Steele & Colbert to Rap About Conservatism

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele at GOP Press Conference
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From comes the best comedy news in some time: GOP Chairman Michael Steele has accepted the challenge of TV Show Personality Stephen Colbert to have a rap-off about conservative issues.

I, personally, cannot wait to see this.

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5 thoughts on “Steele & Colbert to Rap About Conservatism

  1. Forget, please, “conservatism.” It has been, operationally, de facto, Godless and therefore irrelevant. Secular conservatism will not defeat secular liberalism because to God both are two atheistic peas-in-a-pod and thus predestined to failure. As Stonewall Jackson’s Chief of Staff R.L. Dabney said of such a humanistic belief more than 100 years ago:

    “[Secular conservatism] is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today .one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt bath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth.”

    Our country is collapsing because we have turned our back on God (Psalm 9:17) and refused to kiss His Son (Psalm 2).

    John Lofton, Editor,
    Recovering Republican

  2. I’m generally of the opinion that parties SHOULD be Godless, while people can choose to worship and believe in God at their own choosing separate from their politics. The establishment of a national religion is certainly something that’s prohibited in the Constitution, by the design of our wise founding fathers who saw the effects of nationalizing religion in England.

    This is about Freedom, John, not a lack thereof.

  3. Governments are run by men, John, and men are, under the interpretations of most religions, flawed. I would prefer to keep my government and my God as separate entities.

  4. You didn’t answer the question. Our government now is Godless. How do you like it? PS — Our Founders disagreed with you. They said the precise purpose of government was to protect God-given rights: life, liberty, pursuit of happiness (Declaration of Independence.) And when govt became destructive of God-given rights (as our govt has, with a vengeance) it is our duty to alter or abolish it.

    John Lofton, Editor,
    Recovering Republican