Saturday, June 9, 2007

Why I'm a Republican

This is reason one of one hundred, at least, reasons why I'm a republican. Read the first paragraph of this article. There was no shame on the part of the media to identify the party affiliation of the aggressor. I think of this as a good thing because I want to know what my representatives are up to, and I might not ever find out if they're Democrats. In order to compare, I Googled William Jefferson because there was a piece about him on the Cox home page recently. I picked the very first one and this is it. Strangely absent in this article is a party affiliation. OK, so there is a capital D-La in the second paragraph. Thinking that perhaps I was being a little too biased, I selected the next of the Googled Articles. The word Democrat was displayed predominately in this one, but I get the feeling as I read the article that he is a victim of partisan politics. Read the first few paragraphs here and try to imagine a similar article on Tom Delay. But I see this as ultimately a good thing because I am under no illusions that just because a politician has an R after his name he is a good politician. If Democrats know the same thing about their representatives, if would be difficult to determine how. But because of the media's eagle eye on Republicans we hear about it if one sneezes. This is as it should be and I say again one of many reasons I'm a Republican.

15 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if God had given us the capacity to "see" men's hearts?!!! He has reserved that for Himself and so we have to muddle through and inform ourselves the best that we can.
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

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Susan

Frasypoo said...

This is so true.I used to think that being a Republican was something you had to do in secret till I met all the Republican bloggers!

Livingsword said...

Danny;
Do you think politics are the answer to solving problems in the US?

danny wright said...

Thanks for stopping by livingsword.

I don't understand what you mean by the word politics. Could you please help me understand?

Frasypoo said...

Hi there,
I am not sure if you checked my blog for a reply to your question but I thought I would reply here!
We live about 1 hour away from Douglasville.Its a pretty ride on the bike to and from it.I have friends who live there.It s a pretty place.A few of the unspoiled places left in GA !!

danny wright said...

Thank You Frasypoo.

Incognito said...

But wouldn't it be better if they were all held accountable regardless of Party affiliation.. as it should be? The Media just demonstrates its usual liberal bias.

danny wright said...

Oh yes Incog. It would definitely be better. As it stands now half of the Government gets nearly a free pass in the press, and that's nothing short of dangerous. It would be an improvement if the press was half as objective as it thinks it is, or at least claims to be.

lawrence said...

interesting point. I like it. (the point that is, not the bias in the media.)

Livingsword said...

Hi Danny;
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.

I am curious about the seemingly seemless integration I see in the US between the Church and also the church (read small "c" fake church) with the political parties.

It seems they are inseperable. almost one and the same. I wonder what this says to the world about following Jesus.

I find often that when the Church identifies itself closely to political leaders they often stand by the politics and the gospel starts to suffer.

Understand that I am not against Christians being involved in poltics. But it seems that over time politics takes the bigger part of the "stage".

I am findng that almost all of the Christian blogs from the States I am visiting are mainly talking about the coming election (which is a long ways away) and not spreading the good news.

I wonder if we (note the we) of the Christian world were as interested in spreading faith and grace as we are interested in spreading law, and justice what a difference that would make.

We are on the same "team" just curious.

danny wright said...
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danny wright said...

Livings Word

Thanks for getting back to me, and thanks for commenting.

Ultimately I think it comes down to a matter of the heart and motivation. I think that if I'm motivated by wanting a party to win elections, then I become political. And I do so to the detriment of the Gospel. If it breaks my heart, on the other hand, that teenagers subjected to 12 years of government education and indoctination, for example, go out and destroy their lives becasue they believe the lie taught by the govenment educational establishment, that their life, and they, are meaningless; and I am moved to take some kind of action in the only place that action can be taken, by that broken heart, that is different, and I think it will look different to some, but not all. And I would be demonized by the press, and lampooned on sitcoms for doing so.

I totally agree with you that the Gospel should never be usurped by politics, but in my experience this seems to be the opposite of what's happening. My experience is that once a "sin" IS deemed political, then the Church can no longer talk about it lest they seem political. This raises a question that I'm still sorting out, which is: how does the Church be salt and light to the culture it serves without alienating it. And how will the answer to that question specifically play out in action, in our daily Christian walk? To approach this question, I think the first step in answering it is to look at the culture we're serving and admit that we are failing it. I really would like to know your thoughts on this.


Try the blogs on my favorites and favorite posts section for some good blogs that do not harp on elections. An especially good one is the "defending God", and "are you an evangelical?" in my "favorite posts" links. Check out the You tube on Inklings and let me know what you think. Here's another one: http://nixonng.blogspot.com/ He's a pastor in the Philippines. Great blog. Or this guy: http://voiceofvision.blogspot.com/

Also I commented on this subject on this blog:
http://aquitted.blogspot.com/2007/05/another-question-for-my-faithful.html

June 19, 2007 10:50 PM

Livingsword said...

Hi Danny;

I think you make some good points. Still I wonder if political commentary without political association would be a better avenue (understand that I am not coming down on you or any of my brothers and sisters for this, it is just something yelling to me as the fulcrum of attention seems to be zeroing in on the long time coming election.)

danny wright said...

Don't worry livingsword. You didn't sound like you were coming down on me at all, or anyone else for that matter. Just the opposite. BTW, feel free to hit hard if I need it. God knows I do sometimes.

Yea, I agree the word Republican can send thoughts to a rut, just as the word Democrat. A debate has raged within me on the matter for that very reason. It is not wrong has a slight lead right now, but I understand what you're saying.