Articles by John M. Snyder

The Fátima Connection

In the late 20th Century, two humble Christian world leaders, Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan, acting in faithful concert within the maternal concern of Our Lady of Fatima, facilitated the dissolution of the Russian Communist empire. That … Continue reading

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Turkey, Christian Discrimination, and Church Pacifist Disarmament

In Christian churches throughout the world, special collections could gather funds to be used for the purchase of personal firearms and ammunition and the distribution of them to worthy people in need of defense for life, liberty, and property. This … Continue reading

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Will the Brits Ever Learn, an Armed Citizenry is a Safe Citizenry

A man threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in an attempt to stop them, according to the Guardian. Apparently, no one at the scene had anything else with which to stop them…. Continue reading

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Stopping the Progressive Juggernaut

T he left must be destroyed. Not just defeated. Destroyed. The left is not a traditional democratic political movement. It is a cultural phenomenon. Its raison d’etre is the destruction of western political society including American political society. Though termed progressive, … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Cities Pose a Clear and Present Danger to Our USA

The infamous 2015 Kate Steinle killing by a five-time deported illegal alien from Mexico, one Francisco Sanchez, and the refusal of San Francisco authorities to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led to the release of Sanchez and … Continue reading

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2016 Presidential Campaign Proves a Pivotal Moment

For about 50 years, the issue of firearms controls, and especially mandatory gun registration, has been critically important in American cultural and political debate. Continue reading

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WikiLeaks, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and Blessed Pope Paul VI

Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we most humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power … Continue reading

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Did the Obama Justice Department, through ATF, Begin to Establish a National Gun Owners’ Registry?

In early August of this year, a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report indicated ATF “illegally stockpiles gun owners’ personal information.” Under federal law, a federal firearms licensee (FFL) must conduct a criminal records check of a prospective gun purchaser instantly through the National Crime Information Center to determine the buyer’s eligibility to make the purchase. It is the OK purchases that here are in question. The law specifically mandates that ATF destroy these records. Without their destruction, ATF could begin to establish a national gun owners’ registry, something also specifically prohibited by federal law Continue reading

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Pusillanimous Catholic Prelates

The Pope’s fellow bishops here in the United States also buy into the “politically correct” notion of gun control. One possible reason Catholic prelates support the United Nations unrealistic small arms trade limitation is that Catholic authorities are enamored of the concept of the state according to some medieval political philosophy. This posited the state as an entity with certain duties, rights and responsibilities and considered individuals neatly situated within that framework. The state, however, is the greatest mass-murderer in history. The experience of victims under tyrannies in Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China and other states clearly demonstrates this. Continue reading

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The Pharisees of Our Time vs. the Blue Collar Billionaire

Some lay Catholics and priests may object to Trump’s personal life-style as a younger man. Let them remember we’re choosing a president, not a pope. Let them remember, too, especially in this Vatican-proclaimed Year of Mercy, that Our Lord is a merciful God. Continue reading

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Dethroning the Political Establishment

According to a recent report issued by the Pew Research Center, the American middle class is shrinking, even vanishing. This is a critical, dangerous development. “For decades,” notes CNN, “the middle class had been the core of the country. A … Continue reading

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Conservatives Should Back Trump

Corporate executives and their supporters in the media and in Republican as well as Democratic political circles are riding the bandwagon that increases short term profits as it cuts into the middle class. The Trump campaign is cannon shot fired at that bandwagon. Conservatives should stop kidding themselves, get off that bandwagon, and load up with the Trump campaign to make America great again. Continue reading

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