Thursday, June 29, 2006

liberalism is a cancer

Liberalism is a horrible cancer that kills whatever it infects. It is a disease of the heart, mind, and soul that renders a person unable to discern fact from fiction, right from wrong, and justice from injustice. Once infected by this insidious disease, a person becomes completely incapable of using facts, logic, or reason under any circumstances. How else does one explain what is currently happening within the Episcopal Church?
The Episcopal Church is currently debating whether or not homosexuality is a sin (isn't that God's decision to make?) and whether or not Jesus Christ is the One, True Way to everlasting life (doesn't John 14:1-7 settle that question for us?). You can read a very clear account of the debate, written by Cal Thomas, at You can also read two letters to the editors of The Indianapolis Star which respond to the Thomas column ( for the first one, and for the second one). These two letters are actually from members of the Episcopalian clergy, making them especially instructive. After reading Thomas' column and the "official" response, we are left to see very clearly that the Episcopal Church has become infected with liberalism. Let's walk through this so that even a liberal might be able to see what is wrong with this picture.
The Bible couldn't be more clear--homosexuality is a sin. So are divorce, and stealing, and lying, and murder, and pride, and a whole host of other actions and behaviors. This means that homosexuality is no better, no worse, and no different from any other sin, in that it separates us from God, putting the sinner in the humbling position of needing God's transforming grace through His Son Jesus Christ for salvation. Any man, woman, or church that says otherwise is gulty of adding and/or subtracting from God's Word. Read Revelation 22:18-19 for that penalty. The Bible is not a "living document" which we are free to reinterpret as we see fit, any more than the U.S. Constitution is a "living constitution" which changes meaning as we continue to "evolve". The Christian conservative believes that the Bible is the inspired word of God, that it very clearly defines for us what "sin" is, and that it even more clearly tells us how to receive eternal life. We believe further that our Founding Fathers based this great republic on principles found in that same God-inspired Scripture. There is a mountain, higher than Killimanjaro, of hard, cold, verifiable, factual, historical evidence supporting everything I have just said. Those not infected by the disease of liberalism can seek out the facts and learn the truth. Those already consumed by the cancer can, like an obnoxious 4 year old, close their eyes, cover their ears, and chant over and over again. "I can't hear you! I can't hear you!".

let's talk pacers basketball

I know that we normally talk about politics and religion on this site, but in the aftermath of the NBA Draft, I think it's appropriate to talk about the Pacers for a minute.
We have been huge Pacers fans since the very beginning. I vividly remember going to the Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds as a kid to watch George McGinnis, "Rajah" Brown, Mel Daniels, Freddie Lewis, Bob Netolicky, Darnell Hillman, and "Slick" Leonard in the old ABA (check out to relive those glory days). We have been diehard Pacers fans ever since, in good times and bad.
So, the important question: was Shawne Williams a good pickup? I say "yes". Lots of Pacers fans are saying that the two draft picks (James White of Cincy being the other) mean that Larry Bird isn't planning on resigning Peja Stojakovich or Fred Jones. I disagree. I believe that this all means that Steven Jackson and Jermaine O'Neal are gone. Maybe not this year, but definitely next year. It looks to me like Bird wants to build a team with Granger, Williams, White and Jasikevicius as the core. Sarunas can play, if Rick "Paint-By-Numbers" Carlisle would just leave him alone and let him play the point. Peja and Freddie would fit right in with that group. That just leaves the center position open, which leads me to a prediction. Before the 2007 draft, Bird will trade Jermaine, Jackson, and possibly Peja for the #1 pick--Greg Oden. That spells NBA World Championship for Indy!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

the greatest country on earth

We are blessed to live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. My little town just concluded their pre-July 4th Freedom Festival, a 2-day affair that 40,000 people take part in as participants or as visitors. As a community we played games, we danced, we ate, we socialized, we cooked out and we watched fireworks. We are living the American Dream!
Half a world away, things aren't quite so carefree. We have brave men and women, honorable soldiers and sailors, fighting a war against an unspeakable evil that wants to wipe away our way of life. Some of those valiant warriors won't be coming home. They will die fighting to preserve our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Don't get so involved with the baseball games, the cookouts, the swimming and the partying that you forget the sacrifice these men and women are making. God bless them, each and every one!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Right From Left: santorum & hoekstra

please help me understand!

I don't understand liberals. Your thought process completely baffles me. Will someone please explain to me why liberals are so angry about the report of 500 weapons of mass murder being discovered in Iraq? I have been watching the news tonight and I can't remember a time (unless it was post-2000 and post-2004 elections) when I have seen such anger and rage being expressed by liberals. PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND! Are you so consumed with hatred for Pres. Bush that you are blind to the fact that this is good news? The rage and fury I am seeing has, frankly, taken my breath away. It has frightened me, as well. Each and every liberal Democrat featured on the news tonight has angrily denounced the report as unimportant, irrelevant, silly, and unworthy of praise. Forgive me for saying so, but it appears to me that you don't want to see the U.S. succeed in Iraq. Do you hate our president so much that you would rather see us lose, as opposed to seeing Bush be successful? Good grief! Can there be any more doubt as to why a Democrat presidential candidate can't get more than 50% of the popular vote (it's only happened twice in the last 50 years)?

Monday, June 19, 2006

salt and light Christians--those who mourn

We're back from Chicago and feeling great! We cruised Southport in the early afternoon, hit Casey Moran's and Murphy's Bleachers pre-game, ate at The Grillroom on W. Monroe post-game, and listened to great alternative country in Grant Park after dinner. Robbie Fulks was playing. If you like your country with a lot of "twang" and way far away from the mainstream (I vote "yes" on both counts), he's the guy to listen to. Oh yeah, we saw a ball game, too. Tigers 9--Cubs 3. Better luck next year, Cub Fan!

Let's get back to work! We started talking about Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and the Beatitudes as a blueprint for how to become "salt and light Christians". The first trait Jesus talked about was being poor in spirit, and we discussed that. Next, Jesus said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." What did Jesus mean?

Once we realize that we are morally and spiritually empty without the Holy Spirit in our hearts, and that we are sinners by nature (poor in spirit), the natural emotional response should be to mourn over our bankrupt souls. That doesn't mean that we should be sad sacks, constantly depressed, morose or brooding. We are not commanded to sink into a never-ending depression because we are sinners. When Jesus tells us to be mournful, he is referring to spiritual sorrow. We are to recognize our sinfulness for what it is and we are to refrain from rationalizing it. We are to humbly beg God to wash our sins away because we are powerless to defeat sin by ourselves. This is a thought process, an attitude, and a character trait we must prayerfully recommit to each and every day. Mournfulness is certainly a hard trait to master because it goes against everything this world teaches us. Self-esteem, self-gratification, do what it takes to feel good--that's what the world teaches.

Let's all commit to daily prayer with our Heavenly Father, where we will confess our sinfulness, beg for forgiveness, ask for our souls to be cleansed, and pray for the strength and wisdom to do better. Let's also commit to daily Bible reading. God's Word, particularly the Psalms, will teach us how to be spiritually mournful.

Thanks for visiting! We'll talk more later.

The Christian Conservatives

Thursday, June 15, 2006

a little inspiration before we go

This will be our last post until next week. "Jack and Diane" are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary in the Windy City this weekend. Shopping and drinks in Wrigleyville, box seats in The Friendly Confines for Cubs vs Tigers, and dinner on Michigan Ave. all add up to a great weekend! Here's a little inspiration before we go.

Vernon Robinson is a Christian, conservative Republican, African-American running for Congress in the 13th District of North Carolina. If you are tired of mealy-mouthed politicians who can talk for hours without saying one truthful word, then you need to visit this guy's website. Go to to listen to his radio and TV ads and prepare for straight talk with no apologies.

Have a great weekend!

The Christian Conservatives

ann coulter part 3

We weren't going to say anything more about the Coulter book, but the liberal response to her book begs another quick look. For those who don't know, Coulter's book states that liberalism is a godless religion and that liberals themselves are godless people. Wouldn't you think that a radical statement like that would provoke a firestorm of protest? It hasn't. Nobody has so much as raised their voice in protest of that wild accusation. All of the liberal hyperventilating concerns the four pages of the book dealing with the Jersey Girls. Are liberals O.K. with being called godless? Are they so unable to defend themselves against that charge that their only option is to confuse and distract with sound and fury over a peripheral topic? Is there still any doubt about why the vast majority of Christians in this country refuse to vote Democrat? Food for thought.

The Christian Conservatives

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

rick monday saves the flag

Do you want to see something that will reinvigorate your patriotism? Check out the Rick Monday tribute at
It was in April of 1976 that Rick Monday, then a center fielder for the Chicago Cubs, saved an American Flag from being burned by two protesters on the field of play. The site gives a complete account of Monday's actions, and also features a video tribute. We highly recommend it!

Also check out God has richly blessed these United States of America, and this site will remind you of that fact.

The Christian Conservatives

salt and light christians--poor in spirit

Did you read the opening words from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in our previous post? The overriding theme we see in Jesus' message is that, if we are to be "the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world", we must seek to emulate certain personal traits and characteristics. Put another way, if we are to have any hope of changing our culture by bringing others to Christ, then we must strive to imitate Jesus. We must work each and every day to get rid of all of those ungodly character traits that pop culture celebrates, and instead seek to take on the characteristics of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let's look at those characteristics one by one.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. What did Jesus mean by being "poor in spirit"? John Wesley said, "It is a recognition of personal, moral, and spiritual unworthiness. Spiritually, morally, personally, socially, in every single realm that you can think of in the human life, that you're showing you are in need of God." We are so bankrupt in our own spirituality that we must depend on an external source--our Heavenly Father. Our good works won't get us into heaven. We have nothing within us worthy of presenting to God. We need God to bless us, to save us, and to make us worthy to be in His presence.
As a first step to becoming a true "salt and light Christian", let's all pray to God that He will open our eyes to our own broken, bankrupt condition. Then pray that He will show mercy on us, bless us, and draw us closer to Him. We should pray this every day, because God will hear our prayers.
We'll have more later. See you next time.

The Christian Conservatives

Monday, June 12, 2006

be a true disciple of Christ

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:1-16

We have spent the last several post criticizing the secular liberals and their thoughts, words and deeds. It is true that the basic tenents of secular liberalism are in complete opposition to the foundational principles of the United States, the teachings of Jesus, and the beliefs of the modern Christian conservative. However, if we Christian conservatives want to bring about a reawakening and a rebirth of this great nation, we must do more than just point out the weaknesses of the other guy. We must become true disciples of Christ so that God's Holy Spirit, working through us, will effect that transformation of our nation (kind of sounds like Jesse Jackson, doesn't it?).

We would like to devote the next several posts to the above text from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, because we believe that Jesus' words hold the key to our United States of America being born again in God's love and mercy. For now, just read these words from the Gospel of Matthew. Prayerfully ask God to plant them in your heart, and to open your mind to the lessons He wants us to learn from these words. Thank you for visiting.

The Christian Conservatives

Saturday, June 10, 2006

the christian conservative vs the secular liberal

One of the reasons why we started this blog was that we wanted to educate people, as much as possible, about the truths inherent in Christian conservatism and the falsehoods inherent in secular liberalism. We have found an appropriate opportunity to do just that.

Tom Ehrich is an Episcopal priest, writer and consultant who also writes a syndicated weekly column appearing in newspapers across the country. His Web site is We read his June 10 column in The Indianapolis Star, and it can be found at This column is an absolute textbook on everything that is false and dishonest within the liberal thought process. Let's break the column down paragraph by paragraph and you'll see what we mean.

Paragraph 1-- "I understand that people have different views on homosexuality...". No he doesn't. Read his entire column, and his previous columns, and you will discover that Mr. Ehrich thinks that anyone who believes that homosexuality is a sin is in fact an ignorant bigot. He can believe whatever he wants to believe, but don't patronize us with such a condescending and dishonest statement right out of the gate.

Paragraph 2--"But I cannot fathom the political and moral logic that lies behind...the gay marriage ban." Here is a true statement, one of the few truths contained in his column. He just doesn't get it.

Paragraph 4--"The Constitution doesn't exist to resolve religious disputes." Another true statement, but one that completely misses the point. The proponents of the gay marriage amendment aren't attempting to resolve a religious dispute. They are attempting to resolve a political dispute, and there's a big difference. If the amendment were to pass, it would only affect the legal status of marriage. Churches would be free to debate Scriptural doctrine concerning homosexuality with no interference from the government, just as it's always been.

Paragraphs 4, 5, and 7--The Constitution exists--- "to provide a just and equitable environment of laws and rights in which citizens can address religious issues..."; "to ensure an environment of freedom in which the ways Americans live can flourish and evolve..."; and "to provide an environment in which all citizens may worship and believe as they choose." Wow! That's a lot of liberal gobbledegook to sort through! Why don't we refer to the actual written text of the Constitution to see what its purpose is:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
That's pretty clear. Oh, and just in case any liberal reading this tries to distort the meanings of any of those words, take a look at these words from the 1905 Supreme Court case Jacobson v Massachusettes:
The liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States does not import an absolute right in each person to be at all times, and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint, nor is it an element in such liberty that one person, or a minority of persons residing in any community and enjoying the benefits of its local government, should have power to dominate the majority when supported in their action by the authority of the state.
That's pretty clear, as well. Let's move on.

Paragraph 5--"The Constitution doesn't exist to implement a certain 'American way of life.' " Yes it does! Mr. Ehrich, with all due respect, you should return your high school diploma and retake high school American Government. The Constitution absolutely, beyond a shadow or a sliver of a doubt, does indeed exist to implement a unique American way of life based upon the teachings of Christianity. Don't take our word for it. Read the words of some of the men who created The United States of America:
"The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity."--John Adams
"[July 4th] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverence by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty."--John Adams
"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been offered asylum, prosperity and freedom of worship here."--Patrick Henry
There has never, in the history of the world, been any other nation, besides the U.S.A., founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and upon the belief that He is the Way to eternal life. We would encourage you to go online and read the writings of James Madison, John Jay, Fisher Ames (the author of the 1st Amendment), George Washington, Noah Webster and the rest of our Founding Fathers to see for yourself. We report-you decide!

Paragraph 7--Mr. Ehrich calls the gay marriage amendment "faith by fiat'. No it isn't! NOBODY who supports this amendment is attempting to tell anyone else what to believe or how to worship. We simply want the traditional definition of marriage preserved.

Paragraph 8--"The beauty of our constitutional system is that it guarantees our right to disagree, to speak freely and to work out our disagreements in the complex matrix of family, community, civic debate, free elections, publishing and commerce." Complex matrix? Is he talking about the Keanu Reeves/Lawrence Fishburn movie? Honestly, how are we supposed to take liberals seriously when they say silly stuff like this? For the record, the Constitution doesn't say anything about a complex matrix, or anything else in the above quote. We do, however, think the Constitution might have something to say about Sandra Bullock in Speed.

Paragraph 12--This is where Mr. Ehrich takes a leap that Evil Kinevil would be envious of. He says that if the gay marriage amendment is passed, we dangerous Christians will start to blame gays every time we quarrel with our spouse. This dangerous dynamic will inevitably lead to the mass murder of all gays and lesbians, organized by the Christian Church. Good grief!!! Do we really have to say anything in response to that cockamamie statement? The thought process of a liberal never ceases to amaze!

When a secular progressive lies, it is the duty of all Christian conservatives everywhere to stand up, speak out, and let people know what the truth really is. That was our purpose with this (really long!) post, and you will see more in the future.


The Conservative Christians

Friday, June 09, 2006

ann coulter part 2

There has been so much controversy the last couple of days concerning the new Coulter book, we felt that one more post was necessary. Most of the controversy centers around Coulter's harsh criticism of the so-called "Jersey Wives" who lost their husbands on 9/11. The debate over the appropriateness of Coulter's comments, as well as the appropriateness of the actions of the widows, highlights major differences between conservative and liberal thought. Let's walk through it step-by-step:
1. The attacks of 9/11 took place, killing thousands of innocent Americans. Both liberals and conservatives temporarily put aside politics and grieved together.
2. In the aftermath of the attack many Americans, including many of the survivors, began asking very appropriate questions--How could something like this happen? Could it have been prevented? No problem so far.
3. As time went on, the Jersey Girls, among others, began demanding that a commission be put together to investigate the security and intelligence lapses, if any, which might have contributed to our vulnerability. The government refused, and the mainstream media ignored them.
4. The Jersy Girls changed tactics. All four were liberal Democrats, so they began to blame Pres. Bush for the death of their husbands. Never mind that Bush had been in office for only 7 months. According to The Gals, Bush was responsible for all of the intelligence failures that lead to 9/11. Bill Clinton, however, having been President for a full 8 years, escaped criticism. Typical liberal hogwash!
5. The Jersey Girls, over the next several years, escalated their rhetoric to the point where they actually accused Pres. Bush of murdering their husbands. They also hired publicists, started their own for-profit foundation to publicize their views, hired out for speaking engagements, hit the talk show circuit, and campaigned for John Kerry. Different people grieve in different ways, I suppose!

Conservatives look at this whole brouhaha and say to the Jersey Girls, "I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies and I will pray for you. I don't, however, agree with your political statements. You have every right to express those views, but I will dispute their accuracy and speak out against your views. I will also express the opinion that your actions do a disservice to the dead and are harmful to our country."


Conservatives will respond by saying, "We will not be silent. The behavior of these four widows is creepy, and their public statements are dishonest. If they want to become political hacks, that's fine. Just understand that this is the big leagues, and politics is a collision sport. They better be wearing protective gear, because we'll be coming right back at them. If they can't handle the scrum, they had better go back to their suburban kitchens."

If these gals want to say silly stuff to the media, they have that right. If the mainstream media wants to mislead people into thinking that The Merry Widows are representative of all 9/11 survivors, they have that right. If you want to believe that the cockamamie views expressed by the Jersey Girls have any basis in fact, that's your right. We conservatives won't infringe upon any of those rights. Just don't expect us to stay silent when it is so clear to us that 1.) these women have no idea what they are talking about; 2.) these women are being used as pawns and "human shields" by the liberal elite; 3.) these women are making a ton of money trading on their victim status; 4.) these women are having a blast with their 15 minutes of fame; and 5.) these women don't in any way represent the views of the majority of 9/11 survivors, or the majority of Americans, for that matter.

Love her or hate her, one thing is crystal clear: Ann Coulter speaks the truth.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

ann coulter

The Blonde Bomb-Thrower, AKA Ann Coulter, sure has stirred things up with her newest book! For those of you who haven't been paying attention, the book is called Godless: The Church of Liberalism and it is available for purchase at

Lots of our friends have asked us how Christian Conservatives should react to a book like this. Many of our friends are uncomfortable with Ann's "tone" and don't consider it a particularly "loving" book. That is pretty amusing, isn't it? The plain, old truth is that the book is harsh, it is brutal, it is scathing, and it will peel the paint right off the wall. This is not an easy read for the faint of heart!

There is one simple fact, however, that you just can't get around. Coulter's book, when viewed in the cold light of harsh reality, is 100% factual. There's not one, single, solitary untruth in the whole book, and that's the point. You may be uncomfortable with the messenger, but don't dismiss the message. What is the message, you ask? We're glad you asked:
1. Modern liberalism has become its own religion, with values and principles in complete opposition to the teachings of Christianity.
2. Anyone who dares to challenge the Sacred Rites of the Church of Liberalism is ridiculed, censored, sued, slandered, threatened, accused of bigotry, prosecuted for "hate speech", and labeled as "mean-spirited". When it comes to Christianity, on the other hand, it's always "open season."
3. The Church of Liberalism is aided and abetted by the Mainstream, Drive-By Media, the academic "intelligentsia" found in our godless, liberal colleges and public schools, and the Cultural Purveyors of Smut based on the coasts. Christian expression, on the other hand, has been largely outlawed in the public square.
4. If the Christian majority in the U.S.A. doesn't wake up and begin to fight back, modern liberalism will destroy the very foundations of this great nation.

That's all for now. Thanks for coming.


The Christian Conservatives

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

God loves us!

Did you know that God loves you? The Bible tells us that He knew us and loved us before we were even born. In fact, the Bible says that God is love. This is an amazing thing that we are talking about here. You see, the Bible says that the only thing that God hates is sin, and that He can't tolerate sin in His presence. The Bible also says that each and every one of us, without exception, is filled with sin, yet God loves us anyway. The way that God reconciles this apparent contradiction (from our imperfect, human perspective, anyway) offers us the proof of His love. God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, all the way from heaven down to earth to die for our sins. Because of our sinful nature, we deserve to spend eternity in hell, separated from God. That's not what God wants. Our Creator desires to spend eternity with us in the Heavenly Paradise He has prepared for us. This is a gift of mercy we don't deserve, but that gift is freely offered, anyway. All we have to do is to admit that we are sinners, beg God to forgive us, and accept Jesus Christ as the Lord and Master of our lives and our personal Savior. That's all! Once we do that, God will send His Holy Spirit into our hearts to guide us, counsel us, strengthen us, and bless us so that we may live more fulfilling lives within His Perfect Love. His Holy Spirit will also prepare us for that glorious day when He is ready for us to join Him in Paradise. Jesus lived, died on the cross, was buried, and then lived again so that we could have eternal life. If that's not cause for celebration, I don't know what is!

Monday, June 05, 2006

problem solving as a christian conservative

We have talked quite extensively about what the Christian conservative believes. Now it's time to take those principles and apply them to real world problems. It is our fervent belief that the problems facing us as individuals and as a nation are impossible to solve unless those problems are tackled from the Christian perspective and the conservative perspective. Illegal immigration is certainly a hot-button issue sparking heated debate. Let's look at that issue from the Christian conservative perspective and see if we can't arrive at some solutions.

Anybody who works in the business world knows that our federal government has birthed literally thousands of rules, regulations, guidelines, and programs that govern how business gets done in the U.S.A. Meet Bill. He owns a small retail business in El Paso. He has the federal government telling him how much he has to pay his employees, how much he has to pay for benefits, what he has to do to make sure nobody gets hurt on the job, who he can hire and who he can't hire, and what kinds of programs he has to pay for that make sure all of the above is done properly. All of that costs money, and the federal government didn't ask him if he could afford to pay for all of this. They just said he'll be shut down if he doesn't comply. Bill comes to the conclusion that he can't possibly afford to obey all of those regulations and still stay in business. Christian Conservative Question #1--Where in the Constitution is it written that the federal government has the right to do any of this? C.C.Q. #2--What part of the 10th Amendment does our federal government not understand? Read it for yourself to refresh your memory about the concept of federalism.

Meet Julio. He is a young Mexican man with a wife, 5 children, and no job. He decides to illegally cross the U.S. border in search of work so that he can support his family. He has heard that he will be able to find work north of the border and simply wire the money back down to his family. He is desparate for work and isn't particularly concerned with such mundane issues as minimum wage, OSHA regulations, or workplace discrimination. Julio just wants to work.

Bill and Julio are a match made in heaven. Of course Bill is going to hire Julio. He knows that the federal government is doing everything in its power not to catch illegals, or the people who hire them, so he feels pretty safe in breaking the law. In fact, he has heard our Coyote-In-Chief (a "coyote" is someone who smuggles illegals across the border), El Presidente Jorge Bush, say more than once that Americans are simply too lazy to work, so he feels downright smug in breaking the law. Besides, Julio is a good guy. He's not really hurting anything.

Of course Bill, along with our U.S. Senate and our President, is overlooking the fact that most illegals are not as nice as Julio. 25% of all prisoners incarcerated in our correctional facilities are illegals. Nationwide, nearly half of all outstanding violent crime warrants are for illegals who we can't find. Additionally, although illegals don't pay any taxes, and all of the money they earn is wired to another country, they still are allowed to partake of all of our social, medical and educational offerings---free of charge to them. How about some more Christian Conservative Questions?

C.C.Q. #3-- What do we gain as a society by allowing our federal government to flagrantly break federal law? What happened to the conservative notion of the rule of law?
C.C.Q. #4--What is at all Christian about allowing anyone to come into our country and steal the rights and privileges of citizenship?

Let's wrap this discussion up. The Christian Conservative solution to the problem of illegal immigration goes like this:
1. Send the U.S. military down to the border and seal the border today.
2. Immediately deport all illegals currently incarcerated anywhere in the U.S. They won't get back in if the border is sealed.
3. Immediately outlaw all wire transfers of money from the U.S. to Mexico by non-citizens.
4. Pass legislation mandating a $1 million fine for any business that employs illegals.
5. Eliminate all workplace regulation that doesn't conform to the Constitution. Allow the free market to work.
6. Every Christian church in the nation should immediately send missionary and relief teams to minister to our Mexican brothers and sisters who are in need. We must give generously of our time, our talents, and our treasures to help anyone in need.

Food for thought, isn't it? Please visit again.


The Christian Conservatives

Friday, June 02, 2006

the teachings of jesus and the principles of reagan

Christian Conservatives-- people who have given their lives to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and who, politically, believe in the foundational principles of the American Republic. Those foundational principles were first put into place by our Founding Fathers and were later revived by The Great Communicator and The Great Conservative, Pres. Ronald Wilson Reagan. We continue the discussion of what it means to be a Christian Conservative.

As Christians, we believe that...
1. God is our Heavenly Father, the Author of life, and the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. He created all people in His image.
2. Jesus Christ is God's one and only Son, and one with God.
3. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived as fully human and fully divine on this earth, was crucified on the cross, died, was buried, and on the third day was raised from the dead. He did all of this as the Perfect Sacrifice for our sins, so that all who believe in Him could have eternal life in paradise.
4. Jesus gave us the perfect bluprint for living our lives. Specifically, He said that we were to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, and that we were to love our fellow man just as much as we love ourselves.
5. God sent His Holy Spirit to convict us of sin, righteousness and judgement of sin, to transform our hearts in God's sight, to help us remember the Word of God, to help us lead godly lives, to give us spiritual gifts for the edification of believers, to guarantee our eternal life with God, and to empower us to be witnesses for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

As Reagan Conservatives, we believe that...
1. the Constitution says what it means and means what it says. In other words, let's have none of this rubbish about a "Living Constitution".
2. our Constitution and our entire system of government is grounded in the belief that God made us all equal in His perfect sight and that He endowed us with certain natural rights which no man can take away from us. Those rights are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
3. the Constitution was written to protect us from the possibility of government taking those rights away from us.
4. the principles of federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, popular sovereignty, majority rules, protection of the minority, and the rule of law are all woven into the very fabric of our Constitution and must be followed to the letter with no deviation.
5. the judicial branch was always intended to be the weakest of the three branches.
6. the republic cannot survive without a religious and moral citizenry who in turn elect virtuous leaders.
7. life and liberty are only secure so long as our property rights are secure.
8. prosperity is highest in a free-market economy with minimal government regulation and low taxes.
9. government, for the most part, should leave us alone and stay out of our lives.
10. America is a "tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teemimg with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here (legally).----quote comes from Pres. Reagan's Farewell Address, except for the word legally at the end. We inserted that because we think that's what Pres. Reagan meant.

Thanks for visiting with us for awhile. More will follow.


The Christian Conservatives

Thursday, June 01, 2006

what is a christian conservative?

Welcome to this brand new outpost in that untamed frontier known as the blogosphere. We hope that you enjoy reading what we have to say, and that you are challenged by our words.

So, who are "we"? Well, we are Christian Conservatives. But, you say, that doesn't quite explain to your satisfaction who we really are or what our "agenda" is with this blog. Fair enough. You do need to know a little more about us in order to feel comfortable (or not) visiting us. Here goes nothing.

We're "two American kids growin' up in the heartland" (call us "Jack" and "Diane" if you wish) who believe that this great country we live in, the greatest country in the history of the world, is losing her way. There has never in the history of the world been a country that has amassed as much power and wealth and has used it for such good as the United States of America. We believe, however, that over the course of the last 60 or so years, "we the people" of these United States have turned our backs on God and have become increasingly disobedient to our Heavenly Father. If, as a nation, we don't confess our sins, repent, and turn back to our Creator, we are doomed.

Do you want specific examples of what we believe it means to be a Christian Conservative? Here's what we believe:
1. We must be "Christians" first, last, and always, and then we can be "conservatives". That simply means our Christian faith and the expression of that faith is more important than our political beliefs.
2. That being said, we believe that our political beliefs are a natural expression of our Christian faith. Simply put, we do not believe that we must look to politics and government for our salvation. We do believe that we must look to God and His Son Jesus Christ for our salvation, and then work like crazy for the salvation of government and the governed.
3. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its power in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Thomas Jefferson said it better than we ever could.
4. We believe, in the words of Ronald Reagan, "Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowleged."
5. We believe that, as a country, we have allowed our federal government to become completely uncontrollable. We have allowed that to happen because we have decided that "Mommy and Daddy Government" must provide for our every want. As that great non-conservative, Pres. George W. Bush, once infamously said, "When people hurt, government has to move." That type of thinking is killing our freedoms and, ultimately, our country. "A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have."---Pres. Gerald Ford

Does that give you an idea of where we are going? Our purpose is clearly stated below the heading of this blog--"A blog that celebrates God's love for us, the Good News of Jesus Christ, the foundational principles of the American Republic, the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, the clear thinking common sense of Reagan Conservatism, and the relationship between all of the above." That's us in a nutshell. More will follow.


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