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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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THE UTOPIAN MESSAINIC STATE OF CALIFORNIA WILL EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN FOR CITIZENSHIP

There is no constitutional right to homeschool one's children--that is what the California court of appeals stated in its ruling according to which the Long family is now forced to place their children in a public or private school.

“Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children,” wrote Justice H. Walter Croskey in a Feb. 28 opinion signed by the two other members of the district court. “Parents who fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be subject to a criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction, and subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent education and counseling program.”

Yet parents have the right to kill their children under the extra-constitutional "right to privacy" which was created by liberal activist judges. We have the right to kill our children but we do not have the right to teach our children in accordance with the Faith despite the clear words of the constitution:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Prohibiting a parent from homeschooling their children according to their Catholic faith is an interference in the free exercise of one's religion and a violation of the constitution--
but more importantly it is a violation of God's laws. The State has no right to contravene the laws of God.

"Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason, and by this means it is clear that it flows from Eternal law. In so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an Unjust law; and in such a case, it is no law at all, but rather an assertion of violence." Thomas Aquinas

Not only have the liberals done everything in their power to destroy the traditional family they now seek to replace the family with the State. In fact The Court of Appeal went so far as to admit that:

"A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare"

What about arithmetic, reading and writing? Admittedly this is no longer the goal--instead education has become increasingly politicized. This is apparent with the passage of many recent laws which mandate liberal sexual indoctrination in the schools. Thus the primary purpose of the educational system in California has become the indoctrination of children as part of utopian social experiment where gender itself becomes irrelevant as children come to terms with an undefined sexual identity. It is likewise virtuous according to this utopian state for children to feel unrestrained and free to indulge their appetite for fruitless uncommitted sex according to impulse-- for this will lead to a happier populace.

The restrictions on conduct which were set out by Jesus Christ and His Church must be suppressed for the utopian ideals to take hold and flourish-- and to the extent that they do not-- then the blame must be placed upon the dangerous remnants of the guilt-ridden Faith that still persists in the mind's of the people. Thus the death of homeschooling must be the priority of the State since it teaches children to think for themselves and critically discern diabolical motives. The lock-step lefties who never question pro-homosexual, pro-global warming and pro-alternative family propaganda cannot be created as long as dissidents are at large.

This is all beginning to sound a little like Marxism which as Pope Pius XI defined is a "Utopian Messianism".

Fr John Hardon often stated that America was a thoroughly Marxist Nation--I am beginning to believe it. Here is a quote from Fr Hardon on how deeply Marxism has penetrated our educational system in America:

"So deeply that most Americans have only the faintest idea of what is going on in our schools. William Foster, former American chairman of the Communist party, wrote in Toward a Soviet America that he wanted the "cultural revolution" to be advanced under the aegis of a national department of education.

That is exactly what the National Education Association lobbied for during the 1976 presidential campaign, and a Department of Education is exactly what the American president gave the union in gratitude for its support.

Foster wrote that the Department of Education should be "revolutionized, cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology – The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism, and the general ethics of the new Socialist society."

What happened to parents’ rights to educate their children? In less than a quarter century, these rights have been lost by most parents in the United States. Most of the once Catholic schools in America have been closed. This manuscript is being written in an empty Catholic school, once taught by dedicated women religious who have been beguiled by Marxian ideology.

Parents who courageously teach their children at home are being subjected to inhuman pressures, not only by State but by Church authorities.

Some time ago, I was asked by Rome to write a series of articles on John Dewey, the atheistic genius who is commonly regarded as the father of American education. According to Dewey, the idea of "God" represents a unification of ideal values that is essentially imaginative. In other words, God does not exist, except as a projection of our imagination.

That is why religion, which believes in the existence of a personal God is excluded by American law from public schools. That is also why Catholic schools in our country have been deprived of any government support. According to Dewey, it is a mistake to think that in the United States we have separation of Church and State. No, says Dewey, in America we have the subordination of Church to State.

On these premises, what is left of parents' rights in the education of their children? Nothing, except what a Marxist government allows the parents to teach.

I would like to close with a paraphrase of what Pope Pius XI told us in his classic encyclical on Communism. He was speaking to professed Christians. Specifically, he was addressing "those of our children who are more or less tainted with the Communist plague. We earnestly exhort them to hear the voice of their loving Father. We pray the Lord to enlighten them that they may abandon the slippery path which will precipitate one and all to ruin and catastrophe. We pray that they may recognize that Jesus Christ our Lord is their only Savior, `for there is no other name in heaven given to man whereby we must be saved. "'

I join my prayer with that of the Bishop of Rome, that Jesus will save our beloved country, which has become so deeply infected by the plague of Marxism."