The Kingship of Christ and Obamacare By Patricius Anthony TRADITIO Traditional Roman Catholic Internet Site E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.traditio.com Copyright 2012 P. Anthony. Reproduction prohibited without authorization. Last Revised: 08/17/12
The recent United States Supreme Court decision which refused to overturn or declare "unconstitutional" the main provisions of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that has become popularly known as "Obamacare" came as little surprise to the adherents of Quas Primas. The logical consequence of a society that has contemptuously mocked Divine Law and never had a public role for God's temporal instrument for the salvation of souls, the Catholic Church, will ultimately descend into full blown statism and witness the most wretched immorality all of which are now part and parcel of contemporary American life.
The reason that those on the Right have been continuously disappointed by Supreme Court rulings even when they have had supposed "conservative" majorities and chief justices is that they do not understand their own country's history or the rudiments of political theory. These flaws stem from the fact that most of the populace have been educated (more properly indoctrinated) in government schools and universities which have a very real interest not to teach a "dissenting" or contrarian historical viewpoint or a differing social paradigm especially if it includes an integral role for the Catholic Church.
The Constitution, despite what most modern conservatives contend, was a counterrevolutionary and highly statist document, which was a direct reversal in spirit of the aims and accomplishments of the American colonies' war of secession from the British Empire. The Constitution was not a document to limit government per se, but instead, replaced the existing governing structure (The Articles of Confederation) in which the independent states were loosely aligned. The Constitution, in effect, created a nation-state where the central government was endowed with considerable power.
The much touted "separation of powers" principle among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches which supposedly was to limit state aggrandizement has proven to be an abject failure. That the Constitution would lead to a powerful central state was accurately predicted by its opponents at the time who became known as the "Anti-federalists." One of their most important objections was that there were no internal checks within the document that limited Congress's authority to tax and regulate. They accurately foresaw that the executive branch would become too powerful especially in regard to war making. The General Welfare Clause also came under severe criticism for its ambiguity which would be habitually interpreted to augment government largesse.
Nor was the Constitution at the time of its creation a part of "Holy Writ" in which so many contemporary conservatives now genuflect. Most likely, it would have never passed had it not been for a number of illegal and underhanded actions by the Federalists and if a popular vote had been taken at the time, it would have been rejected. Moreover, a number of states would not have approved ratification unless there was a bill of rights attached to it, an act that most Federalists (showing again their statist tendencies) thought unnecessary.
While a bill of rights was agreed upon to secure ratification, it, too, has proven to be highly deficient in protecting individual rights. From the beginning, with the Alien and Sedition Acts down through the generations culminating in the infamous "Patriot Act," Americans' personal freedoms have been continuously eroded with little interdiction by the Supreme Court.
While the Constitution and Bill of Rights have failed in limiting the power of the central government or protecting the basic rights of citizens, it has succeeded in faithfully guarding one of the cherished goals of the revolutionary generation: "separation of Church & State." On this matter, there has been complete unanimity as every interpreter has been a "strict constructionist" where no violation of this Enlightenment dogma has been tolerated. Unfortunately, with the Catholic Church excluded from the public realm, American morality began to plummet where all sorts of depravities have been allowed to flourish and now abominations that cry for heavenly vengeance are codified into law.
While the flaws of the Constitution have long been known, the document has a far greater problem which is why Obamacare, the Supreme Court's refusal to undo it, and all the previous unconstitutional acts of the Federal Leviathan - New Deal, Civil Rights, the undeclared wars, etc., - have all been enacted. The United States Republic was established as a purely secular state inspired by Masons and Deists who were at best indifferent to the Triune God and His Church and at worst openly hostile to Them. Not only was the Creator of mankind given no acknowledgement in the Constitution, but the Redeemer was explicitly ignored while the institution that He established for the salvation of souls was given no role by the founders in their "Empire of Liberty."
Without the Church as an external check on fallen man's lust for power, the American state naturally expanded. With a social order that relegates Christ's Church as an "equal" among other sects, the state would function as both "God" and Church. Instead of Christianity, politics became the national religion, and the functions that the Church would rightly, and, for the most part, voluntarily perform, would be coercively done by the state. Obamacare is just another conquest of the American state/god in its insatiable desire for total social control.
In a larger sense, Obamacare is another phase of the New World Order where government, money, banking, education, transportation, communication (except, so far, for the Internet), and, now, health care are heavily regulated or outright centrally controlled. Opponents of the NWO are mistaken when they contend that it began with George Bush I's infamous "thousand points of light" reference. The NWO began with the Protestant Revolt in the 16th century, augmented by the American, French and communist Revolutions and has continued and intensified with every social and political upheaval that has come along since, all of which have contributed to the undermining of Christianity.
Those who have opposed Obamacare and the numerous tyrannical actions of the current Administration will continue to lose politically and see their individual liberties and rights further eradicated. The only solution to the rise of the American Leviathan is its overthrow and replacement with a social order where Christ is King! In contrast to the totalitarian American god, the Christian God does not mandate His creatures' loyalty, but allows them "free will" and teaches them personal responsibility.
The defeat of Obamacare and all the other social welfare schemes which the Modern state has implemented will only come about when the ideal of the Kingship of Christ as taught by the popes, fathers, and doctors of the Church are once again accepted as the only paradigm for true social order. Lawmakers and judges should not, therefore, be admonished to "obey the Constitution," but should rule in accordance with the merciful precepts of the Holy Trinity.
Since most on the Right are blind to the notion of the Kingship of Christ, they cannot see that such an order is necessarily decentralized. The state is "limited" and the Church and its auxiliaries are in charge of supplying or overseeing the vast majority of things that governments do. The state has no business in health care as it should have no business in education. Both, under a true Christian society, would be run by religious. Only Catholic hospitals are permissible in such a world where serious moral questions abound and decisions pertaining to them are guided by the Church.
Of course, when the advocates of the Kingship of Christ speak of "the Church," they do not mean the current Conciliar establishment. This is not the Catholic Church of two millennium, but a sect controlled and run by Modernists up to and including its corrupt head, Benedict-Ratzinger. Its tepid opposition to Obamacare is just another demonstration of its non-Catholic nature.
In his much neglected encyclical, Quas Primas Pope Pius XI accurately indentified the underlying social problem of his time which was not only the cause of the first and most destructive war in human history, but continues to this very day:
We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. And We remember saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and His holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private affairs or in politics: and We said further that, as long as individuals and States refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ.
Unfortunately, the opponents of Obamacare are ignorant of the sage insights of Pius XI and thus do not understand that it and the other draconian measures of the current Administration are symptoms of modern man's rejection of the Divine Savior. The eradication of Obamacare and the rest of the NWO agenda will not come about through the political process or via the ballot box, but instead, will only take place when mankind returns to its collective senses and re-enthrones its forgotten King and Savior as Pius XI so eloquently explains:
When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace, and harmony. Our Lord's regal office invests the human authority of princes and rulers with a religious signficance; it ennobles the citizen's duty of obedience. . . . If princes and magistrates duly elected are filled with the persuasion that they rule, not by their own right, but by the mandate and in the place of the Divine King, they will exercise their authority piously and wisely, they will make laws and administer them having in view the common good and also the human dignity of their subjects. The result will be order, peace, and tranquility, for there will be no longer any cause of discontent. Men will see in their king or in their rulers men like themselves, perhaps, unworthy or open to criticism, but they will not on that account refuse obedience if they see reflected in them the authority of Christ, God and Man. Peace and harmony, too, will result; for with the spread and the universal extension of the kingdom of Christ men will become more and more conscious of the link that binds them together, and thus many conflicts will either be prevented entirely or at least their bitterness diminished.