Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso erue me.
Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight against an unholy people, rescue me from the wicked and deceitful man.
By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
I am drinking my afternoon espresso and reflecting on the above words from the Ordinary of the Latin Mass– as the Sunday news shows parade atheists, agnostics and believers alike– with their own reflections on the state of our country and the world.
There is something about the Lord’s Day that brings humanity together to ponder solutions for fighting against wickedness and deceit. It’s amazing to listen to Sunday news programs where politicians defend their sense of right and wrong– which most often is quite twisted.
For example, Hillary Clinton believes that one way of fighting evil is to go against those who want to protect innocent babies from being cut into pieces on a Planned Parenthood lab counter. The same goes for the openly socialist and thoroughly atheist Bernie Sanders– who is trailing not far behind Hillary in the polls. They are both frightful.
Considering that today is the Lord’s Day, I want to remain focused on the fact that the purest sense of what is right and what is wrong comes to us through the Commandments of God and the natural law– which binds all men, through all time and in all circumstances. But for people who lack faith— or are poorly formed in their faith, and believe that God has nothing to do with public policy– their sense of right and wrong is generally based on political dogma driven by “social justice.” Social justice is socialism in disguise. Fidel Castro based his “revolution” on “social justice.” Over half a century later Cuba is still under the Castro brutal and bloody dictatorship.
In political discourse we find that convictions are most often based on individual decisions that have little to do with God and the natural law– and everything to do with entitlement. Entitlement is, after all, the driving force in the growing socialist element of our society.
Mixed messages are coming from all directions
Most Republican presidential candidates, including Dr. Ben Carson, when pressed will say that they would have preferred that states decide on homosexual “marriage.” Ironically, Bill Clinton (a Democrat) took a stand against homosexual “marriage” by signing DOMA into law in 1996 (Defense of Marriage Act)– until it was struck down in 2013.
DOMA was a U.S. federal law which was ruled “unconstitutional” in 2013 when Section 3 of the Act was struck down (United States v. Windsor). DOMA defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman– and allowed states to refuse to recognize homosexual “marriages” granted under the laws of other states.
When it comes to abortion, most politicians will say that they are against abortion– “with the exception of rape, incest and life of the mother”– which simply means that they are pro abortion. An example of this travesty is Dr. Ben Carson who claims on his presidential campaign website that he is “unabashedly and entirely pro-life“and that “human life begins at conception and innocent life must be protected.” Yet, when pressed on talk shows Dr. Ben Carson admits to supporting the use of the Abortion Pill in cases of rape and incest. This effectively makes Dr. Carson pro abortion. Period.
Abortion is a matter of life or death. Sorry, Dr. Ben Carson, but you cannot have it both ways.
Carson goes on to say that it is “foolish” not to experiment with the tissues of babies who have already been aborted. If this is how you feel, Dr. Ben Carson, then Americans will never be able to stop Planned Parenthood’s massacre of babies, including the sale of their tissues and body parts.
What is most disturbing about Ben Carson’s statements is that he is a pediatric neurosurgeon, for God’s sake!
With so many political expediency dogmas in place, we can see that religion and God are placed on the back burner–and brought to the front only when politicians need all the help they can get in order to control societal unrest or improve their image. More and more we see how God is used as a convenient tool– and not as the basis for sound public policy.
Without God our earthly efforts become a string of intentional fallacies. For this reason– and in light of our ongoing political reality, which is mostly based on willful delusions, I reflect on the words from the Ordinary of the Latin Mass: Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight against an unholy people, rescue me from the wicked and deceitful man.
It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.
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