Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Free Market Republicans and Libertarian Republicans Will Save Us

They will save us not by dissing religious conservatives (hellooo...Meghan McCain, are you listening?), but by promoting the founding father's principles, and focusing on things like the New Resurgent Repulic focuses on: "promoting market-oriented policies, lower taxes and economic growth, and strong national security policies."

Of course our founding fathers had religious principles, and we religious conservatives should continue to remind and educate people on that, but let's face it, Christ always said that we would be unpopular with the world.

Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also (John 15:20).

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:12-13).

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:10-12).

People yearn for God, but they don't like the strings attached. They want to do what they wish, if that includes sin, then so be it. Pop stars like Madonna are an example of this. They choose religions like Kabbalah or Scientology because it makes them believe they can have a spiritual relationship with God and still live as selfishly as they wish.

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

People don't like to be reminded of their selfishness and sin. Which is why religious conservatives get a bad rap, as Christ said we would. Even though we don't claim to be holier, we only claim to be forgiven.

So, it really is time for the free market types (of which most religious conservatives are as well) to step up to the plate and take back our country. It's a message all Americans can relate to. Because although our country was founded on a belief in the Almighty, it was also founded on freedom to accept that or reject it.

Our outreach as Christians should be focused on the Church. Reaching out from there. We need to step back from politics. Certainly not to stop fighting against discrimination or when our religious principles have been attacked, but to lower the aggressive rhetoric coming from religious sources in the political arena.

We are letting the media and the left define our party by oppositon to abortion and gay marriage. They do this to isolate us from the moderate voter. Let's not let them do this anymore. The moderate voter may not agree with us on social issues, but I'd bet they do agree with us on the issues discussed here, but they never hear about these because of the focus on social issues.

What we need to hear now is about the Republicans turning back to smaller government and lower taxes. Expose the waste, the fraud, and the bureaucracy of a bloated federal government. Expose the overreaching of government into our lives and remind people what government is really about. It isn't about being "Daddy." Let's teach our children about state rights.

We need to restore local control in our school districts. We need to take back our schools from the powerful but ineffective teacher's union. We need to get bureaucrats out of education for good. Small businesses need regulatory relief and tax relief to open up more jobs for the American people.

Most of all we need to ONLY elect those who VOW to reduce wasteful spending. This is crucial. Also, protecting our 2nd Amendment rights and making sure our military is well funded and defending our borders.

When it comes to healthcare:

Decisions on medical care should be made by patient and his or her doctor, not by a government employee with a calculator figuring out whether treating your illness is in Washington’s fiscal interest,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director.

This is how we need to move forward. No more electing Republicans who compromise with Democrats on these key issues. No more accepting excuses for the way they voted against these principles.

Strong and steady.

Then maybe we can save us from ourselves.