God is love – except to social media where He’s hate

By Nathan Barton

The Blaze reports “Facebook bans quotation by St. Augustine of Hippo and calls it ‘hate speech,’ Catholic writer says”

What was this awful quote that Facebook says “goes against our community standards on hate speech.”?

Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others.

Oh, dear. In this text, Augustine (a 5th Century religious philosopher) is paraphrasing Jesus Christ’s words in Matthew 7:3 – ‘Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?’

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What is the role of the American military? The Area 51 situation

By Nathan Barton

Freedom Net Daily ran this headline recently: “US Air Force issues veiled threat to murder Americans it supposedly exists to serve,” reposting a UK Independent article on the Area 51 storming:

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Annual refresher training for Congressmen – just like MSHA

By Nathan Barton

This current crop of new congresscritturs makes us realize one of the strongest arguments for unlimited terms for them is the difficulty in getting them trained o- the-job. (Not that such an argument comes anywhere close to outweighing all of the many reasons to limit them to a single term.)

But we can quickly see (and not just in the headline-grabbing poster girls) that most of these people are totally unprepared to do the work that they are expected to do. Often, it is clear that they lack basic knowledge about such things as legislative procedures, budgeting and finance, taxation and especially a solid (or ANY) understanding of constitutional government.

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Trump’s latest – eh?

by Nathan Barton

Mainsteam Media continues to portray The Donald as all sorts of evil, including much that he is definitely not guilty of, while mostly ignoring his real evils.

The list is long: the Never-Trumpers (Dem, GOP, and whatever) claim that he is homophobic, racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant, a militaristic warmonger, and a serial abuser of women.  The list could go on.

At the same time, we hear little, or almost nothing, about many of his serious character defects, including his inability to keep his pants zipped, his constant lies, his treatment of his own subordinates, and his boastfulness.  His checklist of both “serious” and “venal” sins seems to get filled repeatedly.

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The false dawn of the French Revolution

By Nathan Barton

On 14 July, the French (and some of their former colonies) celebrated Bastille Day. The French call it the “National Celebration” and it is usually considered their version of Independence Day, here in the Fifty States.

That is actually a complete misunderstanding of both that holiday and the French nation. There is really no event in American history that compares to the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789.  Certainly not the official date of adopting the Declaration of Independence by the Thirteen States, seceding from the United Kingdom and its empire.

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The Democrats’ war on the Bill of Rights, Part 1

By Nathan Barton

Note: Although this commentary attacks the Democratic Party, much of its membership, leadership, and supporters, please do NOT think that the Republican Party (the GOP), its leadership, much of its membership, and its supporters do NOT have their own war on the Bill of Rights, liberty, and freedom.  That is a subject for another commentary.

Most of us know that the Democratic record on “gun control” – opposition to the right to keep and bear arms” for at least the past half-century has been incredibly bad.  Even though not all call for the actual repeal of the 2nd Amendment, they try on a daily basis, across the Fifty States, to nullify and gut it.

But there is more in the Bill of Rights than our right to keep and bear arms that the majority of Democrats, and especially their leadership, want to get rid of.

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Assault on democracy or assault on the truth?

USA Today, along with dozens of other mainstream media outlets, has condemned the recent SCOTUS decision on two gerrymandering cases.  USA Today, in particular, screamed that this negates “one man, one vote” and “overshadows even Bush v Gore (2000) and Citizens United (2010) in its potential erosion of modern democracy.”

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