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Vic Biorseth, Sunday, July
The Family, as the primal social unit of any society, has by nature rules of behavior aimed at the future success of the family, or, it will disintegrate into chaos and no longer be a family. The larger society, comprises as it is of many families, has, by nature, rules of behavior aimed at the success of the society, or, it will disintegrate into chaos and no longer be an identifiable society.
Where do these rules of behavior come from? They come from Morality.
Where does this morality come from? It comes from Religion.
Here's what George Washington said about, first, religion, then, politics:
Note well that the father of our country was not speaking of just any old religion; he was speaking of the diverse, yet still unique, in most respects, religion of the then existing American society, emerged from the original thirteen Colonies, whose specific, officially and legally defined state religions were:
See the Separation of Church and State page for how evil men in high Constitutional office sitting on the Supreme Court quite illegally invented that "Constitutional" Principle out of thin air. The First Amendment Religion clause puts two restrictions on government, and none - no restrictions whatsoever - on any citizen or on any Church. But that's getting away from the subject at hand.
It was Christianity, in the broad sense, and predominantly Protestant Christianity, that formed the consciences and social sensibilities of the Colonial Family, and that continues to overwhelmingly form the collective conscience of American Culture today, even despite all Marxocrat Party direct opposition to it.
No other religion on earth has the same strong morality or moral code.
Every other religion now recognizable as "moral" has adopted or merged with the moral precepts of the original Judao-Christian Ethos in order to become a more moral religion.
America was designed by and for Christians, and it is Christianity that forms our American national moral code. This is the morality that forms and drives our representative law, by design.
Only a highly moral people, sustained by a commonly held sense of virtue, decency and honor, imbued with the same moral code, can reliably maintain and sustain a form of government in which the Law, rather than any man or group of men, is supreme. Only a highly moral citizenry can govern itself, recognizing a common law that governs them all.
America was founded and Constituted to be a nation of Laws rather than just another nation governed by mere men, among the many. Even the President of the USA is really nothing more than a temporary elected Representative who Presides - the guy who holds the gavel - at any particular moment in time. He stands equal to you and to me before the Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of the Land. So it is with the Senate, and the House, and the Supreme Court. All of them have their unique responsibilities, outlined in the Constitution, but none of them, individually or collectively, stand above you or me before the law. That's what it means to be a Nation of Laws.
At question, at this vital point in American history, is how many of the American citizenry even know that they are the sovereigns in this land. How much has been "educated" out of them through Frankfurt-School and Cultural-Marxism infected formative education and academia. If any citizen has never even read his own Constitution, and he doesn't even know his own Constitutional Rights of Citizenship, does he really have those rights? If you don't even know you have a legal right, you do not have it, by simple default. You would never know when it was violated, and you would never defend it, for you have been purposely made completely ignorant of it and oblivious to it. By evil design.
Looking back again at the American national foundational building blocks - the Natural Law rights to:
This American Foundation Stone forms a perfect nutshell description of the Free Market (= Capitalism). The Free Market, or the Most Free Market, only comes into being when men have equal rights, Life itself is protected, they have Liberty and the right to the Pursuit of Happiness. Take any of those four American Foundational Rights away and the Free Market is no longer a Free Market.
That's all Capitalism is; it is the ability of free men of equal rights doing commercial transactions with each other. Prices for raw materials, labor, finished goods and services, even interest rates - the price of money - are automatically set by the Natural Laws of Supply and Demand. It's all natural and quite automatic. To whatever extent the free market is in any way controlled or restricted, to that same extent is is no longer a free market.
Those who say that Capitalism is controlled "system" of man are liars. It is only direct opposition to the natural free market that is and can only be a controlled system of man, and most certainly is not natural. Anything that hinders or interferes with natural supply and demand of anything interferes with the free market and operates to oppose Capitalism. Minimum Wages, Maximum Profits, Limits on Wealth, Wage Controls, Price Controls, Commodity Controls, Interest Controls, Currency Controls, Business Regulations, Behavior Controls, Monopoly, Subsidies, Tariffs, Crony-Capitalism and Oligarchy, Fascism, Socialism, etc., all operate against the Free Market and thus against the natural origination of new Wealth and the growth of Wealth for Individuals, for Families, for Cultures, in any Nation and in the larger World.
The American government has now been so thoroughly corrupted that it operates almost entirely outside the Constitution, is now overwhelmingly Socialist, and is not Capitalist at all. Our government now openly opposes the Free Market, and operates to ever increasingly control it, and to ever increasingly control the formerly free citizenry. That is why America is in economic decline, and will remain in decline, so long as unconstitutional Political Parties, their Money, their Backers and their Agendas hold sway and rule over the Constitution.
Our Holy Father Pope Francis reveals his complete ignorance of the natural Free Market in his multiple denunciations of "Unfettered Capitalism", which is, of course, a misnomer in and of itself. Unfettered Capitalism does not and cannot even exist. If you "Fetter" the Free Market, it is no longer the Free Market; it is a "Fettered" Market, whatever that is. It most certainly isn't Capitalism. Most recently he attacked the pursuit of money, calling it the "dung of the Devil". Well, once the pursuit of anything becomes compulsive or obsessive, or addictive and controlling, that's true enough; but we cannot outlaw currency. Pope Francis may be a holy man, I don't know about that; but he is certainly an impractical man in worldly affairs. And that's putting it mildly. He clearly believes, embraces and promotes all of the Anti-Capitalism lies and falsehoods of Marxism. He is, at the very least, a typical convinced "Useful Idiot" Marxist, ripe for exploitation by evil Revolutionaries.
So what makes America tick; or, more appropriately, what is supposed to make America tick, in accordance with our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, and our Constituting document, the Constitution of the United States. Meaning, if we wanted to get back under the Constitution and actually obey the law for a change.
Well, our Religion is Christian.
Our Politics are Constitutional.
Very simple; nothing to it. We just went over it again up above, and not for the first time.
Well, as far as Religion and Politics under anti-Liberty, anti-Capitalism, Marxism, etc., let's look at what the expert witnesses had to say ...
And what did men like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Khrushchev, Castro, etc., actually participate in, in their respective Marxist "governments"? Dictatorship. They called it other names, they had proxy bureaucratic governments obeying their commands and play-acting at government, but they were all pure dictatorships. Whether achieved through some variation of Machiavelli's plan of sudden violent revolution, or some variation of Hegel's plan of long, drawn-out crisis after crisis building to ultimate violent revolution, it was never popular, always deceiving of the population, always lying, never honest and above-board about anything.
None of them ever raised up the lower class, or fed the hungry or created wealth for anyone other than the privileged few in the government itself, or Crony-Capitalist Oligarchs in bed with Fascistic government. No "Socialism" ever raised up any lower class or expanded any middle class, ever, in all of history. Yet the lies continue, and expand, and grow. Look at the Pigeonholes in American religion and politics to see where today's Marxocrat Party is leading America, with the aiding and abetting of the Republicrat Party, who are in full bipartisan cooperation with the advance of Marxist falsehood and evil.
If you simply read Marx's Manifesto, you will see that Marxism aims at the violent overthrow of all existing social institutions, ostensibly - for all of Marxism's stupidly convinced Useful Idiot self-sacrificial agent provocateurs, supporters and fellow travelers - to achieve a perfect, unnatural, man-made, utopian worker's paradise. But really, in actual practice, a dictatorship, pure and simple.
Well, there's only one religion allowed, that being, Islam. And, there's only one political arrangement allowed, that being, Islam. Islam is a radical theocracy - a radical combination of Church and State. It is both religion and government, and it will have no other religion, and it will have no other form of government. It is a war strategy aimed at the whole of the world. It makes Jihad, or Holy War, against all unbelievers, until:
When all the world is in submission to Islam, Jihad will end. At least that's the theory. Islam cannot coexist indefinitely with unbelievers in Islam. That's the way it is. I'm not making this up. Read the Koran yourself. Jihad against unbelievers is preached in every Mosque on earth.
The anti-religion of Marxism, and the violent revolutionary intent toward all existing social institutions makes Marxism Barbaric. Marxism opposes both religion and civilized government, in favor of dictatorship.
Both the religion and the politics of Islam are not only anti-American, and not only anti-Christian, but violently opposed to every other religion and every other form of government on earth. Islam is, exactly and precisely, utter barbarity. It, too, like Marxism, seeks ultimate dictatorship, under the name of Caliphate.
See The Last Barbarians. Marxism and Islam, both, oppose all that is civilized, and even civilization itself. And, guess what, they both find favor in high places. Many of the world's highest recognized scholars and academics, scientists, philosophers, theologians and intellectuals embrace one or the other, if not both, and praise them, and recommend them, and consider them to be superior to whatever is.
The most glaring stupidities today always seem to come from the top of society, seldom from the bottom. Perhaps being aloof and removed from real world practical reality has something to do with it.
Pray for America, and pray for the Church. God help us all.
A word should be said about the false American history we have been and are being increasingly subjected to through Marxified indoctrination under the guise of education and Marxified propaganda under the guise of news reporting. It is a false history portraying perhaps world history's greatest champions of human liberty as vicious slave drivers unworthy of honor, and the world's most liberated and liberating nation portrayed as evil. America, Jefferson and Washington come immediately to mind. It is a false slander.
An anti-slavery clause was narrowly deleted from the Declaration of Independence, at the hands of the mostly Southern Planters, slave market operators and immoral dealers in human traffic. They who were to become the original Democrat Party. They, and they alone, stopped the abolition movement in its tracks, every time men like Jefferson and Washington tried to advance it.
It was they who fought to keep black slaves out of recognition as human beings and citizens in the ratification of the Constitution process. It was a political fight with them that resulted in the 3/5 of a human being the black man represented in the Constitution, so that blacks could have at least some representation in Congress. The Planters (future Democrats) did not want them represented at all. We talked about the details of this in Political Battle Lines and in the Confederate Flag treatment, among other places. The entire history of the Confederacy is just one small part of the ongoing history of the Democrat Party, which is now the Marxocrat Party.
The Founding Fathers and the Framing Fathers compromised with these evil men to keep the Union intact as one nation, hoping that in time they would see the light and convert to become true lovers of liberty; but no, it was not to be. The slavers positions only hardened; they opposed the four American Principles: Equality, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. For them, those rights were for white men only, and black men were mere private property to be traded in and used as mere commodities and labor. As cold-hearted as Karl Marx himself.
After defeat, they morphed into today's Marxocrat Party, steeped in anti-Americanism, vengefulness and hatred, and adopting the most anti-American politics visible, which was, of course Marxism. And the anti-American lies began. You can thank the Frankfurt-School, and Gramsci's Cultural-Marxism, for how this thinking took over formal education, entertainment, academia, news reporting and even politics. See the Pigeonhole page for how complete this intellectual invasion has been and continues to be. You can thank the Marxocrat Party for the defeat and ongoing humiliation of Joe McCarthy when he tried to inform America about the advancing Communist threat to Liberty.
When your grandchild tells you about how horrible Thomas Jefferson was because he owned slaves, you will know where that came from.
But the Truth is available to you.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life. Please God and live forever.
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