Cut Social Security:

Elimination of America’s Largest Budget Expenditure.

How to Cut Social Security and begin the return to fiscal sanity.

Vic Biorseth, Saturday, March 10, 2012
http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com

No matter what else we do, no matter what other programs we cut or reduce, no matter what we do to increase revenue, no matter what frugalities we adopt, America is not going to get out of the current financial and budgetary pickle she’s in if we do not look at, recognize and properly address the elephant in the room. Social Security – the purely Socialist, Ponzi-Scheme boondoggle of FDR from 1935 – is the largest single budgetary item in America, the largest single budgetary item in the entire world, and it is growing exponentially.

If we do not cut Social Security, then Social Security will eventually cut us.

Now, in Cut HHS, a previous entry in the Shut Down Bureaucracy page, which contained a whole slew of sub-bureaucracies, such as FDA, CDC, CMS, etc., etc., etc., we said to cut them all, and you might wonder

  • But how are we to know what to eat?
  • How are we to handle diseases?
  • How are old folks to pay for health care?
  • etc.

The same way we did before these bureaucracies existed, which is to say, better, more efficiently, with a whole lot less cost for service, with no bureaucratic cost added in and with a reduction in tax dollars collected and spent. Medicine and drugs, just as one example, were a whole lot less expensive and a whole lot more available before HHS horned into the picture. Bureaucracy always, always makes any function less efficient, more expensive and more restricted. The more money paid into any bureaucracy, the more that bureaucracy’s product or service will become less efficient, more expensive and more restricted. That’s the way it is.

Bureaucracy always complexifies; bureaucracy itself, left alone, becomes more complex. Give a petty bureaucrat a little authority and he will spend an entire career working to increase and expand that authority and create little sub-bureaucracies beneath him. His work produces nothing beneficial to the economy. He is a drag on the economy.

In 1995, Social Security was spun of from HHS into its own new super-bureaucracy, to begin its own bureaucratic super-growth. It’s like cancerous cell division.

Language to cut Social Security invariably invokes the wrath of the Democrats, the SLIMC1 , retired voters and near retirement-age voters. Even when the candidate promises to not cut the Social Security payments to those already retired, that promise is glossed over, not reported or falsely reported by the Democrats and the SLIMC1 . Nevertheless, national survival itself demands that we address the need to cut Social Security.

How to Cut Social Security. Currently, three workers pay into Social Security enough per month to pay one month’s benefits to one retiree. That ratio is changing radically as time goes on. Eventually, one worker will be paying one benefit; then, after a short time, one worker will be paying, in his payroll taxes, enough to pay more than one retiree. Obviously, this cannot go on. It was a stupid and/or destructive Marxist idea to begin with.

One: Pass the Fair Tax, using the Fast-Track Fair Tax recommendation to get it done legislatively, before the required Constitutional Amendment to abolish the income tax is completed. The Fair Tax will more than fund all government needs, including Social Security. For the first time, Social Security will actually be fully funded into the future, and without raising anyone’s taxes. No one will have any taxes. Income tax and payroll tax will be gone, and Social Security will be fully funded.

Two: Pick a date – any date – in the future, on which Social Security is to be cut.

Three: On and after that date:

  1. Everyone who is already receiving Social Security benefits will continue receiving them, for life.
  2. Everyone who is not yet receiving Social Security benefits, but has paid into Social Security from their payroll taxes, will receive a lump sum payment from the government consisting of what they paid in plus what their various employers paid in over all years of employment. This may mean a one time, one year deficit to the budget. In the long run, it will be well worth it.

    (Alternatively, Congress may opt to divide this amount into payments to be added to the citizen's Fair-Tax monthly Pre-Bate payments.)
  3. Everyone just entering the labor force or not in the labor force will not need to apply for or receive a Social Security card or a Social Security number. For them, there is no such thing as Social Security.

Four: The military will have to go back to issuing military service numbers, as they did back in the olden days when I served, instead of Social Security numbers.

Once we have cut Social Security, the situation of our exponentially increasing benefit cost will stop, and be reversed. From that date on the annual cost of Social Security benefits will go down, never up, until the last beneficiary moves on to the next life.

Of course, employers will benefit from having lost all the complexities of tax rules, W4s, W2s, 1099s, unemployment compensation, Social Security, tax tables, tax accountants, tax lawyers and all payroll complexities brought on by pure government bureaucracy. An employee works; an employer writes a check. Very simple; nothing to it. No one ever files an income tax return again, for there is no income tax. Your gross pay is your net pay.

Note that unemployment is included in the Social Security bureaucracy. When FDR invented Social Security, it included all the benefits normally associated with private retirement plans, which would include unemployment, retirement, disability and a lump sum payment upon death. Since then it has morphed into many things, as bureaucracies always tend to do. Elsewhere in this site we recommended shutting down unemployment compensation just on the basis of the fact that tax payers should not be paying people to not work. If we stop paying people to not work, that should be a major inducement to get them to go to work.

Astute and frugal citizens should purchase their own retirement insurance, which might include unemployment, disability, retirement and a death benefit. It is not the responsibility of the federal government to do that for you. You will reap what you sow.

Before you get all exercised over the loss of unemployment, disability, etc., consider the raise you get from no income or payroll taxes – your gross pay equals your net pay – and consider the monthly pre-bate payment you will now receive from your government. Consider also how much cheaper medical practice, medicine and drugs will become when the dust settles and health insurance, with Medicare in the lead, is no longer regulating, strangling and driving the medical industry into complexity and bankruptcy.

Passing of the Fair Tax would provide the economic boom needed to multiply employers and employees in America. Industries would seek to move their operations here from elsewhere just for the tax advantage of paying no taxes whatsoever. That means lots of employment.

The first state to work out and implement a state version of the Fair Tax would experience a migration into their state of companies, employers, employees and even retirees, all coming there for the tax advantage.

The first locality, be it a city, township, county or whatever, to implement a local version of the Fair Tax would experience the same thing. Employers, employees, retirees and new business start-ups would all want to locate there.

Imagine a spot to which you could move that had no property tax, no income tax, no death or inheritance tax, and, in fact, no tax of any kind whatsoever other than a sales tax. Would you not want to move there?

Regarding “Safety Nets” and Charity. Once upon a time, like back when I wrote the Rule of Subsidiarity page, I believed and wrote that the federal government should be the last place, never the first, to go for aid when in need. But after listening to wiser counsel, including Rush Limbaugh, and after some research into what the Founders and the Framers said about it, and after some thought, I have settled on the logical conclusion that the federal government should not provide any such safety net at all.

As evidences from the Founders and Framers, I offer these quotes:

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents...." -James Madison

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” -Thomas Jefferson

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” - James Madison, in a letter to James Robertson

The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. - James Madison: from a speech in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1794

There should be no federal level “safety net.” The federal government should do only those things that the Constitution tells it to do, and nothing else.

The record pretty well shows that the federal government is not supposed to be in the business of charity, or of insurance, or of any of the myriad of extra-constitutional things our federal government has taken upon itself to do since the founding and the framing. It has actually attempted a re-definition of charity in the process. Taking from the tax payer and paying to the needy is not charity. You only perform an act of charity when it comes willingly out of your own pocket, and no one else’s pocket. This sly re-definition is a trick to move a society into Socialism, which is to say, national doom. Always done with the best of intentions, of course; or, perhaps, under the appearance of the best of intentions.

In our history, we have had here and there various state, county or township entities such as the “poor house” or the “work house” established and maintained for those unfortunates with nowhere else to go. But even the county poor house or work house was the absolute last resort, after family, Church and private charities could not provide sufficient relief.

When families were typically large and strong, the family provided the best social safety net for all members of the family. The larger the family, the stronger the safety net. Families grew up around one or more family businesses, from farms or ranches to restaurants, bakeries, or whatever. All family members were not necessarily well off, but they were all members. Family members loved the family land, or other family business(es), and knew how it worked, and how to make it prosper, working together. The second largest social support group was the Church. Once upon a time, the Church was the central social focal point of the entire neighborhood. Church was where families met other families that didn’t live right next door, and formed wider bonds and relationships, and whole networks of people of similar value systems.

But, over time, just as the advance of Contraception slowly destroyed the large family, the advance of Secularism slowly destroyed the neighborhood Church, at least as far as being the central social focal point of the entire neighborhood, larger community, and thus of American life itself.

Creeping Marxist ideology has infected American education, American religion, American thought, American life, American politics, American values, all to the detriment of the original American idea itself. We have been becoming something else, something un-American, and we are just beginning to wake up to that fact in large enough numbers to do something about it. We need to reverse the trend. Stopping it is not enough; we need to turn around and go the other way.

In the opening paragraph of this article, we said that Social Security – the purely Socialist, Ponzi-Scheme boondoggle of FDR from 1935 – is the largest single budgetary item in America, the largest single budgetary item in the entire world, and it is growing exponentially. All by itself, it is larger than defense, or anything else. Before Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) took office, it was 37% of the whole damned budget. We don’t know what percentage it is now, because we haven’t had a single annual budget passed by Congress since he took office. But if you bet that the percentage went radically up, you would win the bet.

Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) is a Marxist revolutionary who is also an astute and skilled politician, which is to say that he is never quite what he appears to be. He is working to destroy Constitutional America, and his main target is the unique American Judeo-Christian religion. Our religion is what forms our national Ethos, our value system and our motivation for our behavior. It is how we tell right from wrong. Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) seeks to change all that so as to make us all dependent upon government for – everything. Dependent; no longer independent. Since religion is the source of morality, and morality is at the root of our values, which form strong families, strong Churches and a strong sense of charity, he attacks our religion, relentlessly.

He doesn’t want us to be able to take care of ourselves and our families, and he doesn’t want us to be willing to take care of ourselves and our families. He seeks to destroy all support systems and drive us, seemingly willingly, into the great collective. To that end, he must destroy Christianity. He seeks to destroy the Judeo-Christian religion.

If you want evidence of this, we have his own words and actions to examine.

April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren't like them.” 1

February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011. 2

April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name be covered when he is making his speech. 3

May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House. 4

April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three. 5

October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions. 6

November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law. 7

January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court. 8

February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress. 9

April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. 10

August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. 11

November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. 12

November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. 13

December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries' religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. 14

January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. 15

February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16

June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 17

August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America). 18

September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains. 19

September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” 20

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity. 21

November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans. 22

February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian. 23

February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei). 24

February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 25

January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. 26

January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional. 27

March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. 28

March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 29

March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations. 30

May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. 31

He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets. 32

May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities. 33

July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 34

September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.” 35

July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion. 36

August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs. 37

September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. 38

February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 39

March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls. 40

July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778. 41

September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 42

October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion. 43

At the same time, he shows a clear and obvious appreciation for Islam, as we see below:

May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan. 44

April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community. 45

April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc. 46

August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity. 47

August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location. 48

2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. 49

October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House. 50

February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do. 52

If you want to check the footnotes for these quotes, go to http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/03/08/the-most-biblically-hostile-president-of-all-time/ and/or http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=106938

While his words and deeds reveal his hatred for our religion and our Constitution, and his affinity for both Marxism and Islam, it is important to note the relationship of Marxism and Islam to America.

Marxism, as exemplified by Marx’s seminal work, the Communist Manifesto, is clearly and specifically antithetical to the American Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, as we have shown on multiple pages on this site.

Islam, as exemplified by Mohammed’s seminal work, the Koran, is clearly and specifically antithetical to the American Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, as we have shown on multiple pages on this site.

There is no getting around it. You cannot be a good Marxist and honestly take an oath of office to protect and defend the American Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. You cannot be a good Moslem and honestly take an oath of office to protect and defend the American Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. If you are a Marxist, or if you are a Moslem, you already are an enemy of the American Constitution. No Marxist can bless and protect the Constitution; the Manifesto seeks revolution, not the continuation of our government. No Moslem can bless and protect the Constitution; the Koran forbids it; the Koran insists on making war until the entire world is subject to Islam, including our government and all our citizens.

It may seem like I’m getting pretty far afield with all of this Obama business. But, we need to cut Social Security, and he happens to be President, and he’s the one who finally brought all of this to a head with his destructive economic policies. He is our first solidly anti-American President. Billary Clinton’s Marxism was subordinated by his American political astuteness, which was in turn subordinated by his hedonistic party-animal character. Hillary Clinton’s Marxism is subdued, but not subordinated, by her political astuteness. Obama is another kind of animal. He is purely anti-American. He intends to bring about revolution, one way or another.

None of these bureaucratic programs, including Social Security, are going to be cut while he’s in office, and if he is re-elected in November, Constitutional America is doomed anyway. Kiss it all goodbye. We have to work toward and believe that we will throw him out of office and start anew, with a newly constructed House and Senate, and we can begin repairing the damage. It can be done.

The path back to normalcy requires reconciliation at the individual level. Reconciliation with God, and with your Church or Synagogue. Get back there; reintroduce yourself. Then, reconcile with family. You owe it to yourself, your family members and your nation to reconcile. Do whatever it takes. The responsibility is yours.

As for Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) we need to sweep him into the dustbin of history this November, and then we need to re-dedicate this house. We need to come back to our Judeo-Christian Ethos and become a decent people again. Decent people make decent nations. We can leave the Obamas to wallow in their own ethos, which is the ethos of BMDFP10 and Marxists. That is the ethos of the SLIMC1 , and it is the ethos of upper academia.

But it is not the American ethos. We know, or need to re-learn, how to take care of ourselves. And after we take America back, we need to cut Social Security, if we are ever to return to fiscal and economic sanity.



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Can we find actual Evil inside the Catholic Church?  Well, why not?  The war between Satan's kingdom (the World) and the Kingdom of God, and Evil inside the Catholic Church.

A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment.  A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.

The "Top Down" Catholic Revolution by Bishops Against Established Doctrine. The "Bottom Up" Catholic Revolution by Laymen For Established Doctrine.

On PC Stupidassery: Political Correctness Insanity. PC Stupidassery; a Political Platform, supported by indoctrination, propaganda and a fooled population.

The 2014 Mid-Term Elections Cometh:  Here we go again.  Next Tuesday, the 2014 Mid-Term Elections are upon us.  What are we going to do about it?

Anathematizing anathema: the predictable result of the denial of evil. In a world that denies the existence of evil, anathematizing anathema itself is the only anathema allowed.

The Ebola Setup:  Another possible trigger for the final revolution?  The purposeful government infection of America, through the Ebola setup.  Why? 

Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.

Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.

Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.

The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.

Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture. Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?

My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.

Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.

A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.

Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.

A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.

Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.

How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?

Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.

Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.

American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.

For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.

The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.

The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.

Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.

World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.

Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.

On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.

On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.

Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.

Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia", and being "Slain in the Spirit", to Catholicism.

The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.

Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.

Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce.

On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.

A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.

Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.

The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words.  The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."

Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies "grading" doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?

On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.

Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again

Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future. Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.

Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.

The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.

Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC. There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.

Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.

What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite? I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic.  But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.

Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE  NuVo Initiative still stands pat.

The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard". The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.

Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.

Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.

Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.

Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.

Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.

"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great) Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.

Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture.  What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?

If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it?  Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility.  If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?

So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible.  Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.

Taking a look at Illegal Imigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem. 

First journal / blog entries when the thinking catholic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing. 

On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006. Adding items to book store. 

Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.

Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.

Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.

Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.

The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now.  Well … so what?

Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace.  Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.

Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.

Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine no such thing as the USA?

More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.

Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.

Website Status Update 11/09/10. Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.

Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.

Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.

A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense.  Why?

God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.

Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.

Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.

Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania. 

The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.

Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.

We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?

Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper.  The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.

Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014.  The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.

Ecce homo; Behold the man.  Ecce Homo.  Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.

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