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Vic Biorseth, Saturday,
August 01, 2015
On the loss of any sense of Principle, and the point of no return.
We have already talked about the Constitutional illegitimacy and therefore invalidity of the Supreme Court established "Principle" of Separation of Church and State. It is nothing more than a case law precedent. It is a "Principle" awaiting nullification by a President or a Congress, or both, as part of a program to bring the American government back under the Constitution that all government officials swore to uphold in their oaths of office.
It's quite simple, really. In the 1947 Everson case, which, it may be argued, never should have reached the Supreme Court, the Court inverted the First Amendment Establishment Clause, changing the meaning of the word Establishment of religion to mean Aid of religion. From that point on, the government could not aid religion, and, from that point on, increasingly atheistic government was free to secularize society and drive religion from it's formerly prominent standing into the dark corners and recesses of American culture.
That, they have done, and that they continue to do, at an ever accelerating pace.
The affect of this, in the real world, is the government "Establishment" of a semi-official state religion of Atheism, in which the Christian public is increasingly forced, by law, to be, appear to be or pretend to be Atheist. Divorced from religion. The "Principle" is applied against individual citizens and commercial enterprises. Note well that the simple English of the Establishment clause puts two restrictions on the American Government, and no one else.
The American government cannot:
Very simple; nothing to it. In actual applicaiton, it is now upside down, and the restrictions are on us, not the government. The government now dictates religion to us.
Objects, living creatures and men have a "nature" that defines what they are and how they behave. The "laws" that determine what things are and how they behave is called Natural Law. Thomas Aquinas held that, although things themselves were not eternal, the Natural Laws that defined and naturally controlled them were indeed eternal, established by the Divine Author of Nature.
Ecclesial Law is established through Religion to guide the moral and social conduct of men. I submit that the Moral Law as handed on by Christianity is absolutely compatible with the Natural Law. In Aquinas' division or separation between Ecclesial and Secular laws of men, Secular Law holds no authority over the Moral Law, except that the Secular Law should never force citizen violation of it. The laws of the State (Government) should be limited to ensuring the Common Good, peace and tranquility, and the common defense.
Whenever the laws of the State force men to violate the Natural Law, there is a danger that they also violate Moral Law, which is synchronous with the Natural Law. Politics aims at a higher good than the family, which is the primal social unit. While each family may have it's "black sheep", many families of a like ethos in a social unit have need of a higher multi-family authority; therefore, the real need for politics, and, government, hopefully of the representative variety.
Before the Reformation, secular government stayed out of ecclesial law, and ecclesial government stayed out of secular law. The common ground between them was the observable and reasonable Natural Law; religion held authority over Moral Law, and secular laws, where needed, tried to be guided by the Natural Law. Religion would render unto Caesar that which was Caesar's, so long as the State would render unto God that which was God's. Unlike Judaism that gave birth to Christianity, Christianity never did involve itself with laws for conducting civil society.
Aquinas taught that secular politics must be limited in scope, arguing that human law is incapable of regulating every dimension of social life. The State should concentrate on the extremes - murder; robbery; invasion; treason; etc. - while encouraging (not through force) the virtues, best done by supporting religion, which promotes virtuous families.
Note well that Aquinas recognized tyrannical and unjust government, and that when such a tyrant assumed power unlawfully, or, a lawful ruler became a tyrant, citizens were justified in disobeying unjust laws or orders from the tyrant, and even overthrowing tyrannical government.
The Reformation wars brought about a brutal combination of Church and State, in which the Protestant noble ruler of a land became the ecclesial ruler as well. He who made the civil laws also made the religious laws. That situation was precisely what the American Pilgrims and Colonists sought to avoid; the whole original idea of America was to go back to the natural separation between civil and ecclesial authorities.
Hence, the First Amendment.
That brings us to what we see today. Of our two major Political Parties, the Marxocrat Party is completely and totally Marxist, which is to say, absolutely opposed to the Constitution of the United States. You cannot name a single Marxist notion that is not part of the Marxocrat Party agenda, and that is not opposed to the Declaration and the Constitution. From collectivization and redistribution, to labor unions, to progressive income taxes, to wage controls, to price controls, to profit controls, to Socialism, to Big Government, to unlimited human behavior control, to the elimination of the free market, to centralized banking, to government controlled education, to anti-Christianity, to a totally controlled economy and a totally controlled press and publishing industry. And it just goes on and on, ant there is no end to it. The Government governs everything.
The Republicrat Party opposes none of that, in any real world practical way. They cooperate with it. They don't see any of it as un-American at all. Nor do they see their own failure to oppose it as un-American.
The Libertarian Party, smaller than the other two, seeks only economic and political Conservatism, emphasizing a hands-off, don't touch attitude toward all the radical violations of the Moral Law, all of which are also radical violations of the Natural Law. Don't look at it, don't speak of it, just leave it alone. That, of course, would be against their religion, if they had a real religion. But they cannot have a real religion.
The twin philosophical problems the Libertarians face are, precisely,
What they may call themselves is lukewarm neutral bystanders, idlers and mere spectators.
We have already established in other webpages herein that there is no Constitutional basis for any Political Party in America, and that the Political Parties, unconstitutional though they may be, wield more authoritative political power than the Three Constitutional Branches of Government combined. All of the moral degenerates pictured above are, to some degree, owned and controlled by one of the unconstitutional Political Parties we're talking about. And through those unconstitutional Parties, they are all owned and controlled by the unseen oligarchs and crony capitalists, industrialists and bankers, entities like the chamber of commerce and even foreign interests, who actually own the Parties. Not We the People; not by a long shot.
Well, Trump may be an exception; it may be that nobody owns him. But he has flipped on so many issues and changed Parties so many times that even he may not know where he stands on anything at any moment in time.
Go ahead. Pick one, see if the Marxocrat Party doesn't actually sponsor it and champion it and defend it to the death.
Note well that in every single case, they will charge believing Christians and/or Jews of trying to impose their morality on the country, and that that is a flagrant lie. In every single case, the moral depravity they sponsor and champion and defend to the death is not in the constitution, and out of scope, and it would be unconstitutional to restrict it in federal law, and no one ever even tried to do that. They are liars. That's what Marxists do. It's in their job description.
It is they, not us, who use unconstitutional means to impose the moral depravity on the whole country, through the courts, which they load up with the kinds of depraved, disgusting degenerates you see pictured above. Or, they use any of the unconstitutional Soviets (Administrative Bureaucracies) listed in the Cut the Spending pages to pass another unconstitutional, unrepresentative, unlegislated "regulation" with full force of law behind it. Signed by some nameless, faceless, unelected, unaccountable petty bureaucrat. Or, they use an unconstitutional Executive Order, or Executive Action, or Executive Memo, or Executive Email, or Execution Head Nod to do it and get it done.
And the Republicrats cooperate in a bipartisan way. And the Libertarians don't look.
Go ahead; pick your depravity, and see if these things are not true.
I'm not going to try to do a complete, exhaustive list here; you get the idea. You name the moral depravity or the radical abuse of Nature, and you may rest assured the Marxocrat Party will be behind it, the Republicrat Party will oppose it weakly and then cave, and the Libertarian Party will be disinterested.
Probably. I don't see us making it through the 2016 election and another successful change of administrations. More than Political Parties need to be eliminated, and that is no small task. "Lame Duck" administrations need to be eliminated, too. We should do what other countries do in that area; when the votes are tallied and the election called, the losers leave office and the winners assume office. No more official actions in office after losing an election. Look at all the terrorists and criminals pardoned by Clinton before he left office. You ain't seen nothin' yet.
The Obamunists and the Marxocrats are just getting up steam. They are destroying us on so many different and divergent fronts, and in so many ways, and from so many angles, and they're just getting started.
The question is, do we love God enough, and do we love America enough?
I really don't know. His will be done.
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Date: Sun Aug 02 11:58:49 2015
From: a. marie
Location: north port fl. usa
Jews do not have the same authority as Catholics, so stop linking them together.
judo-christian is an OXYMORON.
Date: Sun Aug 02 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
I disagree. Most of your Christian Bible came from the Jews, and the Catholic Church threw none of it out. Jesus Himself was a Jew. The only parts of the "Old Law" the Church abrogated were those pertaining to circumcision, diet, ritual washings and so forth, as from the First Council decisions (Acts 15:20; 29; Acts 21:25; and elsewhere).
As for Western Culture morality, it is, definitively, Judao-Christian, including the Old Testament Ten Commandments as a starting point.
Would you take all the Old Testament readings out of the Mass?
Christianity is what gave birth to America, but you will never get away from the fact that what America, and Christians, consider to be "moral" is what comes out of Judao-Christian morality.
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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The Death of Morality Pages
Beginning, perhaps, with the Reformation, with a mighty surge in the 1930s with the social acceptance of artificial contraception, social standards today are now so low as to make a harlot blush. Professional politicians of all Parties cooperate with Marxist-materialists in all other fields to actually suppress religion and the morality that flows from religion, not only in the public square, but everywhere, following the moral degradation of popular entertainment.
Refuting Free Love: the whole 60’s era of Make Love Not War & Sexual Revolution. From Revolution, to Riots and Anarchy, to Sit-Ins, to Love-Ins, the horrible results demand a refuting of free love.
Artificial Contraception: Tool of Materialism with which to destroy Monotheism. Acceptance of Artificial Contraception marked the single most destructive turning point in the history of Western Culture, marking the end of moral norms, foretelling tolerance of anything at all.
The Sexual Revolution: Sexual Freedom, or enslavement and degradation? The Sexual Revolution was supposed to free us, rather than enslave us, and uplift us, rather than degrade us. It was a lie from the beginning; it degraded whole cultures and attacked human dignity.
Welcome to America's Protected Multi-Billion Dollar Masturbation Industry . That the government simultaneously censors Christian expression and protects pornography, the main product of the Giant Masturbation Industry, is a pure national disgrace.
Abortion in America: Supreme Court takes complete charge of American Government. Through decisions regarding abortion, the Court arbitrarily and without opposition, systematically undid representative, legislated law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and Made New Law.
Being pro choice or pro woman's right to choose equals being pro abortion. Saying you are pro choice, or pro right to choose, is saying you are pro abortion. Period. Pro choice equals pro abortion.
Femi-Nazi -ism: The Leftist, authoritarian Movement that commandeered Feminism. The Femi-Nazi Movement seeks to modify our language and culture, restrict our speech and press, and create and alienate yet another "disenfranchised" group.
Homo Nazi -ism assaults the Western Culture ethos of our American majority. The grass-roots Homo Nazi is for the most part a simple immoral selfist. But the homo-Nazi in the rarified atmosphere of city, state and national politics is a much more sinister character.
What does normalized, mainstreamed, open homosexuality say about us as a people? Our argument against open homosexuality is an argument for the continuance of Western Civilization, the Western Culture Ethos and the normative family.
So the Marxists get their wish again: an openly homosexual American military. An openly homosexual American military has been the goal of Secularists, Marxists and other Democrats for decades.
On Evil and Nonsense: Look closely at Nonsense, and find Evil at its root. Evil and Nonsense: deny evil and you deny right vs. wrong; which is to deny common sense, which is to invoke nonsense.
Ascendent Heterophobia & Utter Moral Depravity - the new American Guiding Ethos. The Fundamental Transformation of America, from a decent Christian nation into the grips of Heterophobia.
All the Smiling Degenerates, Looking Good while advancing Moral Depravity. The Smiling Degenerates of American Government, Happily Bringing America Down.
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