In a video posted on Worth Reading, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon receives a standing ovation from Democrats for criticizing Arizona's recently passed immigration law. By this law, Arizona citizens desperately hope to prevent their state from disappearing under a tidal wave of illegal immigration and all of the problems connected therein. But self-preservation, whether individual , state, or national is today viewed as a hate crime by monstrously self-inflated Transnational Progressive insiders and the religious zealots who follow their lead. ( video: http://worthreading.ning.com/video/video/show?id=5061658:Video:19947&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_video )
Do not be deceived by Calderon's seemingly reasonable stance, nor by the Democrats enthusiastic reaction to it, for neither Calderon's criticism nor the Democrats reaction to it are rational, but are rather, irrational, and in this instance, wicked. Wicked because the reasoning of these individuals is the corrupted outworking of thought filtered through disordered passions–narcissism, self-entitlement, contempt for the 'little guy', resentment, covetousness, greed, malice, and above all, lust for power.
Sanity is the ability to recognize right from wrong independently of personal feelings, fears, impulses, desires, and compulsions. Rational thinking then, is reasoning disciplined to resist the corrupting influence of personal feelings, thus allowing for the acceptance of truths that contradict feelings, desires, and fancies. In short, rational thinking is morally-informed reasoning. It is dispassionate, rightly-ordered, clear thinking and logical and is the fruit of impulse-control and unswerving commitment to enduring truths, moral law, and principle. Irrational reasoning is the opposite. Irrationality is the inability to recognize right from wrong independent of personal feelings, impulses, and compulsions. By the degree to which the moral sense is corrupt, so too is reason. The greater the degree of corruption, the more depraved is reason.
So when during the course of his presentation, Calderon spoke of reality, which itself reflects enduring truths over time, he spoke hypocritically, for what he really embraces is flux—the continuous change resulting from the restlessness, narcissism, covetousness, boredom, and other vices that relentlessly gnaw the disordered soul of every morally and intellectually immature terrible-infant in an adult-size body. Translated, what Calderon is really saying is that laws ought to be changeable according to what we want when we want it, or more precisely, what self-inflated, self-serving Liberals and those like Calderon desire when they desire it.
To see the consequences of this way of reasoning, consider for example the chaos, breakdown and violence that would ensue if the rules on which football, basketball, golf, and baseball are founded were subject to arbitrary change in accord with the desires, whims, and caprices of resentful, envious, greedy players, fans, franchise owners, bureaucrats, or government officials. In practice, a disgruntled player or self-conceited club owner could arrogantly demand that foul balls be redefined as ‘alternative home runs’ when it suited their purpose.
But why should this subversion of rules not come to pass when already we have accepted as valid the desires and consequent demands of narcissistic males and females who, controlled by disordered erotic impulses and compulsions, have demanded and received redefinition as ‘gays’? On the basis of this insanity, 'gays' have been accorded 'special rights' protected by paralegalistic hate crime laws and politically correct speech codes (paramoralism). By acquiescing to the demands of 'gays', we invite ourselves to be further intimidated, terrorized, and blackmailed into giving into yet more outrageous demands by the psychologically disordered until finally, sanity and freedom will have given place entirely to insanity and tyranny. This will happen because:
"...the United States is currently suffering from an epidemic of narcissism," insist Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., and W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., in The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement." "American culture's focus on self-admiration has caused a flight from reality to the land of grandiose fantasy." (How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 80)
"The evidence Twenge and Campbell have compiled is compelling and appalling," summarizes Holly Brubach in the New York Times. "Never mind the (narcissistic) celebrities; their arrogance is equaled if not surpassed by the grandiosity of so-called average Americans." (ibid, p. 81)
"Does the narcissism of this man (Barack Obama) know no bounds?" asks Charles Krauthammer, a former psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. (ibid, p. 80)
"Our work suggests that contemporary culture has become fixated on a group of stars whose narcissistic tendencies appear to be approaching personality-disorder levels," reported the Journal of Research in Personality, Oct. 2006. (ibid, p. 79)
According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is "a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. They believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings." (ibid)
In other words, their moral sense and reasoning processes are corrupt, meaning they are no longer able to "recognize right from wrong, truth from lie independently of personal feelings, fears, impulses, and compulsions." And because narcissism is all about what self wants with little regard for other people's feelings, then narcissism is both insane and tyrannical.
"Liberty is the prevention of control by others" ....Lord Acton
Either truth, morality, laws, and rules have enduring, fixed meaning or they do not. If they do not, which is the stance of America's legions of narcissistic immoralists, then truth, morality, laws, and rules are to be made up as they go along, according to what they want when they want it. By extension of the illogic of this depraved reasoning, America's founding documents—the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Rule of Law are as meaningless as the politically correct paralegalisms, inverted truths, and paramoralisms invented by the mentally disordered immoralists who currently control the UN and our White House, and who are not only increasingly gaining control of government at every level of society, but as well, of universities, judiciary, media, entertainment industry, church pulpits, and unions. In one fashion or another, all of these emotional-tyrants are forcing their insanity and depravity onto all of us.
America: A Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy
America was founded as a Constitutional Republic. A Republic by definition has two principle elements. First, it is controlled by Law which transcends mankind, hence neither man nor Republic control Law.
Second, it recognizes the private, sovereign nature of each man, which means that the transcendent Creator Who gave us Law gave us life and liberty at the same time. Life and liberty are inseparable. All men, regardless of creed, color, and sex are human beings made in the spiritual image of the transcendent Creator, hence each person is endowed with an individual immortal soul and a mind endowed with reason, conscience, will, imagination, and memory. This means that all men, while not physical or mental equals or equal in gifts and talents, are however, spiritual equals in the eyes of their Creator, and since by their nature men are both free and individual thinkers and choosers, they are therefore endowed with the capacity to be self-governing when they mature both morally and intellectually.
By extension, America's founding documents are spiritual documents. For it is our spiritual property that is unalienable and precedes material property. Unalienable means: not from man but from the transcendent Creator:
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If "Thou shalt not covet" and "Thou shalt not steal" were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free." John Adams, A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787 (source: The Patriot Post, http://patriotpost.us/ )
In the essay on "Property," by Madison, published in The National Gazette on March 29, 1792, Madison clearly defines the meaning of property and just government in the examples below:
"He has a property....in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them."
"He has a property...in his opinions and the free communication of them."
"He has an equal property in the free use of his faculties and free choice of the objects on which to employ them."
"He has property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person."
Property is "a man's land, or merchandize, or money..."
"...as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights."
"Government is instituted to protect property of every sort....This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own."
"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties or his possessions." (source: Lex Rex; http://www.lexrex.com/ )
In other words, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely because human nature is a mixture of good and evil, of strength and weakness, and is not perfectible during life on earth:
"In questions of power...let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." (Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions, ibid)
"Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of a people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt." (Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788, ibid)
The Constitution therefore, recognizes man's sovereignty, the divine nature of man's creation and man's divine right to life, liberty, the means of acquiring and possessing property, and the pursuit of happiness. Hence our Republic recognizes Law is unchangeable because the transcendent Creator is the Lawgiver.
In light of the fact that all men are created to be free, individual thinkers and choosers, the paralegalistic, paramoralistic, scientistic and religious concepts of atheist evolutionism (negates the transcendent Creator), materialism (negates man's soul and mind), determinism (negates free will), socialism (utopia for non-beings), collective sovereignty (denial of individual sovereignty) , group and/or special rights (negates individual rights), gayness (negates God-designed male, female sex norms), political correctness (group think), hate crime laws and speech codes (negation of individual spiritual property), distributive justice (theft of property), fairness and/or social justice (punishment of individual achievement and theft of individual property), progressive taxation (theft of wealth), sustainable development (theft of land and resources), population control and it adjunct , choice-abortion (denial of life/liberty) must themselves be absolutely negated for they are the antithesis of America's founding worldview and of the rights and liberties arising there from. Needless to say, all of these concepts are near and dear to self-inflated Transnational Progressives and their totalitarian global village agenda.
In sum, the Constitution of the United States of America is firmly grounded in the Bible's Genesis account while the moral ethics that underpin the Rule of Law and our society's traditional understanding of right and wrong are the Ten Commandments. Hence, in order to determine between just law and unjust or paralegalistic law, explains Martin Luther King, Jr., one must determine if it coincides with the law of God:
"How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law." (Martin Luther King, Excerpts from his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, Apr. 16, 1963)
The Death of America
After undergoing more than eighty years of a diabolical program of deconstruction, dumbing-down, and demoralization, today's’ America more nearly resembles the hedonistic , tyrannical pagan democracies the Founders abhorred and warned future generations against:
“[D]emocracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787 (quote source: http://patriotpost.us/ )
Those individuals possessed of the greatest will to power will quickly seize control of a democracy after which it is assuredly doomed to collapse of its’ own corrupt weight. In the words of John Adams:
“[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.” –John Adams, An Essay on Man’s Lust for Power, 1763 (ibid)
The Psalmist laments: “What are the righteous to do when the foundations have been destroyed?”
This is the untenable position today's morally sane, freedom-loving individuals must contend with, for the spirit of immorality and nihilism and its' vice squads of evil have virtually destroyed the foundations of our nation. Having removed the transcendent Creator and put narcissists and diabolical narcissists in His place, Americans were then cast into a vast spiritual desert through the teaching of atheistic evolutionism and materialism as scientific fact. Indeed, having lost their faith in the existence of the transcendent God, millions of apathetic Americans no longer believe that they have either souls or minds. Through the enormous success of this one step, the spirit of immorality and nihilism moved quickly to render meaningless this nations’ enduring truths, unalienable rights, moral law, and Rule of Law, and by extension, property rights, traditions, cultural institutions, traditional holidays, language, and national boundaries. In short, the foundational ‘glue’ that defines good from evil, truth from lie, sane from insane, normal from abnormal, decent from indecent, and which held us together, defining and shaping Americans and America, providing stability, security, and individual liberty (without license) in an orderly, decent society has been destroyed by the spirit of immorality, nihilism, evil.
"Evil people exploit good people by persuading them that it is wrong to call evil by its' name." (Persuasive Wickedness & What We Must Say About It, James Hitchcock)
That legions of self-inflated monsters, from George Soros and his puppet Obama to Pelosi, Hillary, Holdren and Calderon, have not only not bothered to read Arizona's’ recently passed immigration law but have also besmirched it as evil comes as no surprise, for wickedness is what the wicked do. And why not? They can get away with it, for has not the spirit of evil convinced us that it is intolerant, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, confusion-causing, and yes--hateful--- to call evil by its' name?
Copyright Linda Kimball 2010
Linda writes on culture, politics, and worldview
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