Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
November 21, 2016
The fact that a problem is simple to understand does not mean that it is easy to resolve. When the simplicity of the real problem is clouded by purposeful misinformation or disinformation the first problem becomes one of clear and correct understanding, before anything else.
Constitutional America is an idea, before it is anything else.
Constitutional America is an ideology.
It stands counterposed against Marxism, Islam and any other Globalist ideology, and against any and every other political system of civil government, including Monarchy, Democracy and Dictatorship. The USA is none of those, and is absolutely unique among systems of government and jurisprudence. There is nothing else like the USA.
The real problem, which will be a fatal problem if it is not properly resolved, is that a century-plus of American political shenanigans has left almost everyone, "Conservatives" included, convinced that a good government needs to help the worker and the little guy out. But that's a false problem that is the psychological camouflage wrapping that hides the brilliance of the simple ideology of the USA.
Little guys become big guys only when government gets out of the way.
Little guys only become even smaller guys with government "help".
There is no "Safety Net" proviso in Article One Section Eight of the Constitution. That makes it illegal for the federal government to provide one. That's what state and local governments are for, and that's what Churches are for, that's what a highly moral citizenry is for. A moral citizenry is a charitable citizenry. An immoral citizenry is not.
The best way the federal government can help the little guy and the poor is to
Get the IRS off their backs and just watch the Middle Class grow.
With the IRS out of the picture Priests, Ministers and Rabbis would be perfectly free to include American politics in their sermons, as they once were and as they should be again. Once again, religion would be protected from the government rather than government protected from religion, and nature would again be allowed to take its proper course. Once again a major portion of the Constitution would be properly operating.
Christian Morality would be on an upswing, making the citizenry more charitably inclined, and more money would be in their pockets, making charity more practical and possible.
Budda-bing, budda-bang, budda-boom; a natural cultural Safety Net.
Repeal and replace versus just repeal and let nature do the rest.
What to do about the Obamacare monstrosity.
Neither Health Care nor Health Care Insurance are listed in Article One section Eight, so that makes it illegal for the federal government to address them in law or regulation. "Replace" would be just as unconstitutional as was the original Obamacare law. Illegal to legislate, illegal to execute, and illegal to adjudicate at the federal level.
Repealing (or simply declaring null and void) Obamacare outright would not in and of itself nullify any existing insurance plans in force. It would simply stop requiring institutions to buy any more of them, it would end the legal penalties of those who don't want to buy them, and it would unleash a wild flurry of entrepreneurial competition among insurance providers to fill the void with affordable working alternatives.
Obamacare should simply be repealed and nature should be allowed to take its course. Pretty quickly we would be back to what we had in those olden days when all health care and all insurance was strictly private, and out from under the government. Back when health care itself was cheap, let alone back when health care insurance was cheap.
Back when we had the best health care system on earth, by far.
Do Americans really need government provided Child Care?
No. If President Trump restores our national economy, as he is most likely to do in a very dramatic way, nature will begin to take its course. What does that mean for someone needing Child Care in order to go to work every day?
We may expect a major economic recovery with President Trump at the helm. A major economic recovery will have positive effects in almost every imaginable area of the American culture, and on the larger outside world as well.
Should the federal government restore inner cities and ghettos?
No. That's what city governments are for. Cities are not listed among the Article One Section Eight authorized powers of the federal government. The cities got themselves into the mess they're in through their own local city politics. The whole nation's citizenry should not be burdened with the tax cost of rebuilding them, or of subsidizing, tax-breaking or otherwise encouraging any large corporations to build plants there, or anything else.
Through their own local politics and supposedly representative governments, they have made themselves into dangerous places to live and risky places to do business. Under the current state of things, we would not begin to consider moving back to Detroit, and any going business would be have to be out of their minds to relocate there.
The best thing a President Trump Administration could do for the inner cities is to cut all funding to all cities, forthwith. And that's not "Tough Love" so much as it is simple common sense. Cities will either politically correct their ways and prosper, or they will not and they will depopulate. Decent people will vote with their feet and move.
Giant Soviets and Bureaucracies such as HUD, HHS, ED, etc., have no Constitutional basis for even existing, let alone sucking and funneling of federal tax dollars down into the ever increasingly corrupt black-holes of inner city politics.
It might be amazing what a sudden "sink or swim" situation would do for the opening of city political eyes to the possibility of actual honest local governing, taxing and budgeting. To the point of achieving what most small towns have long ago achieved, which is, self-reliance and fierce independence.
The only way inner cities will ever achieve that is through their own free will choices, the same way everybody else does it. No one can save them from themselves or from their own bad choices.
Only they can do that. They should be made to try.
If they try, they will succeed, and become a blessing to their states, rather than a curse.
If not, then, so be it.
The Marxocrat Party did this to the Cities, working from the national government level, from the City government level and from Marxocrat Party-sponsored Alinsky groups.
Through a planned program of disorder and recruitment to revolution.
That's what broke the black family and made government their "Daddy". It was Unconstitutional Party Politics and corrupt government that wrecked the cities and only when the inner cities see this and turn from it will they begin to restore sanity to their own homes, rebuild their own families and restore their cities. Only they can do it; no one can do it for them.
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
No. The federal government has no constitutional business fixing wages, prices, interest rates or anything else that is properly controlled not by man, but by the natural economic laws of supply and demand. Wages are nowhere to be found in Article One Section Eight. If states want to set wage or price controls that's their business; if they do, they will operate at a competitive disadvantage to states that do not.
The claim that no American would work at sub-minimum wages is and always was a lie. Many Americans are already doing so, but illegally, because it's against the law. They work "under the table" and off the record, as part of the black-market labor force mostly populated by the more honorable among criminal aliens, the ones who actually come here to work.
There are two factors always at play here:
I don't care where you go in the world, I don't care how rich the whole society may be, there is always someone who would willingly and happily work for sub minimum wage pay if they only could.
The current Marxocrat Party drive to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, for any task at all, is so opposed to nature, so opposed to simple common sense and so downright stupid that everyone should see the obvious counter-productivity of it at once. But they do not.
Minimum wage laws only increase joblessness and begging.
Look around today, at Obama's America. Especially around bridges near expressway ramps in cities.
And then go ahead, out of the goodness of your heart, and raise the minimum wage to $30. Or maybe $60. Why not?
President Trump should simply declare federal minimum wage laws to be null and void due to being unconstitutional and therefore illegal. Which they are.
Government should leave people alone to let them prosper.
Job one of the federal government is to protect citizen rights to equality, life, liberty and property. Do that, while encouraging Christian morality and discouraging Christian immorality and the people themselves will prosper, and the nation will prosper with them.
Once upon a time, way back when, I thought President Bush was right in trying to establish a Constitutional Democracy in Iraq. Now I know it was wrong, not because a free Iraqi State was wrong, but because the Islamic population was immoral, and therefore incapable of self rule.
Islam stands opposed to the natural law rights of equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all citizens. If the citizenry had those rights guaranteed by their government, they soon would no longer be Moslems.
Christian Morality is required for self governance, and Islam is immoral.
Iraq can never be free so long as it is Islamic.
It is a combination of a lack of Christian morality and a lack of proper governments that feed the mostly Marxist lie of the human population problem all over the world.
I thought it was the form of government alone that produced the myriad problems of nations like China and India, but I have learned more since then. Most people think those countries suffer from being overpopulated, but they are not overpopulated, but over-ruled. They lack the freedom - the guarantees of equality, life, liberty and property - that would allow them to become human capital, producing wealth, and becoming a blessing to their nations. Instead of mouths to feed, and a problem for their governments.
But that was only half right. Government is the problem, yes; but if the masses of the people are not mostly moral, in the Christian sense of morality, their increased freedom will only unleash the ugliest forms of immorality, in riot, death and destruction.
There never was any such thing as a human population problem. But the problem is not merely a form-of-government problem. It is a major, major morality problem.
The Church has much to do.
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have a wonderful thanksgiving, to u Vic and family. Have a wonderful and loving Christmas too.
I am still in surprise over elections, but I am not an activist. It seems one cannot say anything about it lately but I do hope my niece is not one burning flag or making effigies. She is a good girl but reactions is overdone. She says my sighing about it is not enough.Oh well, time will make it all better I guess.
Never be lukewarm.
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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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