I have met a lot of people over the years in the course of my political activism. However, I have met very few people in the realm of “conservative activism” who really took an interest in me as a person, in how I am doing personally, in how my family is doing, etc.
My worth was measured only by my usefulness. By what I could bring to the table to help advance a political agenda or to assist in someone’s professional goals.
Growing up in a predominantly Democrat Community and home, it was the opposite. A lot of folks took an interest in me personally, but on the other hand, that was also usually under some unhealthy conditions as well.
So called liberals say they care about the social welfare of man, but are too often willing to sacrifice the spiritual welfare of man in order to achieve their goals, even as liberals are far more “religious” than the average conservative.
This had devastating economic consequences because concepts of social welfare that abandon Biblical ethics leads to destruction on all levels of human reality.
On the other hand, Conservatives say they care about the economic welfare of man, but are wiling to ignore the social welfare of man, which also comes at a spiritual cost.
They often don’t understand that social stability is required in order to achieve a strong economy. You simply cannot have one without the other.
So the indifference towards the human being and his or her reality leads to a number of problems which beget social instability and, ultimately, economic collapse.
Standing upon Biblical ethics, regardless of who are we, where we are from, what conditions we were born in, and what obstacles we face, will lead us to where we need to be in upholding the concepts of individual liberty, a strong free market place of ideas, and limited government, for all of these things were decreed by God long before the liberal vs conservative paradigm.
Most of all, it will lead us to where we need to be in our personal relationships with each other as human beings.
If our relationship to God is unhealthy, then so to shall our relationship to one another be. If our relationship to one another is unhealthy, then so to shall our government be unhealthy.
It all starts with a relationship.
Food for thought.