Thursday, November 15, 2012

Taking advantage

We need to make sure that the Republican establishment doesn't try and take advantage of conservatives as a result of Romney's loss.

Romney was about as low key on social issues as conservatives could handle; I spent a lot of time convincing conservatives that it was better to vote for Romney than to vote third party.  Any moving away from the social issues which are the only reason many people vote Republican will lose votes, not gain them.

Romney was all about fiscal responsibility, making jobs, and telling Americans to be responsible.  Yet he lost. 

Part of it may be that he's Mormon.  I don't think any conservatives voted against him because of that but I suspect many were far less energetic for Romney because of that.  Romney lives a life which few Christians can emulate in terms of his love of neighbor and his charity.  But while Mormons seem to be nice people, excepting Harry Reid, their faith is very odd.

Part of it may be that Romney didn't convince conservatives to come out and vote for him.  Romney's liberal past made it easy for Obama to paint Romney as being a liberal at heart.

But it's clear that his position on social issues didn't drag him down.

It's a lie that all Republicans care about are fat cats. But it is true that people whose whole lives have been in Washington tend to worry about the fat cats.  Democrats are the ones that let the folks in Wall Street walk away with no punishment and with huge government investments to ensure they didn't lose money.  Too many in the Republican establishment don't get it. 

If Obama had been pro-life and Romney pro-abortion--in all cases--I would have voted for Obama.  Throw in gay "marriage" and the oppression of the Church I would have given Obama money even though I know he will tank the economy.

It's odd that establishment Republicans talk about a big tent when they want to include pro-aborts but they seem to have no trouble with a small tent when trying to ditch conservative social positions.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

St. Francies of Assisi

The new oppression.

Emboldened by the election results liberals will soon begin a new war on God.

The rights of man, recognized by the Constitution, come from God and as such are an intolerable affront to the liberal belief that liberals have the ability and the right to replace God as the source of all moral truth.

The nanny state cannot achieve it's objective if men have rights which flow from something other than the government.  So long as people believe in something greater than government the liberals who yearn to tell everyone how to live will be limited in their ability to enforce their faith on the rest of America.

We've seen the opening move in this new wave of bigoted oppression. Liberals have changed freedom of religion to freedom of worship.  Just like Saudi Arabia tolerates Christians so long as they show no signs of Christianity in public life American liberals will tolerate Christians so long as they leave their faith at the door when they leave church on Sunday.

In the end God will win; He always does.  But we must be ready to fight the good fight to keep the religious liberty so many men have died to protect.

Friday, November 9, 2012

On a postive note

In the end when we die, starting off very positively right? :), God will not ask us who was president nor will it matter who won what political battles.

All that will matter is if we lived our lives in keeping with His teachings and if we strove to bring others to Him, including through the political process.

Additionally in Sodom and Gomorrah the good people were protected from the punishment.  We need to pray that the same will be true for near, not near enough to keep Santa Obamaclause off office, majority of Americans who still believe in the American dream and in God's primacy.

It's time to regroup and move on but not to forget that in the end God will judge us on how we live not how our country is governed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's time to serve Him.

We're all Marxists now!

The election results show that the nearly 80 year old Democrat plan to lock in their political power by creating a huge class of thieves who depend on the government stealing from those who work to give to those who work less, if at all, has succeeded.

In doing so the power addicted Democrats have finally proven Alex de Tocqueville right.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. "

To be clear Americans agree that no one should starve in America nor should they die of cold due to lack of shelter.  Helping those truly in need is something even the most die hard of conservatives can agree with.  But in American where the “poor” get free cell phones and where 63% of the “poor” have satellite or cable TV we’ve gone far beyond helping the poor. The elderly believe others should pay for their medical bills and the “poor” shamelessly clamor for far more than the minimal it takes to get by.

While the thieves are not in the majority their numbers are large enough to ensure that politicians who gleefully plunder hard working Americans to give to the thief class will win the majority of elections.

So many Americans are on the take that the President is now the commander in thief whose mission is to take from those who have to give to those who vote for him.

The modern American thief class range from the well to do who want their medical care paid for by their fellow citizens so that the well to do can continue to live a luxurious lifestyle to the folks who believe that everyone who can sneak across the border should be entitled to all the benefits of our welfare society courtesy of the government.  We should also not forget the government union workers who make much more than the taxpayers whose earnings the union workers live off of.  

The new thief class are Marxist in their outlook in that they believe that the government, not the people, own what the people produce. They believe that the government has the right to take from anyone in order to give to those who will vote to keep a liberal government in power.  Although to be fair the thief class does not think the government owns what they in the thief class have which is why the thieves only support tax increases for the “rich”; ie the non-thief class.

Because the thieves believe in the unlimited power of the government the thieves have also stolen the patrimony of all Americans; the rule of law under the Constitution.  Obama has clearly embarrassed, assuming they have a shred of honesty in them, those who called Nixon’s an “imperial” presidency through Obama’s consistent flouting of the Constitution.  Given that the Supreme Court, in it’s ruling on Obamacare, has shown that it will not be a bulwark against the erosion of Americans rights there is every reason to believe that Obama’s extra-Constitutional activities will go on unfettered.

America is no longer the land of the free for the free have become chattels for the thief class.

Which is why it’s time for those who do build things and who do actually work need to become Marxists too.

Marx proclaimed that the workers needed to throw off the shackles of their oppressors and demand their fair share of the wealth they were generating.

Today in America it’s the people who go to work every day and who build businesses who are the oppressed proletariat.  It is they who produce wealth only to have it stolen by a government which uses the money to pay off those who vote for Obama.

Now Americans are shackled not by greedy capitalists who exploit them for wealth but by greedy politicians who exploit them for political power.

It is time for those who make America work to take a stand against the thief class and the politicians who pander to and encourage the thieves.

How best to throw off the oppressive tyranny of the modern Democrat thief axis is something that conservatives need to start addressing. 

The longer the delay the more entrenched the thief class will become.

America is on a path to oppression but it is not to late to take an off ramp. But the doers must take action soon.

An Anti-Michelle Moment

Michelle Obama famously said that the first time she was proud of her country--presumably the US--was when Barrack was nominated for President.

Last night was the first time I have not been proud of my country. 

Obama is a liar who threw mud at a much better man for months.  When's the last time you saw Obama personally doing anything to help those in need? Yet Democrats ridiculed Romney for trying to help the victims of Sandy.

Obama's web site is designed to facilitate fraud.

Everything Obama has done has been a failure.

Unemployment is obscenely high, much higher than under Bush.

Obamacare is a huge tax increase and it is already causing people to lose their health insurance.

Obama's policies led directly to the murder of Americans in Benghazi.

Obama is the most hyperpartisan President America has ever had.

Obama is for the largest tax increase in the history of America which will occur in January unless new laws are passed.

Obama is going to allow sequestration to occur which will devastate the military.

Obama wants to steal from those who earn and give to those who vote for him.

Obama has run an imperial presidency creating laws via administrative fiat when Congress would not pass those same laws.

Obama is forcing Catholics to pay for insurance policies that pay for abortions and he's forcing Catholics to show employee's how they can get those abortion benefits.

In summary there is not a single positive thing that one can say about Obama. 

The people who voted for Obama did so because he is going to steal from American workers and give to them.

It's sad to see that the thieves are now numerous enough to decide elections.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Now is the time to pray, and vote.

This is a momentous election.

If Obama wins it there will be a descent into greater poverty, both in terms of money and in terms of morality.  The government will continue it's assault on the rights of individuals, currently Catholics but with no need to worry about reelection Obama will take aim at other groups.  Obama will practice an even more imperial presidency with executive orders replacing legislation and continual legal battles between Congress and Obama.

Obama shares his fathers view that capitalism is bad and that America is a problem in the world rather than the best solution.

If Romney wins we have a chance to bring back the greatness of America.  There will be sacrifice but at least the vision of our President will match the vision of our Founders.

We can't know if Romney will succeed but we can know that he will try to restore the economy and he will end the assault on individual liberties.

At this time it's even more clear than usual that in the end our best tool for advancing what is good is prayer.  As the great St. Augustine said:

Pray as though everything depends on God. Work as though everything depends on you.

We need to vote and to remind our friends to vote. But after we've cast our ballot the most important, the most powerful thing we can do is reach out to our Heavenly Father and ask His loving support.  He thirsts to guide us to Him; all we need to do is ask.

No matter what happens we will know that God did what was best.  And for that we can be grateful.

Some good prayers for this election are:

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

This novena is to be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours in one day.

This is a good novena for urgent requests that cannot wait nine days to be prayed. You pray it every hour for nine hours at the same time. For example, if you begin praying at 12:00, your next prayer is at 1:00, then 2:00, until your ninth prayer is at 9:00.

There's nothing magical about it.  Your sticking to specific times is just a way to demonstrate your commitment and love of God. 

Remember too that God answers all prayers.  He, in His infinite wisdom, may realize that we're, unknowingly, asking for something that will hurt us.

I remember that when my dad died I thought that God hadn't answered my prayers. But He had.  A few years after dad died it was clear that if dad hadn't died when he did he would have suffered a great deal. That added an emotional oomph to the my intellectual realization that trusting in God is always the best path.

O Jesus, Who has said,
ask and you shall receive,
seek and you shall find,
knock and it shall be opened to you,
through the intercession of Mary,
Your Most Holy Mother, I knock,
I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted.
(Make your request)

O Jesus, Who has said,
all that you ask of the Father in My Name,
He will grant you through the intercession of Mary.
Your Most Holy Mother.
I humbly and urgently ask Your Father
in Your Name that my prayer be granted.

(Make your request)

O Jesus, Who has said,
"Heaven and earth shall pass away
but My word shall not pass",
through the intercession of Mary,
Your Most Holy Mother,
I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

(Make your request)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lose Lose

On Benghazi Obama can't win.

Either his belief that his election would change Muslim extremists attitudes about America in conjunction with Obama realizing that he walked away from Libya creating the disaster waiting to happen led to low security in Libya and a lack of forces ready to support our people in a time of crisis, not that any sane person thought terrorists would attack on 9/11, or Obama either by direct order or by not overriding his subordinates allowed Americans to die rather than risk a political debacle.

There is no option on Libya that shows Obama to be remotely qualified to lead this country.

It's lose lose.