27 January 2008

Political Ramblings

I have been hesitant to post these thoughts, as they are not from the flow of popular opinion in what I am certain is the majority of my blog audience. Homeschoolers tend to be predominately heavy on the evangelical right of the political spectrum. I have always tended to lean in that direction myself.
I believe in the sanctity of life and marriage. I have just started to wonder if we can make laws that govern morality, and what great moral ground we gain by making laws that then drive people into back alleys and dark closets.
I know....all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
Are we really doing something when we go to the polls with our vision narrowed to these two items as our primary focus? Is it possible that the thing we are to do as good men is to impact the lives of those whose paths we cross in our daily comings and goings? Can laws really touch the heart and change the climate for good, or are we duplicating the outward cleanliness of the Pharisees, and having the depth of who we are as a culture unaffected?
When our family moved a year and a half ago to southeast Texas, I was introduced to the legalistic strivings of the Christian community to ban the sale of alcohol, and it caused me to dig deeper and think harder about such things, and of what importance they are to God. I have come to understand that God cares about the individual, and that legislation can never replace relationship which was His ultimate plan for impacting the world. (The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.) I may obey the letter of the law, but it cannot make me love an unwanted child growing in my womb, or restrain myself with sexual integrity.
Sometimes my head starts to spin, when I think of those who awaited Jesus to take His throne as an earthly King and their disappointment when they realized this was never His intention. I often feel like we are caught in that same chasm.
I have no political agenda, or easy answers, nor am I asking for any. I am just putting these thoughts out there into cyberspace. I am eagerly anticipating your (respectful) thoughts.


  1. I think you already know what I think, LOL!

    Many of the issues today should not be federal issues nor should a candidate's stance on abortion be the deciding factor. I believe that the government is TOO big and needs to be scaled way back. I'm voting for freedom, no more laws, they have no right to tell us what to do in our private lives. I believe in life but it is not my place or the gopvernments to decide for someone else. I won't go on here :)

  2. Maybe both. We have to individually impact others, it is true, and we can not legislate individual morality, however our laws should reflect what we as a collective people want our morality to be.
    Law may not always touch the heart, but it may touch the head. I am sure that there are many people who would commit a crime if the penalty of the law did not keep them from doing so. Their hearts can not be legislated, but their actions can.
    I think you are right that it is a shame that two issues sometimes monopolize a political race to the point of distraction from all the other issues at hand, but it shows that many people are very passionate about those issues and want the laws of their country to reflect their views.
    It would be a scary place to live if we didn't put laws into place because some people would want ot break them and might do so in a bad way. We would have no laws.
    I think about old testament stories where kings let evil practices permeate their kingdoms. The outcome was always bad.

  3. Since you moved 4 million miles away and left me here, ain't no way I'm putting my political views out there in cyberspace...I still gotta live with these people. :) So, I have only two things to say. #1) Bokbokbwok and #2) after much research, study, & thought I am very confident Jesus was NOT an American Republican. Anyone who disagrees, please refer back to #1... Peace,

  4. Well....since you brought it up....legislating morality has always failed...look at Prohibition. Sure, less people drank, but it "made" organized crime in the U.S. The real question for the American to ask is, "What IS our rule of law?" Our constitution does not allow for the Federal government to step into our lives the way it has been doing for oh...the last 100 yrs or so, and ever increasing. Our current Federal government is unconstitutionally sound in so many ways and so violates the very foundational law upon which our country stands. It disturbs me very much that people want to give the Federal government even more and more power, because today, it may be "our morality" that is in favor in government, but if we do not restrain the monster we have created, tomorrow, it may be legislating someone else's morality upon us. Let's remember that, and vote to have the Constitution once again restrain our Federal government and allow each state to have sovereignty and each person to have true liberty. I have an agenda....it's Freedom!

  5. Amen Sheri!!!!!

    What is popular isn't always right and what is right isn't always popular.

    You need to sort out your feelings and beliefs, I know it's hard but we have to stand up for our civil liberties before we lose them all. If certain powers get into office they will bring us closer and closer to a Marxist society, I want freedom!

  6. I believe much like you do. Christ came to free us from sin under the law. While we must obey the laws of the land, we answer to a "Higher Authority" who compels us to live with a love for others that makes the laws irrelevant.

    (BTW "Pigeon's" comment made me LOL!)


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