Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
Biorseth, Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Before you can even consider the proper priorities in the living of life, you must recognize that this "life" is not your destination; it is your journey. Life in this world is like a ship, which has a destination, and that final "resting place" destination is eternity. The life, or death, to come. The ship is temporary; the destination is permanent; it is eternal.
The Christian priorities for the living of this life are very simple and straightforward:
These are the proper priorities historically recognized, if not always perfectly followed, by all the nations of Western Civilization. While still not perfectly, they were best put into practice in the USA, as recorded in her nation-founding Declaration of Independence, and as finally set into actual civil law with the ratification her Constitution, which became the Supreme Law of the Land.
Note well the recognition of God in the Declaration. It speaks of Nature and of "Nature's God"; it declares that men are "created" and that they are "endowed by their Creator" with certain unalienable rights, which may not be set aside by mere mortal man. And since these inalienable rights, established by God, were violated by mere mortal man, under the worldly authority of the English Crown, the American Founders declare a Political Separation, from English Authority, and from those American neighbors who would remain loyal to the Crown, holding them, "as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends."
They then appealed to "the Supreme Judge of the world" for the rectitude of their intentions, ending with the firm declaration, "— And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
Let us be reminded here that, before the Revolutionary War that the Declaration provoked, the Colonies that the Declaration bound together against England were, by their own law, Thirteen Christian Theocracies.
All of the original Colonists came to America and established their Colonies to escape Protestant official state religious persecution in Europe and the British Empire. Each Colonial birth was given the religion of the the Colonists who formed it, so that they could be free to worship in the denomination of their choice. The reason for the Religion Clause in the First Amendment of the Bill Of Rights was to prevent the new Federal Government from establishing a Federal Religion for the whole new nation. After ratification, each sovereign State (former Colony) gradually modified its own charter or constitution to remove official religions, and allow citizens to worship in the denomination of their choice.
The vitally important point that nearly everyone misses today is that the Priorities of the new nation in America were unique in world history; no other government in all the world was established with any such Priorities.
This is a break with Common Law, and it is a break with the concept of the Commonwealth. The American Constitution specifically prohibits titles of nobility.
This is what it means to be a Nation Of Laws, and not of Men. America's only ruler is a piece of paper: the Constitution. No man and no group of men rule America. The President, the Senator, the Congressman, the Supreme Court Justice and the Lowly Citizen all stand as equals before the Law, which is, the Constitution.
The Constitution, which every citizen should posses, read, know and carry in his pocket, is the owner's manual and operating instructions for the United States of America. It lays out the three branches of government and their complete rules of operation, and, even more importantly, it lays out citizen rights and responsibilities. It is the first and only Constitution written to and for the citizenry it rules.
It was written for you and me, in English we could easily understand. It is plain, simple, direct and straightforward. It means exactly what it says. Those who would complexify it with "learned" interpretations, legalisms and shades of grey are liars. It is straightforward English.
The American Constitution establishes and protects citizen individualism, the exact opposite of communal-ism, Communism, Socialism, etc. The first Pilgrims had tried Colonial Communism long before Marx was born, found it wanting and abandoned it for Individualism. And it was American Rugged Individualism that gave birth to the finest form of Capitalism that the world has ever experienced.
In an environment of Religious Freedom, and endowed with the American foundational legal rights to Equality, Life, Liberty and Property, individual citizens - if they are raised in Christianity - by their very nature, tended to adopt the Christian priorities of
It does require a moral citizenry, similar to the moral citizenry of the founder's days, recognizing that the founders themselves were all raised up in Christian households, and the most commonly owned, read and known book in those days was the Bible.
And what is that morality, which actually formed the basis for the Constitution itself, and formed the original basis for the legislation of all civil law?
The Christian Moral Law, based on the Last Seven of the Ten Commandments.
Implicit within Honor Thy father and Thy mother is the sacredness of the normative family, and the presumptive right of parents to first authority over their own children, and to special social protections for the family.
Implicit within Thou shalt not kill is the inalienable right of all innocent human beings to continue to live.
Implicit within Thou shalt not commit adultery is the sanctity and inviolability and protected nature of the marriage covenant, and, again, the sanctity and protected nature of the family.
Implicit within Thou shalt not steal is the inalienable right to private property: the right of an individual to actually own something.
Implicit within Thou shalt not bear false witness is the protected and sacred nature of truth, and the moral requirement to protect it and to profess it fully and without distortion.
Implicit within Thou shalt not covet is, again, the sanctity of marriage, and, again, the protected right to own private property.
That is America's fundamental basis for the proper legislation, enforcement and adjudication of law. That is how we know that such things as murder and robbery and adultery are wrong.
What else could we ever use?
The absolute Constitutional Rights to Equality, to Life, to Liberty and to Private Property, which no man and no government can ever take away, are the Rights from which all other Constitutional Rights stem.
Destroy those Constitutional Rights, and you successfully destroy America.
Note well that law, legislated, enforced and adjudicated in Constitutional America, is and must be Representative Law. Representative of us, the voting citizenry. We elect our Representatives, and, originally, our duly elected State Governments appointed our Senators, to represent us and to represent our separate sovereign States.
We the People are not supposed to go immoral.
We the People are not supposed to allow our government to go immoral.
If we fail in those two civic responsibilities, the system fails.
If and only if we remain faithful Christians and live life as good and faithful Christians, putting our faith into action, then,
Christian Priorities remain:
Legislated Law Prioritizes:
then the American citizenry and the American government are acting in harmony, life is good and Natural Capitalism and Wealth Creation is working at its finest and moving toward its limitless capability.
Evil Cultural Marxism has been working behind the scenes to destroy our morality, and Marxism's best weapon against Christian morality is proving to be the systematic destruction of dedication, faith and even belief in God. Marxism moves man away from God and into a blind, atheistic utilitarianism, and a transformation of cultural faith in God into a new cultural emotional, dedicated, faithful, love of and obedience to the State.The all-knowing, all-seeing, all-encompassing new ruling class. What we have elsewhere herein referred to as WBESSWG17 . The real ultimate goal of Socialists, Communists and Globalists. The pretended goal is Utopian, or, salvation of man or the environment or the species or man himself from - the supposedly evil foibles of man himself.
Nonsense. Silliness. Stupidity. Culturally induced on a massive scale.
But it translates into a new set of anti-American Marxist priorities.
God is out of the picture, and the Dictator is in. Note well that the family is out of the picture, and so are nations. This is not new, it is old. It is the original prioritization of COMINTERN, the International Communist Party. Only stratagems and tactics have changed; the goal is the same.
Hannity, Kilmeade and others who claim that journalism, education, entertainment, etc., "went bad" or "died" around 2008 or so are wrong. And they are wrong that all corrupted journalism (and corrupted everything else) is after is mere political victories against opposition, and that it is motivated by irrational hatred of Trump and/or opposition, is also wrong.
They mean to bring America down. To eliminate the Constitution.
And that goal wasn't established in 2008, but way the hell before that.
The Entertainment Industry was conquered by Stalin's Popular Front. All Formal Education and Academia was conquered by Gramsci's Frankfurt School. American Journalism was seduced and ensnared into evil Marxocratism by Woodrow Wilson. To this very day, America and the American political concept is being systematically destroyed by now ancient but still operating Gramsci Marxism. The whole Marxocrat Party is Marxocratic to the bone, which is to say, the whole Party is virulently anti-God and anti-American.
And the Republicrat Party, as a body, acts as though it is oblivious to all of this, has no real problem with any of it, presents a face of "reasoned opposition" to some of it, and most often seeks compromise and/or harmonious bipartisan cooperation with all of it.
And all of it is anti-God, anti-Constitution and anti-American.
Since the Marxocrats unconstitutionally and illegally established the "Constitutional" principle of Separation of Church and State, they have been, legally, and increasingly forcibly, religiously cleansing America of Christianity. Pushing Secularism, which is a militant form of atheism, first on the government itself, then on the public square, and now, on the whole population, including even in private enterprise and in all areas of the living of citizen life.
In direct violation of the Constitution.
Think about it. Look around. How many of your relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances put God first in their lives? How many get married, stay married and raise their own biological children to do the same? How many love America more than they fear nonsensical purely political frauds such as climate change?
How is it that the Clintons gained untold millions of dollars in exchange for the sale of American uranium they didn't even possess to Russians, and nobody today is even concerned about it.
How is it that Ambassador Stevens was sent to his own ambush on September 11 by Madame Hillary and Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) in such a perfectly timed manner in Benghazi, and that story is already forgotten. (See also Benghazi Liars, and The End Game?)
Now, the Saudi oil fields have been attacked by drones, and nobody can figure out where they came from. Do you suppose that story could have anything to do with any criminal deep-state operatives in the administration of Comrade President Obama (peace be upon him) having delivered America's most secret stealth drone to Iran?
I'm telling you, they don't just hate Trump. They hate America. They hate Trump because he is restoring America, after all they have done to weaken it, and after planting all their Marxist seeds of destruction.
I can hardly believe more Americans don't see all this for what it is.
The only thing Truth has going for Him in this world is us.
The restoration of Truth = Reality in the hearts and minds of men is now totally dependent upon you and me; if we don't do it, it won't get done.
Print, sign and send The Letter, and make our Church Catholic again.
Get behind President Trump, and make America Constitutional again.
With fear and trembling, work out your salvation--Phil 2:12
Seek the Truth; Find the Way; Live the Life.
Please God, and Live Forever.
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