Skip to comments.US Catholics Reflect on the Declaration of Independence: Do we Still Hold These truths?
Posted on 07/03/2010 4:08:00 AM PDT by tcg
'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights - that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men"
The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of the United States of America. The principles they communicate have informed our history as a free people and inspired our neighbors in other parts of the world to stand up against all forms of tyranny. As we reflect upon the text this weekend we need to remember that our forebears were not declaring their independence from Divine Providence. Rather, they were trusting in the primacy of the Governance of God over their own lives and their noble undertaking.
They sought independence from a monarchy which had become tyrannical precisely because it had forgotten the implications of the primacy of Divine Providence. The principles set forth in that Declaration were a rallying cry which called forth extraordinary sacrifice. They were rooted in something much greater than political expediency. That is why those principles became a measuring stick against which all governments of men would be measured in the future.
They believed there actually were truths to be held and that those truths are self evident. Those truths include the existence of unalienable rights which are given to all men and women by a Creator. They believed that those truths and those rights can be discerned by all men and women because they are revealed by the Natural Law which is written on all human hearts and is a participation in God's law.
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The Catholic Church is guaranteeing its irrelevancy and impotence by supporting the naturalization of millions of criminal immigrants who will blissfully and ignorantly vote en masse for the DemoncRAT party, which supports virtually every thing the Catholic Church opposes.
The Catholic Church is confusing assistance to the poor by deed of free will with the rape of the public treasury by mob rule and threat of force.
Nowhere in the New Testament are we compelled to give anything for anything by threat of force.
Nowhere in the New Testament is it commanded or even recommended that governments extort their citizens in the name of “charity”.
The Roman Church is way off base on this matter of government enforced charity.
While mercy, grace, and even clemency are identified as qualities of good government, such is extended to individuals, not to invasion forces breaking multitudes of laws, wreaking mayhem and murder along their way.
Among the first order requirements of a benevolent government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens.
A government that fails in this matter is NOT a benevolent or even a benign government.
The best characterization I can give of our Federal government today is criminal negligence by malfeasance and nonfeasance, refusing to discharge its most fundamental responsibilities while inventing new and ethereal responsibilities for itself out of whole cloth, disrespecting and disdaining the constraints imposed upon it by its foundational contract with the people, its own Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Didn't Vatican II do away with all that? /sarc
The Catholic Church HAS NO RIGHT to interfere with our Nation... neither does the UN. GOD HIMSELF can do as HE pleases. WE are HIS completely.