Saturday May 25, 2013
Justice Roberts' Greater TruthKenneth G. Ramey Salem-News.com
The re-election of Barack Obama seems a no-brainer to me if we are to have a Secular Government and retain our Constitutional freedoms.
(PASO ROBLES, CA) - Evangelists have taken over the Republican Party completely to the extent that it seems every member of the Party is an Evangelical Christian.
Mitt Romney is a Mormon and is outside the meaning, but his desire to be president is enough to cause him to toe the line of the Evangelical Holy See that is the power behind the throne in matters of Republican Politics both near and far. How far is demonstrated by it’s presumed ability to control even the Supreme Court.
It took time to achieve the level of compliance it exercises over members of the House of Representatives which can be counted on to vote the will of the Holy See on demand. The Senate is another matter, but the Holy See is close to gaining the majority it seeks in that chamber as well. If and when it does, we the people will become pawns in the effort of the Holy See to convert America to a Theocracy that would be master of us all.
Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court was considered solidly in the GOP camp until he proved (hopefully, once and far all time) that the Court is the Supreme measure of the people’s will, not just the obedient servant of The Holy See’s grab for illegitimate and misguided Christian power based on its belief in Jesus as God, and the Bible as the definitive word of God.
Justice Roberts’ decision has reduced the GOP and its Holy See to a greater truth; that contrary to their belief, Christianity is not the best, nor the only solution to man’s dilemma. Ron Paul’s belief that God and Nature is the solution to all earthly ills is wrong, as is the insipid argument that any question as to the Court’s appropriate decision is “beside the point.”
If all things are attributable to God and Nature, we’d be justified in saying the Court’s decision was God’s will. The GOP won’t accept it because it is contrary to their simplistic and erroneous belief that their God alone exists, and that settles it. Pure nonsense of course. Its time to turn the page! God and Nature are separate entities. The earth is subject to internal and external forces which man needs to understand and guard against so as to avoid catastrophe if he is to survive.
Geo W. Bush is a born again Christian of the evangelical sort who was led to believe that “with God in His heaven, all’s right with the world,” until New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina proved him wrong; just as Ron Paul is wrong when he asserts the government need not get involved in helping citizens to help themselves. Mitt Romney says as much too when he refers to the “safety-net” for the poor. What separates Mitt from the Evangelicals is his Church of the LDS which expects its members to contribute to its growth via annual tithes, but which supports its members as necessary in time of need.
Romney is a bishop in his Church who counsels members in need on how to overcome and succeed in their faith. Above bishop is the level of Saints to which undoubtedly he aspires and to which he will be appointed. Why he wants to be President of a nation, the Party of which is controlled by the Holy See baffles me, unless the Holy See and the LDS plan to merge; an unlikely scenario in my opinion. There has to be a limit to how far Mitt can willingly bend his knee to the Holy See, and vice versa, don’t you think?
The re-election of Barack Obama seems a no-brainer to me if we are to have a Secular Government and retain our Constitutional freedoms..
________________________________Kenneth G. Ramey, Salem-News.com's Religion and Philosophy Writer, confronts the hard issues of politics and religion from a logical point of view that combines interesting insight with history into the truth, or lack thereof, that underlies the strengths and weaknesses of the Religious Right’s determination to use American politics for its own misguided, or selfish, interest. It’s rare for a writer to balance his writing between religious values and the secular guarantees of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the knowledge that Ken possesses, and to do it so effectively.
Ken was born in Minnesota but was raised in California since 1932. He is the youngest of four boys raised by his mother alone during the dark years of the Great Depression. He Graduated from SFSU in the 1970s when in his mid-forties, majoring in Spanish North American History, and added three years of post-graduate study, much of it in Philosophy and Religion. We live at a critical time in history and believe Ken's views represent the view of many who are tired of the commercialism and false interpretations about religion today. Watch for Ken's articles on religion, philosophy, politics and history. View articles written by Kenneth G. Ramey You can email Ken at: email@example.com
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