Letter to the WCP Editor – 10.05.10
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 10:20 am
To the Editor,
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, I received a book in the mail from Roy Herron, candidate for Congress. The book’s title is “God and Politics” and in the text of the book, Mr. Herron attempts to make a case for Christians to be involved in politics.
This very point, I have believed for many years, God has given man three great institutions – the family, the church and human government.
It is my belief that Christians should be involved in all three; however, I do not agree with the stance that Mr. Herron takes, suggesting that the Word of God is addressed to human government and politics.
The Bible is addressed to individuals and the church. An in-depth study of the Bible will show exactly what our founding fathers saw – that a limited, constitutional government with more individual freedom and responsibility was the best form of government.
We were founded upon Christian principles, as a republic, not a democracy. Our country has grown and prospered economically by employing Biblical capitalism, but we have seen in recent years, especially under the current administration of Pres. Obama, a move away from our roots of socialism.
To demonstrate the difference in Biblical capitalism and socialism, consider this example:
Under Biblical capitalism you have two cows. You take care of them and sell the extra milk.
Under socialism you have two cows. The government takes them and puts them into a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as they think you need.
Roy seems to believe that more government is what we need. I believe we need less government, not more.
As our government has grown, we are nearing having more people working for the government that is working in the private sector.
The bigger government gets, the more it takes over, such as the recent takeovers in the financial institutions, the automobile industry and finally, our health care. In the book that I received on Page 16, Roy seems to be bemoaning the fact that political races can get dirty and ugly.
Here is the quote from Page 16, “The ugliest campaign attacks I’ve endured came when a fellow Christian ran against me. His party’s political operatives and some supporters spent many resources not promoting him, but attacking my values and character and this was a campaign between fellow believers.”
The very next day after receiving and reading the book, I saw an attack ad by the Herron campaign upon Stephen Fincher and questioned his character and honesty. Seems a bit hypocritical, doesn’t it?
I have no problem with candidates showing us the voting records of their opponent and pointing out the differences in their stands on the issues but personal attacks turn me off. By the way, factcheck.com has already debunked the Herron campaign’s attack ad. Hopefully, Mr. Herron will rise above the current ad and tell us what he will do for our congressional district if he wins.
I know Stephen Fincher personally and have talked with him many times and he is an honest, hardworking, humble individual who has the values that have made our country great.
Who is Stephen Fincher? I believe he is our next congressman. The current make-up of the house of representatives shows over one-third of the members are lawyers. The U.S. Senate has more than one-half of its members being lawyers.
I’m glad to have the privilege of voting for someone besides a lawyer. Stephen Fincher is a farmer; he really is one of us.