Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

On America, Protesting, Flag Burning, and How the Left and the Right Need to Come Together, Now.


I was in the crowd, in Washington, D. C., when the American flag was burned at the March 20, 2010 protest against America’s ongoing wars. When the flag was burned, a collective GROAN went up from EVERYONE around me. Most of whom were on the Left, not the Right.


I was also locked-up in the DC Jail with the guy who, although meaning well, was unwise enough to burn the flag that day. We argued the point (i.e., is flag burning wise or foolish?) from that Saturday afternoon until we appeared in court on Monday afternoon.


I know he meant well but burning the American flag is like shooting yourself, and your movement, in the foot, I told him. We don’t want to DESTROY the symbol of America because America has become evil, we want to RESTORE honor and dignity to America and to it’s national symbol as well. There’s a HUGE difference. He also burned his hand pretty badly, which is terrible, and hurts like anything, but, considering what he did, I thought it was God’s way of letting him know that what he did was a very unwise thing; sort of a painful reminder, for a few days, to give him pause, so that he could think about his actions that day.


I’ve told him, since then, that I know why he did what he did and that I respect him for doing so, because he was being true to himself, at the time, and he could not have done otherwise. He was angry and, understandably, very frustrated. I’ve done a lot of foolish things too in my life, especially when I’ve been angry and frustrated, so I am certainly in no place to cast stones at him or anyone else for acting foolishly. We all live and learn from our many mistakes, if we are wise enough to do so.


I hope that he and others on the Left realize how counter productive flag burning actions are and that they will not repeat this man’s mistake, because we don’t have the time, now, for such foolishness. We need to come together, Left and Right, before it’s too late and we have no nation left to restore.


Don't fall for Washington's tricks. They want us pitted against one another, because they know we will beat them when we come together, so they do their best to set us at each other's throats. I believe the Right and the Left agree more than we realize. When we unite against Washington, the American People will win America back. Unless we unite we never will take America back. America will continue to spiral out of control, fueled by more hate, more anger, and more violence, until we plunge into the dark abyss of chaos and anarchy.


We need to stop name calling and start getting to know one another, because we are more alike than we are different, and we can all learn from one another, can we not?


As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, once said ““Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.”


Anti-War protest flag burning in Washington, D. C. on March 20, 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3W2ZyvMMa0


On symbolism and the American flag: http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/america-symbolism-and-revolution/


On how the Left and the Right need to come together, now, so that we can learn from one another: http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/america-why-the-left-and-the-right-need-to-come-together-and-learn-from-one-another/


Monday, August 8, 2011

An Urgent Appeal From Prof. Bill Quigley: Our brother, Father Roy Bourgeois, needs your immediate solidarity!

From: Bill Quigley, Attorney for Father Roy Bourgeois, Quigley@loyno.edu

7214 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 902, New Orleans, LA 70118

August 8, 2011

Dear Friends:

Our brother, Father Roy Bourgeois, needs your immediate solidarity. The Maryknoll community has taken another step towards expulsion of Father Roy for speaking out in favor of the ordination of women priests. Father Roy has said that, as a matter of conscience, he must speak out against the exclusion of women from the priesthood both because it defies faith and reason and because the exclusion is rooted in sexism. Despite the threats to expel him, Father Roy refuses to recant.

It is time for people of good will to take action. Please contact Father Ed Dougherty, the Superior General of Maryknoll, and ask him not to expel Father Roy Bourgeois for advocating for women priests. Here is how to contact Father Dougherty:

Father Edward Dougherty

Maryknoll Fathers

PO Box 303

Maryknoll, NY 10545-0303

Fax: 914.944.3600 or Phone: 914.941.7590

Email: mklcouncil@maryknoll.org

I am one of the lawyers on the team working with Father Roy. Below is a link to the letter Father Roy recently received from Maryknoll. It is the official second and perhaps final notice threatening to immediately expel him from the community.

Below is a link to Father Roy’s response to Maryknoll. You can read it and see where he stands. His letter is a simple direct invitation to dialogue about inclusion of women in the priesthood and a call for the protection of conscience – key foundation principles in any institution which respects human dignity. Contrast his letter with one from Maryknoll and judge which best reflects the spirit of hope, justice, respect and love.

Father Roy's Letter to Maryknoll:

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/727/images/FatherRoy.pdf

Maryknoll Letter to Father Roy:

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/727/images/Maryknoll.pdf

Father Roy has been a priest for 39 years and a member of Maryknoll for 44 years. We cannot allow Maryknoll, pushed hard no doubt by fundamentalist forces of the institutional church in Rome, to silence a prophetic voice of conscience and justice. Galileo was silenced by the church in 1633 for saying the earth revolves around the sun and they did not admit their error and apologize until 360 years later in 1992. Truth and justice cannot be expected to wait that long. Hundreds of priests already publicly support Father Roy’s right to speak his conscience. Thousands more women and men across the world support this issue and Father Roy as well. Maryknoll cannot and should not be party to a modern day silencing.

Thank you for your action and solidarity. Please send me a copy of what you sent Maryknoll and I will make sure Father Roy knows of your support.

Peace and justice,

Bill Quigley

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See this PBS video documentary regarding Fr Roy Bourgeois and the School of the Assassins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhgBvG1SDzM

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The US Government is Criminal; Therefore Illegitimate


The US Congress does not represent the People, it represents special interests. Period. There is no democracy in America. Our vote counts for nothing. In fact the voting system itself is rigged, from special interest monies to electronic voting machine fraud. We have been disenfranchised and there is nothing we can do about it except abolish the current government and institute new government, as per the Declaration of Independence. Today's headline states we have lost our triple A credit rating and I am not at all surprised. Things will only get worse before they get better and things will only get better when good people stand up to the evil–and there is no other word for this but evil–in Washington and take our nation back for the people.

For example, there is PLENTY of work to be done in America, despite what Washington says. Cut off trade with China and make our products at home. Light manufacturing in the USA would be a boon both to blighted urban ghettos and dying rural towns. Our highways, roads, and bridges are in desperate need of repair but all Washington needs to do is to federalize all US and Interstate highways and hire the crews (at prevailing, living, wages) to get the job done. The reason Washington won’t do this is because they use the federal highway funding to the states as a way to extort the states to do their will regarding issues not related to highways at all. End the wars, which cost $1 billion per day, according to what I have been told, personally, by a US Army colonel at the US Army War College.

People have completely lost faith and confidence in the US government and it is beginning to show. This, too, will only grow worse. The truth about 9/11 is coming out, that our own government along with Israel (Washington’s most special interest “group”) perpetrated 9/11 and blamed it on the Muslims. This, too, we have from a source at the US Army War College, and it is 100% certain. Washington is collapsing and we need to prepare for the worst.



*Legal Disclaimer: Because the Montgomery County, Maryland Police, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police and the US Marshals have already expressed an interest in and a concern with me due to my past and because of my ongoing involvement with the Summer of Mercy and our ongoing work to drive late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart out of business in Germantown, Maryland, the image accompanying this brief paper should in no way be interpreted as a threat of violence against Carhart or anyone else. The image is simply one that came up when I did a Google image search for “criminal government”. I have never endorsed shooting or killing abortionists and I never will. As far as the US government and treason goes, federal law says traitors hang. Personally, I am consistently prolife, meaning I am against all unjust killing, especially state sponsored killing, which includes unjust wars, abortion, and capital punishment.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

America - Why the Left and the Right Need to Come Together and Learn From One Another

I predicted the so-called “debt crisis” to be the final death blow to the TEA Party and I was wrong about that, but I was correct about the whole debt ceiling "crisis" being all about the TEA Party, which it was. But where I thought the TEA Party would fail it has succeeded, which all Americans should take note of.

Although some, few, high profile TEA Partiers may take government assistance, the vast majority of Americans and TEA Partiers do not and people are sick of being fleeced, or robbed, of their hard earned money. Sick unto death. This fact cannot and should not be ignored, especially by the Left.

There are good reasons for why TEA Party people are so angry. Most are working class folks, which the left SAY they support. How many prominent leftists are white rather than blue collar workers? How many leftists live in urban as opposed to rural America? Rural America is, for the most part "America" itself. I know, because I have travelled the entire nation many times over. Large urban areas are few and far between, except for the Northeast.

If the Right is 50% correct on issues and 50% wrong the Left has the 50% correct which the Right needs and the Right has the 50% correct which the Left needs. For the most part, the most vocal of the Left hate Jesus, hate (traditional) America, especially the flag, and hate life (i.e., pro-abortion). This is a losing "strategy" for the Left to cling to. Period. America will never become the socialist utopia the far Left hopes for. No utopias exist and it's dangerous to presume that they can (think: Communist China, today).

The Right, especially the religious Right, needs to listen to the wisdom of the Left on many issues, especially the issue of America's ongoing wars. The Pentagon and its ongoing wars is where most of our tax monies are currently going. The Left tells us the truth but the Right refuses to listen: the entire “War on Terror” is a sham and we should not allow ourselves to be taken by media/government propaganda that blames “Islamofacism” for creating terror and for perpetrating 9/11. Israeli Mossad, with US government assistance, did that and it’s foolish for otherwise intelligent people to believe the official--and officially unscientific--government mythology of 9/11.

Our troops are losing more than life and limb fighting the “War on Terror” overseas, they are losing theirs souls and their humanity, which is far worse. A man can be fitted for an artificial limb but not for an artificial soul. Science can't fix that, and neither can the VA. It's up to us, the American people, to demand an end to the misuse and abuse of our troops; to bring them home and keep them home, now.

The Right needs to listen to Left on the issue of caring for the needs of others as well. Although the Right is correct that it’s not the federal governments job to bail out bankrupt citizens any more than bankrupt banks the Right needs to listen when the Left tells us that we need a better vision for the future of America; a vision of hope and progress, not a “vision” of continued despair and maintaining the status quo or worse: regressing toward become an even less humane society. It’s true that a man should be willing to “pull himself up by his own bootstraps” but this tired shibboleth presupposes the man has a pair of boots to begin with, doesn’t it?

On 9/11, please see: http://www.ae911truth.org/ -http://www.scribd.com/doc/58318030/US-Military-Knows-Israel-Did-9-11-Alan-Sobrosky-USMC - as well as: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVKGRB3cygg - or simply Google: “the military knows”

On Communist China today, please see: http://laogaimuseum.org/

On soldiers losing their souls during times of war, please watch this film in its entirety: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCmlOhsIwBk&feature=share

Monday, August 1, 2011

America - On Coming Together As A Nation


Americans need to unite for a purpose. A purpose we can all agree upon. Left or Right, Catholic or Atheist, TEA Party or Socialist, all Americans do agree, I think, upon one thing, at least: That the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a successful movement for positive social change in America, which was founded upon fundamental American principles, that increased liberty, freedom, and dignity for black Americans.


Dr. King chose to establish his social movement upon the bedrock of American principles, which are outlined in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” See: http://www.constitution.org/usdeclar.htm


“In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” See: http://www.mlkonline.net/dream.html


Is there anyone in America, on the Left or the Right, who disagrees with what the Declaration says, here? Is there anyone in America, on the Left or the Right, who disagrees with Dr. King’s having used this most fundamental of American principles?


To watch Dr. King’s speech: “I Have a Dream”, please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk&feature=player_embedded


To read my many essays concerning Dr. King’s use of the Declaration of Independence and its Natural Law foundation, please see: http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/


To read an excellent book, which is relevant to this subject, The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis, please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/lewis/abolition1.htm


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