Politics and Mortality

The Catholic Me...

I’m not as young as I used to be. (That’s not to say that I am not as handsome as I used to be – just not as young :-)) I’m still quite a ways from hitting the average age of mortality, but I have lots of friends and family who haven’t lived to where I am now.

I don’t over-dwell on this, but I do use this knowledge when formulating the ways in which I try to live my life. I know there is a lot more out there after my tenure on Earth ends, and I attempt to keep that in mind when making moral decisions. I would strongly prefer that my “lot more out there” be better than my “here and now”, and I also pray the same for my family, friends, and, indeed, all people everywhere.

That’s not to say that I don’t fail – I…

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Hmmm… I wonder if I qualify for ‘reparations’…

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They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.

But are we talking about African slavery? King James VI and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s Oliver Cromwell furthered…

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The Truth…

The truth about the people we vote into office. I say that because without their support, this would be illegal. But it’s also on our heads because we put them there.

Take a good look.

Mull it over.

Then tell me you are OK with it because you can get a free cell phone…

Explain that to God.

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The Tree of Mamre

The reason friends don’t let friends write while on LSD. David Brooks on Barack Obama: ‘The Obama Administration Has Been Remarkably Scandal-Free’. Jim Geraghty provides a masterful take down of this bit of fatuous partisanship.

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VIETNAM – Battle of “Ia Drang” REAL battle that inspired the movie We Were Soldiers

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