Bill Barr’s Brilliant Touchdown Run at Notre Dame

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Many Americans know Notre Dame as the place where Knute Rockne once coached the football team and George Gipp — played by Ronald Reagan in the movie — was his legendary halfback.

It should now also be noted as the place where Attorney General William P. Barr delivered one of the most important speeches any Cabinet official has given in recent times.

Imagine your team is backed up on its own 1-yard line. On first down, the quarterback hands the ball off to the fullback in a play cautiously designed to put another few yards between the line of scrimmage and the goal line.

The fullback smashes through a defensive tackle, runs over a linebacker, straight-arms a safety straight into the ground and ends up running 99 yards for a touchdown.

Humbly, he does not even spike the ball.

Bill Barr was that fullback last Friday while speaking at Notre Dame Law School.

In one sense, Barr simply explained what President John Adams meant by a statement he made in a 1798 letter. He then showed the significance of that statement to American life today.

“We have no Government armed with Power which is capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by … morality and religion,” Barr quoted from Adams’ letter. “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

Within this context, Barr accurately described the cultural war raging in America today. read more here

14 Comments on Bill Barr’s Brilliant Touchdown Run at Notre Dame

  1. That was great. Most here would surely agree. But while we’re quoting Adam’s, let’s not forget Burke; “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
    Mr. Barr, if you hope your statement to have lasting impact, get on with indictments, now, of those actively destroying our country.

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  2. …that’s nice.

    …now go put some Democrats in jail.

    …don’t really care about words at this point, we need actions…

    …didn’t believe Sessions as the silent assassin, don’t believe it now…

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  3. The gaystapo have been useful tools for perpetuating moral character breakdown.
    The Progressives, aka Communists saw potential with them in helping break down America and religious freedom.
    They want government to be our god.
    When I was a senior in high school my Current Events teacher told us that Communism can only thrive when people are kept uneducated or educated only to a point. That is clear when you look at today’s schools.

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  4. The public school system has proven to be the perfect vessel for the leftist ideology to plant the seeds of dissension in society.
    Distortion of history and smearing the culture has been reaping rewards that we see today.
    I hope that Betsy DeVos is actually doing something to clean this up, I see no sign of it so far.

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  5. “The fullback smashes through a defensive tackle, runs over a linebacker, straight-arms a safety straight into the ground and ends up running 99 yards for a touchdown…”

    …or what would have been a touchdown, if the goalposts hadn’t been moved by the other team. Again.

    Don’t punt, Mr. Barr. We know what the score is.

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  6. Someone cynical could also interpret Barr’s speech to mean: I’m not doing anything about the corruption because you people elected and then re-elected the criminals. If you want moral people in leadership then elect moral people.

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  7. I thought the Adams quote was “…moral and virtuous people…” Either way, it is 100% correct. We had a great run while it lasted though.

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  8. “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

    That’s why we need to vote!
    In support of The Constitution!
    Under rule of this government!
    With all the other moral and religious United Statesians!

    (What could possibly go wrong?)

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  9. Barr has not done jack shit. Period.

    A nice speech counts for nothing.

    The democrats have subpoenas flying every which way on Ukraine,(way past russia) and Dunham STILL HAS NOT EVEN INTERVIEWED JOHN FREAKING BRENNAN.

    That’s all you need to know.

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  10. The system at this point often prevents moral people from even getting a toehold. At the lowest local political levels it too often involves youngsters first working with (and learning from) corrupt politicos, and then getting support and financial backing from their networked cronies. It gets worse going up the line. Horse trading, graft, campaign fund shenanigans, lobbyist pressure, donations to fake charities… It’s a baked-in problem. Not to mention that politicians lie or… er… “evolve” in their thinking once they are in office.

    So voting can do only so much.

    What can do the rest? FEAR. Indictments, convictions, and real repercussions.

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  11. I think we missed the REAL story here: A Trump administration official gave a speech at a major American university, and wasn’t shouted down, and wasn’t protested against by campus democrats, socialists, or antifa. Now THAT is BIG!

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  12. Before y’all go too haywire in your thinking about AG Barr, please listen to his entire speech. It’s on YT (unfortunately, without the Q&A that followed.)

    road apple has it right, though it is not cynical to think this is what Barr is saying. ‘Tis true: the Founders understood the Word; Christianity comes down to each individual governing themselves first, according to the tenets of God’s Word, putting himself under the control of the Holy Spirit. Only then would we be able — at all — to discern the righteousness of those we choose to govern the Republic. This is John Adams’ (my hero) exact point.

    Looking to AG Barr, or any single person, to rescue us from our own sins, is antithetical to the Christian faith, and signals a basic misunderstanding of what is needed to preserve the type of unique system of government our Founders set forth.

    Listen to his entire speech and take heed from it.

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