Definition of Pro American.

Vic Biorseth, Monday, October 26, 2009
http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com

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 Judeo-Chrisitan Ethos, which is born of the Judeo-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 Judeo-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 Judeo-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.

  1. The Law of Moses was and is, precisely, divisive. People obey it, or they do not.
  2. The Gospel message of Christianity was and is, precisely, divisive. People either embrace it, or they do not.
  3. The basic morality of the Judeo-Chrisitan Ethos was and is, precisely, divisive. People either live within it, or they do not.
  4. The Constitution of the United States of America was and is, precisely, divisive. Citizens either love it, uphold it and intend to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic, or they do not.
  5. The legislated civil law of America was and is, precisely, divisive. Citizens and visitors either obey it, or they do not.

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.

  1. There is no reconciliation possible between
    redistributionism and the American constitution.
  2. There is no reconciliation possible between
    open borders and national sovereignty and existence.
  3. There is no reconciliation possible between
    the notion of a dependant citizenry and the very idea of liberty.
  4. There is no reconciliation possible between
    world governance and national independence.
  5. There is no reconciliation possible between
    the rule of law and rule by a dictator or any elite.
  6. There is no reconciliation possible between
    constitutional America and Marxism, in any form.
  7. There is no reconciliation possible between
    constitutional America and Islam.
  8. There is no reconciliation possible between
    representative government and un-representative government.
  9. There is no reconciliation possible between
    Godliness and un-Godliness.
  10. There is no reconciliation possible between
    any form of religion and Islam.
  11. There is no reconciliation possible between
    any form of government and Islam.
  12. There is no reconciliation possible between
    any form of civil law and Islam.

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?

Take a stand.



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

The Obama Ethos: Who is Barack Obama? What is his grounding, his ethos? The Obama Ethos explores Obama's grounds of being; his religious, moral and political guiding principles.

Obama the Moslem: Introducing Comrade Obama (peace be upon him.) Obama the Moslem: anti-Catholic; anti-Chrisitan; anti-Jew; anti-American.

Freedom, yes – but from whom, and to do what? Is freedom from God enslavement to the world? Is freedom from the world enslavement to God? Which is better?

The Room: Born of that still inner voice. A story about a small church pastor who erects a small room to serve as a mediation room for his parishioners.  

Are Catholics Saved, by having been Born Again? The theology of salvation: Catholic vs. Protestant.

Love thy neighbor as thyself: the Law in One Sentence. Can one simple sentence contain the whole of the moral Law of God?

The Catholic call is universal; it goes out to everyone. Although the Catholic call goes out to all, man’s free will means that all will not respond.

God’s Perfect Unconditional Love meets man’s Free Will. Perfect Unconditional Love can be rejected. Liberty and free choice may be a blessing or a curse.

Of Weeds and Wheat growing together, and the eventual separation. - Weeds and wheat in the field differs from in human kind, where either one can become the other.

Why Should I Believe in God? - an article by Eugene Rudder.

On Losing You - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.

Our Beautiful Love - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.

Catholic Communism: Similarities between Church Hierarchy and Pure Bureaucracy. Mises said that Communism equals Bureaucracy; the Church is a bureaucracy, therefore we have Catholic Communism. True?

The Source of Anxiety: Improper Priorities. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

“I, Pencil … ”; Capitalism in a Nutshell. Leonard E. Read

Endless Concessions to the Palestinians Pamela Levene

The Peace Treaty Sajid Ali Khan

Leftist Politics in Catholic Mass Mark Brumbaugh

The USCCB Flip-Flop Mark Brumbaugh

Open Letter to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Mark Brumbaugh

Truth Versus Evil

The End Of The Age

Authority Meets Truth

The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world

The Little Red Hen

Of Sheep And Men

The Gift Bearers Michael from Florida

Dear Vic And Others ... John Felland

The Church Is Rotten To The Core Michelle Lobdell

Hatred of Palin Janet Morana

Proper Catechesis Susan Greve

Who is Barack Obama? Pastor Robert Legg Greve

Limited War Doctrine Colonel Thomas Snodgrass

Rabbi Meir Kahane's Letter Rabbi Meir Kahane, OBM

Solzhenitsyn Speaks Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn addresses the AFL/CIO.

Jefferson Speaks (Declaration of Independence)

The American Constitution (American Founding Fathers)

American Democrat Party Platform Karl Marx and Frederick Engles

Marxist Fundamentals

Prof. Libor Brom

Re The Sin Of Scandal Phil Lange

Re Sydney Airport Security Ahmed

Marxist Infiltration into Catholic Thought Nancy Libert

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."

The Bush War Doctrine Revisited: a fresh look at our horrible situation. A reproduction of the "Bush War Doctrine Revisited" article and discussion points by David Yerushalmi; there is much food for thought here.

Resignation of Benedict XVI and the Immediate Media Firestorm. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Rev. Marcel Guarnizo's interview with the author that caused the international media frenzy.

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

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.

Just Laws for a Godly Nation. Many nations today still lack a core of just laws for a Godly nation.

What does the World Wildlife Fund have to do with World Youth Day? An unholy alliance between the Leftist WWF and the Vatican?

False Flag: Serious-minded fiction creating a better understanding of 9/11. Can serious-minded fiction play a role in creating a better understanding of critical contemporary social/political issues like 9/11?

Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference

Layman letter to all bishops. Letter to Bishops from Mariann / Mary's Child

Fetal-Microchimerism gives new meaning to the bonding of Motherhood.  How the unborn child blesses the mother and physically changes her, for the rest of her life.

Ars celebrandi et adorandi - Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. With Ars celebrandi et adorandi, all Springfield IL Catholic Parishes move Jesus back to the center of life!  YES!

To be, or not no be lukewarm; that is the question. Whether tis nobler to fight the good fight, or just smile and be nice ...

Technology: a Two Edged Sword. Technology can be used for good, or for evil.

More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.

Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum; Apostolic letter on 1962 Rite.
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum confirms the 1962 Latin Rite as the 'Extraordinary' Roman Liturgical Rite.

The Pope's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum.  Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum issued the same day as the Motu Proprio.

The Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  An 'Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum' issued by the Vatican.

A concerned Catholic spotlights Catholic funded Alinsky organizations. The Alinskyite Gamaliel Foundation underpins multiple Catholic funded Alinsky organizations.

From Shane Leslie Mattison, whose father was Elden Mattison Woolliams. Annecdotes from Shane Leslie Mattison.

Atheist Genesis:

In the beginning there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing.
And then nothing accidentally exploded and created everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally encountered other bits of everything and formed some new kinds of everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into self-replicating bits of everything.
And then some self-replicating bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into dinosaurs.
See?

(See The Darwinism Pages)

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