This list is not a typical statement for my blog owing to the fact that it normally concerns sacred art and catechesis; however, I felt I needed to compose and share my thoughts with you. The views below are solely mine and are not meant to imply they have the endorsement of my Diocese (Providence, RI, USA).
My original points were posted on November 1, 2020. I revised the title, from “National Suicide” to “The Suicide of a Nation.” I also have added a few additional comments.
The United States of America consists of fifty states that are ruled by a National (and an individual State) Constitution. My views certainly may be applied to other world governments.
- Any nation that allows and supports the destruction of established truth for the sake of educational indoctrination, political expediency and partisanship is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that supports, allows, or turns a blind eye to destructive and prejudiced mobs, some of which have the specific desire to destroy the political, economic, and religious systems of the nation, is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation, wherever in the world, that supports the killing of its unborn (as of today, 1.72 billion worldwide abortion deaths since 1980; and in the United States 61,628,584 abortion deaths since 1973), ignores the worship of God, profanes His name and laws, and refuses to accept that the husband/wife family is the cornerstone of society is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that allows the abuse of children and deprives its citizens the opportunities to improve their plight through unbiased education and hard-work is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that ignores and discriminates against its poor and culturally indigenous people is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that ignores its established historical citizenry to then welcome and support individual immigrants that have no desire to assimilate into the nation’s established political, economic, and historical culture, is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that prevents its citizens from receiving appropriate health care, that is efficient and economically fair, is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that allows its citizens to discriminate and attack its own history or an individual’s religious beliefs, ancestral, and national history is on the road to national suicide.
- Any state or nation that allows its national and local press, except for its editorials, to become instruments of propaganda rather than truthful news dissemination is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that ignores or discriminates against the rights of: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, the freedom of economic well being through the preservation of jobs within the nation, and the freedom of productive opportunity, is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that demoralizes its citizenry by fomenting confusion and fear, limits or eradicates freedom of speech, freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom of the press, freedom to peacefully petition the government for redress of grievances, freedom of religion, and the freedom to keep and bear arms, is on the road to national suicide.
- Any nation that prevents its duly constituted political citizenry the right to have their votes legitimately counted, allows electoral fraud, does not preserve the privilege of one person-one vote in its elections, ignores the principles of compromise, and is politically corrupt, is on the road to national suicide.
A state and nation, that is a representative democracy, is its people. A free people determine their state and nation’s future by critically examining, and if necessary, vociferously removing elected politicians that are scoundrels, oligarchs, elitists and who willfully ignore their national Constitution and its documents of freedom. If citizens refuse to do so, or are ignorant of their responsibility, they are providing the foundation for tyranny.
What legacy will we leave our children?
Paul O. Iacono
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