Tuesday, January 20, 2009


As of noon Eastern Standard Time, Barack Obama will be sworn in as America's 44th President.

This is indeed a dreadful day for America.

For another man will occupy the White House who is...

Committed to killing the unborn through abortion.

Committed to promoting the Sexual Revolution.

Committed to destroying small businesses and cooperatives through over-regulation and high taxation.

Committed to promoting so-called “free trade”.

Committed to continue two un-Constitutional wars in areas of the world that didn't attack America.

Committed to keeping America in the United Nations, the WTO and the IMF.

Committed to destroying privacy and anonymity in our daily lives and financial dealings.

Committed to see America, Russia and the rest of the world swallowed up in a Global Servile State.

Just like Bush before him....

And Clinton before him...

And the first Bush before him...

We at the Voice will do our utmost to oppose the Obama regime in the only way we can...

With prayer, penance and promoting Distributism through this blog and our daily efforts. And we invite you to do the same, wherever in the world you read us.

Thank you and please pray for us.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Over the last couple of years, toys made overseas – especially from Red China – were found to have lead, which is a threat to young children. Congress passed a new law recently to force businesses to test all 12-and-under children's products for both lead and a chemical that makes plastics bendable. The products listed also includes children's clothing.

But this law has been written too broadly, and threatens the economic health of many stores and domestic toy and clothing makers. And many, if not most of them, are small stores and manufacturers.

Why are they affected by this badly written law? They can't afford to test their clothing for lead and other chemicals. Large manufacturers will be able to bear the costs of this new regulation. But as is sadly typical, small businesses and cooperatives won't and so they go out of business.

Furthermore, thrift shops and consignment stores who sell children's clothing won't be able to do so after February 10th. That is when the law comes into effect. Also under the law, any untested toys or clothings will be considered “hazardous” and must be destroyed. Even if the clothing has no lead at all.

This means many poor and middle-class families, under this law, would be forced to buy their children's clothes at the national chain stores. The same chain stores that imported the toxic toys from Red China and other countries in the first place.

This law would even threaten the ability to legally buy used children's things from yard sales, or even on Amazon and Ebay. Work-at-home mothers making children's clothes for extra money would also be forced to shut down. It would even be illegal to donate used children's clothing to emergency shelters and crisis pregnancy centers.

To call this law anti-Distributist would be an understatement!

This horrid law – called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act – can be modified for the better. But only if Congress acts now before the law takes effect on February 10th. We at the Voice urge you to call your Congressman and Senator, and demand this law be changed NOW!

As a poster on the Traditional Catholic forum Fisheaters summed it up:

“There are so many problems with this: It hurts American business, it goes against the rights of consumers and small business owners, it's oppressive to the poor, it's dangerous for children, it's wasteful and bad for the environment, it's going to put people out of work, it's amazingly heavy-handed, it puts us even more in China's pocket.”

To get more detailed info on this bill, as well as how to demand it be changed for the better, please click HERE. Please do it now!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cobbett Classic Reprinted

William Cobbett (1763-1835) was an English writer, politician and author, much like Belloc was. He was one of the many who would lay the foundation for what, a century later, would be known as Distributism.

Chesterton wrote a book about him in tribute to this pioneer of economic and political decentralization, which can be found HERE.

A heretofore little-known work of Cobbett's, called THE EMIGRANT'S GUIDE, is now being reprinted by Economic Justice Media, publishing arm of the Virginia-based Center for Economic and Social Justice. More info on this book and where to buy it can be found HERE.

We at the Voice encourage you to buy and read this book. And then act on what you read.

Where Does American Conservatism Go Now?

With the Republican's defeat in America's 2008 national elections, many on the American Right are asking themselves "What do we do now? Where do we go from here? What happens next?"

Thanks to our colleague at The Western Confucian, there is a good answer to all three...towards Distributism.

He refers to a talk by Allan C. Carlson, author and friend of Distributism within the branch of the American Right called "paleoconservatism". Originally given at Yale University in November of 2008, the talk is deep and thorough and deserves to be read. And then acted upon.

Known as "Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths", it can be accessed HERE.

Three Way Debate Set for April

From our friends at The Society For Distributism comes this great announcement:

Garden City, NY, USA. A conference hosted and sponsored by the Nassau Community College for Catholic Studies in Long Island, New York, is confirmed for April 4th, 2009 at the College Center Building. The debate will present and contrast the Capitalist, Socialist, and Distributist positions in economics. The Conference, Catholicism and Economics, will present and compare the intellectual arguments about the compatibility of Catholicism with, respectively, democratic socialism, democratic capitalism, and distributism.

Thomas Storck will speak for the distributist position. Dr. Charles Clark will be the speaker on democratic socialism. Michael Novak will be the main speaker for the democratic capitalist position.

From 11:30am until 12:30pm there will be a luncheon for all in attendance (speakers and audience) including sandwiches, salads, cake, coffee/tea/cold beverages. Following lunch, there will be a brief tribute to the recently deceased Catholic scholars, Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., and Msgr. Michael Wrenn. The debate will begin at 1pm with a half hour presentation by each participant. Subsequently, there will be an opportunity for the participants to respond critically to one another, with a brief summary statement made by each main speaker. Dr. Stephen M. Krason, President of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, will close the event with a short reflection on the conference from the perspective of Heinrich Pesch and Solidarism. The event will conclude by 4:30pm.

Thomas Storck is an author, a member of the Editorial Board of the Chesterton Review and of The Society for Distributism.

Dr. Charles M.A. Clark is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John's University, Jamaica, Queens, New York.

Michael Novak is the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute of Washington, D.C.

Stephen M. Krason is Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

All conference attendees must register. In order to register for the conference, contact:

Nassau Community College

Office of Life Long Learning

One Education Drive

Garden City, New York, 11530


The Office of Life Long Learning will send you registration material and a mandatory parking permit through the mail. Parking on campus without a valid permit could result in being issued a parking ticket. Those lost on campus and in need of directions to the College Center Building can contact the Office of Public Safety, 1-516-572-7100.

For more information, contact:

Richard Aleman

The Society for Distributism

P.O. Box 37

Hicksville, NY 11802