In defense of America: the gun or the rosary?

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We live in a time where our Constitutional rights are under attack by the very people we elect to protect them. As Traditional Catholics, and faithful Judeo-Christians, we also live in a time when our faith convictions are held, in the court of public opinion, with contempt. We live in a time when most Americans care more about abused puppies than they do about unborn babies. And we live in a time where we must protect ourselves since our police departments have been undermined in racial politics, and the government has grown behemoth in size, and hungers to eat our freedom.

Within the American Catholic landscape there is also the debate over hate and love, guns and rosaries.

Some Catholics seek the way of the martyr.

These faithful disciples of the Lord feel more power in the Rosary than in the gun. They are more in tune with the theology of Mary than Martha. In contemplating, more so, than in activity. They feel that hatred of totalitarian, socialist, Pro-eugenics, anarchist, racist, radical, anti-Constitutional, progressive, anti-American politicians such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is a sin, and that love is the only answer.

But there’s a flip side to every coin.

And Wisdom Literature, from Sacred Scripture, speaks of a time and a season for everything good.

And this ‘good’ has been described by St. Augustine in the Just War theory.

For there are faithful disciples of the Lord who feel the power of protective love in the gun. They are more in tune with the theology of Martha. In activity which flows from prayerful contemplation. They feel that holy hatred of the evil which flows from subhuman monsters such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

So the question is, ‘who is right?’

Why can’t they both be right?

Is it right to pray for Obama and Clinton and then cower in passive non-response as the blitzkrieg of progressivism rapes and pillages our rights, families, and faith?

Heavens no!

Is it right to take up arms, without prayer, and act out of pure human rage?

Hell no!

But what if we prayed to Almighty God to act purely out of self-defense, and defense of the vulnerable and innocent? Surely, St. Augustine cannot be wrong about a ‘Just War?’ Surely our Tradition doesn’t condemn national and family defense? Surely Jesus didn’t condemn the Centurion for being a Centurion? Surely the honest police officer is respected by our faith?

Then why isn’t the father and mother, brother and sister, cousin and friend, held with equal dignity for protecting what is good, true, and beautiful?

And why not Mary and Martha?

Why not the gun and the rosary?

Jesus bless us.

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