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The conservative intellectual movement is on life support and in decline

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The conservative intellectual movement is on life support and in decline

Listening to Mark Levin’s show on MLK Day 2018, he is concerned that we as conservatives have not made a good case for conservativism. We truly took conservativism for granted, and yet collectively we can’t explain it. It seems that so-called liberalism is on the rise according to a recent Gallup poll.

Those who are supposed to be the voices of conservatives are not. The common conservative may be leaning towards the Republican Party, but the party doesn’t advance a conservative cause. The Republicans would rather make a deal and go along to get along with the Democrat Party. The committed conservative and/or Federalist is told they have a home with the Republican party and that need to stand by them. They are just useful idiots for the GOP masterminds as they prefer to support a progressive-lite or crony capitalist agenda and either call that conservatism or claim that conservatism is dead. Some conservatives/Federalists would rather be politically homeless than being a tool for a useless political party. The cultishly loyal GOP voter may look at them with scorn but I will not.

The Democrats at least are advancing a progressive agenda, and those who call themselves progressives are registered with the Democratic Party. The committed progressive does indeed have a home with the Democrats.

There are two reasons the Democratic Party is growing: the mass immigration since the immigration reform spearheaded by Ted Kennedy in the mid-1960’s, and our educational institutions. I will not point out the statistics. You can read those stats in the link presented at the very end of this piece.

Too many immigrants come from third world countries in which they have no idea of how life is like in a society that embraces liberty and freedom. President Trump has a point about their places being —-holes. The Democrats know that these people have been pampered (or not really) by socialism. Thus they want to bring them here and give them citizenship so they will be the guaranteed lever pullers for the Democratic Party and gain more power, and make the world a better place for socialism. For these useful idiots, socialism is all they know. Eventually, it will be America that joins the —-holes, while the Democrats reap the rewards as they finally get to become like their idols (Castro, Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Nero, even Hitler etc etc).

Education is also the other component that is helping progressive leftism gain in popularity. Humanist and progressive activist John Dunphy knew this well.

“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. Their teachers must embody the same selfless dedication of the most rabid fundamentalist preacher, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level — preschool, daycare, or large state university.”

This statement was written by Dunphy back in 1983, and this was the war cry to public school teachers that were in agreement with him. Today that very public school classroom (and colleges & universities) convinced many millennials to not only become humanists but really progressives; politically, culturally and religiously. Another humanist activist Charles Frances Potter back in the 1960’s stated; “Education is thus a most power ally of humanism, and every public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday school, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teachings?”

I might add that every public school (coupled with higher learning) is also a school of progressive leftist statism.

If you have followed Steve Deace’s “Seven Deadly Worldviews” series on his CRTV.com program you know that secular humanism is the icing on the cake for all the worldviews that make the legs holding the progressive ideology up. More from Dumphy (many years later after Pat Buchanan’s speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention).

“While the struggle is certainly quite complex and multifaceted, I continue, a significant aspect of it is comprised of the conflict between the totalitarian Christianity of the Radical Right and the force of humanism. And then I add, ‘But here’s something that Mr. Buchanan neglected to mention in his address: humanism is going to win.”

Right now it seems that not only humanism is going to win, but also progressive Marxist statism that complements humanism as one of its pillars. Even George Barna points out the millennials are not as pro-life that we thought they were, and I am not shocked by that statement. It is no surprise when you have the likes of Planned Parenthood (and access to our public schools) teaching them loose sexual morals and that women have a right over their bodies including the right to kill a baby that they did not want to have. But they sugar coat the language and call it abortion or termination of a pregnancy.

Why can’t Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell explain what republicanism is (small r) or what free market capitalism is? Nevermind federalism? I feel your pain Levin, and the truth of the matter is regarding Mitch & Ryan… all they care about is themselves and their own families. They are also more concerned about what the progressive mainstream media says about them, and I wonder why? They are the cancer of progressivism and they are going to push that ideology no matter what. If progressiveism loses then they will attack those that oppose it. If progressiveism fails society, then if it will be called the new normal, rather than admit that it’s a failure. Progressiveism can’t do any wrong. It’s the future. It has to be if you’re on top of the food chain wanting to take and maintain control.

We conservatives and federalists who believe in liberty and freedom and limited government, we are on our own. It will take the likes of NOQ Report and other like-minded outlets and figures that are will the learn, understand and fight for America’s founding principles. I think we have been asleep at the wheel and it is time for us to do our own fighting. It will be a team effort, and its the fight we have been called to step up to. Are you in?

Reference

Conservative Lead in U.S. Ideology Is Down to Single Digits

http://news.gallup.com/poll/225074/conservative-lead-ideology-down-single-digits.aspxWASHINGTON, D.C. — Continuing a quarter-century trend, the term “liberal” continues to catch up with “conservative” as Americans’ preferred description of their political views. Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults in 2017 identified as conservative and 26% as liberal, the first time the conservative label’s edge has been single digits. Its nine-percentage-point edge in 2017 is down from 11 points in 2016 and roughly 20-point advantages at times in the past.

Most Millennials Are Not Pro-Life

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/most-millennials-are-not-pro-life.htmlDuring the past few months I have spoken at some pro-life events as well as several high-level gatherings of national conservative leaders. In each of those meetings I have heard people say that we are in a great era for the pro-life movement, especially because Millennials are highly supportive of life in the womb.

Sadly, it is not true. We are tying our hope to a myth.

January 15, 2018 | MARK-CM

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/01/15/january-15-2018/On Monday’s Mark Levin show, Last week there was story after story on news outlets that President Trump was mentally ill and demented. Now the media is trying to paint Trump as a racist because of how he talked about Haiti, allegedly calling it an sh*thole. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were with Trump in the meeting, said Trump didn’t say that word about Haiti. Dick Durbin is lying about it and has lied before but that doesn’t matter because the Democrat Party wants and need this for its base and to get out the votes.

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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Video: What is a Classical Liberal?

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A short video making the point that the Left is no longer Liberal, having traded individualism for collectivism.

In one of their first animated video shorts, the Rubin Report discusses the vitally important topic of just who is a Classical Liberal.

OUR FIRST ANIMATED VIDEO! What is a Classical Liberal?

Liberalism has been confused with Leftism or progressivism, which is actually has nothing to do with classical Liberalism. Sadly the Left is no longer Liberal at all for it has traded individualism for collectivism.

The Rubin Report
Published on Jul 10, 2018

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$.02: When is it OK to quit church?

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Chris Sonsken of South Hills Church and founder Church BOOM penned a piece on Fox News that caught my attention on Twitter. It was a good column. Read the article here. The article addressed a Pew Research finding as to why people change churches. There finding as shown by Sonsken are:

  • Sermon quality
  • Welcoming environment/people
  • Style of worship
  • Location

Sonsken does a great job in arguing that there are biblically sound reasons for leaving a church and finding a new one.

1. It’s OK to leave if God calls us to leave.

2. It’s OK to leave for family and marriage.

3. It’s OK to leave a church if you have moved too far away to conveniently drive to your church.

4.  It’s OK to leave if you cannot follow the church’s leadership.

5.  It’s OK to leave if heresy is being preached.

Sonsken even mentions that unethical practices like abuse are reasons to leave, though not the norm for the majority of church swapping.

The reasons Sonsken gave are no cause for disagreement, and I’m sure his book Quit Church probably better articulates them.

Where I want to add my two sense on the matter is that I disagree with his assessment sermon quality is not a biblical reason for changing churches. The supposition that sermon quality is inherently a result of the person treating church like an object of consumption, as Sonsken suggests is not true. I believe sermon quality is an umbrella term for several reasons for not liking a Sunday message.

Too often people leave a church because of disagreement, not getting their way, or because the sermons are no longer deep enough. Often when we dig into the reason the sermons are not deep enough, it ultimately goes back to the person being offended or not having their faulty theologies endorsed from the pulpit. The same pastor who was previously deep enough becomes shallow once there is an offense. It’s incredibly difficult to hear from God in a sermon when we are offended by the person delivering the sermon.

This is true in many cases. A sin that is personal gets preached on and the offended party leaves. I don’t deny this to be the case. But I believe we should look deeper into the current trends of worship and focus on the mission of the church.

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-21 ESV

The church is to preach the gospel, but people accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior is only part of the mission. The Church is tasked with making disciples. The church is meant to teach. Not every follower is at the same level in their spiritual maturity or theological depth. Some churches, larger churches in particular dumb down the bible. In public education, this would be seen as lowering the bar. In church this practice could hold back believers in their growth. Small groups are a way to supplement this, and every church should employ bible study as a means to grow discipleship.

Many churches now are focused on metrics. This can lead to theologically watered down sermons and worship. Why risk offending that person who may leave with a sermon? But if a church is more focused on using a Sunday message to give a motivational speech using an out of context passage, what does it matter if they are doctrinally sound (in their written beliefs)?

There are a lot of heretical churches in America. We have issues like gay marriage to separate the sheep from the goats. But what about the sheep that suck? If a church has the right doctrine but is more focused on metrics than the power of the Holy Spirit, their head is in the wrong place. So it is biblically sound to change churches so that your head to remains in the right place.

That is not treating church like a consumer product. That is treating church like one’s means to grow spiritually, better recognizing the mission of the Great Commission.

That is my $.02 on the matter. I hope I added some meaningful word to this topic.


This post was originally publishd on Startup Christ. Startup Christ is a website for business and theology articles and columns.

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Video: So, You Think You’re Tolerant?

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Leftists like to fancy themselves as being tolerant and Liberal, but they fall way short in both qualities.

Leftists will tell you that they are the most tolerant people who have ever lived, they will also scream at you for being a racist, xenophobic troglodyte if you happen to mention that you’re a conservative. They are supposedly ‘Liberal’, being in favour of Liberty while demanding it’s polar opposite – socialism.

Yes, if there is one constant in the universe, its that Leftists cannot be honest about who they truly are. This is what we love about our wonderful opponents on the nation’s socialist Left, for they are nothing like another group that went by the same nomenclature who also screamed at people in the streets with the motto: Common Good Before Individual Good. [Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz]

But let’s not talk about the epithets they project on their enemies, let’s talk about how they get along with everyone who just happens to agree with everything they say. A new PragerU video featuring Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report looked at who is really tolerant. He is a true Liberal that discovered that it is actually the Pro-Liberty Right that is more tolerant, go figure.

Dave Rubin
Jul 9, 2018
Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.

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