Laurence M. Vance
she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from
Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her
father in law and her husband." ~ 1 Kings 4:21
-- - It’s done,
it’s over, it’s official: The Republican Party nominated John
McCain to be its 2008 presidential candidate. Conversely, and
more importantly, this means that the Republican Party failed to
nominate Ron Paul to be its 2008 presidential candidate.
wouldn’t normally matter whom the Republican Party nominated.
Bigger government and less liberty have always been the result.
And if you think
Reagan was an exception then you are sadly mistaken.
however, the Republicans had a chance to nominate the only
candidate who embodies everything good that the Republican Party
has ever claimed to stand for. Ron Paul is undoubtedly
the most pro-life, pro-family, pro-property, pro-liberty,
pro-Constitution candidate in history.
Republican Party and its apologists that write for the red-state
fascist blogs and magazines and host the reich-wing nationalist
TV and radio talk shows did everything they could to persuade
people from voting for Dr. Paul in the Republican primaries.
nomination of John McCain over Ron Paul means that the
Republican Party should never again be taken seriously when it
comes to even the slightest pretense of being a friend of
liberty, free markets, and limited government.
In the Old
Testament book of First Samuel we read of the death of Eli, who
judged Israel for forty years, and the birth of his grandson.
During a battle with the Philistines, Israel lost thirty
thousand men, including the two sons of Eli, and had their ark
of the covenant taken. A messenger ran to the Israelites and,
after a tumult was raised, Eli inquired of the man what the
problem was. After the messenger told him what had befallen
Israel, his two sons, and the ark of God, Eli fell backwards and
broke his neck. When his daughter in law, who was great with
child, heard that the ark was taken by the Philistines, and that
her father in law and her husband were dead, she died after
giving birth to a child, but not before naming the child Ichabod,
because "the glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God
is taken" (1 Samuel 4:22).
glory the Republican Party may have had when it came to
liberty and limited government is now departed, and with a
vengeance, judging by the
treatment given to Ron Paul supporters at the Republican
written about the evils of the Republican Party
here. Others, like
Jacob Hornberger, and
Chris Leithner, have done the same, and in great detail.
Here are the Republican Party campaign slogans that you will
never hear this year:
Interventionism, at home and abroad: Vote Republican.
Nationalism, fascism, and statism: Vote Republican.
Militarism, puritanism, and collectivism: Vote Republican.
deficits, and a declining dollar: Vote Republican.
government, big brother, big budgets: Vote Republican.
warfare state, the welfare state, the surveillance state:
Corporate welfare, the military-industrial and
security-industrial complexes: Vote Republican.
Compromises after compromise, sellout after sellout: Vote
not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democratic and
Republican Parties when it comes to peace, liberty, property,
free markets, sound money, and the size and scope of government.
The Republican Party is not the lesser of two evils. It is, like
the Democratic Party, stupid and evil. Ichabod!
September 5, 2008
Laurence M. Vance [send
him mail] writes from Pensacola, FL. His latest book
is a new and greatly expanded edition of
Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State.
Copyright © 2008
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