Politics/United States

I would suggest everyone raising kids should read this article and watch this video speech. It is essential listening for families raising kids and for any young people going to university or college. Great stuff! It is the way we instinctively raised our kids and it worked!!

By mollycoddling our children, we’re fuelling mental illness in teenagers

Of course we want to keep children safe. But exposure to normal stresses and strains is vital for their future wellbeing

2048Nassim Taleb invented the word “antifragile” and used it in his book by the same name to describe a small but very important class of systems that gain from shocks, challenges, and disorder. Bones and the banking system are two examples; both get weaker – and more prone to catastrophic failure – if they go for a long time without any stressors and then face a major challenge.

The immune system is an even better example: it requires exposure to certain kinds of germs and potential allergens in childhood in order to develop to its full capacity. Parents who treat their children as if they are fragile (for example, by keeping them away from dirt and potential allergens, such as peanuts) are depriving their children’s immature immune systems of the learning experiences those systems need to develop their maximum protective capacity.

Children’s social and emotional abilities are as antifragile as their immune systems. If we overprotect kids and keep them “safe” from unpleasant social situations and negative emotions, we deprive them of the challenges and opportunities for skill-building they need to grow strong. Such children are likely to suffer more when exposed later to other unpleasant but ordinary life events, such as teasing and social exclusion.

For the whole article (5-10 minute read) click HERE.

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Socialism is so Hot Right Now! Must be the Solution

by Steve Ray on February 7, 2020

Millennials have not lived through some of the rough times, have been kept from the truth of socialist experiments and countries and have been taught by buffoons in their universities that socialism is the answer…

Really???

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Should This Baby Be Aborted? You Decide

by Steve Ray on January 25, 2020

In the United States, there are many situations in which abortions are recommended, even encouraged by family, counselors, medical personnel and even religious advisors.

Sometimes an abortion is recommended because of difficult circumstances and other times simply for convenience. Here are four cases for you to consider. Should these babies be aborted? You decide!

Four Cases:
Case #1. There’s a traveling preacher and his wife who are living in poverty. They already have fourteen children. Now she finds out she’s pregnant with the 15th child. They are very poor and probably will be unable to afford a doctor’s attention. Considering their poverty, the excessive world population, and the number of children they already have, would you recommend she get an abortion?

Case #2. The grandmother is an alcoholic and the father spends his evenings out drinking in the taverns. His mother has tuberculosis. She has already given birth to four children. The first child is blind, the second child died, the third child is deaf, and the fourth child has tuberculosis. Now the mother is pregnant again. Given the extreme situation, would you recommend an abortion?

Case #3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and now she is pregnant. Her family lives in extreme poverty; in fact, to survive, they often have to steal food. If you were her parents, would you recommend or require her to have an abortion?

Case #4. A fifteen year old girl is pregnant. She is not married and lives in a cave in an outback area with very little money or resources. The man she is engaged is not the father of the baby. There is no hospital or doctor available. Would you recommend that she get an abortion?

The Reality:
Case #1: You would have just aborted the world-famous Methodist preacher John Wesley.

Case #2: You would have just aborted the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Case #3: You would have just aborted Ethel Waters, the marvelous black Gospel singer.

Case #4: You would have just aborted Jesus Christ, the savior of the world!

Since we are killing off over a million of our babies each year, how many other geniuses, artists, musicians, scientists, saints, and others have we assassinated? If the “pro-choice” (read: “pro-abortion”) folks have their way, the world may be deprived of a genius with the cure for cancer, the first female president, the inventor of new technologies, the saint who could have led us closer to God, the inventor of medical miracles, etc. In the lust of personal peace and pleasure, are we Americans killing the very people that God has sent to assist, teach, and save us?

I used to run my own business with over 400 employees. We were always short of employees. In many business settings my peers commented: “I just don’t understand why we can’t find workers. The labor market is tough and everyone is short of employees. I just don’t understand.” I always chimed in and said, “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that if we have killed off 1.5 million babies a year over the last twenty-five years that we are going to drastically reduce our employee base. What don’t you understand about that?” Add the contraception issue and far less employees are out there.

May God have mercy on our land! Vote pro-life! If we get the “Life Issue” wrong we’ve got it all wrong. The foundation is the most important part of the house.

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Iranian Medal-winner Defects from Iran: One of Iran’s Many Heroic Protesters (link fixed)

January 14, 2020

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defects with blistering attack By Lee Brown  January 12, 2020  Kimia Alizadeh REUTERS Iran’s only female Olympic medalist announced she has defected from the Islamic Republic — posting a blistering online letter over the weekend describing herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, […]

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I Was Stopped by Immigration at the Airport

January 5, 2020

In fact, I have been stopped by Immigration many times. That is what Immigration does. It makes sure you should come into our country. They stop me every time to check my Passport, ask what I did while away, who I met with and what I am bringing into the country. Three times US Immigration […]

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Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders

January 4, 2020

Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas. by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times […]

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President Reagan Understood Christmas and America!

December 24, 2019

Ronald Regan’s Christmas message in December 23, 1981. It is not a bad idea to watch this short Christmas greeting from President Ronald Reagan again. It is good to again hear about God and the faith in the White House.

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“Christianity Today Magazine” has soiled itself – I am cancelling my 40 year subscription

December 20, 2019

Christianity Today was one of three magazines that I subscribed to as an Evangelical Protestant. Full of insightful articles, biblical discussions and conservative morality, Janet and I always looked forward to its arrival each month. It was long considered the “voice” of the Evangelical world. It was started by the Rev. Billy Graham who had […]

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Bravo, Attorney General Barr! A Cultural Warrior! Keep you eye on this guy!

December 10, 2019

Attorney General Bill Barr: “This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values.” impressive AG William Barr interview Here are 10 great quotes from his speech. Read the whole […]

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What Harm Does Gay Marriage Do? Who Cares?

December 10, 2019

The latest CatholicVote video might ruffle a few feathers.  So be it. Somebody has to tell the truth. Every day we grow more and more quiet — afraid of the bullying and attacks. That’s got to change. 

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Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

November 20, 2019

I have been telling my wife and kids and others — that the big persecution coming to Christians will be from the militant Gay Totalitarianism. I am not hateful of gays — to the contrary, I love them like everyone else. Do I oppose the Gay Lifestyle? Yes. I also oppose other aberrant and perverted […]

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Superpowers Rise and Fall: Where Is America on the Rise and Fall Spectrum?

November 19, 2019

By Susan Wills: George Santayana’s famous statement — “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — would be a great subtitle for a little known essay called “The Fate of Empires” (1976) by the little known British general and historian Sir John Bagot Glubb. He explains that we generally fail to learn vital lessons […]

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An Immigrant Woman of Color Explains why she Likes Trump

November 7, 2019

I would add that he is defending Christians here and around the world and strongly Pro-life! Plus, he is installing excellent conservative judges which will be his lasting legacy. 10 Reasons I Like Donald Trump, From A Female, Former-Democrat Immigrant Donald Trump is the perfect president to counter the D.C. swamp and the foreign policy […]

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Joe Biden Denied Communion at South Carolina Church Over Abortion Stance

October 29, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion at a Catholic Church in South Carolina Sunday because of his staunch position in favor of  abortion. UPDATE: Another good article with more background, theology and Canon Law: Joe Biden, Fr. James Martin, and Denying Communion to Pro-Choice Politicians UPDATE 2: Cardinal Dolan would have given Communion […]

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Did the Church Ever Support Slavery?

October 20, 2019

By Steve Weidenkopf   September 18, 2017 Many years ago I attended a conference organized by a national Catholic organization on the topics of marriage and human sexuality. One of the speakers was a professor from Creighton University who, in the middle of his talk on contraception, launched into a long tangent about how the Church had […]

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In the 1850’s – “Pro-slavery” or “Pro-Choice”?

October 16, 2019

“Many in the 1850’s also considered themselves “pro-choice” rather than “pro-slavery”. History repeats itself…”  (Obianuju Ekeocha  Twitter@obianuju) In other words, I am personally against slavery, but I think people (or the states) should have the freedom to choose.

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