Author Topic: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.  (Read 2775 times)

Bill Cravener

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THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:15:07 PM »
Here is how I see it, and, as I wish I had said!

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How is it possible to practice simultaneously Christianity and the purest form of Capitalism were the rich get richer and the poor get poorer; jobs are expendable; and there is no use for a Government that helps the poor and the less fortunate by facilitating the even distribution of wealth through, for example, Social Security and affordable Heath Care?  If “Obama Care” does in fact tax the rich and the upper middle class to help the poor and the less fortunate, it is not Socialism.  It is CHRISTIANITY.  If it creates a means to ensure the welfare of the poor and the less fortunate by providing affordable health care, it is not Socialism.  It is CHRISTIANITY.

The United States Constitution reads: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

How can you trust, support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America while failing to ensure that as a society, using the government as the people’s representative, we device and facilitate means to promote every citizen’s welfare?  If “Obama Care” does in fact call upon our government to provide affordable health care to every United Sates citizen, it is not Socialism.  It is the purest form of patriotism, where one believes that the strength and glory of our country derives from the health, education and prosperity of ALL its citizens.  As the poor and the less fortunate, be it due to inability or ignorance, fail to secure their own health care, it is our responsibility as well as common sense to help them.  Otherwise, we not only weaken our country, but purposefully choose to ignore one of the most fundamental values upheld by our constitution as a basic requirement for a “More Perfect Union”.

It is my humble opinion that the Republican Party not only weakens but also threatens the very existence of our country as a model of freedom, fairness and equality every time it undermines our government’s ability to function as an instrument to ensure the welfare, prosperity, heath and education of all United State’s citizens.  I believe that the Republican Party betrays the United State’s Constitution every time it weakens Social Security and derails efforts to provide affordable education and health care to all citizens.  I believe that the Republican Party betrays Christian values as outlined in the Bible every time it promotes a corporate culture where the richer are encouraged to become even richer at the expense of jobs once held by the middle class.

What bothers me the most, however, is that the Republican Party does it all in the name of God, putting their Christian values above the values of equality and fairness that derive from the Constitution of the United States.  Despising everything Christian, I fail to understand the reasons for Jesus Christ playing any role in defining our society’s fundamental values.  Nonetheless, I do know the Bible intimately.  Therefore, with the authority derived from a life of commitment to loving my friends and enemies, I can say that any resemblance between the values upheld by the Republican Party and Christianity is purely coincidental, their doctrines being in most cases incompatible with Christ’s teachings and examples.

I am convinced that I do not need to be a Christian to be an American.  I do, however, question the moral authority of those claiming to be Christians while using their social status and economic power to ensure that the poor and the less fortunate are left to their own devices, condemning and disrupting any attempt to enable our government to serve as our society’s instrument to promote every citizen’s welfare and education.  Perhaps they do it out of ignorance.  Maybe idiocy keeps them from being able to read and understand the Constitution of the United States and their Bible.  I am more inclined, however, to believe that they do it just because they are evil. ~ by Anonymous

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 03:19:50 AM »
I always wondered how Christianity and right-wing ideology work together. The core principals of right-wing beliefs are concerned with self interest , anti-empathy , and greed. These principals are tenets of Satanism , according to LaVey's  "Satanic Bible" ( I saw it at the public library and had to have a look  :biggrin: ).  Many of the principals of Christianity ( aiding the poor , "turning the other  cheek" , etc. ) appear to be leftist ideas. Its always interesting to see how different seemingly contradictory ideals and beliefs are packaged together to form a party platform.

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 04:07:35 AM »
republicans thump on the bible because it gets them votes - not for any religious position

if you have ever been down south, you know that most people claim to be republican and christian
if you get into any kind of debate with them, you had better be the same - lol
try walking into a bar and having a beer with an Obama For President t-shirt on   :lol:
you'll be lucky to get the beer - and even luckier to finish drinking it
more likely you will dragged out the back door and beat half to death

there are many in the south that are uninformed, uneducated, and claim to be christians
(see the definition of the slang term "peckerwood")
there is a lot of social pressure to cause them to be that way
the end result is - republicans are guaranteed a nice chunk of the voting block, with very little effort

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 08:55:27 AM »
if you have ever been down south, you know that most people claim to be republican and christian
if you get into any kind of debate with them, you had better be the same - lol
try walking into a bar and having a beer with an Obama For President t-shirt on   :lol:
you'll be lucky to get the beer - and even luckier to finish drinking it
more likely you will dragged out the back door and beat half to death

there are many in the south that are uninformed, uneducated, and claim to be christians
(see the definition of the slang term "peckerwood")
there is a lot of social pressure to cause them to be that way
the end result is - republicans are guaranteed a nice chunk of the voting block, with very little effort

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 10:34:54 AM »
lol
sure - there are a few rednecks here, as well
but, nothing like the south
i have been all over the states
i am sure you will agree that things are different south of the mason-dixon line

for those who aren't able to visit the south, you can get a taste of it in shows like "Justified"   :P

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 03:44:03 PM »
for those who aren't able to visit the south, you can get a taste of it in shows like "Justified"   :P

What you are referring to is "the Backwoods", not "the South".

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 03:56:38 PM »
An interesting article showing how Romney and his team builds jobs...in China:

http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza

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Re: THE EVILNESS OF THE GOP.
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 06:04:33 PM »
These rocks proudly thrown from within his GlassHouse!

Since this is a thread related to Christianity, a better citation may be:
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    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
    but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

When I was a teen, I also strongly believed in humanism, good and evil, "beautiful souls", truth, altruism, equal rights, democracy, progress, freedom (of will), "improving the world", "learning from history" and reason.

However, I'm no teen anymore, ...