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A Theory About Why Some Republicans Are Trying to Redefine Conservatism

I may be completely waaay off base, but I think I figured out why there’s even a debate about what Conservatism is. After all, hasn’t Ronald Reagan already articulated our philosophy clearly enough? It seems pretty simple: It means Smaller Government, lower taxes, more individual freedom, and strict adherence to The Constitution.

Nothing complicated. However, there is one more aspect to the philosophy of Traditional Conservativism that I believe is absolutely intrinsic to it: a Belief in God.

The civil war we are engaged in today as a party to redefine conservativism could be the result of Republican elites attempting to remove God from the Party in order to “widen the tent.”

While once, being a Conservative was synonymous with being a Christian, today, there seems to be movement to remove that aspect of the Party philosophy in order to “not offend.” When the hell did God become offensive to Americans, much less to Conservatives? What true Conservative would ever say and do such a thing? A person of principle would never compromise on core values, especially when it comes to deeply-held religious beliefs.

For decades, liberals have mocked “holy rollers,” and the “Moral Majority” in order to marginalize Christians in the eyes of Society. And, to an undeniable degree, they have been successful. Today, Liberals continue to harp that Republicans want to establish a theocracy. This absurd meme furthers their goals in diminishing us as a traditional culture. Over the last five years or so, there has also been a steady rise in Militant Atheism; a politically-driven philosophy of nihilism that has been adopted by a growing number of Americans. AMERICANS, for God’s sake! It is no secret that The ACLU and subversive Communist groups have fomented a hatred of the concept of God; and in the religion of Christianity in particular. In one generation, we have lost Christmas Pageants, Nativity scenes in the public square, and the Ten Commandments in our Courthouses.

Liberals, who now seem to worship Gaea instead, have successfully promoted atheism through the media for over a decade. They have done so subtly, but effectively. Nowadays, there is rarely any mention of God (in the Christian sense) in movies, and especially on television. If God is referred to at all, it is in a vague, “COEXIST” bumper sticker sort of way. The average American has heard the fallacious and disingenuous “Separation of Church and State” meme for so long, that they no longer feel free to discuss God or religious issues at school or in public. The liberal atheists have damaged our country.

They have done so because they not only believe there is no God, but also because they believe religion in general must be eliminated from society. Their militancy goes beyond what is acceptable because their words and actions (lawsuits) are intolerant to all religions. They don’t want anyone to believe in what they call “superstitious myths.” In doing these things, liberal atheists are obstructing our freedom of religion in favor of freedom from religion. This makes them dangerous to our society; a society they wish to reshape (along with liberals in general) into a secular nanny state. They want us all to be “progressive,” and leave behind a perceived stone age mentality.

Thus, given empirical evidence, I conclude that either liberal atheists have insinuated themselves in the Republican Party in order to destroy it from within; or, we have a growing number of spineless, agnostic party operative pussies in our midst who only want to secure power for themselves by transforming the Republican Party into a secular, Democrat-Lite Party.

Now, if I’m sounding like a conspiracy nut, I somewhat agree. I don’t know for a fact that these agenda are the reasons we are in the midst of a Conservative Civil War. But, after seeing thousands of disparate real-world incidents, reading thousands of Internet posts, and watching countless MSM and cable news talk show segments, a pattern has begun to emerge. It’s a pattern I find deeply disturbing; a pattern of concerted efforts to destroy the Republican Party by removing faith as a core value, and, an effort to discredit Christianity in America.

This is disastrous because Christianity is the very foundation of our guiding principles as a people. Many of our Founding Fathers rooted their governing philosophies in the belief in God, if not in also in Jesus. Without faith as the foundation of our values, America as a culture is open to continued corruption by the enemies within and without.

So, I throw this theory out there. Am I wrong? And if I’m not, what do we do about this?

Do we proudly and openly declare that to be Conservative, one must also be a Christian? If so, what of Jews who also consider themselves conservatives? Perhaps there are Jewish members of our party who feel that Conservative Philosophy focuses too much on Christianity, and that Judaism is unfairly excluded. Perhaps we need to expand the definition of  “traditional conservativism” to include patriotic persons of all faiths (though, for obvious reasons, there wouldn’t be such a thing as Islamist Conservatives).

I do think that if a poll were taken of people who self-identified as Conservatives, we would see a surprising drop in the number of “Faithful,” compared to twenty years ago.

Of course, I just may be a complete screw ball. After all, I just found out that squishie Congressional Republicans and liberals alike have a new name for guys like me who believe Obama is hiding something: “Birther.”

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3 thoughts on “A Theory About Why Some Republicans Are Trying to Redefine Conservatism

  1. “This is disastrous because Christianity is the very foundation of our guiding principles as a people. Most of our Founding Fathers rooted their governing philosophies in the belief in God, if not in also in Jesus. Without these core principles, America as a culture is open to continued corruption by the enemies within and without”

    How do you feel about all the anti-God statements from the founding fathers?

    The Christian God is a being of terrific character- cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust

    -Thomas Jefferson

    To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say there are nothing, or that there is no soul, no angels, no god. I cannot reason otherwise…I am satisfied, sufficiently occupied with the things which are, without tormenting or troubling myself about those which may indeed be, but of which we have no evidence

    -Thomas Jefferson

    Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone upon man

    -Thomas Jefferson

    During fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been it its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolences in the clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution

    -James Madison

    Lighthouses are more useful than churches

    -Benjamin Franklin

    This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it

    -John Adams

    As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how it has happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed

    -John Adams

    I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has produced- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced.

    -John Adams

    And everyone should know of the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli drafted by George Washington himself.

    As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitian nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of harmony between the two countries.

    And of course:

    Shake off all fears of servile prejudices, under which weak mines are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

    -Thomas Jefferson

    Also, you say one of the primary values of republican is individual freedom, but I’ve never met a republican who supports legalising drugs?

  2. Ah, the cut and paste propaganda from The Atheist’s Bible.

    Well, historical documents have the following:

    John Adams and John Hancock:
    We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus! [April 18, 1775]

    John Adams:
    “ The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”
    • “[July 4th] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”
    –John Adams in a letter written to Abigail on the day the Declaration was approved by Congress

    “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” –October 11, 1798

    “I have examined all religions, as well as my narrow sphere, my straightened means, and my busy life, would allow; and the result is that the Bible is the best Book in the world. It contains more philosophy than all the libraries I have seen.” December 25, 1813 letter to Thomas Jefferson

    “Without Religion this World would be Something not fit to be mentioned in polite Company, I mean Hell.” [John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, April 19, 1817] |
    …….click here to see this quote in its context and to see John Adams’ quotes taken OUT of context!

    Samuel Adams: | Portrait of Sam Adams | Powerpoint presentation on John, John Quincy, and Sam Adams
    “ He who made all men hath made the truths necessary to human happiness obvious to all… Our forefathers opened the Bible to all.” [ “American Independence,” August 1, 1776. Speech delivered at the State House in Philadelphia]

    “ Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity… and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.” [October 4, 1790]

    John Quincy Adams:
    • “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?” “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity”?
    –1837, at the age of 69, when he delivered a Fourth of July speech at Newburyport, Massachusetts.

    “The Law given from Sinai [The Ten Commandments] was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code.”
    John Quincy Adams. Letters to his son. p. 61

    Elias Boudinot: | Portrait of Elias Boudinot
    “ Be religiously careful in our choice of all public officers . . . and judge of the tree by its fruits.”

    Charles Carroll – signer of the Declaration of Independence | Portrait of Charles Carroll
    ” Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure…are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.” [Source: To James McHenry on November 4, 1800.]

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