The Unborn And You, 2020 Edition.

The legal structure of the United States never ceases to surprise those who come from different legal systems. Compared to every European Country, it is, in many issues, rather atomised due to the existence of 50 States, each with their own very extensive legislative powers. This is why, even if Roe vs Wade were to be reversed (it will be one day), the battle would only be half won, as many States would run to implement State legislation allowing the killing of babies. It is only when the Supreme Court declares abortion not compatible with the U.S. Constitution, that the legislative powers of the States will be neutralised.

The same happens with the phenomenon of “sanctuary cities”. In Europe there are no “sanctuary cities”. The concept itself is foreign to the legal system. If, say, the Italian region of Lombardia decided that, within its territory, illegal immigrants are welcome and the local authorities are ordered to disobey or to obstacle law enforcement, people would start going to jail pretty fast. It is obvious that this does not happen in San Francisco or Los Angeles, where – the way I understand it – the battle against sanctuary cities is fought with federal lawsuit and with the threat of withholding federal funds, not by sending the FBI to simply arrest people (legislators, and enforcers) for subversive activity.

It works, fortunately, both ways. I am following with interest the phenomenon of the “sanctuary counties” in Virginia, vowing to defend the Second Amendment rights of their citizen against the tyrannical attitude of their own State legislators. The most recent development I have read about is the one of the eleven Texas cities banning abortion.  The linked article is interesting not because it indicates a way to get around Roe vs Wade (it is obvious that the legal ground is extremely shaky here; which, if it was not the case, would allow for the vast hollowing of every unwelcome judicial decision in States like, say, California or New York), but because it moves the battle against abortion to the public opinion via the courts.

It is clear to me that this lawsuit is not meant to result in a victory. It is meant to result in a discussion. It is meant to, as they say in today’s parlance, “raise awareness”. It is the expression of a local, pacific revolt of decent citizen, choosing to fight through the courts against the iniquity of a Constitution willingly and unashamedly bent to the will of the leftist mob by politically motivated activists.

If you think that cities can decide to not follow Supreme Court precedent, you can keep dreaming at your leisure. But if you think that these initiatives amplify the discussion about the evil of abortion, you might be on to something.

Still, the way towards an abortion-free United States (which, make no mistake, will in time result in an abortion free Western Europe) does not go through “sanctuary cities”. It goes through sound judicial appointments both in the higher courts and in the Supreme Court.

In 2020, just as in 2016, it is vital that Trump be reelected in November, and that a working majority in the Senate allows the President to keep doing the excellent job of appointing dozens, at this point actually hundreds of sound thinking judges.

Look at the age of the Supreme Court Justices, add to Breyer and RBG the diabetic Wide Latina and realise that Trump’s second term can be, as far as the Supreme Court is concerned, just as explosive as the first; actually more so, if the great, 72 years old Clarence Thomas felt sure enough of the soundness of his successor to resign, allowing Trump the appointment of another judge like him, but 30 years younger.

Like 2016, 2020 is an extremely important battle in the war for the defence of the unborn.

Please hammer the concept in the head of your tepid relatives, or colleagues, or friends, whenever they start moaning that Trump is not nice enough, and his tweets are oh so unkind.

 

 

 

Posted on February 27, 2020, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I was raised in a family whose dinner discussions revolved around politics. I am happy to admit that you have given me a better picture of the workings (frequently chaotic) of the US political system. It makes me think God must have had something in His mind when he allowed the founding fathers to come up with this system. It is good to hear an outsider’s view of the big picture, and it makes me a bit hopeful for my country, and also for other countries, and for Western Civilization. So…I thank you. And I keep praying.

  2. @Mundabor I do final this formulation to be somewhat questionable. While Republicans claim to be pro-life, the facts do seem to belie this, to some degree.

    Pro-life means full protection of all unborn in law. While Republicans generally claim to oppose abortion, most generally

    1-support exceptions for abortions

    2-do not support outlawing the RU486 drug

    3-do not support outlawing contraceptive abortifacients

    4-do not support outlawing fertility clinics’ destruction of unwanted embryos

    So the Republican pro-life stance is, at best, a partial one

    @Mary It should never be forgotten that the US system here is in direct contravention of classical normative Catholic teaching about the Social Reign of Christ, and was founded under the influence of sinful Masonry. A strong case can be made that the US was one of the first, and possibly the singular first, Godless regimes to be founded in human history.

    • You don’t reject those who do something good because they could do more good. Similarly, God clearly smiled on the US from the very start, and he has used to save Europe’s backside three times already. No, it’s no perfect land.
      No, if you wait for perfection you will die run by Democrat.

  3. To address the issue of the masonic roots of the US,
    I would refer to the history of Ecuador as described by Our Lady of Buen Succeso in her prophecy on the future of this then Spanish Colony to Mother Mariana. She describes the coming of a “truly Catholic President, a man of character who will consecrate Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of my Son and be given the palm of martyrdom on the steps of the presidential palace directly in front of this convent. This was fulfilled by the life and death of the great Don Gabriel Garcia Moreno. She was told how God would be blessing this then Republic with it’s independence from the Spanish Monarchy and that those who fought in this battle would be blessed by God as well.
    It takes some thought to come to grips with the reality of a masonic government being a gift from God but the life work and martyrdom of Garcia Moreno in transforming the masonic ruled country into a beautiful Catholic nation. It is a wonderful lesson and a Divine Guide to the future restoration when the world will return to it’s God and have this history as a guide to the conversion of a Republic to a truly Catholic Nation.
    I encourage further reading of the heroic life and work, sealed in his blood, of this man whom Pope Pius X wanted to declare a saint.

    • Joe: Obviously, nothing is impossible for God. Also obvious is the fact that generation after generation of Catholics in the U.S. are perfectly content living under their Protestant/Masonic masters and it would take an act of God to give them the will and desire to fight for the establishment of the Social Reign of Christ in this nation as their faith demands.

  4. Mundabor- God certainly did not smile on the US from the start…it was “started” by a revolution which is not of Our Lord. Granted there are some things that the US has gotten right i.e. helping to save Western Europe from tyranny…but it needs to become what it was supposed to become i.e. Catholic:+) And anything it has gotten right is due to the Catholic bits that were left over from the Protestant heretics that “founded” it.
    I agree with Pius Enthusiast…the US is godless in it’s founding…which is why it’s run by the godless today and so much of the culture is in the toilet. But the land was discovered by a Catholic (Christopher Columbus) and named after a Catholic (Amerigo Vespucci)…both of your great Italian Catholic lineage:+) So there is hope to be had that she will convert to Holy Mother Church and place Christ as her King one day:+)
    A good book to read on this subject is “Liberty the god that failed” by Christopher Ferrara:+) God bless~

    • It is very easy to reject when one has benefited. The Roman Empire was also, in this perspective, evil. But it was used to spread Christianity everywhere.

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