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Pursuit Of Happiness:  Under Constitutional America vs. under Marxism or Islam.

The "Pursuit Of Happiness" in our Declaration as compared to the "Happiness" of the Socialist Collective, and the "Happy Sadistic Domination" of Islam.

Vic Biorseth, Monday, June 27, 2016
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"... 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. ..." --Declaration of Independence (Emphasis Added)

Here, the authors of the American Declaration of Independence established four, unalienable, God-given, Natural Law human rights, as a purpose-for-being and the very foundation stone of an entirely new form of government.  

"... — 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. ..." --Declaration of Independence

What did the authors mean by "Pursuit of Happiness"? 

Combined with Liberty, the unalienable right Pursuit of Happiness is the right to honestly work to improve one's own condition.  To "get ahead".  To earn, and to save, and to build.  In a nutshell, it is the right to acquire, possess, accumulate and trade in Private Property, in any form: currency; land; livestock; crops; timber; minerals; inventions; art; buildings; technology - in fact, any legitimate thing man can imagine. 

In a Christian nation the Pursuit of Happiness is tempered by the virtues of moderation and charity.  Christians are warned about trusting only in their own earnings.  Concentrating on earning more and more can distract from living the virtuous life, and from thanks due to the Lord from Whom all riches truly come. 

For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life? --Matt 16:26

For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? --Mark 8:36

For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? --Luke 9:25

And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully;
and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'
And he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.'
But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'
So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." --Luke 12:15-21

"There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz'arus, full of sores,
who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried;
and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw Abraham far off and Laz'arus in his bosom.
And he called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy upon me, and send Laz'arus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.'
But Abraham said, `Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Laz'arus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.'
And he said, `Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house,
for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'
But Abraham said, `They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'
And he said, `No, father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
He said to him, `If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'" --Luke 16:19-31

But how did all this translate into a right in civil law?  What does Pursuit of Happiness mean in relationship to American civil government? 

Again, the principle of Self Government applies.  As we said in Liberty, using other words, before a Nation can be a profitable nation, it needs a self-profiting People.  Self-Profit demands Self-Governance; Self-Governance demands that the people be virtuous, or "good" citizens, who will voluntarily live within the law, with little need for police. 

Again and again we come back to this; if we would return America to being governed by a small and extremely limited federal government, as in her original design, we the people must be, in our majority, a good and virtuous people. 

Tocqueville was right about that, but Tocqueville is forgotten today, and not taught any more.  Purposely so; formal education today is overwhelmingly anti-American.  Cultural-Marxism is in; America is out. 

Today anti-American Marxism dominates the Marxocrat Party and holds the Republicrat Party in total obedience, under the disguise of full "bipartisan cooperation", all working toward the achievement of Marxist goals.  Which included, gigantic, overwhelming government, at the expense of the rights of the people, and not just coincidentally, at the expense of the legitimate profit of the people, and to the sole benefit of all the cooperating and select elite members of the Establishment

The proper and profitable operation of the American Constitutional system absolutely depends upon American Christian Morality.  Our ever increasingly Marxist and ever increasingly anti-American federal government has been systematically growing itself and opposing Christian morality, in federal law, with an accelerating agenda involving continually multiplying areas of American life.  All in opposition to the 10th Amendment, all in opposition to the Rule of Subsidiarity, all in opposition to original intended Constitutional Principles. 

Today, the federal government does everything; the states and local governments are increasingly slaves of the federal government.  Not one single immoral issue forced upon the whole American people by the federal government is even listed in Article One Section Eight of the Constitution, meaning that not one of them is fit subject for anything higher than state government.  No matter; they do it anyway. 

It's the same with all of our gigantic money-grubbing, unconstitutionally regulating bureaucracies, as you can see in the Cut the Spending pages, and among the Fixing America pages.  Most federal "Departments" don't even have a Constitutional reason to exist, and yet they issue unlegislated, unrepresentative "Regulations" with full force of law behind them issued by unelected, unrepresentative and completely unaccountable bureaucrats. 

Piled on top of unconstitutional Executive Orders and Executive "Actions" that have nothing to do with the military and everything to do with increasing national immorality and Marxist redistribution, piled on top of unconstitutional selective enforcement of laws, especially related to national border security. 

Piled on top of unconstitutional legislated, signed and adjudicated law, exemplified by Obamacare. 

Piled on top of Supreme Court legislation of new law through legal precedent, on cases that are outside the scope of the federal government and never should have reached the Supreme Court in the first place.  (See Defining Treason Down.)

The Elites argue publicly about the vital importance of the next nominated and approved Supreme Court Justice, because, they breathlessly explain, that appointment could seal the deal, one way or another.  What that hyperventilating argument distracts from is the unconstitutional, and therefore treasonable, actions of sitting Justices right now, and the lack of any interest in removing any of them from the bench. 

Why, we couldn't do that.  Why, it's never been done before.  Why, who ever heard of such a thing? 

Constitution?
What Constitution?
We don't need no stinking Constitution!

Oath of Office?
What Oath of Office?
We don't need no stinking Oath of Office!

Marxist Pursuit of Happiness.

In Marxism, the Pursuit of Happiness for the individual is submerged in the Pursuit of Happiness for the Collective, in the never ending striving for the ultimate achievement of the vaunted Worker's Paradise.  Then everybody will be happy. 

No, really. 

No, seriously. 

The Collective will take excellent care of you; each will work according to his ability; each will be paid according to his need.  Don't worry about all those dead bodies over there; that's just a utilitarian necessity for the benefit of the happy Collective.  Just do your work, as long as you can, and be happy.  Don't worry about it.  If we all strive for it together, the actual Worker's Paradise will eventually come about. 

No, really. 

Islamic Pursuit of Happiness.

The Islamic Pursuit of Happiness involves global conquest for Allah.  The goal is the end of all other religions, the end of all other governments, the end of all other sets of legal jurisprudence, and the establishment of Islam, all over the world. 

Until that happy day, the daily pursuit of happiness involves, first, fooling and "befriending" infidels, then, converting, subjugating or killiing them, in the never-ending expansion of Islam, to eventually blanket the globe. 

That's in full accord with Mohammed, in full accord with the Koran, and in full accord with what the Imams teach.  That is the official religion of Islam, in a nutshell. 


And that's the way it is. 

Pray for an increase in Christian faith in America, and for the return of a faith-driven American Culture. 

Pray for deliverance from the evil ideologies of Marxism and Islam. 

Pray especially for deliverance from our own corrupt sitting government. 

Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life.  Please God and live forever.


Addendum June 28, 2016:

As Catholics, I think we all agree that we ought to be analogous to the Airborn Rangers, or the Force Recon Marines, on the bleeding edge of the Culture War, leading the way back to firm faith in the Revealed Truth.  But, of course, we are not.  Just to highlight, perhaps with a bit of exaggeration, but also with a whole lot of humor, I thought you might enjoy this latest from ChurchMilitant.com.  Are we, too, now corrupted in our faith?  Are we now the new Church Of Nice



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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

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Date:  Wed Jun 29 17:17:13 2016
From:  Maria
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Location:  Ireland
Comment: 

Vic, God gave us free will which includes the right to persue wealth and property.  He also obliged us to be generous to the less fortunate.  He never intended us to enable, but to help those who need a helping hand and to do so without praise or rewards.  Government charity is not given freely,which means it is not charity but bondage and  coerced, which means stealing. Government enables people to allow their God given gifts to be abused gifts and used used as  excuses.  Even the most uneducated person has a gift, but it is wasted by dependency.  Forced government dependency is not charity it is  robbery.  Real charity comes from the heart and soul of a human.  When you give the chance to a human to better themselves with no excuses and you make your decisions you know that you are giving God his glory and their God giving gifts the chance to flourish.  This does not mean that we cannot help some poor souls who do need extra or extraordinary help. It means that we as humans and Christians must help but also demand accountability. To enable and deny the human person of their gifts is to me a sin.


Date:  Wed Jun 29 2016
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Maria:

Well said. 

By the way, regarding your submission the other day that came in via the Submit an Article page, see the Catholic Marriage Annulment page. 

Regards,

Vic


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