Electing conservative, constitutionally literate politicians at all levels of government is only going to treat the symptoms of our problems. The symptoms are fiscal irresponsibility, government theft of wealth, unbearable environmental regulation, abuse of authority, etc. The disease is people who have rejected God as the sovereign in the land. Secular humanism has turned many Americans into their own gods. Now these man-gods have used the gun of government to rob people. Instead of saying “Your money or your life” they say “You need to pay your fair share.”
This is where the progressive, liberal “thinker” will offer emotional arguments. They will say things like “Conservatives want to get rid of government.” Progressive statists, not satisfied with their own godhood, have made government their god. Any attack on big government is a religious attack on their god. They irrationally lash out at those they perceive challenging their god.
Conservatives, however, do not want to get rid of government. Thomas Paine stated that “government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.” A conservative does not believe that. Paine, who disgraced himself later in his life with his publishing of his pamphlet The Age of Reason, did not understand that government is God’s servant to do good and to punish evil doers. See Romans 13.
Because the hearts of men are wicked, government is necessary. Because government checks that wickedness and allows us to live in peace, government is good. The problem comes when wicked men control the reins of government. Barney Frank using his authority to destroy the housing market. Eric Holder refusing to prosecute voter intimidation because the defendants are black. A federal judge in California abusing her authority in issuing an injunction to force the Department of Defense to allowing sodomy in their ranks.
Government is not evil. People are evil. These wicked people in government positions are placed there by people whose hearts are wicked. Voters, whose love of money and immorality controls their choice of politician, vote for politicians who will redistribute wealth, fund immorality, and push an agenda without regard to lawful authority.
The problem, the disease in America is not that there aren’t enough conservatives in office. The American people do not want conservatives everywhere. The disease is that a large portion of the American people do not recognize God as their sovereign. They, therefore, selfishly choose candidates who make their lives easier, or give them benefits at the expense of others. Many American voters do not love liberty. They mistake comfort, security, welfare for liberty. They demand government steal the wealth of others to give to them.
This disease will not be cured with more conservatives in office. Don’t get me wrong. More conservatives will slow down the death of America. But, the cure will only come after a Great Awakening where the hearts of the people return to the Giver of liberty. Only when we, as a nation, recognize his sovereignty will we be able to live in liberty. Until then, as this last election demonstrated (Reid’s, Boxer’s, Brown’s, Frank’s, Dingell’s, Murkowski’s re-elections), we will continue down a road to perdition.