Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
October 25, 2016
Constitutional America and Socialism are Antithetical.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to a job. Nor is there a commensurate Constitutional requirement of anyone to hire everyone who demands a job.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to a minimum wage. Nor is there a commensurate Constitutional requirement of anyone to pay everyone who demands minimum pay.
There is no Constitutional authorization for a legal cap on income. Nor is there a Commensurate Constitutional prevention of anyone prospering by the honest work of his hands and sweat of his brow.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to food. Nor is there a commensurate Constitutional requirement of anyone to provide food to everyone who demands it.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to shelter. Nor is there a commensurate Constitutional requirement of anyone to provide shelter to everyone who demands it.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to income. Nor is there a commensurate Constitutional requirement of anyone to provide income to everyone who demands income.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to medicine. Nor is there a commensurate Constitutional requirement of anyone to provide medicine to everyone who demands medicine.
There is no such thing as a Constitutional right to a share of "redistributed" private property. Nor is there any commensurate Constitutional requirement to surrender private property for redistribution.
"There is no such thing", et cetera, etc., etc., ad infinitum.
And yet, we have a clear majority of American citizens who are absolutely convinced of the Constitutionality of such unconstitutional rights as currently applied to Abortion, Homosexuality, Gun Control, unemployment, worker's compensation, medical care, child care, college tuition, various and sundry reasons for paid leaves of absence, and on, and on, and on. Including even the most economically destructive of all, at least until Obamacare, Social Security, which, in and of itself, is a portion of the unconstitutional national budget, in and of itself, that actually dwarfs Constitutional National Defense.
Despite all Marxocrat Party lies to the contrary.
It never ceases to amaze me how so few see the Marxism behind this.
The Constitutionally Limited Scope of Federal Government.
If it isn't listed among the limited and enumerated powers of federal government in Article One Section Eight of the Constitution, then the federal government is not Constitutionally authorized to even address it, whether in legislation, execution or adjudication of law.
And there is no so-called "Safety Net" in there for the unfortunate; that's what families, Churches and charities were for, before Progressive Socialism, using the Marxocrat Party, began to systematically attack families, Churches and charities. And, that's what the Tenth Amendment, and the principle of Subsidiarity are for.
Such things are not what America is Constituted to do. Quite the opposite. "Liberty" and "Pursuit of Happiness" mean citizen independence, not citizen dependence on government, and not citizen dependence on other citizens. Americans are supposed to take care of themselves. And that's what they did, with great national prosperity, until absolutely unconstitutional Progressive Socialism began to make Progressive Socialist progress against the American Constitution.
Socialism, especially as it currently exists and continues to advance in Constitutional America, is just downright stupid. Government itself cannot possibly satisfy all the requirements that all the bogus, utopian, imaginary, thin-air-based "rights" of Progressive Socialism demand of it, and neither can anyone else.
If all citizens were hired by government, and government was only supported by taxes, then the government could only afford to pay the citizens exactly what the government collected from them in taxes.
A zero-sum wash. An economic impossibility. Stupidity on steroids.
Those of us who are un-drugged, un-indoctrinated by Marxified education, un-propagandized by Marxified news media, un-politicized by political Parties, see all this clearly enough. But the Moron Vote is, one or some or all of these; drugged, indoctrinated, propagandized and politicized. Or just plain ignorant. And the Moron Vote is large.
The authors of the Constitution knew this could happen, and that's why they Constituted us as a Constitutional Republic and not as a simple Democracy. And that's why they strictly limited the powers of the federal government. And they said so, in their debates, arguments and discussions leading to ratification, and even later.
Progressive Socialism, Cultural Marxism and especially Gramsci Marxism, working mostly but not exclusively under the auspices of the Marxocrat Party, work both ends against the middle in matters of imaginary "Safety Net" rights and supposedly "for the good of the people" rights.
As American charity shrinks, in accordance with the Marxist plan, the needy increasingly turn their hungry eyes toward "greedy" Constitutional government. The evil Machiavellian Marxist plan is always to get the people to "ask" for more government. And growing government may then appear to be growing, and the private sector shrinking, all for the good of the little guy and the downtrodden, rather than with evil intent, and by evil plan.
Few see Marxism's end goal of dictatorship wearing the mask of utopia.
America's Declaration of Independence clearly acknowledged and embraced the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God", and certain pre-existing Natural Law Rights that government did not institute, and that government cannot modify or take away.
Essentially, America is designed around the Natural Law human rights to Equal Justice, Life, Liberty and Private Property. The Constitution itself was written around them, and our Constitutional government was "Constituted" explicitly to defend them. All American citizen Constitutional Rights are rooted in and flow from these irrevocable and unmodifiable Natural Law rights.
Marxism twists Equality to mean purely material equality, and absolute social sameness. Marxism has a purely materialistic, utilitarian and "usefulness" evaluation of human life. Marxism prohibits Liberty in favor of the Commune and the Collective. Marxism prohibits Private Property in favor of community property. As a secularist ideology, Marxism holds nothing whatsoever to be sacred, denying the term sacredness itself, and denying the existence of "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God".
American Capitalism, simplified.
Capitalism is, essentially, the presence of the rights to Liberty and to the Pursuit of Happiness. That's all that's needed to make a Free Market. All Capitalism is, is a Free Market, and nothing more. There is no real need to make it any more complicated than that. Marxism opposes a Free Market, because Marxism opposes Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, as you can see among the Anti-Capitalism Pages.
Trickle-Down Economics, simplified.
Trickle-Down economics is nothing more than an expanding, rather than contracting economy. It is fed by excess income, which may be alternatively described as Expendable Income, or Profit, or Wealth, or Private Property. All of those terms are interchangeable.
It is nothing more than an excess income earned over that which is needed for survival and sustenance; food, shelter, clothing, etc. It is earned by those seeking to "get ahead". It may be saved; it may be given in charity; it may be invested; it may be gambled or squandered, as the owner chooses, if he is free.
When some or all of this expendable income is actually spent, regardless of what it is spent on, others, including businesses and employees, are positively economically affected by that spending. That's all Trickle-Down is. There is no real need to make it any more complicated than that.
If there is no expendable income spent, there is a flat-lined economy.
If there is much expendable income spent, there is a booming economy.
If expendable income is shrinking, there is a recession or depression.
Very simple; nothing to it.
Trickle-down applies equally to people and to corporations of people.
In "Wealth Of Nations" Adam Smith showed that citizens are the sole source of the creation of new wealth, in the form of excess or "expendable" income. (Yes, that's all wealth is.) Governments cannot make wealth; governments can only spend wealth, wisely or unwisely, after having collected it from citizens.
Again, very simple; nothing to it.Marxism's Economic Pie.
There is no such thing as any permanent or semi-permanent economic profit or wealth "pie" to be divided up. Wealth is dynamic, not static. It is constantly changing, day to day, almost minute by minute. Belief in a fixed economic pie to be divided up is the largely unrecognized fatal flaw in fraudulent Marxist "theory". It is the psychological "hook" in the Marxist socio-political scam.
Assuming it were possible, if today you gathered and equally divided up all the wealth in the world, tomorrow you would have starving people and a lack of wealth to feed them from.
If today you equally divided up all the wealth of the Catholic Church, or the Mormon Church, or all Churches, the next day you would have both starving people and impoverished Churches.
That's just the way it is.
Natural Law in Economics.
A free man left to his own sustenance will naturally work to improve his own condition in life. He will naturally do more than needed for survival in order to "get ahead". He will always strive to prosper, and no man in any culture can prosper without simultaneously helping others around him to prosper too. The more individuals prosper, the more the whole culture prospers. Again, that's the way it is.
There is nothing wrong and everything right with prosperity.
Returning to American Constitutionalism.
So how could a new Constitutionalist President and/or a new
Constitutionalist Congress fix this mess? Act to restore the principle
that the federal government exists to protect citizen Constitutional
rights from all entities, but most especially from government itself. And especially act to get all Marxist-Socialist laws, rules and regulations that are antithetical to the Constitution out of legal existence in America.
Everything the Marxocrat Party does and sponsors and hopes to do involves movement of America out from under her Constitution and into some form of Marxism. Ultimately, an ignorant, immoral, unarmed, weak and impoverished citizenry occupying a resource-rich, border-less territory under the full exploitation of Global government.
In Marxist Fundamentals, we saw precisely how the Marxist-Leninist approach to our national destruction was planned. Here is how Khrushchev described it:
That is what they are doing, and it is working.
Our leadership is not dumb, and not stupid. It is evil. Their blatant, obvious, in-your-face political lies are not aimed at the informed, who know a lie when they see one. (We may be stunned, but they don't care. Our voices are publicly censored while their lies are publicly promoted by the mainstream media.) Their public political lies are aimed solely at the ever growing Moron Vote who believe them, and who have been recruited to the anti-American, pro-Marxist cause by them. They don't even care about the informed, who know that they are liars. The numbers of the informed are shrinking as the numbers of the Moron Vote are growing.
With increasingly rare individual exceptions here and there, it may be said that:
In myriad ways, from myriad directions and using myriad tactics and stratagems, Marxism is taking us down, and not so slowly any more.
The real danger is that it is not seen by so many for what it is.
OWS, BLM, Homo-Nazis, Femi-Nazis, Eco-Nazis, Racial-Nazis, etc., are not just individual, stand-alone entities. They are all small parts of a larger whole. Most of them don't even know how they are being exploited for a larger political mission. It's now so serious that it doesn't matter whether they are evil conspirators or duped Useful Idiots; they are all acting against America and for her destruction, and they all must be stopped. To quote Comrade Madam Hillary,
All of this has got to be stopped, and reversed.
Culture = Religion + Politics.
When "good" majority religion drives "representative" politics, the result is "good" and "civilized" culture.
When politics drives religion, the result is what we are seeing now.
Christianity is supposed to be leading the way, but Christian leadership is now missing in action, where it is not part of the problem.
Pray for a President Trump, and for his ongoing conversion.
Addendum Thursday, October 27, 2016:
Just watched these two Vortex episodes, and they seem to be right on the money. Maybe WikiLeaks is doing more good than evil, if it is now shining light on darkness in the Church, too, besides the darkness of the Marxocrat Party crimes and the darkness in the Clinton crime family. Click the images to watch the videos. We always knew there was a strong linkage between the USCCB and the Marxocrat Party, but even we didn't thnk it went this deep. Crony-Catholics now join the Crony-Capitalists and Crony-Communists in opposition to not only America, but the very Church Christ founded.
Political Bishops. Crony Bishops. We wondered where our Bishops were. Now we know.
"Told You So" is so damning I'm copying the transcript right here.
(Copied from Church Militant, Vortex, TOLD YOU SO)
The Democrat Party in robes.
Let's just lay it out there. Taken as a whole, the U.S. bishops can no longer be trusted to faithfully transmit authentic Catholic teaching.
That's quite the reality to have to face, but that's what all the evidence now points to in spades. Wikileaks hacked emails now prove what we here at Church Militant and various other faithful Catholics have been reporting for years: that too many U.S. bishops were and are in bed with the Democratic Party and the Faith is being destroyed in the process.
The U.S. bishops helped to create the Party of Death. There's simply no getting around that now. Proof positive of all this comes from one of the more recent wikileaks hacked emails which shows a revolving door relationship between US bishops’ staffers and the Obama White House just after his election in 2008.
The subject line of the email is: "Transition Meeting — please do not forward this email." The people organizing this meeting were people who had worked for the bishops' national conference for years, the main one being Alexia Kelley — but she was not the only one.
All of them, not just in this meeting, but in continuing efforts and cooperation, have worked with the U.S. bishops' knowledge and consent and lack of resistance or public condemnation to completely upend and pervert Catholic teaching. They have established networks and operations or relationships in dozens and dozens of dioceses throughout the country, which, again, the U.S. bishops as a whole have done nothing about.
The bishops cannot plead ignorant about all this. These people were their chief staffers, some of the most important people at the bishops' headquarters for years, even decades — people like Francis X. Doyle, who was the associate general secretary of the USCCB for years. After he left following more than 20 years at bishop's HQ, he went immediately to the major political group undermining the Faith: Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.
And so it goes, name after name — Alexia Kelley, Tom Chabolla, John Gehring, Chris Korzen. And they aren't the only ones. Practically the entire staff of the bishops' headquarters either eventually went to work with Obama or Democratic-friendly groups or stayed behind and kept the home fires of treason burning within the organization.
And virtually nothing has changed. Even today the head of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Ralph McCloud, was the honorary treasurer for Wendy Davis of Texas, the state lawmaker who filibustered a Texas bill in order to protect abortion.
Church Militant and others have been telling you about this sorry state of affairs for years and earning the private condemnation of many bishops for spilling the beans and exposing this betrayal of the Faith. They pretend it's our "tone," but in reality it's the content. They don't want this information being in the public for general consumption.
Well, here's proof, right from the WikiLeaks hacked emails. And why don't they want this being out there? Because then the obvious questions arise about their own personal fidelity — and more than just questions, but actual evidence that many of these men do not believe the authentic faith.
And even the few bishops who are good men trying to correct course — for the love of God and love of His sheep, stand up denounce the wolves among us, publicly. Just exactly what pretended unity are we protecting?
There is a synergy between the Democratic Party goals of abortion and homosexuality and the absolute silence of the bishops and little to zero resistance even within dioceses and parishes — Cardinal Dolan's shameful applauding of the inclusion of gay garbage in the St. Patrick's Day parade, Cdl. Wuerl's lies and deceptions about Canon 915 — the list never seems to end.
Where is the outrage from the bishops over the recently disclosed WikiLeaks information that these same former staffers and associates were trying to foment a rebellion in the Church in America against Catholic teaching? Church Militant called every single diocese in the United States last week for comment about a political plan on the part of Democrats to create a revolution in the Church, and not one diocese had a comment — not one. It's hard to get more silent than not one comment out of 194 dioceses.
The U.S. bishops as a whole can no longer be trusted by their sheep. They have abandoned faithfully teaching the authentic faith. They have let themselves become blinded by money and power and prestige and a desire for worldly praise and acceptance and will rationalize their ways straight into Hell if they do not turn back. And they have destroyed the Catholic Church in the United States through their lust and cowardice.
Tens of millions have walked away from the One True Faith on their watch and continue to leave by the millions. Thousands of parishes have been closed and are still closing. The tepid, sissified response from a handful of them, finally recognizing that something isn't right, is now to try and evangelize with warmed-over, Protestant, emotion-laden, heresy-spewing, incomplete programs with rock bands and laser light shows.
The spiritual carnage they have inflicted on families and souls of loved ones, even more than the homosexual priest sex abuse scandal they facilitated, is calculable only by Almighty God — and we can be certain, He is keeping track.
The Democratic Party in robes — that's the only description of the U.S. bishops' conference that fits. God help them when they die. Pray for their conversions to the Faith before they die. Remind them of their grave public sins before they die. Pray for them, but critically analyze everything they say, and withhold all your financial support from them for everything.
All they will do is use it to promote their phony political Catholicism. Let them get their funding from Hillary and the Democrats, whom they have helped elect in the first place.
God love you; I'm Michael Voris.
It doesn't get any more damning than this. This is more evidence, if any was needed, about just how successful Saul Alinsky grassroots community organizing for revolution is, as a Marxist stratagem. The USCCB is nothing more than another Alinkskyite revolutionary organization within the ever growing and now giant organization of organizations.
God help us.
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thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life:
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Jesus Christ; Matt 7:13-15
The Purpose of this grouping of links is to organize unrecognized violations of the Constitution that are illegally operative in American law in one place. These long standing violations show how far our unconstitutional Political Parties have taken the American government out from under her own Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of the Land. A violation of law is, by definition, a crime.
The Impeachable Offenses Pages
A violation of the Constitution by a sworn officer of the federal government is an impeachable criminal offense. Elected and appointed officers of the federal government-Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators, Congressmen and Supreme Court Justices-and various Cabinet officers and others who serve with the advice and consent of the Senate, are all sworn to uphold the Constitution. That is their job and their responsibility. If they violate the Constitution and their sworn oath of office they thereby commit an impeachable (and indictable) criminal offense ranging from criminal malfeasance in office up to treason.
On our Judicial Traitors, using our Courts to bring America down. Globalist, anti-American Judges and Justices who consistently oppose the very Constitution they falsely swore to uphold and are charged in office to obey, protect and work from within.
Abortion Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Abortion Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
Homo Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Homo Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
Health Care Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Health Care Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
Anti-Church Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Anti-Church Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
Anti-Gun Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Anti-Gun Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
Socialist Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Socialist Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
Islamic Rights: Criminal Malfeasance in the Federal Government. "Islamic Rights" show the need to nullify unconstitutional law and impeach Supreme Court Justices and others who violated the Constitution.
What are We The People to do with Roberts and his court? Impeach the bastards! Roberts joined four other Justices in direct opposition to our Constitution, and yes, we should impeach the bastards.
"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
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