The situation is very good now: scary, but energizing, bracing. Born-to-be-cautious Bishops are saying words like “civil disobedience”. Pink-faced usually-smiling white-thatched Irish-surnamed gentlemen are searching their closets for their Knights of Columbus swords.
My only fear is that Obama will realize his tactical error and offer them a way to finesse it. The upper clergy will grab for a compromise the way drowning men grab for the nearest flotation device.
One can’t hope for evil. But I *almost* hope Obama gets his Herod up and says “NO compromise.” Our bishops, our priests, our Catholic selves need to face the Moment of Decision now, rather than wait until we’ve finessed so much we’ve forgotten how to fight.
Obama has usurped a number of powers not delegated to him and Americans have done nothing. Even if he is voted out of office next year - and it doesn’t look like that will happen - the next President will keep those powers and expand them. No government (or tyrant) has ever given up power without a fight... EVER! This is going to require a whole lot more than voting to reverse. As for writing to a congresscritter — don’t waste the postage, buy bullets.