Monday, November 24, 2008

End Of America - Can It Be Avoided?

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Followers of this blog know well that 'The Catholic Knight' has never been a huge fan of Congressman Ron Paul. In fact, this time last year I was quite critical of him, and his supporters. My reasons for this are explained in the archives of this blog, but that is not the point. 'The Catholic Knight' also tries to give credit where credit is due. When a man is right, he is right, and in spite of my differences with him, I will attempt to give him credit for being right.

In March of this year, Ron Paul addressed the Congress during a budget debate, in which he predicted the financial and economic collapse that has just come upon us last month. During this address, he pointed out some very important issues, which I believe it is incumbent upon every Catholic to listen to and pay close attention. Why? Because what Congressman Paul is saying goes right in line with the most important rule of Catholic Social Justice - Subsidiarity...
1883 Socialization also presents dangers. Excessive intervention by the state can threaten personal freedom and initiative. The teaching of the Church has elaborated the principle of subsidiarity, according to which "a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to co- ordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society, always with a view to the common good."
-- Catechism of the Catholic Church
Enjoy the video...

Can America be saved from a national demise that seems to be inevitable? Yes! It is possible, but it will require some sacrifice and restructuring that Americans are not currently accustomed to. As Congressman Paul says, all we need to do is return to the U.S. Constitution as our guide. We must seriously restrict the role of the federal government, and return administration of virtually all domestic programs back to the states. Then we must change our foreign policy to a position of armed neutrality, bring our troops home (when it is safe), and get out of the "world police" business.