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America Is Done June 24, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.

So says Patrick Archbold, and I am danged if I can argue with him on this one.  The people of the United States (probably, who knows what voter fraud went on, especially in 2012) elected twice a man who openly hated this country and its former orientation and vowed to “fundamentally transform” it.  Mission accomplished.  We have seen the federal government grow more monstrous and invidious in almost every imaginable respect over the past 6+ years, and there is still a year and a half to grow.  Religion, especially Christianity, is in retreat under the combined assault of federal leviathan power and a hostile, hate-filled culture like never before.

I don’t know for certain what the future holds, but I don’t think it’s going to be pleasant:

……….[T]he decision on the manufacturing of a constitutional right to gay marriage looms large. More on that in a moment. But the passage in the Senate of TPA is just another indicator that signals the end of limited constitutional government and the separation of powers.

I won’t bore with the details of this decision, but what I want to impress upon you is that elections, the throwing out one party for another, made absolutely no difference. The federal behemoth grows unabated and our sovereignty is bartered for political support from the Chamber of Commerce. What is wrong with America is beyond the normal powers of elections and the electorate to fix.  [It’s not just TPA.  It’s Obamacare (which Repubniks plan to save if the Supreme Court throws out the exchanges), it’s illegal immigration, it’s Export-Import, it’s the growth of the federal budget, the Republicans haven’t followed through on a single campaign promise of any substance (20 week abortion ban still pending).  This is what we’ve seen from the Republican party going back since the late 90s, they are as on board with big government and radical social change as the democrats, they just lie to their base about it]

America, as we knew it and thought we understood it, is done. I know people don’t want to hear that and I understand. I know they don’t want to believe that and I understand. But it is true none the less. [I thank God I have a farm in Kansas.  How to get there, and how to live there, is another matter]

If you haven’t accepted that truth yet, perhaps the decision on gay marriage will clue you in. When they invent a constitutional right to gay marriage, your first amendment rights for the free exercise of religion and speech, will be under constant assault from the very government that should be protecting our first freedoms. We may win some of the battles, but I assure you the war is lost. You will not be able to practice your religion or speak the truth without oppression from the government over employment, student loans, business permits, and the list goes on and on. People will go to jail for believing and speaking the truth. [And parishes that refuse to get on board with the new order may well be closed.  And it may not be the government doing the closing]

But the truth is America has been done for a while. There is a financial reckoning coming like nothing you can imagine and likely much sooner than you can imagine. And when it comes, the government will come after everything you have.

Sorry to leave you on such a downer note.  But look on it this way, standing against persecution should gain  you a lot of time off in Purgatory!


1. Dismas - June 24, 2015

Well, if the Constitution is regarded as the contract between the governed and the governors then that contract was taking some serious hits from the git-go, but suffered a bad knockdown somewhere in the 1860s. It staggered back but took another devastating blow in the second decade of the 20th century. I took my eyes away in the 1960s because I can’t stand to watch a mauling, but I couldn’t help noticing the stretcher-bearers here of late.

The contract is out like a light, but this shell remains. So I guess I agree with Archbold and you, Tantum.

2. Willard Money - June 25, 2015

Ehh. Where were you when the Bush regime was reducing the Christian population of Iraq from 1.5 million in 2003 to 600k by 2007? And NOW you think the country is done? While his support for abortion and homosexual “marriage” is a stain on his legacy, to say Obama hates the country is the kind of hyperbole I’m used to hearing from radical feminists and homosexualists when speaking about Christians and Catholics in particular.

Dismas - June 25, 2015

We were right there watching and decrying it to anyone who would listen. Which was and remains a precious few. The Repub-Dem, or Bush-Obama dialectics are PR creations to keep people distracted from reality, as though TV and internet and pro rasslin were not enough to accomplish that.

Where we find ourselves is not something that began in 2008. Or 1908, for that matter. It simply happens that those who inhabit this country have largely ceased to care and the manifestations of the demise are now more obvious for those who will see.

To say that Obama “hates” America is hyperbole? Maybe. Maybe not perfectly accurate. Would it be better to say that he (and the political ruling class in general) despise the fetters that something like a Constitution places on their quest for unlimited power and control over the rest?

At any rate, the Constitution is, for practical purposes, a dead letter. That being so, it seems perfectly reasonable to conclude that the country it created is similarly moribund.

3. Baseballmom - June 25, 2015

Yep, put a fork in it….SCOTUS ruling today tells us what will happen on the sodomite coupling case. Been saying it for months, a 6-3 decision and Scalia’s dissent will be scathing.

4. Tim - June 25, 2015
camper - June 26, 2015

I hate Christopher Ferrara, but he was right in _Liberty: The God that Failed_ that the Confederacy was contrary to Catholic teaching. No U.S. state has ever been sovereign because it never had its own diplomatic service and was never recognized as sovereign by foreign powers. The only exception to this was when Pius IX recognized the Confederacy. More to the point, St. Thomas writes that “there is no basis in the Christian tradition for rebellion.” It is entirely a product of Locke, Hobbes, and other moderns. Even though I like Pius IX in other ways, his recognition of the Confederacy was, if not contrary to St. Thomas, arguably against the grain of what St. Thomas wrote. Besides, a diplomatic act of recognition, or even hoping that the Confederacy would win, is not the same as approving of rebellion.

anonymous - June 27, 2015

Well, technical correction — my state of Hawaii was its own kingdom that entered into various treaties with, and was recognized by, foreign powers. Of course this was all before being overthrown by a group of American businessmen with the help of US representatives.

Cristero - June 28, 2015

Good one. And it overlooks Texas history as well.

By those rules, I guess we just submit, now. No rebelling against the rebellion against God.

Can someone call the Bishop of Lafayette?

camper - June 28, 2015

Argue it out with St. Thomas Aquinas, whom just about everyone at Thomas Aquinas College (“TAC”) follows to the letter. TAC is better than your college (no offense) in the liberal arts, even if you went to Cal Tech or Oxford. So show some respect.

5. Obsever - June 25, 2015

The moral and cultural climate is similar in Western Europe, but there are subterranean rumblings of discontent which many of us hope will get louder and encourage those innocents who sense something is terribly amiss but are unable to point their finger to those responsible.
Our watchword needs to be: ‘from resistance to reconquest, and from reconquest to rebirth’.

6. Woody - June 25, 2015

There are lessons to be learned from the past regarding the US. Federal judges should not be appointed for a life time. Sounded like a good idea at the time but reality has shown it is not a good idea. They should be elected the same as state judges. All elected positions, at the state and federal levels, should be considered “service” positions, not professional positions. Also, there should be no pension for elected positions. Just some ideas when the civil war comes to an end and we need to rewrite the Constitution. Of course, Texas will be its own country again and not part of the “new” US.

St. Anibale - June 25, 2015

Will the Republic of Texas declare itself openly as a Catholic country, naming Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as King – sort of like Garcia Moreno in Ecuador? If so we are all about it. If not, qui bono?

7. Philip Sarge - June 26, 2015

You are one of the most sick individuals I have ever read. YOU are what is wrong with the Church and country. May God have mercy on your soul.

H-town - June 26, 2015

Looks like there’s been a breach in security at the Patheos asylum.

camper - June 26, 2015

If there were real justice in the world you would have been disenfranchised long ago.

8. Kathleen - June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

Will mark the day that the martyrdom of U.S. Catholics became inevitable.

We need to be terribly serious about making our lives Christ centered. I speak especially for myself.

Without the Faith, Hope, and Charity necessary to have complete confidence that Our Lord will carry us through our trials we won’t be able to do it.

And we must redouble our efforts to draw as many as we can into the barque while we still can.

TLM - June 26, 2015

Ditto to that Kathleen. Double down on becoming more Christ centered, our goal should be ‘to get to Heaven and bring as many possible with us.’

9. wlindsaywheeler - June 26, 2015

I’ve been saying for a long time that this country is over. I did not vote in the last election and will never vote again. Ann Barnhardt has also called that the country is over On Scalia’s Dissent She writes: “The country is over”.

Vox Day over at Vox Populi Blog said the same thing More emanations and penumbras. He said it 11 years ago. Amnesty is going to finish off America. America was built on the WASPs and Germans and their type of culture. Mexicans and other South Americans are not going to continue either our standard of life or our way of life.

America is over. It is Done. It is finished. America is a Marxist country.

10. dymphna - July 1, 2015

Yes, it’s over but it died a long time when most of us weren’t looking and it’s only now that it’s starting to smell that people are waking up.

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