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Is Timothy Gordon a better Scholar than Anti-Constitution Ryan Grant who writes for 1P5?

On December 27, 2019, in Twitter, author of "Catholic Republic" Timothy Gordon said:

"Jefferson and Madison read Bellarmine."

On the same day, on the same Twitter thread Ryan Grant responded to Gordon:

"There is no evidence that either Madison or Jefferson read Bellarmine directly."

Italilo-Americano confirmed Gordon's scholarship that Jefferson read Bellarmine:

"In the Library of Congress may be found Thomas Jefferson's personal copy of Patriarcha, full of annotations on the democratic principles of Robert Bellarmine."
(, "The Spiritual Father of the Declaration of Independence [St. Robert Bellarmine]," July 8, 2013)

Taylor Marshall YouTube show guest and One Peter Five writer Grant believes that the U.S. Constitution should be "eviscerated" or gutted:

"Ferrara does not argue that the entire constitution must be eviscerated (although I do personally, but that is neither here nor there)."
(Distributist online, "Liberty the God that Failed Part 1, in comment section, By Ryan Grant)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate of Mary.


Aqua said…
These Young Turk, cigar smoking, chest thumping wannabe homiez of Christendom don’t have a syllable of thought interesting to me.

Sir Skojec, knight of the valley of the sun, blowing smoke in my face on his dark room, massive stogied YouTube hero shot sums it up for these bad boys.

More like Beavis and Bhead. ”Heh Heh Heh! Nice cigar, man. Heh, heh, heh. I prefer the Bolivar. Heh heh heh. Partagás. Heh heh heh. And Koval Bourbon 12 year to wash it down. Heh. Nice! Heh

Perfect fellows for times like these.

I prefer St. John Chrysostom myself. For the return of Tradition, less cigars and whisky, and more ascetic locust eating Saints confronting Empress Eudoxias to their face!
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Marinaio said…
Well said, Aqua! I just don't understand the cigar smoking selfie videos. Is it some kind of machismo? You described it accurately, perhaps, as "chest thumping." Again, thank you for the thoughtful comments.
Aqua said…
Marinaio: Thank you.

I pray this crisis in the Catholic Church (decades in the making, centuries perhaps) will produce a burning purifying fire to cleanse the Body to care only for all things Holy, bound by love for Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother.

Dissension, division, anger and grudges will fade away when we become less, and He becomes more.

I couldn’t get the portrait of St. John Chrysostom confronting the Empress Eudoxias to copy (link only) but I imagine he was “chest thumping” himself (perhaps) in his Royal confrontation ... but of a completely different type: anguish, sorrow, zeal on behalf of the holiness of God amid gross transgression driven by his advocacy of asceticism amidst growing debauchery.

In short - zeal (chest thumping) on behalf of God and God’s commandments, and not his own person, honor, public image and financial business model.

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