Where do we go from here?
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Where do we go from here?
Now that we see Obama care has been codified and cleared by a horrible Supreme Court decision, what is our next move concerning this horrible law with all of its ungodly taxes and ‘reproductive services’ now mandated? Personally, I cannot believe Chief Justice Roberts sided with the liberals and decided congress has a right to tax one’s body and force them to purchase a product from a corporation. Chief Justice Roberts betrayed this country, the pro life cause as well as all senses of what is responsible and right and moral. Now that Pandora’s box has been opened, we most likely will see a cascade of ‘taxes’ come down from Congress that will ‘regulate’ our behaviors that will even blow the minds of the most liberal among us.
Despite the anger at Chief Justice Roberts for his misguided interpretation of this horrible law, this posting is not about him. In order for one to get to the real bottom of this mess, one must go back in time to look at the cause. We would not be in this mess had Obama not won the election. Obama won the election because most of the Christian world and 54% of Catholics voted for him. The majority of Catholics voted for Obama because these folks do not have the ability to discern right from wrong and do not utilize their conscience to be convicted of their supposed belief system. This is a massive failure of the church in not prioritizing the formation of conscience in the Laity.
The Bishops did not comment much pertaining to candidate Obama, and had several of us arrested for passing out voter guides that reflected the true teachings of the Catholic Church. The Bishops instead, chose to go the ‘politically correct’ route and put out the very misguided ‘Faithful Citizenship” that reflected the misguided teachings forwarded by the late Chicago Cardinal Bernadin of his ‘seamless garment’ scheme. The Bishops seemed to equate ‘racism’ as a moral equivalent to legalized child killing, and it opened the door for many misguided Catholics to vote for Obama with a ‘clear conscience’. So in essence, what could have been a teachable moment, or a moment in time that could have changed the direction of our country was squandered by pandering and wimpism and has now resulted in a series of events that will take a goliath sized effort to change. Does one really believe this same group will now step up to the plate and act on their ‘convictions’?
We are now going to see politics infiltrating the church, and the ones who have clamored and excused their dereliction of duty by playing the ‘separation of church and state’ card are now going to have to answer for their lack of action when it counted. We wouldn’t even be discussing any of this had the Bishops done their job and actually stood up for Church teachings. The Bishops ought to have been screaming at the top of their lungs from the highest steeples about how it is immoral IN ALL SITUATIONS TO VOTE FOR A PRO ABORT, even if he be half African American. Now we are going to know what hell looks like, and unfortunately, it seems the Bishops are quite comfortable in their new homes.
I am curious to see what the USCCB now says is their game plan. It was obvious they were hoping the Supreme Court would do their heavy lifting for them and strike down this ungodly law. But that didn’t happen, and it seems the USCCB is not prepared with a ‘plan B’. I will watch with great interest if the bishops, with the likes of Bishop Loverde, actually follows through with being ‘arrested for the faith’, when up to this point he has simply forwarded lip service. I will be curious to see how long it will take for the bishops to speak up about the mandate to supply reproductive services to employees of their institutions and to what length they will actually go to in order to uphold Church teachings.
It is now time the USCCB steps up to the plate and does something other than cheap talk and putting out ineffective press releases. It is time to lead by example and to retake the ground acquiesced so easily a short 3 ½ years ago. It is time to show whether Catholicism is alive and well in this country, or if it is dead as a door nail as the USCCB seems to have portrayed up until this time. This is a very dark hour in our nation’s history, and it is fine time to put away this fallacious argument that people of faith have no place in the political arena. Without God in the equation, we all know we are on the sure road to hell. It’s time to again put this back as one nation under God.