Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Opus 2011-266, Do I Really Want to Win?

I was listening to a podcast from Ricochet and they had a guest who was an influential Republican consultant.  They were discussing the coming election and he was claiming to be a conservative, but a pragmatist.  He has been on before and I have noticed that he has a steady mantra of disparaging Sarah Palin and now Michelle Bachmann.  He is repeating the meme that we can’t win with people that are this extreme.  He wants a Perry or a Romney.  He kept repeating that Bachmann was right on all the issues but we could not win with her.

I ask myself, "Do I really want to win?"

First, they said the same thing about Regan.  If I look back on the elections of the last thirty years, every time we have run someone that people were convinced was a real conservative, we have won.  Every time we have run someone that was more “acceptable,” we have lost.  I am not sure why they say we cannot win with a genuine conservative.  Actually I do know.  They are trying to be subtle and tell us that if we don’t play with their compromises, they will take their marbles and go home.  The Rhinos want to treat us the way the Democrats have treated black Americans:  You have no where else to go so we will pat you an the head and do what we want.

Second, do I really want to win?  Yes.  Is it a win if we elect someone who turns their back on the principles that make up the Republican party?  Is it winning to elect a Rhino?  No.

If you look at the official positions of the Republican party Michelle Bachmann is right on every one.  She has experience and charisma.  I don’t know if she is the best candidate yet, but I am really tired of the squishy middle trying to manipulate us.  People will not vote for the Republican because of the party, they will vote for the candidate because of the principles.

So let the games begin.  Let them manipulate and posture.  The Tea Party movement has made some good beginnings but they don’t have enough votes to push anything through yet.  Give it time.  If we stick to our guns, they will be the ones who will have no place to go except the post office to re-register in the party that fits their positions best.

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