Vic Biorseth, Monday, October 26, 2009
The dictionary definition of pro-American is to support the United States of America and her policies; very simple and straight forward. However, even a cursory glance at official government policy in the USA today shows a radical opposition to virtually everything the USA has historically stood for. Supporting current government policy says nothing about supporting the ideals and intentions of the founders and the framers, and the history of America up until now. And it says nothing about the American Constitution, the legal document that literally and legally defines the American government.
Our definition of pro American defends the American Constitution.
You have heard it said that we are a nation of laws, and not just of men.
America is nothing without her Constitution.
The very nature of the American nation is totally dependant upon a government constrained by, and a citizenry both liberated and constrained by, the Constitution of the United States of America. It is a limited government, a liberated citizenry, and a large, strictly private sphere of commerce and business activity that is beyond the reach of government that creates our unique American Exceptionalism. That is what our Constitution does. Or, perhaps more correctly, that is what our Constitution was designed and intended to do.
Open competition in the free market is what built the American nation and made her the greatest wealth producer, government revenue producer and world-feeder in history. Keeping government constrained within the limits set by the Constitution, and maintaining a reasonable private sphere of legitimate, legal and moral activity of free men beyond the reach of government is the pro-American approach.
When the Constitution is weakened or violated or ignored to the point that it no longer matters or makes any difference in American life, then, America will be no different than any other country, and there will be no point in being pro-American.
When American government interferes with or takes command of private business transactions, changes or violates terms of existing contracts, involves itself in commercial enterprises, wages, prices, profits, business decisions, loans, financing, interest rates, manufacturing, banking, insurance, or in any way orders or mandates any formerly private business activity, then America will have become just another dictatorship, and her Constitution will be nothing more than an interesting but dead historical document.
We will have become just another nation of men, and not of laws.
Our definition of pro American supports American moral norms.
Our private and public behavior as individuals and as a people, our civil law, even our Constitution, are dependent upon a common sense of right versus wrong. There always must be some clearly defined and broadly accepted basis for determining right from wrong before we can make even the simplest rule, let alone civil law. From household rules, to social etiquette, to civil laws and even State or Federal Constitutions, there must be some broadly recognized standard within the culture, or we can only make arbitrary and temporary rules that may be changed on a whim. A stable society needs a set of firm moral rules that are widely recognized and broadly accepted. Any distinct and recognizable social order needs some form of continuous tradition in order to continue to be a distinct and recognizable social order.
The complete absence of tradition and social rules of order is a definition of social chaos. The breakdown of tradition and social rules of order is the path to social chaos.
The moral code that underlies the American Constitution, the individual State Constitutions, American civil law at all levels and the private and public behavior of the vast majority of the American citizenry is the Judao-Chrisitan Ethos, which is born of the Judao-Christian Religion. At the root of this American national ethos lie the Ten Commandments.
The first three Commandments (four in the most common Protestant counting) define man’s relationship with God, or his religion. In American tradition these first Commandments cannot be enforced under civil law, nor should compliance with them ever be discouraged by civil law. Ecclesial law addresses only the concept of immortality of the soul, and civil law addresses only the concepts affecting the mortal or physical life of man. Ecclesial authority knows that it cannot drag any man, kicking and screaming against his will, into salvation, and it does not try to do so. Civil authority in America is prohibited by the Constitution from directing any man into any Church, and is prodded by common sense toward encouraging and enabling men to worship as they please.
The last seven Commandments (six in the most common Protestant counting) define man’s relationship with his fellow man, or his morality. These are the Commandments that under-gird all of civil law in America. The argument that we cannot legislate morality is completely bogus and false; that is what America has historically done, and that is precisely what is always needed to be done. Morality is exactly and precisely what must be legislated.
Almost definitively, social moral norms – morality – are divisive as opposed to inclusive, to use the currently popular political terms. Men will either live within and abide by the established and recognized social moral norms or they will not. To try and make a society’s morality all inclusive is to act to destroy that society’s morality. Destruction of a society’s morality necessarily means the destruction of that recognizable society.
From the birth of the American nation, America’s clearly recognized national Judao-Chrisitan morality lies at the root of American civil law and provides the foundation of the unique American culture.
A brief study of history of Western Civilization history will show that, every nation that ever adopted contraception eventually moved on to adopt some form of eugenics and genetic engineering. And every nation that adopted eugenics eventually moved on to adopt abortion. And every nation that adopted abortion eventually moved on to adopt euthanasia. And every nation that adopted euthanasia eventually moved on to adopt genocide.
This is not a slippery slope; it is a cliff. This may be the most definitive difference between American culture and other cultures. Either human life is widely held to be sacred, or it is not. Either human life is worthy of social protection, or it is not. The pro American position is that it is. The anti American position is that HBAACOTE11 and that human populations absolutely must be “controlled” by wise elite rulers. For their own good. Which requires the movement of society toward the inevitable and necessary WBESSWG17 of the whole world.
Our definition of pro American supports the American Judao-Christian religion.
We submit that America has had from birth and holds today to a common national religious belief, and that religious belief is in Judaism and Christianity in all of their diverse forms.
The primary impetus and motivational force that moves men to voluntarily embrace and adhere to the rules of American social morality involves the discernment of Divine Will, and the desire to accommodate that will. The believer seeks to please God. The only reason for the unbeliever to live within the social moral norm is to avoid disapproval of the larger culture. We all know that many unbelievers are unmoved by social acceptance.
When a moral norm is considered strong enough to be backed by representative civil law, as in laws covering robbery or murder, for instance, the only real reason an atheist may choose to live within the rule of law involves fear of punishment under civil law itself, for the atheist has no fear of God.
The perceived need to encourage and strengthen the moral fiber of the American population in general puts the pro-American position on a collision course with the secularism movement that seeks to control, weaken or even eliminate religion and religious topics from all public discourse, despite our First Amendment guarantee of our freedom of religious exercise and expression. Secularism is an anti-Constitution and anti-American activity.
We have previously argued that the rather stupidly developed separation of Church and state “principle” is un-Constitutional, bogus and concocted, based solely on personal whim and on nothing whatsoever in our Constitution, and should be overruled at the first opportunity by whichever one of the three co-equal branches of government that has enough common sense and love of nation to do it.
The pro American position seeks to simplify and get back to basics. The anti American position always seeks to complexify and obfuscate, almost always with some ulterior motive. The false claim is that, absent the aforementioned “constitutional” principle of separation of Church and state, the government will order people into some Church or other. It’s a lie. It has never happened here, and is quite impossible.
Just try to order, for instance, the Baptists into Catholic Churches, or the Lutherans into Methodist Churches, and see what happens next. Americans have never and will never stand for such a thing. Brutal dictatorship would have to be imposed first, with a totally cowed and subjugated populace. It might be easier (but not easy) for American government to shut down all Churches and Synagogues than to order all American citizens into any one of them.
Our definition of pro American supports the Rule of Subsidiarity.
This is almost the exact opposite of any form of totalitarianism or dictatorship. The Rule of Subsidiarity says that the highest practical authority – most affecting our daily lives – rests in the lowest jurisdiction, and comes reasonably close to making the humble citizen the sovereign of the land, and to making the government the servant of the people.
If it isn’t in the Federal Constitution, then the Federal Government has no business doing it. If it isn’t in the State Constitution, then the State Government has no business doing it. The people most responsible for those things that most directly affect our daily lives should be the most accountable to us, and should face us regularly in our town halls, in the public square, and they should live and interact with us in our own local neighborhoods, and thus be subjected to their own government rules.
We have already spoken about Federal level involvement in such things as public education, national health care and similar things. How on earth did the Federal Government ever manage to create and grow such huge bureaucracies as HUD, just as one example? There is no constitutional mandate for federal involvement any housing or urban affairs outside of the District of Columbia. All of this giant, growing, hyper, super-government is super-expensive un-constitutional nonsense.
The Federal Government has no Constitutional business involving itself in such matters. Nor does it have any legitimate business legislating, regulating or otherwise seeking to change so much as the local weather, let alone the global climate. Perhaps someone in some other nation might not like whatever an American President commands the climate to do. Who is he to change the climate for everyone? These things are not only beyond the scope of our Constitution, they are beyond the scope of simple common sense.
The American Constitution is a thoughtfully argued, carefully crafted and cautiously amended legal document, written in English, that says very specific legal things. It describes the organization and operating rules for the governance of the United States of America. It establishes boundaries beyond which government may not go. It describes what government can do. This is another way of saying that it limits government action and government authority over the sovereign American citizen.
In limiting American government authority, our Constitution thereby defines American individual liberty.
Read it; it’s well worth the time and effort.
Our definition of pro American is unabashedly patriotic and filled with nationalistic pride.
There is nothing wrong and everything right with any feelings or expressions of patriotism and nationalism that are not related to Communism, Fascism, Nazism or any other form of Marxism or Leftist ideology. Unlike Socialist countries and dictatorships of various description, America has a long and glorious history involving the creating, institutionalizing, protecting and growing of individual liberty, a very precious, yet little recognized or understood American citizen blessing today.
Remember, and never forget: liberty requires morality.
We the people, who now take this ephemeral thing called Liberty for granted and don’t even fully recognize it, probably have more of it at this moment than any citizen in any other developed country. And yet we have less of it today than our parents had, and they had less than their parents had. It has been being un-Constitutionally legislated and regulated and adjudicated away from us for many generations now, and is now in the process of being crushed under a thoroughly Marxist President and a Marxist-controlled Senate and House of Representatives.America’s pseudo-sophisticated elite, our highest levels of sitting government, the SLIMC1 and the majority of our leading academics despise America and everything she stands for. They hate her anthem, her flag and all expressions of patriotism; they hold all these things in elitist contempt.
They do not understand us. They have made themselves aliens.
They intend to eliminate citizen Liberty.
Our definition of pro American is divisive as opposed to inclusive.
To use the popular political campaign jargon of today, the Republicans practice the politics of division, and the Democrats practice the politics of inclusion. I submit that this terminology is only truthful regarding those Republicans who are truly pro American, and those Democrats who are truly anti American. The pro American position is divisive at just about every available level.
Religion is, of its nature, divisive. Moral codes, traditions and social norms are, of their nature, divisive. Politics are, almost definitively, divisive. If everyone agreed on everything there would be no such thing as politics and no need for any political activity of any kind.
All people are not the same, nor are all ideals, religions or philosophies the same. There are major differences between America and other nations, between the American people and other people, between the American ideal and other ideals.
Either the American Constitution is a legal document that says very specific legal things, or, it is not worth the paper it is written on. We are either a nation of laws, or we are just another nation of men, like so many others, and all that has gone before in our national founding and in our national history was for nothing.
What kind of an American citizen are you? Divisive, or all inclusive?
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The Arguments pro and con under girding the Catholic American Thinker. Foundational arguments pro and con under girding Western culture and the Judeo-Christian ethos.
Artificial Contraception: Tool of Materialism with which to destroy Monotheism.
Acceptance of Artificial Contraception marked the single most destructive turning point in the history of Western Culture, marking the end of moral norms, foretelling tolerance of anything at all.
Refuting the Origin Of Species pseudo-scientific theory of Charles Darwin.
If Darwin’s Origin Of Species is a true Scientific Theory then there must be a preponderance of evidences supporting it. Show us any of it.
Refuting the Repressed Memory Syndrome scientistic theory of Freudianism.
If Freudianism’s Repressed Memory Syndrome is a true Scientific Theory then there must be a preponderance of evidences supporting it. Show us any of it.
Refuting Marxism and sub-theories of Socialism and Communism, as Scientism.
If Marxism represents any sort of true Scientific Theory then there must be a preponderance of evidences supporting it. Show us any of it.
Refuting Separation of Church and State as a Constitutional Principle.
If Seperation of Church and State cannot be found in our Constitution, what makes it a Constituional Principle? Nothing. It is NOT a Constitutional Principle.
Argument opposing Sharia law as brutal, oppressive and murderous.
Opposing Sharia Law means opposing brutal domination, wife beating, child abuse and even bloody murder.
Our argument supporting the Rule of Subsidiarity, practicality and common sense.
The moral and organizational Rule of Subsidiarity is crucial to the rights of man and essential for freedom.
The Sexual Revolution: Sexual Freedom, or enslavement and degradation?
The Sexual Revolution was supposed to free us, rather than enslave us, and uplift us, rather than degrade us. It was a lie from the beginning; it degraded whole cultures and attacked human dignity.
Our argument against Earmarks: the infamous Line Items of Pork Barrel Politics.
Legislative Earmarks feed corruption through skimming, lobbyist paybacks, hidden political agendas and more, by providing a huge political Pork Barrel feeding frenzy.
You cannot legislate morality is the false claim of the immoral.
We MUST legislate morality, as long as the legislature is representative of the people. Otherwise, what is legislated reflects the whim of the dictator(s) of the moment.
The religion as a private matter argument that cannot stand the light of day.
Claiming one’s religion as a private matter is a neutral thing, unless the one with the claim is in authority over us, as an official or a “representative” politician.
Our arguments against un-Constitutional Gun Control laws, rules and regulations.
The British feared that, absent "gun control", the militias in the colonies could become as "regulated" and fearsome as the British "Regulars" themselves.
Renouncing the great Communist Lie in its older, current and newer forms.
The whole “Communist Dream” is a lie; the history of “Communist Revolution” is a lie; virtually everything about Communism is just one big elaborate flagrant categorical lie.
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.
Argument against Public Education, which is, in fact, Government Indoctrination.
Public Education equals State Indoctrination, pure and simple. Education is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
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.
Values Versus Ethos: If we are not a Christian people then what the hell are we?
Obama set up the values versus ethos argument. He declared that we are not a Christian nation, but a nation of citizens with “values”. What are these values and where did they come from?
Being pro choice or pro woman's right to choose equals being pro abortion.
Saying you are pro choice, or pro right to choose, is saying you are pro abortion. Period. Pro choice equals pro abortion.
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.
The English national language of the United States of America.
There is no good argument against an English national language for America. What other language should we all speak here?
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.
Our argument against unions and for a more open and free marketplace.
Arguing against unions and other free market interventions is seeking greater excellence in market goods, services, employees and employers, through free and open competition.
The Thinking Catholic responses to questions re perpetual virginity of Mary.
From the "brothers of the Lord" to "The Davinci Code" to the word "until" in Matt. 1:24-25, the ancient Hebrew cultural notion of Professed Perpetual Virginity is doomed to be repeatedly challenged.
The contentious issue of Infallibility of Papal and Church teaching.
On matters of faith and morals, and matters relating to Divine Revelation, our central Catholic trust is in the Infallibility of the Holy Ghost, Peter, and The Church, acting together.
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.
What does normalized, mainstreamed, open homosexuality say about us as a people?
Our argument against open homosexuality is an argument for the continuance of Western Civilization, and the Western Culture Ethos and the normative family.
The Marxism of Obama: Marching America into another Socialist dictatorship.
Vic Biorseth describes the self-documented Marxism of Obama which is still not widely recognized among the American citizenry. Obama “change” is Socialism, pure and simple.
Catholic Marriage Annulment: Is it merely the Catholic version of Easy Divorce?
Ecclesial law regarding the Catholic marriage annulment process has not changed, yet the numbers of annulments granted in America have rocketed. Why?
Opposeing affirmative action / equal opportunity programs as racist. Affirmative action (racial preference) requires racial exclusion, which is, definitively, racism.
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.
Against political moderation: America was not founded by indecisive moral wimps.
Political Moderation provides neither leadership nor opposition, but merely a moral drag that historically prolongs moral debates and ends up hurting morality.
The Death Penalty: Is our justice system too corrupt to be trusted with it?
The death penalty is too strong a sentence when serious questions exist re the truthfulness of police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and even forensic scientists.
Constitutional America: The argument for a return to basic rule of law. The arguments for a return to the Constitutional America intended by the Fathers and expected by the People through their Representative Government.
The Population Problem: A Real Problem, or a typical Scientistic Myth?
If England has a higher population density than China, and Hong Kong's is higher than Bangladesh, then maybe the real problems are not related to any over - population problem.
Definition of Marxism: Total control of means of production, including workers.
The definition of Marxism describes the social, economic and governmental philosophy of Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto.
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.
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.
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.
I must oppose the pope on globalism, but not on faith and morals.
Recent comments of the pope on globalism, calling for a world political authority, is absolutely the last thing the world needs.
Deliverance From Evil goes to the heart of the hot political debate in America.
Americans increasingly pray and work for deliverance from evil, as they slowly wake up to a threat that is not merely political in nature.
Background history of the recent Catholic reformation (revolution?) in liturgy.
Reform of the Liturgy began with good intentions toward minor changes, yet almost permanently trashed Latin, and Chant, and, etc., etc., etc.
Our definition of pro American goes considerably deeper than the dictionary.
Anyone, anywhere, may be a patriot. Definition of pro American: one who loves and adheres to the American Constitution.
Our definition of anti American goes considerably deeper than the dictionary.
Anyone, anywhere, may oppose nationalism or national pride. Definition of anti American: one who ignores or opposes the American Constitution.
Islam is the enemy; the non-Islamic world just dosen't know it yet.
I keep saying that Islam is the enemy here, and you keep not wanting to hear it. But it's true.
A submission of the “The Church is rotten to the core” argument and its basis.
If indeed the church is rotten to the core then all is lost; unless, of course, the statement is untrue.
Our argument opposing Libertarianism as an amoral conservative vote-splitter.
Opposing Libertarianism may seem counter-intuitive until you realize that it’s just another form of moral relativism.
Why is this American Christian nation not called a Christian nation?
This American Christian nation is oddly referred to as something other than a Christian nation. Why?
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.
Either limit the scope of government or limit citizen liberty.
Scope of government has broadened so much that there is now little of the living of life that is not subject to regulation.
A fatal false premise is a deadly logical trap for the mal-educated person.
A Fatal false premise with broad general consensus will always trump reason, evidence and critical thinking.
Faith versus Atheism: Is atheism really just a silly superstition?
The Faith versus Atheism argument is at the root of every other important argument.
“Are you saved” might be the conversation starter with a devout Protestant.
First, are you saved; then, are you saved by having been “born again” (but not by Baptism) are the two popular questions of Protestantism.
Is the Bible the sole authority for teaching Christianity?
If Holy Scripture is the sole authority for Christian teaching, then, where does it say that in Holy Scripture?
Marxism Socialism Communism – what’s the difference between them all?
Marxism Socialism Communism are all mistakenly held to be different things, but they are one and the same.
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.
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.
Is faith alone the sole requirement of salvation?
Luther’s dictum says that man is justified by faith alone. Is it true?
Argument for Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
The Federal Reserve Act did not prevent the Great Depression, so why does it still exist?
Argument to Repeal Amendment XVI, the Income Tax Amendment.
Repeal Amendment XVI and the very idea of progressively taxing income.
Argument to Repeal Amendment XVII and the Politicizing of the Senate.
We need to repeal Amendment XVII and restore our Senate to its original status.
Toward a return to argumentation; the lost art of reasoned verbal combat. A return to argumentation requires a return to critical thinking. Is it too late for Western man?
Secularism is clearly "the enemy" in the culture war; so, what, exactly, is it? Secularism is an aggressive and very pro-active form of atheism, in that it not only disbelieves, but it actively attacks belief itself, on all fronts.
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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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