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Author Archive for Robert Struble, Jr.

Writer, retired history teacher, lecturer for Knights of Columbus--Bremerton WA (c. 1379), author of new & as yet unpublished book, "Rekindling the Spirit of 1776: Insurrectionary Solutions for Postmodern Maladies."

On Religion:  Egyptian Muslim poses questions about Christianity.  A Catholic replies.
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On Religion: Egyptian Muslim poses questions about Christianity. A Catholic replies.

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The following interview/discussion took place between Abdallah and me from October 6-8, 2013.  Abdallah is my Facebook friend from Cairo, Egypt. He is a software engineer and a supporter of the restoration of President Morsi.  We met via the chat feature of an online chess program.  (Published with Abdallah’s approval). Abdallah:  Many times I keep […]

Levin’s Liberty Amendments: Struble’s Critique, Part Three
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Levin’s Liberty Amendments: Struble’s Critique, Part Three

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Go to part 1, part 2 You can’t manufacture a silk purse from a sow’s ear. With Mark Levin’s powerful first chapter we enthusiastically agree: the archipelago of Federal pigpens positioned around the country and headquartered in Washington, D.C. is breeding a boorish nation. The solutions proposed in Levin’s recent book, Liberty Amendments, would be […]

Levin’s "Liberty Amendments:" Struble’s Critique, Part Two
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Levin’s “Liberty Amendments:” Struble’s Critique, Part Two

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part 1, and Part 3 After seven weeks on the market, Mark Levin’s blockbuster book, Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster, 2013) remains in the top ten of the New York Times bestseller list.  For the first three weeks after debut (August 13th) it stood number one in national sales […]

Liberty Amendments, by Mark Levin: A Critique
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Liberty Amendments, by Mark Levin: A Critique

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Readers of “Farewell to Apostate America,” my four part series advocating for an Article V Convention (among other avenues to restoration of the written Constitution) can imagine my interest in seeing Mark Levin’s just released book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster, 2013).  Currently it is number one on the […]

Poem: "Independence Day, USA"
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Poem: “Independence Day, USA”

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Independence Day, USA Fourth of July Emblazoned so high, That children may see By history. And for young and old Of most every mold Who want to learn, Who can discern How the past does sing That freedom may spring From the muskets’ fumes When tyranny looms; How to fight for right Lest darkness and […]

Insurrectionary Options: Ballots vs. Bullets
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Insurrectionary Options: Ballots vs. Bullets

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It is time for believers in God and country to get real, and face the fact that the enemy is at the gates and starting to come over the wall. They might not feed us to the lions, but already they’re throwing us to the lawyers. Just ask Baronelle Stutzman, the Christian florist in Tri […]

Assassination of Bobby Kennedy.  Marking 45 years (June 6, 1968)
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Assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Marking 45 years (June 6, 1968)

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In a thousand days of JFK, Hope held sway for a better way. To the noble we did aspire. What was keen and bold we did admire. Jackie helped us look for class, Rise above the crass and brass. In Spanish and French, for Jack she spoke, To grace and poise she inspired plain folk. […]

Be a Sporting Christian: See “42”
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Be a Sporting Christian: See “42”

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The older the script, the more likely it is that Hollywood will produce a good and uplifting film. The newest version of the Jackie Robinson saga, entitled simply “42,” is well worth viewing twice. I took my wife the 2nd time, and she loved it too. Living as we do in times dominated by the […]

Diverting Idealism to the Dark Side: Boston et. al.
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Diverting Idealism to the Dark Side: Boston et. al.

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The two terrorists (two at least) who attacked the Boston Marathon in April put the power of distorted ideals on display. At some point these promising young men let youthful idealism get twisted and diverted to the dark side. Evidently both looked with anguish upon the troubled history of Chechnya, their oppressed homeland. Yearning to […]

Union vs. Constitution: Farewell to Apostate America, Part 4
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Union vs. Constitution: Farewell to Apostate America, Part 4

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In 1961, three months before Barack Obama’s birth, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech to members of the media.  There is, said he, “little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it.”[1]   Does JFK’s assertion bear scrutiny today?  In my judgment it is both pertinent and […]

Obama on Secession:  Farewell to Apostate America, part 3
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Obama on Secession: Farewell to Apostate America, part 3

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        Obama on Secession Something of a clamor for secession followed President Obama’s reelection in 2012.  And the elections strengthened his ominous social agenda, with wins for same sex marriage in four out of five States.  After election day, some half a million citizens signed petitions to have 13 States withdraw from postmodern America.  The […]

Poem: "Farewell to Apostate America"
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Poem: “Farewell to Apostate America”

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Farewell to Apostate America Some terms ring untrue, like songless birds, Whose yakking do lovers loath and rue. Under God,” and “Republic,” now voided words, To which pupils pledge, “indivisible” too. When grand lady’s turned to ruse and scorn, Gone hussy in hulk with virtue shorn, Willingly deflowered by Sodom and porn, Then must beauteous […]

Farewell to Apostate America, Part 2
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Farewell to Apostate America, Part 2

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Go to Part 1.  Tentative Exit Plan What an exceptional nation America was!  In 1945 Germany’s foremost rocket scientist, 34 year old Wernher von Braun, led his team of scientists and engineers along a war ravaged route from Peenemunde to Bavaria, where they surrendered to U.S. forces.  His team of rocket scientists (developers of the […]

Farewell to Apostate America: Tentative Exit Plan
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Farewell to Apostate America: Tentative Exit Plan

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For the sequels to this article, follow these links: Farewell to Apostate America, part 2 Poem: Farewell to Apostate America Obama on Secession: Farewell to Apostate America, part 3 Union vs. Constitution: Farewell to Apostate America, part 4 President Obama has already appointed two Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court[1], and he is poised to […]

Constantine and Christendom: Glory or Calamity?
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Constantine and Christendom: Glory or Calamity?

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God did not send the Savior to a pacifist society in Nepal, or to some remote place eschewing military preparedness (like an ancient version of today’s Costa Rica).  Instead he chose the world’s greatest and most literate empire at “the fullness of time.”[1] The Pax Romana, the Roman Peace, was maintained by training, equipping and […]

Perverting Marriage Imperils Kids
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Perverting Marriage Imperils Kids

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Soon citizens in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington State will vote on whether to redefine marriage.  Perhaps the following article will help deter some voters from playing an accessory role in waging war against “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.” In proportion as people plunge into practices which are, as the Catechism indicates, […]

America and Ancient Rome: Comparisons
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America and Ancient Rome: Comparisons

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History offers insightful comparisons and contrasts between past and present.  A generation or so before the birth of Christ, Rome lost her republic to political and cultural decadence.  Although reformers emerged in the political and literary spheres, their efforts failed and ancient democracy faded into oblivion.  Whereas in America, the game is not quite up. […]

Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 4
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Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 4

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 In late Spring, AD 312, Constantine’s victories at Susa and at Turin in northwestern Italy liberated Roman domains as far east as Milan, much to the joy of Christians and also of many pagans alienated from the co-Emperor, Maxentius.  Misrule by Maxentius in the Roman diocese of Italia had […]

Trespassing Trial Humbles Abortion Mill
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Trespassing Trial Humbles Abortion Mill

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It is said that Planned Parenthood usually wins in court.  But not always.  Last month, thanks to a display of courage by Michael Ferman, abortion “rights” did not, for once, trump all other considerations. Ferman, age 34, is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a former student of mine.  I have known him […]

Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 3
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Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 3

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 It’s a bit disenchanting to suppose that the Christian revolution of the fourth century originated in just another contest between ambitious pagan rulers.  But was that really the case? Today, many historians tend to think so.  They follow Eusebius (Vita Constantini 1.27) the fourth century Roman citizen […]

Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 2
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Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 2

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  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Prose Introduction to My Poem, Constantine’s Flight to Constantius Diocletian had been governing the Roman Empire since 284, eventually establishing his headquarters at Nicomedia in western Asia Minor.  Nine years into his reign, Diocletian set up the First Tetrarchy (293-305), dividing the Empire into four huge […]

Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 1
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Christian Revolution Under Constantine: 1700th Anniversary Series, Part 1

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 The air of centuries ago is healthful to inhale, especially when it blows balmy and pristine.  Wafting from the past, the great Christian revolution of the 4th century has the capacity to ennoble modern hearts and uplift minds that have sunk like stones into what is seen […]

Halftime in Washington State:  My Memoire of the Marriage War
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Halftime in Washington State: My Memoire of the Marriage War

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In 32 States We the People of the United States have managed to bring the issue of traditional marriage to a vote.  So far we’re batting 1000.  But if a State exists in the USA where same-sex-marriage might win approval from a majority of the voters, that electorate is out west in Washington. The culture […]

Poem: "Prayer for a Prodigal Daughter"
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Poem: “Prayer for a Prodigal Daughter”

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Prayer for a Prodigal Daughter (I composed this poem to the melody of “My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean.”) Hu-man-i-ty ne’r had an era, When kids all acquired moral aims. But this age has scorched like Sahara, With passion that sears and inflames. In childhood our daughter was lovely, In soul she was strong for […]

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