Whether the State can loose and bind In Heaven as well as on Earth: If it be wiser to kill mankind Before or after the birth-- These are matters of high concern Where State-kept schoolmen are; But Holy State (we have lived to learn) Endeth in Holy War. Whether The People be led by The Lord, Or lured by the loudest throat: If it be quicker to die by the sword Or cheaper to die by vote-- These are things we have dealt with once, (And they will not rise from their grave) For Holy People, however it runs, Endeth in wholly Slave. Whatsoever, for any cause, Seeketh to take or give Power above or beyond the Laws, Suffer it not to live! Holy State or Holy King-- Or Holy People's Will-- Have no truck with the senseless thing. Order the guns and kill! Saying --after--me:-- Once there was The People--Terror gave it birth; Once there was The People and it made a Hell of Earth Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, O ye slain! Once there was The People--it shall never be again! --Macdonough's Song H/T: Poetry Lovers' Page
Merry Christmas to all!
Samuel C. Starrett attempts to deal honestly with the history of religious repression in the Christendom and to reconcile it with his support for traditional Christian monarchism.
Samuel C. Starrett presents an objection to St. Thomas Aquinas’s condemnation of usury.
Samuel C. Starrett announces the beginning of his new blog, dedicated to his fiction.
Samuel C. Starrett shamelessly plugs his newly-published novelette.
…watch this. Especially if you call yourself a conservative.
Sam Starrett compares and contrasts sacramental Confession with the accusatory sermons often found in Protestant churches.
Sam Starrett posits a Law of Unlike Lumping: People of all ideological and philosophical persuasions tend to lump those not of their own views into the same category, regardless of genuine ideological or philosophical differences among those so lumped.