Vic Biorseth, Saturday, March 03, 2012
I submit that every thing in existence is a creature, i.e., a created thing, and that the creation of a thing demands the pre-existence of its creator. Every created thing has a pre-ordained purpose for being – a function, or a part of a greater function, all wrapped up in a reason for being that we call its nature. Thus it is the nature of a rock to stand still, it is natural for a bird to fly, it is the nature of an electron to spin round the nucleus of an atom.
I submit that when man changes the nature of a thing, it is no longer that thing, for its created-in nature has been changed. If you change the nature of a thing, it is no longer that thing; it has become something else. That may be good, or it may be bad. The question is, what things should be changed, and what things should be left to their original nature. When is change good, and when is change merely a perversion of nature.
It is the nature of an automobile to be used to transport people and things from place to place traveling over the ground. If man changes the nature of the engine to drive a propeller instead of the wheels, and fixes wings on it, and other modifications, he could change the automobile into an airplane. If the changes were successful, it would no longer be an automobile; it would be an airplane, because its very nature would have been changed. You cannot change the designed-in nature of a thing without changing the thing. It will no longer be the thing that it was.
Man is the creator of many things, for many purposes. Because of his natural ability to fashion all sorts of tools and complicated machines, man often becomes overly proud and elevates himself to levels high above his designed-in nature. Occasionally, nature – dare I say man’s Creator – slaps man down and reintroduces him to humility. Always there are some who oppose nature (which is to oppose the Creator) who quietly live through the slap-downs and eventually reintroduce perversion of nature into the larger society through use of the power of suggestion and clever persuasion.
It has always been so, throughout the entire history of Western Civilization. In Genesis we see that the Creator, after an agreement with Abraham regarding the future of Sodom and Gomorrah, failed to find even ten decent men there, and destroyed the place and all in it. But then, when Jonah announced to Nineveh: “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” all the people, including the king, repented, and Nineveh was spared. Man recognized his own nature, which is to say, man recognized his own Creator.
That was then, and this is now.
Today, the social elites are far more sophisticated, because they are Enlightened and they are Modern, and they are highly educated, and thus able to throw off all the ancient teachings as mere silly superstitions of the ill-educated masses beneath them. Enlightened, modern educated men know that there is no such thing as a Creator. How do they know this? Well, they ignore all Arguments for God in favor of concentrating on a lack of the solid empirical evidences required of material science. They see no solid, material proof of the existence of God. They will accept only material evidences, even of immaterial things, and only solid empirical evidences, even for the ephemeral and untouchable. Mere existence of things, including man, is not enough for the sophisticated elites.In Enlightened, Modern, well-educated and sophisticated thought, backed up by an overwhelming world-wide consensus among all of TTRSTF4 , all things, including even man, came into being through a long chain of accidental collisions of different kinds of matter; that life itself came into being by some accident of nature, and that since then all things and all life forms have “evolved” into what we see today.
Thus we see the “scientific” drive toward a forced Secularism on society, for the “scientific” good of society. I submit that Secularism is a movement toward forcing society into a theocracy in which the only acceptable religion is atheism. And that atheism is a religion, or a strictly faith-based belief system, with no worldly, empirical or natural evidences to back it up. The atheist cannot prove, by any worldly means, that God does not exist; he believes that God does not exist by faith alone; he is thus a faithful believer in atheism, who believes by faith alone that God does not exist. That is a religion; or if you will, a purely and strictly faith-based belief system.
I submit that government forced or even government encouraged Secularism is a direct violation of the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution. It is the Constitutional duty of American government to directly oppose and prohibit theocracy, including any theocracy involving atheism or secularism.
The Nature of America. America is one of the finer creations of man, created, many would argue, under the inspiration of God. Here is how we described America’s founding principles in the Political Ideologies page:
Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness
From the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
This is our national purpose for being; our nation’s very foundation stone. This is what America stands for before she stands for anything else. If America is to be true to herself she must be true to the principles promoting and protecting Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It is when men enjoy these three rights that the natural system of Capitalism comes into being. Capitalism is natural; Capitalism just happens, when and where men enjoy liberty. Another word for Capitalism is a Free Market. It is not planned or controlled or governed by any outside entity or government or power. Just as liberty is natural within the breast of man, the free market is natural where a culture is free.
It is a gross misinterpretation to call the Pursuit of Happiness – the ability of a man to work in his own self interest – a system of greed. It is a slander. You may call it greed if you wish, but I submit that self-interest is the first dynamic of survival itself. No one can ever be of any use to anyone else if he doesn’t first take care of his own needs.
Our Declaration of Independence guarantees that our citizens are able to prosper by their own effort. A man must make profit before he can be charitable.
These are the unique American Principles to which our Founders pledged “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”, in the words of Jefferson, to which all signed their names. They all knew that they were signing their own death warrants if the new nation failed to survive. They all signed.
And they all stood by those signatures.
Thus, the designed-in nature of America is to present to the world a government that serves, rather than rules, a free people. American government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. The Constitution is designed to constrain government from exceeding or going beyond the consent of the governed. We do not have an independent Presidency, we do not have an independent Congress, and we do not have an independent Judiciary. We have three co-equal and counter-balancing branches of government, for that very reason. The Constitution’s Bill of Rights – the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution – lay out absolute rights of citizens that may not be infringed by any branch of government.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. – Thomas Jefferson.
The Advance of Secularism. Secularism is, at its core, the evangelization or proselytizing of atheism. Although many secularists may deny that, it remains true. The Secularism movement is a movement toward the religious cleansing of society. Secularism seeks to divorce all religious influence from social intercourse. How does that affect the core designed-in nature of America?
Well, since Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated man does not recognize any Creator other than man, he does not recognize the “Creator” identified in the Declaration of Independence, and thus, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness have no particular importance to him. The Declaration itself is not seen as the central American purpose for being, but rather is seen to be merely a quaint, interesting document written by some old guys who were not nearly as Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated and well-educated as themselves. So the Declaration is not America’s foundation, and it is not the very reason that the Constitution was written, argued and ratified. It’s just an interesting old museum piece.
And that brings us to the Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated view of the Constitution itself. Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) has described our Constitution as a hindrance. It is something to be gotten around and ignored, if not formally repealed. He seeks an independent Presidency, just as Justice Ginsburg seeks an independent Judiciary, and Harry Reed seeks an independent Senate, and Nancy Pelosi seeks an independent House. Why, how else can America be properly ruled? A nation cannot be ruled if the rulers do not have sufficient authority to rule. The Constitution is a hindrance to getting things done; it stands in the way of Progress.
And what of we, the governed? We – many of us, perhaps even most of us – like our current government, are largely Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated people, after the pattern of the Democrat Party and the “Establishment” Republican Party. That is to say that many, and perhaps most of us, no longer properly recognize our own Creator, and we therefore and thereby deny our own nature. That is why the political arguments and positions of the current government sound so reasonable, decent and compelling to so many.
Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote:
”The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.”:
What are these “morals” he spoke of? The moral code of Western Civilization came out of the Judao-Christian religions, as described in the Judao-Christian Ethos page. The moral code of America’s Founders and Framers was that same Judao-Christian morality. The moral standard of the American population today is that same Judao-Christian morality, since 86% of the American population professes to be Christian, however well or poorly they may follow the teachings of Christianity, and our largest religious minority is probably Jewish. That is how we tell right from wrong; that is how Tocqueville determined that the American people were a “good” people.
Thus, he wrote that America was great because America was good, and if America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. And that Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other. And that liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. And he predicted our current decline, when he wrote that “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” And that “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
How prescient he was. Today the Democrat Party, which is driven by Marxist ideology, is doing everything in its power to turn our Republic into a Democracy; from Amendment XVII, reducing the Senate to be just another elected House, to ongoing efforts to eliminate the Electoral College. At the same time, the Democrat Party is doing everything in its power to increase public benefits out of the treasury and make as many people as possible completely dependent upon the state. To say that citizens are dependent is to say that they are no longer independent, and that is to say that they are slaves. The ultimate goal of the Democrat Party is, just as Tocqueville predicted, movement of our Republic into a democracy, social collapse, and finally, dictatorship.
How did we get to this point? Not all at once. It was accomplished one, little, unimportant, seemingly inconsequential Compromise at a time, with the best of intentions. Through reaching across the aisle, negotiating, working together to get things done, and to make progress. The problem is this:
The world changes, and thus we need to change to adapt to a changing world, lest the changing world conquer us. However, morals do not change. Morals cannot be compromised and remain morals.
In a radically changing world, man needs one, sure, unchanging fixed peg, that does not move, that does not change, upon which he can depend to keep him steady and centered and properly directed. Faith, and faith’s morality, is it. There can be no compromise here. If you compromise a moral, it is no longer a moral, for its nature will have been changed by compromise. Similarly, any faith that is modifiable is not a real faith. If faith is true, it cannot be compromised. If God is One, and if God does not “evolve” or change, then any religion that changes cannot be true.
Look at the Compromise page to see how our national morality has been compromised over time. Look at the American Political Ideologies page to see how Marxist notions from the Communist Manifesto came to be commonplace items, administered, regulated, legislated and even Constitutionally Amended into American law and government. From a centralized banking system, to a graduated income tax, to a public education system, to Separation of Church and State, to Secularizing society, to the “declaration of human rights,” to redistributionism, to social engineering, to national and even international organized labor, to invented class warfare; the list is endless. None of these things came out of our founding or constituting documents; they all came out of Marxism, which is an overarching ideology that is at deadly enmity with Constitutional America.
Part of the process of becoming Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated people involved general acceptance of new “truths” that were never true. I’m not going to go into detail here again on them; look at the Refuting Darwin page, the Refuting Freud page, the Refuting Marx page and the Refuting Mohammed for the four Biggees. There are more like them among the navigation buttons in the left column of this page. The Western mind has to be Enlightened, Modernized, Secularised, sophisticated and well-educated into acceptance of each of these gross frauds.
But those are just for openers. Al Gore has already greatly enriched himself at the expense of the American citizenry with his global warming scam, and he came close to making himself perhaps the richest man in the world by legally forcing, through concocted International Law, every company and every nation on earth to buy phony “carbon credits” exclusively from business entities owned or controlled solely by him. To save the planet, of course. But, where is the empirical evidence that man causes climactic cycles, or that man can do anything at all to change the local weather, let alone the global climate? There isn’t any. It never existed. It’s a flat out fraud. Among the many.We have open frauds all round us, all supported by elite intellectualism. Do you remember the “Sybil” story, about the girl who had some 16 different identifiable personalities? Best selling book, movie, run in series in print and on TV, made millions. It, too, was a fraud and a hoax, from the beginning. Authored by “therapist” Cornelia Wilbur, in collusion with patient Shirley Mason (who was Sybil) the whole thing was cooked up out of nothing. As further proof that even TTRSTF4 don’t need any evidences for any wild theories, publication of this hoax induced a rash of some 40,000 cases of “known” multiple-personality disorder discovered on psycho-therapy couches. All of these patients were convinced they had the disorder; all the “therapists” were convinced they were treating it, and all the time, there was no such thing. All that was required was that all involved be Enlightened, Modernized, Secularised, sophisticated and well-educated before hand. Then, you no longer need real evidence. Your worldly sophistication will always show you the way. We may wonder how much money was paid out by those 40,000 patients, and by all those insurance providers, over an outright fraud.
Turning us into an Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated people took a lot of time and effort. Thundering herds of TTRSTF4 , piles of fraudulently-written text books, whole universities and colleges and the whole public school system were dedicated to the cause. Even history has been re-written to support the lies that lead us into dictatorship. The SLIMC1 has contributed mightily to the cause, as pointed out in the Professional Liars of Journalism page. Big time journalists have been subtly backing Marxism against Constitutional America at least since Castro took power in Cuba and surprised the world by announcing that he was a Marxist-Leninist.
These thoughts were triggered by the ongoing contest for the selection of a Republican Party candidate for the Presidency, and the open Democrat Party – News Media attack on Rick Santorum’s Christian faith and personal moral standards. Interestingly, and quite predictably, he didn’t even bring it up – they did. The whole current “Conservative Social Issues” public debate was invented, magnified and falsely reported by the Left, not by Santorum or any other Republican candidate. It wasn’t even on their radar screens. The topic was raised and amplified by Comrade Obama (peace be upon him,) his mainstream news media propaganda wing and his so-called "Journalist" surrogates acting as “moderators” of Republican candidate debates.
In this election cycle, no social or moral issue was ever raised by any Republican candidate. When they were raised, they were always raised by Marxist / Obamunist debate moderators, or by some other member of the Obamunist media, or by some big Democrat speaking publicly. It's all propaganda, aimed at changing and controlling the Republican political discussion, because Marxism / Obamunism has already lost all other political high ground.
Now they – the Obamunists, and the Obamunists alone – have turned the Republican candidate’s political hot topic du jour to revolve round Artificial Contraception, of all things.
Well, ho hum, heavy sigh and here we go again, with yet another Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated example of supposedly intellectual direct opposition to nature itself, and to nature’s God. A few points to make before we get into the real meat of this phony, fraudulent, politically contrived controversy:
They lie. It’s quite the other way round; the shoe is on the other foot. It was Democrats who “administered” and “regulated” how public school teachers were to provide condoms to other people’s children, without parental knowledge let alone consent. And so much more. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
When, and how, did the very idea that Artificial Contraception might be “natural,” and not a perversion of nature, become such a commonplace, unquestioned “fact” among America’s Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated intellectual elites? Well, with the advance of yet another pseudo-sophisticated fraud, called by the elites the Population Problem. It was a hoax from the beginning, but it still retains a solid following among America’s Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated intellectual group-thinkers. I call them group-thinkers because that is all they do; they are incapable of Critical Thinking, and they are incapable of applying the scientific method to any particular topic. Consensus thinking rules among the educated elites.
There is no such thing as a Population Problem.
“Doctor” Paul R. Ehrlich, author of the fraudulent best seller The Population Bomb is the central darling of the true believers in this hoax. Based on longevity alone, it’s certainly among the most successful frauds; whole nations still believe it and teach it to their children. But when you look at what Ehrlich said in this book, and you compare it to reality, you see that Ehrlich was and is a stupid ass among stupid asses. In fact, if stupid asses had a membership club, they would probably ex-communicate him and burn his membership card, because he makes stupid asses look so bad. Reality shows that Ehrlich is far too stupid even for stupid assery. Nevertheless, Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated intellectual elites lionize Paul Ehrlich and embrace his hoax to this very day; he is their hero. That’s what group-think can do.
Once God is divorced from the conversation, man is changed from being a mere creature to being the central figure of creation. His nature is changed. “Nature” becomes not so much a subject of stewardship and care-taking as a creature of man. Man becomes the creator, modifier and destroyer of nature. Suddenly, it is up to man to save nature, and the planet, from – well, from man. Through a myriad of other hoaxes that we won’t go into here, but that may be found all over this site, super-intellectual group-think arrived at the conclusion that man is bad, but all the rest of nature is good. Man – the new creator – stands somehow outside of nature and is unnatural. Man hurts nature, and so nature must be protected from man, by – well, by man. Not just by any man, or group of men, but only by properly Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated intellectual elites. All the rest, eventually, may be done away with.
With that fraud at the center of the argument in favor of Artificial Contraception, we have the experience of our Sexual Revolution and our Free Love Movement entered into Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated intellectual elitist thought. How wise we have become. We have even created a multi-billion dollar Masturbation Industry to show the world how advanced our thinking is. We now know, with elitist certitude, that employing Artificial Contraception is natural, which necessarily means that human pregnancy – reproduction of our own species – is and must be unnatural and perverse.
In the thinking of the “Establishment” Reublican Party – which may accurately be described as Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated thinking – Republican candidates should avoid “Social Conservative” topics at all costs. Why? Because the morality topics are losing topics with the “Center” and with the “Moderates” and with the “Undecideds” and with the “Independents” and with other various truly stupid people. Well, “Establishment” thinking is wrong. In this time of super-division and radical differences between political Parties and political directions, the so-called Independent or Undecided vote is, at this point, so miniscule as to be non-existent. This is a flat out contest between American Conservatism and Marxist Anti-Americanism. There is one and only one segment of the voting population Republicans ought to be going after, and they are called Constitutional Conservatives. To hell with the tiny and inconsequential fraction of voters that still haven’t made up their little minds whether America should be “fundamentally transformed” into a dictatorship or not. The Independent vote is not needed; what is needed is the growing Conservative vote.
Pelosi and Reed may have succeeded in purging or neutralizing the “Blue Dog Democrats” in Congress, but not among the voting populace. There are still all those Reagan Democrats out there, and their numbers are growing. There are still all those union members who feel disenfranchised and alienated from union leadership. Lots of them are coming to Tea Party meetings, where they join a blue million thoroughly pissed off Republican Conservatives and Libertarian Conservatives. Unlike the Independents, we can make up our minds on political issues, most particularly today, when the political differences are so vitally important, stark and clear.
Now, I have in the past criticized the Libertarian political position, in the Definition of Libertarian page and in the argument Opposing Libertarianism, because of it’s amoral standing, or lack of recognition of any fixed social moral norm for everyone. And I have in the past criticized various “Establishement,” or Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated Republicans, and Progressive Republican candidates such as Romney and Gingrich, for having waffled multiple times on multiple moral issues. To radically change sides or positions on, say, an economic issue, or a bookkeeping issue, or a banking issue, or a spending issue, or any non-social / moral question issue, is considerably different than a similar radical change on an issue such as abortion, because a moral does not ever change. Bouncing around both sides of such a straight up moral issue shows the bouncer to be more of a political man than a man of principle.
But where the Libertarian may exhibit amorality on some social issues, and where Republican “progressive” politicians like Romney and Gingrich may moderate their own moral standards to profit from the political wind of the moment, the Democrat position is just flat out immoral. Always. There is a big, big difference between amorality, ever-changing morality, and just flat out immorality in every instance.
Santorum should continue politicking as he has been politicking, which is to say, not even bringing up the social issues or the moral issues. But when the issues are brought up anyway, he should hang them around Democrat necks, and Journalist necks, and Moderator necks, and Obamunist necks, and beat them to death with their own issues. Moral issues are winning issues with the voters. Forget the elites; forget the experts; moral issues are winning issues with the voters. Period.
Democrat Party Institutionalized Immorality. You cannot name one single moral issue that the Democrat Party is on the moral side of. The official Democrat Party political position is always, always, the immoral position. In fact, they turn moral issues upside down; the people who call immorality immoral are themselves, by that act, labeled immoral by the Democrat position. That’s the way it is.
Take abortion, infanticide, eugenics, etc. – you will find that the Democrat Party loves it, sponsors it, champions it, supports it, legislates for it, regulates for it, taxes for it, spends for it, and that it’s a plank in their political platform. Any opposition to any part of it is demonized as immoral. Any speech against it is criminalized. Go figure.
Take open public homosexuality, homosexuality on the stage, homosexual marriage, homosexuals in the military, homosexual scout masters, special homosexual rights, homosexuality being taught as “normal” in schools, homosexuality encouraged among the young, etc. – you will find that the Democrat Party loves it, sponsors it, champions it, supports it, legislates for it, regulates for it, taxes for it, spends for it, and that it’s a plank in their political platform. Any opposition to any part of it is demonized as immoral. Any speech against it is criminalized. Go figure.
In the Judao-Christian ethos, a lie, in and of itself, is an immorality. The Democrat Party agenda, and indeed the Party itself, is built on lie upon lie, fraud upon fraud, scam upon scam. And false language. They can’t even call Abortion by the name of Abortion; they prefer terms like Pro-Choice, or Right to Choose, for obvious reasons. The Democrat Party loves, sponsors and champions the Eco-Nazi Movement, the Femi-Nazi Movement, the Homo-Nazi Movement, and more. All these movements are part of a larger agenda to grow the government, reduce liberty and transform America. To change our nature.
I could go on, but you get the idea. Even on the current hot political issue of Artificial Contraception, where the Republican position is, basically, don’t even go there, and the Libertarian position is, do it if you want to but leave me out of it, and the Romney – Gingrich position is, whatever the voters want, in stark contrast to all that, the Democrat position is, shut up and get on the cattle car; we’ll tell you what’s right and what’s wrong.
So the Dems sent a hand-picked plant to testify in a Congressional hearing about the vital need for Artificial Contraception coverage in Obamacare and all health insurance. No one else on earth was talking about Artificial Contraception. Isn’t that interesting?
Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student, emotionally testified to the extreme difficulty of continuing in her studies without massive financial aid to cover her contraception needs through law school. Apparently, she was fornicating so much that she was going broke. ??? Not an eyebrow was raised among the Dems. This poor young lady was in danger of having to have (gasp!) unprotected sex, over and over and over again, at Georgetown University law school.
She needed $3,000 to cover the three year program. If we’re talking condoms, at .25 each, that means she’s fornicating about 10.96 times a day, 365 days a year for the whole three years. That’s a whole lot of fornicating. You might think it to be unnatural. You might wonder how she might have either the time or the energy to actually study law. Young male students looking to fornicate with someone but not having any luck ought to go to Georgetown law school, look up Sandra Fluke, and get in line.
But, the numbers don’t add up. As Rush Limbaugh (or his staff) learned, there’s a government telephone number you can call in Washington DC, and we may assume other cities, who will supply you with condoms for free. Or, if the oral version is chosen, a month’s supply at Wal-Mart costs $15, which is even cheaper than you can get it from Planned Barrenhood. Obviously, this girl was lying about the cost to her and to her many fornicating friends, in sworn testimony before Congress.
Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) was so off-put by the ridicule heaped on her by Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck that he personally called to comfort her, and told her that her parents ought to be proud of her. Yeah, right.
Then Rush learned that Sandra Fluke not only knew ahead of time that Catholic Georgetown’s health insurance didn’t cover her gigantic contraception needs, but, knowing that, that’s why she decided to go there. She went there as an agitator. As a good Alinskyite, or a good Maoist, she would “swim in the sea of the people” and work from the inside toward eventual revolution. She was a plant. No wonder Pelosi called her to testify in the bogus Democrat political “hearings.”
If I am willing to allow Sandra Fluke to fornicate all the hell she wants to, why does she insist on making me pay for her contraception? Every health insurance provider is to be required to provide it; every employer is to be required to pay for it; every consumer is not allowed to opt out of it. All health insurance has a cost. Employers add the cost of benefits to the cost of employing employees. The cost of this benefit will affect the wages and other benefits of employees, or even the number of employees. Who pays for these benefits, in the end, is the end consumer, meaning, the employees, even when they don’t officially contribute out of their pay. Their employers treat health insurance, and other benefits, as a cost of employing them. It reduces the bottom line; therefore, it reduces employee pay.
This is to be a tax. If the government mandates it, and the citizen is required to pay it, it is a tax.
Note that the argument is slanted to make the public think that it is a right. Contraception for nymphomaniacs is a right, and we are to pay for it. They pretend that contraception has to do with health. All it does, health wise, is increase the risk of breast cancer, increase the risk of blood clot, pulmonary embolism, stroke and heart failure. But, as Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) once pointed out, he wouldn’t want one of his children to make a mistake and be punished with a child. A mistake, in his meaning, would be fornicating without practicing safe or protected fornication.
But, bottom line here, you can’t mess with mother nature.
When moral issues are raised by debate moderators, journalists, Democrats, Obamunists or other Marxists – and only after the issues are raised – Rick Santorum ought to begin by acknowledging how he knows how much the speaker despises Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. If that hatred is denied, Santorum ought to clearly publicly recognize how the speaker has a very funny way of showing it. If the speaker cannot or will not articulate a clear statement of faith, Santorum ought to recognize the fact that something about it obviously cannot stand the light of day, and how if his faith was that poor or that weak, or that phony, he wouldn’t want to talk about it in public any more either. He should repeatedly remind the speaker exactly who brought the topic up, and exactly who made it an open topic for public discussion.
Every moral issue is a winning issue for the Conservative vote.
Every Conservative, of every variety, is vastly more moral than any Democrat.
There are a whole hell of a lot more Conservative voters than there are “independents.” Independents will not decide this race. Conservatives will.
To Life. To Liberty. To the Pursuit of Happiness.
To God, and to God’s Nature.
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Date: Mon Mar 05 22:11:48 2012
“There is no such thing as a population problem.”
Perhaps you could explain that to the starving populations in places like Bangladesh. Exploding human population is at the core of the whole problem of sustainable development and sustainable resources. The current world population cannot be properly fed and clothed, and yet you would like to ban contraception.
How moral is that principle?
Date: Tue Mar 06 07:14:13 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Obviously you have not read the Population Problem reference linked to in the article, which explains the starving populations in places like Bangladesh. It also explains why much greater population densities, such as that of the tiny island of Hong Kong, with less natural resources and less agricultural land, are not only not starving, but prospering.
I seek to ban no such thing, in civil law. I seek to publicize and attack the falsehood of your argument.
Every time I hear an argument using terms like sustainable development and sustainable resources I know the speaker is one of our Enlightened, Modern, Secular, sophisticated, well-educated intellectual elites, who is convinced by his Marxism-dominated education (indoctrination?) that he knows better than all of us dunderheads who form the majority.
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to gather all site American political positions and arguments in one place.
Political Ideologies Pages
Laying out the contemporary American political factions and their positions, as compared to the Founding Principles in the Declaration, and the Constituting Principles in the Constitution. America is the first nation in world history designed to be without classes - no nobility, no royalty, no aristocracy - all men stand equal before the law.
American Politics. Examination of American Political Ideologies going into the 2012 Election and beyond.
The contemporary conservative American forum out-classes modern journalism. Wading through the bloggosphere pays off when one finds a really good conservative American forum, blog or website.
Fixed Pegs versus Variable Reality: Salvation versus Doom. Fixed Pegs versus Variable Reality describes the dichotomy between objective truth and human imaginings.
Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation. American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
Return to American Constitutional Principles is the path to national salvation. American Constitutional Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
American Constitutional Doom: Our own political process is destroying us. American Constitutional Doom made inevitable by parasitic enemies within America.
The Democracy-Open Society problem: Does it spell doom for Democracy? The "Redirection" and the increasingly Open Society born of Democracy. Inevitable chaos?
Warning all bourgeoisie: Obama will destroy the middle class. Take fair warning all bourgeoisie, i.e., members of our vast middle class: the Marxists despise you and intend to conquer you once and for all.
In support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Are our federal bureaucracies all malignant outgrowths of Marxism? Any extra-Constitutional government agency is likely to be a malignant outgrowth of Marxism.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
It’s Liberty versus Marxism and Islam, which cannot coexist with Liberty. Liberty versus Marxism and Islam: the epic contest of this historic era.
Can we outlaw Islam in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Can we outlaw Marxism in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Our argument supporting the Fair Tax as a sensible and practical Tax Revolution. Fair Tax presents the possibility of a real, popular, voter-supported, tax payer supported, grass-roots supported Revolution in America, and a radical change for the better.
Fasttrack Fairtax: Stop income tax until repeal of Amendment XVI. Fasttrack Fairtax: Legislate to not collect income tax and pass FairTax.
Atheizing America - we sit, seemingly mesmerized, merely watching it happen. Among all Leftist agendas, the atheizing America agenda is the one we seem to notice the least. Like deer in the headlights, we just stand there and watch.
Current American Political Landscape: Our Two Parties and their Positions. The Thinking Catholic looks at Issues and Parties for the Catholic American Thinker.
Against diversity for the sake of diversity. Why do Marxists always seek more? Our argument against diversity for the sake of diversity, which weakens and ultimately replaces ideology and ethos.
Opposing affirmative action / equal opportunity programs as racist. Affirmative action (racial preference) requires racial exclusion, which is, definitively, racism.
Are we really a racist culture, or are our blacks just a bunch of crybabies? If America has produced more black self-made millionaires than any or all other nations, then, how is it that America is seen to be a racist nation?
New "race and racism" thread begun by Stephen from VT. On race and racism: the ever changing definition and generic usage of the word "racism."
Athenaeum courses consistently taught that the early Church condoned slavery. This teaching is clearly false. Yet the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP program, in multiple courses, officially taught that the Church "changed" its teaching on slavery.
Toward a definition of a distinct American People: American National Existence. What makes us a distinct American People? The way we look? Or is it someing inside us, that defines American national existence?
Argument against National Health Care, which is, in fact, Socialized Medicine. National Heath Care equals Socialized Medicine, pure and simple. Medical Practice is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
It's The American Ideal and our Constitutional Government Vs the Global Village. This election, alone, is unlikely to completely undo America, as a nation; but it may work in that direction. It is of vital importance to you as an American.
Anti-American Politics, pure and simple, describe Democrat Party strategy. Anti-American Politics are practiced by all Leftists. Marxism, at any level, is antithetical to the very idea of America. To be Marxist is to be an anti-American.
Argument Against the Anti-American UN: Why do we support such an antagonist? The staunchly anti-American UN has a major goal involving world governance, and America is in the way of that effort.
My anti anti-American arguments are attacks on falsehoods, in support of truth. American Communists hide their true identity and disguise themselves as anti anti-Communists. Using their playbook, I hereby identify myself as an anti anti-American.
The anti intellectual sentiment: Where does it come from? Marxist Academia and the Anti-Intellectual Sentiment.
Boehner’s Folly: will it doom Constitutional America? House Leadership and Boehner’s Folly purposely fumbled and turned over the ball on the one yard line.
Boycott the airlines until they stop the groping and begin profiling. Boycott the airlines; if you can’t go on a company plane or drive, don’t go at all.
Catastrophic Spending: Change You Can Believe In. The most dangerous Change in all of Obamunism is Catastrophic Spending.
The Global Village concept seeks to replace National Sovereignty by default. Marxian "Global Village-ism" makes major inroads among outlaws, and among elitist intellectuals.
We argue against income minimums and caps, and for a free and private market. Income minimums and caps are Marxism’s “moral” bait to gain popular support for Socialism on the path to typical Marxist absolute dictatorship.
True, the world oil supply is limited; but, so are the stars in the universe. "The world oil supply is cruising toward depletion" is the Chicken-Little call from the Left. But it ain't necessarily so.
Marxists and Moslems: The Last Barbarians. The last barbarians not yet converted or conquered by Western civilization are Marxists and Moslems.
Our argument against fads, fashions, popular trends and herd instinct. If speaking against fads makes me square, un-cool or un-hip, then so be it. All fads are, in microcosm, expressions of rebellion against tradition.
If an American Redirection is underway; we all need to look at it. Reviewing some implications of the newly coined Science / Democracy Obversion theory underlying the new American Redirection.
Refuting Separation of Church and State as a Constitutional Principle. If Separation of Church and State cannot be found in our Constitution, what makes it a Constitutional Principle? Nothing. It is NOT a Constitutional Principle.
Of the four Republican candidates left standing, only Santorum gets it. Romney? No. Gingrich? No. Paul? No. Only Santorum gets it.
Definition of Capitalism: Economic Organization based on Private Property. Any true definition of Capitalism must state that it is purely an Economic system, not a Government system, and it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government.
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Going whole-Hog on American Constitutional Restoration. It's all or nothing, now. If we don't go whole-hog on Constitutional Restoration, the USA is history.
Introducing Glenn Beck Progressivism, and the depth of the hidden movement. Glenn Beck Progressivism: the unseen and unrecognized advance of Marxism.
General Commentary Pages
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
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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