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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.Preamble to the Declaration of Independence
if you want to know what our founders were thinking when they wrote the Constitution you only have to look as far as the Declaration of Independence and how it opens.
- They believed there were immutable truths. they didn’t need to be debated or questioned. you didn’t need to be a genius to understand them. They were self evident.
- These are rights the government can neither give us or take away. Their sworn duty is to protect them. Life is listed first because without that the other 2 don’t matter. It wouldn’t make sense to have the right to liberty and a pursuit of anything if the right to life weren’t a protected right. They’re really saying God, not government, gave us these rights. All of them believed in God-even Jefferson.
So the next time Pelosi or Biden start jumping up and down about the Constitution and how much it matters to them remind them where the Founding Fathers were coming from when they wrote it.
Pelosi and Biden are Devout Catholics
We heard from the media that Speaker Pelosi and Joe Biden were devout Catholics. From time to time Pelosi has publicly mentioned her Catholic faith. The Biden surrogates will bring up Biden being a devout Catholic from time to time. You’re Catholic because you are baptized into the Catholic Church. You continue to be part of the Church as long as you don’t renounce the Church ie become Baptist,Methodist or agnostic.Yes,you can return to the Church. You can become a lapsed Catholic by not living up to your faith.
You are a DEVOUT Catholic because you accept the doctrines and teachings,striving to live up to them in obedience and not becoming either lapsed or heretical.i can show you non Catholics who know that a Catholic is not to support abortion.They may not know it’s considered a non negotiable issue and is intrinsically evil but they DO know a DEVOUT Catholic could never support it.
If a non Catholic knows this about the Catholic Church i don’t see how an actual Catholic could not know it. There’s no excuse. If you’re not sure what the Church teaches about anything please get a Catechism and study it. The Catholic Church is not a democracy. We don’t elect our Popes, Cardinals or Bishops and we don’t vote on doctrine.
Unfortunately the left always grabs the narrative before we do. They always use just the right language to sell their agenda to the public.Whatever they may call anything, it doesn’t necessarily reflect what it ACTUALLY is. It’s often the exact opposite. Don’t let language fool you. Look before you leap.
Pelosi and Biden both support abortion. That’s the end of the story about their being devout Catholics. Abortion is called pro choice when it’s really pro abortion. Like the politicians they are, they speak out of both sides of their mouth. You’ve heard it before. “I don’t personally support abortion but i can’t tell anyone else what choice to make”. The truth is they DO support abortion. More so than most of us they affect abortion law directly. We affect it ourselves by who we vote for.
People think when abortion was legalized it came with restrictions-that a woman could not have an abortion until a given trimester. The fact is that’s not the case. When abortion was legalized there were no such restrictions. People just assumed there were. It’s left to the discretion of the abortionist.
The problem with restrictions being placed on abortion is that everyone has an opinion on when it’s acceptable. You might say 3 months is ok,someone else might say anytime up until the last month,some might say in the first 3 weeks and others might say even right up to birth. Opinions are arbitrary. The question is not when abortion is ok. The question is IF abortion is ok. The Supreme Court ignored our Constitution. There were justices who caved to public opinion.
For DEVOUT Catholics Pelosi and Biden the only answer is that abortion is intrinsically evil and a non negotiable issue. The first right of all rights is life. Their duty is to protect the lives of the innocent, first and foremost in their own country. It’s not my opinion or misinformation regarding Catholic teaching. The Catechism states Church teaching clearly:
2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law: You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.75
God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.76
2272 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae,”77 “by the very commission of the offense,”78 and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law.79 The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.
2273 The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation..:
There is no way on earth Pelosi or Biden could be considered devout Catholics. Their policies re abortion contradict Catholic teaching. They are misleading people by giving the impression being pro abortion is acceptable even in the Church. They do worse than that though; the bills they are passing attack freedom of religion and conscience.
What About the Non-Catholic and Non- Christian?
The Declaration and Constitution does not say you have to believe in God. The words all men means exactly that. You have the same protections as the Christian citizen. Freedom of religion means you have the right to practice your religion and freedom of conscience means you can reject all religion but you can’t impose your rejection on others. One right cannot interfere with another. When a Catholic, Christian or Jew practices their faith it does not interfere with your right to reject it. However, even if your view of abortion is not based on religious principles it can at least be based on the right to life that is self evident.
To be honest though, i have yet to see a government regime lacking Christian-Judeo principles respect human rights. Name one.
Since abortion was legalized i’ve watched a break down in our own society. It was supposed to be safe, affordable and rare. Abortion was never safe. It guarantees that at least one life is taken-that’s the sole purpose of abortion. A death IS the end result. It took the abortionists out of the back alley and made them respectable.
It’s funded by government with our tax dollars and donations from pro abortion groups; that’s in addition to what they make as a ‘clinic.’ It’s a lucrative business for the abortionist and blood money for the politicians that protect it. Rare is a joke. If this many lives were taken under any other circumstance it would be classified as genocide. The government has no right to violate our freedom of conscience & religion then take it a step further and require us to pay for their malfeasance.
When a society no longer values & protects the most innocent & defenseless human life all bets are off. You don’t have to be Catholic,Protestant or Evangelical to have a sense something sinister has happened to our country. Mother (Saint)Therese knew what it was years ago. She mentioned it in a speech she gave at the National Prayer Breakfast in DC,Feb 3,1994 when she said,
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love one another, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
The justices on the Supreme Court are supposed to be impartial and objective. If some weren’t worried about what people thought of them they would be. When majority leader Chuck Schumer can publicly threaten them by name [and get away with it] we have a problem.
Remember what i said about the left using clever misleading language .It bears repeating:
Whatever they may call anything, it doesn’t necessarily reflect what it ACTUALLY is. It’s often the exact opposite.
Let’s consider their most recent legislation .Their one bill is called The Equality Act[HR 5] and the other The For People Act of 2021[HR 1].
The Equality Act creates problems that don’t exist. I had no idea anyone was clamoring to let men into women’s restrooms or permit them to participate in women’s sports. Now that it’s created the problem, it is meant to address it. If you don’t permit men to do those 2 things you will be targeted for discrimination. You’re a male who identifies as a female or a male who is ‘transitioning’ to a female-that is your problem and there are ways to address it.Please seek help. The rest of us have to deal with the real world.
If you’re a religious organization that services your community you could be targeted for discrimination because you will not permit your freedom of conscience/religion rights to be violated. Those rights are protected; at least they are supposed to be. Your organization will end up in court if this so called equality act passes.
Parental rights? Threatened. The state will step in to make decisions for your child that ONLY a parent has the right to make because the equality act creates a problem that does not exist. The last time i checked parents are responsible for their children under the age of 18. The ramifications of letting the state (government)interfere with parental rights are enormous. This is a bridge too far. It has nothing to do with equality.
If Pelosi and Biden characterize themselves as devout Catholics but support this bill they are not only fooling the public, they’re fooling themselves. Even if you aren’t Catholic the bill is a disaster. It’s an overreach by the state creating a multitude of problems that do not exist and are totally unrelated to equality.
If it were to become law there are people who will be screaming inequality because a law will say it is. Don’t assume because the Democrats are giving it the title of the Equality Act you can give it a pass. They’re free to call it whatever they like but they use titles like the Equality Act so you WON’T take a closer look.
Pelosi is the same person who said you had to pass a bill to see what was in it. They don’t care how it affects your life or if it serves the good of the country. “Equality”. Who could be against that? See how it works?
The For the People Act should be called the For the Politicians Act or more specifically For the Democrat Party Act. It’s TOTALLY unconstitutional taking away the state legislators right to determine election rules. It would codify corrupt elections & ensure 1 party rule by the Democrats. “For the People”. Who could be against that?
Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
G K Chesterton “What I Saw in America”
It means something to put your hand over your heart and recite those words from memory without giving it a 2nd thought.
Do they even do that in schools anymore? i honestly don’t know. It’s a shame i even have to ask.
i can tell you what i saw in America today and it makes me angry.
The left rigged an election, stole it from a man who earned it,robbed us of a duly elected President for an illegitimate corrupt politician suffering from dementia and were so worried we might catch onto the truth that they had to try to silence all of us.First of all we already knew the truth.We saw the theft with our own 2 eyes and knew it wasn’t right. Yes,we want to return Donald Trump to the White House in 2024 but we want these crooked people sent to the dust bin of history now.
Liberty gives us the right to a free and fair election. Liberty gives us the right to speak out against an unjust government and a corrupt lying media. Justice means the cabal that attempted the coup in 2016 and bragged about the one they pulled off in 2020 is held accountable.
A coup in the United States of America. Can you imagine? Is there not one person in the Democrat party and one person of integrity in their media who could come forward and expose it for what it is? What about the Republican party? We have warriors willing to stand up and call it out but too few of them.
Anyone with a brain knows what happened. Why do you think the Democrats are so anxious to pass HR1 the For The People Act? If their scheme didn’t work the first time they wouldn’t be trying it again and they certainly wouldn’t be trying to make it into law. Meanwhile they are trying to get Donald Trump thrown into prison.
The Supreme Court let his tax returns be released but they couldn’t take 5 minutes to examine evidence of election fraud. They’ve closed every avenue of communication Trump had revealing their close connection to big tech and cable news. Yes, they have that much power. We know who pulls the strings of information. The Russia Hoax was everywhere for 3 yrs but you couldn’t find a story about Hunter Biden to save your soul.
They did their best to help Biden hide his obvious dementia during his campaign and you can be sure they will do their utmost to hide it now. The general public’s right to know be damned. Can you imagine that? First they pull off a coup against a duly elected President then they TRY to hide Biden’s obvious dementia AND corruption.
The dementia can’t be helped. He’s not responsible for it. The corruption is another matter. The media and Democrat party covering BOTH up for him is as good as a lie and worse; because they rigged an election putting in office a man who is a clear and present danger to our country. As corrupt as they are they couldn’t have picked a better candidate. Corrupt just like them. What they’ve done to our country is unconscionable.
The Democrats in office take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. They violated it left and right. You would think the cable news networks would redeem themselves. You would think just one person would come clean and tell the truth. There’s only one conclusion to reach-they don’t care about anything except power.
It’s not justice for anyone. Trump won[IN A LANDSLIDE] and they know it. Biden is ill and not capable of fulfilling his duties-they knew that all along. The American people had their votes discounted. Nearly 80 million of their fellow Americans were disenfranchised. made expendable and called every name under the sun along with their duly elected and legitimate President. Some of them were assaulted and hospitalized just for supporting Trump.
They could do this to their own country? A country our sons and daughters, wives and husbands gave their life for. For that matter what about all the countries they freed from tyranny only to bring it here. It’s a shameful disgrace. You would think they would want to redeem themselves. They owe their lives & livelihood to their country and this is how they pay it back? We are not going to forget. They’ve made a mockery of our God given right of liberty and deprived us of justice.
Last,but not Least,the Pursuit of Happiness
On that happy note we move along to the endowed unalienable right of the pursuit of happiness. So far they’ve deprived the most innocent human beings of the right to life and they’ve trampled on our liberty. The founding fathers were aware that God had given man a desire for the transcendental state of happiness and with it the right to pursue it. We can’t be doing too badly(yet).We don’t have barriers up to keep people here; don’t have to. We are free to leave but few do. I get there was a time in our history we deprived other innocent human beings of their God given rights just like we’re doing now. The one thing we didn’t do, like so many regimes have done, was hide the sins of our past. I have to believe that one day the history of our present age will be written and the truth will be told.