Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
The dictionary definition of pro-American is to support the United States of America and her policies; very simple and straight forward. However, even a cursory glance at official government policy in the USA today shows a radical opposition to virtually everything the USA has historically stood for. Supporting current government policy says nothing about supporting the ideals and intentions of the founders and the framers, and the history of America up until now. And it says nothing about the American Constitution, the legal document that literally and legally defines the American government.
Our definition of pro American defends the American Constitution.
You have heard it said that we are a nation of laws, and not just of men.
America is nothing without her Constitution.
The very nature of the American nation is totally dependant upon a government constrained by, and a citizenry both liberated and constrained by, the Constitution of the United States of America. It is a limited government, a liberated citizenry, and a large, strictly private sphere of commerce and business activity that is beyond the reach of government that creates our unique American Exceptionalism. That is what our Constitution does. Or, perhaps more correctly, that is what our Constitution was designed and intended to do.
Open competition in the free market is what built the American nation and made her the greatest wealth producer, government revenue producer and world-feeder in history. Keeping government constrained within the limits set by the Constitution, and maintaining a reasonable private sphere of legitimate, legal and moral activity of free men beyond the reach of government is the pro-American approach.
When the Constitution is weakened or violated or ignored to the point that it no longer matters or makes any difference in American life, then, America will be no different than any other country, and there will be no point in being pro-American.
When American government interferes with or takes command of private business transactions, changes or violates terms of existing contracts, involves itself in commercial enterprises, wages, prices, profits, business decisions, loans, financing, interest rates, manufacturing, banking, insurance, or in any way orders or mandates any formerly private business activity, then America will have become just another dictatorship, and her Constitution will be nothing more than an interesting but dead historical document.
We will have become just another nation of men, and not of laws.
Our definition of pro American supports American moral norms.
Our private and public behavior as individuals and as a people, our civil law, even our Constitution, are dependent upon a common sense of right versus wrong. There always must be some clearly defined and broadly accepted basis for determining right from wrong before we can make even the simplest rule, let alone civil law. From household rules, to social etiquette, to civil laws and even State or Federal Constitutions, there must be some broadly recognized standard within the culture, or we can only make arbitrary and temporary rules that may be changed on a whim. A stable society needs a set of firm moral rules that are widely recognized and broadly accepted. Any distinct and recognizable social order needs some form of continuous tradition in order to continue to be a distinct and recognizable social order.
The complete absence of tradition and social rules of order is a definition of social chaos. The breakdown of tradition and social rules of order is the path to social chaos.
The moral code that underlies the American Constitution, the individual State Constitutions, American civil law at all levels and the private and public behavior of the vast majority of the American citizenry is the Judeo-Chrisitan Ethos, which is born of the Judeo-Christian Religion. At the root of this American national ethos lie the Ten Commandments.
The first three Commandments (four in the most common Protestant counting) define man’s relationship with God, or his religion. In American tradition these first Commandments cannot be enforced under civil law, nor should compliance with them ever be discouraged by civil law. Ecclesial law addresses only the concept of immortality of the soul, and civil law addresses only the concepts affecting the mortal or physical life of man. Ecclesial authority knows that it cannot drag any man, kicking and screaming against his will, into salvation, and it does not try to do so. Civil authority in America is prohibited by the Constitution from directing any man into any Church, and is prodded by common sense toward encouraging and enabling men to worship as they please.
The last seven Commandments (six in the most common Protestant counting) define man’s relationship with his fellow man, or his morality. These are the Commandments that under-gird all of civil law in America. The argument that we cannot legislate morality is completely bogus and false; that is what America has historically done, and that is precisely what is always needed to be done. Morality is exactly and precisely what must be legislated.
Almost definitively, social moral norms – morality – are divisive as opposed to inclusive, to use the currently popular political terms. Men will either live within and abide by the established and recognized social moral norms or they will not. To try and make a society’s morality all inclusive is to act to destroy that society’s morality. Destruction of a society’s morality necessarily means the destruction of that recognizable society.
From the birth of the American nation, America’s clearly recognized national Judeo-Chrisitan morality lies at the root of American civil law and provides the foundation of the unique American culture.
A brief study of history of Western Civilization history will show that, every nation that ever adopted contraception eventually moved on to adopt some form of eugenics and genetic engineering. And every nation that adopted eugenics eventually moved on to adopt abortion. And every nation that adopted abortion eventually moved on to adopt euthanasia. And every nation that adopted euthanasia eventually moved on to adopt genocide.
This is not a slippery slope; it is a cliff. This may be the most definitive difference between American culture and other cultures. Either human life is widely held to be sacred, or it is not. Either human life is worthy of social protection, or it is not. The pro American position is that it is. The anti American position is that HBAACOTE11 and that human populations absolutely must be “controlled” by wise elite rulers. For their own good. Which requires the movement of society toward the inevitable and necessary WBESSWG17 of the whole world.
Our definition of pro American supports the American Judeo-Christian religion.
We submit that America has had from birth and holds today to a common national religious belief, and that religious belief is in Judaism and Christianity in all of their diverse forms.
The primary impetus and motivational force that moves men to voluntarily embrace and adhere to the rules of American social morality involves the discernment of Divine Will, and the desire to accommodate that will. The believer seeks to please God. The only reason for the unbeliever to live within the social moral norm is to avoid disapproval of the larger culture. We all know that many unbelievers are unmoved by social acceptance.
When a moral norm is considered strong enough to be backed by representative civil law, as in laws covering robbery or murder, for instance, the only real reason an atheist may choose to live within the rule of law involves fear of punishment under civil law itself, for the atheist has no fear of God.
The perceived need to encourage and strengthen the moral fiber of the American population in general puts the pro-American position on a collision course with the secularism movement that seeks to control, weaken or even eliminate religion and religious topics from all public discourse, despite our First Amendment guarantee of our freedom of religious exercise and expression. Secularism is an anti-Constitution and anti-American activity.
We have previously argued that the rather stupidly developed separation of Church and state “principle” is un-Constitutional, bogus and concocted, based solely on personal whim and on nothing whatsoever in our Constitution, and should be overruled at the first opportunity by whichever one of the three co-equal branches of government that has enough common sense and love of nation to do it.
The pro American position seeks to simplify and get back to basics. The anti American position always seeks to complexify and obfuscate, almost always with some ulterior motive. The false claim is that, absent the aforementioned “constitutional” principle of separation of Church and state, the government will order people into some Church or other. It’s a lie. It has never happened here, and is quite impossible.
Just try to order, for instance, the Baptists into Catholic Churches, or the Lutherans into Methodist Churches, and see what happens next. Americans have never and will never stand for such a thing. Brutal dictatorship would have to be imposed first, with a totally cowed and subjugated populace. It might be easier (but not easy) for American government to shut down all Churches and Synagogues than to order all American citizens into any one of them.
Our definition of pro American supports the Rule of Subsidiarity.
This is almost the exact opposite of any form of totalitarianism or dictatorship. The Rule of Subsidiarity says that the highest practical authority – most affecting our daily lives – rests in the lowest jurisdiction, and comes reasonably close to making the humble citizen the sovereign of the land, and to making the government the servant of the people.
If it isn’t in the Federal Constitution, then the Federal Government has no business doing it. If it isn’t in the State Constitution, then the State Government has no business doing it. The people most responsible for those things that most directly affect our daily lives should be the most accountable to us, and should face us regularly in our town halls, in the public square, and they should live and interact with us in our own local neighborhoods, and thus be subjected to their own government rules.
We have already spoken about Federal level involvement in such things as public education, national health care and similar things. How on earth did the Federal Government ever manage to create and grow such huge bureaucracies as HUD, just as one example? There is no constitutional mandate for federal involvement any housing or urban affairs outside of the District of Columbia. All of this giant, growing, hyper, super-government is super-expensive un-constitutional nonsense.
The Federal Government has no Constitutional business involving itself in such matters. Nor does it have any legitimate business legislating, regulating or otherwise seeking to change so much as the local weather, let alone the global climate. Perhaps someone in some other nation might not like whatever an American President commands the climate to do. Who is he to change the climate for everyone? These things are not only beyond the scope of our Constitution, they are beyond the scope of simple common sense.
The American Constitution is a thoughtfully argued, carefully crafted and cautiously amended legal document, written in English, that says very specific legal things. It describes the organization and operating rules for the governance of the United States of America. It establishes boundaries beyond which government may not go. It describes what government can do. This is another way of saying that it limits government action and government authority over the sovereign American citizen.
In limiting American government authority, our Constitution thereby defines American individual liberty.
Read it; it’s well worth the time and effort.
Our definition of pro American is unabashedly patriotic and filled with nationalistic pride.
There is nothing wrong and everything right with any feelings or expressions of patriotism and nationalism that are not related to Communism, Fascism, Nazism or any other form of Marxism or Leftist ideology. Unlike Socialist countries and dictatorships of various description, America has a long and glorious history involving the creating, institutionalizing, protecting and growing of individual liberty, a very precious, yet little recognized or understood American citizen blessing today.
Remember, and never forget: liberty requires morality.
We the people, who now take this ephemeral thing called Liberty for granted and don’t even fully recognize it, probably have more of it at this moment than any citizen in any other developed country. And yet we have less of it today than our parents had, and they had less than their parents had. It has been being un-Constitutionally legislated and regulated and adjudicated away from us for many generations now, and is now in the process of being crushed under a thoroughly Marxist President and a Marxist-controlled Senate and House of Representatives.America’s pseudo-sophisticated elite, our highest levels of sitting government, the SLIMC1 and the majority of our leading academics despise America and everything she stands for. They hate her anthem, her flag and all expressions of patriotism; they hold all these things in elitist contempt.
They do not understand us. They have made themselves aliens.
They intend to eliminate citizen Liberty.
Our definition of pro American is divisive as opposed to inclusive.
To use the popular political campaign jargon of today, the Republicans practice the politics of division, and the Democrats practice the politics of inclusion. I submit that this terminology is only truthful regarding those Republicans who are truly pro American, and those Democrats who are truly anti American. The pro American position is divisive at just about every available level.
Religion is, of its nature, divisive. Moral codes, traditions and social norms are, of their nature, divisive. Politics are, almost definitively, divisive. If everyone agreed on everything there would be no such thing as politics and no need for any political activity of any kind.
All people are not the same, nor are all ideals, religions or philosophies the same. There are major differences between America and other nations, between the American people and other people, between the American ideal and other ideals.
Either the American Constitution is a legal document that says very specific legal things, or, it is not worth the paper it is written on. We are either a nation of laws, or we are just another nation of men, like so many others, and all that has gone before in our national founding and in our national history was for nothing.
What kind of an American citizen are you? Divisive, or all inclusive?
Take a stand.
Sarcastic Acronym Hover-Link Footnotes: For the convenience of those readers using devices 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. Click a footnote link to see the gory details.)SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
The Brilliantly Conceived Organization of the USA; Vic Biorseth
Return to the BLOG page
Return to the HOME PAGE
Subscribe to our Free E-Zine News Letter
Respond to This Article Below The Last Comment
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Converted Page to SBI! Release 3.0 BB 2.0.
Date: Thu Nov 20 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. .
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.
Sociological Definition Pages
Definitions of all the "isms" with a lot of consensus of thinking behind them, which makes them popular opinions or ideas seeking political favor.
Definition of Marxism: Total control of means of production, including workers. The definition of Marxism describes the social, economic and governmental philosophy of Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto.
Definition of Freudianism: The psychoanalytical thought and practice of Freud, Jung and Kinsey. This definition of Freudianism addresses Sigmund Freud's turn of psychological focus from cognition and intellect to the unconscious & subconscious mind.
The definition of Darwinism in a nutshell. In the definition of Darwinism we find the foundational priciples upon which the quest for the atheist holy grail: the purely material origin of life itself.
Definition of Islam: Ideology of Military Conquest Masquerading as a Religion. The Definition of Islam describes the “Convert, Submit or Die” War Strategy of Mohammed.
The term Marxist defined: Marxism today has overtaken many earlier terms. Re the term Marxist defined in contemporary usage. The term Liberal doesn’t mean what it used to mean either.
Definition of Conservatism: "That government is best that governs the least." A definition of conservatism must recognize that, politically speaking, the terms Liberal and Conservative have traded places.
Definition of Libertarian : A Pro-Constitutional Practical Atheist. The definition of Libertarian describes a religiously-cleansed conservatism defending core American political values while denying moral absolutes.
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.
Our argument supporting the Rule of Subsidiarity, practicality and common sense. The moral and organizational Rule of Subsidiarity is crucial to the rights of man and essential for freedom.
Definition of Communism: Marx's theoretical classless utopian society. The Marxian definition of Communism involves the theoretical, perfect, classless society with common ownership of all economic "means of production."
Definition of Fascism: System of Marxism resisting the Worker's Revolution. A true definition of Fascism must recognize its deep roots in Marxism.
Definition of Anarchy: Opposition to State Authority in favor of - well - Gangs. They said it couldn’t be done; but even the most cursory Definition of Anarchy shows it to be even more stupid than Communism.
Definition of Socialism: Intermediary phase between Marxism and Communism. Definition of Socialism: 1) The older ideology with "collective" ownership of power and means of production; 2) Marx's "Dictatorship Of The Proletariat" evolving toward Communist Utopia.
Definition of Democracy: Ideology stressing direct or electoral majority rule. The definition of Democracy as a form of government involves policy and law determined by the actual, real majority of the people governed.
Definition of Republic: A state in which sovereignty rests with the people. This definition of Republic stresses autonomy and rule-of-law, and places the root of sovereignty in the people or their electorate.
Liberal Democracy defines elected representative government under rule-of-law. Liberal Democracy is differentiated from Social Democracy by not restricting the right to private property, which is to say, the means of production.
A pure Democracy that left the natural economy alone would be ideal. Pure Democracy in the Jeffersonian model, with unfettered free market Capitalism, would out-perform any other system.
Description of pure Socialism - the ideal that all Socialism is driving toward. A true, pure Socialism would be something considerably less than the Utopians dream of, since perfection is not of this world, or of this life, and will never be encountered in either.
Social Democracy defines an attempt to force-fit Marxist ideas into a Democracy. Social Democracy, neither fish nor foul, seeks, by devious means, by the gradual rather than revolutionary path, the ultimate victory of Communism, or, Communist Utopia.
Legally Destroying America, through Defining Treason Down. American Political Parties are swiftly dismantling Constitutional government, having first defined treason down to the point of non-existence.
Our definition of anti American goes considerably deeper than the dictionary. Anyone, anywhere, may oppose nationalism or national pride. Definition of anti American: one who ignores or opposes the American Constitution.
Our definition of pro American goes considerably deeper than the dictionary. Anyone, anywhere, may be a patriot. Definition of pro American: one who loves and adheres to the American Constitution.
"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