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Will Democrat Actions Awaken Voters?
How should Judeo-Christians, which hold a Biblical worldview, view the results of Election 2006?
Mike Pence (R-IN) has this view: "Some will argue that we lost our majority because of scandals at home and challenges abroad. I say, we did not just lose our majority, we lost our way... the American people didn't quit on the Contract with America, we did." Our opponents will say that the American people rejected [conservatism]. I say the American people didn't quit on the Contract with America, we did. And in so doing, we severed the bonds of trust between our 'Party' and millions of our most ardent supporters... We are in the wilderness because we walked away from the limited government principles that minted the Republican Congress. Only by making a dramatic turn in the direction of the agenda of the Republican Revolution can we hope to attain majority status again... We must again embrace the notion that Republicans seek power not simply to govern but change government."
Conservatives can only hope that the Democratic Party will now reveal the details of their true agenda which by design are not made public by the MSM nor the clever political sound bites. However, the actions of the Democratic Party will now have to covered by the same MSM. Will the voters now learn the consequence of their vote with how the issues are handled? The war on terror, America's military power and sovereignty, immigration, border security, the First and Second Amendments, John Bolton, Supreme Court nominations, marriage, abortion, economy, tax relief, social security reform, government-run healthcare, labor union influence, etc? And more to the root cause, will America's Judeo-Christian heritage be further eradicated from the classroom?
It is easy to point fingers at those who may have played a role in the demise of the GOP. The GOP did abandon the conservative move to reduce government-run, fiscally irresponsible entitlement programs by seemingly adapting the same practices of the Democratic Party with Medicare and thwarting federalism with No Child Left Behind. The GOP was also successfully diverted from judicial nominations, social security and tax reform, immigration and border control. The GOP also not only continued to allow RINOs to vote against conservative values, but supported their election campaigns them as well, even over traditional conservative members of the same party!
Election 2006 and the ensuing actions by the Democratic led Congress is and will be the result or sowing decades of removing Christ and the virtue of America's founders from the classroom and "higher" education. Victimization and irresponsibility have replaced moral virtue and courage. Political correctness is rampant as words like tolerance and diversity allow for violating the First Amendment by assaulting the free speech of Judeo-Christians. This is most obvious from the Massachusetts State House and how they have violated the same state Constitution they swore to uphold by ignoring voter mandates both at the ballot box and citizen initiative petitions. Never mind that classrooms in Massachusetts are teaching children of faith-based parents that homosexuality and transgenderism are "normal," not a sin, and ignore the health consequence of the lifestyles they promote. This while parents are refused to have a say in what their children are being taught, and will be legal and mandatory after the marriage ballot is killed by the Massachusetts legislators. On top of this, the next step in this agenda of "reprobate minds" is to infringe free speech by making hate crime laws to prevent speaking out against homosexuality and quoting Scripture. Wonder what kind of future our descendents will experience? If conservative commentators across the entire nation continue to ignore and refuse to immediately target, ridicule, and embarrass the Massachusetts legislators for these violations, then Massachusetts will become the first state to successfully replace democracy with anarchy because the Massachusetts Constitution will only be a piece of paper.
On that note: Charles B. Lowers, Executive Director of Considering Homeschooling stated: "America and much of the church are spiritually and intellectually bankrupt, which is not surprising since we send the majority of our Christian children off to public schools to be indoctrinated into the religion of secular humanism and moral relativity," and "Millions of grown up public school children, including those labeling themselves 'Christian' are sowing ruin at the ballot box." (See http://www.consideringhomeschooling.com/)
Also of note is the fact that "higher" education and the MSM are dominated by secular progressive liberals which have been allowed to use bias and coercion to indoctrinate all who willingly subscribe to their one-sided view in the coverage of history, news, and the issues. "Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house." Ezekiel 12:2
On an optimistic note, perhaps the actions of Democrats will awaken and alarm Americans along with the GOP returning to their "Contract with America," Election 2008 will have a different outcome. On a pessimistic note, if the GOP continues to abandon their conservative base, then it will become increasingly possible for Democrats to sweep both the Congress and White House in Election 2008 because the conservative vote gets split between Republican Party and Constitution Party candidates.
Some "conservatives" on the other hand believe it is time to abandon the Biblical worldview and forsake matters like marriage and abortion and prioritize issues such as taxes, spending, and national defense. While these are important issues they need to be securely founded upon the moral virtue derived from a Biblical worldview as did America's founders.
A note to Christians: In lieu of the politics just outlined, America will go the way of the church. If the Church fails to uphold moral righteousness and judgment, America will decline further into moral decay. Our founders understood that the basis for all the issues America as a nation would face required being rooted in Biblical moral virtue. Jesus not only exhorted us to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, but also to become the salt of the earth and the Light of the world, and to reprove the world of sin. Do not be fooled when told that as Christians we are not to judge. Jesus did not say that, He said we should judge without hypocrisy, in righteous judgment to reprove the world of sin. Imagine if Moses (Exodus 18), Jesus (John 3), and Paul (Romans 1, and 2 Timothy 4) remained silent and did not reprove the world of sin? "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." (Jesus - John 7:24) "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." (Paul - 2 Timothy 4:1)
"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader." Samuel Adams
Will the church and the GOP come to realize this before Election 2008?