I recently published an article to explain, with sound reasoning, my unwavering support for the campaign to elect Judge Roy Moore to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. This despite the reprehensible calumnies The Washington Post contrived to defame him.
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For a long while Alan Keyes has been involved in government, politics and citizen activism. He did service in government as a Foreign Service Officer, and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council, and later served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. He has been involved in politics, twice as a candidate for the United States Senate, and also as a participant in the GOP primaries for President of the United States. He is Christian, Catholic, Pro-life and pro-liberty. He is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and dedicated to preserving the the republican form of government it establishes. He upholds and seeks to reinvigorate the now beleaguered sovereignty of the American people, and to restore respect for the principles set forth in the American Declaration of Independence. In light of those principles, he believes that the top priority of our political life is to restore respect for the existence and authority of the Creator, God and on the basis of that respect rebuild the moral conscience and character without which the American people cannot hope to preserve their liberty.
[I recently read that Erik Prince Believes Trump will eventually privatize Afghanistan War. This resulted in the train of thought developed in today’s article. This article ends with a question I addressed in a separate piece, that may be of interest: Privatizing war—Will it be dangerous to liberty]
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; …. (Acts 27-28)
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: …. (U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3)
I know this doesn’t sound very conservative, [but] we have to take care of everybody, not just the people [at the top]. We’ve got to take care of everybody. Get used to it, conservatives. I love you, conservatives, but get used to it. Let’s take care of everybody, please... we can do it. You get rid of state lines [for insurance purposes], you have great care for much less money, the country will spend much less, and we will take care of those people who can’t do it. We have to. We have to. We have to. (Donald Trump, Phoenix, Arizona, July 11, 2015)
In domestic and international affairs American statesmanship is crippled by the fact that a large proportion of America’s elites (as a group I call them the ‘elitist faction’) now openly stand against, or else have tacitly discarded, the profoundly moral premise of America’s constitutional republic. Most of these constitutional apostates have, to a large degree, embraced the “globalist” perspective, evident in the NEA’s often stated goal for education—to produce “citizens of the world”, who are devoid of any allegiance but to the inchoate whole of material things. Conceptually, “the world” to which this goal refers, disdains any special preference for humanity. The assumption is that, like that itself, our species persists in being a “work in progress”, evolving toward whatever outcome “the universe” happens to produce.
Now in things it is impossible to find one that is wholly devoid of good. Wherefore it is also impossible for any knowledge to be wholly false, without some mixture of truth. Hence Bede says that "no teaching is so false that it never mingles truth with falsehood." …For the intellect is led astray to falsehood by the semblance of truth, even as the will is seduced to evil by the semblance of goodness.
"They tried to destroy Donald Trump; the same gang that is going after Roy Moore is the same gang that went after Donald Trump", Bannon said. And I have to tell you, I think at some time later after [Tuesday], a real, you know, review has to be done of how President Trump got the wrong information and came down on the wrong side of the football here.” (Not Strange: Judge Roy Moore Beats Trump pick)
Since his impressive first place finish in the first stage of the GOP primary for the Alabama Senate seat formerly held by now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Judge Roy Moore has received strong support from grassroots conservatives in Alabama, including the pro-Trump Great America Alliance. The third-place finisher in that first round of balloting, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks, has also endorsed Judge Moore.
If Hillary Clinton had won the White House in the last election, and the Democrats had won control of both Houses of Congress, there would be no fuss and bother about the raising the “debt ceiling.” The Democrats have long taken the position that “there are ‘a lot of good reasons’ to eliminate the U.SD. debt ceiling.” So, Clinton, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have “agreed on a plan to eliminate regular votes on the borrowing limit. And, in the interim, they would have forced through a ‘clean’ debt ceiling increase, for the time being, by attaching that action to some politically mandatory measure, like providing money to fund relief efforts for the states hard hit by the uncommonly furious onset of the hurricane season this year.
Is Kim Jong-un an unscrupulous, cold-blooded despot, or a mad dog? Either way, his threats to make aggressive use of nuclear weapons are not just a danger to those he directly threatens. They are a danger to the peace and security of the entire world.
"No state shall…engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay" (US Constitution, Article I.10)
Slaves have been owned in black Africa throughout recorded history. In many areas, there were large-scale slave societies, while in others there were slave-owning societies. Slavery was practiced everywhere even before the rise of Islam, and black slaves exported from Africa were widely traded throughout the Islamic world. Approximately 18 million Africans were delivered into the Islamic trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean slave trades between 650 and 1905. In the second half of the 15th century Europeans began to trade along the west coast of Africa, and by 1867 between 7 million and 10 million Africans had been shipped as slaves to the New World. Although some areas of Africa were depleted by slave raiding, on balance the African population grew after the establishment of the transatlantic slave trade because of new food crops introduced from the New World, particularly manioc, corn (maize), and possibly peanuts (groundnuts). The relationship between African and New World slavery was highly complementary. African slave owners demanded primarily women and children for labour and lineage incorporation and tended to kill males because they were troublesome and likely to flee. The transatlantic trade, on the other hand, demanded primarily adult males for labour and thus saved from certain death many adult males who otherwise would have been slaughtered outright by their African captors. After the end of the transatlantic trade, a few African societies at the end of the 19th century put captured males to productive work as slaves, but this usually was not the case before that time. (Online Encyclopedia Britannica- Slavery-Sociology)
Last week I wrote two columns in support of Judge Roy Moore’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate in the ongoing Alabama GOP special primary election, one at barbwire.com and a related piece for wnd.com. Judge Moore came first past the post in the vote on Tuesday. Alabama GOP voters will be asked to decide whether Moore or second-place finisher Luther Strange will face Democrat Doug Jones in the special general election balloting in November.
“The king can do no wrong.” Since the United State came into existence as the result of a Declaration of Independence that charged various grave wrongs against the King of Great Britain, it should surprise no one that this legal maxim doesn’t weigh heavily on the public mind in the United States. It helps a bit to recast it in terms of national sovereignty— “The sovereign of a state can do no wrong”—but even then, our sense of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States makes it problematic.
The United States views human rights as fundamental, absolutely fundamental to our relationship with the Soviet Union and all nations. (President Ronald Reagan, Remarks to Soviet Dissidents)
Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally be expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant [sic] in our councils. How could they better gratify this, than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union? (Federalist #68)
When our Constitutional government is implemented according to its terms, political leaders have to develop the habit of thinking in terms of principles and common purposes, instead of just reacting to happenstance. Thanks to the elitist faction’s war against God (which includes the absurd doctrine of a “living constitution” written in rootless terms with no reliable meaning), the good citizens, and those whom they elect as their representatives, are not compelled to justify their views and proposals in terms of the common understanding of justice, right and rights that forms the common ground of their existence as a people.
Rachel Dolezal was dubbed a “race-faker” after “she was exposed as a white woman who had been representing herself as black.” That latter description, found in a CNN report, leaves out the fact that, as an NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, she not only represented herself, but other people of color. A story in the British press back in February, reported that “Dolezal is jobless, and feeding her family with food stamps…next month she expects to be homeless.”