In Britain, the lives of the Subjects of the Crown belong to Caesar. This is recognized throughout the land, to the extent that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool has thrown in the towel:
The Archbishop of Liverpool has backed Alder Hey hospital’s handling of the Alfie Evans case, saying doctors have done everything “humanly possible” to help the child.Everything humanly possible? The Italian government would beg to differ with the Most Reverend McMahon. They made Alfie a citizen, eligible for treatment there. Rome’s Bambino Gesù hospital stands ready to treat him, and airplanes and helicopters stand ready to take little Alfie and his parents to treatment.
The Catholic Bishops in the United States disagrees with him.
We urge all Catholics to join the Holy Father in praying for #AlfieEvans and his family and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted. May the dignity of Alfie’s life and all human life, especially those who are most vulnerable, be respected and upheld. https://t.co/gA4RhU7nL0— US Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) April 25, 2018
Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 23, 2018
Here on these shores, we seemingly still have a Roman Catholic church that understands this. We also have our own holy scripture, a secular one:
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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it
And abolish the old form of Government we did. We are no longer subjects of the British Crown and have not been these centuries. The reason is one that His Grace should recognize, but probably refuses to:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.Weep for the Catholic church in Britain, adrift with no leadership that deserves the name. And weep for Britain. It used to he Great.
This post sports the tag "Statist Pricks" because the Most Reverend McMahon is most assuredly one.