At the time I was focused on Huckabee's commitment to theism. I missed the larger problem. This problem is simply contempt for the rights of the individual.
Life is the fundamental moral value. But to live in human mode of life does not mean mere physical existence. The human way of life requires conscious rational control of it. Freedom is the next step in the hierarchy of moral values. Because violence against men can only be stopped by force it becomes necessary to establish the institution of government to place the use of force under rational control.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."We the People," not God, or Der Volk, et cetera, are the sovereign authority on whose behalf the government is established. With those three words the primacy of the citizen over the government is established.
The primacy of the citizen over the government required the right to speak and publish the facts and the right of the citizen to bear arms. As a result we also gained freedom from a religion being imposed on us, and a rational system of justice.
So far, so good. But from the very first day others, out of a desire for material or spiritual benefit, sought to overturn the primacy of the citizen in favor of the dominance of the state.
The desire for material benefit led to the Dred Scott decision, in which the citizens of the free states of the union were stripped of their authority to ban the practice of slavery in their own home states. This set the stage for the Civil War.
The desire for spiritual benefit (or the warm fuzzy feeling of the same) led to Prohibition. In this case the citizens were stripped of their right to decide to consume or not consume alcohol and were effectively reduced to the status of cattle under state control. Defiance and contempt for the rule of law became the order of the day and another result was the vast growth of organized crime.
But the worst was yet to come.
Combining both a desire for both material gain and spiritual dominance came the self-styled Progressives. Although there was some lining of the pockets on the part of the Progressives their primary goal was political control. Political looting was simply a means of buying the votes of the corrupted voters.1
Even before the onset of Prohibition the Progressives had gained control of the public schools and had replaced education for citizenship as the sovereign authority with John Dewey's plan for programming children to morally devalue themselves and to be drones in the Progressive collective.2
Huckabee, in calling for the return of religious indoctrination to the public schools is not advocating an valid alternative to the inherent nihilism of Progressive programming. But simply wishes to replace blind obedience to the collective with blind obedience to God.3 In doing so he has accepted the fundamental Progressive premise and is facilitating their program. He is not upholding life as a moral value but is instead taking part in the destruction of the rational way of life.
And if Huckabee is going to claim that we as humans must obey God regardless of the consequences he may as well go all the way and convert to Islam.
But then Huckabee isn't the religious conservative idiot to facilitate the goals of the Left.4
What are your questions on this block of instruction?
1. What can I say? It apparently works for them.
2. When I was a contributor to THE RESISTER we referred to the public schools as Dewey Camps.
3. Here's my rant of the year on the subject of God.
4. There was William F. Buckley, Jr.
Furthermore I was kicked off the Baen's Bar forum for rudely responding to something said by one of their published authors. A religious conservative.
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For the record, Tom Kratman wrote a piece of Neo-Nazi war porn.
Here's a review.