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Subject: The ROAD to EMMAUS -- eNEWS November 1, ALL SAINTS DAY - 2008 -- NO
CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT in AMERICA
Dear Fellow Christians and other
I am going to be
interviewed tomorrow on the Gregg Jackson radio talk show at 9 pm
Sunday, Nov. 2, (Pacific time) for about an hour.
We will be discussing
the fallure of the so-called "conservative" movement --
which has been almost totally unable to conserve anything. There is
no effective conservative "movement" today in America, only swirls
and eddies here and there. Some of these may join forces,
grow, and make a real stream down the center, but that is
still to come. The American Independent Party, led by Alan
Keyes I trust will be one of these.
There are definable
reasons for this failure -- like ignorance, cowardice, and
sell-out of principle to make money and defend one's
We will be exploring why there
is no conservative movement alive in America, and
what we can do about it. It is NOT a
political problem, it is a spiritual problem.
Who is Lord? Jesus or civil government?
That is the primary constitutional issue before us today.
http://www.kdar.com:80/ and try the "Listen
Live" link at the top. Sunday, 9 pm Pacific time.
Sometimes that link does not work (may be a setting in your computer
security system), but if it does, you can listen from anywhere. Let
me know how you think it goes. Hopefully I will get an audio file
of the event and post it at
Family and church are precisely the
places where tough issues ought to be hammered out, with grace and
truth. It can be, as some describe it, "vigorous fellowship",
but if we can stand the heat, and grow from it, all to our good.
Most families and churches avoid that like the plague. All to
our hurt. If we do it with lots of
mutual repentance and forgiveness, we grow, and truth will get
a voice in the public arena.
Surely the first and primary
obligation of us all is our obligation to be truth-seekers and
truth-speakers (with a loving spirit) -- especially in the
context of community discussion of policy. Our constitution was written
to provide that level playing field for legislative and other government
discussion. If we are not truth-seekers and speakers, then nothing we
do will go well in the end. We will destroy ourselves.
Do any residents of MA or CA know of
facts that contradict what they say? For example:
1. Did not (then) Gov.
Romney and Gov. Schwarzenegger lie to the people when they said
that "the judiciary made me do it" in changing their state marriage
certificates? And if that is the case, is it not true that homosexual
marriage is in fact still illegal in both Massachusetts
as in California, for the exact same reasons?
2. Is it not true that the
MA Supreme Court has never had authority to change laws, which
are, as clearly stated in the MA constitution (see article), the
perogative ONLY of the legislature? Ditto in CA?
3. Is not the State of
MA seriously abusing David Parker and family in his
case against the school system concerning the schools refusal to let him
and his wife control the education of their child? Is not the state
claiming, in effect, to "own" the children, to define what they will
believe and how they will live their lives? And is that not tyranny?
4. Is it true or not that the
MA public school system is indeed teaching children the
sexual practices of homosexual persons, including fisting?
(Only if you have a tough constitution -- I kid you not -- Google "fisting
5. Are not our current crop of so-called
"hate-crime" laws intended to prevent exactly that open discussion
for truth which is necessary to get the facts on homosexuality --
promoted by persons who know that they cannot win their case in an
open contest of ideas, based on fact and logic? So they must "win"
by subterfuge and coercion. You cannot run a society long with
those tactics. Hate-crime laws are enemies of truth-seeking.
People sooner or later catch on and overthrow the government that
does such things. Truth will win in the end. Guaranteed. God will
not have it any other way -- nor will His people....
6. If these things are true, then
are we not all honor bound to expose these terrible crimes
against the people?
7. And, yes, if they are not true,
that needs to be exposed also.
How can we
know the truth without an open, honest confrontation of the issues
at stake? And, yes, the exchanges get rough at times, but what other
way is there? The roughness of open exchange is not half so bad as the
roughness that will come if we do not have the truth-seeking
discussion. These situations alone are an alarm bell, and they are just
for starters. We are a nation in practice without
a constitution, and with no moral consensus. We have lost
In a sane world, liberals
are those who liberate with exploration of new truth
(Jeffersonian liberals), and conservatives are those who
preserve truth won at high cost over the past. Because they both focus
on truth, they meet in the middle, and are part of the same
family and can communicate.
What we have today is
pseudo-liberals who have given up on truth and think with their
feelings (which will always lead to a totalitarian form of government),
fighting with pseudo-conservatives who either think
they have all the truth, or are incompetent to conserve what there is
-- for the above reasons. It does not make for a truth-producing
discussion -- only verbal abuse of either other, of the truth, of the
Lord of truth, and of the public. Let's be honest liberals and
conservtives. That is the Godly way.
Resurrection Blessings, Earle Fox