Category Archives: Subsidiarity

Fortress Ohio: Taking Your Children

Are your kids yours, or are they on loan from the government?  A bill being proposed in Ohio would give the state primary authority over your children. Ohio Senate Bill 248 would require a social worker’s investigation, criminal background checks, and separate interviews of you and your children, before the state allows you to homeschool. [...]

Black Friday for Walmart and for Obamacare

Black Friday. That’s the name  first given by police for the frenzied, aggressive  shopping day after Thanksgiving. This year the Friday after Thanksgiving is a big deal for another reason: It’s the deadline for Obamacare’s website to be fixed. Thus, this Black Friday we will see two  overpowering forces shove their way into family life: [...]

Five Questions with Michael Novak

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. Today we feature an interview with author Michael Novak, who recently penned a book about his life called Writing From Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative. He spoke with CatholicVote’s Joshua Mercer.   Today, the Catholic vote is [...]

Serenity. Now.

In the science fiction movie Serenity, the follow up to the too-soon-cancelled TV show Firefly, the hero, Captain Mal Reynolds, is being pursued by an assassin (and the entire military), whose job is to protect Mal from discovering secrets he is not supposed to know.  At one point the assassin says to a cornered Mal, [...]

Five Questions with Samuel Gregg

In the heady days of the 1960′s and the election of John F. Kennedy, Catholics finally felt a sense of belonging to the American experiment, while the Democratic Party offered a comfortable political home. Fast-forward 50 years, and that same party no longer offers Catholics the easy ideological fit, with the likes of abortion-on-demand, the [...]

Mere Creatures of the State?

This past Thursday, German police forces raided a private home at 8 o’clock in the morning and removed four children from their parents.  According to a report, “The children were taken to unknown locations. Officials ominously promised the parents that they would not be seeing their children ‘anytime soon.’” When the mother tried to hug her daughter [...]

Who Needs Subsidiarity: A Primer on Common Core

{Please welcome the first post by guest contributor Eric Wearne. -Ed.} As each new school year comes along, most states are moving further in trying to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  States are voluntarily ceding some of their decision making power over public schools to larger organizations, which has some people excited, and [...]


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