“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
This is Alexander Hamilton’s (a Federalist) view on the vicious and divisive election season of 1800 to vote for who would be the 3rd president of the US. The quote implies he would rather have Jefferson (an anti-federalist) win as opposed to the enemy within his own party (John Adams).
The advice seems pertinent in our current context of the 2016 election as many true conservatives and small government libertarians see both major party candidates as an enemy.
This is not a call to actually vote for Hillary if you are a conservative but it is a call to NOT VOTE for Trump.
I found This Article to be helpful on comparing the oft-cited atrocities of the west in the name of “Christianity” to the holy wars of Islam. there is a stark difference between Islam and Christianity that detractors of the west and Christianity should take seriously if they want to be intellectually honest.
I also recommend Paul Copan’s book Is God A Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God for an honest discussion about the God of Christianity as well as a rebuttal of many arguments against God by the “new Atheists”.
The definition of pragmatism PHILOSOPHY an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application. (Google search) If a person thinks that the truth or falsity of a religion/worldview (I am defining religion as a set of beliefs that attempts to describe reality) […]
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/16/1421659/-An-Evangelical-responds-to-Sanders-speech-at-Liberty-U?detail=email I appreciate the above article. If anything, it goes to prove that, contrary to popular belief, Liberty University is diverse and open to alternative views. My wife graduated from there and I went there for two years but graduated from another college. We loved attending and have some great friends and memories from Liberty. […]
Response to http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/opinion/the-brutalism-of-ted-cruz.html?_r=0 The question of Christian and evangelical participation in matters of public policy has been on my mind as of late. To be honest, this question is nearly always on my mind. How are we to participate? What is our role in culture and politics? etc… Beyond these questions is the question- How […]
Saying “Merry Christmas” is right and proper to do. It is right to do for the sake of honoring and exhorting everyone’s ability to practice our shared natural rights of religion and speech. When used properly, it is used in an amiable and cheerful spirit as a greeting during this time of year. “Merry Christmas” […]