Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

This blog is a view from a Traditional Catholic, Constitutional Conservative, American Patriot, In That Order.  I believe that this country was founded as a Libertarian Christian Republic and has strayed far from that beginning.  I believe one way to rediscover the Libertarian Christian  roots of this republic is to look at moving to “deep red” states, or areas that are very conservative.  I have said many times, it is easier to be a conservative Catholic in Mexico then in California. One such concept is known at the American Redoubt created by an ex-Army officer named James Wesley Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com which is one of the most popular preparedness sites on the Internet today.  He had the amazing idea of inviting all liberty-loving Christian and Orthodox Jews of all ethnic races to move to the mountain states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Oregon and Washington, the idea being to make thinly populated, politically traditional and conservative state, even more conservative.   I believe in this idea, although I would include the Northern parts of Utah in this Redoubt. To be clear, the American Redoubt is not the only approach for libertarian traditional libertarian Christians to withdraw from very liberal, progressive communities to raise their families in traditional communities is not the only such concept.  The New Hampshire Free State Project is one of the most popular redoubt projects.

As the popularity of the American Redoubt another wonderful site Radio Free Redoubt, which publishes a weekly radio show is led by John Jacob Schmidt.  The concept of a regular podcast / radio show focused on the American Redoubt is wonderful and I recommend you subscribe to Mr. John Schmidt’s podcast.

Thus, you may ask, why would need another blog / podcast focused on the American Redoubt?  The answer is my Christian Catholic faith and my position as a “part time” prepper and “Outside the American Redoubt” or OAR.   Please read my Catholic Land Movement piece to see how Catholics have tried to organized back to the land movements and are trying again.  I feel that there is something lacking for people who are Catholic (both James and John are very protestant), or people who may be planning on moving to a Traditional Redoubt like the American Redoubt, but for various reasons are currently living in a very progressive community.  Thus I thought to share my struggles, insights and knowledge.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton was the only Catholic to sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence.  It is an amazing fact that he was an American patriot.  In Maryland as a Roman Catholic he was barred from holding office.  Yet he wrote a series of articles making the point that the colonies should have more control over their own fates.  Under the pseudonym First Citizen,   Charles Carroll wrote “Government was instituted for the general good, but Officers in trusted with its powers, have most commonly perverted them to the selfish views of avarice an ambition; hence the Country and court interests, which ought to be the same have been too often opposite, as must be acknowledged and lamented by every true friend of Liberty….”

If you need to reach me email me at alex (at) alexanderbarron dot com or use the form below.

“CharlesCarrollSociety.com is an entirely private information service that is my sole property made available to others as a form of free personal expression under my de jure Preamble Citizen’s right as later guaranteed in the First Article in Amendment to the Constitution. CharlesCarrollSociety.com is not a “public accommodation” and it is preemptively exempt from any forced or coerced accommodation, via legislation (or bureaucratic interpretation thereof) or any dictate, directive, or decree by any agency of government or by any NGO or by any individual under any future “Fairness Doctrine” or similar charade. I reserve the right to refuse service (to wit: to refuse posting, linking, or mention of anyone or anything, at my sole discretion) to any person, agency, corporation, or other entity. I do so for the sake of maintaining sound business practices and to maintain my moral and religious principles.” (h/t to JWR)

39 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi,
    I’m glad to have found your website. We farm here on the Colorado prairie. I hope your homestead works out. Our little homestead is too far away from the TLM and it is very isolated. There are so many things that I wish I considered before making this decision! Contact me through my blog if you want to chat about it.

    • The Bard of the American Redoubt said:

      Thank you! And I will check out your blog. Yes, this has been a long process, and I think the Holy Spirit just took control of the wheel in part of our process. In other words stuff dropped off, we were not approved for this or that loan, until we got this 5 acres close to the Sacraments.

      Getting close to the TLM Sacraments are critical and many people in the local area have moved from out of State obviously. Pray on it, and talk to your family. Ask Saint Joseph to pray for you also and then decide what you want to do. It is never too late to move closer to our Lord Christ. This is our third piece of land. And yes, we lost monies sometime.

  2. PS: I still do not see the wordpress.com, taskbar or other stuff.
    I had to go to my search screen on google.com, and enter: charlescarrollsociey.com/

  3. I read the article again after you sent me the note. Thank you.
    I did not realize what he was leading up to. I pulled the post down.
    I somehow looking to bring you up on my reader hit the “X”, so I will again be keying up the Follow.
    Thanks again, for picking up on this.

  4. Hi, I have nominated you for a couple of awards as I think you have a cool place here, Enjoy!!


  5. How are you doing today? Great I hope and I also hope you will accept this award for your work here in the blogs. Really enjoy the stuff you are doing at your place and visiting you. I have nominated you for the Interesting Blog Award and also the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.



  6. Alex, I love your good work here and have reblogged some of it. I follow you yet get no notification of comments and it seems you do not show a pingback from me, also their is no “reblog” option at the top of my screen when I am at your place.
    I am new to this blog stuff and don’t know what the problem is or how to go about fixing it. Just to let you know, I get a mail when you post a new story and that is it.

    • The Bard of the American Redoubt said:

      Ok, I think I know where that is. I was getting a lot of spam ping backs, so I disabled them. I can try and find that again. This blog has been up last than a year, so I also am fairly new. Thanks for all the help spreading the word. My most important post in awhile is coming out tomorrow. It is in response to this jerk. I hope that goes far and wide.

      Again, thanks for all the help, and let me find where I can enable more sharing options.

  7. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because you surly deserve it. I have enjoyed visiting and reading your work here and hope you the best.

    Yours in Freedom

  8. Thank you very much for dropping my little blog spot and taking a look around. I hope you liked what you saw there and would consider stopping back from time to time checking out what I am trying to do.

    You have a real nice place here and really like what you are doing, it seems indeed we have much in common with our thoughts. Getting your posts by mail now so I can see your good work as you do it, perhaps we are doing the same thing yet from a bit different prospective and angle. Please always keep the Faith !
    Yours in Freedom

  9. Do you have an email address where I can contact you? Katy

    • WordPress.com Support said:

      I do. Try alex (at) alexanderbarron dot com. I just set it up! Please send me an email so I know it works! Thanks.

  10. Thank you for the follow, Thought this post on a project we are working on might be of interest to you and your readers:
    Interview with Kevin Ford: Catholic Land Movement – Sustainable Living for Veterans and Their Families

  11. Bard,
    I’m looking for decent Christian cartoons for a three year old, any ideas?

    • The Bard of the American Redoubt said:

      Yes I do! My three year old love these Cat Chat the Catholic T.V. Show video’s. It is by EWTN’s Faith Factory. I got one, and she likes it, strange to me since it was so simple, but it has songs and a dancing giant cat. I then got her the rest for Christmas, and she ask to watch them. I have not looked through the rest of EWTN’s Faith Factory for other suggestions. More here: And yes, it took me a LONG time for something to click with her that I have no problems if she watches three hours of.

  12. Hey bard,
    I’ve been over at Vox Day for the last several hours trying to explain to a bunch of Godless libertines why we have public decency laws and such. Any thoughts on how to communicate this? Though maybe if it has to be explained…

  13. Domenico said:

    Is there a way to contact you outside of this website/blog? An email or phone number perhaps? As a orthodox Catholic homeschooling father, I’d like to speak with you on a number of subjects that you bring up in your posts and podcasts.

    • The Bard of the American Redoubt said:

      I reply to your email. I have not setup a “non – work” email address yet, that is why I don’t publicize it yet. However I email you directly.

  14. I have been thinking, lately, that libertarianism and Christianity aren’t compatible. At least not in my understanding of libertarianism as it pertains to abortion, gay marriage, prostitution, drugs, etc. Could you shed some light on this or point me somewhere that does?

  15. I’m glad to find a Catholic prepper site – I’m curious if you are familiar with the Catholic Land Movement or if you have any thoughts about it. Good luck with your blog! Pace e bene.

    • The Bard of the American Redoubt said:

      I had not, but I did a little reading today and wow. What a wonderful concept, that dove tails nicely in to the American Redoubt. I need to study more, and see how large it is, and learn a bit more about the leadership, but we may be featuring this on the site soon. Thank you very much for the great tip!

      • Yes, I thought both ideas could make for good companions. Apparently Chesterton has written about it extensively but I came across it through a farmer named Kevin Ford. I haven’t had a chance to read too much about it yet, though.

  16. Chesterton rocks said:

    Interesting take on James Wesley Rawles idea. As a practicing Catholic, I have been conflicted reading his website because of his protestant viewpoints. I hope that you will have something to say to those of use who cannot move to the official “redoubt”.. but plan on trying to live the freedom God has given in another state.

    • Yes, I myself live outside the American Redoubt right now, and that is one of the focuses of this blog. I plan getting there when I can, but I am doing what I can before. Notice my Call to action about using Cash, moving our banking to the American Redoubt (we should look at a Credit Union that is friendly to us) and getting out and staying out of debit. All things we can do, no matter where we live that one, help the Redoubt (moving banking) hurt the Takers (denying them their 3% on every card swipe) and help ourselves (getting out and staying out of debit). All of this will one, help us survive better what is coming, and perhaps will allows us to get to where we are going faster.

  17. Hello–very pleased to find you. Oddly–one of those eerie confluences–I am currently reading American Cicero, a bio of Charles Carroll. I’ve had the book for a year now, but never opened it–however, with several upcoming speeches on religious liberty, I am reading it to better understand the Catholic contribution to our founding principles, particularly religious liberty. It’s a very good biography.

    Thank you for your recent visit to Properly Scared.

    • Perhaps you can help me. There was a quote, I am 98% sure I read, that one of the Founding Fathers said about Charles Carroll, “He may be a Papist, but he is a good patriot.” I really would like to have that quote. If you find it, please let me know.

Be part of the solution


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: