Frank Maguire column
Frank Maguire was born in Dorchester, MA, 1938, attended schools in Massachusetts, California, and Arizona, where he completed degrees in music and English writing/Journalism. Frank has been married to Helen Isabel Maguire née Estevez of Culver City, California, since 1957. They have six children, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.


The cryptic Mt. Lemmon Rd operation at Oracle, Arizona
Frank Maguire
July 24, 2014

"Willful ignorance is not the way to make immigration decisions or any other decisions. Yet the Obama administration is keeping secret even where they are . . .


The granite character of Calvin Coolidge: A dad's thoughts about Mom's Day
Frank Maguire
May 4, 2014

"Though his list of accomplishments is impressive, Calvin Coolidge was perhaps best known and most respected by his contemporaries for his character.... The . . .


Collectivist-statist manifestos: public policies and declarations
Frank Maguire
February 23, 2014

Originally published July 29, 2010 "If this is the state of mind which makes us drift into a new world, nothing can be more urgent than that we should . . .


Ham says "Nay!" to Nescient Nye
Frank Maguire
February 7, 2014

"'We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs,' the geneticist Richard Lewontin remarked equably in the New York . . .


Monkey science: Ab Omnibus! "From one to all"
Frank Maguire
August 20, 2013

"What CAN the Christian do. It's getting more and more difficult to hide away and live our own life. All we want is to make a living and be left alone. I don't . . .


The tale of the Fox, the Polecat, and the Monkey's Uncle
Frank Maguire
August 16, 2013

It was many years ago, probably at the nascence (and nonsense) of Geraldo (The Mustachioed) Rivera...when he showed up on Rupert (made his bucks in porn-lite) . . .


Lucifer's instructions to his acolytes
Frank Maguire
August 6, 2013

"Grand cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine." Jacques Barzun, "The House of Intellect." (1959) "Change as change is mere flux and lapse; . . .


"The dull saw and routine mind"
Frank Maguire
August 3, 2013

The French philosopher/historian Montesquieu warned about democratic republics in his Consideration of the Romans; "(T)here is nothing so powerful as a Republic . . .


The parable of the unwelcomed pastor
Frank Maguire
July 29, 2013

I had been trying to think of how to respond to a dear friend of mine – she is a Christian in a denomination that is criticized, in many quarters, as . . .


The Progressivist Lodestar: envying God
Frank Maguire
July 22, 2013

"What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust, and do not have; so you . . .


Dispatch from Yarnell: There is, still, an Honorable America "Esse Quam Videri! Better to be than to seem!"
Frank Maguire
July 16, 2013

Wildfire Hot Shot Brendan McDonough was strategically placed to observe the progress of the fire and to get the equipment to safety. Which he did! But . . .


American men, true, who chose the road of love, loyalty, and dedication to duty and neighbor
Frank Maguire
July 8, 2013

"This is courage in a man/to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends." Euripides (422 B.C.) "Courage does not always march to the air of a bugle: is not always . . .


Trivium Pursuit
Frank Maguire
June 22, 2013

"Modern men and women do not live by bread alone, but by every catch phrase and revelation that comes from the lips and private lives of their heroes. But . . .


The "magic of you and me"
Frank Maguire
June 9, 2013

Jeremiah 1:4,5 The word of the LORD came to me, saying "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Matthew 1:18  . . .


Merely asking: is it gonna be homier on the range?
Frank Maguire
May 23, 2013

About 2 years ago, Casa Grande, AZ., had a lot of Bureau of Land Management/Department of the Interior Rangers gathered for a confab. I saw a large table full . . .


The importance of being of earnest integrity
Frank Maguire
May 20, 2013

"(S)he who has gone, so we but cherish (her) memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living...." Saint-Exupery (paraphrase) (1948)  . . .


The pursuit of character amidst America's systemic moral atrophy
Frank Maguire
May 18, 2013

"The secret of clandestine warfare...lies in the maxim 'If you don't lose, you win.' Ever since Machiavelli, Western statesmen and politicians have been . . .


Immigration, amnesty and the PROGRO "dreamers"-- Los que sueñan y respiran juntos
Frank Maguire
May 13, 2013

"One of the most outspoken American fascists was economist Lawrence Dennis. In his 1936 book, The Coming American Fascism, Dennis declared that defenders of '1 . . .


How much do you increase the tent flap for the camel's nose before the tent collapses?
Frank Maguire
May 2, 2013

"Feminism taught – and professors on the New York Times op-ed page continue to write – that there are no significant natural differences between men . . .


Assault on America: Patriots' Day 2013
Frank Maguire
April 17, 2013

"Let me begin by reminding you of the fact that the possession of true thoughts means everywhere the possession of invaluable instruments of action; and that . . .


Common Core
Frank Maguire
April 14, 2013

I suggest that readers research the latest push for something called Common Core mandated education. I have done this. What prompted my interest? On Rt. 10 . . .


Progressivism: revising the past...
Frank Maguire
March 5, 2013

"On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit . . .


Warnings and goodbyes: 9-1-1 on 9/11
Frank Maguire
January 28, 2013

"9/11: Voices from the Air recalls the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 via radio transmissions between the cockpit and the control tower, and through cellphone . . .


The pretensions of progressivism
Frank Maguire
January 19, 2013

Human "progressive-change" is laughable, really. Study "Nichomachean Ethics" and you discover that those whose ideal is "progressive change" are those who . . .


Barack "The Blessed" Obama: prophet of the times
Frank Maguire
December 22, 2012

(First published May 20, 2010, Rootless progressivism: the adventitious "radical," Chapter Two) "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder . . .


The metastasizing dirigisme
Frank Maguire
November 21, 2012

"The United States has now acquired an electorally powerful liberal bourgeoisie who are convinced, as their European counterparts have been for several . . .


Fonduing the two party system
Frank Maguire
October 18, 2012

"Politics, as hopeful men practice it in the world, consists mainly of the delusion that a change in form is a change in substance." H. L. Mencken I'm . . .


The brand spankin' new younger generation non-exclusivist religion called "Christianity": the learners and the teachers
Frank Maguire
July 14, 2012

"A professor at an Iowa college says, as a Christian, that Jesus was a Muslim." 'I had to rethink what Islam is' (professor) Shedinger said in the interview.  . . .


Eric Holder: LONG ARM of the LAWLESS
Frank Maguire
July 5, 2012

Friends, This is different for me. My son Thom is an excellent artist. He read Selwyn Duke's most recent piece and was struck by the paragraph that you see . . .


Nisi Dominus frustra--Unless God is with us, all is in vain
Frank Maguire
July 2, 2012

"Frank, this is a wonderful message from this priest. I, for one, support him and what he suggests wholeheartedly. I think it's way past time that Christians . . .


Ronald Reagan man of faith character and courage
Frank Maguire
June 26, 2012

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and . . .


"Oooops! You didn't say 'may I.'"
Frank Maguire
June 24, 2012

The jury decided that Sandusky is guilty. We have a jury system, Sandusky had a lengthy trial (not entirely fair, given the Nancy Graces who act as the . . .


Progressivist cancan: practicing the political canter
Frank Maguire
June 5, 2012

"Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and turned them back to the Lord, the God . . .


Believing, we will see
Frank Maguire
June 2, 2012

I sent this as an e-mail to friends and family. When my wife of 54 years read it she shed a few tears — her heart is beautiful — and she said,  . . .


Ah! The things one chooses to remember and forget!
Frank Maguire
May 24, 2012

"Frank, thank you for putting this in context that is understandable for everyone...layman, clergyman, academic, et al. This says more than all the political . . .


Response to a dear friend
Frank Maguire
May 22, 2012

"Every magisterial mincer at society's upper end, And those morally superior to whom nether knees should bend" A couple of weeks ago I sent an e-mail to a . . .


The government: out with one bully in with seven worse
Frank Maguire
May 17, 2012

Matthew 12:43-45 New International Version (NIV) 43 "When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find . . .


Post modernism in a democracy: the Paltering, Pimping Piper
Frank Maguire
May 12, 2012

The Humor Known as "Argumentum ad Populum" Question: What does one call someone who selectively affirms State's Rights while suing a State for protecting its . . .


Progressivism is fascism
Frank Maguire
April 2, 2012

In 1936, Lawrence Dennis wrote The Coming American Fascism. In it, Dennis predicted, happily, that 18th century Americanism would become, in the 20th century, . . .


Stealth progressivism
Frank Maguire
March 30, 2012

"Insurgents are like conquerors, they must go forward. The moment they are stopped, they have lost." Duke of Wellington "The world can now seize the . . .


As darkness rises in the West
Frank Maguire
March 13, 2012

"The World is progressing, the future is bright and no one can change this general trend of history. We should carry on constant propaganda among the people on . . .


Whatever the market will bear
Frank Maguire
March 6, 2012

John 2:13-16 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and . . .


Logomachy: watch your language
Frank Maguire
January 20, 2012

"One of the simplest rhetorical truths is that the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate." Selwyn Duke, "If Republicans want to win, . . .


I respectfully disagree, Mr. Prager
Frank Maguire
January 3, 2012

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think . . .


Propaganda: Collectivist/Statist vs. Individualist
Frank Maguire
November 30, 2011

"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythologies, and history (and who is to know . . .


Borderline insanity: all is not quiet on the Southwestern front
Frank Maguire
October 13, 2011

So far, the DOJ, the State Department, DHS, and the FBI have all been implicated in the ("Fast and Furious") scheme and coverup. Putting faces on those agencies . . .


Damned by faint praise or praised by faint damnation, and other stuff like that
Frank Maguire
September 3, 2011

America isn't Russia in 1917 or China in 1946, and any violent head-on collision with the power structure will only ensure the mass suicide of the left .... So . . .


The caste of career characters who wheedle-dee-dee
Frank Maguire
August 17, 2011

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5: 1-12 "This beatitude is poles removed from the caricature of it . . .


Be ye not mesmerized by the Toothsome Bamboozle
Frank Maguire
August 3, 2011

"Promises mean nothing in Washington. We need genuine, transformational reform and real spending cuts today, not a strategic Republican victory. The time for . . .


Kindred: The Good Patrick and Steve Stone
Frank Maguire
July 28, 2011

The RenewAmerica.com family has been aware of that which our family-head Steve Stone and his beloved family have been going through. Not, as they say, "a piece . . .


Help wanted: American citizens need not apply
Frank Maguire
July 12, 2011

After reading Jeannie DeAngelis article "'Dreamers' and the Illegal Nightmare" I felt it appropriate to submit for republication the following article, which . . .


The faith once delivered
Frank Maguire
July 5, 2011

Friends, because of some yet to be diagnosed health things, I will on R&R for an undetermined period. (Trust me! I'm not campaigning for the honor of being . . .


Can religious and political dogma conflict with truth and justice? Part Three
Frank Maguire
June 30, 2011

"You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free." John 8:32 "Lawless behavior by prosecutors takes many forms, and they all undermine the . . .


Can religious and political dogma conflict with truth and justice? Part Two
Frank Maguire
June 21, 2011

"To think is to meander from highway to byway, and from byway to alleyway, 'til we come to a dead end. Stopped dead in our alley we think what a feat it would . . .


Can religious and political dogma conflict with truth and justice?
Frank Maguire
June 17, 2011

"Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent — the Lord detests them both." Proverbs 17:15 "It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to . . .


Progressivism relies on "darkness"
Frank Maguire
June 11, 2011

"Stay away from the foolish person, for you will not find wisdom on their lips. The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of . . .


Despite everything, illegals still crossing into Arizona
Frank Maguire
June 1, 2011

Having read Jerome Corsi's The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada, and being an Arizonan who lives in the illegal immigration/drug . . .


Constrainable envelopment in "progress"
Frank Maguire
May 20, 2011

"Elections aren't the solution when the law of the land is in the eye of the bully of the moment." "The Carol Menges Axiom" "Fascism does not accept the . . .


Not bewitched, but somewhat bothered and bewildered -- a mixed bag
Frank Maguire
May 19, 2011

It's been one of those days when I had nothing of any value to do but sit and mull. "Mull," like, you know cogitate? Ponder? Ruminate? I saw Fox News for a . . .


Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin: Man of courage and of God
Frank Maguire
May 15, 2011

Persons have the right to their position on Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin's decision. I support his conscientious determination, foursquare. Some of my dear . . .


Fear of flying the frenzied skies
Frank Maguire
May 12, 2011

I spent some time looking through a list of psychopathologies and found a few that marginally apply, but nothing totally definitive. I'll have to propose a . . .


Rape v. rapacity?
Frank Maguire
April 22, 2011

"In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, but being seasoned with gracious voice obscures the show of evil." Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice The . . .


Altar-ing our self: the passion for destruction
Frank Maguire
April 14, 2011

There is a human tendency that even when I was a kid in Dorchester, MA I couldn't comprehend. It is the tendency to deny what is real and that which is clearly . . .


A grandfather's letter to a beloved grandson: the revitalizing of a young life
Frank Maguire
April 6, 2011

Proverbs 1:5 "Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance." "There is a very big difference between portraying . . .


A father's letter to a daughter in emotional turmoil
Frank Maguire
March 28, 2011

Sweetheart, I remember that event which you describe. Not everyone in this world can point to an example of having turned someone's life in the right . . .


In commemoration of the patron saint of Ireland, Patrick...
Frank Maguire
March 12, 2011

I share a couple of somewhat facetious poems written by me as a result of our last trip to the Olde Sod. In County Cork, at the Castle Blarney, I did kiss . . .


The famed Irish ponies of Connemara
Frank Maguire
March 9, 2011

Several years ago, in the spring of '97, my wife Helen and I, accompanied by my sister Anne Beauchamp, née Maguire, visited Connemara in western Ireland, the . . .


A fable of feebleness: of boxes, boards and bureaucrats
Frank Maguire
March 8, 2011

Isaiah 6:12 "They have harps and lyres at their banquets, pipes and timbrels and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the . . .


Christian dhimmitude in a democratic world
Frank Maguire
March 4, 2011

"A court ruling (in the UK) has found that Christians who want to provide foster care for needy children must promote homosexuality to them, and that there is . . .


Unions and how factions produce political fractures
Frank Maguire
February 26, 2011

I, like Lisa Fabrizio, lived in the typical East-Coast-ethnic (mine was 100 proof Irish) enclave. Liza's bio tells us that she is "from" Stamford, Connecticut, . . .


A paradigm poetical
Frank Maguire
February 2, 2011

Is my poem autobiographical? For the most part! But as an allegory — a symbolic narrative — the intent is to impress a moral lesson by imagery and . . .


Oregon: Clackamas County Commissioners approve fee hike to help build new Sellwood Bridge
Frank Maguire
January 9, 2011

Guest Editorial: Mark Ellis writes for The Northwest Connection (NWC) in Troutdale, OR — East Multnomah County — as well as other publications.  . . .


The Islamization of Europe: the moral vacuum of abortion and the population vacuum
Frank Maguire
December 31, 2010

"Morality and its victim, the mother — what a terrible picture! Is there indeed anything more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function . . .


Cons and shysters in colloquy
Frank Maguire
December 29, 2010

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Thusalem the Leprechaun
Frank Maguire
December 18, 2010

© Arizona Desert Shamrock (1996) From all of the extended Maguire clan, I wish the readers, the producers, and the writers of renewamerica.com the most . . .


Listen to your nose: the ABCs of smuggling
Frank Maguire
December 15, 2010

"Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally — he is ready to deny the evidence of . . .


Semper Fi Sarah: "Don't retreat, just reload"
Frank Maguire
December 10, 2010

I am always suspicious of a person who starts off with a qualifier like "Well, I don't like everything about Sarah Palin, and I'm not sure that she has what it . . .


Homosexuals and Weimar Germany
Frank Maguire
December 7, 2010

I wrote this article a few years back in Fairview, Oregon and published it in my The Liberty Tree. When factions within Catholicism are relentless in their . . .


Idols on the HILL
Frank Maguire
December 3, 2010

Have we in our American Republic created high places for idols to be placed that they, then, are revered as gods? Or is it that those who covet high places . . .


Of rodents and men, Part II : on the playing fields of Dorchester
Frank Maguire
December 1, 2010

Dedicated to Danny Murtha, a Man, a Neighbor, a Friend Aug. 31, 1952 — Nov. 17, 2010 "Love the Lord your . . .


Germany's socialist moral decay: the state as pimp
Frank Maguire
November 25, 2010

Originally published in The Liberty Tree, Fairview, OR ( June 2005), Frank Maguire Given the proliferation of T's and A voyeurism radiating throughout the . . .


Netanyahu pragmatist, non-conservative?
Frank Maguire
November 21, 2010

2 Kings 19:31 (NIV) 31 For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this . . .


Of "rodents and men" (apologies to John Steinbeck)
Frank Maguire
November 14, 2010

I've decided to do some articles on Men in sports whom I have known, personally, contrasting them with the Rodents one finds occupying too much of that which . . .


Hasbians in the New Eden
Frank Maguire
November 9, 2010

(Originally published in The Liberty Tree, August 2005) I have been graciously admitted into the Renew America "corps" of writers. I am grateful for this . . .


Democrat "loyal lap-dogs" and incredulous NRA endorsements
Frank Maguire
November 6, 2010

Joshua 1:7 "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left...."  . . .


Gaydom: genes, environment, and other influences (Part Two)
Frank Maguire
November 1, 2010

First, we have to ask "What attracts persons to the homoerotic life style?" There is no single answer, though there are fundamental reasons in association.  . . .


Destructionomics: Keynes is the key
Frank Maguire
October 28, 2010

This article was originally published in my "The Liberty Tree," Fairview, Oregon. I have submitted it for re-publication now that we have experienced, first . . .


Commentary upon two thought provoking articles
Frank Maguire
October 25, 2010

On October 23rd, I read two articles which prompted me to comment: "National Pusillanimous Radio," by Wall Street Journal writer John Fund; "Multiculturalism: . . .


Gaydom's "bully" pulpit (Part One)
Frank Maguire
October 23, 2010

Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, 1:27 and . . .


Bupkis
Frank Maguire
October 20, 2010

Matthew 11:20, 23, 24 "Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 23And you, . . .


The noema of "character"
Frank Maguire
October 18, 2010

Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 2 . . .


The rule that is golden
Frank Maguire
October 16, 2010

There once was a ruler who found his great pleasure was making up rules, by which he could measure all else by his standard, so all had to do everything he . . .


"I shall have no false gods before me"
Frank Maguire
October 13, 2010

Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9"All this I will give you . . .


Hangin' around Kalgoorlie
Frank Maguire
October 9, 2010

It's been about three years since Helen and I met Keith and Lorraine Paddick. They winter here in Arizona City and we happily anticipate their arrival, in . . .


Rights, responsibilities, and heroism
Frank Maguire
October 6, 2010

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  . . .


The curious case of the "author unknown"
Frank Maguire
October 4, 2010

"Loveliness/Needs not the foreign aid of ornament,/But is when unadorned adorned the most." James Thomson, "Autumn," The Seasons (1726-30) Last week, as . . .


FRAGILE: The peace of God
Frank Maguire
October 1, 2010

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7) "Disillusionment means . . .


Dr. Joseph Sonnabend: immuno-suppression and AIDS (HIV in Africa...and population control foundations)
Frank Maguire
September 28, 2010

The popular, emotional, politically-correct use of AIDS/HIV is exploited by numerous foundations, International Planned Parenthood, and the United Nations, to . . .


Boozin' and tokin' and union prices
Frank Maguire
September 25, 2010

The outing, by a Fox News affiliate in the Detroit area, of auto workers partaking of a few ounces of brew and a joint of cannabis or two at their mid-day break . . .


John Steinbeck had "Charley"
Frank Maguire
September 21, 2010

"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told." Wm Shakespeare, Richard III "Our faith is to be a higher law...we hold that humanity was meant not to be . . .


Friendship: the perfect blendship
Frank Maguire
September 18, 2010

Though my poem "Ever Now" has been published before, I am tacking it onto this article because I think it fits the context. Typical of that "disease" which . . .


Rev. Jesse Jackson's fourberie pie (Part I)
Frank Maguire
September 15, 2010

It has been about 30 years since I read Reverend Ralph Abernathy's book on Martin Luther King and others in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, To . . .


Storgé: with sincere affection (Part I)
Frank Maguire
September 13, 2010

"It's easier to swoon in pious dreams/Than to do good action." Gotthold Emphraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise (1779) I chose to interrupt my "political" series, . . .


Guest editorial: Confronting identity politics
Frank Maguire
September 11, 2010

Mark Ellis is a reporter/contributing-writer for the monthly The NorthWest Connection www.nw-connection.com officed in Troutdale, Oregon, East Multnomah County . . .


Lies, damned lies, and legends
Frank Maguire
September 8, 2010

"Better to not be a hero than to work oneself up into heroism by shouting lies." George Santayana, Dialogues in Limbo (1925) "Our character is what we do . . .


"Love is a climb, not a fall"
Frank Maguire
September 2, 2010

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself. "  . . .


Answering a rhetorical question
Frank Maguire
August 30, 2010

The following is response to a dear friend of mine who lives in Fairview, OR and who sent me a question which I accepted as rhetorical, his purpose being to . . .


The Plutopians in the Garden of Hedon
Frank Maguire
August 22, 2010

The brilliant writer/philosopher G. K. Chesterton expressed the essence of Original Sin as clearly and succinctly as is possible. He wrote, "The first lie out . . .


Progressivist collectivism: the "socialist" manifestations of statist planning (Part IV)
Frank Maguire
August 15, 2010

"The socialists believe in two things which are absolutely different and perhaps even contradictory: freedom and organization." The Era of Tyrannies: Essays on . . .


Barack Obama went to London
Frank Maguire
August 8, 2010

An article making the cyberspace rounds attributed to Scripps-Howard writer Dale McFeatters, entitled "An Entourage Surpassing the Queen's," described America's . . .


Mexican legislator complains about Arizona's tough illegal immigration laws
Frank Maguire
August 7, 2010

For those of you who might have missed Helen's guest editorial posted June 25, 2010, entitled "Guest article from an American who is Hispanic," I reintroduce . . .


Part III - The Declaration of Independence: America's mission statement
Frank Maguire
August 4, 2010

"If a company does now know why it exists then it will never know if it is failing or succeeding." Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the . . .


Progressivist-socialist manifestations of statism -- Public-Private Corporatism (Part II)
Frank Maguire
August 1, 2010

"Therefore, to create Utopia the utopians had to eradicate this individualism, this ugly 'Western malady.'" (this phrase was used by socialist-fascists, . . .


Collectivist-statist manifestos: public policies and declarations
Frank Maguire
July 29, 2010

"If this is the state of mind which makes us drift into a new world, nothing can be more urgent than that we should seriously examine the evolution that has . . .


The environment of words: saying what you reeely mean
Frank Maguire
July 28, 2010

"All words are pegs to hang ideas on." Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit (1887) "The foolish shall not stand in thy sight; Thou hatest all . . .


The progressivist cuttlefish
Frank Maguire
July 23, 2010

Friday, February 20, 2009 Dateline: Arizona City, AZ Regardless of the United States Constitution, regardless of federal law, regardless of the laws passed . . .


The Progressivist Lodestar: envying God
Frank Maguire
July 21, 2010

"What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust, and do not have; so you . . .


Sniveling in academia
Frank Maguire
July 19, 2010

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans." Bill Clinton, U.S.A. Today, 11 March 1993 It wasn't very long ago . . .


Fear: The Realist deals with it immediately; the Idealist turns out the light before looking in the mirror
Frank Maguire
July 16, 2010

"If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government . . .


The ever changing lexicon of social-democracy
Frank Maguire
July 12, 2010

"(F)or the child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:20 New American Standard Bible "Human beings, as a species, have no more . . .


The great North American Union deception
Frank Maguire
July 8, 2010

The following article was originally published in my Liberty Clarion, in 2008. I felt it appropriate, at this time, to republish it. The photos were taken by . . .


Reflecting upon "Independence Day"
Frank Maguire
July 7, 2010

America, what good is commemorating "independence day" if you deny Dependence Day? fm July 4, 2010 "A country, or even a culture, cannot be Christian; . . .


Ever then, ever now, never past
Frank Maguire
July 6, 2010

"Human infirmity in moderating and checking the emotions I name bondage: for when a man is a prey to his emotions, he is not his own master, but lies at the . . .


Smoke 'em out!
Frank Maguire
July 2, 2010

A few years back I was on a "Tiger Cruise" with the 1st Marine Division from Pearl Harbor to the U.S.M.C. base at San Diego, California, aboard the U.S.S. . . .


Habitual purity chaste by choice
Frank Maguire
June 30, 2010

The concept of "purity" still exists, and the word is still in use; but it no longer finds application in matters of personal moral behavior. In fact, it would . . .


Arizonans to the feds: "Keep off our land"
Frank Maguire
June 28, 2010

Each day I read more commentary about the Arizona Wars. Many repeat the same sentiments and add some variations on the theme. They are valuable in that they . . .


Hiccius doccius
Frank Maguire
June 27, 2010

"When there is no God to whom we answer every man will have his price." (1980) The phrase "hiccius doccius" dates back to 17th century England. It is a . . .


Dearest Helen: to Helen Thomas, from the heart
Frank Maguire
June 26, 2010

"Liberal institutions straightaway cease from being liberal the moment they are established." Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (1888) "Let's just get the . . .


Guest article from an American who is Hispanic
Frank Maguire
June 25, 2010

My wife Helen is full-blooded Hispanic. She was born in the mining town of Superior, Arizona to Ernest Estevez and Josephine Estevez de Guzman. She is very . . .


Panentheism
Frank Maguire
June 22, 2010

"Events and changes in the universe affect and change God. As the universe grows and learns, God also increases in knowledge and being." (A tenet of . . .


Having mischievous fun with words
Frank Maguire
June 18, 2010

"The pubs of Dublin are loaded with drinkers who have writing problems." Tour bus driver in Dublin, Ireland Some readers may have noticed that I start a . . .


An essay on the human race
Frank Maguire
June 17, 2010

"Contrary to the belief of evolutionists, there is actually only one race — Adam's race. And Adam's race includes 'black' people, 'white' people — all human . . .


Nevada's Sharon Angle: can Reid read the tea leaves?
Frank Maguire
June 16, 2010

I just read Lloyd Marcus' piece on Nevada's Sharon Angle. It caused me to recall something that I had read in David McCullough's book Truman. FDR had died . . .


P. C. law v. the Constitution
Frank Maguire
June 15, 2010

"Liberating tolerance would mean intolerance against movements from the Right, and toleration of movements from the Left." Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse  . . .


Does the fear of punishment deter?
Frank Maguire
June 13, 2010

Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder...." Numbers 35:31 "Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. He must surely be put to . . .


Dogmatic dissent
Frank Maguire
June 11, 2010

When Chauncey the Mastiff and Houston "The Mix" were told that I was doing an issue on cats, they insisted, doggedly, that for the sake of fairness, they wanted . . .


The ship of state
Frank Maguire
June 10, 2010

"The East Wind, an interloper in the dominion of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab . . .


Alexis de Tocqueville and the crisis called "democratism"
Frank Maguire
June 9, 2010

"(Ours) is a world not of angels but of angles where men speak of moral principles but act on power principles." (Sol Alinsky, mentor of Barack Obama and . . .


Return to Legend Derry: The "Mighty" Reborn
Frank Maguire
June 6, 2010

In my youth I pursued various sports with an almost insane passion. I confess, though, that one encounter with football convinced me that any passion for . . .


"Plata o Plobo!" "Take the money or we'll kill you"
Frank Maguire
June 5, 2010

Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, also . . .


Eric the Holder of the keys to the gates of progressive "paradise"
Frank Maguire
June 4, 2010

"Byrdes of an kynde and color flok and flye always together." William Turner, c. 1545 In the escalating war between the Washington, D.C. Justice Department . . .


Square "peg" in a little round world
Frank Maguire
June 2, 2010

Frank Maguire © 1994 (Originally published in The Desert Shamrock, Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ) Writers are told early and often to write that which they know.  . . .


Our new national anthem: "So Opaque You Can't See"
Frank Maguire
June 1, 2010

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to Party dissension, which in different ages and countries has . . .


Litigious liturgist
Frank Maguire
May 31, 2010

I wrote this poem back in 1995. At the time, a friend of mine, with a very large Irish family, including one mentally and physically "damaged" daughter — an . . .


Some basic disagreements with an "American Thinker"
Frank Maguire
May 30, 2010

From Dreams of My Father: "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race." From Dreams of My Father:  . . .


Richard Cory
Frank Maguire
May 29, 2010

"And Richard Cory, one calm summer night Went home and put a bullet through his head." Richard Cory, Edward Arlington Robinson (1919) Back in the late '6 . . .


Nothing plus nothing means nothing
Frank Maguire
May 28, 2010

Professor Darwin Tadpole arose to a London overcast, and he prayed it would not rain. The Professor was taking his great-grandson to a matinee performance of . . .


"I intend to tell the truth, but what happens to me if I don't?"
Frank Maguire
May 27, 2010

The following article was written in response to a question from one of my colleagues regarding concern that Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to . . .


Of apes and buffoons
Frank Maguire
May 26, 2010

Some scholars have too much free time — and grant money — which allows them to produce frankenscience, i.e., hypothetical balderdash and baboonish buncombe.  . . .


Devolutions from one who has no problem believing that G-d actually created all there is just as is written in Genesis despite what Richard Dawkins thinks is nice
Frank Maguire
May 25, 2010

"(Richard) Dawkins believes that it is important that Western culture should not eliminate the Bible from educational programs. 'We can give up belief in G-d . . .


So, you want to be a writer?
Frank Maguire
May 24, 2010

When I decided to get a degree in writing/journalism, I had already done editorial writing and poetry in various publications. I felt pretty good about myself. . . .


There's got to be a mourning after
Frank Maguire
May 23, 2010

"As political philosophy derives its sanction from ethics, and ethics from the truth...it is only by returning to the eternal source of truth that we can hope . . .


A modest disposal
Frank Maguire
May 22, 2010

Back in 1997, my wife Helen, my sister Anne (with an "e") Marie Beauchamp, and I did some traveling in Ireland, the land of my ancestors. There was a hiatus in . . .


Tolerance apathy, amorality, and "moral" equivalency: Pilgrim's Regress
Frank Maguire
May 21, 2010

"The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened with convictions," Alexander Chase, Perspectives (1966) Romans 1:26 For this . . .


Rootless progressivism: the adventitious "radical," Chapter Two
Frank Maguire
May 20, 2010

"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: From all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know . . .


The rootless progressives: Chapter One
Frank Maguire
May 18, 2010

I think it is fair to refer to zealous progressivists as "radicals." This is how they, irrationally, think of themselves. They also militate against America's . . .


Add my name to the list
Frank Maguire
May 17, 2010

A few years back while visiting England, I wrote "Where there is tea, there is hope." I had been talking with a fellow in Matfield on the Green, Kent, and . . .


Consensus and the paradox of the "box"
Frank Maguire
May 15, 2010

"The special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it." G. K. Chesterton I was watching an . . .


Is "the body politic" dead?
Frank Maguire
May 12, 2010

Were George Orwell alive today, he would, once again, warn of the dangers of the deliberate distortion of language for political gain. Take for example the . . .


Slaughter in the desert
Frank Maguire
May 10, 2010

The following was published in the North West Connection, Troutdale, Oregon, back in June 0f 2008. I decided to submit it for republication because of the . . .


Filleting Los Soles
Frank Maguire
May 8, 2010

Last night — May 6 — was a nightmare for me, I was so bloody angry at the stupidity, ingratitude, and arrogance of the Suns management and players, and furious . . .


From the Arizona trenches
Frank Maguire
May 5, 2010

It's my routine to leave the house early in the a.m., often around 5:00, and head for the foothills here in the desert around Arizona City. It is quiet and . . .


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