Skip to comments.The GOP is Serving Mammon (a false object of worship & devotion)
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:35:09 AM PST by publius321
In his speech the night of the Michigan primary, Romney went out of his way to give extra- thanks to John McCain. His linking to John McCain is quite telling because if nominated, the ultimate result will be the same as when McCain was given the nomination due to the conservative vote being amortized over multiple candidates.
I will give credit to Romney. He made a great speech. The problem is that it was rhetoric and does not reflect his core beliefs. His core beliefs are reflected in his record as the Governor of Massachusetts. Conservatives do not CREATE programs that give away free cars, free car repairs, free car insurance and free AAA as a WELFARE BENEFIT. This was not something he just approved, this is something he CREATED. This was his brain child.
Conservatives do not CREATE socialist healthcare programs. Conservatives do not force Christian organizations to violate the fundamental tenets of the popular religion of this nation and the faith of our forefathers.
Conservatives do not undermine our second amendment rights.
Mitt Romney will be totally discredited before the race begins if he wins the Republican nomination because he will be shown by the media and Barack Obama to be a pretender while Barack Obama coasts into a second term without any public scrutiny with exception for Fox News, which the majority of gullible Americans do not watch.
Speaking of the Mitt Romney SUPERPAC Fox News, they stooped to a new low of disrespect for one of the two conservative candidates, Rick Santorum on this election night. I was listening to Senator Santorums speech from Michigan with great interest. I found what he was saying to be moving and right near the middle of Santorums speech, Fox News actually INTERUPTED his speech to call the race for Mitt Romney.
That was another appalling slap in the face to conservative voters by Fox as they violated the good faith with which conservatives perhaps foolishly entrusted them as it never entered our minds that they would do.
I actually had to turn on MSNBC at that moment just to hear the speech uninterrupted. MSNBC had also declared Romney the winner but did so with a lower third graphic underneath the Senator rather than tossing to some news anchor.
I think that a basic respect for the viewers and the candidate demand that after we worked so diligently to nearly defeat Romney in his own home state we earned the right to view his concession speech unmitigated.
It is clear that the majority of Michigan citizens rejected Mitt Romney and the two conservatives earned more votes than Romney. It is like living the film Ground Hog Day as we watch -once again- our party being hijacked by the candidate most of us do not want to win our Republican nomination.
It is really a sad day for conservatives and ultimately a sad day for America that we have two conservatives in this race, therefore cannot nominate a viable candidate to represent the party platform that is routinely desecrated every presidential primary.
A faction of any political party is susceptible to the gullibility concomitant to emotional intoxication. We cannot bring them out of their enchantment no matter what we say and no matter how often we demonstrate the absurdity of expecting a leftist who campaigned and governed as a leftist his entire career in politics.
They will not let the indisputable facts of what this man did despite having once been a businessman. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and George Soros have been more successful at business than Romney ever came close to being.
But as three of the wealthiest men in the world and -Mitt Romney himself- after retiring from Bain in his life as a politician demonstrates - business acumen is clearly not a corollary to how a businessman will behave in government.
But no matter HOW much we point out Romneys ignominious track record and the basic logic that explains it people enchanted by their pre-determined outcome are "all-in" like the residents of Jones Town and we will not break their trance.
Hence, we have indeed met the enemy and he is us. We have the votes as a whole but we are talking about a few points needed to win those delegates. We dont have the willingness to get behind one of the two conservative candidates. Therefore we will nominate Mitt Romney and we will lose.
America may very well be destroyed by Barack Hussein Obama. You might as well start making your plans accordingly. The question left will be which states will secede from the Union when Obamacare and effrontery against the constitution like you never imagined possible is implemented at a pace far greater than what we have seen or fathomed. You may want to consider South Carolina as a new residence.
The Republican Party has abandoned its platform and the values upon which it was founded by adopting the old Clinton mantra its the economy stupid. The party has gone on record stating that moral issues are not as important to us as our own back pockets. Like Israel, the Apple of Gods eye as God called them did after the death of King Solomon, we are going into apostasy. God prospered Israel up to that point because they obeyed God. Seeking the prosperity was not what made them prosperous and victorious even when overwhelmed by their enemy.
Prosperity was a byproduct of virtue and obedience. After King Solomon died Israel and its Kings turned their back on God and disobeyed God. They adopted the false gods of those they defeated and built alters on the high places in direct disobedience to the one true God.
God was patient and he warned them. They did not listen and they were sacked by their enemies and handed over to slavery for centuries because they kindled His anger against them. It was not that God suddenly favored their evil enemies and was on the side of the nations to which he handed over Israel into captivity. It was His righteous discipline.
God does not work on mans timeline and through the prophets he told His people the Jews that he would deliver them when they repented. But generations of people and their posterity lived in slavery while God still kept his covenant with His people, that nation, Israel.
America was founded upon those Judeo-Christian principles. Though we are much larger geographically speaking, we were once like a little-Israel by adoption. It was those same principles and an extension of that same promise I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you that made us.America, especially under Barack Obama is not only getting closer to the day when we curse Israel and betray her, we have adopted the idols of this world.
We are a nation addicted to entertainment, pornography and all kinds of sexual immorality (possibly our leading export and among the few things we currently manufacture). In the past few years we have seen state after state going on record and giving legal approbation to homosexual marriage. Thats not just our President but also our courts, state government after state government and legislatures.
Our President has violated our military by not only allowing homosexual activity within but encouraging it. The federal government and state governments are indoctrinating children- with homosexual propaganda. Major corporations like Home Depot, the NFL and a great many others are flagrantly funding and encouraging such sexual immorality.
The basic sense of morality is almost gone from all aspects of life and it is leading to anarchy, the vacuum from which will always be despotism as our founders consistently warned. Balance sheets, income statements, housing appraisals even audited financials of the highest blue chip companies can no longer be trusted because a rapidly augmenting percentage of the people of this nation and this world have no sense of morality or honor.
Courts repeatedly issue verdicts of injustice because the efficacy of oaths has been destroyed and perjury runs rampant throughout the nation as lying has lost any stigma.
In this culture glorifying violence and debauchery, children going to school and murdering other children in our public school system has become so common that the story of it barely makes the headlines through an entire day unless it is for the purpose of blaming the freedoms expatiated in our constitution.
Our President and Attorney General give assault weapons to drug lords resulting in murders of American citizens then commit treason against the people of the United States. They not just knowingly cover it up but rather they exploit it for the purpose of blaming it on our constitution and exploit the tragedies they caused by using it as pseudo-justification to restrict more of our rights.
Then we find ourselves giving them undue deference and ask whether such people should be impeached at a time where historical precedence and our founding documents should demand they rightfully face trial for treason. We have now murdered over 50 million babies in the woumb since Roe v. Wade.
Anyone who examines the current moral state our nation and does not conclude that we are a society that is not on the verge of becoming a footnote in history and should instead focus on the economy has lost all sense of reality.
The final question is whether we will elect the leader who used to turn around companies or the leader whose rightful conclusion is that this once Christian nation needs to do what Israel eventually did under a righteous king who feared the Lord, tore down the alters in high places and declared a national day of repentance and mourning.
As Job said He makes the nations great, then destroys them. America, unlike Israel does not- have an eternal covenant with God. His children who follow him do; but his children can also be found all over the world being persecuted even onto death. What should make us so special as to warrant exception?
What I am seeing in the GOP among the liberal faction is acrimony toward the conservatives who are doing everything they can to save this party. Santorum has been ridiculed, libeled and slandered for being too religious. This is not a good portent for America, especially when it is from within the Republican Party.
One thing that is for certain is that Barack Obama is an evil man with treacherous plans for America. But Americans including some Republicans are incredibly arrogant to think that just because we are America, that we can violate Gods commands without compunction and go on record stating as a people that our mammon is more important than standing for the godly principles upon which we were blessed to be founded without thinking we will be held accountable.
As Isaiah said, the pride of men will be humbled and the loftiness of men will be abased.
Freedom is the natural state of man. Tyranny is the result of sin. Prosperity will naturally occur in a righteous nation. I believe we were already handed over to our enemy in 2008 and if we do not repent and turn from the wickedness to which we are enslaved, it is going to be over.
There is something spiritual going on in America that is far beyond anything we can see. It was palpable 2008 when we witnessed the masses in a state of unprecedented public euphoria, hand over our nation to a charismatic socialist. I was as though their eyes had been blindfolded and no matter how hard we tried to show them the clear evidence, they could not see the obvious.
Those blindfolds are now on the GOP and just like with Obama followers, the more they are shown the truth, the more obstinate they become. It cannot be mere irony that after years of being under this affliction of Obama, we in the Republican Party are faced with the prospect of nomination another- charming figure of our own - who has a track record that opposes most of the fundamental values of our platform.
Out of 300 million Americans from which to select a nominee, we are getting closer to nominating a charming man who causes the blind-folds to cover the eyes and seduce our own. After being handed over to the enemy for the past three plus years, out of the 300 million Americans, we are close to nominating one who follows one of Americas greatest false prophets, Joseph Smith.
The God of Israel and the God upon which this nation was founded made it clear who He is. He said I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the End. He made it clear that there is only ONE God. At a time when we need to turn back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we are about to follow a different route and choose as our presidential nominee, a man who believes not only that there are infinite gods but that He too can become god.
There is no irony at this cross-road. It is easy to go through the motions day by day and not think about the significance of what we are doing and the choices we make.
To borrow a phrase from the American "Great Awakening" theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), the physical universe is only the skeleton of reality. Taking a circumspect view of the choices with which we are faced,
I conclude that there is no way- that the monumental decision we are making is not a spiritual moment in our history that will determine whether we are on the side of the One who blesses this nation for the past centuries.
Yeah, a sanctimpnious lecture is just the thing to win folks over to your way of thinking.
Is he going to pass the collection plate?
Romney went out of his way to give extra- thanks to John McCain
“Thanks to mccain, I can be a loser just like him. If if you all vote for me and I get the nomination.
YOU ALL can be losers like me and mccain.”
sanctimonious is simply your acrimonious interpretation. Santorum speaks the truth about the real problems.
Pharisees like you claim to see and know the hearts of mankind. Only God can know that. That is the only way one can know if Rick is sanctimonious.
Israel killed her prophets as Jesus said. You seem to be of that same spirit. Not that Rick is a prophet but what he is speaking was already verbalized by the prophets of old. Truth is eternal.
Seriously? That's how you try to win people over?
No, that’s how I respond to defend people against those who claim that people who take our heritage and the reason for America’s prosperity seriously are “sanctimonious”.
As Hamilton wrote in Washington’s Farewell Address “”Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
“...virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric ?”
I take those warnings seriously and am rather sick of people who ridicule those leaders who try to bring back our nation from its morally destitute government.
I really don’t CARE if I win you over because the spirit of your initial caustic post betrays one who will not be “won over” regardless of what I say or how I say it.
It is more important to me to point out the hypocrissy of those who calim to know the hearts of those they accuse of sanctimony.
If I misjudged you, I apologize - but that’s how I see it.
You left out Free Cell Phones!
You left out Free Cell Phones!
Remember the ol’ guy on TV a few years back; riding around in his newly attained, MOTORIZED wheelchair, proclaiming,”...and it didn’t cost me one, red cent!”?
Oh yes, thank you Elsie. Probably free Internet and Wi-Fi too. We all know that’s a “right”.
That’s another “classic”. Remember the LESKO commercials?
Then there is the Sham-WOW! guy and his Little Schticky!