The pull of democracy often overwhelms societies. As men are naturally drawn to the scent of a woman, passion instead of reason lures societies toward all power to the people. Why shouldnt our representatives, senators and presidents be popularly elected? Because democracy isnt perfume but rather a poison that terminates in tyranny.
World Youth Day, a weeklong gathering of Catholic young people, has begun in Krakow, Poland. The festivities will continue until July 31. Pope Francis will arrive in Poland on Wednesday and will celebrate Mass with the pilgrims on Saturday and Sunday. Pope Francis will also make a visit to Auschwitz while he is in Poland.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness . . . Hate evil and love good. Then you will be able to have justice in your courts. (Isa. 5:20; Amos 5:15)
Throughout the GOP primaries, online and automated surveyswhich are generally less respected within the industryindicated higher levels of Trump support than live ones. The discrepancy may have been a large reason why his Republican elite opponents refused to take the former reality stars campaign seriously before it was too late.
To appreciate the absurdity, you only have to look at the net migration figures for 2015. Out of the total of more than 300,000 migrants, around half came from outside the EU meaning we already had the power to cut that back if we had chosen to. But we didnt.
Excerpt: (CNN)Newly-elected Philippines president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his first state of the nation address (SONA), announced an immediate unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels who have been battling government forces since 1968. Duterte's announcement comes as the Philippines government prepares to resume official peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines, National Democratic Party and the armed New People's Army in August, a move which may signal an end to Asia's longest running communist insurgency.