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good4u1 wrote: ... If my political instinct is true...Ron Paul, who will NOT be the GOP pick may be such a gad fly in the process that he could become a spoiler and run a third-party ticket, thereby guaranteeing Obama the presidential win.
daffodyllady wrote:Of course, we haven't yet seen whether Trump will also throw his hat in the ring...
good4u1 wrote:Well, that is a shame, Sword, if you neglect your civic responsibility as a citizen just because you do not like your party's national nominee. I didn't particular care for McCain either, but I still voted for him...and you know the results. Remember, there are many other vital races/issues that need support and decisions can be won or lost all because you sulked and stayed home. Please re-consider and do the right thing.
Sword of Geddon wrote:The revolution was fought for immoral reasons, mainly because many colonists did not want to pay taxes(a violation of one of God's commands in scripture).
HighBeams wrote:Sword, I also am quite a bit older than you and have had many opportunities to vote. Also, like you, I am cynical of the political process that has evolved in our country. But I will continue to vote. What good4u1 said about our democratic process--i.e., the ability to have a one-person-one-vote--being a treasure and ultimately under God's control is absolutely correct. Our government was given to us by God (Romans 13:1-3), and our corruption of it is not His fault. But simply because it is highly corrupted does not mean that God cannot or does not use individual votes as He desires. When I go to the voting booth, it is after much prayer seeking the Lord's guidance. Therefore, while I do not know just how God uses my vote, I am absolutely confident that He does use my vote for His glory.
Postby Sword of Geddon on Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:58 pm
The American revolution, fought by a minority of colonists in the late 18th century, was fueled by a humanist, not Christian, philosophy. When people say the United States was founded on Christian principles they are promoting revisionist history. The founders were influenced by people like Locke, and I don't have to tell you that Locke's writings were anything but Christian. Thomas Hobbes, another writer of the time was much closer to a true biblical view of government.
The true purpose of government is not to represent "the people" but to maintain order and restrain immorality, much of which is not possible under a representational or democratic form of government. The revolution was fought for immoral reasons, mainly because many colonists did not want to pay taxes(a violation of one of God's commands in scripture).
I'm not going to go into the voting booth and in effect endorse the American political system, which forces you to choose from one of two people who are really not all that different,and enforces a system where popular opinion, not the common good, is the rule.
My newest favorite quote:
"A society which makes freedom its primary goal will lose it, because it has made, not responsibility, but freedom from responsibility, its purpose."
--R. J. Rushdoony
Isaiah 22:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 “Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder,
When he opens no one will shut,
When he shuts no one will open.
Revelation 3:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
daffodyllady wrote:laney, if Ron Paul will run as an independent, he will draw a lot of votes off of Obama. Hopefully.
good4u1 wrote:I think Dr. Williams makes a good case for how ignorant most Americans are regarding their voting privileges and how flawed our political system really is, but...nothing is impossible with God. Even if the deck is stacked against conservative, voting Christians, I will cast my vote AGAINST Obama to make my one vote, one person voice count regardless of who the eventual GOP nominee will be. Period.
laney wrote:daffodyllady wrote:laney, if Ron Paul will run as an independent, he will draw a lot of votes off of Obama. Hopefully.
SwordofGideon wrote:laney wrote:daffodyllady wrote:laney, if Ron Paul will run as an independent, he will draw a lot of votes off of Obama. Hopefully.
Could he not draw alot of votes away from the Republican nominee too?
daffodyllady wrote:Could he not draw alot of votes away from the Republican nominee too?
Tonight will be the teller and Florida voters will start it...Florida, your up!
daffodyllady wrote:All I can say is, I sure am tired of hearing the mudslinging!
All I can think is ... Newt started it.
And most of the anti-Romney stuff really doesn't make good capitalist sense.
I used to like Newt pretty good. But now... hey he is a very slick politician. He knows how to read a crowd, and how to say what will connect with that particular audience. He knows how to twist facts to seem to support his side (like the Bain saga) and this makes me really not trust him... How do we know who Newt really is???
He talked a lot in SC about his new spirituality, and being changed by becoming a Christian, etc. Yes. He was in the Bible belt. He knew that would resonate with them. Now that he is in Florida, he is proposing big NASA dreams.
How do we know who Newt really is? All we have are his words. And his words (especially the mud-slinging) make me distrust him.
mrgravyard49 wrote:A Complete waste of time... We all Know Obama will get a 2ed term.. Im 55 and this is NOT the America I use to know..
When Reagan left office that was then end of America.. We need to worry about doing the Lords work and the heck with all this silly stuff..
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