Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Whatever Happened To Decency?
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. I Corinthians 12:25,26
In a recent interview for Vox World, Republican Party operative and Forbes editor Avik Roy remarked: “I think the conservative movement is fundamentally broken, Trump is not a random act. This election is not a random act.”
The interview explains the shift in political perception regarding the civil rights movement in America. The exodus of Blacks from the GOP was a reaction to Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater’s “Principled stance against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Goldwater himself was not a racist; he believed it was wrong for government to force private businesses to desegregate.
The article continues: “But this ‘principled’ stance identified the GOP with the pro-segregation camp in everyone’s eyes, while the Democrats under Lyndon Johnson became the champions of anti-racism.
This had a double effect, Roy says. First, it forced black voters out of the GOP. Second, it invited in white racists who had previously been Democrats. Even though many Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act in Congress, the post-Goldwater party became the party of aggrieved whites.”
“The fact is, today, the Republican coalition has inherited the people who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — the Southern Democrats who are now Republicans,” Roy says. “Conservatives and Republicans have not come to terms with that problem.”
Where the stance Goldwater took may have been principled and strict Americanism from a Libertarian perspective, it was ultimately wrong—just as such stances on states rights regarding slavery were wrong, wrong morally and an affront to natural law. Principles are great, when they agree with human decency and common sense. “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it”
It is not all right to advocate for individual rights which systemically harm or restrict others in their personal pursuit of happiness. A modern day example would be the Democrat Party and liberal’s in general slavish devotion to a woman’s right to murder her child in the womb, an act that robs the aggrieved individual the most fundamental right of all—Life!
There are some today who would attempt to draw a moral equivalency to LGBT patrons being denied services—on the surface this may seem a fair argument. For those of us with a mature outlook on reality, the argument falls apart as LGBT is an operation of choice, while a person does not choose their race, or the circumstances of their birth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29
I have struggled living up to that verse myself during this election cycle God forgive me! I am personally frustrated by the shear madness of the choices presented our nation for the next President. The party I have aligned myself with is chock full of wonderful people of all races, but it can no longer be denied. Trump’s ascendancy is directly attributed to the racists who joined the GOP because they mistook the party’s adherence to individual liberty to be a tacit approval of racism.
We did it to ourselves, the racists and the dull witted in the GOP are quick to argue against conservatives who suggest reaching out to minority groups. Stating callous rhetoric to bolster their position. “Why don’t they just get it?” Why should we reach out to Blacks, or fill in the blank group when all they do is reject us?”
The answer is simple; you do it to help others, which has the further effect of eventually helping yourself. You do it because it is the right thing to do! You do it because we are losing our country to the very bad ideas the unopposed liberals vying for and winning those votes champion!
The two factors most responsible for our choice this election cycle are hate and immorality. Trump tapped into the vein of hate infecting the Republican Party, not the majority to be sure, but more than enough to override the decent folk whose votes where split amongst the sensible and good Republican candidates. Just enough hate filled Republican voters to give a plurality great enough to give us Trump and a more lasting impression of ignorance and bigotry with the rest of the thinking world.
Hillary Clinton supporters are those whose conscience has been seared to the point they are completely incapable of moral thinking. The intrinsic wickedness she has displayed for decades is not even recognized as such. The Democrat party has tapped into grievance and personal identity, whether it be race, or LGBT and raised it to a religion so powerful it’s adherents have completely forgotten the Providence and tenets undergirding and guarding our nations prosperity from it’s founding.
Even if Trump were by a miracle to win the presidency, the very idea of decency will have been struck a blow so great this nation may never recover from it. Christians, supporting either candidate have completely lost sight of the tenets of God. Opting instead to join the world in this celebration, no this orgy of unscrupulousness.
Forgetting the Word of God that warns us you do not do evil that good may come of it, you cannot expect to overturn the corruption of Hillary Clinton with what you believe to be, the lesser corruption of Donald Trump! A house divided against itself cannot stand; Satan cannot and will not cast out Satan. Even when you think your Satan is less Satany than the other party’s.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Colossians 3:12