Second Amendment Remedies are Common Sentiments

Common poet visits white house

In June of 2010, Conservative Senate Candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada, a darling of the Tea Party movement declared her position that the second amendment was needed because it constituted a solution to the problem of an overbearing government:   You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it’s good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years.     Recently…

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A Christian Nation Would Not Agree To Pass Paul Ryan’s Budget.

Jesus Helps the Needy

The current federal budget battle in Washington DC has brought to mind passages from the New Testament that seem relevant in some of the debates. The conservatives such as Paul Ryan are calling for deep cuts to the budget focusing on core welfare benefits that help the poor the most, in favor of giving tax benefits to the richest of Americans. For those that believe America is a Christian Nation, it would be worth taking a read of the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 19:   16 Just then a man…

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Conservative Christian is an oxy-moron.

Jesus preaching the sermon on the mount

Christians believe in grace freely given. Conservatives believe you should only get what you earn. Christians believe that forgiveness is a divine trait. Conservatives believe that criminals should get the harshest penalty the law will allow. Christians believe in peace. Conservatives believe in military strength and war. Christians believe that if we ask God, he will give liberally (James 1:5) Conservatives think liberal is a bad word. Christians believe that we should love and pray for our enemies. Conservatives believe in pre-emptive military strikes. Christians believe that the soul of…

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