Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's right and wrong, stupid! ~ By Joseph Farah

Joseph Farah warns conservatives and tea partiers that our country's problems are not just economic, and those problems are not going to be solved without involving moral values. The phrase, "It's the economy, stupid," is not going to help us keep our freedom without also keeping God's Law and knowing right and wrong.

The following is a quote from Russell Kirk, who "is considered one of the great intellects of the modern American conservative movement:"
"Men and nations are governed by moral laws; and those laws have their origin in a wisdom that is more than human – in divine justice. At heart, political problems are moral and religious problems. The wise statesman tries to apprehend the moral law and govern his conduct accordingly. We have a moral debt to our ancestors, who bestowed upon us our civilization, and a moral obligation to the generations who will come after us. This debt is ordained of God. We have no right, therefore, to tamper impudently with human nature or with the delicate fabric of our civil social order."

~ Russell Kirk, in his book, "The Essence of Conservatism"

It's right and wrong, stupid!
By Joseph Farah

December 10, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

I think it was the always insightful James Carville who made famous the phrase, "It's the economy, stupid," during the 1992 presidential election.

It shouldn't surprise that a liberal Democrat, with no discernible spiritual or moral bearings whatsoever, would make such a well-remembered plea to sheer materialism and political pragmatism.

What is shocking is the way so many Republicans and "conservatives" – and even some tea-party activists – are today embracing that Carville-ism in their approach to a political agenda to set America back on a course to liberty and self-governance.

After all, Democrats, "liberals," "progressives" and socialists of all stripes believe, for the most part, that the universe is solely comprised of matter. Everything is just stuff. This was the basis for the Communist Manifesto. Karl Marx believed economics was everything. There was no Creator above. There was no design in the universe – just matter and billions of years of random events that led to what we see all around us.

Surely that's not what Republicans and "conservatives" believe – or, at least, it shouldn't be.

Yet, some of the most prominent Republican and "conservative" leaders and organizations in America today are buying into that moronic lie: "It's the economy, stupid!"


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