Tuesday, May 8, 2012

On Richard Lugar and Psalm 146

"Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help." Psalm 146:3

"If I were the Devil....the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: 'Our Father, which art in Washington' . . ." Paul Harvey, 1965

"Heaven help us, because Mourdock (*) won't." Political Ad, Republican Primary, U.S. Senate -- Indiana

* Richard Mourdock is the Tea Party challenger to 36-year Republican Incumbent Richard Lugar

It's rare that an example of the misplaced priorities of our political class is this clear.  In the political ad shown above, a frightened elderly lady worries that she'll have to turn to God in the event that changes come to Social Security.  Senator Lugar, the sponsor of the ad, fails to understand that that's EXACTLY THE POINT!!!

In the movie Monumental, Kirk Cameron makes the point that we need leaders with a strong Judeo-Christian foundation; this ad is a textbook example of why.  We're SUPPOSED to put our faith in God NOT Washington D.C. What Senator Lugar fails to understand is that substituting Washington D.C. for God is the reason we're broke in the first place.

If you denigrate prayer and elevate Washington D.C., you don't belong in the United States Senate in the first place.  I'll address this notion of substituting Washington D.C. for God in much more detail soon, but, for now, I just want to point out that the guy who came up with that idea has a hockey team in New Jersey....

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