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A couple of days ago I posted about the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, and how it called the penalty it imposes for not purchasing health insurance a “tax”.  It was my position that any behavior can then be forced on American Citizens, up to an including forced contraception and abortion by imposing impossible taxes in order to regulate behavior.  I compared it to China’s forced abortions.  Actually, this is precisely how this works in China.  They call it the “social maintenance fee” for having additional children past the one allowed, and it is impossible to pay.  The Economist has a relevant article, that is rather frightening in its implications for the U.S.  It can be found at http://www.economist.com/node/21557369

The article states “The fine for having extra children is known as the “social maintenance fee”. Mr He estimates the government has collected over 2 trillion yuan ($314 billion) in such fees since 1980. Failure to pay means the second “black” child cannot obtain a household-registration document, or hukou, which brings with it basic rights such as education. The amount of the fine varies from place to place. A husband and wife in Shanghai will each pay 110,000 yuan ($17,300), three times the city’s average annual post-tax income, for a second child. The fine increases with income. The rich can shell out millions.”

Can you imagine a “tax” of $100,000 head tax, with a tax credit of $110,000 for being surgically sterilized the first year, with a $100,000 tax credit for subsequent years?  According to the Supreme Court, this would be allowable.  If you don’t get sterilized, you would pay $100,000 every year, and if you did get sterilized, the government would pay you $10,000 and then leave you alone every year after that.  This is Margaret Sanger’s dream come true.  

This is how Satan works.  He offers you a lesser, perverted version of an absolute good, and makes it more attractive than the absolute good to convince people to abandon that good.  With abortion, he has worked through Planned Parenthood to make “health care” the sought after goal.  Only, it’s a perverted  version of health care.  It is only masquerading as health care.  It takes a normally functioning body, and destroys those functions through hormonal and surgical alterations.  And in exchange for a perverted version of the relative good of health care, we give up the absolute good of life by calling babies an evil, and killing them.  

Now the federal government, thanks to the ruling on the Affordable Care Act, has a way to force this decision on who see’s through Satan’s smoke and mirrors.  Let’s pray that this never happens.

The Supreme Court has now ruled that people can be “taxed” for not buying health insurance and this even though the government didn’t argue that it was a tax.  The rule of law has now been destroyed in our country.  The natural result will be tyranny.

So now you can be “taxed” for what you do, and taxed for what you don’t do.  There is nothing that can’t be “taxed”, and nothing stopping the government from imposing impossible “taxes” on those they want to control in order to direct their behavior against their will.  The government has been given the power to do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, to whoever it wants.  Government power has now been made absolute.  This is the worst of all outcomes.

Ultimately, the “environmentalists” will persuade the government to limit family size.  They won’t prohibit extra children.  They will tax childbirth.  They will tax the failure to purchase and use artificial contraceptives.  They will tax the refusal to obtain an abortion.  They will tax whatever behavior they want to limit.  They will make the tax impossible to pay, and either jail those who don’t pay, or use physical force to obtain compliance.  The Supreme Court has mangled the Constitution and given them permission to do this.

This is more oppressive than the Dred Scott decision.  This will take the oppression of the unborn by Roe vs. Wade to an entirely new level.  It will add the oppression of the parents on top of it.

My wife found this very beautiful painting of the Virgin Mary.  I think I might need to order a print for the house.  Very old religious art is a great thing.  Some of the stuff coming out from faithful Catholic artists will be the great art of future generations.  I’m not an art critic.  However, I know what I like, and I like this.

Found by my beautiful wife.

The State Department has removed religious freedom from their human rights reports.  CNS new reports it here.  Specifically, they are ensuring that persecution of Christians does not show up in the reports.  In light of the administration’s current treatment of Catholics and other Christians, this is very telling.  They don’t see religion as a right.  They see it as an obstacle that must be overcome.  Obama cannot be re-elected.  He will see it as a mandate to increase his aggression against Christianity.

The Significance of D-Day | Crisis Magazine.

On this anniversary of D-day, this article from Crisis Magazine reminds us of the importance of that battle.  I was privileged to know two gentlemen who were on the beach that day.  One was in the British Navy, the other in the United States Army.  Both were medics.  The article points out that had the invasion failed, the Soviets could have overrun Europe after defeating the Germans.  This is an important point to remember.

As we go into the next election, we need to remember that our nation has shed its own blood to save others from communism.  We now need to exert effort to defeat it at home as well.

Below is the text of a Yahoo news commentary, with my comments.  It’s the usual bigoted socialist talking points derived from unexamined negative stereotypes contained in liberal agitprop.  What surprises me is that Yahoo is buying into this.

6/3/12 The Catholic Church is Dangerous, Outdated, and Should Dissolve – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/catholic-church-dangerous-outdated-dissolve-204000761.html

The Catholic Church is Dangerous, Outdated, and Should
Dissolve
By Andrew Riggio | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Fri, Jun 1, 2012
COMMENTARY | The Catholic Church is hammering so many nails into its own coffin that even an outside observer like me is left shaking his head at the ridiculous behavior of its leadership. The Vatican (generally meaning “the Pope”) is angry with nuns for their behavior, and Cardinal Dolan from the New York Archdiocese is embroiled in yet another pedophile priest scandal. Let’s look at how the two situations prove the Catholic Church is on its last legs.

This man knows nothing about Church history.  The Church has had to address heresy before, and it will find the need to do so again.  And as long as there are homosexuals pretend to be faithful Catholics and obtain ordination, the Church will need to deal with the consequences of the homosexualist infiltration.  But let’s be real here.  The purpose of this article is to distract the reader from the complete failure of the Obama administration and the fact that they now need a whipping boy to punish for their own failings.  They are dealing with their own dissidents who disagree with Obama’s actions, as evidenced by the fact that a convicted, imprisoned criminal got more votes in the West Virginia Democratic primary than Obama.  They are also dealing with their own sex abuse scandal with the Secret Service.  This is psychological projection.  They are trying to pin their own failings on  the Catholic Church.

Starting close to home we have Cardinal Dolan’s little fiasco. It just came to light he might have been part of a plan to pay off child-molesting priests 20 grand each to leave the priesthood quietly, according to a CNN report. The alleged reason was to hide the pedophiles’ actions and avoid lawsuits by paying them hush money. If it were anyone buy clergy committing these acts my guess is that mass arrests would have already been made. Another CNN report talks about the Vatican’s recent attack on American nuns. The statement from Rome says they have gone rogue and have become radical feminists. The reason? The Pope thinks they should spend less time supporting social justice and more time opposing same-sex marriage, abortion, and euthanasia.

Really?  I don’t think so.  Rather, it’s that they should spend more time promoting social justice and less time supporting same-sex marriage, abortion, and euthanasia.  The issue is that the nuns are heretics who are promoting things that are directly opposed to Catholic teaching.  The Church supports social justice.  Abortion and euthanasia are murder, and the Church opposes that, and the nuns oppose the Church.  Same sex marriage is an impossibility.  It’s simply not capable of happening because two people of the same sex can’t have a marriage, no matter what they might want to call their relationship.  The nuns in question defy Catholic teaching on marriage.  That’s the issue.  Because they ignore Catholic teaching, the Church has rightly addressed that issue.  The writer thinks he has done some sort of tricky judo flip to turn the tables and say that the Church actually opposes social justice.  He has embarrassed himself, failing miserably because his opponent isn’t standing just-so in order for him to do the tricky move and impress all his friends.

The Vatican is enforcing sanctions against the nuns, taking punitive action to get them back in line. The Pope is essentially telling each of these nuns, “Shut up and get back in the kitchen where you belong, woman.” Apparently in the mind of the Pope social justice just isn’t a big deal.

I thought social justice included things like feeding the poor.  In that case, the kitchen is a nice place for anyone, male or female, to be.  Oh, wait…  I get it now.  The writer defines social justice as smothering grandpa with a pillow so we don’t need to change is Depends, and ripping children apart with forceps and dragging them out of their home in the womb piece by piece.  I’m so sorry I forgot that murder is true social justice.  Oh, yeah.  One more thing.  Supporting recognition of people who stick their genitals into the terminal ends of the digestive tract because as a couple they lack complementary genitalia also count as a social justice cause.  We can’t tolerate people who will not celebrate physically harmful sexual practices.  Public denunciation of the fact that my wife and I have eight children is also in order because sex has absolutely nothing to do with reproduction.  Gotcha.  I understand now.

It’s possible that Dolan was trying to protect the institution of the Church with his actions. If so he and his Church are broken. I don’t care how loyal he is to the Church — it should be instantly obvious that the well-being of a child rape victim is more important than an organization. Normal people can’t stand the idea of letting child rapists off the hook.

It’s interesting that he didn’t care about this until Obama wanted to persecute the Catholic Church.  This happened ten years ago at the height of the sex abuse scandal.  It’s old news.  He’s writing as if they did this last week.  He’s also ignoring the fact that this was done to speed their removal from the archdiocese.  It’s common in employment situations to agree to pay an employee to give up their employment rights and avoid costly litigation.  That’s what happened here.  It’s a lie to call it letting them off the hook.  It was a way of speeding their removal.  

It’s possible the Pope thinks he’s making the right decision biblically — and he might be correct. If so, his scripture is broken. It’s ancient mythology that treats women like property. It’s making him think social justice is irrelevant. The Catholic Church is out of touch with reality and cares little for social justice and women’s rights. Any religion so broken should dissolve and give its adherents a chance to live better lives without it.

Ah, I see now.  Because a belief is old, it’s not worthy of respect.  If it’s new, it must be good.  I think all of those single mothers out there cursing the name of the deadbeat dad with every late child support check might have something to say about how the modern world treats women.  Oh, wait, it’s their fault because they didn’t kill the little kid like social justice demands.
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