Thursday, October 09, 2008

News-Leader Voices

I was invited by the Springfield News-Leader to submit a piece for publication in the "Voices" section. The 400-word limit was terribly frustrating for someone who has more than that many individual blog posts and about that many individual webpages on his website. Below is what I submitted. I added links for this blog post. (Naturally.)


If you are guided by the philosophy of “Ignorance is Bliss,” you might not want to read this.

George Washington’s favorite Bible verses spoke of everyone dwelling safely “under his own vine and fig tree” (Micah 4:1-5). Today’s verse should be “The borrower is the slave of the lender” (Proverbs 22:7).

According to the Declaration of Independence, it is our duty (not just our right) to abolish any government that becomes a “tyranny.” For America ’s Founding Fathers, “tyranny” was a government that taxed us at about 2% and wouldn’t have dreamed of censoring the Ten Commandments. Today’s government confiscates more than half of everything we earn.

In other words, a real American, a true American, would call today’s federal government an “atheistic dictatorship,” and one of the most tyrannical governments in history.

Millions who lived under Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini thought they were free. “The trains ran on time,” we are told. Germany was one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth under Hitler.

Americans don’t kill Jews, today we kill babies. A disproportionately high percentage of abortion clinics are in minority neighborhoods.

Teaching children in public schools that the Declaration of Independence is really true is prohibited by law. Not just that Americans used to believe it, but that it really is true, and our rights come from God. It is illegal to teach this in America in 2008.

Every Signer of the Constitution would agree: The U.S. federal government is an atheistic dictatorship, now among the most socialist nations on earth.

If you vote for Kevin Craig, your vote will send this message:

“Dear Roy Blunt,

“I voted for Kevin Craig because I like his campaign motto: ‘Liberty Under God.’ ( )

“I’m not quite the libertarian Kevin Craig is, but I agree we need more personal responsibility.

“And I’m not as much of a religious fanatic as Kevin Craig is, but I can’t believe the Framers of the Constitution really intended to give the federal government power to prohibit our local schools from teaching our students that God says “Thou shalt not kill,” “Thou shalt not steal,” and “Wait until you get married.”

“When you were first elected in 1996, Mr. Blunt, your party promised to cut government. Instead, you expanded it.

“When Kevin Craig leads 433 other Representatives to cut government too much, and lower my taxes too much, I’ll vote you back into public service.”


I said "433" Representatives because I don't imagine I would need to lead Ron Paul. I would replace the first sentence with something about our problems not being a result of 8 years of Bush, but of 80 years of Democrats and Republicans.

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