Thursday, July 26, 2012

Concience Be Damned

I made the point back in February, when this HHS contraception mandate first hit the fan, that it would put the ordinary working Catholic employee in a moral bind.  This article shows our bishops saying that very thing.  Everyone needs to pull out of their company health plans now.

"They, too," said the bishops, "face a government mandate to aid in providing 'services' contrary to those values -- whether in their sponsoring of, and payment for, insurance as employers; their payment of insurance premiums as employees; or as insurers themselves -- without even the semblance of an exemption."

DOJ slams the door on concience

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Things Are Gettin' Weird Around Here

There is plenty to say about the movie shooting.  There are lots of speculations on motives and conspiracies.  I am too interested in knowing what made that guy tick.  Beyond that; check out this story about an airline pilot who made some poor career choices.  What in the world is going on with our people? Without Christ we are lost souls.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Declaration of Independence 2012

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stood, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Our founding fathers would be ashamed to stand in the same room with us.  They, and our southern men in gray, put everything on the line for us to enjoy and squander our blood purchased liberties.  Our lazy, indifferent, apathetic descent into socialism will be a pitiful example of cowardice for many centuries to come.

 Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pharma-care, Obama care, Fifteen Trillion of Debt (Which none of us really thinks we, personally, will have to ever pay), TSA (Stop going to the airports for God's sakes!), Federal Police Forces (Was unconstitutional prior to 1930's!), Federal Reserve Bank, Income taxes (Was unconstitutional once!), Paper money, Legal Tender Laws, Same Sex Unions (gross out!), Divorces, Fornications, Public funded contraception, etc.; all of these things and more are why we are strangling in our own selfishness.

In the inevitable trials to come may our men find their cultural and national courage, so help us God.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It Is Our Time

“So he's not legit. What are we supposed to do? What is the proper response?”  These questions were asked of me in response to my Dems Admit Obama’s Not Eligible post.  I have thought about these questions quite a bit.  While thinking, two developments have happened.  First, Judge Terry Lewis of Florida punted.  He issued a deeply flawed ruling stating that since Mr. Barry S. B. H. Obama was “born in the United States” he is a natural born citizen.  That assumption is huge since B.S.B.H.O. refuses to present creditable evidence of the simple fact of his birth.   The second event is, of course, is the copout of Mr. John (Love Me Please) Roberts and the rest of the Supreme Court on the healthcare debacle.  The writing is on the wall in giant spray painted graffiti in the colorful style of the deepest Chicago ghetto.  The socialist and the communist have our beloved country by the throat like a coiling snake and they ain’t gonna let go ‘till she is dead.  The rule of law has passed and we are now in the every man for himself mode.

Our proper response?  We embrace this cross as one we deserve.  We fall back upon the two greatest commandments, to love God with your whole heart, mind and being, and to love your neighbor as yourself.  The future will be hard.  Expect a significant and very noticeable lowering of our standard of living.  Expect government goons to intrude into your private affairs with the tact and compassion of a schoolyard bully.  Expect shortages, higher taxes and fees on everything (Thanks a lot Roberts!).  Expect the currency to collapse and inflation to roar through our economy like a wildfire.  Through it all, love God.  Thank Him for this time to truly demonstrate your love of Him with patient suffering.  Share in your scarcity, help others and never lose sight of the goal: To be in heaven with God.  Many of us are not going to survive the coming times with our bodies but we will, by this very gift of times, survive our passage through the world.  Many will not.  They, who have placed their hearts on the treasures of the world, will despair.  I can already hear the screams of the future when all those 401ks vaporize.

This is the time of Catholic mettle.  This is the time when the shallowness of protestant theology will be exposed as insignificant.  This is the time when we will guide so many back to the Barque of Peter.  This is the time we were born for!  Vive Christo Rey!

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Catholic Fire Escape

In the weird logic of government bureaucrats, in their attempts to create health benefits from thin air I have been given a moral solution, an escape.  My problem lies squarely on the contraception mandate.  That is, I and every other Catholic cannot co-pay into a system that universally provides contraception to whoever would have it.  It turns out that these fools have created a hole in their line which we can all run through while doing a good work towards destroying this evil system.

We simply drop our health care.  I know, I know, the risk of getting a financially debilitating illness is why we carry this expensive item.  Our beloved government took care of that, the exalted wise ones.  They made the pre-existing condition restriction illegal.  If you get sick in the future, they have to sign you up at your request, and cannot charge you more than your healthy rate.  Really!  But what about the penalty…(ooops!...sorry Mr. Roberts)…I mean, tax that we must pay for not having health coverage?  It appears that the rate of “tax” on noncompliance is actually less than the health premiums.  Win! Win!  Messrs. Obama and Roberts are truly our friends!

Seriously fellow Catholics, these are the conditions.  I am now dropping my coverage.  When they come after me later with the penalty that would be involuntary on my part, thus will not be a sin.  It is true that this program is unsustainable.  The cost will skyrocket as everyone figures this out and our health industry will be destroyed and no one will have any coverage for anything.  Yes, they will squirm and adjust so as to bleed whatever money they can from us as the economic realities bite.  So again, there is nothing to lose.  Our duty lies in sitting on this thing with our collective body weight to help it fail as quickly as possible.