Tuesday, July 26, 2022

KIRO's Dave Ross, On Christian Anarchy

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Dave Ross is a long-time talk show host on KIRO News Radio in Seattle. 

Yesterday he revealed his new revelation regarding Christians. Having been interviewed on air several times by Dave, I'm not surprised, but am disappointed. 

Reflecting on the J6 so-called "Hearings" he said, "I think voting for anarchy is morally wrong. I used to think all the anarchy was on the left, but now, the tolerance for Trump's behavior shows it is also entrenched on the right. And what's even more surprising is that it's cloaked in morality, specifically, Christianity."

He proceeds with a broad brush to include Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Marjorie Taylor Green as among the "peculiar" type of Christians. 

Be informed, not misled.

The basis for his labeling Christians was a quote from Republican Representation Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaking at the Young Republicans meeting in Tampa: 

“I’m a Christian, how many Christians do we have here? So you see, I also call myself a Christian nationalist,” Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said. “That’s actually a good thing, right? There’s nothing wrong with leading with your faith because we should lead with our faith. Because if we’re doing that, then we’re doing the right thing, it doesn’t mean we’re perfect. It just means we’re doing the right thing.”

"Christians doing the right thing sounds noble," says Ross. "But this is a peculiar branch of Christianity because it includes Christians like Senator Ted Cruz, who entertained the crowd with this: 'I talked to a student recently at one of our woke college campuses who said she’s required every class to introduce herself, and to give her pronouns,' Sen. Cruz said. 'Well, I’m Ted Cruz and my pronoun is kiss my [explitive.]'”

Ross says, "The students loved it." He fails to even mention Senator Cruz's substantive speech that followed.

And he said, "Now, as representative Greene said, we’re not all perfect, but this is a long way from 'blessed are the peacemakers.' I understand the right wants to fight the anarchy on the left, and so do I. But it looks like they’re gonna replace it with just another brand of anarchy, cloaked in Christianity."

Ross's cock-a-doodle-doo.

Ross concludes, "Extreme left-wing, extreme right-wing, they're both attached to the same rooster and a lot of us are tired of all the cock-a-doodle-doo."

Agreed. But Ross is crowing about something in which he seems to be highly uninformed. 

Catholic-raised Ross is trying to paint Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene with the same brush that he paints Antifa and other extremists. 

Capitalism requires a state. Otherwise, the working class could simply rise up and expropriate the owning minority. Biblical Christians are, for the most part, capitalists. This is based on the teaching of Jesus in His parable of the talents.

Volumes have been written about that.

About the rolling J6 hearing and "cock-a-doodle-doo".

Sunday Mark Levin on his show and again on Fox News said, "The J6 committee openly defies the Constitution"---“Congress was never set up to conduct criminal investigations, of any sort.”

He noted that "Article 1, particularly Sec. 8, sets up a long, very specific list of powers given to Congress, such as raising taxes, borrowing money, regulating commerce, establishing 'uniform rule of naturalization' and coining money. Conducting a criminal investigation is not one of them, certainly not against another branch of government, as it violates the separation of powers. The concept of separation of powers is outlined in the Federalist Papers and is foundational to the republic."

Levin says:

This committee talks about “our democracy” and “our Constitution,” but they don’t give a rip about either, as long as they get their way (which in this case is to get Trump). Criminal investigations “as part of a ‘Justice’ Department or U.S. attorney’s effort to target an individual or group of individuals” are beyond their scope. Congressional hearings are supposed to have a legislative purpose. So, without even getting into the “outrageous makeup” of the J6 committee, he says, this committee's entire enterprise is unconstitutional. And Levin, a constitutional scholar, finds it very troubling that “there’s not a single judge in Washington DC...who has reached that conclusion.

Levin points out something that’s increasingly obvious: that the left wants chaos, not the balance that comes from having three separate but equal branches. 

“They want to control it all,” he says. That would explain why they want to pack the Supreme Court with “like-minded ideologues” who’ll legislate, and why they want to rule through executive orders and by controlling the massive bureaucracy “that’s not even present in our Constitution. ”But the legal analysts on TV ('former' this, 'former' that"), for the most part, sit there and play along with this illegitimate committee. They don’t recognize that Congress isn’t supposed to be doing this at all. 

And when the committee is done, the transcripts of all its interviews, compelled by subpoena, with no defense and no cross-examination, will be turned over to the ‘Justice’ Department and the U.S. attorney’s office to be used against those individuals and, of course, Trump. 

That’s not the way it’s supposed to work when those subpoenas are issued as part of a real investigation out of the U.S. attorney’s office, he says. 

Levin's takeaway

After eight public hearings, two in prime time, what have we learned? Actually, from what we did NOT hear, we’ve learned that Trump had no direct role in what happened that day. We know that if he had, they would have presented evidence to that effect. Conversely, since they had none to offer, we know he DIDN’T. Seems to me, that all they can do is read their own opinions and lies off the teleprompter and try to make him look bad. Still, keep in mind Levin’s warning: “They’re talking about the 14 th Amendment. This committee is basically the point of the spear, a front operation for the Attorney General of the United States and the U.S. attorney, both of whom are politically partisan and corrupt in that sense.” The goal –- the obsession –- is to get Trump indicted. If they can say he committed insurrection or rebellion against the U.S., they can argue he’s prevented under the 14 th Amendment from holding elected office ever again.

And therein is the whole of the matter.

If Dave Ross is legitimately concerned about our country, and perhaps he is, I suggest he turn his attention toward the real anarchists.

I'm pretty sure that authentic Christian anarchists don't even exist because anarchy is a condition of a society, entity, group of people or a single person that rejects hierarchy. God is the ruler of all. He is in control. Christians are called to recognize, respect, and obey the authority of God and those in roles of authority on earth, unless their laws contradict God's laws, then Christians are to obey God rather than man.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.