An Exhaustive Blog

Hello everyone! I’ve decided to change the dynamics of this blog ever so slightly. As stated previously, I consider this to be my parent website that oversees all my other websites. But, I have an apology to make! I haven’t exactly been using it as the top site that gives you all the information you need.

From now on, every blog post I make on any of my other websites, I plan to publish here. Therefore, if you want to keep up-to-date with ALL of my blog writings, all you have to do is follow this blog! However, if you only want to keep up with one topic, say, The Williams House, then you can just follow the Williams House Blog. It’s a win-win! If you want a list of my other websites, look at this page.

~This is a housekeeping message from the proprietor.

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Improving YouTube a Little

I’ve finally gotten around to redoing a video on who I am and what I believe, and I’ve been working to improve the quality of the videos as well. A lot goes into a well composited production! Also, if you want to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in my YouTube channel, you can check it out here and subscribe!

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New Email List

Hello everyone! So, I have finally created my first email list. As such, I have opted to send the free eBook to those who are signing up for this list. In addition to the eBook, you will receive at least weekly updates on writing news, progress in publications, as well as conservative and virtuous ideas and thoughts that come my way. Sign up for this list now! Let’s see where this takes us.

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Bookstore Down!!!

For any who have tried to make recent purchases of my book The Williams House, the Xulon Bookstore is currently down. I do not know the reason for this and am trying to get in touch with my production coordinator to see when/if the issue will be resolved. I know that the Xulon offices were evacuated because of hurricane Irma, yet they I do not think were damaged badly because they have been mentioning resuming work, and I do not know whether or not that is the cause of the bookstore being down.

Regardless, in the meantime, I am linking to where you can purchase my book on Amazon. Please visit this link to buy my book The Williams House: https://www.amazon.com/Williams-House-Joshua-Reynolds/dp/1498496210/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1486162225&sr=8-15

Thank you!

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Russell Kirk on Centralized Government

But these United States, accustomed to territorial democracy, have no class of leaders and administrators competent to undertake the consolidated direction which the centralizers propose. I do not discern a class of men here competent to rule wisely this immense nation, once territorial democracy and the federal framework – both principal schools of national leadership – should be undone.

. . . I do not know how we could expect the most expert of statists to direct paternally and justly the concerns of this nation, once local volition and private self-reliance had been seriously weakened. A man has but twenty-four hours in his day, and can read only a limited number of papers. Such centralization defeats its own object, in persons as in departments. The man-killing job of the Presidency – to which the centralizers would add numerous fresh responsibilities – may be sufficient illustration of my meaning.

To destroy territorial democracy and the federal system in America is quite possible . . . but it is less easy to provide some alternative satisfactory scheme of politics. Once the principle of volition, with the sense of participation and local decision, vanishes from American life, Americans are liable to become an unmanageable people.
~Russell Kirk in The Politics of Prudence

In short, Professor Kirk’s argument is that no bureaucracy could handle the extent of America’s issues on a minute scale. He was not in any regard speaking against having a federal government in general, as he was an avid proponent of the Constitution. Yet, that Government should be limited to federal decisions. He quotes several examples of government decisions that should have been kept to local authority, and generally, as we should expect, those decisions usually ended in failure. The Professor goes on to state that centralized government, if pursued and carried to its end, will always invariably lead to a socialist and communist state, such as Russia was or Vietnam is now. And being conservatives as the Professor was and I am, we would agree that such would be disastrous.

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Reciting Galatians

Hello everyone,

So after reciting the entire Westminster Shorter Catechism (watch here), I thought I would recite the entire book of Galatians. I’ve had Galatians memorized for over 2 years now and have recited it usually several times a week. The theme of the book is justification by faith alone, or as Martin Luther would say, Sola Fide! It is one of the Pauline epistles and is between 2 Corinthians and Ephesians (I have begun memorizing Ephesians but took a hiatus from it to complete the WSC). The letter spans six chapters long, and I recite it in under 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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