This transcription of a talk by Marvin Olasky is well worth the read. It’s a succinct summary of how Compassionate Conservatism died. He also talks about how things changed in the Bush administration, that I think explain why many people don’t really seem to understand what Compassionate Conservatism is. Compassionate Conservatism is about charity performed by individuals. Not charity centralized in the Government. The tragedies of compassionate conservatismEffective Compassion | Can the faith-based poverty-fighting initiative make a comeback?
Here are a few thoughts (sorta rants) on politics this year. Largely just preaching to myself. Feel free to chime in in the comments. First The ratio between the attention we spend on Federal politics and the attention we spend on local politics is far to heavily weighted towards the Federal side. Yes, it is important. But you are much more likely to be able to influence local politics than Federal.
So, there's a lot of people saying that the rich aren't paying enough taxes. That they aren't paying their fair share. The Left successfully villianized Mitt Romney for being rich. The Occupy movement wants the Government to take the rich's money and give it to them. A friend of mine recently posted a status that sounded like he was mad a rich person was looking to move to a place where he wouldn't be taxed so much.
Just read an article on the New York Times about how Obama and Congress are planning to tackle “job creation.” So, I decided to post a message to them about the subject. Dear President and Congress, I read today that you are planning on "creating" jobs in the coming months. I ask of you to do one simple thing. Stop. You have been pushing stimulus plan after stimulus plan, regulation after regulation, and policy after policy down the throats of the job market for years (I'm including the years Bush was president, heck I'm sure it's been going on since long before George W.
Right, everyone hates taxes. That’s a given. But want to know why people get really mad? It’s not because they have to pay the Government so it can do it’s work. It’s not because people are greedy. No, it’s because they can be as careful as possible in reporting their income, and still get a bill telling them that they got it wrong. Case in point. I got a letter today saying I own $300+ dollars in taxes to Oregon.
First, go watch the video and read the interview at this link: http://www.black-and-right.com/2011/07/08/the-regretful-obama-voter-speaks/ In the video, she talks about how Obama lied about wanting a Single Payer Health Care System, as well as how the recession is mainly due to the Left’s policies. Oh, and I found her comment about the WHO report to be very interesting, I’ll have to look into it myself sometime soon. A quote: BOB: As a nurse, I’d really like to get into specifics of the health care bill and unions, but let me end with this: how have you been treated by your liberal friends now that you’ve achieved traitor status?
I’ve heard parts of what is in this article, The True Story of the Financial Crisis, before. But seldom from a source that had the qualifications of Peter J. Wallison. The two takeaways: Leftist ideology caused the financial meltdown. The people who were supposed to figure out why the meltdown happened covered up the true reasons because they did not fit their ideology. So, remember this article as you vote in elections.
The Intro Now, I am mainly aiming this question at fellow Christians who support Leftist politicians and policies, but I left that adjective off the noun in the title because I believe non-Christians could have the answer as well. So, here is the question: What sinful policies and actions do people on the Right support and promote? I’m asking about things that are not debatable. Some could try to argue that the Rights opposition to Obamacare or economically devastating “Green” policies, is sinful, but some could argue the exact opposite just as easily.
Abortion is one of the most evil things. Next time someone you know supports abortion, tell them the story of Melissa Ohden. Then ask if they can still believe that she wasn’t human when she was aborted.
I’ll keep it short and sweet, I hope. Today is voting day! And, according to many opinions I have read, the GOP is going to win big. I tend to agree with them, but it doesn’t really make me happy. Obama was voted into office because people were tired of Bush and his policies. Obama then took the worst parts of Bush’s policies and increased them a thousandfold. Big spending, big government, bad leadership in the wars, etc.