Friday, December 07, 2007

No Religious Test a Conservative Values Test

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.—Article XI section 3 U.S. Constitution

I only have one question for Mitt Romney or any of the Conservative candidates and it has nothing to do with religion.

Will the Conservative nominee fight for and protect Conservative values against the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean? The just mentioned are Liberals who fight for Liberal Democrat values and have sworn to destroy Conservative values.

That’s all that really matters.

Former Governor Romney obviously felt compelled by his recent poll standings to address questions about his Mormon religion though he did not speak about the Mormon faith in great detail he did offer what I believe to be some understanding about what is happening to America. Romney offered this quote from President and founding father John Adams:
In John Adams' words: 'We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion... Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people.'
Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.
– Mitt Romney
Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people. Though the American government was purposely designed to be a secular government, a government based on law, it was equally and purposely designed to be an instrument in the hands of moral and religious people. I’ll have plenty to say about this in upcoming weeks.

The next important thing that our constitution was made for was to prevent any and all forms of tyranny as the founders saw tyranny in their day and in the past they wanted to prevent any tyrannous entity from taking control in America.

Obviously there are those who wish to make this a test about Mitt Romney’s religious beliefs and confessions. I will say this. Any man or woman who would curse his or her mother is not fit to live.

Likewise, if the Constitution is the father of this country’s government, religion is its mother. Those who have contemptuously mocked, spit at and derided the value of religion, and its significance, to this country you are not fit to live here.
Something else Romney points out, in his words, that Radical violent Islam seeks to destroy us. An emerging China endeavors to surpass our economic leadership. And we are troubled at home by government overspending, overuse of foreign oil, and the breakdown of the family.

Governor Romney these are merely symptoms of a much larger and insidious problem in America that problem is corporate power. Every problem that America has can be traced back to the tyranny of corporate power. Corporate power as I use it here is the tyrannous power that Corporations weld over every facet of American life, no… over lives on the entire planet.

If you or any of your rivals were to say that you understand the grave dangers that face this country and the world and would do nothing about the corporate menace that has created radical Islam, how has corporations created radical Islam you ask? By injecting billions of oil dollars into the middle east making adherents of that faith so unimaginably wealthy that they can fund jihad against the rest of the world.

Whereas before oil revenues they are running around in the desert shouting, “Allah akbar” only fighting one another, I would say that you and the rest of the Presidential candidates offer nothing that will save America from the imminent danger in which we find ourselves if you don’t speak to how you would reign in corporate power.

The only test that is constitutional and the only test that I am interested in Mr. Romney is whether or not you are righteously fearless enough to take on the real enemies of freedom and democracy, unrestrained and unbridled corporate power.

If you or the other Presidential candidates fail this one challenge then it really doesn’t matter what religion you are because…

We haven’t got a prayer!

Stop corporate tyranny now!

1 comment:

  1. "I would say that you and the rest of the Presidential candidates offer nothing that will save America from the imminent danger in which we find ourselves if you don’t speak to how you would reign in corporate power."

    I doubt if you will ever see the day that any politician would want to go against corporate interests. Even if there was such a politician running for President, he or she would have to take on the "Big Money" controlled Congress.

    Big Oil and the auto industry run this country.