Sunday, December 30, 2012

Religion and Politics by George excellent lecture even Liberals should understand

As an on again, off again follower of George Will I thought that this lecture was right on.  I just happened upon this recent speech while scanning the TV channels for something worthwhile.  Some years ago (before blogs where invented) I used to read Will's commentary in  one of the magazines that I no longer subscribe to (and that's why I can't remember the title) where he exhibited his skill at transcribing much of what we think into understandable text.  Whereas his ideology mirrors my own I still find it difficult to understand why most liberals fail to recognize where they have gone astray when such writers (and in this case, speakers) as George Will clearly summarizes...and with rational thought, the principles on which this nation was founded.   Someone once wanted to argue with me about the separation of church and state when I simply explained that there is nothing in the United States Constitution that says we must separate the two and that our Founding Fathers instituted this country upon the principles of the prevailing religions of the colonies; mainly Christian but generally described as Judeo-Christian based on the shared commonality of the Old Testament.  It is those principles that held us together for all the years since Jamestown and Plymouth, through the revolution, and up to the present.  We, as a nation, are clearly on the decline for the lack of those original principles especially among those we vote into postions of authority.  There's hardly a soul in the entire three branches of government that currently have any of the Judeo-Christian principles that will ensure our continuity for the next hundred years. And if Barack Husein Obama is allowed to finish his second term in the White House it will not only be a sin to go against your principles, it will be against the law!  ~  Norman E. Hooben

PS:  In the video below, George Will starts about 8:15 so feel free to move the slider if you're not interested in the intro.

Intro from CSPAN
St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

George Will
Renowned journalist and author George Will speaks before an audience at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on the role of religion in U.S. politics.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist speaks at the university’s Graham Chapel, giving the keynote address on religious beliefs of some of America’s founders and presidents.
In a speech titled “Religion and Politics in the First Modern Nation,” Will's remarks ranged from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence to the government as an evolving principle. He continues to argue that government should grant leaders the required powers they need to properly benefit the changing nation.
Introductory remarks were made by former Senator (R-MO) and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Danforth.

Bonus Video... Do you want to see something really disturbing? ...look here

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