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Two great opinions on the DOMA ruling June 26, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, silliness, Society.
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I have read two great analyses of the DOMA ruling, and I haven’t seen if Michael Voris has put anything out yet, but I’ll check momentarily.  But for now, read Pat Archbold’s op-ed in the National Catholic Register and Justice Antonin Scalia’s blistering dissenting opinion.  Both are very fine, and show the decision for what it is: nothing but the perverted will of the sexular pagan agenda foisting illogical, morally bankrupt beliefs on the entire nation with the rule of law.

First up, Archbold:

Marriage, as the union of a man and woman for the purposes of raising  children and for mutual support as recognized in culture and law, has ceased to  exist. The only reason that marriage needs be recognized by law is that previous  generations understood its value and wished to confer certain legal and societal  privileges to it so as to encourage it. They rightly understood that marriage is  the cornerstone of a society.

Advocates have used those legal and societal privileges to beat, twist, and  deform the very meaning and purpose of marriage. We now view the purpose of  marriage solely as the conferring of these legal and societal privileges, and  thus they can be granted to anyone and anything.

While many states have sought to forestall the redefinition of marriage in  their states by statute or constitution, today’s ruling basically invalidates  their efforts and has opened the floodgate to approval of same sex marriage  across the nation with no reasonable recourse. Marriage as we knew it is  dead. [I agree, with this precedent, almost all state definitions of marriage as between one man and woman are essentially dead. We now know that Kennedy has completely swallowed the dominant leftist zeitgiest. See Scalia’s thundering commentary below]

With the universal legal recognition of same-sex marriage a fait accompli,  the next fight will on the Church doorstep. The next battle will be to force  Churches, most particularly the Catholic Church, to recognize and conduct  same-sex marriage. The refusal to do so will result in a series of escalating  legal and financial ramifications.

Eventually, becuase of its refusal to recognize immoral unions as marriage,  the state will refuse to recognize Church marriages[We had better pray pray pray that is the case. I know some factions in the Church – possibly including certain bishops –  will advocate for a “truce” with the culture with consists of the Church creating “marriage under a different name” for homosexuals. Total opposition is not a foregone conclusion, look at many recent statements by European cardinals (CARDINALS!) like Daneels and Rivasi calling for “civil unions.”]As a result, more and more  people will bypass Church marriage altogether, further marginalizing faith in  this country. This effort is and has always been a war against religion and in  particular a war against the Catholic Church. Right now, it is a war we are  losing and after today, perhaps it is fair to say that we lost.

My emphasis throughout. Pat certainly got that last part right. The sexular pagan left has been waging an all out war against Christian morality for the last 60 years in this country, and we are approaching the end game. Pray that our bishops (and we, ourselves) remain strong under what is sure to be an unremitting onslaught of hostility and persecution in the coming years.  Prepare your children to exist in a culture where faithful Catholics will be pariahs, and even many of their self-described co-religionists will chastise them for their unyielding obstinacy and clinging to “old, outdated ideals.”  That will be the worst part of all.

Next up, Antonin Scalia’s devastating dissenting opinion. Just a bit now, read the whole thing here.

There are many remarkable things about the majority’s merits holding. The first is how rootless and shifting its justifications are. For example, the opinion starts with seven full pages about the traditional power of States to define domestic relations—initially fooling many readers, I am sure, into thinking that this is a federalism opinion. But we are eventually told that “it is unnecessary to decide whether this federal intrusion on state power is a violation of the Constitution,” and that “[t]he State’s power in defining the marital relation is of central relevance in this case quite apart from principles of federalism” be-cause “the State’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import.” Ante, at 18. But no one questions the power of the States to define marriage (with the concomitant conferral of dignity and status), so what is the point of devoting seven pages to describing how long and well established that power is? [As I stated earlier today, the Supreme Court has now ruled that the federal government has all the right in the world to deny the 50 states the right to protect the lives of all its citizens, including the unborn, while it has also ruled that the federal government has no right to tell states who can and cannot legally marry in the eyes of the same government. There is absolutely no consistency]

However, even setting aside traditional moral disapproval of same-sex marriage (or indeed same-sex sex), there are many perfectly valid—indeed, downright boring—justifying rationales for this legislation. Their existence ought to be the end of this case. [Scalia repeatedly calls the majority in this case blithering idiots, though not in so many words]For they give the lie to the Court’s conclusion that only those with hateful hearts could have voted “aye” on this Act. And more importantly, they serve to make the contents of the legis-lators’ hearts quite irrelevant: “It is a familiar principle of constitutional law that this Court will not strike down an otherwise constitutional statute on the basis of an alleged illicit legislative motive.” United States v. O’Brien, 391 U. S. 367, 383 (1968). Or at least it was a familiar principle. By holding to the contrary, the majority has declared open season on any law that (in the opinion of the law’s opponents and any panel of like-minded federal judges) can be characterized as mean-spirited. [And the leftist sexular pagan zeitgiest triumphs again!]

But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those  who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to con- demn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “dis- parage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homo- sexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.

Which gives this ruling all the validity of a Stalinist show trial. What Scalia is saying, in brief, is that these 5 justices, totally unelected and whose decisions have absolutely no recourse of appeal, have arrogated to themselves the right to make their personal opinions the law of the land, Constitution or no.  Thus the trend begun by the immoral William O. Douglas and Walter Brennan reaches its conclusion, the Supreme Court using the same reasoning it applied in Roe V. Wade to reach the opposite legal conclusion, but the point of it all is simply to enshrine the dominant cultural mores in invincible, constitutional “law.” But given how unprecedented all this is, how pathetic and full of holes the reasoning, how blatantly immoral and contrary to the natural law, and how totally disconnected from the words of the Constitution itself and the intent of the framers, I am left to conclude that the United States is now essentially lawless and all that matters now is will to power.  And we, my friends, ain’t got the power.

Wherein I stand with Pat Archbold – I’m ready for a third party, too June 26, 2013

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Back in the run up to the 2012 election, I argued vociferously against either staying home or voting for a third party in the presidential election.  I argued that as bad a candidate as Mitt Romney was for conservatives, he was vastly favorable to Obama and was the only realistic alternative. I chided – unfairly, I think – those who simply could not, in conscience, support a candidate like Romney who had so blatantly pandered to whichever constituency he was trying to please at given moments in time, being variably rabidly pro-abort, then pro-life, then pro-life with exceptions, etc., etc.  I went a bit over the top in claiming that those who refused to vote or went third party were basically handing the country over to Obama.

Well, in the 8 months since then, we have seen the Republican party cave on so many issues of critical import I have reached the same place that Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report has reached – I’m ready to consider a third party, or even more drastic alternatives (like secession, which I don’t hold out much hope for, but I’m much more open minded on the topic than I was a year ago). Before I post what Archbold wrote, I’ll caveat my statements with this consideration: I’m referring to national level elections. At the state level, the Republican party is doing a number of good things, things worthy of continued support, like the comprehensive abortion bill they very nearly passed last night. But, given the direction this country is taking, as we saw with the recent Supreme Court decision regarding DOMA and the overturning of the popular will with Prop 8, we may have to look for alternatives beyond what the mainstream parties can offer in order to protect our families and our Church.  But, for now, at the national level, why continue to vote Republican when they lie to us about their positions, and then happily join the sexular leftist pagan club once elected?

For years, I have advocated involvement in the Republican party by conservative Catholics as the best means of creating an effective group dedicated to the principles we hold dear.  Among these principles are life, liberty, and subsidiarity.

Many of the like-minded have had their frustration with the Republican party’s feckless, cowardly, and ineffective leadership in which show votes with no chance of becoming law are the a means to keep the base happy with the leadership and a sizable portion of the party go along with the progressive legislative agenda of the day.

We have have pinned our hopes on the American people to wake up, rise up, only to be disappointed time and again. We have put our hope in men elected with a promise no compromise with our governing elites, only to have them co-opted before even taking the oath.  We have gone along with compromises and losses portrayed as victory because we were told that it is the best we can do.

All the while the party moves further and further away from the principles we hold dear and has shown itself ineffective and unconcerned with stemming the tide.  All this while party elites look down on me and my ilk knowing that we have no place else to go.

So I as ponder all this I must ask myself, if the party will not stand for the principles I hold dear, if they have proven an ineffective block on the march of progressive death fetish, why can’t I go some place else.  Isn’t it time?

………I am done with them.  Yes the Democrats are mostly worse and I will never support them.  But my support of the Republican party has done nothing to advance the principles I hold dear or to slow the progressive steamroller.  I think maybe it is time to consider a 3rd party.  Maybe a 3rd party cannot win, but perhaps I can help the Republican party die. It deserves it.

And Archbold wrote this yesterday, before the DOMA ruling. I wonder what he thinks, now.

Just a quick final note: it is Republican Supreme Court nominees who have given us (and many were “Catholics,” too!) Roe v. Wade, Casey vs. Planned Parenthood, Lawrence vs. Texas, this DOMA ruling, the Obamacare ruling, Griswold vs. Connecticutt (making contraception legal throughout the land), etc,. etc.  With “friends” like this, we need no enemies.

Six ways to live a good life and reach Heaven by St. John Bosco June 26, 2013

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Via TFP Student Action, this is great:

Prescription #1:  Give God the greatest possible glory and honor Him with your whole soul. If you have a sin on your conscience, JohnBoscoremove is as soon as possible by means of a good Confession. [Boy, that is great advice. As fitting such a pastoral Saint, but a Saint who knew that the definition of “pastoral” is that service which aids souls in finding Heaven, not watered down indifference whose greatest concern is not offending others.]

Prescription #2:  Never offend anyone. Above all, be willing to serve others. Be more demanding of yourself than of others[Exceedingly difficult]

Prescription #3:  Do not trust those who have no faith in God and who do not obey His precepts. Those who have no scruples in offending God and who do not give Him what they should will have many fewer scruples in offending you and even betraying you when it is convenient for them. [I don’ think this can be emphasized enough as we head into the dark times of post-Christian sexular pagan culture]

Prescription #4:  If you do not wish to be ruined, never spend more than you earn. You should bear this in mind and always measure your true possibilities accurately.  [Would that our governments and citizens learn obey this simple dictum!]

images (2)Prescription #5:  Be humble. Speak little of yourself and never praise yourself before anyone. He who praises himself, even if he has real merit, risks losing the good opinion of others. He who seeks only praise and honors is sure to have an empty head fed only by wind… will have no peace of soul and will be unreliable in his undertakings. [Hmmm……not sure how conducive blogging is to humility.  This is something I know I can work on, a lot!]

Prescription #6:  Carry your cross on your back and take is as it comes, small or large, whether from friends or enemies and of whatever wood it be made. The most intelligent and happiest of men is he who, knowing that he is doomed to carry the cross throughout life, willingly and resignedly accepts the one God sends him.  [I can’t tell you how apropos that prescription feels to me right now!  Wow.  Thank you, St. John Bosco!  For reminding me that this life is not for us to get our way, but to suffer!]

Promise of Happiness

Don Bosco concludes:  “Dear friend, I am a man who loves joy and who, therefore wishes to see you and everybody happy. If you do as I say, you will be joyful and glad in heart.”

——————End Quote———————–

What a wonderful conclusion.  And that is what the world desperately needs right now, is thousands, millions of devout, joyful, loving Catholics. Nothing will fix this broken culture but that.  Another perfect reminder for this very dark day.

DB Confession

One final thought: what manly priest could not want to rock out the cassock and biretta like St. John Bosco?!  Cassocks are about the coolest form of dress I’ve seen this side of Heaven.

How internet radio host Rebecca Diserio was persecuted unto silence June 26, 2013

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Anyone who pays even remote attention to what is going on in this nation – which includes, I am certain, pretty much all my readers, but probably less than half of the general populace – knows that the IRS under the Obama administration has been deliberately and purposefully persecuting conservative and Catholic groups in order to block their ability to pose a threat to Obama’s leftist agenda. No, the smoking gun connecting Obama directly has not yet been found, but it will be before too long. Nonetheless, the point of this post is to recount, in her own words, the persecution that my friend, colleague, and co-host from internet radio (Fidelis Radio Network) Rebecca Diserio experienced at the hands of the IRS.

Some may recall that I hosted the Salve Regina Radio Show on Fidelis for much of 2012. This was a Catholic radio show on a conservative internet talk “network.”  Rebecca also featured much content related to the Church on her own show.  Early in 2013, Rebecca sort of just dropped off and the network folded up. I did not know what had occurred.  Now that Rebecca is starting to get her life back together, she is able to tell her tale. It started when, suddenly and without warning, the IRS began to garnish almost all her husband’s wages for some unspecified reason.  That left Rebecca and her family financially prostrate.  I will let her tell the rest:

Sometime at the end of January, or beginning of February, a funny thing happened. [I would not call it funny]

My husband’s direct deposit pay which is approximately 1600 every 2 weeks was garnished—–and I mean garnished.  Confused and alarmed, his Human Resources Department said it was the IRS.  The IRS? Huh? What?

We never received any correspondence prior– as in “Hello, unless you pay we will start to garnish your wages”.     We usually get a tax return.  His pay was garnished so that we netted 365.00 every 2 weeks. [Wow, they were taking almost 75%. How nice of our government overlords to leave them a pittance to survive on]

Luckily, my husband is a “Retired Detective” who receives a pension.   He took a job after retirement  for a firm which needed experienced top professionals in security— for one purpose—to ensure my sons, his step-sons, could finish College.

It had to be a mistake.  This garnishment….what else could it be?  I tried without success to reach a “live” person at the IRS.  And stupid me.  I kept thinking—watch—-his next paycheck will be “right”.  But the HR Department never received any paperwork to stop it.  I STILL thought, I KNEW, its a clerical error somewhere, and I kept calling.  One time on hold for over 3 hours.

Our lives changed drastically.  Just like Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, my focus was food and shelter.  And getting our sons to their classes.  That was the one thing I could not, would not, allow to change.  My middle son was scheduled to graduate in May 2013, my youngest son was in his Junior year.

So, as I do in a crisis, I tried to just focus on food and shelter.  No internet, no TV, no cell phones.  Little by little all the things many of us take for granted had to go.  And then I got through.  YES, about a week before the whole IRS story “broke” a live person was on the phone with me. [It is difficult to see this as a coincidence. The IRS was beginning prep work for the breaking of this scandal, including a softball planted question at a press conference given by top Obama IRS appointee Laura Lerner, a week before it really came out.  Very interesting timing.]

After I gave our Social Security numbers, the “minion” placed me on hold to get a Supervisor.  The Supervisor was completely apologetic! (HUH? the IRS acting somewhat human?)

“OH, mam, yes we have your file here, and while you are on the phone, as we speak, I am faxing directly to your husband’s Human Resource Department to lift this….right away…hold on….its going through.  Yes, there.  Now give them a call to make sure.”

Shocked, and elated, I asked few questions.  At this point I was suffering from exhaustion, depression, shell shock.

I asked “Well, can you tell me why this “snafu” occured?” Silence for about 30 seconds.  Then “Hmmm, its odd, looks like your return was “flagged” for something….not sure why, but its fixed now and you should not expect anymore issues.”

When the IRS story broke, it still didn’t fit until I remembered in January my accountant filed Fidelis Radio as a start-up business, a Conservative Radio Network— so we could write off the expenses

So, right around the time Rebecca filed Fidelis Radio for tax purposes as a conservative entity, suddenly her husband’s wages get garnished, almost in toto, by the IRS. There was no hearing, no warning, no letter demanding payment, just a sudden disappearance of almost all income.  Naturally, for amateur bloggers or radio people who do such things as a sideline to their main job and receive little or no income from them, such an occurrence would be a disaster of the first order. And since such activities, no matter how strongly we may feel about what is going on in our nation or the need to wake people up and try to fight the creeping sexular pagan socialism, are not our “profession,” they tend to be one of the first things to go when financial trouble strikes.

Do you imagine the IRS is ignorant of this? Or any of the other alphabet soup of government agencies that have suddenly, and very deliberately, been targeting conservative and tea party groups since opposition to Obama really began to take hold in 2010?  Groups like OSHA, EPA, ATF, ICE, etc., etc. All have been used to target conservatives.

One of the beauties of this persecution, is that in so many cases like Rebecca’s, it will be next to impossible to gather evidence to prove this persecution was deliberate and politically motivated. Rebecca just went through great financial hardship, she, and thousands, tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands like her, probably don’t have the resources to hire a lawyer and others to pursue this case.  It was likely the glare of media attention which brought about this sudden change, or else a scrupulous IRS employee simply righted a wrong.

Or, it could all just be a great big coincidence. I will leave it to you, the readers, to assess that.

Another impressive aspect, if it can be called that, is how this persecution plays to people’s psychology. I don’t know about you, but even though I hold the government in increasing disdain, I would not have, at least until recently, assumed that the government would be acting illegally, or with an ulterior motive, if something like this occurred to me. My first thought would be, they screwed up. And if it continued, I would think, hmmm, maybe we screwed up somewhere?  But I really wouldn’t – until now – have considered it likely that whatever trouble I was in would have been the result of some malicious, politically motivated campaign of repression.  I mean, who would care about li’l ‘ol me?   No politician/political movement would be so twisted, evil, even, as to sick the powers of the federal government on ordinary citizens, simply because we hold different beliefs and are political opponents.  Would they?

I don’t think we can afford to have such naivete anymore.  The modern left is so utterly disdainful of any who do not submit to their shibolleths, is so sure that they, and only they, are possessed of ALL good and ALL right, and that their rightness is so obvious that only those that are EVIL could oppose them, that they feel no compunction whatsoever at using WHATEVER means are necessary to crush the opposition, because this is a campaign of “good” (them) versus “evil” (us).  Don’t think the Church will not be persecuted unto natural destruction by this bunch.  They hate the Church, the true, faithful Church, with a white hot passion.

But rejoice!  Stay strong in the Faith, and Heaven is assured!  God raises us great Saints in times of persecution! May He be merciful and beneficent with all of us!

Demonrat filibuster/unruly mob successful in blocking passage of SB5 June 26, 2013

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As I reported yesterday, a very key pro-life initiative was up for vote yesterday in the final day of the Texas Legislature’s special session, Senate Bill 5.  Democrat pro-aborts (but I repeat myself) sought to block the bill by filibustering, talking until the session expired at midnight. The filibuster ended around 10, but an unruly mob managed to keep the bill from being voted on until midnight, when the session ended.  Pray that Governor Perry will call another session!  That would give the legislature 30 more days to pass the bill in the Senate.

As you can read in this article here, the left mobilized its usual thuggish tactics to disrupt the democratic process.  Oh, yes, those leftists are all for democracy when it works to their ends, but when it doesn’t they become a seething mob of violence and cruel repression, as we saw so extensively in Wisconsin in recent years. Mob action is not “democracy.” It’s thuggery. I saw a report yesterday that Planned Parenthood, Obama’s Organizing For America and other leftist groups were bussing in supporters and paying for airline tickets for their usual “occupy” rabble – meaning paid political activists – to come disrupt the legislative process. Unfortunately, my computer crashed overnight and I can’t find that story now.

Even still, the vote came down to the very last minute.  The mob managed, just barely, to keep the vote from being completed by midnight. I think the differential was about 2 minutes.  This despite the fact that Texas is an overwhelmingly pro-life state, with an elected legislature that is, if possible, even more massively pro-life.

So, please, leftists, tell me more about this “democratic action” you love so much.  As far as I can tell, a bunch of paid activists disrupted the legal, democratic process.

I should note, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst – the real power in the state, whose office holds massive power compared to the Governor’s office – hinted very strongly that he wants another special session to pass this bill. Let us pray that is what develops.


“Catholic” Kennedy overturns Defense of Marriage Act June 26, 2013

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And, the Supreme Court also vacated the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court regarding Proposition 8 in California from 2008, leaving the district court ruling against the constitionality – of a constitional amendment – standing (I remind, the district court judge in the case was a homosexual who strongly favors “marriage”). So, Prop 8 is overturned at present, but I guess they can re-file another appeal.  And for God’s sake get the case out of the 9th circuit of Soviet justice.

So, the federal government is now officially in the position of not only permitting, but favoring, state recognition of homosexual marriage.  Expect lawsuits against all state laws against this abomination immediately, so within 2-3 years, every state will have to recognize the impossible – homosexuals can be “married.” As for Kennedy’s decision, it’s blindingly stupid:

The class to which DOMA directs its restrictions and restraints are those persons who are joined in same-sex marriages made lawful by the State. DOMA singles out aclass of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognitionand protection to enhance their own liberty. It imposes a disability on the class by refusing to acknowledge a status the State finds to be dignified and proper. DOMA instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including their own children, that their marriage is less worthy than the marriages of others.  [Well, Justice Kennedy, if you were any kind of faithful Catholic, you would know that these marriage are, indeed, invalid and worthless.  You can wave your magic wand and get the state to do whatever you will, you unelected unaccountable oligarch, but that doesn’t make “homosexual marriage” any less of an oxymoron.  So, can we have Justice Kennedy interdicted now, since he has ruled directly counter to a clearly defined Doctrine?] The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. [Really!  And yet, Justice Kennedy, you voted with the majority in Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, which defined that the federal government could INDEED deny the protection of personhood to some, even some the various states sought to protect through laws against abortion!  And I would argue that an extremely legitimate purpose is associated with DOMA, which is to protect the very foundational element of all civilizations, the marriage between one man and one woman.  What a load of self-serving hypocritical horse hockey.  I must also note that Kennedy was the turncoat “conservative” justice who voted with the majority in Lawrence vs. Texas, overturning state sodomy laws. He’s been a one man wrecking crew of morality and virtue] By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment. This opinion and its holding are confined to those lawful marriages. [I’m making my tongue bleed I’m biting it so hard]

So, what Kennedy – an ostensible Catholic! – is saying, is that it is wrong under the “equal protection clause,” one of the most abused amendments to the US constitution, for the federal government to deny rights to those individuals who have been granted “rights” by various states. What he leaves unsaid, is that this now creates the massive problem of different definitions of marriage in the various states.  And as I noted, the hypocrisy is breathtaking.

With this precedent in hand, it is difficult to see how the 30 plus state laws defining marriage to be between a man and a woman have much of a chance.

So, Fr. Rodriguez, and Michael Voris, and I were right: we will see state recognition of homosexual simulation of marriage as marriage in all 50 states within the foreseeable future.  This recognition will be the vehicle to attempt to silence the Church on any number of matters related to morality.

As I said in another context yesterday, I am not surprised, but I am terrified. The state has arrogated such awesome powers to itself that any thought of “democracy” is a fantasy – whatever the state wills, the state will get. And the state is dominated by those who are completely, totally given over to the leftist sexular pagan mindset.

May God have mercy on us all.  And may He give us the strength to remain faithful, and raise up innumerable Saints in the coming dark times.