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Four Years of "Catholic Republic"

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by spicoli, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. spicoli

    spicoli ☩ Broman Catholic ☩

    United States

    Whereas the salubrious 76’er idea of American balkanization has slowly regained popularity over the last decade, sadly the Catholicity of the intellectual tradition motivating the proposition has not. Ten years later, no more readily cognizable to the average conservative is the pedigree of the bundle of elements comprising the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution: Thomistic just war theory; medieval and Salamancan natural rights; Aristo-Thomist virtue ethics in the populace; Bellarminian popular sovereignty; and most importantly, subsidiarity (as described by Aquinas-affirming Popes Leo XIII, Pius IX, and Pius XI).

    Literally none of these elements arose from the Protestant or Enlightenment intellectual traditions to which they’re often ascribed, but instead were plagiarized from the Catholic corpus, which is the essence of America’s crypto-Catholicity.

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