Saturday, May 12, 2007

Jesus isn't running for President

If you are looking for a Jesus like candidate in the 2008 field, you will not find him or her. From scripture, Jesus would be pro life, opposed to gay marriage, and campaign for the poor and downtrodden. His campaign would upset Conservatives and liberals. He would shake our collective conscious at the core. Jesus would make us rethink politics. But, he is not running for President. Several men and one woman are.

So, what are we to look to in order to define the candidates and how they would serve us? Well, to me, the most important job the President of the United States does is defending the American people and the American way of life, including the freedom that allows the Christian church, from harm.

Forgive me for a moment, but whether or not a man tells me what I want to hear on the Mormon faith or on abortion is secondary to what a man will do to protect this country from those who hate freedom. It ain't pretty, but it is the way things are.

If Jesus was on the ballot, I would vote for him. But He is not. Mortal men and women seek the post. And, we must judge them on their most important job as President: protecting us and our way of life.

Dwight Eisenhower once said the first job of the President of the United States was national security. Such thoughts have never rang truer. We Republicans need not look for Jesus when we cast our primary votes. We need to choose a President we can trust to his first job: protecting the nation. If we allow ourselves to give litmus tests on religious issues to potential nominees then we may find in the future that those litmus tests were the very cause of the loss of religious freedom we enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. Amen Brother McCarty. Hallaleujah (or however you spell it).

    While Mike Reino and others might consider being on a presidential ticket, I don't think Jesus was ever anyone's running mate.

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  2. AnonymousMay 15, 2007

    Reverend Al supports Jesus and Obama. Where is your cracker ass when it counts? Praise the Lord, who was black, and put whitey out of the so called White House.

    Jesus was black. You are a pale ass cracker, McCarty,

    Ty

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  3. AnonymousMay 15, 2007

    Jesus would vote for Mitt Romney. He would never vote for McCain and his wife with porn star looks and for Rudy and his cross dressing ways. Do you really think we ought to keep Jesus out of politics? You sound like Bill Clinton.

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  4. AnonymousMay 15, 2007

    Jesus is Mitt Romneys running mate in life and in this campaign. Only a stupid Catholic would think otherwise. Next thing you will want is for the removal of the battle flag. All you Irish papists think alike.

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  5. AnonymousMay 15, 2007

    i see your fellow papist is on his blog bowing to your pope and negros again. i know you and him are working together, and one day, we will expose you and him to the world for betraying your race and your country.

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  6. Rabbi RhinoMay 15, 2007

    Brian, are you betraying the human race to the Scientologists as the last Scientologist troll suggests?

    I thought the Ixians were making a better offer.

    Noting that Ty returneth to his folly like a dog to its vomit, I'm beginning to wonder about his trying to check your tan lines Brian... Ty, repent and sin no more goes for black gays too.

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  7. AnonymousMay 17, 2007

    I couldn't agree more. But, are you advocating that it would be alright to vote, as a Republican, for Giuliani? I realize that Jesus isn't on the ballot, but as a Republican I could not vote for a candidate that is pro-choice, pro-gay and soft on 2nd amendment rights.

    Of the "big 3" that are in the race, Romney is the choice. McCain can not get any higher than he already is in SC. He has almost 100% name ID, and is hovering in the low 20's. So is Giuliani. Romney has low name ID, and is hovering just below 10%. He will be the candidate to beat, unless Fred Thompson gets in. Then you can probably kiss all of the others goodbye.

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  8. AnonymousJune 20, 2007

    Dwight Eisenhower wouldn't be a Republican these days.
    Katrina and Brownie would have been handled, not praised for it's failure.

    Jesus has no place in my politics - none just as politics has no place with Jesus.

    I fly a battle flag and it's blue - the one of the winners that did not try and dissolve this union, not the unAmerican confederacy of traitors.

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