Ichabod – The Real Message of the 2012 Elections (Part 2)

Part 2: Lost in the Forest

Election 2012In Part 1 of this series we looked at the departure of the Christian-conservative-religious right from the Biblical and Constitutional principles that it once represented. We saw how that departure was documented in black and white in the 2012 primary elections. Remember, the primary election is where the Christian-conservative-religious right (which predominately votes Republican and serves as that party’s base of support) chooses the candidates who best represent their values and which they want to be represented by in the general election. Continue reading “Ichabod – The Real Message of the 2012 Elections (Part 2)”

Ichabod – The Real Message of the 2012 Elections (Part 1)

Part 1: The Departure Observed

Election 2012For a month now, the Christian-conservative-religious right has been reeling from the outcome of the 2012 elections like a boxer staggering under the effect of a near knockout blow. While some are vowing to return to the ring with renewed fervor, others are in a funk, despairing the outcome of the election. The odd fact of the matter is that despite the emotional trauma suffered by conservatives, the 2012 elections didn’t really change anything. We have the same President, the same party still controls the U.S. House of Representatives and the same party is in control in the Senate. Even the party control of state governorships only changed by one state. So if nothing has changed, why the despair? Continue reading “Ichabod – The Real Message of the 2012 Elections (Part 1)”

How to Vote Like a Christian

With election day bearing down on us, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss how Christians should vote. I’m not talking about which party or candidate to vote for, but about the qualities that God requires in those who will govern over us. Yes, the Bible really does set forth criteria for civil leaders and those of us who seek to honor God would do well to observe it. It is found in Exodus 18:21. Continue reading “How to Vote Like a Christian”

America Rescued and Freedom Preserved as Republicans Adopt a “Conservative” Platform

I suppose it is inevitable as it happens once every four years – the spectacle of the Christian-conservative right jumping for joy and shouting aloud, in a manner reminiscent of Steve Martin’s ‘new phone book’ scene in the movie The Jerk, “It’s here, it’s here, the new Republican Platform is here!”

Today I received the daily blog email of a Christian organization telling about the great Continue reading “America Rescued and Freedom Preserved as Republicans Adopt a “Conservative” Platform”

Education, Taxes and Government Schools

School levies will once again be on the ballot in various districts around my home state of Washington on February 14 (Valentine’s Day). The education establishment learned some time ago not to put bonds and levies on the regular November ballot as they often fail at elections where larger numbers of voters turn out. In recent years, such levies are nearly always voted on in a so-called “special election” at an off season when nothing else is on the ballot and few voters participate. If the education establishment can get its base of support to turn out, Continue reading “Education, Taxes and Government Schools”

How Low Will We Go?

For several decades now, with each passing election cycle, conservatives find themselves called upon to lower their standards and vote for candidates who constitute a new low in a ‘less than Christian’ and ‘less than Constitutional’ standard. Conservatives are told they have no choice; that if they don’t vote for the Republican the Democrat will win; that in order to defeat the liberal, they must elect a neocon now and hope to somehow “hold his Continue reading “How Low Will We Go?”

Why Support the Establishment Media?

So I just have to ask, why are any self identified conservatives, Christians, Constitutionalists, those possessing critical thinking skills, or any other lifeforms claiming intelligence or demonstrating a lick of common sense, still supporting the “Establishment Media”? For a long time, conservative types have decried the so called “liberal news media”, but they keep on watching the 6 o’clock news and buying newspapers and thereby Continue reading “Why Support the Establishment Media?”

We Need a Standard

As the 2010 election cycle gets set in motion, I’m hearing Christian-conservative-Constitutional-and liberty-minded people beginning to discuss candidates. They are looking to see which announced candidate will become the ‘favored son’ that their group, organization or social circle will invest their time, money and effort in hoping him to be the one who will carry the banner for their cause and deliver them from the dreaded liberals. Continue reading “We Need a Standard”

In Defense of Marriage and Public Morality

I’ve been criticized for my support of Referendum 71 and its effort to reject SB 5688, a bill passed by our state legislature that would extend all of the rights and responsibilities associated with traditional marriage, to “same sex domestic partners.” My (and the Constitution Party’s) support of the effort to overturn SB 5688, has offended some people who have taken it to mean that I think “fags are bad,” or that I want to force my religion Continue reading “In Defense of Marriage and Public Morality”