9 PAGE STATEMENT
Below is a copy of the (9 page) Reagan Lincoln Republican Platform (with a 2 page Glossary) that is designed to express the highest ideals of Reagan, Lincoln, the Republican Party and the American founders. It is meant to be something ALL Republicans can get behind in order to re-establish the Republic on these ideals and soundly defeat the Democrat Party and its faulty, statist, utopian vision for America.
2014 Vision for Victory Platform
Being a Reagan Lincoln Republican
Just Principles of Good Government
Reagan Lincoln movement within the Republican Party is made up of self-described
conservatives, Tea Party activists, Independents, Libertarians, disillusioned
Democrats, and even traditional Establishment Republicans who are truly in the
tradition of Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. Along with George Washington and
Thomas Jefferson, Reagan and Lincoln are the guiding lights for our ideals,
beliefs, and political position. Our
goal is to give unity to today’s Republican Party by providing it with a new
sense of direction and purpose, inspired by the Tea Party’s agenda of limited
Constitutional government with fiscal responsibility, free and fair market
solutions, and individual pursuit of happiness in good citizenship with Liberty
and Justice for all.
Reagan Lincoln Republican believes primarily, and first and foremost, in one
nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. We believe in
Liberty under the Just rule of law, and in electing legislators seeking the
Wisdom of Solomon in order to create that Just law.
We Reagan Lincoln Republicans hold that the Democrat Party is almost
completely wrong, and on the wrong side of history, on virtually every single
major issue of our time, as are their fiscally-irresponsible, crony-capitalist
as Reagan Lincoln Republicans we reject the foolishness of the undesirable
extremes of both the statist Democrat on the Left and the thinly veiled social
Darwinist on the Right. We believe
in limited government, not no government, and not government simply to benefit
some interest group or collection of interest groups over and against the Common
Good. Just and desirable government as envisioned by the founders and the
Constitution is to make laws for the Good of the nation as a whole, that is,
laws that “promote the general Welfare” or the Common Good (just as the
American founders openly stated as the purpose of good government, as did Thomas
Aquinas). Just government is, in essence, creating laws (or rules and
regulations) to promote the harmonious interaction of all truly legitimate parts
of the body politic in order to “secure the Blessings of Liberty” for all
citizens. Good laws deal with the general body politic but also make provisions
to protect the least among us as well as restrain possible abuses of power and
of the governmental system by the more well to do and well connected.
we Reagan Lincoln Republicans seek not license or anarchy but Liberty under the
Just rule of law, and we seek legislators who will legislate in Wisdom to this
ends, and not to the ends of interest group advantage as done by Democrats on
the Left and some Establishment Republicans on the Right. These two humanistic
extremes (of the Left and Right) are foolish, undesirable and destructive to the
nation and its unity and common vision of Liberty and Justice for all.
These two undesirable extremes could be called “all government
intervention” and “no government intervention.”
The fact is some desirable, Wise and Just government intervention into
the society and economy is the very purpose of legislation and of regulation of
commerce, etc., but “some intervention” does not justify complete
intervention into virtually all areas of society by government as today’s
Democrat Party entitlement statism attempts.
In short, this means we do not have to choose between the two paths of
anarchy or thinly veiled social Darwinism of the rich, the powerful, and the
influential on the one extreme, and Democrat Party entitlement statism, on the
we Reagan Lincoln Republicans utterly, totally and completely reject the
so-called “two paths” theory of the Democrat Party today, as first espoused
by FDR in his Second Bill of Rights but not practically and overtly advocated
and adopted by the Democrat Party, as a whole, until Jimmy Carter.
What are the supposed only
two paths? A virtual Fascism or thinly veiled social Darwinism on the Right and
utopian, dysfunctional, entitlement statism of the Democrat Party on the Left.
As Republicans in the tradition of the American founders, we hold to
(what is in essence) a reasonable, third middle path between these clearly
undesirable extremes, a path with Liberty under the Just rule of law created by
the Wise legislature doing the Right thing for the nation as a whole, and we
completely reject the supposed desirability of the foolish, utopian,
irresponsible, amoral, impractical entitlement statism of today’s Democrat
Rights and Entitlements
are no “positive rights” and, hence, there are no “entitlements.”
Technically, the state or government does not owe anybody, anything,
simply because they are an American citizen.
FDR and today’s Democrat Party are utterly, totally and completely
wrong on this. “Positive rights” are utopian, irrational and undesirable,
and virtually self-evidently so. The state cannot guarantee everybody a good
job, house, education, recreation, etc., and it is not obligated to, but without
question the government should enact laws and policies that promote these
ends and social goods. However,
attempting to provide everything for everybody “equally” is called
“social justice,” but in truth it is no Justice at all!
Egalitarianism or equality of outcomes enforced by the state is the
height of injustice! FDR, Barack
Obama in his Second Inaugural Address, and the entire Democrat Party are just
wrong on this, and it is absurd, it is Kafkaesque, not Lincolnesque, to suggest
an egalitarian ideal was the vision of Thomas Jefferson or even of Martin Luther
King as Obama and today’s Democrat Party do.
civil rights of Martin Luther King dealing with desegregation dealt with the
Liberty and Justice for all of Thomas Jefferson, where one is judged by “the
content of one’s character” and not by “the color of one’s skin.”
This American ideal is known as “equality of opportunity” and not
“equality of outcomes.” “Equality of outcomes” is a faulty and
undesirable egalitarianism. It is the opposite of what King and Jefferson
advocated, but tragically this faulty view of civil rights as “equality of
outcomes” has completely taken over today’s Democrat Party, but we
Republicans in the tradition of Lincoln stand proudly and unwaveringly with
Jefferson and King and, yet again, for Liberty and Justice for all, and against
today’s truly misguided Democrat Party on civil rights.
conservative Republicans seeking the Just rule of law, we hold that amnesty for
illegal immigrants or a so-called “pathway to citizenship” is clearly not in
the best interest of the nation as a whole, and it rewards lawbreaking, and
citizenship is most certainly not a human right or a civil right as
today’s Democrat Party holds. Today’s Democrat Party is simply, completely,
180-degrees wrong on this. Citizenship as a human or civil right or positive
right simply for standing on the soil of a nation is a ridiculously absurd
notion, and though blanket citizenship for illegals might be a very
compassionate thing to do (as some argue), compassion alone, as such, is simply
not a standard to use for Wise and Just legislation for the good of the nation
as a whole. Others hold amnesty will be good for big business. This idea is very
questionable, but, regardless, on this point we conservative Republicans, as the
Party of Lincoln, hold good for big business or even good for big labor for that
matter (as with any other special interest group) is also not a standard to use
for Wise and Just legislation for the good of the nation as a whole.
some well-meaning Christians pull various Bible passages out of context and try
to use them as justifications for amnesty in a completely inappropriate manner.
Biblical concepts of Justice and Righteousness support the conservative
notion of passing legislation for the general well-being of the nation, and
indeed the Bible along with classical philosophy is the very source of the
concept of Justice espoused by the American Constitution and by today’s
conservative Republicans, and this classical and Biblical concept of Justice
most definitely does not support a general amnesty. Interest group politics
whether of big business, big labor, ethnic groups or otherwise is a humanistic
form of government that inherently works against the Common Good and against one
nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all, and anything
that contributes to interest-group, ethnic or other balkanization of a nation is
generally not desirable.
Security is incorrectly and falsely labeled an “entitlement.”
Social Security is a mandatory retirement and insurance plan.
Its money belongs to those who paid into it, and that money is in the
Social Security Trust Funds. Unfortunately,
the career politicians of both Parties have spent the Social Security Trust Fund
money of the American people on their special-interest, little-and-big pet
projects. This is virtually
criminal, and presumably one would go to jail for doing such a thing in the
private sector. Shakespeare said
when we take control the first thing we do is “kill all the lawyers”!
this case, one is tempted to say the first thing we do is “put all of the
professional politicians in jail” for this, in essence, moral crime dealing
with the Social Security Trust Funds, but such a thing, of course, is not
possible, desirable or realistic, but voting all professional politicians
of both Parties out of office is completely possible, desirable and
realistic. Rare will be the American
citizen for whom this squandering of the Social Security Trust Fund money is not
an outrage when the facts become known? This is by far the greatest financial
scandal in the history of the nation, and it is only opposed by Tea Party
and other conservative Republican groups.
Global warming is scientifically established and as caused by carbon dioxide,
specifically, we hold that the theory should not be taught in the schools as
scientific fact, and the theory should not be used to influence or inform public
policy or law as currently done by today’s Democrat Party. While we
conservative Republicans support a clean environment and love the remarkable and
natural beauty of God’s creation, we reject the unrealistic, undesirable and
utopian back-to-nature movement of the Left and of radical environmentalists.
political Parties of today’s professional politicians hold that “deficits
don’t matter” and a sound dollar is not necessary for a strong America.
This is utterly ridiculous, and, further, without question the Federal
Reserve needs Congressional oversight, which is, of course, strongly opposed by
Democrats and crony-capitalist Republicans. We Republicans strongly disagree. We
conservative Republicans stand for fiscally-responsible statesmanship and for
establishing Justice for the well-being of the nation as a whole.
Core needs to be thoroughly vetted. Tragically,
the Democrat Party has not even un-thoroughly vetted it!
Yet again, today’s Democrat Party is almost completely wrong, but at
least today’s Democrat Party is consistent!
Consistently, completely wrong! And,
yet again, only conservative Republicans are working for meaningful education
reform to give our children a decent education and the taxpayers their money’s
worth, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to seeing these goals
accomplished. Education should be based on traditional values and concepts of
learning and on a common American vision of Liberty and Justice for all as
stated in the Constitution and founding documents and not upon moral relativism
nor upon divisive and radical concepts of multiculturalism and diversity.
as advocated by the Left today is highly destructive to the nation, and our
nation’s motto is E Pluribus Unum or, that is to say, “One Out of Many,”
and it is not the multicultural opposite of “Many Out of One.” The Democrat
Party is completely wrong on this radical multiculturalism, and we Republicans
believe in excellence in education for all children and not a supposed education
ideal of “No Child Left Behind,” which openly strives for a truly
undesirable, egalitarian equality of outcomes in education.
Constitutional Republicans, we believe in the separation of church and state as
defined and intended by the Constitutional framers, and we reject entirely the
radical secularists’ and humanists’ living Constitution views on this matter
as asserted by Liberals and the Democrat Party.
And if today’s Democrat Party wishes to practice a faulty Christian
Liberalism of the Social Gospel, social justice, liberation theology, and
similar things, it is best left in the church because such religious confusions
tend to generate equally faulty theories of the state and of the economy as
well, and such religious confusions are often the cause of today’s misguided
and irrational theories of positive rights and the entitlement state, say
today’s Democrats themselves, such as Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.
By contrast FDR’s original justification for his utopian, undesirable
and un-Just positive-rights entitlement state was purely secular.
FDR at least had the good graces not, shamelessly, to invoke “Jesus”
as the supposed justification for his self-serving, misguided Leftist policies
of economic or egalitarian “equality” in the name of a supposed Christian
“collective (economic) salvation,” of all things.
with more wealth and income will inevitably pay more in taxes, and this is,
indeed, only “fair.” However, we
Republicans reject entirely the entitlement state notion of “fair share” as
being yet another formulation of “from each according to his ability, to each
according to his needs.” This
classic Marxist concept is a terrible, unworkable economic model, and it
reflects, yet again, a faulty, collectivist, egalitarian statism.
was obviously ill conceived and disastrously executed, and it should be replaced
by an efficient, cost-effective new system that is market driven and
customer-patient oriented. In fact, Obamacare would probably be better labeled
Democrat-Party-Care since it is their brainchild, and it appears to incorporate
the worst aspects of private and public healthcare into one very costly and
inefficient system, but it is simply unfair to blame what is widely held to be a
big mess on one man, and responsibility for Obamacare and its unprecedented
contemptuous dishonesties to the American people should be placed, for better or
worse, on the Democrat Party as a whole.
markets, individual responsibility and good citizenship
Republicans believe that we should seek market solutions to economic and social
problems wherever possible because free and open competition is generally the
best way to ensure quality as well as create the wealth of the nation while at
the same time containing costs, prices, and unfair or windfall profits. Contrary
to the opinion of Barack Obama and today’s Democrat Party, free markets,
especially for a moral and religious people, have generally “worked” for the
good of the society, and worked well, except when left completely to their own
devices or to the intrigues of unscrupulous men, which can cause them to be
subject to extreme boom and bust cycles as we saw in 1929 and 2008.
Democrat Party and Barack Obama in his famous Kansas speech are simply wrong on
this matter with their anti-free market, redistribution models as the basis for
a truly prosperous or growing economy,
where each person can freely pursue his or her own happiness in the fullest
sense of the word. The
entitlement state, which openly attempts to have an equality of outcomes, is a
statist, redistribution-based economy which does not produce the wealth of a
nation, and it undermines human dignity and true personal fulfillment as well as
individual responsibility and good citizenship.
ownership is a general ideal, but it is not necessarily attainable or desirable
for all people. Having said this,
the Western ideal for society for millennia has been we each can sit with our
own families under our own vine and fig tree in peace and security.
Republicans totally reject the Democrat Party’s competing “Julia model,”
where the government takes care of “Julia” from birth to death, while she
contributes virtually nothing worthwhile to the larger society, which is working
full time to support her and the massive state needed to take care of her along
with her children. Truth be told,
this is all a bad deal even for poor Julia, herself, because she never really
gets “a life,” tragically. The entitlement-state Democrat Party should be
ashamed of itself and should apologize to the nation, and to all the
“Julias” of this world.
takes a family, not a village
we exist in local communities which we are a part of, and they are where we live
and interact and raise our families and have meaningful and fulfilling lives
with their various activities and seasons of life from youth to old age. This
is ideally a harmonious interaction of individuals, families, businesses,
schools, churches, community groups, and so forth.
But it does not take a village, the federal government or the United
Nations to raise a child. Republicans
in the tradition of Washington, Jefferson, and the American founders utterly,
totally and completely reject this current, collectivist, Democrat Party goal
by its very existence government does not inherently owe anybody, anything, let
alone everything as asserted by the humanistic concepts of positive rights,
entitlement, and social justice of today’s Democrat Party and as the very
point of the Democrat Party’s existence, indeed, as its very reason for being.
The government cannot force private business to hire people.
is an utterly ridiculous notion that is a central tenet of FDR’s Democrat
Party. Further, the government does not owe everyone nor anyone a job, and
certainly not at a wage of the employed’s choosing. However, government has
the right to hire people as deemed by law and to pay those so employed as also
deemed by law, today’s Democrat Party notwithstanding, and all government
programs, agencies and departments should be systematically reviewed by
legislative oversight to determine effectiveness and necessity.
Laws and Litigious Society
as a nation, need to move as much as possible to clear, understandable laws as
well as to a clearer, simpler, and more efficient, effective, and understandable
tax code and to the creation of clear, understandable private contracts to
protect the ordinary citizen from exploitation and to promote free and open
competition, and we need to restore reasonable concepts of liability.
conservative Republicans have expressed concerns on these matters and such
reforms are generally opposed by both Democrats
and crony-capitalist Establishment Republicans alike, yet again, as these two
groups are firmly entrenched on the highly undesirable and unreasonable ground
of the far Left and the far Right in today’s national government! Oh, the
tragedy of it all in Washington DC!
marriage, abortion, and the death penalty
the moral and social standards of the last 4000 years in Western civilization,
the idea that marriage is not between a man and woman is preposterous, if not
just flatly silly, and we reject the idea entirely that marriage is not between
a man and a woman. And we hold that all people, born and unborn, have a right to
life, and the death penalty is appropriate in certain cases.
The Democrat Party is usually tragically, totally, and completely wrong
on all of these issues.
Reagan Lincoln Republicans hold to an understanding of the Constitution as
envisioned and intended by the American founders, and we utterly, totally and
completely reject the so-called “living Constitution” notion of the Democrat
Party as utterly, totally and completely ridiculous and even absurd, no less,
and we hold no judge is fit to sit on the bench who holds such “living
Sovereignty and National Security
believe in having a strong and prepared military for national security and
defense. We Republicans assert the rights of American sovereignty and, indeed,
the rights under God of all sovereign nations. We reject globalist and humanist
strategies to bring the nations of the world under United Nations control and to
redistribute the wealth and resources of the world’s nations as espoused by
the social justice theories of today’s Democrat Party and by various United
Nations programs and as espoused by Barack Obama in his famous Berlin speech.
we believe in traditional concepts of national citizenship and that no one is in
any meaningful sense a “citizen of the world” unless we have a sovereign,
overarching one-world government, which is something we Republicans also firmly
reject. Rather, we support sovereign
nations of the world harmoniously interacting with each other in peace and
prosperity to whatever extent that can be made a reality.
three Concepts of Justice
and the world today, more generally, must decide between three competing
concepts of government and “Justice.”
Some think imposing the “Justice” of Sharia Law in America will solve all
our problems and that Sharia Law is basically the vision of Jefferson and the
American Founders. This latter point was expressed by the leader of today’s
Democrat Party, Barack Obama, in his famous Cairo speech, and it is, indeed, a
ludicrous view and pure historical revisionism, and we Republicans firmly reject
this identification of the American founding with Sharia Law, and, in truth,
Sharia Law is clearly not a desirable or realistic option for America today.
“Social Justice” holds that the purpose of the state is to implement
positive rights and entitlements, and, hence, the state’s primary purpose and
the primary purpose of economic activity as well as the primary purpose of each
individual’s life is supposedly to redistribute wealth in an altruistic or
self-sacrificing manner in order to achieve, ideally, an egalitarian or, that
is, exact “equality” (“classless”) society, but this is not a general or
desirable model for the state or the economy or, for that matter, for the
individual’s life. “Social Justice” models are usually based on faulty and
un-Biblical notions of Christian Liberalism, the Social Gospel or Liberation
“Social Justice” models of today’s Democrat Party are clearly a bad idea
for the nation, and they have no sound Biblical basis, and we conservative
Republicans firmly reject such notions as the basis for the nation or the
economy. And, further, such models reflect, yet again, the faulty two paths
theory of today’s Democrat Party, in this case in terms of selfishness versus
altruism as supposedly life’s only two choices, when in fact the desirable
path for the economy, the society and the individual is a middle path of
cooperative interaction and moral or mutual self-interest.
Classical or Biblical Justice is passing laws (in Wisdom) that promote the
harmonious interaction of all citizens
in order to secure the blessings of Liberty for the nation as a whole, while at
same time giving personal fulfillment to all individuals, potentially, as each
person pursues his or her own mutual or moral interest in cooperative economic
and other activity.
or Biblical Justice was the goal of the American founders, and it is the very
purpose of the American Constitution, and we Reagan Lincoln Republicans firmly,
proudly and unwaveringly assert it not only as the founding vision of America
but also as obviously in the best interests of the nation and of the people of
America today, Democrats and crony-capitalist Republicans notwithstanding.
at a Crossroads, we face three options:
The first option is the radically Leftist “Social Justice” agenda of Obama
and today’s Democrat Party based on supposed positive rights (where virtually
everything is, potentially, to be supplied by the state, “equally”), but
this is an agenda that is fiscally irresponsible as well as being divisive,
utopian, unworkable, impractical, unjust, amoral and irrational.
This is sometimes derisively called The Nanny State where we are all to
be “equally” nurtured and provided for as if children from birth to death by
a Leviathan state. We all are, in essence, to work for the State, which supposedly
has the right to the fruits of everyone’s labors in order to redistribute them
equally. Again, “Social Justice” is the height of injustice; indeed,
“Social Justice” is the opposite of true Justice where each has the right to
the fruit of his own labor.
The second option is the view of some Establishment Republicans, and it is only
slightly less fiscally irresponsible, and it holds to a steady-as-she-goes,
slower-growth continuation of the increasingly dysfunctional Leviathan Beast of
Liberal entitlement statism.
Finally, the third option is our view as Reagan Lincoln Republicans, and it
asserts a reconstruction of entitlement statism for a more workable and
effective national government based on a return to traditional American values
and to the original vision of the founders as so beautifully and wonderfully
expressed in the Preamble to the Constitution:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
defense, 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.”
with Liberty and Justice for all versus Liberalism and “Social
the Preamble to the Constitution seems to allow a good bit more latitude in
legislation than some conservative Constitutional purists hold today. Therefore,
today’s Democrat Party is not completely wrong on everything. However,
on the larger point of Good government this is something of an irrelevant point
because even without the Preamble common sense tells you that the Democrat Party
is almost 180-degrees wrong on virtually every major issue of our time.
Hence, the Democrat Party is leading our nation in the wrong direction into an
ever-increasing, impractical, utopian, amoral, irrational, and unjust
entitlement-statism based on “Social Justice.” Thus, the Democrat Party is
truly on the wrong side of history in doing Good governance and God’s will for
Good government in the story of mankind on earth.
Ronald Reagan’s spiritual
vision: A Shining City on a Hill
will for good government of a nation is “A Shining City on a Hill,” as
Ronald Reagan was famous for saying, quoting John Winthrop, one of America’s
founding Puritan pilgrims. Ronald Reagan held this Biblical notion of A Shining
City on a Hill was a spiritual reality of Good versus the spiritual reality of
the tyranny of Evil with its various forms of Statism.
entitlement statism with its faulty “Social Justice” is in fact a false,
counterfeit Shining City because the Liberal entitlement statism of today’s
Democrat Party does not produce a nation with true Liberty and true Justice for
Christian, Puritan Winthrop wanted to see God’s will done for government where
God’s “Kingdom come,” where God’s “will be done on earth as it is in
heaven.” This is, indeed, the true source of American exceptionalism and why
Lincoln called America “the world’s last, best hope.” America is to be one
nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all, thus, as a
spiritual reality, A Shining City on a Hill. This was meant as a literal,
Biblical, spiritual Kingdom of God reality come on earth, sometimes also called
the City of God or the New Jerusalem.
at a Crossroads:
and Justice for all or Statism
America stands at a crossroads today. Do we pursue the vision of Reagan,
Lincoln, and the American founders of A Shining City on a
Hill, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all, or do we pursue
the false, counterfeit Shining City vision of Obama, the Left, and today’s
Democrat Party based on “Entitlement Statism,” “Social Justice,”
“Egalitarianism,” “Liberation Theology,” and “Liberalism,” all of
which are amoral, unjust, impractical or utopian, and irrational?
is an easy call for most ordinary Americans, but not an easy call for today’s
Liberals. Why? The foolishness of
Liberalism is said to be like catching a contagious disease. And once one gets
this disease of Liberalism, one tends to lose almost all common sense dealing
with life, God, good, morality, the economy, and government. For the Liberal,
often the only good is supposedly compassion, and the only evil is cruelty.
that Liberal view is foolishness to common sense and also foolishness to
desirable, Good, Wise and Just legislation, which is the very purpose of the
legislator doing God’s will for government, for A Shining City on a Hill, in a
nation living in peace and harmony with Liberty and Justice for all, built, as
Reagan said, on the solid Rock of God’s Truth or, as the American founders
said, built on “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” So, no less than
the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, we as Reagan Lincoln
Republicans pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to this noble
end of the will of God come on earth for Good, Wise and Just government as in
the vision of the American founders, so help us, God.
is a term of Liberation Theology that has nothing to do with Christian
salvation. It means “group
(economic or political) deliverance.” It
is, in essence, a non-violent dictatorship of the proletariat or other supposed
oppressed groups for wealth redistribution to make us all equal, which is known
as egalitarianism. (Please note:
Christian salvation, as such, has to do with individual new spiritual Life in
Christ, and it has nothing to do with setting up a dictatorship of the
proletariat, the poor, the marginalized, the excluded, etc.)
Collectivism as the term is
generally used refers to an economic and social system over and against free
enterprise and individual liberty. When the Left says “Common Good” it
usually means collectivism, which is generally the opposite of classical Common
Good of individual Liberty and individual well-being.
Common Good, classically
defined, is the government’s doing what is best for the nation as whole and
not simply doing things to the advantage of a special interest group or
collection of interest groups. Common Good, classically defined, is generally
the harmonious and free interaction of all the parts of the body politic in a
way that ultimately benefits the nation as a whole, or “the wealth of the
nation,” says Adam Smith, famously.
Crony Capitalism is a false
capitalism that thrives off of corruption and special favors from government.
Egalitarianism is the view
that “Justice” is supposedly being done when all have been made exactly
“equal” by the government in all areas of life and the economy.
Egalitarianism is the “equality” (or sometimes called
“classless”) society of “Marxism” in the broader or generic sense of the
Entitlement is what one is
supposedly “entitled” to be given by the state, as a supposed “human
right.” (This idea is irrational
and utopian, and it has no historical basis.)
The Gospel is Jesus died on the
Cross for our sins in order to give us new spiritual Life in Him by faith and by
repenting or turning to follow Him (compare with Social Gospel).
Higher Moral Law or the Laws
of Nature and of Nature’s God, as the American founders would say, is simply
that there is a real Right and Wrong in the Nature of things that is above the
positive, legislated laws of the state, so that, the state can in fact make good
and bad laws.
Justice (classically and
Biblically defined) is getting one’s appropriate due, or treating equals
equally, or, more generally, it is the harmonious interaction of the all parts
of the body for the (appropriate) well-being of all in peace and prosperity.
Leviathan is the massive,
all-powerful Beast state that is in the Bible to be slain by the good guys in
the last days.
is generally a form of non-violent Marxism, whose ends is to achieve the exactly
“equal” society and the dictatorship of the proletariat as the supposed
point of Jesus and the New Testament. (This is utterly ridiculous.)
defined, is either free from foreign dominance or the freedom to do as one
wishes under the Just rule of law, and it is opposed to “license,” which is
a false Liberty unrestrained by the Just rule of law.
Marxism, technically, is the
overthrow of a government by violent revolution for the government to seize
ownership of the means of production in order to achieve the exactly “equal”
or egalitarian society. Marxism,
more generally today, refers to any political agenda that seeks to achieve this
“equality” or egalitarian society by whatever means (as Obama and the Pope).
Positive Rights are things
the state can, should, and must provide for people. (This idea violates common
sense and historical notions of God-given rights.)
A Shining City on a Hill
is a Biblical allusion for the nation doing God’s will with Liberty and
Justice for all. (This is, as Reagan understood, a Kingdom spiritual reality of
the New Jerusalem.)
The Social Gospel is a false
Gospel that substitutes acts of Christian compassion for a salvation message of
new spiritual Life in Christ (compare the Gospel).
Social Justice is the label
put on the activity of the state’s making us all equal, economically and
otherwise. We are all supposedly
“entitled” to an equal share of the nation’s and the world’s wealth, and
getting that equal share is called social or economic justice.
Statism holds that there is
no Higher Moral Law of God, and that the State is a de facto God, and the State
is to be a massive Leviathan to control all aspects of life and the economy.