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Jesus Christ and Politics

President Bush’s faith was unshakable in the belief he was doing the work of his Lord Jesus Christ, who he was convinced, would not disappoint him, till Katrina proved him wrong...

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"Again I tell you it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven" Republican Christians are well served to read Matthew 19:24 Courtesy: Worth 10000

(PASO ROBLES, Calif.) - Christianity is the most prevalent religion, but certainly not the only one represented in the Congress. However, Republican’s are almost, if not entirely, beholden to Evangelicals who pull the Party’s political strings, and to Grover Norquist who holds signed promises from Republicans not to raise taxes under any circumstance.

These commitments amount to contracts with the Devil inasmuch as Republican representatives, who most often vote as a block, do so because they have abdicated their duty under the Constitution to which they are supposed to be the servants in the interest of all citizens.

And now Senators Bachman and Santorum have come up with another contract which they have signed, and want others to sign; The Marriage Contract, another deviation from the logic of the Constitution they conveniently ignore.

If Republican allegiance was to the Constitution, there should be no obstacle too great which they and the Democratic members cannot overcome in a timely and logical manner in the best interest of our Nation. Unfortunately, because Republican intransigence is based on faith and emotional commitment rather than accommodation, their members seem not inclined to compromise because, I presume, of their desire to limit Barack Obama to just one term.

But of the party’s involved, Barack Obama seems the most astute and sensible. He deserves another term.

If Republicans can so easily toss aside their duty to the American people and so willingly make contracts with Devils, what might true Americans expect from another dose of the Far Right? National default, or worse? I shudder at the reference by GOP leaders who speak of the people, as if the 80% of its base which wants a deal to avoid default, is really with them.

They are not, at least in this event because the Tea Party contingent is adamantly opposed to anything contrary to its will with its Draconian demands that is putting the nation at risk; it is a power play pure and simple the object of which seems intended to make President Obama look bad.

The Holy See might step in to stop this outrage, except that it has the same goal in mind; to limit Barack Obama to just one term. Beyond that, it controls the Party and can make or break a candidate less amenable to its purpose; John McCain surely knows what I mean.

Michele Bachman has said God will lead America to a brighter future; reference, I believe, to the Republican Party of God. Michele also says that if she misspeaks at times, and she does, she nevertheless knows she is right in her soul; the words of a devout Christian who covers up her mistakes with her religion like a cat.

Her husband’s Clinic is devoted to convincing barbarians that their sexual preferences are just in their heads, and they can change that if they want. So worship God and sin no more. This doesn’t fly with barbarians who know better, but it might appeal to the Holy See who should easily control her presidency, which I doubt will ever happen.

All Republican candidates are born again, and may simply be trying to get exposure in the hope of moving up the ladder within their Party for a try at the Presidency in 2016. A Non-Christian could never be on the final Republican ticket; for the Holy See is not about to allow anyone to run for the Presidency who is not under its control.

I am not in favor of Christians leading America under the banner of the Party of God and its Holy See. For the fact is, Republicans seem to want to move America in reverse with Evangelicals in control of our very lives.

Rev. Parsley of Cincinnati, preached that it was God’s (the Holy See’s) will that American Christians destroy Islam, and Geo. W. Bush’s Administration took America to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Bush’s faith was unshakable in the belief he was doing the work of his Lord Jesus Christ, who he was convinced, would not disappoint him, till Katrina proved him wrong and he realized the Holy See had sorely misled him. But by then it was too late, the damage had been done to the economy. Two wars and a depression combined to add to our current dilemma; one that can be overcome if Republicans were willing to listen to reason.

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Kenneth G. Ramey, Salem-News.com's Religion and Philosophy Writer, confronts the hard issues of politics and religion from a logical point of view that combines interesting insight with history into the truth, or lack thereof, that underlies the strengths and weaknesses of the Religious Right’s determination to use American politics for its own misguided, or selfish, interest. It’s rare for a writer to balance his writing between religious values and the secular guarantees of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the knowledge that Ken possesses, and to do it so effectively.

Ken was born in Minnesota but was raised in California since 1932. He is the youngest of four boys raised by his mother alone during the dark years of the Great Depression. He Graduated from SFSU in the 1970s when in his mid-forties, majoring in Spanish North American History, and added three years of post-graduate study, much of it in Philosophy and Religion. We live at a critical time in history and believe Ken's views represent the view of many who are tired of the commercialism and false interpretations about religion today. Watch for Ken's articles on religion, philosophy, politics and history. View articles written by Kenneth G. Ramey You can email Ken at: darken1@sbcglobal.net




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Anonymous July 27, 2011 7:30 pm (Pacific time)

Lynn..even tho you make a few good points, I have to agree with DJ..(write this one down in the history books, stephen agreeing with DJ), calm down.. You seem to be getting close to the right path, but take a breath, and get your thoughts out with calmer manner. I went thru this myself, so I understand. You did have a few comments that are smart. Relax, make them more professional, then speak. Take a breath, I have confidence in you.. But DJ is correct on this one. You really screwed up Lynn.


COLLI July 27, 2011 6:56 pm (Pacific time)

Ken: I have said it before and I will say it again: There is no basic difference between Democrats and Republicans . . . not if you follow their actions there is not. Oh yes, they talk different dogma but bottom line, they are both about greed, getting re-elected at any cost, and grabbing as much power as they possibly can. Those two parties are running our country and the big banks of the world are running those parties. Anonymous hit the nail on the head with his comments. Continuing to believe that either the Democrats or the Republicans truly have the interest of the country or the world at heart is a bit naive. If you watch their actions rather than listen to their words, you will see that what I say is true. Both parties are as crooked as a dog's hind leg! I mean no offense Ken as I truly enjoy your articles. We just disagree on the level of honesty inherent in either party . . . it does not exist!


Lynn July 27, 2011 10:15 am (Pacific time)


I don't know who this Jason poster is, but I see nothing incorrect in his post. Also as far as Bush being guided by his Christian faith, well what's so terrible about that? Are we so superior to all other religions that we can question other country's leaders in regards to whatever higher authority they use as a guide? I see no evidence that Bush steamrolled the country with Christian dogma. We are a Christian nation, but we have secular guidelines for governing. As far as our conflicts with Afghanistan and Iraq, they began long before Bush was even elected governor of Texas. We have had operatives in these and other countries for many years before the Islamic war criminal attack of 9/11. No conspiracy folks, and you morons who believe it, will go to your graves as nuts. Make that soon, Please! In time we will have no choice but to enlarge the hostilities against other Islamic countries (and domestically we will have to do something similar with the Islamic radicals as FDR did with the Japs in WWII. In time we cannot allow any cult that preaches the overthrow of our country to exist here, we just cannot, so in time they will be gone) for national security reasons. The people who want peace more than others, are those who know war, and most on this site only think they know about it. Methinks Ken Ramey is just a disgruntled leftist that cannot stand the fact that they are losing power, and it is going to be a permanent reality.

DJ: It's clear that, as a troll, you've slipped into the equivalent of Islamic hate crime writing that  "...you morons who believe it, will go to your graves as nuts. Make that soon, Please".  We here at Salem-News disagree with others but we don't wish them dead! We can't stop you from reading Salem-News, but you are no longer welcome as a poster.


Anonymous July 27, 2011 4:55 am (Pacific time)

The democrat vs republican paradigm is set up to keep people fighting amongst themselves, while the bankers rob us blind and take away our civil liberties while doing it. People best wake up. Turn off your tv, and see reality. And Ken, have you ever heard the words "Jesus Christ" come from the mouth of Bush? I dont think so, he says God. He does believe in God, but not the one you think. Research it. He uses the evangelicals, because the evangelicals have sold out. And what has really changed over the decades whether D or R? Military empire continues, borders stay open, the fiat ponzi scheme continues (devaluing the dollar) , the federal reserve bank still exists, (altho JFK did singed legislation to end the private bank, he was killed shortly thereafter, and Johnson repealed this legislation his first day in office), the social safety net continues(mostly designed to control people), illegal/immoral wars continue, israels aggression against palestine continues, I could do this all day. The media is designed to keep us fighting too. Gays, immigration, D vs R, gun laws, etc. ANything to distract us from the reality that the bankers/globalists/elite, whatever you want to call them, build their world empire, and enslave the population (mostly by debt).


July 26, 2011 6:30 pm (Pacific time)

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Editor: You talking about yourself 'Bill' and also forgetting your name?  Just think 'Clinton' and it will come to you.  


Justin July 26, 2011 7:02 pm (Pacific time)

Ken I read your statement that the Republicans vote in blocks. I have noticed over the years that the democrats do the same thing. What's going on? Are the democrats also not following their oath of office as you say the Republicans are not doing, for engaging in the same behavior? Here's another observation, I see that all 50 state legislature's also vote in political party blocks. Ummm. Of course if one looks at all the past votes one would see that quite often all cross over and vote non-partyline. I guess this is where we get the term "bi-partisan." Regarding our current debt ceiling brouhaha, have you noticed that Obama since being in office has never submitted a plan to deal wiith this so-called crisis? He did put forth a small budget plan a while back, and it was defeated in the senate 97 to 0, so there's some bi-partisanship voting for you. So whose doing the leading? Also the democrats, while in power since 2007, and up through the lame duck congress in 2010, where they voted to keep the Bush tax cuts, have never submitted a budget bill, plan or anything, so what gives? At least the

Republicans are doing something and putting some plans out there. So whose really ignoring their elected responsibilities Ken? How can we have meaningful debate in congress when one party never participates other than attacking those who at least put out some plans? Who promised to be transparent, and who is actually allowing the voters to see what they are doing so they can have citizen feedback? As one person of note use to say" "Trust, but verify."

Editor: This is one of the multi name types who typically uses different names to bash African-American people.  Hey Justin, I think you're really a paid shill, and you and your multiple personality disorder need to find a new group to bother.  This idiot is on 'good behavior' with this comment, the next would get worse, etc.  So know who you are hearing from.....  

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