Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
Vic Biorseth, Monday, June
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.
What did the authors mean by "Pursuit of Happiness"?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Property, as the Constitutionally Protected Civil Right of Citizens:
May God Bless Constitutional America.
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.
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?
Sarcastic Acronym Hover-Link Footnotes: For the convenience of those readers using devices that lack a mouse, these footnotes are provided for all webpages, in case any webpage contains any hover-links. (If you don't have a mouse, you can't "hover" it over a link without clicking just to see the simple acronym interpretation. Click any footnote link to see the gory details.)SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
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Date: Wed Jun 29 17:17:13 2016
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
Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life; please God, and live forever.
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broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in
thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life:
and few there are that find it! Beware of false prophets, who come to you in
the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Jesus Christ; Matt 7:13-15
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God, Nature and the USA. The unique relationship between God, the Author of Nature, and the "Natural" political organization of the USA, as Declared and as Constituted.
Anti-God, Anti-Nature and Anti-USA. Breaking America's relationship with God and perverting man's view of Nature, first, in the Anti-USA Agenda of the Left.
Restoring USA: The simple (but difficult) task before our new President. Generations of unresisted Leftist damage and culture-rot cloud the simple task of restoring the original idea of the USA.
Ecumenical America: Christian Ecumenism's Last Best Hope. The Reformation split us apart; the Sons of Liberty and the Continental Congress sought to bring us back together.
Equality: The American versus the Marxist and Islamic Interpretations. The Equality of our Declaration is not the same as Socialist Equality, and it stands opposed to Islamic Domination.
Life: The American versus the Marxist and Islamic Interpretations. The "Life" in our Declaration is opposed to the pure utilitarianism of Socialism and the murderous domination of Islam.
Liberty: The American versus the Marxist and Islamic Interpretations. The "Liberty" in our Declaration is opposed to the pure social-sameness of Socialism and the absolute domination of Islam.
Pursuit Of Happiness: As in America, versus under Marxism or under Islam. The "Pursuit Of Happiness" in our Declaration as compared to the "Happiness" of the Socialist Collective, and the "Happy Sadistic Domination" of Islam.
Returning to American Ecumenism: the First Step in National Salvation. American Ecumenism, among the citizenry, may be the last "Big" hope the world has for Christian Ecumenism.
Reform Islam? How, exactly? Can you rewrite the Koran? Seeking out "Moderate Moslems" who will "Reform Islam" is a fool's errand. Islam is irreformable.
Reform Marxism? No way. No part of Marxism is useful to America. Trying to Reform Marxism is a fool's errand. Marxist ideology of Revolution assumes a priori that whatever institution exists needs to be destroyed.
Creating Pre-Revolutionary Chaos: Disorder masked as a "New Order". Revolutionaries must upset the existing order, while convincing the victim population that all the chaos they see is not of their doing.
On the hidden Marxist Injustice in "Social Justice" and "Democracy". And the Injustice in the sneaky, underhanded psychological blending of Communism with Christianity.
Failure to Anathematize anyone always leads to being Anathematized ourselves. We ought to just say "Let us be Anathema" the minute we stop shutting out mortal enemies of the Church and mortal enemies of the Nation.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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