Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
December 30, 2016
When you look into how this beautiful, inspired, almost miraculous and truly brilliant thing called the USA actually came to be, you might be humbled to your knees when you recognize the hand of God in it. The Patriots who won America in war, and then designed her government, were of divergent Christian denominations. They disagreed mightily in some parts of Christian theology, but the one thing they were all agreed upon was Christian Morality. The Social Issues. A uniquely Christian concept of determining right from wrong, as a basis for legislating civil law.
The USA was then, and remains today, in stark contrast to the design of governments of European countries, from which the original American Colonists emigrated with good cause. European nations were all based on one and only one Christian denomination, with theology and doctrine strictly determined and controlled by the government, or, (after the French Revolution,) were strictly secular, which is to say, devoid of religion or any religious influence in civil law, even to the point of suppressing religion or religious expression in the public square.
So Europe was (and still is) moving farther and farther away from the fullness of the original Christian Revealed Truth, even to the point of denying it all. Meanwhile, the USA was uniting on the original Love Of Neighbor Commandments of Christianity, the Moral Commandments that make Christians different from non-Christians, and absolutely unique in all the world.
Christian Morality = The Social Issues.
I submit that Christian Morality, held common among the divergent interpretations of Christianity at the time of the American Founding, is what made the citizenry a "good" citizenry. Only a "good" citizenry can be truly free and self-governing. Only "good" people may be trusted with legal Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. "Bad" people will only take advantage of those human rights, to the point of eventually destroying them for everyone.
Bad people have need of strong government; good people do not.
Meditate for a moment on the source of how we tell right from wrong. How is it that we make such things as murder, robbery, bearing false witness, etc., against the law rather than perfectly legal? How is it that we have made the human rights to such things as Equality, Life, Liberty, Property, and more, to be legally protected citizen rights, while so many others in the world have not?
This moral code comes from Natural Law, which comes from the Divine Author of Nature. It is God's Law. It does not ever change, just as Nature does not change, and just as God does not change. Morality does not "evolve". It is fixed forever. No matter how "Enlightened" anyone thinks that he or mankind has become, not matter how any "Modern" interpretation of reality may develop,
We can learn more about these things, but we cannot change them.
So what makes America "good" is that her politics were designed to support her religion, or her religious moral code. European nations are becoming more and more "bad" over time because their religion, or their religious moral codes, are increasingly controlled by their politics. The exact reverse of what they should be.
When politics drives religion, politics acts to the eventual detriment and harm of human culture.
When religion drives politics (only if it is Christian religion), politics then acts to the improvement and flourishing of human culture.
Culture = Religion + Politics, true enough, but Religion comes first, ahead of Politics. And only Christian religion will do. That is the near miraculous combination that the New Nation in America hit upon. Where Christianity was splintering apart everywhere else, it was reuniting on God's Natural Law here in America.
This does not mean that the USA is or should be a Christian theocracy. The First Amendment forbids it. What it means is that our civil law, like our Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, should always be grounded in the unchanging Natural Law, from which springs the highest form of human morality ever experience on earth. Everyone in America should be free to live out and practice whatever religion they hold, so long as they remain within the Constitution and legitimate civil law.
If anyone, such as Marxists and such as Moslems, oppose or cannot abide and live within the constraints of our Constitution and our legitimately legislated civil law, then "religion" per se has nothing to do with it. They are anti-American, they should not be welcome here. Especially so if their religion or their ideology demands the subjugation of or a revolution against our nation. This is just simple common sense.
Added to these secularizing influences are the false teachings of pseudo-scientists such as Richard Dawkins, who "scientifically" imagined into being a "Blind Watchmaker" who caused a series of "accidents" from which mankind emerged. And Stephen Hawking, who says we must colonize Mars to save mankind from itself, quick, before unnatural man destroys the earth; but says nothing about the likelihood of unnatural man then quickly destroying the nature of Mars.
Don't laugh. IYI19 Richard Dawkins is the recognized high priest of Scientism, and is regularly genuflected before by a huge following of TTRSTF4 , all nodding in agreement with all of his theological pronouncements, however disproven they may be. Similarly, Stephen Hawking has a solid following among all who are now Scientistically convinced that HBAACOTE11 , and that something has to be done about it.
And, thanks to the advances of Cultural Marxism in America, all of Academia and formal education, from kindergarten through university is on board with this non-science, as is the Mainstream News Media, which should be thought of as purely agents of the Obamunist Regime's Ministry of Propaganda.
All the social elitists and the entire SLIMC1 are totally on board with this Scientistic - Secularistic holding that there is no such thing as Natural Law, and therefore no such thing as any fixed and permanent, non-evolving moral code.
Social Issue Neutrality.
So you see the root of my angst over all those Americans who now call themselves "Social Issue Liberals" or "Social Issue Conservatives", while totally separating out such things as economics, national security, border integrity, welfare dependence versus independence, etc., as if they were more important. They isolate human morality, as if it could be isolated.
That is my whole reason for condemning Libertarianism. The Libertarian most typically says something like, "personally I oppose (whatever mortal sin against the Natural Law) but I don't want to impose my morality on anyone else". Or, "you cannot legislate morality".
An incredibly stupid position. Morality is the only reason for legislation.
To abandon the Social Issues is to abandon morality altogether. To abandon morality is to abandon the Constitution itself. America stands or falls on her Constitution. The Constitution Constitutes America.
Question, for any Priest, Minister or Rabbi to answer:
If you call yourself any kind of Christian or Jew and you would not act and vote in favor of the Natural Law, then I submit you need to do a serious examination of conscience, and decide what and who you are.
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Culture=Religion+Politics; Who Are We? Vic Biorseth
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