Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Christians Need Not Apply

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The Constitution says there can be no religious test applied to those seeking office at the federal level.

Article 6, clause 3 was written into the Constitution by our Christian Founders so secularists, humanists, and atheists could also hold public office in their predominately Christian nation.

Now Sens. Bernie Sanders, Diane Feinstein and a flock of other secularists, humanists and atheists have flipped the Founder's expression of equality and inclusion and fairness and are using it as a weapon of exclusion, intolerance, bigotry, and unfairness.

Be informed.

Progressives believe in a "living", "evolving" Constitution that conforms to pop culture and current biases.

John Jay, our first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said:
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

Anyone can be elected to office, but John Jay suggested Christians because of their values.

The Christian Founders agreed by adding Article 6, clause 3 to the Constitution so that no one would be excluded from public office because they had no faith.

In fact, this clause contains the only explicit reference to religion in the original seven articles of the US Constitution.

Now atheists, secularists and humanists have flipped the original intent of our Founders, weaponized what was intended for good, and are using it for evil---much like they have flipped Thomas Jefferson's promise to the Danbury Baptists that he and the other Founders had created a wall of protection to be sure government kept out of the affairs of the church.

The recent unconstitutional religious test began soon after President Trump took office.

Two years ago Sen. Bernie Sanders, still smarting from being stiffed by Hillary and the Democratic Party in the presidential primaries, began to apply the "religious test" to Trump nominees.

Russell Vought, a nominee to the office of Management and Budget, attended Wheaton College. In an article about the changes at Wheaton, Vought had mentioned that he believed that Jesus is the only way to God. This, of course, was based on Jesus' own words in John 14:6.

Despite the constitutional ban on a religious test, Sanders applied the test anyway.

On the record, Bernie challenged him on his belief that Jesus is the only way to God. Vought responded, "Senator, I'm a Christian..."

Sanders: "I understand you are a Christian. But this country is made up of people who---I understand that Christianity is the majority religion. But there are other people of other religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment do you think people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?"

Vought: "I wrote a post based on being a Christian in attending a Christian school that has a statement of faith that speaks clearly with regard to the centrality of Jesus Christ in salvation."

Sanders: "I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about."

That's exactly what this country is supposed to be about.

Bernie Sanders is again re-emerging as a candidate for the presidency of the United States. Yet he flagrantly disrespects and disregards this aspect of the Constitution.

Later when asked by the press about his religion, he said he's probably an atheist.

Sen Feinstein takes on devout Amy Coney- Barrett.

If Sanders and Feinstein get heated over Vought, wait until they meet Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Actually, Feinstein already has met her.

When Coney Barrett came before the "committee" as a Trump appeals court nominee, Sen. Feinstein said,
"I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And I think in your case, professor, when you made your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern."

Apparently, that means if someone is sincere about their religion, believes it and practices it in their daily life, that automatically disqualifies them from public office.

Many, including those at the Heritage Foundation, say Coney-Barrett is one of the most highly qualified, conservative possible Supreme Court nominees on Trump's list. More than a few who are close to the process of choosing the next nominee to the Court say Coney-Barrett has a strong chance of being that person.

And if Coney-Barrett's personal faith in Jesus Christ is not enough to give Sanders, Feinstein and the rest of the religious test posse heart failure, wait until they learn she and her husband are involved with the Charismatic Catholic movement within their church.

Heads up Bernie, and Diane, and the rest of the enlightened sojourners who seek to eliminate religion from the political equation.

John Adams, an American Founding Father and our second President, explained the importance of religion in regard to the Constitution and the future of this country:

"Statesman, my dear sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand."

And he said this:
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Bernie and the bunch should consider there are tens of millions of us who agree with Mr. Adams.

And we all plan to vote in 2020.


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