Love, the great narcotic, is the people’s true opiate, down through all the ages.

To think of him in the middle of the day lifts me out of ordinary living. ~ Anaïs Nin:

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.  —Anais Nin:

Bodies discovering each others. From so much touching they grew drugged. Their gestures were slow and dreamlike. Their hands were heavy. His mouth never closed. - Anaïs Nin:

I must know, he thinks. It must be clear to me. There is a world which is closed to him, a world of shadings, gradations, nuances, and subtleties. He is a genius and yet he is too explicit. June slips between his fingers. You cannot posses without loving. - Anais Nin:

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Maya Beach Nude by Sasha

I was acutely upset and trembling. I was becoming aware of her sensitiveness and fear of her own feelings. She talked, but now I knew she talked to evade a deeper inner talk—the things we could not say. - Anais Nin:

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We three belong to the Middle Ages. We have this need of heroism, and there is no place for such feelings in modern life. That is our tragedy. - Anaïs Nin:

How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
        29 September, Tuesday,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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Les Gigolettes.

While comparatively few men are, by nature, designed to play, with ease and elan, the gigolo,
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All of woman is born to play the gigolette.

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
        28 September, Monday,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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The, singular, purpose of man’s life is to go to heaven when he dies.

Passion of The Christ:
The, singular, purpose of man’s life is to go to heaven when he dies.
PASSION OF THE CHRIST:
Man’s life on this earth is not intended to be fulgent, fulfilling or fun.
 
Man’s life on this earth is intended to be punishment for the disobedience of his progenitors.
 
It is, solely, through blood, sweat, toil and tears on this earth that man has even, a China man’s chance, at regaining his lost home in the Garden after mortal death.
The movie "The Passion of the Christ", directed by Mel  Gibson.  Seen here, James Caviezel (in center) as Jesus, in chains,  escorted by a Roman soldier.  Initial theatrical release February 25,  2004.:
Rich, poor, Roman King Popes, English Kings, French Emperors, wandering Mohammedan refugees and normal men alike, are on this earth, solely, to:
Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ:
Suffer.
 
All human life is lived and ends in the same way:
 
Painfully.
 
Badly.
 
Hungrily.
 
Thirstingly.
 
For Heaven ever after.
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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

      clip_image002MA9982782-0001
      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
        24 September, Thursday,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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       http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs
      
       http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952

      http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33

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      http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#add

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       http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=hb_tab_pro_top
      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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Just what do carnival clowns, fresh from the fair grounds, need to have a debate about?

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As for politics, we don’t watch or read about that in this household, which is a Royalist Catholic oasis of peace and tranquility, in the arid desert of democratic carnival, but I do know this much about the Americans:

Juggler - Large 5 ball cascade, looking great. We would love to stock these #anmplay:

The American people, having utterly given up on the political process as any sort of source of serious discourse and decision, don’t seek to be lead or inspired, they simply seek to be:

Kooza Cirque Du Soleil, Juggling. AnMPlay loves the circus.:

Entertained.

Juggling commitments.:

Entertained in either a dark, negative sense, or a white, positive sense.

Juggler, unicycler www.facebook.com/anmplayuk:

 It doesn’t matter much which.

Contact juggler creating a nice effect #anmplay:

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

      clip_image002MA9982782-0001
      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
        18 September, Friday,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

      http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=tab_pro

       http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs
      
       http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952

      http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33

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      http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#add

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       http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=122865699&trk=hb_tab_pro_top
      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

      image002 (20)

Life Happens to You. You don’t Happen to it.

I love everything about this!:

​​The Americans, in their overweening, vanity and conceit, are skittish and bashful of this simple truism:
Experts have said that the old-fashioned style pram, used by the royal family, is the only one 'fit for a princess'
 Man hasn’t a single thing to do with what he makes of his life.
Princess Charlotte looked relatively peaceful and awake lying in the pram as her mother pushed her to the church for her christening 
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 Life happens to you.
You don’t happen to it.

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
1147013_363612750432676_183433089_o

s320.jpg BIG

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

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      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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All men are not created equal, nor are, all men endowed with any sort of inalienable rights, bestowed upon them by God.

George Washington:

It is disconcerting that so many Americans now find communism bromidic, cute, even flirtatious.
Sept. 23, 1779. During the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeats the HMS Serapis, after Jones declares: "I have not yet begun to fight!":
We are bumping now into the reality of what I have always felt…a queasiness about the democratic process as:
Marquis de LAFAYETTE, Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, French military officer who fought with the Patriots during the American Revolution:
**All men are not created equal, nor are:
Molly Pitcher - At the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, Mary attended to the Revolutionary soldiers by giving them water. As her husband was carried off the battlefield, Mary took his place at the cannon.:
**All men endowed with any sort of inalienable rights, bestowed upon them by God.
My hero...Nathan Hale (as depicted by Lora Innes in her web-comic "The Dreamer". READ HER COMIC! It's awesome!!) Happy Birthday, Nathan (yesterday), and RIP.   http://www.thedreamercomic.com/index.php:
**The founders were romantics who hoped their words were true, but they aren’t true.
Drafting the Declaration of Independence: The Committee of Five Draft The Declaration of Independence — Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston & Roger Sherman:
It is heresy to suggest that the founders lived in a dream world, notwithstanding that many of them were similarly as queasy as I about the road to universal suffrage and many of those very founders questioned their own sacred papers for the very same reasons that I do: dubious men would be drawn like moths to the flame of political power and satisfy their ambitions for that power by tossing trinkets to the lazy, uneducated and easily confused classes.
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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~
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      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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The only certain consolation Lady History gives us is this certain categorical: the big shots of today are the dried, fallen and forgotten leaves of tomorrow.

Falling leaves:

My Dear Harry and Ramin:

I’ll split the difference with you and I’ll say that it is very difficult to say just where a society is when one is having the conversation contiguous with events themselves.
 
In no other time in history has man been able to sit and say “Oh, well, we are on the rise, or we are now robust and in full flower, or, Oh, well , we’re, in decline or at the beginning, middle, high middle or end of decline.”
 
Imagine the Romans having such discussions?  Or even the Germans under Hitler or the Russians under Stalin or the Red Chinese under Mao?
 
Suffice to say that those of us who have had the benefit of decent educations and happily yet retain active minds are in sync to think that America and the West are not, today, in their finest hours.
 
I think to a degree that the very bad hours we are in are driven by our very ability, unprecedented in history, to talk in the present tense about the present time. To what degree that ability affects outcomes themselves, I couldn’t say except to say that it is a part of the equation, most particularly so with respect to politics.
 
As to totalitarians, in various forms, they have existed forever and will exist forever.  
 
All sorts of guys want to run the world and force other men to bend the knee to them.  For a time, some men are very successful despots.  Beyond debate, those of us who know Lady History know this: in the end, all the little tin Gods fall down.  All the little tin Gods fail.
 
The only certain consolation Lady History gives us is this certain categorical: the big shots of today are the dried, fallen and forgotten leaves of tomorrow.
 :
Ever, 

Jack

AND, MAN WAS MADE GOD AND DWELT AMONGST US.

Percy Bysshe Shelley was a very pretty young man with very sad eyes, who left us terribly young, lost at sea, and yet managed a wonderful surprise for us–one of the best poems ever penned and, for having penned it, insured his immortality.  Yet, very wisely, he did not pretend to be God.~~

In this, our, on-going, chronicle of the suicidal saga of a young and restless people called the Americans in the fading light of their late First Empire wherein, vanity run all amok we find:

~~

Man was made God and dwelt amongst them.

~~  

As man’s seemingly, ungovernable vanity, is our topic this day, we are wise to visit with also here, very briefly, Aristotle, Stalin, Hitler, Mao of the Chinese and, thank God, young Shelly for our closing poem, Ozymandias, itself a derivative reference to Ramesses II, the Great One, third Egyptian Pharaoh, and yet another in an endless line of  Tin Gods with very high opinions of themselves and yet, somehow, despite their grandeur, today largely lost and forgotten to Lady History, and on tomorrow, forever neglected and ignored by Her.

~~~

Aristotle cautions us that the highest attainment of man is to: think.

~~

That is what he would have us do to be free men and wise.

~~

To spend all our day: thinking.

~~

The Americans are a juvenile and boastful people who, today, are not fond of thinking at all, much yet all day long, but they are very fond of preening pomposity and they say—thus, brashly:

~~

“There is no coincidence in life, I make my own coincidence!!”

~~

This is odd as, if the Americans were to think—not all day–just a bit–about this comment, they would realize it for the rash braggadocio and silliness that it is.

~~

Beyond dispute, all is coincidence.  All is accident.  We experience the accident of birth, marriage, leaving home 5 minutes too early or too late and getting into, or not getting into, a fatal car crash, being in the right place or wrong place politically when the wheel goes ‘round–accidents of history–accidents of life.  Your stocks and bonds go up or down.  You control nothing.  There is nothing to brag about.

~~

The Americans, are disposed by their frisky young traditions to entertain all manner of  feints of vanity.

~~

They will tell you:

~~

“Luck?? I make my own luck!!”

~~

You make your own luck, do you?

~~

Well now.

~~

Remarkable.

~~

To say that:

~~

“I make my own luck!!” is

chiefly remarkable because luck is, of definition:

~~

Coincidental good fortune.

~~

Accidental, transitory, victory.

~~

The Americans of this present time are very boastful and vain.

~~

This vanity is both painful and hilarious to watch.

~~

The ultimate vanity of course is for man to presume to become:

~~

God.

~~

The Americans did not invent this presumption and will not be the last civilization to cultivate this whimsical idea.

~~

Very recently in history Joseph Stalin, Man of Steelprovides us a good case study in this vanity.

~~

Stalin was virtually illiterate, save a few years in a seminary school to train to wear God’s cloth, an education he shared with both Mr. Hitler and your writer.

~~

Despite his poverty and lack of book learning, Stalin, like Hitler, understood uncannily the nature of the people he used to further his monstrous vanities and lusts for power and dominion.

~~

As Hitler, who was by blood an Austrian and not a German, and yet somehow fully understood the Germans and which of their buttons to push when, Stalin, who was a Georgian and not a Russian, understood the Russians as did no other leader they have ever had.

~~

Stalin had an intuitive sense of the Russians that is truly remarkable to contemplate.

~~

He used this intuitive knowledge not only to subjugate and murder the Russians but likewise to make himself into:

~~

Russia Herself.

~~

The Russians are a very sad, very simple, people to observe through the lens of history.

~~

The Russian people understand only three things–nothing more:

~~

God and His Church, The Emperor and the Motherland.

~~

Stalin, the illiterate, systematically became all three of these touchstones.

~~

Becoming the Emperor was easy.  After Stalin’s sponsor, the frail and mentally confused Mr. Lenin, went to meet his Maker, or wherever communists imagine they go when they leave this globe, Stalin took power with a gun and became the New Emperor.

~~

Stalin then proceeded to become God, literally.

~~

All the icons of the Church were torn down and burned.

~~

The priests were beheaded, a decapitation so symbolic that the simple Russians understood that Stalin was now God.

~~

All ornaments that hung inside the doors of all Russians, no matter how low their station, were taken down and, by decree, replaced with portraits and visages of the new God, Stalin.

~~

At, what had been celebration of Christmas and other civilized, high feasts, Stalin’s smiling image was adorned with festive wreaths and lights—he was indeed God—the Babe Jesus Himself.

~~

To become the:

~~

Motherland Herself, was a tad more dicey a vanity to satisfy—but here, his erstwhile ally, Mr. Hitler, lent a hand in the summer of 1941, by invading Russia.

~~

After a fortnight of frenzied, alcoholic haze in his dacha outside Moscow, a stunned Stalin observed the arrival of his high command, of men who had been unwilling to act without his command, and Stalin thought the game was finally up for him.

~~

The Man of Steel assumed he would be arrested and butchered as he had done so many times to so many others himself.

~~

Instead, the high command, not realizing his momentary weakness, held Stalin high aloft and made him their leader at war—they made him:

~~

Russia Herself.

~~

Stalin is now remembered as a terrible tyrant, if he is remembered at all—and as the world hurdles forward, he is less and less remembered at all.

~~  

But for this:

~~

I remember him here because his singular vanity, to presume to become God, is now a vanity of the Americans.

~~

The, now complete, addiction to the notion that man can become God is an American vanity acquired gradually.

~~

Many of the unlettered are today fond of saying for instance: “I am spiritual but not religious,” a hilarious comment, utterly devoid of meaning always tendered with the greatest of doe-eyed, feminine, earnestness.

~~

When I ask, both quizzically and comically:

~~

“Well, I see, you are spiritual but not religious—I can’t think what the devil that means–please tell me now,” none can answer–such is the vapidity of modernism.

~~

They don’t know what it means—this, their own profession of the new faith.

~~

Those who are called today among the Americans “progressives”—a very odd word given progressivism’s invidious intentions, realize, as did Stalin, that banishing God is a most necessary precursor to making Man into God.

~~

That is the objective—not to be without God but to instead: become God.

~~

So, we “progress,” from God made man—Christmas Day—to Man made God—progressivism.

~~

Man’s vanity never ceases and is both startling and hilarious at one and the same time.

~~

In keeping with the objective to make man God, we are told:

~~

“I do not believe in a Creator or in any afterlife—heaven and hell and all that sort is for hillbillies.”

~~

I see.

~~

The, for now, dominant, strain in American culture being progressivism, man will soon think himself successful in having become God.

~~

Man will control the weather and the ebb and flow of the tides and the seas we are told, as man progresses to be God.

~~

Well, well, my, my.

~~

Mr. Stalin would be jealous of our brashness.

~~

The Americans, as earlier with Mr. Stalin, as with Mr. Hitler and Mr. Mao of the Chinese, will be very disappointed in their overreach in attempting to replace God with man.

~~

These three named earlier tyrants are all gone now and forgotten to most but for old men such as myself, and, very, very soon, to all men.

~~

The Americans are a kindly, strikingly and uniquely charitable, but silly and hopelessly young people.

~~

They cannot remember, if many of them ever knew, of the vanity of man through history.

~~

Their present day Tin Gods, who boast they will raise and lower the seas and likewise control the ebb and flow of the tides and control the storms and the temperatures up and down will be not ever become True God but remain mere mortals, who will shortly pass on to, wherever it is that:

~~

Spiritual, but not religious, progressives think they go when they die and–horror of horrors, be forgotten, in the blink of an eye.

~~

The onrush of history is savage, relentless and swift.

~~

No man endures, all crumble and die and new tyrants holding fast to new vanities arise, have their brief moment in the sun and then, simply vanish into oblivion.

~~

The Americans, in this, our saga of their late first Empire, evidence a singular silliness.

~~

The American progressives seek to mock God and His Believers, yet they wish desperately to become God themselves and assume His Duties.

~~

What greater vanity could man divine than that?

~~

The Americans are a hopelessly young people, just getting their sea legs, really.

~~

As such, they should be forgiven freshmen errors to a very large extent.

~~

Yet, their vanity is today, of a fully mature, upper classman’s,  presentation.

~~

I am both saddened and amazed by the Americans.

~~

They held such promise for the world.

~~

Yet today we have men of prominence in the nation who seek an office far, far, too high to reach.

~~

Rather than be satisfied, and, yes, humbled, by high office and positions in government ministries, American men today seek to be God Himself.

~~

This can never be and is comedic to consider really.

~~

I am sanguine they will not, but duty compels I suggest they read this startlingly riveting, wonderfully beautiful,  poem on the vanity of man, likely the best admonition ever penned about just:

~~

How great thou art not:

~~~

Ozymandias

I met a traveler from an antique land,

Who said:

`Two vast and trunkless legs of stone,


Stand in the desert.

Near them, on the sand,


Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,


And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,


Tell that its sculptor well those passions read.


Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,


The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.


And on the pedestal these words appear —


“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:


Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”


Nothing beside remains.

Round the decay


Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare


The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

Percy Bysshe Shelley

~~

1792-1822

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

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      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
        8 September, Tuesday,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

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      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

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The Singular Question of America: Man’s proper relationship to the State and the State’s proper relationship to the central power.

The Singular Question of America:

 

My Dear Mark:

There has been only one question in American History since Her founding, there will never be another and it will never be resolved:

 Man’s proper relationship to the State and the State’s proper relationship to the central power.

Soldiers killed during the First Battle of Bull Run, possibly the earliest surviving Civil War photograph to document the dead after a battle, July 1861.:

 We fought a savage war, erroneously called in schoolbooks a civil war, to resolve this question.

That war ended, but the question remains unresolved.

The question cannot be resolved.

 This question predated the founding of America and will remain unresolved after America is forgotten to history.

Ever yours,

Jack

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
1147013_363612750432676_183433089_o

s320.jpg BIG

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
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      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
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      ~~
       
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      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

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      Amen~~

       

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Homosexuals, God and the Law in Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor’s Mansion - Frankfort, Kentucky:

The Governor of Kentucky has a lovely home, in a bucolic Commonwealth, a Commonwealth now beset by political turmoil that, somehow just does not fit with the peaceful mansion where:
Governor Steve Beshear

Governor Steve Beshear lays his happy little head at night.

 

It is, for us here, res ipsa, that:

The Americans today, very often with fevered conviction, do things they do not understand for reasons that are misguided, a dreadful combination of misadventures.

​  
It is in that context that today we send to you a note, earlier kindly sent to us by Mr John Snyder, concerning a matter in Kentucky, now the stuff of high fever in the popular press.
Mr Snyder’s words now follow and credit for them accrues to Mr Snyder and to him alone:​
A letter from a Rowan County Jail

By: John Snyder, JD

Allow me to develop some legal reasoning regarding the Little Kentucky Clerk who is defying a Federal Court enjoining her to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

I am at first disposed to think that the clerk should have resigned but I believe she also has a responsibility to represent her electorate and the executive authority of the Governor of Kentucky, presuming that the county clerks in that state come under the executive authority.

Remember she is an elected official, and therefore, cannot be fired.  

Here are my thoughts.

Where is the Governor of Kentucky in all this? Where is the Legislature of Kentucky?

In order to properly express disobedience, the clerk needs to assert and explain her willful refusal to marry homosexual couples by drawing on her duties to the Constitutional structure of the State of Kentucky, which retains a genera or degree of sovereignty within the America union. Without a clear lead from the state which she represents, I suppose she may still resist federal authority, but she is complicating and confusing the issue. (In expressing disobedience to unjust laws, legal questions should remain simple and unambiguous, if they can be structured that way.) It is the state of Kentucky that needs to step up in support of the clerk who still remains under a duty to follow the Constitution of her state and the mandate given to her by the people who elected her. Remember that the Kentucky State Constitution defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.

In the midst of the Reformation, thinking reformers develop a justification for resisting the “governing authorities.” Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 both clearly state that Christians are obliged to submit to authorities over them. This was, and remains, what is called Protestant Resistance Theory—developed by John Calvin, and Algernon Sydney and the great John Locke. The substance of the idea is that persons appointed or elected to lesser offices also have authority from God to challenge the lawful powers of persons appointed over them (by God). That is why Moses did no wrong by challenging Pharaoh. He was a Prince of Egypt. That is why the Continental Congress could resist the power of England: they were the lawful representative of the colonies.

Now the sad thing is that I have heard the clerk explaining her decision on You-Tube. And tragically her arguments are all wrong.

She says she will not issue the certificates because it is against God’s law. “My conscience will not allow me to issue a license for a same sex couple because I know that God ordained marriage from the very foundation of this world to be between a man and a woman.”

Her argument is doctrinally unchallengeable. It is morally unquestionable. Homosexual marriage is indisputably against God’s law. 

But it misses the point.

The issue here is NOT A THEOLOGICAL QUESTION or even a question of conscience: it is a legal, constitutional, federalism question. I realize most trained attorneys will not see it this way, because attorneys are trained to accept the high court’s decisions as being synonymous with federal law. But I believe we need to revisit the powers of the Federal Courts.

I believe that Clerk Davis’s argument is a disaster simply because it is not material to the real question here. The real question is what civil authority she is under? The only practical question that can be adjudicated turns on that. Is the clerk bound by the Constitution of Kentucky or the decision of the Supreme Court?

 

What would it mean legally to support the theologically valid argument that Clerk Davis is under the duty of conscience? Even a victory in the court for such reasoning would result to the dissolution of practical government. Governments, by their nature, have the power to compel and coerce. Let’s not destroy government in the name of freedom. Freedom is possible only within the lawful, Biblical authority of government. The question is not what she must do, so much as who decides what she must do.  Frankly, I hope Christians will not fall for this one. If everyone at the Post Office may pick and choose who to serve, civil government will cease to function.

The central questions are these: First, is the Clerk under the authority of the Kentucky Constitution (which defines marriage), or is she primarily under the jurisdiction of the federal courts?

Second, is the clerk given powers of discretion under the Kentucky Constitution to administer certificates in Rowan County?  Or again is she bound by exclusively by the legal decisions of the federal courts?

Now I realize that most educated persons are disposed to imagine that in issues of federalism, questions of state power, courts and national government these sticky points were resolved by precedences as old as the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. But allow me to challenge some sloppy assumptions here.

Let’s begin by re-reading Article 6 of the US Constitution:

This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance

             thereof… shall be the highest law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be

      bound thereby, anything in the constitution or the laws of any state to the contrary,

             notwithstanding.

Note that the Constitution says that the judges shall be bound by the laws, not elected clerks (read Kim Davis)…and particularly look at the express language. State judges are not bound by decisions of the courts but by the Constitution of the United States. This may not be the prevailing view, but it is what the text actually says. If there are ambiguities between the United States Constitution and court decisions, the resolution of those questions are exclusively the jurisdiction of the law making power of the Congress, not the court.

In other words, judges both federal and state are bound by court decisions, and county clerks are governed by laws passed by the state authority. That is the way civil government works. Clerks don’t enforce court cases. Judges do not issue licenses. That is called separation of powers. What would a federal government of national and state governments look like if every clerk everywhere were under the direct authority of the Supreme Court? We would no longer have state government.

Of course, I realize the Supreme Court claims to be able to make law, and to require states to conform to those law by deciding what the law means. That is what Marbury v. Madison said, a case decided long ago. Almost all our judicial history follows upon this presumption of judicial review. But admitting this, (which I do not believe we are obliged to accept), at some point the question of what law is, is a political question which cannot be determined satisfactorily without a general consensus of the sovereign People of the United States acting through the institutions of government, particularly state government not judges. When law is merely an assertion of a court, as it was when Taney in the Dred Scott Decision imposed slavery on the whole nation, there remain few remedies within the operations of democracy. The processes of democracy exist in order to find political consensus. Without consensus political question can only find resolution by means of civil disobedience, lawlessness or war. 

It is rationally indefensible to allow a single branch of government, the judiciary, a creature of the Constitution, to claim powers over and beyond the constitution itself. The Federal Courts were created to issue decisions in particular cases and controversies. Read Article III of the Constitution.

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in law and equity, arising under this

Constitution, the Laws of the United States and Treaties made…under their authority.

Hence, the Court’s lawful authority remains only within the decision of a case. Not in the creation of law.

Think of three co-equal branches of government as being like, rock, paper, and scissors. I can understand how a court can block an executive action or a piece of legislation—I understand how an executive can block legislation—or how a legislature may override an executive action  and throw out bad law by correcting it with duly enacted laws. But how can a judicial decision have power to neutralize the creation of legislation passed by a Congress and signed by an Executive? Apparently the judiciary’s scissors cut not just paper but rock also.

That is politically and constitutionally incoherent.  

The court has improperly carved out a rule that obliterates all other rules. Judicial power as presently accepted simply negates all Constitutional functions defined in the Highest Law of the Land, the Constitution, and sweeps aside any clear meaning to the reserved powers of the state governments. The Federal Courts have obliterated federalism.

The Tenth Amendment states,

     The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to

     the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Since the Constitution reserves the power of defining marriage to the states, from whence cometh the power of the courts to enter a jurisdiction that is not theirs? 

Even more to the point, judicial authority has come to mean the power to directly negate the will of the people. Remember that the true and only sovereign in the American Republic is the People. As sovereign, all laws are creatures of the people, not the courts. Let me state plainly, the courts cannot really have power to negate the will of the people.  That would make the courts sovereign. Is that a coherent view of constitutionalism?

It is executive power, separate from legislative power that is best suited to affect a check upon unbridled and vague meanings in texts and laws. Remember that the courts evolved from the power of kings. Hence they are called courts. The king is not subject to the courts, the courts are subject to the king. Hence the people have and must retain finally word over the meaning of laws. And the people speak through their representatives. When there are conflicts in the law, the final exegetical determinations must properly be reserved to legislatures acting in accordance to the will of the electorate, not the courts. As sovereignty in England migrated from the king (Charles I), to the House of Commons during the Puritan Revolution, the courts became creatures of the legislature and ruled in accordance to words written by the Parliament, not edicts of monarchs.

What I am saying is this: the event in Kentucky is way bigger than we want to face. Hence we pretend as if this is a question of conscience. It is way, way bigger than that. The issue is so big that it scares us. We want to find resolution within established legal norms, but I believe, and I think a powerful sub-current in our country also believes that as a nation of free people we can no longer accept this incoherent view of massive federal judicial power.

We are talking about a clerk. We should be talking about the proper operations of federal courts within the structure of federalism.

To support my position I am reminded of the very first line of our Constitution:

All legislative power herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.

Absorb these words.

This means that the Supreme Court and the decisions made thereby cannot have the force or same meaning as law and legislation. Court decisions cannot be legislation properly understood. Court decision may have properties that are similar, but they cannot be coterminous, they cannot be laws in substance or form in the same way that Congress and the President together make laws. Otherwise, the judiciary as one branch of government has more power than the other two branches operating together!

Even if we acknowledge that the courts retain a power of review that results in something akin to law-making power, simple textual coherence requires us to explore the necessary and substantive difference between legislation and court decisions.

Look again at the first line of the US Constitution. Notice the words all and vested, in Article I.

That means the power of law-making is a vested power, not a presumed power or a logically derivative power, but something specifically given by the people. Judicial legislation can be argued as an implied power of legal review but it cannot be, in any coherent argument, a vested power. And more, since all legislative power resides in Congress, the courts cannot have even a little bit of it. Even by default. In other words, the people did not give that power to the courts.

The most powerful expression of government authority derives from the express language of the Constitution. Implied powers cannot negate express powers. I think that is necessary hermeneutically. It almost certainly is a canon of legal interpretation.

So do reserved state powers trump implied federal powers? If there is a problem, the answer is to amend the Constitution. The answer is not to convert a judicial decision into the supreme law of the land and then impose it by fiat on the sovereign people of Kentucky.

The Court itself explored this idea in regard to the executive power in the Youngstown Case In that case President Truman attempted to use implied executive power to do something that was neither supported by the Constitution nor demonstrated in historical precedence. (He attempted to seize a steel mill during the Korean War.)

I realize I am applying this case outside ordinary application but there are important exegetical and jurisdictional questions here that are analogous. In short, the court held that there were no explicit statutes which provided for such executive action and that the Congress had refused to authorize such power. In order for the executive to assert such authority, such power would have to be expressly stated in the Constitution or implied by some historical example.

Forgive me, but why do these principles apply only presidents? Should they not apply also to the courts?

What, therefore, is the proper reach of a federal court decision? What are the limits, if any, of appellate review? All just power must have limits. So what are the limits of this judicial power as it is presently understood? Do Federal Courts really have the unrestrained power to nullify state constitutions? And if they do, doesn’t that power tread into areas that are larger than a court decision should pretend to resolve? Are not the courts obliged to show prudential restraints when intruding into democratic institutions, of the which, courts themselves, derive power?

Beware: court decisions that cavalierly dismiss the democratic process and the complexities of federalism threaten the very ordered liberty upon which the system itself rests.

I would suggest that a beginning point of any protest against Federal judicial over-reach is to insist that there is some important difference between the Constitution and a Federal Court Case. Of course, there must be. If we are unsure or ambiguous on this point, as we have allowed ourselves to be up until now, we really are no longer a nation of laws but nine egos parading opinions at the Supreme Court Building.

A judicial decision cannot properly be called a law. And further note that there are no laws, as far as I know, that have been passed by Congress defining what marriage is. If there are, they support the clerk’s position, not the court’s.

The question of what the little clerk should do, therefore, is really a big political-constitutional question. It is not a mere legal question that can be determined by judicial fiat, or for that matter, the willful action of a conscientious county clerk. To make it an issue of Christian conscience is a cowardly and pitiful understatement of protest. If the court can destroy a constitution, what gives anyone the idea that conscience is a haven from the despotism of willful courts?

This issue requires a constitutional amendment or at least a nearly universal understanding among the states—we are a Union, remember—as to how the states and people must respond when judges presume to act like emperors.  

 The clerk remains under a duty to support the laws of Kentucky— not the federal court decision—she is under a duty both to obey the laws of her state and the United States. A simple assertion by an over-reaching judge cannot simply obliterate the Kentucky State Constitution or dismiss the clerk’s oaths to conform to the laws of her state. Until the state redefines marriage in conformity with a federal court decision, the clerk is obliged to obey the state constitution. That is the proper ways a legal change in Kentucky should progress. Otherwise Americans are not governed by laws but by coercion and, particularly, injunction. Is the office of clerk a creature of the courts or is the office of clerk a creature of the people of Kentucky defining its duties and powers through the words of the Constitution of the State?

And further, at risk of over-explaining, the federal courts have created no law to which the clerk is obliged to genuflect. A law is a discrete thing, written by a proper legislature; a court decision is something else. The legal challenge is with the state’s executive and legislature, not with the will of the little clerk. But I suppose an injunction against the State, or the Governor, or the Kentucky Legislature would be too politically outrageous.

This is what the little inarticulate clerk needs to hire an attorney to state the following:

The Constitution of Kentucky defines marriage. There are no federal law that defines marriage. I am an officer of the State of Kentucky and not the United States. I did, in fact pledge to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and am pleased to tell you that I have read it. I made a similar pledge to support the Kentucky Constitution. And being literate I find no definition of marriage in the US Constitution or in the duly enacted laws of the United State that I am obliged to respect having taken an oath to support that instrument. I have never taken an oath to support the judicial decisions of the Supreme Court any more than I have taken an oath to do the bidding of the President of the United States or the Congress in Washington. I support and defend the Constitution. I point out to those less informed than myself, I am not a judge. I am a clerk. My boss is the Governor of Kentucky. And the people of Rowan County. In addition I do not and cannot recognize the Federal Courts as a proper institution for requiring any action contrary to the express language found in the laws of Kentucky. My pledge is first to the express language of the Kentucky Constitution. Under no construction am I obligated to follow the dictates of men. In my country, we are ruled by laws and not opinions. I am under no legal requirement to bring my conscience into conformity to decisions or legal decision that clearly are neither constitutional, under the laws of Kentucky or the United States.

Federal Court decisions do not have the same power as do express state laws or the Constitution of the United States. If state laws are offensive to the US Constitution, then any directed injunction should properly and boldly be served on the Governor or Legislature and/or the people of the state of Kentucky. I do not believe that any court has such magisterial power. Therefore, I am obliged to support the laws of Kentucky and the US Constitution. Under no legal or logical construction can my obligations to these instruments and to the people of Kentucky be usurped by a presumed power asserted by a single branch of the federal government, certainly, not the unelected Supreme Court. There is a difference here that is too obvious to explain.

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

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      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

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A dreadfully short lifetime of horrible pain known to lady history as a cheerful Camelot.

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Vibrancy, vitality, virility and vigor were the watchwords of Jack Kennedy’s, so very, brief administration.

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Behind that mask, the sad truth was, that Jack Kennedy spent his entire life battling life-threatening illnesses and terrible pain, all the while, somehow, maintaining an upbeat attitude, vociferous ambition and a gai sense of humour.

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The Atlantic now kindly tells us that, frankly, quite harrowingly, sad, story behind the, ever perseveringly, public positivity.

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***All prose rights, by law due and owing, to follow now, the Atlantic’s and theirs alone***

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http://www.theatlantic.com/…/the-medical-ordeals-of…/305572/

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How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave?
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
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      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
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      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
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      September, 1966
       
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      The Cathedral Latin School
       
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        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
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      Κύριε ἐλέησον
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

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      Amen~~

       

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      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
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       5 September, Friday, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      Deus Lux Mea Est

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      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

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      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

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      Acta Est Fabula.

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      Deus Vult.

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      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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