As Political Alignments Shift — Maybe it is Time to Re-Evaluate our Thinking on Parties

I have collected some graphics on political alignments over the years and thought they might get the thinking going because in my opinion ‘it ain’t always what it seems’. This first one is my own. It is designed to make you think and potentially open your eyes to other possibilities.leftrightparadigmgraphics

One person’s take on how this fits in today’s rhetoric and presidential candidate world is below. You don’t have to agree with the placements to get the general idea.  Try making your own and see how it plays out for you.

political spectrum 2016 - via mike snow on fb

 

Here’s what Bob Donohoo shared on facebook not long ago and very much aligns with my thinking on the dominant parties these days.

Political Spectrum via Bob Donohoo

However, I would inject one more category in all of these graphics that would seem to muddy the waters a bit, and that would be ‘globalists’. By definition, these would be people who put other countries above our own. One has only to consider the depth of the monetary problems facing our country and the continued foreign aid and military ventures around the world to understand much of the anger seething from the middle class (aka slave labor) in this country these days. You only have to look at the votes approving giving money away while we go broke to see how broadly this sickness pervades or Congress and the presidency.

Now that we are all thinking about alignments, let’s talk about parties and examine what our founding fathers had to say on the topic.

In an article on Freedom Outpost, Derek Howell writes this on topic.

George Washington warned us against party politics. He referred to political parties as factions, and he explained in his farewell address that:

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.

In similar fashion, John Adams warned us against political parties as well. He said:

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

There you have it. Our Founders dreaded political parties. They feared that political parties would “lead to formal and permanent despotism” and serve as the greatest “political evil under our Constitution.” They clearly warned us that the “disorders and miseries” which result from a system of political parties would cause us to seek peace and security in the absolute power of an individual.

Read more on Freedom Outost here.

Reference George Washington’s farewell address

Reference John Adams bio and quotes (some)

Take another look at the Federalist Papers if you want to do more research on topic.

My personal bottom line: I am considering changing my party designation on my voter registration to Independent. To Be Continued…

For Life and Liberty,
Sandra Crosnoe

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Got a Leader for You!

[Special thanks to my friends at GOA for posting this amazing and timely piece.  My how we need leadership and the right kind.  I find that our military men if not our government leaders ‘get’ this message, please pray with me that the nation will once again recognize real leadership and humble ourselves and pray and seek Him first above all else!/sc]

Got A Leader For You

— by Sen. H.L. Richardson

Seems as if Americans today are constantly complaining about the lack of leadership — someone to lead us out of the political and moral mess in which we now find ourselves. No doubt about it, there’s a batch of political figures clamoring and posturing for the job, but as yet — no one stands out above the rest.

May I make a suggestion? Why not use the criteria our forefathers used to pick their top leader. In fact, one like that may still be available.

Well now you ask — who might that be?

Let’s start by asking our American founders who did they pick — and pick they did! Let’s start by asking John Jay, George Washington, Sam and John Adams, James Madison and Patrick Henry. Who led them in thought and action?

John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wrote “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based on and embody the Redeemer of Mankind…it is impossible that it should be otherwise and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.”

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Founding Fathers Knew Importance of Moral Values

Occasionally people wander into your life and change your life forever.  I have been blessed with some truly remarkable friends through the course of my life, today I want to introduce you to Shelli Dawdy.  If you follow this blog, you recently saw a post of a stop motion video by Tarah Dawdy a gifted budding young artist and photographer.  Her mom and I have become good friends as a result of the Lord really because we both have a calling inside the political arena serving the Lord and His people in the process to the best of our abilities.

Shelli and her family live in Nebraska where she leads a group called Grassroots in Nebraska and together we share projects and information via the Constitutional Liberty Coalition and R3publicans.  What some people may not know is that she not only organizes events, leads coalition efforts, writes and publishes online, but she homeschools her children.  Recently after reading a very misleading article in a local paper, she wrote a series of articles about some apparently widespread misconceptions about our founding fathers and moral relativism.  I believe you will find them educational and inspiring and sharable.  You definitely will come away knowing that moral values are inherent to a free society.  If we continue in moral decline, we will be enslaved.  On the other hand we could choose to follow the Lord because ‘where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.II Cor 3:17b

This is a series examining an article in the

Lincoln Journal Star on July 4 entitled

Whose side are the Founding Fathers on?

Just click one of the titles to read Shelli Dawdy’s response:

the first part:

The Founding? Move Along Folks, Nothing to See There. Onward Progress!

or second part:

“Efforts to Muddle History of the Founding Don’t Change Its Facts.”

or third part:

“Whose Side ARE the Founders On? Easy.”

additional follow-up to the series can be found here:

Ignorance is Bliss? No. Ignorance is Ignorance.

Slave to Revisionism

Thank you Shelli for a wonderful series and for all you do for life and liberty for all of us!

Blessings,

Sandie

Originally published on Jul 11, 2010 @9:30

Bono NAACP Speech – Call to Action

Just the speech – the missing video from the Mike Pilavachi Message
Hillsong Tue 8th July 08 7.30pm
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Special thanks to Jordan Page for posting this video on his Myspace page where I found it.  He had this text under the video and I share it for you as a quote from him as he is one of my heros and truly the ‘muse of the r3volution’.
“JOHN ADAMS, MLK, Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Kahlil Gibran, Tim Robbins, Aaron Russo, Pearl Jam, U2, Ron Paul, Patriotic Americans who know the difference between the love of country and nationalism. Frederick Douglas said that a patriot is a person who loves their country but does not excuse its sins. I live by that philosophy.”  Jordan Page
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