And politically it is poison for the Conservative coalition. We had 8 years of “Compassionate Conservatism” under Lyndon Baines Bush, which was just social conservatism and economic liberalism. Other Christian Socialists like Huckabee garner a lot of votes. And now the government has jumped from taking 18% of GDP to taking 24% of GDP because Republicans are no longer credible on spending and entitlement issues. It is a recipe for national decline. We are on our way to a Godless Socialist state where everyone sits on their ass, engages in whatever hedonism they want, and expects someone else to support them.
Interesting that you would post this. Ironic is your quoting of RC Spruill on this subject. A couple months ago I heard a message he gave (on radio, traveling) that gave the exact opposite impression. As someone who normally thinks RC is correct, even gifted, I was distraught. Whether or not RC meant it, the theme of his message was sit down, shut up, and obey your God appointed government.
I was more that disappointed, I was angry at RC for that message. I am glad you don’t share that view.