Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good

*subhead*Why Obama doesn't get it.*subhead*
It has been remarked that every once in a while the President goes off prompter and tells us what he really thinks. Political opponents, of course, use these moments to make the point that he does not share the same values as most Americans. Just fine, but that doesn't always get to the heart of the matter. Proving that the President has socialist leanings tendencies blood doesn't really tell us anything we didn't know.

However, now the President has made a statement that is perhaps most revealing of his fundamental misunderstanding of the greatness of the American experiment. This isn't a gaffe, like some other statements, and will likely go unremarked. But in it lies the conceit that is at the heart of the problem with the President.
And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible.”

“That we can strive over time, through effort and sweat and blood and tears until it is the place we imagine. It may come in fits and starts, at a pace that can be slow and frustrating, but if we are willing to push through all the doubt and the cynicism and the weariness, then yes, we can form that more perfect union,” Obama said.
It is this conceit that is at the heart of Mr. Obama's fundamental misunderstanding, both of the possibility of perfectibility and the role of government.

No society of men, even one thoroughly governed by every rule and regulation set forth by the best and the brightest with none but the best of intentions, is perfectible.

In fact, every effort of man to seek that perfection has resulted in tyranny. The utopian ideal has a body count unrivaled by any religion.

What our founders understood and what Mr. Obama misses is that the best possible society is one in which each individual seeks God through that liberty granted him by that same God. True liberty is the freedom to seek after holiness. In that liberty people are free and morally compelled with compliance of the will to help one another, to love as God loves.

Unfettered government is the enemy of liberty and thus the enemy of the most just society possible. Every effort of government to seek such power as to perfect society corrupts it. This is why our founders sought to limit government and to leave men alone in their effort to be perfect as their Father in heaven is perfect.

It is only when we seek heaven, that society is truly just. Those who seek a just society for its own sake forsake the means to achieve it and empower the great usurper of that liberty necessary to the end.

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  1. Snerk, Serenity—where the government's best scientists don't know that testing has phases other than "drawing board" and "full-scale field test", and nobody pauses to consider that having senators with access to state secrets tour facilities full of telepaths is a bad idea. And the Operative acts like an out-of-work Metal Gear villain.

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  2. "What our founders understood and what Mr. Obama misses is that the best possible society is one in which each individual seeks God through that liberty granted him by that same God. True liberty is the freedom to seek after holiness. In that liberty people are free and morally compelled with compliance of the will to help one another, to love as God loves."
    "What our founders understood and what Mr. Obama misses is that the best possible society is one in which each individual seeks God through that liberty granted him by that same God. True liberty is the freedom to seek after holiness. In that liberty people are free and morally compelled with compliance of the will to help one another, to love as God loves." It bears repeating. Learn it, love it, live it.

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  3. America was a failed state from the beginning because it refused to recognise Jesus as King

    America was a failed state started by judaised protestants whose deracinated ideas about God were pure Whig.


    If Amwerican Catholics are not striving to change America into a Catholic State, they are siy fools for both political parties.

    It is sick how the Republicans can pipe a prolife tune during an election year and see those who ought better begin to dance towards the voting booth.

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  4. The computer I am using is not working well.

    Anwerican ?

    sly was written as "simply"


    ought better was written ought know better

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  5. "I am not Spartacus: Catholics struggle to be good citizens and Catholic citizenship is the goal of every Catholic person. It is called FREEDOM and TRUTH. Religious beliefs hold that all surgery must be life-saving and medically necessary. Unless the federal government can provide Catholic doctors for Catholic patients in Catholic hospitals, Catholic doctors who believe as Catholics believe, Catholic doctors who will not do sterilizations and prescribe abortificients, and since Affordable Health Care fails to provide Catholic doctors to Catholic patients in Catholic hospitals and especially those Catholic hospitals with a chapel and a chaplain for the free exercise of religion and conscience, a necessity to the healing of spirit, mind and body, Affordable healthcare fails to provide a necessary condition to it being a reasonable response to illness and healthcare for the healing of body, mind and spirit in the freedom inscribed in our U.S. Constitution. Affordable healthcare is TOO EXPENSIVE a program, with too little to be realized from an economic standpoint.

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  6. also, if tax dollars, which remain the possession of the taxpayers even while being administered by the administration, are used to fund Affordable Healthcare, it is not unreasonable to expect that all persons are to be included, none exempt, (like Nancy Pelosi's husband who owns Starkist tuna) and all persons are to be provided for, as I wrote above, Catholic doctors for Catholic patients and Catholic hospitals, a necessity for healing of body, mind and spirit, or why call it Healthcare, or even Affordable. Truth in advertising still is a law...

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