Finally, the Conservative Christian community is turning against Wilsonian foreign policy.
Via Raw Story
Finally, the Conservative Christian community is turning against Wilsonian foreign policy.
Via Raw Story
I mean, I can see we Paleocons arguing with neocons; but this?
Apparently they’re has been a longstanding rift between postmodern conservatives (PoMoCons or PoMos) and Front Porch Republic types (Porchers). Who knew? The occasion for the increased discussion of this rift is the fact the Peter Lawler is moving his Postmodern Conservative blog from First Things to NRO.
I think that all of us in what you might call the alternative conservative (meaning outside mainstream conservatism) community have some things in common and mutual enemies, the left and stale mainstream conservatism, but I think the description of the Porchers that is being tossed around describes something much more radical than the reality. The Porchers, at least as represented by FPR, are, as far as I can tell, a bunch of PC phobes. How can you talk about localism and community and “place” without talking about immigration? Doesn’t an influx of non-natives have a pretty big impact on place?
Like I said over at Red’s place in a comment that ended up in the moderation queue; because I put in the wrong email address… :
Good-gott-a-mighty, Can’t we all just get along? I mean, we as Conservatives are supposed to be fighting against the neo-liberal, marxist, statism of the Democratic Party. My simple question is this; why fight over who’s legit and who is not? That is silly in my book. I know that neoconservatism is an issue; especially with me. But, alt-right folk fighting over silly stuff? Come on.
Whatever happened to just agreeing to disagree on trivial matters and working together to fight back against those, who want to destroy the traditional, Christian, American values in this Country? Conservatives, of all stripes, camps and cliques need to look at the bigger picture and realize — we have a Country to save and bickering like this, is not going to do that at all.
Just my opinion.
The Council of Conservative Citizens shows its abject hypocrisy:
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I was banned from commenting there. Not once did I ever post a threat, advocate violence, nor did I impersonate anyone. I really do not know what I did there; but they cut me off from commenting. Here’s the proof:
The truth is, that if you are not 100% in lockstep with what they believe; then you will be banned from their commenting system. This is total proof of that fact.
Things have changed there since Samuel Francis died and not for the good.
A package of bills in Minnesota that would enhance women’s economic security by raising the minimum wage, providing paid family and sick leave and addressing the gender pay gap makes women “look like whiners,” a state GOP lawmaker said last week.
“We heard several bills last week about women’s issues and I kept thinking to myself, these bills are putting us backwards in time,” State Rep. Andrea Kieffer (R) told colleagues at a Wednesday hearing on one of the measures. “We are losing the respect that we so dearly want in the workplace by bringing up all these special bills for women and almost making us look like whiners.”
The progressive group Alliance for a Better Minnesota has posted the audio recording of Keiffer’s remarks and circulated a petition asking voters to denounce it.
This right here, is why people refer to the Republican Party, as the stupid party. Whiners!?! Seriously?!?! I have news for this clueless dolt, if it were not for a few whiners; this stupid woman would not even be able to vote in elections.
Again, this is why the Republican Party is not winning elections. Also too; Yes, I know it is a progressive website, okay? So, spare me the lectures on linking to liberal sites. Because this time, the liberal progressives have a point! This was totally stupid and she ought to resign her position, because it is quite obvious to this writer, that this stupid woman is not ready for prime time at all.
Some interesting news to wake up to today:
Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) will resign from Congress on Monday, according to multiple sources.
Radel, 37, was caught buying cocaine last year from an undercover federal agent in Washington and spent nearly a month in a rehabilitation facility. He returned to Congress after the winter recess.
Radel sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announcing his resignation, saying it “is my belief that professionally I cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States Representative to the place I love and call home, Southwest Florida.” He said that 2014 has already “been tremendously positive as I focus on my health, family and faith.”
Of course, some bloggers are griping about it. Gateway Pundit:
Republicans, on the other hand, are expected to resign for their sins.
HotAir’s Ed Morrissey has the answer to that:
Most Republicans wanted him gone after the arrest. Instead, Radel insisted that he would hold his seat after going through rehab. Unless I missed a memo, there hasn’t been any unusual events surrounding his return this month. Perhaps Radel found his welcome back to the caucus chillier than Polar Vortex I or II.
I’m still not sure what changed Radel’s mind. His return was about as uneventful as he might have hoped. Unless more revelations are on their way, he had a pretty smooth glide path to obscurity in 2014 already.
Furthermore, let me add to that to answer Hoft’s complaint; who is Anthony Weiner, chopped liver?!?!? He resigned his office, after the revelations about him. This is why I am not a regular reader of Gateway Pundit or Breitbart; because:
This is why you do not see them in my blogroll or in my rss feeds in the sidebar. Some people believe that there is no difference between paleoconservatism and neoconservatism; I disagree and the above is a perfect example why.
Now back to the matter of Radel; he most likely went back to Florida and was greeted with the icy reception from hell; and quickly decided that his future in politics was basically over. There is a reason for this, it is because Conservatives, especially social conservatives, do not want some coke headed buffoon representing them in Congress. Unlike the Democrats who could honestly care less about such things. It is called morality; and some Republicans and Conservatives, at least some of them anyhow; still care about such things.
So, to the bloggers on the right; no there is no conspiracy here. Nor is there any sort of double standard. It is simple the Republican base wanting a true, moral, Conservative in D.C. and not some two-bit coke head living a lie.
…and that, is all.
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One Word: Good.
We do not need people like him in the GOP no how.
The properly named Daily Beast reports:
Eventually even Sisyphus gets tired.
Jimmy LaSalvia is a lifelong conservative activist. He likes low taxes and limited government and refers to the political party that disagrees with these views as the “Democrat” Party. He’s also gay and for years has been leading the fight for a place in the Republican Party for fellow gay conservatives; LaSalvia even started an advocacy group called GOProud when he found the Log Cabin Republicans to be far too liberal. But, on Monday, LaSalvia finally threw in the towel and changed his registration to be an independent. On his blog, he wrote “So, now I feel huge sense of freedom. I am an independent conservative. (That sounds much better than ‘gay Republican.’)”
In an interview with The Daily Beast, LaSalvia explained why he left the GOP. “I came to the realization that the leadership of the Republican Party just doesn’t share my principles and my values” said the conservative activist. “I am a limited government conservative and they’re big government people. I do not tolerate bigotry in any form and they do. So I came to realize that they are wrong and I can’t continue to defend them or to let them stain my reputation any longer.”
Here is the problem with the above, homosexualiy according to the Word of God; that being the Holy Bible —- which is, in my belief system is the King James Bible — is a sin and an abomination to the Lord.
Here are the Holy Scriptures on the subject, including a quote from an inferior version of the Bible for those who cannot read proper english:
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. – (Leviticus 20:13 KJV)
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:9-20 KJV)
Same group of verses in the Amplified Bible:
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,
10 Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilersandslanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit orhave any share in the kingdom of God.
11 And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.
12 Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.
13 Food [is intended] for the stomach and the stomachfor food, but God will finally end [the functions of] bothand bring them to nothing. The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but [is intended] for the Lord, and the Lord [is intended] for the body [[a]to save, sanctify, and raise it again].
14 And God both raised the Lord to life and will also raise us up by His power.
15 Do you not see and know that your bodies are members (bodily parts) of Christ (the Messiah)? Am I therefore to take the parts of Christ and make [them] parts of a prostitute? Never! Never!
16 Or do you not know and realize that when a manjoins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? The two, it is written, shall become one flesh.
17 But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.
18 Shun immorality and all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,
These beliefs are the core doctrines of Christianity. The Word of God. There is no tolerance, there is no looking away from that, it is the Word of God; period, end of discussion.
But yet, this so-called queer “Conservative” Jimmy LaSalvia says that I am bigoted, because I choose to believe this? That, in itself, is intolerance. Jimmy says that we Christians are bigoted, because we refuse to back away from what the Bible says and endorse this idiotic, Satanic idea that homosexuality is just normal. Sorry, Jimmy. But, you are simply guilty of what you accuse we Christians of being — Intolerant.
True Conservatism, tolerates other people’s opinions and does not wish to expel them from any sort of a political group. Ronald Reagan knew the truth and that truth is that Conservatism to work, required a three-legged stool. That stool was a three-legged stool, consisting of religious conservatives, national security conservatives, and economic/libertarian conservatives. Without one of these that stool would collapse under its own weight.
Another way of putting it is this: You try and expel social Conservatives or properly named, Conservative Christians out of the GOP? You will never win another election ever again. Conservative Christians; the larger group evangelical and the smaller group, Fundamentalists like myself; represent the biggest voting bloc in the GOP. If we go, so do your votes. You cannot win elections simply upon the idea of promoting only fiscal conservatism and defense. It simply will not work. It was tried in 1964 with Berry Goldwater and the GOP lost and I mean badly. The Christians HATED Berry Goldwater! In the end there was an ill fated attempt to mend fences with them; but it was too little too late.
So, there are few things that I would wish of Jimmy LaSalvia:
That is all.
This is great; a Trotskyite Zionist goes for a debate; and the minute he sees that he is losing the debate — he storms off the stage, takes his marbles and goes home.
I am referring to the greatest Trotskyite, Zionist, Neoconservative of them all — John Podhoretz.
Bottom line: I’d had a long day and I didn’t see the point in spending more of it getting booed and shushed. So I left. So sue me.
If only we could sue you and your family for all the trillions of dollars — and the 4000+ lives that were wasted in the Iraq War —- which you and your satanic Father were cheerleaders for, after 9/11. Actually, I would very much like to see criminal charges filed against you and few of your Trotskyite friends as well. However, as we realists know; that will never happened to a protected class as yourself.
You want to know what got wrong with Conservatism? You want to know why the GOP is in the shape that it is in? Look no further than this man here and his idiotic Trotskyite magazine that he runs. They are the true enemies of America; they are the ones who put us in the war that almost broke this Nation and ruined its standing in the world.
It is a pity that there is not true justice in this Nation of ours; otherwise, this man and his friends would be sitting in jail cells.
This article is a good one, go take a look!
In the South, political perspectives are as likely to be shaped by conversation between friends at the corner store as they are by The Washington Post or CNN. Most of us who take the time to vote make the decision based on the information at our disposal, cast our vote at the polls, and move on with our lives. The choice belongs to us, and we know our interests better than anyone else.
Or do we?
via The Christian Post: The Confounding Southern Conservative.
I normally do not link to this guy, due to some stuff that happened a while back. But, I thought this was a great quote and it applies to battling cultural Marxism and Christian warfare against the immoral and the neoconservative right as well. Something I know all too well about.
You cannot win in political combat by continually retreating. If you ever hope to win, you must first determine to fight. And once you’re in the fight, you must never stop fighting until you win. — Source
You see, this right here; is why I made a fuss about what was posted by this supposed gay conservative. Because I was offended at the very idea that he somehow thought that joking about putting Christians in canoes and putting them out to sea….or worse; was even remotely funny or even acceptable. I rarely wear my Christian beliefs on my sleeve anymore, because of the stuff that I went through back in 2006 with a local Pastor here, who preached one thing on the pulpit and did another in private dealings with people.
However, there is a limit to what I will just ignore and laugh off; and making statements like the one that was made by this supposed gay conservative is one of them. I guess what I am basically trying to say, when it comes to Christianity, especially Fundamentalist Christianity; and the Baptist Faith:
Another thing that I really feel the need to say is this: Even though I do not approve of the gay lifestyle and happen to know that my Bible does condemn it, in more than one place, in the Old Testaments and New Testaments both —- you will not see me writing on here that homosexuals need to be deported, killed or anything stupid like that. What those people do behind closed doors is their business, not mine. Now, I do not like the gay pride parades, because that sort of stuff has no place in public, at all. I would say the same thing about X-rated displays. However, I am not one of the idiots on the Christian right who seem to think that gay people are a danger to society, that is Bryan Fischer’s little cottage industry, not mine. If you want to read about the comic adventures of that guy, along with a good many of others, who act and think like him; go read this blog. It makes for great comedy.
What I am basically trying to say is that, while I am a Christian, and I make no apologies for that; and I will defend my beliefs against cultural marxists who want to rewrite history. However, I am not a fascist about it. I simply blog because I am worried about my Country’s future and where it is headed fiscally. I am not interested really in debating social conservatism or a lack of it. Oh sure, I will point out the outlandish stuff, like this here. However, I am simply not interested in trying to carve out a place in the social conservative and/or Christian world to berate the heathen. There are plenty of people doing that already. It simply is not my thing, at all.
Another thing too, and I think this is one if very important: The main reason why I am not interested in being another Bryan Fischer is well; because I am me. What I mean by the that is this: I am a flawed man, I am simply a sinner saved by the mighty grace of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I still have a fleshly nature. Anyone that’s followed me on twitter knows that! I have been “around the block a little” as they call it. I have been saved for 31 years.
However, I still struggle with a good deal of stuff. Some of it, is self-inflicted. Yes, I did start back to smoking during that fiasco that happened recently. I am not proud of that fact at all. For what is truly worth, I have stopped smoking actual cigarettes and am now smoking an e-cigarette. I really do want to quit, but, the thought of that, sends me in a cold chill and makes me shake horribly bad.
The Bottom Line is: I am a Paleo-Conservative (with libertarian leanings…) I am a Christian too. But, I am NOT someone that feels he is qualified to be an authority on social conservative commentary. I know what *I* believe, and that’s good enough for me; but I am not interested in being a guru in that department. I started this blog, because I was quite displeased with the direction of the Country. Which at the time, was in 2006 with Bush. Needless to say, much has changed with Obama. I will be here to comment on the idiots on the left, and their hair-brained ideas on socialism. But, I don’t want to be seen as someone who’s a social conservative — mainly, because I suck at it myself. ;)
Enjoy your Sunday. I am off to do that now.
As I wrote on here before — twice, the Republican picked the wrong game to play here and now, they’re paying for it. Not to mention that the Republicans have been utter hypocrites on the entire Obamacare issue.
A Republican congressman said Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is largely responsible for the first government shutdown since 1996.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that while he believes many individuals are at fault, including President Barack Obama, he said Cruz and others who bought into the quixotic campaign to defund the Affordable Care Act “took a lot of folks into the ditch.”
“But if I had to cast blame anywhere, I would say it was Sen. Cruz and those who insisted upon this tactic that we all knew was not going to succeed,” Dent said. “What he did essentially, Sen. Cruz, basically, he took a lot of folks into the ditch. Now that we’re in the ditch, you can’t get out of the ditch, the senator has no plan to get out of the ditch, those of us who do have a plan to get out of the ditch and will vote to get out of the ditch will then be criticized by those who put us in the ditch in the first place.”
Dent said that he will continue to urge House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to bring a “clean” continuing resolution — one that includes no language to undermine the health care law — to a vote.