I have enjoyed a much needed break, but I could not fully forget about the blog and a few current events.
A Review of God and Caesar in America: An Essay on Religion and Politics By Lee Duigon December 29, Christians are often told, in not-too-friendly terms, to keep matters of faith out of the public arena. What such statements constitute, however, is an attempt to censor out certain beliefs so that other beliefs may monopolize the public arena.
If Republicans are in power, Democrats must be out. Gary Hart, former liberal senator from Colorado and candidate for president in andhas a problem: To this end, he has cranked out this little book 86 pages warning readers that theocratic boogiemen have taken over the Republican party and are plotting to impose a religious dictatorship on America.
Though failing often, I seek to live my deeply held religious beliefs every day of my life. More than any other factor, my decision to seek public office, to be involved in political campaigns, to support candidates, to promote public policies, and to innovate with new ideas all come from a profound desire to improve the nation, the world in which I live, and the world my children will inherit.
And that desire is the direct product of my religious training and upbringing. I yield to no one, including the most dedicated, vociferous, and intense proponent of religion in politics, in my effort to translate my faith into action.
Federal judges do it for him, ably assisted by the public school establishment, the federal bureaucracy, the media, and trial lawyers. Among his non-negotiable demands, we find abolition of the death penalty p.
Of course, he reserves to federal judges the right to nullify anything we actually do with our majority, and expects conservative presidents to appoint liberal judges to make sure the courts keep on doing this pp.
He never names any of these straw men. Who says salvation is based solely on works of the law? Whose confession of faith says anything like that? It would be hard, based on this, to envision any situation in which Hart believes military action to be justified. On his own website, http: Sounds like world government.
And never mind the impossibility of getting some sovereign states, with clashing national interests, to agree on policy: A Humble Hart For a man who holds a divinity degree from Yale, Hart indulges in some dubious theology. So someone other than God may ordain the destinies of nations?
Who might that be? The only things the public schools have liberated lately are illiteracy and moral imbecility. It all goes to show that the Left has yet to cope constructively with having been turned out of power by the voters of America.
Which is not to say that having a Republican president and a Republican Congress has justified the expectations of Christian voters: But those opportunities will not be realized by candidates who stand for higher taxes and the same old entitlement regime that turned the majority party into the minority in Meanwhile, with Hollywood churning out movies celebrating sodomy, Planned Parenthood in charge of sex education in the public schools, and one out of three American babies being born out of wedlock, I see little danger of a theocracy taking root in our country anytime soon.
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