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More Rotten Business as Usual

More rotten business as usual in politics last week.  (Again, been busy,  my apologies for the lateness of this post.)

First, once more we see the noble bipartisan cooperation between the Jackasses and the GOP “leadership” as they both agree to raise the debt ceiling with no spending limitations, and accelerate our nation’s plunge into bankruptcy to the point of no return.

There should be no doubt left that there is no substantial difference whatever between the Democrats and the Washington establishment Republicans – they are simply two heads on the same insatiably ravenous statist beast, and both are equally contemptuous of true conservatism, and of true conservatives.

Every single Republican Congressman and Senator who did nothing to stand up for conservative principles and oppose the runaway growth of the Leviathan State needs to be tossed out.

Also, in federal tyranny rules, a federal judge ruled the Commonwealth of Virginia’s law (passed by popular vote) limiting legal marriage to a man and a woman “unconstitutional” – showing typical disregard for actual Constitution, which nowhere grants the federal government the power to define or redefine legal marriage.  (See the woefully neglected 10th Amendment.)   Once again, liberal activist twist the actual meaning of the law of the land beyond all recognition in order to advance a left-wing social agenda.  No doubt, this issue will head for the Supreme Court, though I’m not exactly optimistic about how that will turn out – especially given the record of the that traitorous weasel John Roberts as Chief Justice, who puts political game-playing above interpreting the Constitution, and thus gave a green light to the Obamanation of Obamacare.

Dr. Jeff Mirus writes of this issue in CatholicCulture.com, “One of the dangers of any constitution is that eventually it will be used to enforce policies which those who wrote the constitution never even dreamed would be desired in the first place.”

But the danger is not in the Constitution, but rather in the government – made up of power-mad men who are not ones to let a mere piece of paper stand in the way of their power or ideological agendas.  It is just as happy to ignore the Constitution altogether, as its judges are to radically “reinterpret” it.

Without virtue or morality to reign in ambition, the restraints of the Constitution are broken as easily, as our second president John Adams so memorably phrased it, “as a whale goes through a net.”

Given the active on-going onslaught of our courts and federal government against our deepest moral principles, you’d think it time more serious Catholics get behind efforts to reign in the Leviathan State, rather than support its expansion.  The hour draws late.

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Dispatch from the Zombie Apocalypse

Well, we’ve somehow managed to survive an entire full week of Apocalypse brought about by the wanton disobedience of some in our fair nation to the Will of Dear Leader.  You know, what the wise men in the media and the Dem Party solemnly assured us would be the greatest catastrophe in the history of our country since the Civil War – or perhaps ever.   Millions of corpses strewn across battlefields throughout the country as brother wars against brother,  the Four Horsemen unleashed, plague and famine across the land, rivers turned to blood, demon resurrections, Deadites stalking the earth to feast upon the living – or, okay, anyhow, you get the idea.

Yet somehow, amid the rubble and carnage, teh interwebz miraculously continue to function, allowing me to spread this message to the masses.

All media hype to the contrary, the government “shutdown” is hardly some unprecedented new horror in America.  Prior to the current shutdown, the government had “shutdown” a full seventeen times since 1976, including eight times under Reagan, and twice (including a 21-day shutdown) under Clinton.  (“Shutdown” is somewhat misleading, as the majority of government continues to function fully during this period.)

Yet somehow, those occurrences failed to unleash Armageddon, or even a new War Between the States, nor did they even put a dent in the prosperity of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Okay, you protest, maybe it’s not the end of the world, but there’s still plenty of unnecessary suffering and inconvenience.  Lots of unnecessary government workers will have to wait on their paychecks, and look at all those poor old WWII vets shut out of their own memorial!

And it’s all the fault of those crazed, radical, wild-eyed Republican right-wingnuts who are acting like little children throwing a tantrum if they don’t get their way, stubbornly refusing any concession to the perfectly wise and reasonable demands of Obama.

Except that in actual reality, the Republicans in Congress have made just about every concession to Dear Leader’s demands, including full funding of Obamacare, showing all the backbone and defiant resolve of a bowl of tapioca pudding, and are now merely demanding delays in the implementation of Obamacare.

(With few notable exceptions, Republicans in the House and Senate have shown near zero willingness to fight against a law which blatantly defies the Constitution of our land – yes, despite how the SCOTUS and that traitorous little weasel Roberts ruled – and is unpopular with most of the American people.

It’s time for the Republican Party to find a new symbol.  The mighty elephant is one of the most magnificent creatures to walk God’s earth.  They should stop disgracing that noble beast, and replace it with something appropriately spineless, brainless and squishy – like a worm or a slug, willing to be trampled by a jackass.  Frankly, if the GOP can’t find the balls to stand for anything, it deserves to go the way of the dodo – or the wooly mammoth, to use a pachyderm example.  The Party may be old, but there’s not a damn thing grand about it these days.)

It’s King Obama (wait, I believe we still officially use the title “President”) who’s playing my-way-or-the-highway, refusing to make even the tiniest concessions to the opposition.   (This is the Prez who ran back in ’09 promising to “reach across the aisle” and unite the country.)  Now he “will not negotiate with those people.” (You see, he’s only willing to negotiate with reasonable folks, like brutal Islamist dictators.)

This is contrary to every previous president, who actually negotiated and made concessions to end shutdowns.  He is also the first to demand the closure of the WWII memorial, which is privately funded, and has remained open under every previous government “shutdown.”  It’s another shamelessly cynical exercise of Dear Leader’s “maximize the pain” principle to bend people to his will.

Obama wishes to rule as a complete despot in blatant disregard to any and all constitutional restraints on power.  Those cowardly Republican “leaders” afraid to stand up to him are worse than worthless, and all the mindless media zombies who voted for Dear Leader and support his every despotic seizure of power – yeah, I’m talking about you – are a cancerous rot on the face of our dying Republic.

(So many on the left who spent the Bush II years screaming about how Bush was Hitler and “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism,” now support every despotic increase in federal power, and will tolerate no dissent from their Dear Leader.)

Frankly, our out-of-control federal government should stay shut down, and those with unnecessary government jobs should look for work in the private sector, rather than off the public dole.  (So much of our Leviathan State is in fact unnecessary.)

Our current soft tyranny did not come about by force of arms, but because We the People have allowed it, becoming unthinking zombies rather than a vigilant free citizenry preferring freedom to easy dependency.

Have a nice day.

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Slaughter of the Innocents, the 2nd Amendment, and Political Humbuggery

Last week’s horrific mass-murder of little schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut has once again spurred the usual hysterical cries from politicians and the chattering class for further restrictions on the right of citizens to keep and bear arms, and demands that the federal government must “do something.”

While those of the Washington ruling class shed the appropriate crocodile tears over this “tragedy” (as with other mass murders, it was not in fact a tragedy, but a deliberate act of monstrous evil), no doubt “liberal” statist politicians and “gun control” advocates were in fact delighted over this perfect storm of an exceptionally senseless and despicable crime involving a firearm combined with a left-dominated government, as its cheerleaders in the “mainstream” media gleefully declared a “tipping point” in the national second amendment rights debate.

At least this time around, there was not (at least to my knowledge) any media premature speculation tying the killer to conservatism or the Tea Party movement, as there had been with the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shoot-up and the Tucson Arizona shootings (though there was chatter concerning the killer’s mother being a survivalist).  They just went straight for the “gun control” demands.

And as usual, the debate continues over the second amendment, which would be flagrantly violated by infringements on the right of citizens to buy and own so-called “assault rifles.”  Today’s “liberals” (who are anything but liberal regarding the rights protected in the second amendment) are fond of referring to the “well-regulated militia” phrase in the second amendment to dismiss the right of citizens to own and bear arms as concerning only some archaic and irrelevant 18th-century institution irrelevant to modern life.

But when we actually study the written thoughts of the American founders, including the framers of the Constitution, it becomes clear that this phrase is in fact quite relevant to the correct interpretation of the second amendment, though not in the way “liberals” think it is.  The second amendment was not written up with concern to squirrel hunting, or even merely to personal self-defense. The founding fathers envisioned the “militia of the several states” as a citizens’ army made up of every citizen capable of handling arms.  The founders were wary of a standing army, which they saw as an instrument of oppression and tyranny by European governments, including that of Great Britain, whose yolk they recently overthrew.  In the founder’s vision of a self-governing republic, the army defending American soil would be the people themselves, fully armed with their own weapons, and trained to defend themselves against professional soldiers – whether foreign armies, or, should the need arise, their own government.   It’s much harder for a government to forcibly oppress the people when they are the army – professionally armed and trained.

Sadly, today a majority of Americans are quite happy with tyranny, so long as the tyranny advances their own preferred socio-political agenda.  And after all, isn’t it to the best to curtail citizens’ rights in order to ensure that “such a thing never happens again”?

But even assuming that gun-control legislation is actually effective in keeping guns out of the hands of murderous lunatics, they would in reality have little power to prevent those keen on indiscriminately killing large masses of people (as the Newtown school killer and the Aurora, CO “Joker” killer). For such purposes, firearms of any kind are in fact unnecessary.  Various home-made bombs, or arson, can kill rooms full of people quite handily.  Remember, the most massive and infamous mass-killing on American soil was conducted on September 11, 2001, without a single gunshot fired.  The only way to truly prevent the possibility of killings from happening, would be to keep every citizen locked away in a padded cell, so they won’t be able to harm others.  (Okay, maybe I should shut up before I give politicians any ideas.)

Some right-leaning folks have insisted that rather than guns, the government should instead focus its attention on mental health issues.  While it may not involve quite the blatant contradiction to the Constitution that “gun control” measures do, the implications of giving the federal government greater control over citizens on the basis of such a nebulous measure as “mental health” are even creepier.  It sort of calls to mind how dissidents in the old Soviet Union were locked away for “mental illness.”  But I’ve been known to suffer from bouts of right-wing paranoia.  Time to call in the boys with the straightjackets.

Murderous violence has been with us since the days of Cain and Abel, and predates the invention of firearms by millennia. It is the height of hubris to think that it can be legislated away by government busybodiness.

Beyond the obvious second amendment issues, and the government’s steady chipping away at our constitutionally-guaranteed rights and liberties, is the underlying mentality—which seems increasingly prevalent—that more government action is the cure to all that ails us.  Whatever the problem – acts of violence, bad weather, kids too fat—the answer is always the same: more government.  More laws, more regulations, more taxing, more spending, more erosion of personal liberty.  Whether or not the proposed government solution is often brushed aside as irrelevant; what’s important is that government’s doing something, anything!

Today, many scoff at the idea of objective morality, can’t be bothered with tiresome old-fashioned ideas like personal responsibility, and ridicule religion.  Yet many of these same folks piously look to government and politicians to save us all from our sins.

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