Economics 101 in Christian Nationalism is not in the sphere of conversation for most individuals who call themselves Christians. How can a Christian think about or react to the nuances of economics? Well, in the 20th and now the 21st centuries, it has been what the experts from major institutions or think tanks have to say?
Constitution Economics Chair
A number of years ago I was the Chairperson of the Constitutional Economics group in a small think tank. My challenge was to look at U. S. economics from a foundational and Constitutional perspective. This required more than understanding the historical theories of 18th Century economics. This required looking at the personal lives of the various Founders from the pre-revolution period through the ratification of the Constitution and into the first fifty years of the Constitution being in effect.
The intent of this Constitutional Economics group was to compare modern economic policy to that which demanded the Constitutional Convention from the Annapolis Convention of 1786. With the development of a new nation, the mechanisms of commerce were critical not only at the States inter-relational needs but also from a local to international inter-relational needs.
One consideration that was already a failure at the inception of our new nation is what I missed at as a member of that think tank: What was a Biblical view of economics? Although there was much pulpit peaching and discussions considering the question of ‘what was Liberty?’ – very little has been paid attention to the moral questions surrounding economics and business in general.Continue reading →
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This program not only covers the Cacophony of Confusion and chaos across the general Citizenry in the nation but also a quick dive into the states, again Ohio for instance, and within American Christendom. Many pundits are making a lot of noise and quite frankly, a lot of money, barking and howling their version of National Restoration.
Finding national restoration has historical roots. None of the canines of the media, whether sheep dog or mongrels, are looking to what is the roots of national restoration. No, they whimper, growl, howl and bark; with some sadly being eaten by flies with their heads in boxes with no real answers to restoring the nation.
In the first segment of the program I present some of that cacophony of confusion. Let me begin with asking these Questions:
Is the Brandon chant really acceptable?
A tad more on the logistics issue. Will farmers be able to farm next year with no fertilizer?
And, depending on time in this segment, a bit more on other state Constitutions.
See the references below for the appropriate links.
Melanie Phillips was at Parkside church this past Monday, 4-30. Forgive me in advance if I don’t pronounce her first name properly. He presentation on Culture and the issues of the day was exceptional. I confess that other than being minus the ultimate resolution of the Gospel for these times, her presentation reminded me of reading Abraham Kuyper or hearing Dr. Francis Schaeffer. Yup, There is Nothing New Under the Sun. See the link to her presentation in the resources section.
The question continues regarding Founders Original Intent for governance and how does it apply to our up coming Primary Elections on May 8? The culture issues that Ms. Phillips speaks in Great Britain are taking on steam in the US. We must resist and fight the evils with Truth, History and yes – Full Biblical Reformation teaching within and outside the churches.
I finish up today with the Articles I and II of the ‘The Article of Confederation’ and some points from Melancton Smith regarding the Senate.
With that, As always, remember: The Founders wanted us to gain knowledge and get involved! Being a Citizen is an Active involvement in our political life! Let’s get our feet on the street for this time is critical!
We are seeing that the technology giants are now acting according to their ideologies and religious beliefs. We hear these tech giants and the likes of Nancy Pelosi’s ilk attempt to define patriotism when in fact the Founders would not recognize their claims. I open again this week from that book “They Preached Liberty” talking about real Patriotism
Additionally for us to really understand our Foundational Truths we must once again come to the knowledge and understanding of the very essence of sovereignty. What is happening in education, government and society in general is that we have lost that perspective. I will discuss the order of what is sovereignty in a very concrete manner referencing Abraham Kuyper from his lectures at Princeton in 1898. It was then that Princeton University conferred the Doctorate of Laws upon him.
When did you have that first conversation about work ethics that dove into the plight of the common worker and those terrible rich business owners? Mine was as a young lad sitting on the periphery as my father, his two brothers and a couple of friends sat around playing poker. It was in the early 60’s when the height of the labor vs. management was raging through much of the industries and trades in the United States. The conversations at the card table could become pretty heated since there was an uneven split between the players of corporate/management types (two) and labor/union types (three).
My dad and his oldest brother were of the latter category while the younger brother of the former. Things could get heated as they evaluated the political as well as the monetary discrepancies of rich compared to the middle class. The poor were never a consideration in the conversations, ah, sometimes arguments. I always listened intently because I saw that on the one hand, emotionalism sustained the argument of the majority over the other hand, rational-factual retorts of the minority players at the table. What was the real basis of what was happening and when did the deeper conversation about this with Dad play out? Continue reading →
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