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Monday, June 04, 2007

Speaking Of Politics...

...You know, I really don't care what president, congressman, candidate, etc. someone supports. It doesn't change my view of that person; I don't look down at them. That is...as long as the person can back up why he supports said president, congressman, candidate, etc.

For instance, you all know that President Bush has a very low approval rating. However, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who support this man fully and faithfully (no problem) and blindly (problem).

It never fails, when a supporter of President Bush is asked, by a reporter, talk show host, whatever, why they still report him, that person invariably responds with a paraphrase of one of these two answers:

"He's a Godly man"

"I'm a Conservative, he's a Conservative, I like Conservatives"

Ok, I have zero problems with anyone who wants a Godly man or a Conservative as President. The issue is, neither of those two responses can be reinforced with fact.

Tell me, what is Conservative or Godly about:

Starting a war of aggression in which nearly 3500 American men and women, and over 600,000 Iraqi men and women and children have died.

Massively increasing governmental spending.

Massively increasing governmental programs.

Massively increasing the size of the federal government.

Giving himself the right to arbitrarily delete Habeas Corpus rights from the law.

Giving himself the right to arbitrarily delete the Constitutional ban regarding Posse Comitatus.

Hugely increasing surveillance on American citizens, including, but not limited to, reading our emails, video taping us, tapping our phones, finding out what books we get from the library, all without warrants.

If you are a supporter of President Bush, please know that this is a very small list. I could fill pages with similar relevant items. But I ask you honestly now, not sarcastically or ironically or rhetorically, what has the President done that shows you he is a man of God? What has the President done to show you he is a true Conservative?
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

I will leave you with this excerpt from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount; specifically, Matthew, chapter 7, verses 15 through 20:

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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