A Political Lesson from Boy Scouts

A Political Lesson from Boy Scouts

We’re headed for the greatest division we’ve experienced since the Civil War, and States’ rights and the slave’s right to be free were far better political motivations than this chattel we fight over today. All of this stems from a false hope in pretty bureaucrats who promise to do for the people what the people ought be doing for themselves — educating our own children, helping the poor, caring for the widows and needy, paying for our own streets and managing our own policing and civil defense. Continue reading A Political Lesson from Boy Scouts

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Southern Believers Are Called Higher than Confederate Roots

Southern Believers Are Called Higher than Confederate Roots

Upon what rock, then, do we stand in defense of Confederate generals and their statues? Yes, history is important, and we do not want to forget the good lessons learned from the Civil War. But what love are we showing by fighting for that preservation? And how does that fight support spreading the love of Christ to a world desperate for it?

Love is more important than Southern history. If loving black America requires the tearing down of Confederate statues, then tear them down. If offering disenfranchised groups the peace of walking down the street without visual reminders of our nation’s sin of slavery, then take them down. Continue reading Southern Believers Are Called Higher than Confederate Roots

How Government Fails as a Hope

How Government Fails as a Hope

The president cannot be a force for social change, because the ascendancy of any one of our multiple societies will inevitably oppress others, and there is no singular society in our nation that is universally superior to all others. The president should not have such power, because it is precisely this danger — that a charlatan may be elected into an office designed for an all-powerful savior — against which we must be ever vigilant. We cannot trust the public ability to intelligently vote in or out the right person, because groupthink is a very real threat, and people’s emotions are easily toyed with on a national scale. Continue reading How Government Fails as a Hope