Congressional Issues 2014 POLITICS The Problem with the Two-Party System
Proverbs 29:2 says "When the righteous rule, the people rejoice;
when the wicked rule, the people groan." The categories are
"righteous" and "wicked," not Republican and
Many Christians today are trying to decide whether they should
continue their membership in a political party which seems committed to
abortion, big government, homosexual practices, and secular education. And those
Christians who are members of the Democratic Party are having an even
more difficult time. Should we be loyal to our political party above
God? Must we form a third political party?
In his "Farewell Address," George Washington warned against
excessive allegiance to any political party:
Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against the
baneful effects of the spirit of party. . . . The common and continual
mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the
interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrict it. It
serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public
administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies
and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another .
. . . In governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party] is a
spirit not to be encouraged.
"The baneful effects of the spirit of party" are seen most clearly when a conservative Christian Republican votes for a liberal, pro-abortion neo-conservative Republican rather than a third-party Christian conservative, reasoning that a vote for a third-party is a vote for a liberal, pro-abortion neo-conservative Democrat. For these voters, the choice between Republican and Democrat is more important than the choice between life and death (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Benjamin Rush signed the Declaration
of Independence and served in the Presidential administrations of John
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison -- each of whom came from a
different political party. And of what party was Rush?
I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I am
now neither. I am a Christocrat.
I believe all power. . . will always fail of producing order and
happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and redeemed man
is qualified to govern him.
Kevin Craig is the Libertarian Party candidate for Congress. He follows
the ideals of Benjamin
Rush. He believes the Libertarian Party is the only party a
"Christocrat" like Benjamin Rush could join today. The
Libertarian Party Platform gives Americans freedom to make America a
Christocracy once again.
If a given political party is unwilling to commit itself
wholeheartedly to God and his precepts, an individual still can. He
needs to take the kind of oath that the
US Supreme Court ruled "unconstitutional" in 1961. He
needs to tell the voters that if he is elected he will take a "test
The Supreme Court says we are a "pluralist" system, giving
freedom to all religions. This is a lie. All religions have freedom
except the religion this nation was founded on. You can take an oath
which articulates the teachings of any religion in the world, but you
cannot take the oath required by the Delaware Constitution of 1776 -- or
any other state for that matter, as required the day after the U.S.
Constitution was ratified.
Let politicians continue their allegiance to parties; let voters
declare their unwavering allegiance to God.
Americans have been trained to fear the word
"theocracy." Like Pavlov's
dogs, they start drooling "Intolerance!" "Osama bin
Ladin!" and "Loss of Civil Liberties!" whenever they
hear the word "theocracy."
Perhaps we should forgive them for mistaking "theocracy"
(government under God) for
"ecclesiocracy" (government under clergy). We join many of
America's Founding Fathers in being quite critical of the clergy. In
fact, we would just as soon see the entire concept of
"clergy" and "church" eliminated
entirely. America's Founding Fathers gave us "Liberty
Under God" because they separated their theocracy from any
Today's government refuses to be "under God"
because it thinks it is
god. The two major political parties of our day preach a doctrine
called "statism": the worship of The State.
In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court declared that America
was a Christian nation. We would call it a "Christocracy."
So would Thomas Jefferson's closest friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush.
Every politician takes and oath to support the Constitution. Only a
Christocrat takes this oath seriously:
"Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and
and shalt swear by His name."
A lawful oath is a part of religious worship. . . .
The Name of God only is that by which men ought to swear. . . .
Westminster Confession of Faith, ch. xxii. (1647)
Every person who shall be chosen a member of
or appointed to any office or place of trust . . .
shall . . . make and subscribe the following declaration, to wit:
"I ________, do profess faith in God the Father,
and in Jesus Christ His only Son,
and in the Holy Ghost, one God, Blessed for evermore;
and I do acknowledge the holy scripture
of the Old and New Testaments to be
given by divine inspiration." Delaware
"It should not be assumed that oaths will
be lightly taken;
fastidiously scrupulous regard for them should be encouraged."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter,