Sunday, May 15, 2005

Are All Republican Christians Dominionists?

Okay, here's the thing, in that political debate group in which I'm a member there's this one character who I get sideways with fairly regularly. He really has no excuse for his debate tactics because he actually does have some intelligence, it's just that he's let it get clouded with misinformation from leftist web sites. Usually our debates end in him calling me a liar and being absolutely unwilling to point out the lie.

Now, the deal is, he is constantly bombarding the group with articles from leftists sites which suggest that Republicans are all a bunch of right-wing, extremist, Christian Evangelicals and that wouldn't bother me so much except there now appears to be a leftist campaign going on which suggests that Evangelical Christians = Dominionists.

Brace yourself for the onslaught if you haven't yet experienced it. Here is a description of a dominionist:


Its most common form, Dominionism, represents one of the most extreme forms of Fundamentalist Christianity thought. Its followers, called Dominionists, are attempting to peacefully convert the laws of United States so that they match those of the Hebrew Scriptures. They intend to achieve this by using the freedom of religion in the US to train a generation of children in private Christian religious schools. Later, their graduates will be charged with the responsibility of creating a new Bible-based political, religious and social order. One of the first tasks of this order will be to eliminate religious choice and freedom. Their eventual goal is to achieve the "Kingdom of God" in which much of the world is converted to Christianity. They feel that the power of God's word will bring about this conversion. No armed force or insurrection will be needed; in fact, they believe that there will be little opposition to their plan. People will willingly accept it. All that needs to be done is to properly explain it to them.

Now, this is ridiculous because these leftist sites are making the claim that Republican Christians who hold political offices in the U.S. today are all dominionists. They are painting all of Christianity with this broad brush of "dominionism." I suppose that the only Christian who isn't a dominionist Christian is a Democrat Christian, at least that is what these articles lead one to believe. If you don't believe me, do a google search with dominionism in the search engine. The articles are beginning to increase and they are going to continue to increase.

Being a Christian, myself,and a Republican, I cannot help but be a little concerned about this campaign. I know the Bible well enough to know that Christians will be persecuted in the end times. Leftists are using this propaganda as a tool to silence the voice of all Christianity in politics. They have made every effort to portray us as hypocrites, as prudes, now the way that they seem to be trying to silence us is by suggesting that anyone who speaks of God or Jesus and is a Republican wants to change our system of government. Each of these attacks serves but one goal, to silence us. I would love to get some comments on this issue.

What is John Kerry hiding?

A friend of mine has been suggesting that I write about John Kerry’s refusal to sign a DD Form 180, as he promised the country he would. I did not, and have not, written about it because many bloggers raked Kerry over the coals on the one hundredth day anniversary of the day he made his promise on a Sunday news program.

This morning, I found some suggestions for a blog from my friend in my inbox, sort of a guideline blog, if you will. He kept it concise, short and sweet. (He thinks I have the gift of gab and it shows in my writing. 'Magine that!) Folks, it’s so good, I’m not gonna touch it. We’ll let this former Marine’s words stand just as they are. I’m not one to tinker with something when it works! So, without further ado, here is his e-mail to me in its entirety. Thank you, Jon. You are a gem! :)

John Kerry takes center stage at the DNC. In the backdrop are Vietnam Veterans lined up to show their support for the Senator’s Whitehouse bid. Then come the famous words that might haunt Kerry for the rest of his days, "I’m John Kerry and I’m reporting for duty!"

With America embroiled in the War on Terror and our soldiers fighting and dying to make this world a better place, Kerry harkens us back to a time most Americans would rather forget, but very few can. Today’s America and all our issues and problems take a back seat while this man rehashes his Vietnam experience. Shrouded in controversy, he still chose this route.

This strategy isn’t new to the DNC, for in 2000 we went down this very road. During the 2000 elections, Mr. Bush's time in the National Guard was closely scrutinized and many accusations made against him regarding it. His opponent, Mr. Gore, proudly touted his 4 month stint as a journalist in Vietnam.

Perhaps motivated by the attacks on his honor and credibility, Mr. Bush signed what is known as a DD Form 180 (a release of military records form) during the 2000 election in order to take the wind from the DNC sails and put the matter to rest for good.

That brings us right back to 2004, with the DNC railing on Mr. Bush's time in the Texas and Alabama Air National Guard. Relentless and often deceitful in its methods, the DNC once again dredged up anything from anyone that would tend to shed a cloud on Mr. Bush.

I believe the time has come to turn the tables and put Mr. Kerry's service records under the microscope. Alas, this is where the rub comes in. A self-proclaimed war hero decorated for his heroism, Mr. Kerry still refuses to sign a DD Form 180. Why? What is Mr. Kerry hiding? One would tend to think a decorated war hero running for president and using his service in Vietnam as a mainstay in his campaign would gladly release his records to show the American public exactly what caliber of man we would be getting for our new president.

Of course without the release of records, we're only left to speculate. There are, however, some basic facts that we do know for sure. We do know Mr. Kerry, then Lt. Kerry, came home to America after receiving his third purple heart for wounds received while in combat in Southeast Asia. We do know that Mr. Kerry purchased and used an 8mm camera while in Southeast Asia and recorded re-enactments of his so-called "heroics."

We know as well that Mr. Kerry, upon arrival in the US, wasted no time in making himself seen in political circles. We know too that he testified before Congress regarding atrocities committed by US servicemen upon the Vietnamese people.

We know he went on the Dick Cavett show and confessed to committing these atrocities personally. We know that he, on more than one occasion, met with leaders of the North Vietnamese Army.

But the one fact that very few people know is that Mr. Kerry signed up for a 6 year hitch in the Navy, with that time running concurrently from 1966-1972. But, Mr. Kerry's discharge is dated from 1977. Now, as we all know, 1977 was the year that then president Jimmy Carter signed a blanket amnesty for all draft evaders and awarded upgrades to many Veteran's discharges.

With this in mind, why was Mr. Kerry's discharge dated from 1977 when he was released from the Navy in 1972 with zero time to be spent on inactive reserve? We saw his story change on what seemed a weekly basis. First he threw his medals over the fence at the White House. Then it wasn’t the medals (as they’re displayed in his office) but the ribbons that accompanied them. Given time, I could see that story changing to, "Mr. Kerry laid his medals and ribbons on the ground and threw HIMSELF over the fence."

With so much to ponder, I’ll now leave you good people with one last thought, perhaps the most famous John Kerry quote of all: "American soldiers cut off heads, cut off arms, raped and murdered women, and razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan"

What is John Kerry hiding?

There you have it. Like Jon, I believe Kerry is hiding something. We already know he's a liar, so how hard is it to believe he's covering up something else? Not too hard for this Red Stater!

Another thought popped into my head while thinking about this. It looks as if Kerry is gearing up for another run for the White House. Do you think he’s smart enough to realize the American people aren’t going to give him the time of day unless and until he releases ALL of his records? For some reason, I doubt it. He’s been allowed to play us like a fiddle so far. I can’t see him decidin' to give up fiddlin’ any time soon.

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