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The American Republic, R.I.P., and Useful Idiots

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kool Kwanzaa, Super Solstice, and Fantastic Festivus (Did I cover all my politically correct bases there?  Would hate for the Diversity Police to come after me) to all my dear “Gregorian Rant” readers.

I’ve been away from ranting for awhile, as I’ve been too busy with life outside teh interwebz, but hopefully I’ll be able to revive the Rant.  No shortage of crap to rant about lately, but thought I’d focus on the amnesty issue.

It’s now officially official.  Our constitutional republican form of government in the United States of America is dead.

In a move which even Obama himself earlier said is outside his constitutional powers as President, he issued a despotic “executive order,” which would effectively issue amnesty to over 10 million illegal aliens living in the U.S.

After winning both houses of Congress in a landslide, the Elephants joined with the Jackasses (in another heartwarming display of bi-partisanship) to agree to spend another $1.1 trillion of taxpayer dollars in the “CRomnibus” (sounds like a monster from a bad sci-fi flick) bill, which includes full funding for Obama’s executive amnesty, as well as Obamacare, and countless pork barrel and pay-off spending.

The GOP “leadership” stands exposed as the complete frauds they are, having lied to their conservative constituents in their promises to defund Obamacare and oppose amnesty, when they intend to do neither.

The refusal of the Republican establishment in Congress to use their constitutional power of the purse to oppose Obama’s lawlessness is more than simply a matter of spineless cowardice (though they are spineless cowards).  After all, even cowards can sometimes be goaded to courage if pressed hard enough.  The Chamber of Commerce crony capitalists, who have the GOP establishment bought and paid for, love amnesty because it lowers the cost of labor.

Of course, this despotic violation of constitutional separation of powers was celebrated by those predictably pious cheerleaders of the almighty socialist state, the American Bishops.  The liberal Archbishop of Chicago, Blasé Cupich, loudly praised Obama’s unlawful executive actions, even saying that the aspirations for people to immigrate illegally were “placed in their hearts by God.”  So now, apparently, illegal immigration is God’s Will.

Funny how the same bleeding hearts who howl like banshees about the evils of “mixing religion and politics” whenever conservatives vote according to their religious conscience regarding matters such as abortion and marriage, have absolutely no problem when clergy and other public figures wrap themselves in “God” to promote favorite lefty causes such as amnesty and global warming.

The good archbishop and other progressive Catholics who insist that liberal Democrat policies are nothing less than Catholic Teaching in action, or even the Will of the Almighty Himself, conveniently forget the cautions of St. John Paul the Great against the welfare state and unchecked immigration.

If they were wise, the Catholic bishops would think twice before throwing their enthusiastic support to Obama’s dictatorial activity, which will likely come back to bite them.  They should have learned something from their support of socialized medicine and the contraception mandate.  The reality is that amnesty will undermine efforts to improve the lot of the poor and underprivileged in this country, by lowering the price of labor, and increasing competition for labor, keeping more citizens unemployed.

In addition, as I covered in an earlier Rant, if the Democratic plan to use amnesty to change to demographics to create a permanent Democratic majority works, Catholic pro-life and pro-marriage efforts will be seriously undermined.

Once more, the U.S. Bishops are useful idiots, pious  pawns and dupes of those in positions of worldly political power.

And even if they think Obama is right in principle on amnesty, Catholics should be hesitant to support this kind of unchecked executive power by the president, and the precedent it sets.  The next unconstitutional “executive order” (whether by Obama or a future president) may not be so to their liking.

If this amnesty order goes unthwarted, the Democratic Party leaders, who want to ensure their party’s permanent unchecked rule, win.  As do the GOP-supporting big business leaders who want cheap labor.  It’s the rest of us that lose.

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Cold, Hard Facts & the Hot Air of Lefty Moralism

Here, I am, sitting here freezing my royal right-wing rear end off in sunny Texas, reading about the heroic rescue mission of the rescue mission of the Russian ship Akademik Shokalskiy, which had been trapped in unusually heavy ice off the Antarctic coast.   The ship was on an “eco-tourism” mission, led by an Australian “climate-change professor,” to explore the effects of global warming.  The irony of this incident, while largely ignored by the “mainstream” media (newsflashes generally said nothing of the purpose of the ship’s voyage), was quickly picked up by conservative media, sparking more of the usual quarrelling over “global warming.”

At the same time, much of the U.S. is in the grip of an exceptional cold front, and last summer, a satellite measured the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth

It’s true that individual cold fronts and satellite temperature recordings don’t in themselves disprove the existence of man-made global warming (though, as others have pointed out, imagine the massive media hoopla that would result if that satellite had recorded, rather than the coldest temp, the hottest temperature ever on earth!).

However , the common leftist creed of imminent secular apocalypse –in which our only hope for salvation lies in massive government taxation, spending, and regulation– is looking nowadays increasingly less like proven, scientific fact, and more like ideologically-driven hysterical hot air.

After all, not long ago, Al Gore and other climate-change evangelists solemnly assured us that polar ice would soon be completely gone, and after centuries of fluctuations, global temperature would perpetually sky-rocket ever-upward, per the infamous “hockey-stick” graph.

Some scientists believe that, due to natural fluctuations in the solar activity, the earth is set to enter a period of cooling, perhaps even another ice age.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m no climate change Denier (the ultimate modern heresy, next to “homophobia”).  Climate change is very real – centuries ago, glaciers extended clear into Ohio.  However, the climate appears to be affected by many unpredictable factors, of which man-made “greenhouse gasses” may be only a comparatively small component.

For a long time, folks on the left used the allegedly dire threat of global warming as a means of claiming the moral high ground.  See, according to the lefties, if I was really, truly pro-life (instead of a phony right-wing wannabe), I would put aside my childish obsession with abortion, and focus instead on the graver evil of Global Warming, which, unless massive government action was taken NOW, would kill nearly everyone on the planet.

We pro-lifers (so they told us) were faced with a thorny and fiendish moral dilemma straight out of a Chris Nolan Bat-flick.  Unless we supported  the blatantly pro-abortion liberal politicians who alone could save us, BILLIONS WOULD DIE from the ravages of Man-made Global Warming . . . and WE would be morally responsible!

We pro-lifers (so they told us) were faced with a thorny and fiendish moral dilemma straight out of a Chris Nolan Bat-flick.  Unless we supported  the blatantly pro-abortion liberal politicians who alone could save us, BILLIONS WOULD DIE from the ravages of Man-made Global Warming . . . and WE would be morally responsible!

But, hey, much as it sucks, better for the government to increase its support of the slaughter of the unborn than to allow everyone to roast like marshmallows from conservative-caused global warming (CCGW).

See, not only was I an idiot for clinging to my guns and religion and failing to jump aboard the Hope’n’Change bandwagon, but leftists even insinuated that I was a horrible parent and outright monster, willing to sacrifice the future of my own children (and all life on earth) for the sake of right-wing ideology and the Evil Oil Barons (maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh).

(Call me a heartless cynic, but I remain of the belief that the weather will be just the same whether Elephants or Jackasses are elected to high office.  Enviro measures such as cap’n’trade will only increase energy prices, hurting the poor most, and push yet more polluting industry to unregulated places like China.)

The other great moral claim of the Left (especially the Catholic Left) was, of course, Obamacare.  If we were “truly pro-life” (in the beautiful Seamless Garment tradition), we must support Obama and socialized medicine, or else millions of poor folks would die in the streets.

All us right-wingers were really mean cold-hearted bastards for opposing it.

(Those righteous and dutiful defenders of the Almighty Welfare State, the U.S. Bishops, were shocked –shocked! – when the law enforcing the socialized medicine they had so piously pushed for turned around to bite them in their collective holy ass by forcing businesses and organizations to buy insurance plans covering contraception and abortifacients.   I don’t think it paranoia to surmise that coverage of surgical abortions will be next.)

Of course, Obamacare has already proven itself be just as much of a fraud as the “global warming” racket will no doubt prove to be, and now only the most die-hard lefties and Obamaites still support it.  The only ones to gain from either are the politicians and bureaucrats running the ever-more-rapidly growing Leviathon state.

It’s past time men of good will, especially Catholics, wise up and stop falling for such stupendous statist scams.

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