Congressional Issues 2014 POLITICS The Problem with the Two-Party System
Proverbs 29:2 says "When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan." The categories are "righteous" and "wicked," not Republican and Democrat.
Many Christians today are trying to decide whether they should continue their membership in a political party which seems committed to abortion, big government, homosexual practices, and secular education. And those Christians who are members of the Democratic Party are having an even more difficult time. Should we be loyal to our political party above God? Must we form a third political party?
In his "Farewell Address," George Washington warned against excessive allegiance to any political party:
Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party. . . . The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrict it. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another . . . . In governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party] is a spirit not to be encouraged.
"The baneful effects of the spirit of party" are seen most clearly when a conservative Christian Republican votes for a liberal, pro-abortion neo-conservative Republican rather than a third-party Christian conservative, reasoning that a vote for a third-party is a vote for a liberal, pro-abortion neo-conservative Democrat. For these voters, the choice between Republican and Democrat is more important than the choice between life and death (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Benjamin Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and served in the Presidential administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison -- each of whom came from a different political party. And of what party was Rush?
I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I am now neither. I am a Christocrat. I believe all power. . . will always fail of producing order and happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and redeemed man is qualified to govern him.
Kevin Craig is the Libertarian Party candidate for Congress. He follows the ideals of Benjamin Rush. He believes the Libertarian Party is the only party a "Christocrat" like Benjamin Rush could join today. The Libertarian Party Platform gives Americans freedom to make America a Christocracy once again.
The Supreme Court says we are a "pluralist" system, giving freedom to all religions. This is a lie. In our day, all religions have freedom except the religion this nation was founded on. You can take an oath which articulates the teachings of any religion in the world, but you cannot take the oath required by the Delaware Constitution of 1776 -- or any other state for that matter, as required the day after the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
Let politicians continue their allegiance to parties; let voters declare their unwavering allegiance to God.
No Matter Whom You Vote for, the Government Gets Elected
When people think of the US government, they usually think of about 600 people in Washington, DC. The actual government, however, is composed of millions of employees, many of whom are almost impossible to fire. To make it worse, oceans of money are moving through this operation on a daily basis. This arrangement fosters the abuse of power, and it always will. It’s a structural issue, not “a few bad apples.”
Your government structure is corrupt and abusive, and it will stay that way until the structure itself changes.
Politics keeps us believing that things can improve anyway… once we defeat that horrible enemy party, of course. But regardless of our hopes, we always end up with something that might be called “practical rulership.” In other words, not much changes, even when the televised faces do.
Americans have been trained to fear the word "theocracy." Like Pavlov's dogs, they start drooling "Intolerance!" "Osama bin Ladin!" and "Loss of Civil Liberties!" whenever they hear the word "theocracy."
Perhaps we should forgive them for mistaking "theocracy" (government under God) for "ecclesiocracy" (government under clergy). We join many of America's Founding Fathers in being quite critical of the clergy. In fact, we would just as soon see the entire concept of "clergy" and "church" eliminated entirely. America's Founding Fathers gave us "Liberty Under God" because they separated their theocracy from any church ("ecclesiastical body," to use the phrase James Madison used).
Today's government refuses to be "under God" because it thinks it is god. The two major political parties of our day preach a doctrine called "statism": the worship of The State.
In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court declared that America was a Christian nation. We would call it a "Christocracy." So would Thomas Jefferson's closest friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush.
Every politician takes and oath to support the Constitution. Only a Christocrat takes this oath seriously:
"Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve Him, and shalt swear by His name." Deuteronomy 6:13
A lawful oath is a part of religious worship. . . . The Name of God only is that by which men ought to swear. . . . Westminster Confession of Faith, ch. xxii. (1647)
Every person who shall be chosen a member of either house, or appointed to any office or place of trust . . . shall . . . make and subscribe the following declaration, to wit: "I ________, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, Blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scripture of the Old and New Testaments to be given by divine inspiration." Delaware Constitution, 1776
"It should not be assumed that oaths will be lightly taken; fastidiously scrupulous regard for them should be encouraged." U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1950