TO WHOM DO YOU PRAY? GOD OR GOVERNMENT?
September 2, 2012
The 2012 Republican National Convention is now history and on Tuesday it will be the Secular Progressive-Socialist's turn with the Democratic Convention getting underway in Charlotte, NC.
Between what we saw and heard in Tampa at the RNC and what we will see in Charlotte, you should notice that, aside from the clear differences of head vs. heart ("thought" verses "feeling") or issues vs. demagoguery, there will be a contrast as to where God stands.
With the GOP, He stood in the center of the platform, from individual freedoms and the divine shadow over our country, while He probably won't get a mention in any speech or in the Obama loving media this week.
God is "religion," an issue almost every single progressive in the Democratic Party wants to leave out. The real battle, the one that resides behind all the rhetoric on both sides of the political spectrum is God VS Government. The Republicans, by and large, ground freedom in the Creator; the Democrats, by contrast, want us to have our freedoms "grounded in" by the Government.
And who heads the government? The one who lately has been viewed in various pictures and snapshots behind the ominous "O" of Hope and Change as if it were a halo. Obama!
Yes, the real theme of the 2012 election will boil down to who we place our hope and confidence. Who (or what) do we worship: God, or Government?
Near the end of his speech at the RNC, Paul Ryan told the audience that “sometimes, even presidents need reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, not from government.”
I’m not sure what Ryan meant by adding “nature” to “God,” since appealing to nature to establish rights has a sinister history. For example, there was a time that blacks and women were considered to be inferior “by nature.” Aristotle believed in the reasonableness and “natural order” for slavery because there are some people who are “slaves by nature,” a phrase found in his Politics. Aristotle’s views made their way into the thinking of many philosophers and scientists and were used to justify slavery in America:
Of all the ideas churned up during the early tumultuous years of American history, none had a more dramatic application than the attempts made to apply to the natives there the Aristotelian doctrine of natural slavery: that one part of mankind is set aside by nature to be slaves in the service of masters born for a life of virtue free of manual labor.
It’s unfortunate that Aristotle is the source of a lot of bad philosophy, science, and morality. The so-called war between religion and science was really a war between Aristotle and science.
It’s the reference to God that did not set well with MSNBC’s Touré Neblett. Here’s some of what he said:
Because for black people, Hispanic people, and women, our rights do not come from God or nature. They were not recognized by the natural order of America. They come from the government and from legislation that happens in relatively recent history in America. So that line just bothers me to my core.
If there is no God, then there are no rights for anyone. Claiming that government is the source of rights is dangerous. Governments are capricious. Prior to January 1973, pre-born babies were protected by the law. Seven men on the Supreme Court consigned tens of millions of pre-born babies to the disposal bin of history in their singular ruling in Roe v. Wade. One day pre-born babies were protected; the next day they were globs of tissue.
Governments are God-ordained. The Bible describes the civil magistrate as a “minister of God” (Rom. 13:4). The Bible does not relegate women, Hispanics, or blacks to an inferior position in society. Only autonomous governments do that.
Governments acknowledge God-given rights. By doing so, they cannot be violated. The Declaration of Independence says these God-endowed rights are “inalienable,” incapable of being surrendered or transferred.
So I invite you to watch some or most of the Democratic National Convention this week. In fact, watch it on MSNBC. It will be fun watching all their commentators, anchors and pundits fall prostrate before the throne of Obama. They will be all over themselves giving perfect scores to all the special-interest speeches and will not find ne'er a mistake or flaw throughout the three day Obama love-feast.
As we stand in the voting booth on November 6th, our decision will boil down to whether or not we trust God. If you don't trust or believe in God, then throw your support behind Obama, he will bring all the power of government down to help you be more dependent on it and him in such an impersonal manner. If you believe and trust in God, then cast your ballot for someone else, Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party or Mitt Romney of the GOP.
Just remember, a vote for Obama is a vote for the completion of the secularization of our country and the eradication of Judeo-Christian principles once and for all.
We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.