Catholics and evangelicals need to remain allied and in solidarity against the increasingly aggressive secularism of our age.
Having robbed children of any sense that their Father is in Heaven and that they are His creation we then launched an experiment in raising them without earthly fathers too. Having neither a Father in heaven or a father in the home many young men make gangs their families.
The Founders believed liberty came directly from God. With their knowledge of Scripture they knew each child was made in the image of God. That is why everyone had dignity value and worth.
The science of life is changing hearts and minds.
More and more political analysts and weak-kneed politicians are advising the historically pro-life Republican Party to abandon its pro-life stance for political gain. My first response is that if you cannot trust a party on the value of defending human life how can you trust it on issues like marginal tax rates?
All the culture war issues will be settled by the court.
For the record I believe elected officials should talk about faith. Our founders believed the moral principles of faith were indispensable to our nation’s survival. The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times.
I have come to the conclusion that while a candidate’s faith matters what’s most important is how he or she applies that faith.
It’s important to ask candidates about their beliefs in part because politicians frequently exploit religious faith – often with the idea that voters will be more likely to unthinkingly accept certain political positions so long as they arise from religious belief.
Republican values – strong families faith personal responsibility and freedom among others – are not unique to specific subsets of the electorate. They are universal values and it is Republicans’ job to remind Americans of that fact.
The question Americans should ask is not whether a candidate is affiliated with a particular faith but rather whether that candidate’s faith makes it more likely he or she will support policies that align with their values.
Big-government proponents embrace both the power of the federal government and the idea that millions of Americans ought to be dependent on its largesse. It’s time to return to our Founders’ love for small government. More is not always better.
I’m against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it’s not just government bureaucrats. I don’t like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.
Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy – in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that in most cases it’s not government’s role to be the primary dispenser of empathy.
The Left regards the Constitution as defective and outmoded – in part because it impedes the government’s ability to control institutions like churches and families which stand between the state and individuals.
If one is going to change the definition of marriage to be quote ‘same sex’ then there is absolutely no valid argument constitutionally or rhetorically you can make against multiple people getting married. These are radical social changes.
If Republicans want to be seen as more compassionate they should continue to stand proudly for the sanctify of life and marriage. And they should do so without apologizing.
Independence doesn’t – doesn’t equate to moderates. Millions of independents are pro-life. Millions of independents believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
My argument is simple which is that for several thousand years in Western civilization marriage has been the union of one man and one woman. Research is overwhelming that children need mothers and fathers.
Obviously marriage is not a synonym for morality. But stable marriages and families do encourage moral behavior.
Particularly black Americans many of them from quotes that I have seen and conversations I’ve had are sort of insulted that the civil rights movement is being hijacked – the rhetoric of the civil rights movement is being hijacked for something like same sex marriage. Black Americans tend to have a higher degree of religiosity.
There is something wrong with our culture when the view that marriage is between one man and one woman a view shared by half the nation is portrayed as evidence of hatred.
Beyond politics the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness – broken institutions broken families and broken souls.
Newt Gingrich is one of the brightest people in the Republican Party and he’s always been a little unorthodox in his approach to politics but that’s what makes him Newt Gingrich.