At some point, I’ll have to address what I see as the problem with Christians in the conservative movement, of which I can’t fully claim part of, as many conservatives block me, presumably due to my propensity to say impolitic things. I like a lot of the benefits of living in a somewhat Christian society, so don’t take this as Christian-bashing. But we need to look at how Christians affect politics for the rest of us who might otherwise be considered Conservatives, if not for our impolitic way of speech.
Let’s start with birth control. The minute Sandra Fluke became the poster child for government sponsored birth control, the discussion immediately switched to “religious exemption”. Hey, I’m not religious. I don’t feel I should be forced to subsidize other people’s sex lives any more than the most devout Christian. Too late. The argument became about religious prudes, and was promptly squashed by a left that hates nothing more, seemingly, than anything to do with Christians. Christians became leverage to the left in shaping the argument. And we all will pay the price for it.
I should expound on this, some day, when I feel more up to it, should I be granted said time. Hate what the IRS did to Tea Party? Keep in mind, I myself feel like Planned Parenthood shouldn’t be receiving one red dime from the federal government out of my taxes. In a Conservative Utopia, Conservatives would go after leftists taking advantage of the tax code with an equal amount of fervor. Come on, you know you would.
Once an issue gets defined by Christians, the issue is lost. Want another example? I don’t condone persecution of muslims, but I’ve got my head out of the sand enough to realise, they’ll take advantage of any and all exemptions we grant Christians to spread their kind into our public life. What seems insidious to you, they find the same insidious in you. Another time, maybe I’ll get around to discussing why I think one is more insidious. My point is: What you argue against one group, can and will be used against your groups, or groups you favour. You need to be smart about the law, and that is what we’re talking about here. They’re trying to make blasphemy laws part of United Nations and United States laws. You’d better be paying attention, or you could end up ruined by a government grown too powerful by your own use of it against other people.
To me, restricting immigration is how you control who has an influence in writing your laws. If you’re like me, you probably want as little room for error in radical islam infecting our daily lives. There’s a lot at stake, here. I’m not saying “round ’em up, and put ’em in detainee camps”, or “let’s burn all the mosques”. I’m saying treat the ones who are here with respect if they deserve it, but let’s keep their numbers low, if they are more about putting their way of life above adapting to ours. I don’t want to come across as xenophobic, but there’s already politicians suggesting blasphemy laws should be implemented in the United States. If ever something needed the kabosh, that’s it. The free world depends on it.