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Spiritual Warfare and the Culture of Death

 

By Jerry Todd, staff writer

What is the Culture of Death? One could say it is the opposite of the Culture of Life, best explained in the teachings of the Catholic Church – if not the actions of its members. The writings of Cardinal Raymond Burke are particularly revealing: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=943 The Cardinal also gives a history of the development of one half of today’s Culture of Death.

Why would anyone want to participate in a death culture? For the first group of eager devotees described by the Bishop—the nation’s progressives–it is the human tendency to rebel against moral authority while demanding the right to exercise one’s feelings and urges regardless of their effect on themselves or others. The mob is always there to justify this urge.

The other half of the Culture of Death is wrapped up in the goals of radical Islam. Opposite of the license demanded by the “progressive,” the absolute, rigid discipline of Islam–a theocratic government/religion – draws mainly young men pursuing a mission that even seeks death with the expectation of an eternal reward for killing the innocent. Today, the Land of the Free is the primary source of funding, weapons and exhortation from a corrupt Administration bent on making the USA a Muslim country.

Both “progressivism” and jihad visualize a one world government with a drastic reduction in world population realized by any means necessary. Should either succeed, the blood bath against the loser would not be unlike Hitler’s “Night of the Long Knives” when he eliminated his inconvenient followers.

From conception to death, “Progressivism” has no regard for the sanctity of human life. As the other half of this Culture of Death, radical Islam represents the ultimate expression of “church and state” gone mad. It self-authorizes by means of fatwah the murder of any who disagree with the “prophet,” regardless of religious faith or lack – even fellow Muslims, who expect an eternal reward for martyring themselves “for Allah.”

Sanctity and eternal reward are arenas of spiritual warfare – the bloodiest kind as history has proven time and again. Call it “spiritual warfare in the political arena” if it makes you feel better. After all, that’s the only way it’s reported – politically.

Read the rest of Jerry’s article at:  http://www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=toddgv&date=140920

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Why Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Boxer, Academia and other “Progressives” hate the Declaration of Independence

by Jerry Todd, staff writer

You should be amazed with the number of bills, rules and regulations pending. Tens of thousands of other bureaucratically generated regulations are already “eating out the people’s substance” – a term from the Declaration of Independence. Take a minute and read the meat of the Declaration of Independence where the Founders outlined WHY they declared independence:

  • He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with ‘manly’ firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
  • He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
  • He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
  • He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
  • He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
  • He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

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REINS Act

Regulations created by the departments and agencies of the Executive Branch have created undue burdens on businesses and job creation.

In February, 2013, Rand Paul introduced the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (S. 15).  “This legislation would require Congress to approve every major rule proposed by the Executive Branch, which has an annual economic impact of $100 million or more, before it can be enforced on the American people.  S.15 would allow for Congress to regain their constitutional authority by limiting the size and scope of rule-making powers, without oversight, by the Executive Branch.

A companion version of the REINS Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R.367 by Congressman Todd Young, of Indiana.

 “Progressives” have long held the Declaration of Independence as legally unfettered from their view of a “living, breathing Constitution.” By creating a spiritual vacuum, they commonly vilify the critical “endowment by our Creator.” There’s more to the moral, spiritual and philosophical basis of the Constitution than defining “inalienable rights.” In the Declaration there is also the chronicled history of “repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world:”

Direct quotes from the Declaration of Independence need no further explanation. I substituted “Obama” for “He” in the restatements. My responses are in italics.

  • Obama has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good (energy and monetary policy to destroy our economy and enrich his cronies and our enemies.).
  • Obama has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance (border control, illegal immigration, maintaining the peace), unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
  • Obama has dissolved representative houses repeatedly (bypassing Congress by Executive Orders, overturning initiatives voted overwhelmingly by the people – immigration policy, marriage under natural law between a man and woman.), for opposing with ‘manly’ firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
  • Obama has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within (Occupy anarchism, union thuggery, failure to enforce the borders, establishing a ‘civilian defense force as strong and well-funded as the military’)..
  • Obama has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands (Eugenics on the population, free rein for the illegal; Removing lands from resource exploration and development, draconian EPA and development regulations, minimum and prevailing wage demands to eliminate competition and compromise free enterprise).
  • Obama has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers (Appointing judges who have disdain for the Constitution, even though they solemnly swear to uphold it – in league with all too many elected and bureaucratic officials.).
  • Obama has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance (Obamacare with its 159 new agencies and selective privileges in green, health, education, welfare, immigration and union venues).
  • Obama has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation: (Welcoming Islamic Sharia law. Conspiring with international financial speculators and passing laws so complicated and indiscernible that they are loaded with special privileges, poison pills and bureaucratic license such as that being used to attack businesses, citizens, Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular No law should exceed one specific subject area or 100 pages in length, or it is by definition, pretended legislation.)

By applying Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and Cloward and Pivens strategies, the Administration and its cronies are overwhelming the system with harassment, untenable regulations, creating dependency by a large segment of the population through ignorance of our laws, traditions and history and usurping the parental role and responsibility for raising children in favor of the state. The Senate has refused to act on House bills passed on to carry out Constitutional duties the people elected them for.

The same tactics have ultimately failed throughout history at the cost of hundreds of millions of lives amid horrible human suffering and destruction of the works and dreams of many by the bomb and the torch. A Constitutional Republic under God works well and must be restored or we will suffer the fate of civilizations that came before us.

When the Declaration was written, it was in opposition to long established colonial power from afar. Declaring independence was the logical means of separation. Today, it is the usurpation of human and Constitutional rights of an established and successful nation. Today, the same offenses must be named and acted on for what it appears to me: Treason!

Ignore the Declaration, pay the price! Moral issues aside, it costs 3 to 4 times as much for government to usurp community responsibilities resulting in not only loss of freedom, but gaining a mountain of debt. Do you think it is time for truth and thrift?

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788

www.articlevprojecttorestoreliberty.com for a Constitutional solution

Simple ways to solve day-to-day legislation and bureaucratic operations: the combined application of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity (SubSoil). 

Lawmaking and bureaucracy must incorporate Subsoil into the conception, design and government operations to preserve the American Way of Life. Five important questions must be asked, truthfully answered and applied with integrity:

  1. 1.       Will this new law help or hurt initiative or personal responsibility? Is it an entitlement, or will people be challenged and motivated to exceed the law’s intended goals? Are the people allowed to do their best when challenged?
  2. 2.       Does the legislation or the bureaucracy it authorizes benefit the wider community without focusing on special interest groups (selective privilege) save for specific needs of the helpless. (We’re all needy – we’re not all helpless!)?
  3. 3.       Will this legislation put people or regions in a box? Are individual and community initiative and uniqueness subordinated to a rigid plan for central control through taxes, financial manipulation or bureaucratic overreach?
  4. 4.       Will the legislation require major government oversight or will it encourage and maximize private enterprise and employment? Personal involvement with open opportunities leads to the development of individual gifts and talents and from these, new technologies, industries and services.
  5. 5.       Is the legislation less than 100 pages in length, devoid of selective privileges and unrelated riders? Draconian bills of great length are by definition “pretended legislation,” filled with poison bills and bureaucratic license. We can no longer pass bills so we can see what’s in them. If a bill is too long, it becomes impossible to analyze and critique.

This may sound simplistic, but it took only 13 “Acts” of the king in 11 years to rile the Colonists to Revolution. We have 159 new agencies to “eat out the people’s substance” in Obamacare alone.

http://www.principia-scientific.org/chaos-and-subsoil-where-science-prospers.html

 

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Dallas hospital appears to be yet another victim of Obama’s bumbling Ebola policy

By Derrick Hollenbeck

Thanks to the bumbling of Barack Obama, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, “Presby” as it is known locally has the sad distinction of being the first American hospital to have a patient die of Ebola. Not surprisingly Obama will never acknowledge his guilt or apologize to the hospital staff – he only apologizes to oil rich Muslims.

The delivery of Thomas Duncan, an Ebola infected West African to the Presby Emergency Room, has started a chain reaction that is destroying the hospital, the lives of the people who work there and the ability of local residents to receive vital health care when necessary.

People have all but stopped showing up for treatment at Presby and there is no reason to think this trend will reverse itself any time soon. When word of Duncan’s presence spread throughout the local area, street wise locals have refused to be fooled by the clearly politically motivated reassurances from Obama’s puppets at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Speaking anonymously, hospital employees are saying that they just don’t have adequate answers of the serious questions prospective patients are asking.

The buck passing line that “protocol was violated” which translates to “Blame those who become sick, not Obama,” isn’t working. The people of Dallas and indeed America are not buying it. They know Obama’s refusal to close the borders is the real and immediate problem.

Obama’s failure to protect America has meant death, illness and layoffs at worst and economically crippling layoffs for lower level workers at best.  

The hidden story here is that these workers are most likely local Blacks and Hispanics who are strong supporters of Barack Obama and his Democrat Party.   

Because of its violations of Obamacare regulations, the hospital is already on thin ice as a continuing presence in the community and may very well see its doors close for good.

Another back story to the Ebola epidemic is a growing number of reports showing it is much more easily contracted than we have been told thus far. We could be just at the beginning stages of a national health catastrophe of a magnitude not seen since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 or worse.

Source:  http://www.bobmccarty.com/2014/10/10/insider-ebola-fears-drive-patients-from-dallas-hospital/

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Catholics extolling the theological “beauty” of Lesbian, Homosexual and Transgender Lifestyles

by Jerry Todd, staff writer

This is a generic version of an Op-Ed I sent to my local paper after a fellow Catholic was granted a Community Voices Op-Ed extolling the actual and theological “beauty” of the LGBTQ lifestyles that we should virtually worship them. She provided copious unrelated Scriptures to support her position. A link to her original Op-Ed piece is enclosed below.

My local paper is so strongly pro LGBTQ that it regularly publishes strings of Op-Ed’s by gay men and women, yet relegates responses to an occasional Letter to the Editor. One Op-Ed from a “lifelong Catholic” as am I, hit the top…

I appreciate the lessons in biology and theology you shared from your woman contributor.  “Gays and lesbians are gifts” and “the dignity of individuals who did not choose to be gay, but were chosen to be gay.”

There is no argument from me that people with the burden of same sex attraction are special and have a role in “The Body of Christ.” In fact, it is apparent that men in religious life aren’t necessarily the most macho guys you’ll find – nor are the women in religious life anywhere near being femme fatales – perhaps a clue that their challenges might lean toward the homosexual side. Not a condemnation by any means – we all have our “thorns.”

Notable exceptions would be Maria in “Sound of Music” or my wife when she was a nun. When she was a Catholic School Principal she required her teachers to dress professionally – you know, suits, skirts, tasteful dresses, nylons – a far cry from baggy jeans, wrinkled shirts and severely stressed Spandex that seems to be standard attire today setting terrible examples for the young. I’ll never forget the parade of slovenly faculty at a UNLV commencement I attended – Sheesh! (I’m going to get shot for this!)

“Progressives” have re-defined or strictly limited the definition of diversity in the name of political correctness. True diversity is the uniqueness of each individual and his/her God-given gifts and talents that require “educere” – to be drawn out for personal fulfillment and ultimate service to others. The United States of America has provided the ideal environment for drawing out these gifts and being able to apply them and rise above one’s station in life.

It is a stretch to claim that “gays and lesbians are gifts.” A newborn baby blessed into the life of a covenanted husband and wife is a gift for themselves and the continuation of the species. Is that still celebrated today as it once was? To say any of us is a gift misses the point. To say we are all endowed with gifts would make more sense. Along with those gifts comes counter-acting tensions – temptations. This is allowed by God, because we never accomplish much without struggle in our training process.

We were all chosen to be special in the way we were gifted. For the macho guy or the femme fatale, one temptation is sexual relations outside marriage. For the feminine male or the masculine female, the temptation is same sex attraction. In either case, giving in to that temptation is never justified under God’s laws – not the Church’s. We all sin and come way short of the glory of God. Sexual temptation is pretty basic in the human drama, but certainly not the only one. For the homosexually tempted person, men are surely greatly blessed with a powerful sense of beauty and creativity – women for serving others. Giving in to the sexual temptation only lessens the value and quality of their creativity. Look at the sewer our art and artistry is in today as is service constrained by political correctness.

The subject of the Op-Ed author’s missive is LGBTQ rights. We could explore all levels of gifts and talents from one end of the spectrum to the other. By far, the most are tempted by heterosexual attraction. That is why the Catholic Church and all other religious persuasions place limits on sexual license without which no society can survive. Even California voters and those of 38 other states know better, only to be overwhelmed by corrupt judges claiming some special constitutional knowledge.

St. Paul put it in simple terms in 1 Corinthians 10:12 NSV “12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/opinion/hot-topics/x782600760/Gays-and-lesbians-are-gifts-show-them-the-love-that-God-commands?utm_source=widget_88&utm_medium=synapse 

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Remember the traitor Bowe Bergdahl? Obama’s waiting until after the election to declare him a POW

 

By Derrick Hollenbeck

Here we go.  It looks like Barack Obama is getting ready to double cross us again. According to a report on the site militarycorruption.com Obama is waiting until after the mid-term election to declare the traitor Bowe Bergdahl a Prisoner of War. This designation would change him from a traitor who should be executed to a “hero” POW who is eligible for back pay, a promotion and an honorable discharge which will entitle Bergdahl to a variety of benefits that have been designed for genuine heroes.  

In spite of the mountain of evidence proving he is a deserter, Militarycorruption.com has received confirmation from, “a deep-cover Pentagon source that the fix is in.”

 ”Hagel’s already gotten his marching orders,” says a disgusted senior officer. The “commander-in-chief” has let it be known he wants the sham investigation of Bergdahl’s disappearance in Afghanistan to result in a complete whitewash of the bizarre soldier’s activities over a five year period.”

The “script” has already been written. The media will parrot the Obama Administration’s line that Bergdahl has “suffered enough” since he was “captured” by the Taliban.  

By changing the language in the narrative on Bergdahl from the original labels of deserter and traitor to “hero POW,” Obama has already put Bergdahl on track for a healthy reward of back pay. Being a POW gets a bum like this stolen valor. Being labeled a “collaborator” and “”deserter” brings a life in prison if not execution. Given Obama’s statements on the subject thus far, if Bergdahl goes down so does Obama and he will be further exposed as the enemy of America he is.   

If you or a loved one have ever been a genuine POW you know the pain and torture that comes with that status. Real POWs deserve whatever we can do for them. This is an outrage, a slap in the face  from Obama and we cannot remain silent.     

This whole affair has been a sickening mess since we first heard Obama was trading five real terrorists from Gitmo for this fake “hero.”

The deal went over like a lead balloon.  Obama knows what would happen if he whitewashes Bergdahl before the elections. Contact your representatives in Washington and give them an earful about this dirty deal. Maybe we can stop it.    

Source: http://militarycorruption.com/bergdahl7.htm

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