America was an idea. It was the “New World.” People crossed an ocean to escape European theocracies which slaughtered heretics by the millions and didn’t blink an eye. People finally wanted to live and let live. However imperfectly human beings implemented that idea is open to debate, but it was still a good idea. It was something to strive for.
There has always been an equitable and just solution to the gay marriage debate. Basically, state marriage licenses and the income tax created inequality under the law. The solution was to abolish those inequitable laws. The US went from an agrarian backwater to the most powerful industrialized nation in the world without state marriage licenses or the income tax. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Marriage licenses are easily re-privatized and a flat tax is incredibly practical: win win.
Instead, we have unelected lawyers in the Supreme Court telling us what to do, and many\all Christians are appalled by the decision. First, let’s face some facts. If you’re a conservative Christian, the Republican Party does not in any way represent you. Five of the current Justices were appointed by Republican presidents. In case you didn’t know, that’s a majority. In case you also didn’t know, Republican appointed justices gave us Roe v. Wade and Obamacare. I’d hate to see what Democrat appointed justices do. In fact, the Supreme Court has basically been dominated by Republican appointed justices for my entire life.
Everyone knows this is headed toward a confrontation with a church over whether it will marry a homosexual couple. That will make it to the Supreme Court as well, and they’ll uphold religious freedom…for a while. Then they won’t.
The amazing thing is that this isn’t even a real issue. Both political parties cooked this up a long time ago to polarize people and keep them in opposing camps so they could raise taxes through the roof, monetize the debt, regulate every aspect of human life and spread their armed forces all over the globe. In other words, it was always about Realpolitik, and if you don’t know what that term means, you’d best find out. Everything the US government does is about hegemony, not morality, NOT equality.
If you’re a conservative Christian, what to do? Easy: remove your consent. Here are some ways to do that, pick some or all:
- Leave the Republican Party.
- Don’t put a Jeb Bush sticker on your car. He’s the nominee, by the way. The bankers decided that a long time ago.
- Realize the bankers decide who the nominee is.
- Don’t vote Republican.
- Get educated about economics. Start by reading this, this and this.
- Take your kids out of public schools.
- Stop watching Fox News.
- Use alternative media.
- Stop encouraging your friends and family to work for the government. The police and the military count as part of the government.
- Don’t invest in public debt.
- If you insist on staying a Republican, try showing up to a primary to vote for someone that’s not a total shill. Pro tip: a Democrat can’t win a Republican primary.
- Vote for the Libertarian Party. They were on almost every single ballot in the mid terms in my area.
Make a Difference
Christians are supposed to make a difference in the world, but voting for George Bush, George Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush and hoping for the best hasn’t made a difference. Also, don’t a lot of them have the same last name? That sounds like “the same,” and not “different.” Become a dissident. Christians are busy worrying about whether Obama is a Muslim instead of the fact that he claims the power to kill American citizens without due process.
Christians might be a lot less forgiving of state power if they realized we live in a police state with tens of thousands of SWAT team raids per year and a police-against-citizen kill rate roughly 145x higher than the rest of the industrialized world. Oops, looks like while we were failing to do anything about gay marriage, we were also forgetting that governments with unlimited power could get tyrannical at some point. History shows us that people with unfashionable views often have tyranny descend on them. It’s that heretic thing again. It would be a shame if the government arrests your pastor one day and you never resisted that government in the least. It would be ESPECIALLY bad if you voted for the guys that do it.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the only way you can do something is by blindly voting for anyone with an “R” by their name. Pilgrims came to the New World to attempt to gain freedom, and they did that by checking out of the Old World system. There’s a lot to be said for checking out. You can’t change anything without checking out of the status quo. It’s the first step toward something meaningful and conservative Christians have waited far too long to do it.