The Status Quo

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by Paul Brock  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 9, 2020   

Keeping the Swamp alive

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Be it on the Left or the Right, the establishment on both sides maintains the existence of the so-called Swamp. Keeping the status quo is how the establishment operates, and what keeps the Swamp alive.

This 'going along to get along' mentality that produces indifference and corruption is both political and theological; there is a swamp in the Church just like the one in Washington D.C. 

Recently, former campaign aide to President Trump, Roger Stone, was about to serve 40 months in federal prison after being convicted of lying to Congress along with other charges. He had his sentence commuted by President Trump last month. 

In this week's Mic'd Up, Michael Voris interviews Roger Stone about the D.C. Swamp. 

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The phrase "drain the swamp" originates from the desire to get rid of mosquitos in order to get rid of malaria. Mosquitos live and breed in swampy areas, so if a swamp is drained, this lowers mosquito breeding which in turn decreases the chance of catching malaria.

Pat Buchanan, former presidential candidate, said during his 2000 campaign that, ''Neither Beltway party is going to drain this swamp: it's a protected wetland; they breed in it, they spawn in it.''

As the swamp floods all areas of government, so too does the swamp engulf the Church. 

As the swamp floods all areas of government, so too does the swamp engulf the Church. 

Over the years, the U.S. bishops conference has reeled in billions from tax-payers, but none of that money is designated for fighting intrinsic evils like abortion which kills around 3,000 babies every single day in the United States. Instead, most of the money goes to immigration services such as Migration and Refugee Services, Justice for Immigrants, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities. 

John Zmirak, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism, wraps this up by saying, "Every time an illegal immigrant crosses the border, the bishops cash a check. That's not true when you save a baby at an abortion clinic, they don't get anything."

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