Last Week Steven Colbert said the results of Tuesdayâ€™s special election to fill a South Carolina House seat â€˜scared him to his coreâ€™â€”I couldnâ€™t agree more. Of course he was referring to disgraced Republican Governor Mark Sanford completing his political...
In a Representative Democracy, voting for a particular political candidate or philosophy is the most impactful way a citizenry can change their country. While the â€œwhoâ€ a person votes for is what actively shapes a Republic, digging into the motivation behind that...
So, this morning comes a note from "Think Progress".... a website which contributes to neither thought, nor progress...
The article whines about a report from The Politico. Says the amazingly accurately initialed TP:
This morning, Politico reported that Democratic members of Congress are increasingly being harassed by â€œangry, sign-carrying mobs and disruptive behaviorâ€ at local town halls. For example, in one incident, right-wing protesters surrounded Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) and forced police officers to have to escort him to his car for safety.
This growing phenomenon is often [...]
Reprinted from The Iowa Family Policy Center Blog, with permission.
Hugh Hewitt recently interviewed theologian J.P. Moreland on the evangelical understanding (or lack there of) of being a responsible Christian citizen in our democratic republic.
Moreland, who has written extensively on Christian truth in the public square, had this to say:
"Being involved in politics is not unchristian. In fact, itâ€™s a part of our calling as Christians. Why? Because we are supposed to do good to all people including the household of faith. And to do good to all people means establishing just laws and a just and a stable social order. And thatâ€™s the job of the state. Itâ€™s political. So the first thing a pastor should do and the Church should do is to enlist people like the dickens to be involved in the political process and vote. It is unconscionable that we have these rights, and that we have an obligation as disciples of Jesus to try to bring goodness and truth to society, that we donâ€™t use all means available to promote just laws and a just and stable social order through the political process. And so voting is absolutely critical."
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