second Vatican Council and wrote the 1964 book The Open Church, which his website describes as applauding “the purposes of Pope…Continue Reading

Radical Left-Wing Social Experiments Are Killing America

March 27, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Radical Left-Wing Social Experiments Are Killing America

By REY FLORES “Interesting how a 14-year-old girl gets raped by illegal immigrants at Rockville High School and third-wave feminists are silent. Anything to perpetuate the ‘white-patriarchy-is-to-blame-for-all-our-problems’ narrative, right? Don’t talk to me about equality and empowerment, ladies. Your movement is a joke” — Allie Beth Stuckey, www.TheConservativeMillennialBlog.com. + + + She is specifically referring to the recent case of two illegal immigrants, ages 18 and 17, who are accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville, Md., high school. Because of the illegal status of the perpetrators, radical leftists and their friends in the mainstream fake “news” media refuse to condemn or even report on the case because it puts illegal immigrants in a bad light. This kind…Continue Reading