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  1. Todd Mason

    Mr P, social director on the Titanic: The deck chairs on the A deck should be arranged in groups of four.

    Mr D, the Titanic’s bursar: No, our cabin passengers clearly prefer pairs.

  2. juandos

    todd part of the black gang trapped in the engine room of the Titanic?

    Current Republican policy proposals such as the flat tax“…

    The real question is, Which flat tax are they really discussing

  3. John Lofton

    MODERN CONSERVATISM has been a failure because it has been, operationally, de facto, Godless. In the political/civil government realm it has ignored Christ and what Scripture says about the role and purpose of civil government. Thus, it failed. Such secular conservatism will not defeat secular liberalism because to God they 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 hath 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.”

    In any event, “politics,” for the most part today, is whoring after false gods. It will not save us. Our country is turning into Hell because the church in America has forgotten God (Psalm 9:17) and refuses to kiss His Son (Psalm 2.) See, please, 2 Chronicles 7:14ff for the way to get our land healed.

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    1. juandos

      In the political/civil government realm it has ignored Christ and what Scripture says about the role and purpose of civil government. Thus, it failed“…

      LMAO! Another larry g

      1. John Lofton
        1. juandos

          Oh please! Stop with the bible babble and actually show us where Christ said it was a good idea for the country to go into debt by pandering to the parasites…

          1. John Lofton

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