26 June 2015

Tasting the Bitter Pill

I offer these quotes because I believe they are true.  I may continue to update this post today as I see more.  Fellow residents of Sodom, pray and watch.


Hubris is sometimes defined as o’erweening pride; and pride, we know, goeth before a fall.  The Judiciary is the “least dangerous” of the federal branches because it has “neither Force nor Will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm” and the States, “even for the efficacy of its judgments.” With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them—with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the “reasoned judgment” of abare majority of this Court—we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence.

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If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,” I would hide my head in a bag.  The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of
John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.

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Scalia’s dissent on the Obamacare verdict, despite all of its bravado, is utterly, totally devoid of virtue or merit unless and until Scalia RESIGNS.


Because after having the entire notion of the Rule of Law formally and explicitly shredded in the Obamacare decision, and the Natural Law CRIMINALIZED in the sodomite marriage decision a few minutes ago, WE HAVE SO MUCH TO LOSE AT THIS POINT.  Am I following your thought process correctly?  Boy, if Obama gets to appoint another SCOTUS seat, something REALLY BAD MIGHT HAPPEN!  Do I have that about right?  Eyeroll.

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It is one thing to know the enemy is coming and try to prepare for it. But that doesn't make the moment when they come over the hill any easier.

Today, they came over the hill.

In a 5-4 ruling, "Gay Marriage" has been imposed nationwide.

But "gay marriage" has never been about gays getting married, it is now and always has been about persecuting the Church. Not that they have this ruling, the persecution against Catholic and Christian organizations will begin in earnest. Institutions will lose their tax-exempt status, they will lose grants, they will be denied contracts, they will be denied building permits, and they will be denied speech. And all that is just the beginning.

Hell hath been unleashed today and they will attack us with all their fury.

This moment has been a long time in the making and now it is here. The persecution begins in earnest now.

Christians in the United States will soon go to jail for no other reason than they believe and speak the truth as revealed by Jesus Christ and his Church.

This has never just been a political battle, it has always truly been a battle with principalities and powers.

This is the natural end of a supernatural battle in which we lost the faith and now must pay the price.

But I assure you, what will result from this persecution is not what our enemies expect. The Church will triumph as a result of this coming persecution and they will never see it coming.

We have been asked to have faith, take up our crosses, and make our way to the resurrection.

May God have mercy on us all.

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Perhaps recognizing how its reasoning may be used, the majority attempts, toward the end of its opinion, to reassure those who oppose same-sex marriage that their rights of conscience will be protected. We will soon see whether this proves to be true.  I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat

those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.


Most Americans—understandably—will cheer or lament today’s decision because of their views on the issue of same-sex marriage.  But all Americans, whatever their thinking on that issue, should worry about what the majority’s claim of power portends.

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Dear American Catholics:

--Me.  thetimman

1 comment:

Fr. Andrew said...

Scalia resigning, sure, but I feel like all four resigning in protest would have more impact. If the point is to show that the rule of law no longer applies- which at least Alito and Roberts also make mention of- then the more that resign, the better. Barnhardt is right- what worse could happen at this point? But a prophetic action could have impact.

If we could only put down our iPhones.