Political, Ethical, & Moral Issues (Index Page)

Political, Ethical, & Moral Issues (Index Page) November 9, 2006
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30 years of Solidarity (Polish trade union) mural in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski (priest Jerzy Popiełuszko in foreground); photograph by “Krugerr” (8-15-10) [Wikimedia CommonsCreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license]
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AMERICAN POLITICAL ISSUES: GENERAL
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When I block over politics . . . [Facebook, 11-24-19]
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AMERICAN POLITICAL ISSUES: SPECIFIC ISSUES
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‘Twas the Month After Election (A Satirical Poem) [included in my collected Christmas poems: about the 2000 election]
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Four Chappaquiddick Theories [longer, more “politicized” Facebook version, 4-14-18]
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BIBLICAL DATA ON HONORING POLITICAL LEADERS (KINGS, EMPERORS, AND BY EXTENSION, PRESIDENTS)

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Holy Scripture: Honor and Respect Political Rulers [2-2-17]

Honoring Rulers: Biblical Teaching vs. Crass Political Bigotry [5-18-17]

Wicked Rulers Honored (Saul, Solomon, Nero, High Priest) [11-30-17]

Good Christians Can Support Trump (Amazingly Enough)! [7-21-18]

Are Trump & His Supporters Nuts & Evil? (vs. Mark Shea) [9-6-18]

More Biblical Evidence on Honoring Political Rulers [9-7-18]

Debate [?] on Biblical Honor of Rulers: Including Trump [11-14-18]

Debate on the Custom of Presidents Honoring Their Successors By Not Publicly Criticizing Them [Facebook, 12-1-18]

Could God Possibly Use Trump, Like Queen Esther? . . . and Like He Used Balaam’s Ass, Jonah’s Whale, King Cyrus, and the Babylonian Heathen King, Nebuchadnezzar (Not to Mention Adulterous Murderer, David)? [3-23-19]

Trump: Like King Ahab? Can We Vote for Him? (vs. Dr Edwin Tait) [originally 1-3-17. Re-edited with additions on 7-21-20]

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2016 AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

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Group Discussion About Donald Trump and the 2016 Election [illustrates precisely my sustained point in the above paper: that constructive, fruitful, civil discussion about Trump is now impossible in Catholic and conservative circles] [Facebook, 8-14-16]
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Trump, Hillary, and Abortion: a Mini-Debate (vs. Dr. Michael Liccione) [Facebook, 11-1-16]
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My 2016 Electoral College Predictions [got 46 of 50 states right, and just 7 electoral votes off] [Facebook, 11-8-16]
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How Close I Came in My Electoral College Predictions (92 / 93%) [Facebook, 11-11-16]

My Plea for Post-Election Unity (Written on October 4th) [Facebook, 11-11-16]

KKK & Kooky Karikatures of Konservatives (vs. Dr. Edwin Woodruff Tait) (+ Facebook discussion) [11-20-16]

Democrat Sore Losers, Race, & Political Unity (vs. Bernard Davis) (+ Facebook discussion) [11-20-16]

Nothing Whatever Disqualified Hillary Clinton (Listing of 24 of her Scandals)? Reply to Liberal Pro-Life Activist John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe, Who Voted for Her [Facebook, 9-2-17]

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Did Women Vote Decisively Against Trump: Far More Than Usual in Presidential Elections? (vs. John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe) [Facebook, 9-2-17]

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS VOTERS AND SUPPORTERS

The Streep Stupidity (Enduring Forced Non Sequitur Lectures) [Facebook, 1-12-17]

Should Presidents Ever Defend Themselves Against Calumnies? / Comment on John Lewis’ Hypocrisy and Liberal Rigor Mortis [Facebook, 1-18-17]

Trump’s Profound Ignorance & Stupidity (Dialogue with Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [1-18-17]

Sky Scheduled to Fall Down in a Few Hours (Some Satirical Humor on Inauguration Day) [Facebook, 1-20-17]

“Trump Ain’t Really Pro-Life” [1-24-17]

American Patriotism is Now Automatically “Hitleresque” and Comparable to the Horrors of North Korea? (vs. Scott Eric Alt) [Facebook, 1-24-17]

Trump’s Character: The “Energizer Bunny” Issue [Facebook, 1-27-17]

Simcha Fisher is Now Comparing Trump’s Views on Illegal Immigration and Crimes Committed by Illegals to the Nazi Kristallnacht [Facebook, 1-27-17]

Defending a Person or Idea Against Unjust Calumnies is Not Necessarily Positive Advocacy of Same [Facebook, 1-28-17]

In 2020 Will We Be Nazi Germany Revisited or “Morning in America” Revived? [Facebook, 1-28-17]

“Hitler, Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, and Eichmann, working hard on the Final Solution” (sarcastic spoof of the facile and puerile liberal Nazi analogies to Trump) [Facebook, 1-29-17]

President Trump Never Heard of Frederick Douglass?[2-1-17]

Trump = Hitler? (funny meme and collection of articles on liberals calling Republicans Hitler or Nazis for 50 years) [Facebook, 2-10-17]

Statement on Never-Trumpism and My Own Qualified “Trumpism” [Facebook, 2-11-17]

Never-Trumper Feeding Frenzy Claimed That I Place Trump Higher than Christ, the Church, and the Pope / Mark Shea Joins in / Scott Eric Alt Agrees Through “Likes” / Original Accuser Apologized and I Reciprocated [Facebook, 4-9-17]

“Kick a Fellow Christian When He’s Down”: Never-Trump Uber-Catholics Can’t Offer Forgiveness After Apology for a Screw-Up (by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer): Even During Holy Week [Facebook, 4-12-17]

Documentation of Outrageous Media Bias in Reporting that President Trump Supposedly is Going After the Constitution and Particularly Checks and Balances [Facebook, 5-1-17]

Trump Doesn’t Know that Israel is in the Middle East? [5-23-17]

Trump Can Do No Right / Radical Feminist Hogwash [Facebook, 7-14-17]

The Trump-Haters Step in it Yet Again! [Trump Supposedly Ignores a Handicapped Boy] [7-31-17]

Rhetorical US Nuclear Threats Are Nothing New At All [8-9-17]

Trump’s Inadequate Rebukes of Rocket Man & Neo-Nazis [sarcasm] [8-13-17]

Trump is a White Supremacist and an Anti-Semite, Huh? Let’s Look at his Family and his Appointments to See How That Holds Up [Facebook, 8-18-17]

Harvard / MIT Study: Breitbart News and Steve Bannon Are Not Alt-Right (see also the longer Facebook version) [8-21-17]

Holy Scripture on the Mortal Sin of Lying and Bearing False Witness (Something for Political Polemicists On All Sides to Ponder) [Facebook, 9-5-17]

“Rocket man” is the latest Trumpian trumped-up “scandal”? [Facebook, 9-20-17]

On President Trump and References to SOBs [Facebook, 9-23-17]

President Trump Told a Crowd to Boo a Black Protester; Therefore, He’s a Racist (?) [Facebook, 9-23-17]

Jeremiad About and Discussion Regarding Liberals Still Being “Mad” at Trump Voters After Almost a Year [Facebook, 10-12-17]

I Utterly Denounce President Trump’s Insinuation That Liberal News Outlets Ought to Have Their Licenses Revoked [Facebook, 10-15-17]

Does President Trump = Frankenweinstein? [11-20-17]

Trump, Tweets, Turkeys, & Melania’s Christmas Decorations [Facebook, 11-30-17]

‘Never Trump’ Conservatives Soften to President Trump, Hail His Achievements [+ my related Facebook thread] (Adam Shaw, Breitbart, 12-20-17)

Give Trump Credit Where It’s Due (Rich Lowry, National Review, 12-19-17)

Exchange with Karl Keating on President Trump and North Korea [Facebook, 12-22-17]

Heritage Foundation: Trump’s First Year Better Than Reagan’s (+ My Comment) [Facebook, 1-25-18]

LeBron Declines One-on-One Challenge w Laura Ingraham [2-18-18]

Vigorous Facebook discussion after Trump’s North Korea Summit Talks [Facebook, 6-12-18]

God’s Eternal Decrees and Our Voting Choices [Facebook, 6-13-18]

Good Christians Can Support Trump (Amazingly Enough)! [7-21-18]

On Whether the Anti-Trump Hysteria & Madness Might Possibly Lead to His Assassination (re a Victor Davis Hanson article) [Facebook, 7-24-18]

Trump is Attila the Hun, Vlad the Impaler, and Stalin [sarcasm] [9-7-18]

Lying Left-Wing Liberal Journalists & Ridiculous Media Bias[9-8-18]

Debate: Antichrist Traitor Trump & Cohen’s Testiphony(vs. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [3-1-19]

Debate on the Merits of Trump’s Korean Diplomacy(vs. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [3-2-19]

Why Document Severe Attacks Against Oneself, and Against Apologetics and Trump Voters (Like the One by Mary Hammond): To What Possible Purpose?: Reply to David Mills[Facebook, 3-6-19]

Debate on Trump Signing Bible Covers: “Sacrilege”?(vs. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [3-11-19]

Patheos Writer Henry Karlson Wastes No Time in Ridiculously Associating Trump & His Supporters with the Fanatical [Leftist, Atheist] White Supremacist Murderers in New Zealand [Facebook, 3-15-19]

Could God Possibly Use Trump, Like Queen Esther? . . . and Like He Used Balaam’s Ass, Jonah’s Whale, King Cyrus, and the Babylonian Heathen King, Nebuchadnezzar (Not to Mention Adulterous Murderer, David)? [3-23-19]

“Certain” Russian Collusion and “Impossible” Notre Dame Arson: The Illogical and Irrational Tomfoolery of Our Odd Age [Facebook, 4-16-19]

David French’s Hit-Piece on Franklin Graham & Trump[4-28-19]

Explaining the Pro-Life, Christian Vote for Trump Yet Again [4-30-19]

Dialogue: Christian Witness, Trump, & Prudential Voting (vs. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [5-10-19]

Discussion on Whether the Mainstream Liberal Media Lost all Credibility After its Ridiculous Two-Year Fanatical Mania Over the Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax[Facebook, 5-28-19]

Christianity Today Treats Trump & Evangelicals Disgracefully (Christianity Today Represents Pure, True-Blue Evangelicalism More So Than Billy and Franklin Graham and Dr. James Dobson?) [12-26-19]

Backstory of Christianity Today’s Demonization of Trump (+ Brief Analysis of Former Editor Mark Galli & Discussion of Whether the Title “Never Trumper” is Justified) [12-30-19]

Potshots Sent My Way Because I Criticized Christianity Today‘s Hypocritical Savaging of President Trump[Facebook, 12-30-19]

“Warmonger” Reagan & World War III: How Soon We Forget[1-8-20]

Striking Similarities of Pope Francis Derangement Syndrome and Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome / Near-Impossibility of Rational Discussion[Facebook, 1-16-20]

President Trump: “Every human soul is divine” / Petty Nitpicking of Every Word he Says[Facebook, 1-24-20]

Dialogue w Never-Trumper: Is Trump Really Pro-Life? (vs. Scott Eric Alt) [1-24-17; expanded on 2-9-20]

Debate: Trump, Sexual Misconduct, & the Christian Vote[4-28-20]

15 Reasons Why Trump Wins Again in Nov. 2020 [7-16-20]

How Much Sin Disqualifies a Politician / President? [Oct. 2016 to Jan. 2017; arranged on 7-20-20]

Trump Did Not Mock a Reporter’s Disability [7-20-20]

Trump: Like King Ahab? Can We Vote for Him? (vs. Dr Edwin Tait) [originally 1-3-17. Re-edited with additions on 7-21-20]

Did Trump Call Neo-Nazis & KKK “Very Fine People”? [edited / expanded on 8-14-20: from material dated 8-31-17 and February 2018]

Trump & Children in Cages, Separated from Parents(with Paul Hoffer) [edited on 8-14-20, utilizing material from 19-21 June 2018]

Follow-Up on My “Trump Wins Again” Post [9-14-20]

Reflections on Trump the “Arrogant” Alpha Male [9-19-20]

Presidential Debate: Interruptions vs. Irreverent Incoherence [9-30-20]

Sore Losers?: Hillary & Dems or Trump & the GOP? (Hillary & Dems’ Tactics of Projecting Ballot Fraud & Refusal to Concede (and Treason) Onto Trump & Republicans) [10-1-20]

My Electoral College Predictions + “Trump Wins!” Articles [11-2-20]

The Election at 8 AM ET on Wednesday, 11-4-20 [11-4-20]

Orange Beast Gone. Who Will Dems Hate Now? [2-14-21]

President Donald J. Trump’s Accomplishments List (Magapill.com)

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THE FRAUDULENT 2020 ELECTION

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No Election Fraud At All? Read On [11-7-20]

Election Fraud: Conspiracy or Valid Concern? (vs. S. Greydanus) [12-10-20]

Ignoring And Ridiculing Election Fraud Concerns Will Not Make Them Go Away (Stella Morabito, The Federalist, 1-4-21)

In 2020, Vote Fraud Claims Were Not ‘Baseless’ (Michael Dorstewitz, Newsmax, 1-5-21)

Memorandum: How The 2020 Election Could Have Been Stolen (Claes G. Ryn, The American Conservative, 1-5-21)

As Congress certifies election, evidence of these voting irregularities looms large (John Solomon, Just the News, 1-6-21)

Time Magazine Gushingly Profiles The Successful ‘Conspiracy’ To Rig The 2020 Election (Joy Pullmann, The Federalist, 2-9-21)

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DOCUMENTATION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ANTICS OF MARK SHEA

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Waterboarding: Francis Beckwith vs. Mark Shea [1-1-15]

Waterboarding: Edward Feser vs. Mark Shea [1-1-15]

“Live Chat” Exchange with Mark Shea on Waterboarding [1-30-15; see also accompanying Facebook discussion]

Mark Shea Has Managed Yet Again to Absurdly Misrepresent Me Regarding the Waterboarding Issue (See the Ensuing Exchange) [Facebook, 3-25-15]

Exhibit #4,8762,190 Proving that Mark Shea is Clueless When it Comes to 1) Accurately Conveying What Anyone Who Strongly Disagrees with Him Actually Believes; 2) Remembering What Happened in Ancient History (the Previous Month) with Said Persons, and 3) What Waterboarding IS  [Facebook, 4-23-15]

Discussion of Mark Shea’s Removal as a National Catholic Register Columnist [Facebook, 8-19-16]

Mark Shea Candidly Explaining His Own Frustrations and Anger Five Weeks Ago (7-13-16) / My Observations [Facebook, 8-24-16]

Is Simcha Fisher’s Husband Unemployed? / Mark Shea’s Ridiculous “Hungry Children” Rhetoric [Facebook, 8-25-16]

Debate with Mark Shea on Trump’s Sexual Sins, Pro-Lifers Destroying Their Own “Credibility”, & the Newt vs. Megyn Showdown [Facebook, 10-26-16]

Mark Shea, Lies, Bannon / Breitbart, and the Novelty of Facts [11-18-16]

Mark Shea vs. “Old Pro-Life” Texas Legislators (Medicaid) and Paul Ryan (School Lunches for Children) [12-6-16]

“Lessen Evil” Votes for Hillary? (vs. Mark Shea) [4-7-17]

Mark Shea’s Response to the Syrian Air Base Strike (with huge combox discussion, including Mark Shea) [Facebook, 4-7-17]

Mark Shea Sez Any Catholic Voter for or Supporter of Trump is Engaged in “War On the Church” on Multiple Fronts, and is “Battling the Magisterium”, Which is “Bad Catholicism” [Facebook, 4-8-17]

Never-Trumper Feeding Frenzy Claimed That I Place Trump Higher than Christ, the Church, and the Pope / Mark Shea Joins in / Scott Eric Alt Agrees Through “Likes” / Original Accuser Apologized and I Reciprocated [Facebook, 4-9-17]

Mark Shea Sez Trump is a White Supremacist, Nazi Sympathizer, & that Nazis are “the very flower” of His Base (remarks on his blog, Aug. 11-13, 2017) [Facebook, 8-13-17]

Orthodoxy Cop Pontificates that All But a “Few” Conservatives are Insane [Facebook, 8-13-17]

Partisan Politics and Hate-Polemics Are Now Higher than the Rule of Law and “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”? (Joe Arpaio and Mark Shea’s Lies About My Supposedly Defending Him and His Pardon) [Facebook, 9-1-17]

Are Trump & His Supporters Nuts & Evil? (vs. Mark Shea) [9-6-18]

The So-Called “Trump Cult”: Exchange with Mark Shea [11-3-18, 11-8-18, and 1-22-19] 

Mark Shea continues his utter insanity and mentally unstable orgy of surreal lying regarding the Covington kids / Nathan Phillips Fiasco (yes, he actually wrote this) [Facebook, 1-25-19]

Trip Down Memory Lane: Fun and Idiotic Mark Shea Comments About President Trump and His “Treasonous” [Fictional] Collusion with Russia [Facebook, 3-23-19]

Just curious: how many of you who are critical of Mark Shea’s myriad manifest faults in his explosive, judgmental rhetoric and contemptible political polemics “hate” him?[results were unanimous: not a single one of 50+ readers of mine “hates” him] [Facebook, 5-22-19]

Mark Shea Starts Calling a Catholic Priest He Doesn’t Like “Mr.” Instead of “Fr.” and Refuses to Properly Address a Bishop, Too / Other Derogatory Title Modifications [Facebook, 9-18-19]

Pseudo-Jeremiah II Writes a Pseudo-Isaiah Passage, Applying “Bloody Hands” to Pro-Lifers Rather Than Pro-Abortionists[Facebook, 9-20-19]

Did you vote for President Trump or support him now? Well, then, you “profoundly distrust” the gospel, God’s grace, and Jesus Christ Himself, and indeed, can’t even be saved [Facebook, 10-8-19]

Mark Shea “Responds” to the Piece I Recently Put Up About Him: on Scott Eric Alt’s Public Facebook Page (We’re a Bunch of Haters, as Usual) [Facebook, 2-8-20]

Mark Shea: Voting Republican is not “in any way compatible with the Faith” — whereas voting for childkilling and “gay marriage” & radical secularist advocate Democrats is compatible / “There is no justification — none — for voting GOP” [Facebook, 2-8-20]

Mark Shea: Trump Killed 60,000 (Dr. Fauci Totally Disagrees) [Facebook, 4-17-20]

Mark Shea Doing His Best to Be Even More Sinful, Extreme, Slanderous, & Fanatical Than He Has Been for Almost 20 Years Now[Facebook, 5-8-20]

Mark Shea: Just when you think he can’t possibly say anything more ridiculous and outrageous . . . (Obamagate)[Facebook, 5-16-20]

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LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS / FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION / FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

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Journalism is Dead / Dialogue is Dead (RIP) [6-19-18]

Discussion on Pervasive Liberal Media Bias [Facebook, 7-25-18]

Biblical and Apostolic Condemnation of the Left-Wing Media’s Fanatical Frenzy of Hatred and Lying Against President Trump as Literally a Madman (Joined by Many Never-Trumper Christians) [Facebook, 9-6-18]

Lying Left-Wing Liberal Journalists & Ridiculous Media Bias[9-8-18]

Political Polarization and Demonization: Reflections [11-1-18]

Old Liberal Moral Causes (The Post) vs. Tabloid Liberalism [11-16-18]

Discussion on Whether the Mainstream Liberal Media Lost all Credibility After its Ridiculous Two-Year Fanatical Mania Over the Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax[Facebook, 5-28-19]

C. S. Lewis: Criticism of Theological & Political Liberalism [10-22-19]

C. S. Lewis on Ubiquitous Media Bias & Incompetence (Some Things Never Change) [10-22-19]

G. K. Chesterton on the Incompetence of Journalists[11-26-19]

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CULTURAL ANALYSIS OF AMERICA 

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SLAVERY AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR / WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

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Slavery as the Southern States’ Primary Cause for Secession [2-29-04, at Internet Archive]

Biblical Arguments for Slavery & Liberal Theological Arguments Against it [3-2-04, at Internet Archive]

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Confederate Generals and Slavery [vigorous Facebook discussion, 10-13-13]
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CIVIL RIGHTS / RACE RELATIONS / PREJUDICE / BIGOTRY / DISCRIMINATION

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Stereotypical Prejudice Illustrated by Analogy [5-2-07, at Internet Archive]
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KKK & Kooky Karikatures of Konservatives (vs. Dr. Edwin Woodruff Tait) (+ Facebook discussion) [11-20-16]

Democrat Sore Losers, Race, & Political Unity (vs. Bernard Davis) (+ Facebook discussion) [11-20-16]

Jimi Hendrix Taught Us About a Colorblind Society [12-6-16]

Should Presidents Ever Defend Themselves Against Calumnies? / Comment on John Lewis’ Hypocrisy and Liberal Rigor Mortis [Facebook, 1-18-17]

Confederate Statues Controversies: Hypocrisy & Idiocy [8-17-17]

Trump is a White Supremacist and an Anti-Semite, Huh? Let’s Look at his Family and his Appointments to See How That Holds Up [Facebook, 8-18-17]

Harvard / MIT Study: Breitbart News and Steve Bannon Are Not Alt-Right (see also the longer Facebook version) [8-21-17]

The Mythical Racist Reagan vs. The Real Reagan (Sound Familiar?) / Liberal Race-Baiting Against GOP Nothing New [Facebook, 8-21-17]

President Trump Told a Crowd to Boo a Black Protester; Therefore, He’s a Racist (?) [Facebook, 9-23-17]

NFL “Take a Knee” Nonsense: Two Proposals [Facebook, 9-28-17]

Statement on Martin Luther King Day from this “Compassionate Conservative” [Facebook, 1-15-18]

LeBron Declines One-on-One Challenge w Laura Ingraham [2-18-18]

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Dialogue: Pro-Life White Guys & Anti-Southern Prejudice (vs. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [5-15-19]
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Dialogue: Racism, Republicans, Logic, and Liberals (vs. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [5-16-19]
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Did Trump Call Neo-Nazis & KKK “Very Fine People”? [edited / expanded on 8-14-20: from material dated 8-31-17 and February 2018]
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BLACK LIVES MATTER / ANTIFA / RIOTING IN AMERICAN CITIES / POLICE REFORM
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CAPITALISM, DISTRIBUTISM, WEALTH, POVERTY, AND CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

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Biblical Evidence for Expensive Church Buildings [3-18-08]

Catholic Resources on the Social Concepts of Subsidiarity & Distributism [3-31-08, at Internet Archive]

Random Thoughts on Catholic Social Teaching [3-13-09]

Biblical Evidence Against Tithing [2-4-09]

Mandatory Tithing: Further Thoughts [11-1-09]

Catholic Compassion & Beggars on the Street: What is Our Responsibility? / Analysis of Poverty & Its Causes & Solutions [12-30-11]

Catholic Social Teaching & Myself: Brief  Clarification [1-3-12]

On Homelessness & Soup Kitchens (by my Son Michael: 19) [9-10-12]

“Dialogue” on Obamanomics (vs. Bruce Townley) [3-1-13]

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Dialogue on Biblical Views Re Following Jesus & Riches (vs. Dr. Steven DiMattei) [11-21-20]
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Who Must Renounce All Possessions to Follow Jesus? [National Catholic Register, 1-21-21]
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TERRORISM / MASSACRES / GUN CONTROL / CRIME ISSUES
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Orlando and Guns [Facebook, 6-15-16]
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Dialogue on Guns, Massacres, and Terrorism (vs. Jon) [Facebook, 6-24-16]

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Discussion on Political Rhetoric in Relation to Mass Shootings & Abortion (w Deacon Steven D. Greydanus) [Facebook, 8-6-19]
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“TORTURE” / INTERROGATION DISPUTE

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Waterboarding: Pro and Con [extensive discussion as to whether it is “torture” and therefore, intrinsically wrong; Facebook, 5-5-14]
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Calm, Reasoned (Rather Than Hyper-Polemical) Orthodox Catholic Resources on the “Torture” / “Enhanced Interrogation” Ethical Issue (+ Facebook discussion) [12-19-14]

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Waterboarding: Francis Beckwith vs. Mark Shea [1-1-15] Waterboarding: Edward Feser vs. Mark Shea [1-1-15]

Sick and Tired of Controversy [Facebook, 1-6-15]
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Condemnation of the Slanderous Lies About My Position Regarding Torture and Waterboarding + Removal of My Post Dealing With Matthew 18:34 [1-26-15; see also accompanying Facebook discussion]

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Waterboarding: How and Why I Changed My Mind [1-31-15; rev. 1-17-19]

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12,634th Clarification (in Vain) of What I Believe About Waterboarding [Facebook, 4-30-15]

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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in the Great Torture Debate (Christopher Blosser, The American Catholic, 22 Jan. 2010)
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Catholic Advocacy of Torture: A Teaching Moment for the Catholic Bishops? (Christopher Blosser, First Things, 12 Feb. 2010)
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What About Torture? (Jimmy Akin, 28 June 2004)
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Doubts About Torture (Jimmy Akin, 26 Oct. 2006)
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Defining Torture: Two Parameters (Jimmy Akin, 27 Nov. 2006)
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Defining Torture: Proposing A Definition (Jimmy Akin, 27 Nov. 2006)
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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

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Debate on Deportation of Illegal Immigrants (vs. Andy Kirchoff) [2-21-12]
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Immigration & the Bible (w John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe) (see also the longer Facebook version) [9-18-17]
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Intense Immigration Dialogue (w John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe) [9-23-17]
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A “Just” Border Wall? [Facebook, 11-30-17]
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Do Jesus and the Bible Advocate Open Borders? [9-18-17; expanded on 6-21-18]
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Borders and the Bible [National Catholic Register, 1-14-19]
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Trump & Children in Cages, Separated from Parents (with Paul Hoffer) [edited on 8-14-20, utilizing material from 19-21 June 2018]
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VEGETARIANISM AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
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Debate on Ethical Vegetarianism, Jesus, & the Bible (vs. Sogn Mill-Scout) [4-5-04; abridged, with some additions on 3-16-19]
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DRUGS, ALCOHOL, SMOKING, GAMBLING, DANCING
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Is Smoking a Sin? [2-25-08]
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What Proverbs 31 Says About Alcohol [National Catholic Register, 9-22-17]
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Reasons for Opposing Medical Marijuana (Dr. Robert Fastiggi) [3-4-20]
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Biblical and Catholic Teaching on the Use of Alcohol [National Catholic Register, 3-26-20]
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FREE SPEECH AND BIG TECH (FACEBOOK / TWITTER) CENSORSHIP ISSUES / “WOKE” / “CANCEL CULTURE”
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“BAD” LANGUAGE / CUSSING / SWEARING / PROFANITY / OBSCENITY

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Biblical “Ass” (Donkey) & Holier Than Thou Anti-Catholics [2007; abridged & revised: 1-19-19]

Cussing Women, Chivalry, Etc. [8-24-16]

Salty Language = Being “Salt”? (+ extensive Facebook discussion) [8-26-16]

Simcha Fisher, Swearing, St. Paul, & Evangelizing [2-1-17]

Swearing & “Younger” Generations (Sliding Scales) [1-27-18]

Swearing and Sharing the Faith Don’t Mix Very Well! [National Catholic Register, 7-16-18]

Swearing & Post-Boomer Generations: Literary Progress? [6-17-19]

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MISCELLANEOUS MORAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES

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Dialogue w Agnostic: Relativist vs. Absolute Morality (vs. Dr. Jan Schreurs) [June 1999]
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Bill Cosby: Innocent Until Proven Guilty? (see also the discussion about his being found guilty on my Facebook page: 4-27-18) [1-2-16]
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Dialogue on Israeli-Palestinian Relations [with Alex Brittain, Facebook, 3-18-15]

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CORONAVIRUS / COVID PANDEMIC (STARTING IN MARCH 2020)
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Explanation of Coronavirus Statistics (Dr. JD Donovan) [3-26-20]
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