Chesterton: The Free Family

Published November 27, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on By the Pen:


Long time no see. I am currently working on a piece about the sacramentalunity of love and the sacrifice of praise (thanksgiving/eucharistia), so I plan to get back into gear with this blog here soon. For now, here’s another excerpt from Chesterton – my unofficial patron saint as I prepare for marriage:

“As I have said, I propose to take only one central instance; I will take the institution called the private house or home; the shell and organ of the family. We will consider cosmic and political tendencies simply as they strike that ancient and unique roof. Very few words will suffice for all I have to say about the family itself. I leave alone the speculations about its animal origin and the details of its social reconstruction; I am concerned only with its palpable omnipresence. It is a necessity far mankind; it is (if you like to put it so)…

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George Washington: Thank God for Our Constitution

Published November 27, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:

Artist’s depiction of George Washington praying at Valley Forge. (Public Domain)
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November 24, 2014 By Penny Starr

( – On Oct. 3, 1789 George Washington, the first president of the United States, issued a proclamation to make the fourth Thursday of November as a day for “offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations.”

Washington also declared that “it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.”

Finally, Washington asked Americans to give “our sincere and humble thanks” to God “for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted.”

George Washington, who was commander and chief of the Continental Army, before…

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Confirmed: Valerie Jarrett Keeping In Touch With Gov. Nixon During Ferguson Fiasco

Published November 26, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision.It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after.Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued. “Valerie spoke to Governor Nixon both last night and this morning, and has been briefing the President on an ongoing basis since last night,” Schultz said, speaking to reporters on Air Force One. “And in each of those conversations with Governor Nixon, Valerie has pledged to stay in close coordination with the Governor in making sure that he’s getting the support he needs from the federal government.”

via Confirmed: Valerie Jarrett Keeping In Touch With Gov. Nixon During Ferguson Fiasco.


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