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March 11, 2017
If you read our Declaration, you see that our whole national purpose for being is based on Natural Law, issued by the Divine Author of Nature. God's Natural Law is also written on our hearts, but it must be quickened, nurtured and brought to life, in our families, our associations and our Churches. And it must be reflected in our Civil Law, which must never oppose the Natural Law that forms our very national foundation. What we are talking about here is simple Judaeo-Christian morality. How it is that we all know and naturally agree that such things as murder and robbery are immoral, and wrong.
Children born of American parents have won the lottery of life; they have been born into a citizenry unbound by class and unlimited in opportunity. They are born to govern, in the sense of Lincoln's "Government of the people, by the people and for the people." They will never be dictated to by any overarching ruling class. They will be Self Governing.
Well, that was the original design, although it has been and is being undone by our Political Parties. Thanks to them, we now have an unconstitutional ruling class of purely professional politicians.
Why Judaeo-Christian defined immorality is more of a threat to Constitutional America than any and all other enemies is that, before the citizenry can govern the nation, the individual citizens must be able to govern themselves, morally. A highly moral citizen is liberated and free; an immoral citizen is enslaved and ruled by some form of immorality, and thus not liberated and free. And not thinking morally, favoring some form of unnatural immorality, in life, and in politics.
This is what the Founding Fathers and the Authors of the Constitution feared more than anything else.
So everything, America herself, hinges on Natural Law Morality. Take that away, and America falls. If a witness in a court case places his hand on a Bible and swears an oath of truthfulness, what good is that if he doesn't even believe in the Bible? If every public official swears an oath of allegiance to the Constitution, saying "so help me God", what good is that if he doesn't even believe in God? The nation itself was designed and Constituted around the belief in God, and dependent upon the continued belief in God.
Without God, America is pointless. Without God, oaths mean nothing.
In the area of Judaeo-Christian morality, President Trump appears to have a leg up on most all politicians in Washington today. He may be the only one among them who does not drink or smoke. But he too is flawed, as we all are, and he too has been schmoozed into believing that certain immoralities are not immoralities any more, thanks to "progress". Active homosexuality, for instance, is now widely held in American culture to be somehow not immoral, not unnatural and not wrong. This is not progress, it is regress, unrecognized.
That President Trump, too, among many, has been tricked into thinking Natural Law has changed somehow, regarding homo-marriage and the "normalcy" and social acceptability of open homosexuality should not be surprising, or necessarily damning. He recently picked homo-activist Rick Grenell as NATO Ambassador, highlighting his embracing of "Sexual Diversity", now touted by the Culturally Marxist Left as a major building block in their "New" morality, right in there with Abortion.
Still, you cannot condemn President Trump for this culturally-induced erroneous belief without condemning a major fraction, perhaps even a majority, of the American population who now hold to the same error. Among too many others to count.
Just look at today's "progressive" view of marriage, as something other than a covenant and a holy sacrament. How many engaged couples today cohabit, with the blessing of parents, to see how things go and try each other out before tying the knot? How many see that as now normal, and not immoral? Yet, cohabiting fornicators have already violated the sacrament of marriage by denying the sacredness and the covenantal nature of what it is. They have begun "married" life before making a covenant, indicating that they do not even know what it is that they are violating ahead of time. Marriage is a decision, not a mere sex act.
They have not been taught the truth of it. Blame the parents, blame the Pastors, blame the educators, blame the progressive advance of Cultural Marxism. It is steadily and progressively destroying American morality.
Emotion and feel-good-ism rules written law and revealed Truth.
A Vortex "Resistance" episode, Resisting Protestantism, highlights how Catholic Cardinals and Bishops are "going Protestant" in their emphasis on emotion and feel-good-ism over fixed morality. Seeming acceptance of divorce and remarriage and divorce and remarriage and divorce and remarriage, etc., etc., etc., is just a small part of it. The whole trend seems to be going toward a truly Global embracing of suicidal diversity.
None of this is good for America, and none of it is good for the Church. But if President Trump is held to be immoral for some of his erroneous holdings, what does that say about so many or our Cardinals and Bishops?
Pray for President Trump, that his enlightenment will continue, and resist immorality at every opportunity. Make your opportunities. Challenge error, everywhere. Never back down.
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