… it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. (James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments)
Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill. (Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”)
In March, 2009 I posted an article on my blog calling attention to Obama’s “moves to make medical workers ‘Slaves in Conscience.’” Such persecution of conscience was unavoidable once Obama’s commitment to evil principle was armed with the powers of the presidency of the United States. What I wrote in that article is worth rereading now that many Roman Catholics and other Christian people are finally being roused to recognize and act against it:
Catholics and other professing Christians should take note. Except they repent of it, those who voted for Barack Obama surely face grim judgment from the Supreme judge of the World for their enlistment in the electoral army of this paragon of evil. But even before such judgment in the next life, in this life we will all have to suffer the grim consequences of his abandonment of respect for the unalienable rights to life and liberty.
Too bad that, in 2008 and before, so many of these lately roused Christians lost sight of the example of America’s founding generation. It would have instructed them to “take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties,” reacting against Obama’s proven commitment to evil principle before “usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise.” Of course such precautionary discernment requires the ability to think and act in terms of principle (i.e., the first beginnings of action). With his characteristically practical wisdom, Christ admonishes us to understand that evil comes “out of the heart” (Matthew 15:19). It originates (as the Creator observes in Genesis 6:5 and 8:21) in the intentions of the heart, which are made manifest in the characteristic thoughts and ideas that reflect the workings of the mind.
With respect to the fundamental issues of moral right, Barack Obama’s rejection of the most fundamental “laws of nature and of nature’s God” has been clear throughout his career, especially in his adamantine commitment to the murder of human posterity, before and after birth. This is why it was a moral atrocity for a university claiming to educate in the tradition of Catholic Christianity to honor Obama after his election. This is why it is morally irrational for professing Christians to support creation of a health-care delivery system dominated by an administration of government scrupulously cleansed of every acknowledgement of the existence and authority of the Creator.
Whatever the outcome of the political tempest being stirred by this latest episode of Obama’s entirely predictable disregard for the rights of conscience, this is only the beginning of the era of persecution.
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