Skip to comments.Choosing Between Republicans And Democrats Is Like Choosing Between Pharisees and Sadducees
Posted on 05/29/2003 9:45:56 AM PDT by xyggyx
Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon May 28, 2003
When our Lord walked this earth, there were two major "parties" leading the Jewish people: the Pharisees and the Sadducees. Both of these groups posed major problems for Christ. Furthermore, though each group opposed the other, neither of them represented the truth. We have a very similar situation today in the United States with the two major political parties. In fact, the two major parties are eerily similar to those two problem-groups of Jesus' day.
Pharisees were the "conservatives" of their day. They believed in God and in personal morality. On the other hand, Sadducees were the "liberals" of their day. They were blatantly secular in philosophy and conduct. If they were yet with us today, Pharisees would doubtless feel right at home in the Republican Party, while Sadducees would fit right in with the Democratic Party.
While the Pharisees and Sadducees fiercely fought each other, they were both the enemies of Christ. When it came to supporting error and opposing truth, they were united. The same is true today with the Republican and Democratic parties.
Republicans and Democrats only argue about things that have to do with enriching each party's power and influence. On matters of substance, however, they are mostly united.
For example, neither party gives a flip about what the U.S. Constitution says. The only time they refer to it is when they seek an advantage over the other party. On the whole, elected public officials from both parties take their oath of office about as seriously as a lion takes the hissing of an opossum.
Beyond that, neither party believes in the principle of limited government. The size and scope of the federal government continues to skyrocket regardless of which party is in power. Republicans increase government by incurring debt; Democrats increase government by raising taxes. The result is the same: government gets bigger and bigger, while freedom gets smaller and smaller.
Furthermore, Pharisees and Sadducees alike supported Caesar. In fact, this was one of the central charges against Christ: He was seen as a rebel who refused to acknowledge the divine authority of Caesar. Because of this, Jesus was branded "unpatriotic." This ultimately led to His crucifixion. Conservatives today are doing the same thing.
Anyone who refuses to acknowledge that President Bush has been given divine authority to act outside the U.S. Constitution is branded as unpatriotic or worse. Several conservatives have even gone so far as to call G. W. Bush, "America's King." To them, Bush is Caesar, and America is an empire.
In the meantime, both parties continue to ignore or expunge the principles of truth and righteousness upon which our country was founded. Therefore, choosing between Republicans and Democrats is like choosing between Pharisees and Sadducees.
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How was he logically a Libertarian? Libertarians believe in freedom of choice up to the point where it interferes with the life, liberty and freedom of another individual. Judas obviously had malice for Christ which resulted in Christ's loss life, which isn't a libertarian/Libertarian belief.
Indeed, because the government schools have dumbed them down to the point where they no longer know what freedom really is.
They don't have the votes of all Republican Senators to get the rules changed. Same as the tax cut. To get anything, they need every Republican minus 1 to line up behind it, or maybe every Republican minus 2 if Zell Miller crosses over. They don't have every Republican voting with the leadership on many issues.
¿Wasn't that the rationale used against Bush-41 that led to 8 years of Clinton?
The practical response for Conservatives is not to focus on political partisanship, except at election time. Rather to advocate the truth, support the truth and educate as many as we can to the truth. The more Americans who we can wake up to what has been happening to our heritage, over the past two generations or so, the more difficult it will be for the politicians to continue their "politics as usual," at the next election.
Of course, the battle is never ending. Eternal vigilence is now as always the price for liberty; just as personal integrity, in accepting what is true, rather than what one wishes might be true, is the price of moral rectitude.
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One or the other is going to be elected. That's the way is and will continue to be whether Dem or Pub or any other party, or all three. So, which one do you want? The greater or the lesser evil?
I'm going to start voting for the candidate that most closely represents my views. Whether or not they win is not important,...
Winning is the most important thing. How else can he implement the policies that caused you to vote for him if he doesn't win?
...just that I have the peace of mind that I did the right thing and not the popular thing.
Nope. If you vote for unelectable candidates or you don't vote for Republicans, or you don't vote at all.....and Democrats wind up in control, then peace of mind will be the last thing you ever get. You'll get more angrier than you are now. Besides, you'll pi$$ off the rest of us.
I hope you were already circumcised! ;-)
Excellent. Then I never need fear that a Libertarian will give my children pot, or suggest to my daughters that killing an unborn infant is no big whup and they shouldn't give a moment's thought to stopping a beating heart! Good deal.
Every party has an opinion about what the founders had in mind. The party that gets elected gets to implement their version. Yes? No? If Bush makes an executive dicision that Conservatives don't like, then which party will most likely try to overturn it? Not the Democrats.
Obviously the Dims would be far worse and would institute more programs and take away more freedoms. I just want another option, kinda like when I pick out a new car.
You make my case and I appreciate it. You had me concerned there for a while.
I just want another option, kinda like when I pick out a new car.
Other options raise the cost of the car; they don't always work right, they can affect your insurance rates, they can be very expensive to repair, they might need to be recalled...............
The tax cut is significant and there will be more of them if you don't help to mess it up for the rest of us.
...and the new homeland security department is yet another new government program.
I think it's a consolidation of many other existing agencies that had many duplicative functions which, hopefully, will be weeded out over time. Plus, the union control is now weakened. The Dems strongly opposed and that's why it's probably a good idea. Many other agencies need to be combined, as well. Over the long run, it might save us money.
I want negative government growth instead of the continuous positive growth.
Me too, but the Dems will speed it up the growth.
When are we going to seal off the borders and kick out the freeloaders we have now?It probably won't happen unless both parties make it happen. I'm not sure about the Republicans, but I'm sure that we can't count on the Democrats. The freeloaders will not be kicked out.
Like I said before, we need meaningful tax reform not tiny cuts here and there. That would benefit ALL of us including the dipshit Dims.
The only agency that actually folded into the Homeland Security Department was the INS. The rest exist as they always have and will continue until my death.