Download a Permanent Printable PDF Version of This Article.
Only Santorum gets it; the others are all lost in the political fog. The Florida debate on Thursday was apparently the second time Santorum took both Romney and Gingrich to the woodshed for their support of government-run health care in general and the citizen mandate to buy it in particular. I didn’t get to watch it, as usual; I seldom do. As usual, I had to depend on talk radio to bring me up to date as I did my Friday runs as a courier driver. First, I listen to Glenn Beck, until he goes off the air; then, I listen to Rush Limbaugh, until he goes off the air. Then, I listen to Sean Hannity, until he goes off the air. I then hear Clark Howard until my day is done and I get back home. After dinner, I’m usually pretty tired, and bed time is closing in. Weekday mornings provide my usual hour or two to work on this website before going to work again.
So, what is it that Santorum gets, that everybody else misses? The foundational principles of America: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Everyone else was talking about something else. What does a health insurance mandate have to do with citizen liberty, and with the pursuit of happiness? Well, when the government mandates that the citizenry must purchase a product with their own money under penalty of law, would you not say that the citizenry has lost some liberty, and some of their money, which would injure their choices of how to spend their money, which would injure the free market itself?
It might be more appropriate to ask how it is that only Santorum gets it. Are the other guys who stood on that stage dummies? It is the most foundational and important American principle that is at stake here. It makes no difference whatsoever that some two thirds of the population of Massachusetts liked or preferred Romney-Care. This is not a Democracy, and neither is it Mob-Rule. A thing is either right, or it is wrong. State’s Rights under the 10th Amendment do not allow any state to take away any citizen’s rights to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. No level of government can do that. If your mayor and city council couldn’t do it, what makes you think your state government ought to be able to legislate it? Are we all Americans or not?
Forget, for the moment, the argument that government health insurance, at any level at all, grows government beyond Constitutional restraints. If any state Constitution has no such restraints, it ought to have them. In any case, no American can be forced by government to buy something against his will. That’s a violation of the founding principles of America. The whole purpose for the existence our government is to protect those rights.
Romney thinks this is a piddling little point that is not worth getting angry about. He and Gingrich both have pushed for personal mandates on government health insurance, which is something that does not even appear in Article 1 Section 8, or anywhere else in the Constitution, which means that it is extra-Constitutional, at least, and un-Constitutional at worst. And it most certainly violates America’s founding principles.
Romney and Gingrich spent most of the debate time going after each other for which one of them might be the biggest, or the most, or the worst bourgeois Capitalist exploiter, to use the terminology that would be more familiar to Democrats, although even they carefully avoid that specific terminology in public. Paul proved that he didn’t have a clue about the big principle involved when he said, of the Romney-Santorum exchange regarding the public mandate, “Neither one of them knows what he’s talking about.” He’s just lost in space.
And that brings us back to the talk show hosts. Beck got it right off the bat; he felt that Santorum won the debate, on that point. Rush got it too; he also felt that Santorum had won, on that point. Hannity apparently missed it. Brief mention; that was about it. Hannity is so obviously worried about the negativity between Romney and Gingrich, to the exclusion of just about everything else, that it looks like he has already subconsciously written Santorum off as an also-ran.And that puts Hannity right in there with the SLIMC1 , the polls, the networks, the Democrats, the Establishment Republicans, academia, celebrity and just about everyone in the news these days. They all think that only Romney, or, some of them, only Gingrich, can win a debate against the absolute incompetent numbskull incumbent, Comrade Obama (peace be upon him.)
Yeah, the one who doesn’t know how many states we have. And, the one who can’t speak ten words without his teleprompter. And, the one who never ever debated anyone worth debating. Yeah, that’s him: the one they all think is some kind of grand speaker and debater. They are convinced of it.
The received wisdom of the inside-the-beltway elite inner circle, including such luminaries as Krauthammer, Coulter, Hume and others, including Hannity, says that we need to carefully vote for the most conservative candidate who can win, and the who can win proviso narrows the field, in their tiny little minds, to two candidates only. And what they are all so upset about is that those two candidates are publicly destroying each other, and providing film-clips of the destroying of each other that will be used by the Democrats against one of them in the general election.
They are all wet.
Listen to me. Anyone who can articulate American Constitutional Conservatism as well as Santorum cannot possibly lose an open debate with the absolute dumb assed Marxist we have as an incumbent. That’s just a fact.
Santorum is the only one who will actually stick to his guns and repeal Obama-Care, totally. The others will talk a good game, but at the first opposition, they will find an excuse to throw up their hands and say to the public “Well, I tried!” They don’t really hate it. This is only another political issue to them; they don’t support the Tea Party in their gut. And they most certainly are not the only ones who can win against Obama; that notion is nearly a joke.
Don’t look at the polls; the Left-slanted media owns and operates them. Don’t listen to the networks or the pundits. Your state primary is your only opportunity to not hold you nose while you vote. Vote for the man who stands rock solid on principle. If he is not the nominee, you will then get a chance to hold your nose and vote in the general election. Just like the last time we allowed the Democrats and the media to pick our Republican candidate for us, in 2008.
I will tell you this: There is only one candidate who stands a good chance of loosing the general election if he is the Republican nominee, and that is Mitt Romney. He has already said he intends to use the McCain strategy and not go after his opponent. Take a good look at how that worked out for McCain in the last election. That’s the approach Romney intends to take. He’s a loser, just like McCain. And the Democrats and the media know it.
Gingrich can win, but he’s a progressive, just like Romney; and, he is a polished political professional, which is a very kind way of saying that he will do whatever it takes to win whatever point is in contention. (The ends justify the means?) Paul can win, but he’s a real nut-case on defense and on foreign affairs. He isn’t even aware of Osama Bin Ladin’s own words describing why he went to war against us; words that are near verbatim quotes from the Koran. You can see the exact words in the Definition of Islam page. Paul thinks we asked for it. If we’d just be nice, they’d go away.
The only good, moral man of rock solid American principle left standing is Rick Santorum.
Santorum gets it. Support him.
Smart-Assed Acronym Hover-Link Footnotes: For the convenience of those readers using devises 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.)SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
Culture=Religion+Politics; Who Are We? Vic Biorseth
The Brilliantly Conceived Organization of the USA; Vic Biorseth
Return to the BLOG page
Return to the HOME PAGE
Respond to This Article Below The Last Comment
Date: Mon Jan 30 04:53:41 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Thanks to ALL of the many people who corrected me on the correct spelling of Ron Paul's (Paulson’s) name; I don’t know why I made that error.
Perhaps I subconsciously thought of him as Pat Paulsen, the comedian who ran for President on the silly ticket, with the ultimate goal of getting one electoral vote. I never took Ron Paul seriously. Anyone who began his “9/11 Cause Theory” with the belief that it was an inside-job and Bush did it, then modified it to be that the Israeli Mossad did it, and then modified it to be that we asked for it does not deserve any more serious consideration as a candidate than Pat Paulsen did.
I have corrected the error throughout the webpage; thanks again.
Date: Sun Jan 29 13:23:06 2012
Location: Beloit WI USA
"This is not a Democracy, and neither is it Mob-Rule. A thing is either right, or it is wrong. State’s Rights under the 10th Amendment do not allow any state to take away any citizen’s rights to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. No level of government can do that. If your mayor and city council couldn’t do it, what makes you think your state government ought to be able to legislate it? Are we all Americans or not? "
Too many have been indoctrinated to think our society should reflect multiculturalism instead of Americanism. They are "world citizens" as our President wants us to be, which will be America's demise if American culture (values: Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness) is not re-learned. For sure Ron Paul does not "get" that Islam is spreading & the main goal is to take over the world & install Sharia law. Gingrich gets that. Romney will equivocate & possibly abdicate. The founding Fathers were not pro-immigration. They expected assimilation to the dominant culture for those who did. IMO Santorum gets too little attention. Thanks for the article.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Converted Page to SBI! Release 3.0 BB 2.0.
Date: Sun Nov 09 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Changes pursuant to changing the website URL
and name from
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.
Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages. .
If you want to build a website like this one, this is how you do it.
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.
Catholic American Thinker
Free E-zine Subscription
You will receive immediate email newsletters with links to new articles as they are published here. Your email is perfectly secure here; we use it only to send you the
Catholic American Thinker
and absolutely nothing else.
The Purpose of this grouping of links is to gather all site American political positions and arguments in one place.
Political Ideologies Pages
Laying out the contemporary American political factions and their positions, as compared to the Founding Principles in the Declaration, and the Constituting Principles in the Constitution. America is the first nation in world history designed to be without classes - no nobility, no royalty, no aristocracy - all men stand equal before the law.
Geopolitics, Political Ideologies and the American Political Condition. Examination of American Political Ideologies going into the 2012 Election and beyond.
The contemporary conservative American forum out-classes modern journalism. Wading through the bloggosphere pays off when one finds a really good conservative American forum, blog or website.
Fixed Pegs versus Variable Reality: Salvation versus Doom. Fixed Pegs versus Variable Reality describes the dichotomy between objective truth and human imaginings.
Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation. American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
Return to American Constitutional Principles is the path to national salvation. American Constitutional Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
American Constitutional Doom: Our own political process is destroying us. American Constitutional Doom made inevitable by parasitic enemies within America.
The Democracy-Open Society problem: Does it spell doom for Democracy? The "Redirection" and the increasingly Open Society born of Democracy. Inevitable chaos?
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.
In support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Are our federal bureaucracies all malignant outgrowths of Marxism? Any extra-Constitutional government agency is likely to be a malignant outgrowth of Marxism.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
It’s Liberty versus Marxism and Islam, which cannot coexist with Liberty. Liberty versus Marxism and Islam: the epic contest of this historic era.
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.
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.
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.
Fasttrack Fairtax: Stop income tax until repeal of Amendment XVI. Fasttrack Fairtax: Legislate to not collect income tax and pass FairTax.
Atheizing America - we sit, seemingly mesmerized, merely watching it happen. Among all Leftist agendas, the atheizing America agenda is the one we seem to notice the least. Like deer in the headlights, we just stand there and watch.
Current American Political Landscape: Our Two Parties and their Positions. The Thinking Catholic looks at Issues and Parties for the Catholic American Thinker.
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.
Opposing affirmative action / equal opportunity programs as racist. Affirmative action (racial preference) requires racial exclusion, which is, definitively, racism.
Are we really a racist culture, or are our blacks just a bunch of crybabies? If America has produced more black self-made millionaires than any or all other nations, then, how is it that America is seen to be a racist nation?
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."
Athenaeum courses consistently taught that the early Church condoned slavery. This teaching is clearly false. Yet the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP program, in multiple courses, officially taught that the Church "changed" its teaching on slavery.
Toward a definition of a distinct American People: American National Existence. What makes us a distinct American People? The way we look? Or is it someing inside us, that defines American national existence?
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.
It's The American Ideal and our Constitutional Government Vs the Global Village. This election, alone, is unlikely to completely undo America, as a nation; but it may work in that direction. It is of vital importance to you as an American.
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.
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.
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.
The anti intellectual sentiment: Where does it come from? Marxist Academia and the Anti-Intellectual Sentiment.
Boehner’s Folly: will it doom Constitutional America? House Leadership and Boehner’s Folly purposely fumbled and turned over the ball on the one yard line.
Boycott the airlines until they stop the groping and begin profiling. Boycott the airlines; if you can’t go on a company plane or drive, don’t go at all.
Catastrophic Spending: Change You Can Believe In. The most dangerous Change in all of Obamunism is Catastrophic Spending.
The Global Village concept seeks to replace National Sovereignty by default. Marxian "Global Village-ism" makes major inroads among outlaws, and among elitist intellectuals.
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.
True, the world oil supply is limited; but, so are the stars in the universe. "The world oil supply is cruising toward depletion" is the Chicken-Little call from the Left. But it ain't necessarily so.
Marxists and Moslems: The Last Barbarians. The last barbarians not yet converted or conquered by Western civilization are Marxists and Moslems.
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.
If an American Redirection is underway; we all need to look at it. Reviewing some implications of the newly coined Science / Democracy Obversion theory underlying the new American Redirection.
Refuting Separation of Church and State as a Constitutional Principle. If Separation of Church and State cannot be found in our Constitution, what makes it a Constitutional Principle? Nothing. It is NOT a Constitutional Principle.
Of the four Republican candidates left standing, only Santorum gets it. Romney? No. Gingrich? No. Paul? No. Only Santorum gets it.
Definition of Capitalism: Economic Organization based on Private Property. Any true definition of Capitalism must state that it is purely an Economic system, not a Government system, and it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government.
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Going whole-Hog on American Constitutional Restoration. It's all or nothing, now. If we don't go whole-hog on Constitutional Restoration, the USA is history.
Introducing Glenn Beck Progressivism, and the depth of the hidden movement. Glenn Beck Progressivism: the unseen and unrecognized advance of Marxism.
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?
The Three Big Ideas competing in global geopolitics today. The Three Big Ideas, and a Fourth one: aggressive, militant atheism, or secularism.
Only clear, distinct political battle lines will save Constitutional America. Fuzzy, indistinct political battle lines only encourage and feed the "bipartisan" progressive destruction of this last bastion of Human Liberty.
Political, Theological and Philosophical Pigeonholes. No one exactly fits any Pigeonhole; you're not supposed to Pigeonhole anyone; but what about their own words, actions and behavior?
Absolute Truth, as The Winning Political Force to be Reckoned With. The 2016 Candidate who stands in Truth rather than whatever various audiences want to hear will beat everyone, severely.
The Social Formula [Culture=Religion+Politics] is Inviolate. Politics merely organize Human Culture around the predominant Religious beliefs of a distinct and identifiable People.
Whether the result means death or rebirth, the American Reset will be painful. America was born in Revolution. If the reset means rebirth, it will only come through re-revolution.
"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
If you can't find the page you're looking for, try the