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Traditional Roman Catholic, Conservative Anarchist, Mugwump. 1 Samuel chapter 8

Good Books: Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Witness by Whittaker Chambers
Modern Times by Paul Johnson
Insul by Forrest MacDonald
Ideas Have Consequences by Richard Weaver
The Law by Bastiat
The Plague Journal by Michael O' Brien
CONSERVATISM from John Adams to Churchill by Peter Viereck
History of Philosophy by Julian Maryas
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles...
The Accidental Connoisseur by Lawrence Osborne
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Abacus and the Cross by Nancy Marie Brown

While the wicked stand confounded, Call me with thy saints, surrounded.
-from the movie The Boondock Saints

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Ezra Pound - Ballad of the Goodly Fere

Simon Zelotes speaking after the Crucifixion.

Fere=Mate, Companion.

Ha' we lost the goodliest fere o' all
For the priests and the gallows tree?
Aye lover he was of brawny men,
O' ships and the open sea.

When they came wi' a host to take Our Man
His smile was good to see,
"First let these go!" quo' our Goodly Fere,
"Or I'll see ye damned," says he.

Aye he sent us out through the crossed high spears
And the scorn of his laugh rang free,
"Why took ye not me when I walked about
Alone in the town?" says he.

Oh we drank his "Hale" in the good red wine
When we last made company,
No capon priest was the Goodly Fere
But a man o' men was he.

I ha' seen him drive a hundred men
Wi' a bundle o' cords swung free,
That they took the high and holy house
For their pawn and treasury.

They'll no' get him a' in a book I think
Though they write it cunningly;
No mouse of the scrolls was the Goodly Fere
But aye loved the open sea.

If they think they ha' snared our Goodly Fere
They are fools to the last degree.
"I'll go to the feast," quo' our Goodly Fere,
"Though I go to the gallows tree."

"Ye ha' seen me heal the lame and blind,
And wake the dead," says he,
"Ye shall see one thing to master all:
'Tis how a brave man dies on the tree."

A son of God was the Goodly Fere
That bade us his brothers be.
I ha' seen him cow a thousand men.
I have seen him upon the tree.

He cried no cry when they drave the nails
And the blood gushed hot and free,
The hounds of the crimson sky gave tongue
But never a cry cried he.

I ha' seen him cow a thousand men
On the hills o' Galilee,
They whined as he walked out calm between,
Wi' his eyes like the grey o' the sea,

Like the sea that brooks no voyaging
With the winds unleashed and free,
Like the sea that he cowed at Genseret
Wi' twey words spoke' suddently.

A master of men was the Goodly Fere,
A mate of the wind and sea,
If they think they ha' slain our Goodly Fere
They are fools eternally.

I ha' seen him eat o' the honey-comb
Sin' they nailed him to the tree.

  Favorite Freeper Quote:"Its kind of like being in a bar and ignoring that foxy babe named "Orthodox Church" because you have the beer goggles focused in on "Protestant Sectarians", who unfortunately, happens to be your estranged sister."
-Hermann the Cherusker

It is true that a new moralism exists today whose key words are justice, peace and conservation of creation -- words that call for essential moral values of which we are in real need. But this moralism remains vague and thus slides, almost inevitably, into the political-party sphere. It is above all a dictum addressed to others, and too little a personal duty of our daily life. In fact, what does justice mean? Who defines it? What serves towards peace?

-Pope Benedict XVI

Truth is not determined by a majority vote.

- Pope Benedict XVI

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