I was so moved and at the same time, downright angry! What are we allowing to happen to our country? I know you are preaching to the crowd that “brung ya,” but I would expect and I would hope to see some other angry Patriots comments! And a bunch of them!
Newt is historically, politically and constitutionally spot on. However in his personal life and theologically expediatcy he is very woberly. Not casting stones, just stating the obvious, hence why he will not be the nominee for the GOP, and even if he should get the nomination he will never ever become President of the United States.
Rick -- He will never become President because "theologically expediatcy he is very woberly"? :)If you're merely pointing out that Newt is a recent convert to the Catholic Church, I don't quite understand how that would prevent him from becoming President.
Woody, I am excited; what a speech! Finally, a Patriot! Straight speaking and with backbone. It's about time. Didn't you like the simplicity of Newt's analogy . . . you know the "2+2=4". At many times in our history, men of principle have arisen to sound a "clarion call", a "call to arms". I wondered when Newt would do this. "Victory or death." Please don't misunderstand me, Newt is not Jesus. And, Newt isn't perfect either, but he doesn't have to be, only one man, the Savior of our souls needed to be . . . so we could be the recipients of unmerited mercy and grace. I'm very thankful to be on the receiving end, aren't we all? Perhaps, Newt is too. The Lord can supply righteous leaders, perhaps He will again. Tony, thanks for posting this to your blog, I appreciate your courage, too. I just saw it. It is clear that our nation is in deep trouble; elected and unelected political leadership is driven to undermine the constitution, our liberty and freedoms. (Oh, BTW, at last count only 320,086 have signed the Manhattan Declaration. That’s only 6,400 per State. Why so few? Where are the men who understand the times? Yes, I've read much of what is called "debate".) We need courageous men like Newt who are articulate and plain spoken. Right now, more need to arise, simple soldiers who aren't afraid to speak up or stand up, not sniping. Rick, you did cast stones. May God have mercy on us! And may we be who we are, the "sons of God revealed". Men of valor and integrity resolving to remember what the Lord requires of us and teaches us to pray, ". . . Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth . . ." and "seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness" . . . which you might call Jesus' "2+2=?" formula.
Newt's conversion to his wife's religion isn't the reason he'd struggle with a presidential bid. Newt has never been theologically astute, so this latest move to join his wife's church isn't something I read too much in to. Frankly, his wife has only recently become interested in her church, as they began their relationship before Newt had divorced his second wife in 2000. Now she's in the choir at the local Washington basillica...Anyways, I like Newt's current political philosophy, and maybe his morality has been reformed with the help of his latest wife, but I think his past would haunt him in a way he wouldn't be able to shake. He'd make a good advisor or cabinet member to the next president though.
Zach:The fact that Newt is a Roman Catholic in and of itself would not stop him from becoming President of the United States, but just as he was a nominal Baptist, he remains nominal in his faith and thus is a nominal Roman Catholic. My wife who was a Roman Catholic became a Presbyterian because by the Grace of God she understood it was not by her works but by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone that she is saved. Also, as Tony elaborated its more of his personal life than his religious affiliation after all we did just elect our first Muslim President.
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