2249. Christian Conscience vs. Citizen Responsibility


Elections are coming up. Debates will precede them. Each individual has to figure out what to do. I offer a pre-debate opinion.

The Christian majority that can overwhelm all other voting interests and determine America’s political future will either decide to vote or stay home. In recent elections it’s been the latter and non-Christian interests now govern America.

If your Christian conscience determines your action, you will stay home. No candidate can meet all the requirements of a highly conscientious Christian. That excuse to ignore citizen responsibility works well for those who choose to act irresponsibly to both country and fellow Christians.

Rationalizing is popular to justify Christian inaction and it’s easy to see where it brought us. Yes, non-voting Christians are not totally but primarily at fault for the moral decay, political excesses, and constitutional violations that plague this ex-greatest nation on earth. No other interest group is as concerned with those factors.

Everyone has to vote for someone less qualified than desired. It’s not a violation but a duty under Christian principles to fulfill our moral, legal, and legitimate responsibilities. Your fellow Christians depend on your ability to help them govern the governors, halt the march toward tyranny, restore our freedoms.

We all have to live with our decisions but first we have to make the ones that promote our interest. In elections, that means vote with other Christians in common cause. Non-voting Christians betray their fellow believers in both God and country.

Guy

P.S. With the Christian genocide proceeding in many parts of the world, does anyone hear the roar of lions in our American coliseum? It’s enough to make Christians paranoid, and I say, PARANOIDS, UNITE and get out the whole Christian vote. (I wish we had some pastors among readers, but most have been co-opted or made too fearful by federal pressures.)

G.

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9 responses to “2249. Christian Conscience vs. Citizen Responsibility

  1. Cinnamon

    Sir Guy,
    I hear the same roar (did you hear that they have recently rebuilt the elevators in the Coliseum? Very strange indeed), and the howling grows throughout the Anglosphere. What happens in America will determine the future for all of us.

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

    “Liberty cannot be established without morality, or a morality without faith” – Alexis de Toucqeville

    “A republic, if you can keep it” – Benjamin Franklin (on being asked by eager citizens outside Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention what sort of government the delegates had created).

    “Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is for ever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart.” – Alexis de Toucqueville

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

    Your Highness Cinnamon,
    Do you have handy the source of the bottom Tocqueville quote? I’m interested in the context, if it’s no bother.
    Guy

    • My Husband's Wife

      These are great quotes, Cinnamon! Thanks for sharing as they are a great reminder to all about what makes our country great!

      • Cinnamon

        You’re welcome, MHW. America is the greatest country the world has ever known, but I fear that this “great experiment” is rapidly going the way of the Roman Empire.

        Sir Guy talks a lot at this blog about feminism (because it is integral to the main blog topic), and less frequently about the Cultural Marxism of which feminism is only an instrument. The following link presents a very good overview of the roots of how we got where we are today (Sir Guy has written a few articles along these lines, and I know he is aware of all these things, but I don’t remember where they are in the archives, unfortunately):

        https://ukfred.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/390/

        Your Highness Cinnamon,

        I took down my culture/politics writing several years ago for lack of interest probably from lack of good and readable writing.

        You couldn’t be more right than listing Feminism as another cultural Marxist strategy for superimposing communist-dominated culture and thereby destroying western civilization as we know it. They hide their maneuvering now as Progressives and have since the early 20th Century.

        Thanks for the edifying contributions.

        Guy

        • Cinnamon

          Sir Guy,

          I would encourage to put them back up, maybe even re-post some of them. The ones I read were quite excellent.

          I suspect the lack of interest in these articles was down to the fact that they depart from WWNH’s main subject by broadening the scope, so perhaps threw some of the readers a bit. Most of us know, however, that these articles are extremely relevant, perhaps now more than ever, because not everyone has the knowledge to be able to put all the pieces together because of social engineering that has flooded our schools, universities, mainstream media, and even many churches with disinformation, leaving so many people of good will ignorant in these matters through no fault of their own.

          Your Highness Cinnamon,
          Thank you. I will review it and reconsider my decision.
          Guy

    • Cinnamon

      Sir Guy,
      It’s from “Democracy in America,” here is the chapter;

      http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/ch2_02.htm

      Your Highness Cinnamon,
      Thanks, I dusted off my copy and spent several hours refreshing my mind with the giant, Tocqueville. I learned something new (or long forgotten) on almost every page. Terrific afternoon spent; thank you for the tip.
      Guy

  2. My Husband's Wife

    Dear Sir Guy,

    This article couldn’t come at a better time! I do find my self feeling a bit more cautious and fearful lately. The admonition to vote is such a good reminder to not abdicate a Christian’s vocational role as “citizen.” Even though things are changing and it’s getting harder to do, it’s not too late…there’s always hope!

  3. Miss Gina

    Well said, sir!

  4. prettybeans

    Sir Guy,
    While I get that the focus on on America in this particular post, I have observed it both here in the UK and in Africa where I have lived that the Christian community is fairly impotent..happy to discuss issues (if at all) but unable to act.

    I think this is a failure to be firmly grounded in the knowledge and understanding that though God always remains sovereign, man does have a responsibility to act thoughtfully, decisively and as soon as possible on the information he has that.

    I agree with your analysis that often times God does equip us with enough tools to do what needs to be done and at the end of the day, Im of the view that we need only to get started and as we go along things will become clearer

  5. prettybeans

    *focus is on America

    Your Highness Prettybeans,
    I presume you’re saying that the regulatory/administrative state is unique to America. I doubt it but you could be right. We either copied Europe or they are copying us. That’s how political trends work today.
    Guy

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