Monday, September 01, 2008
[update] Via dday at Hullabaloo:
The members of the Council for National Policy are the hidden hand behind McCain's Palin pick. With her selection, the Republican nominee is suddenly -- and unexpectedly -- assured of the support of a movement that once opposed his candidacy with all its might. Case in point: while Dobson once said he could "never" vote for McCain, he issued a statement last week hailing Palin as an "outstanding" choice. If Dobson's enthusiasm for Palin is any indication, he may soon emerge from his bunker in Colorado Springs to endorse McCain, providing the Republican nominee with the grassroots support of the Christian right's single most influential figure
There ya have it.
The Christian Reconstructionist undertow:
James Dobson & Reconstructionist Politics:
Now that the Christian Coalition has faded into relative irrelevancy, James Dobson and his Focus on the Family are the most powerful forces in the Christian Right. In 1996, James Dobson endorsed Howard Phillips for president. Phillips was running for the U.S. Taxpayers Party, the political arm of Christian Reconstructionism. Focus on the Family sells and endorses A New World View, a Reconstructionist book co-written by Gary DeMar.
dominium ~ dominus ~ tyrannia (April 2005)
One Nation Under Biblical Law:
Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ -- to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after.
World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less... Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land -- of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ. ~ George Grant, former Executive Director of Coral Ridge Ministries, The Changing of the Guard, Biblical Principles for Political Action; pages 50-51.
The following questionnaire was sent to all candidates for Governor with their responses listed in the order we received them.
11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not?
Answer (SP is Sarah Palin):
SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance.
That's right, "the founding fathers" in this case being the Knights of Columbus and President Eisenhower.
The Pledge in its original form was written in 1892. The "Under God" phrase (which isn't in the original Pledge) was lifted from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and officially adopted in 1954.
See Pledge history / Wiki entry
next Question: Which founding father was responsible for placing a Gideon Bible in every motel room in the country?
a) - George Washington
b) - Johnny Appleseed
c) - Johnathan Edwards
d) - Admiral Anthony Nelson Doubleday