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About michaelstjoseph

Michael St. Joseph is the pen-name of a Catholic conservative citizen of the greatest country in the history of civilization. He has a law enforcement background and lives with his family in the New York area. He can be reached at michaelst.joseph@yahoo.com.

On Virtue

“When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its … Continue reading

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On Liberty

If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. … Continue reading

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LET FREEDOM WIN: A Roadmap for Victory in the Arab-Israeli Conflict (March 2006)

When considering solutions to the vexing conflict between Jews and Arabs in the Levant, the goal that is usually defined by diplomats, academics, and journalists is peace; but as John Ruskin said “You may either win peace or buy it … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to the place where I get my opinions off my chest so I don’t drive my family and friends nuts with my rants.  This site is my personal therapist.

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Memo to Ralph Malph: Sit On It! (November 2006)

After reading a few of columnist Ralph Peters’ increasingly bizarre articles in the New York Post such as this and this, I felt the overwhelming need to respond because, although it was nice to see Mr. Peters take time off … Continue reading

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SECULARIZATION: The Singular Hope for Freedom, Modernity, and Human Rights in the Middle East (May 2006)

For many centuries, the people of the Middle East have been trapped in a quasi-dark age where the enlightened western concepts of secular government, individual liberty, and human rights have failed to penetrate.  The principal cause of this resistance to … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Free Market Capitalism (January 2010)

For the better part of the last century the trend has been for the lines separating big business and big government to slowly blur as the rights and liberties of individuals and small businesses slowly erode.  This trend has accelerated … Continue reading

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Crony Capitalism, Political Activism, Market Bubbles, and Bailouts (February 2010)

The great economists Frederick Hayek and Milton Friedman taught us that economic and political liberty are the two inseparable sides of a single coin and that the greatest guarantor of individual liberty is to arrange our economic affairs by the … Continue reading

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Catholics and Immigration (January 2010)

While I agree with much of what Lisa Fabrizio wrote in her article (The Catholic Case for Immigration Reform), I felt the need to clarify a few points about Catholics and immigration policy (with which I’m inclined to feel she … Continue reading

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Obama Cult? You Be The Judge (September 2009)

There is a growing body of circumstantial evidence that this country’s infatuation with Barack Obama is more than a mere political phenomenon, but an increasingly creepy – and dangerous – cult-of-personality. Take a look at this pledge (scroll to about the … Continue reading

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