From Mark Shea
- Ron Paul: war with Iran is unjustified.
- Orthodickery dock. True about nice Roman Catholics vs nasty online Orthodox and their anti-Western crap, but their one-true-church claim is a mirror of yours (that is, a good thing), minus the relativism Vatican II set off (but doesn’t actually say of course; the church can’t change doctrine), and where’s the good word for grassroots traditionalism (how the Holy Spirit works in the church?) vs wholesale rewrites of services and a culture? That, not highfalutin theology or medieval history, is what it’s about. (Even the only real doctrinal difference is only academic and an ex post facto rationalization.) Ignore that well-founded conservatism or worse put it down as some apologists do and you end up sounding just like the old liberals you’re battling in your own church. Pope Benedict gets it: he’s trying to make the normal Roman Rite Mass more like the Byzantine, again.
- Strange bedfellows. 1999: Bill Clinton adored by feminists. 2011: Newt Gingrich adored by Tea Partiers. Black is white. Freedom is slavery.
- War Party vs conservative foreign policy. Bob Taft should have been president. Nice to see sane conservatives standing up to the crowd of Big Government Corporate shills drunk on the blood of our troops who thank them by leaving a million of them jobless, trying to screw them out of benefits, and shoveling their remains into landfills. No wonder our troops are throwing all their weight behind Ron Paul while chickenhawks like Rush Limbaugh pull out the stops to destroy him.
- 93 Senators need to lose their jobs (for passing SB 1867). For attempting to reduce their subjects constituents to absolute and total naked defenselessness before an almighty and irresistible Leviathan who can jail them forever, without charge, and keep them there even when civil courts declare them not guilty.
- Morality, like art, consists of drawing the line somewhere. When you get rid of the Big Law, you don’t get freedom. You don’t even get anarchy. You get the small laws.