Why this post? Former Governor Terry McAuliffe has started to worry about losing the gubernatorial election in Virginia. So, he is doing the usual things Liberal Democrats do to cheat and win.
Why the picture above? That has to do with the etymology of the word hypocrisy (etymonline.com).
c. 1200, ipocrisie, “the sin of pretending to virtue or goodness,” from Old French ypocrisie, from Late Latin hypocrisis “hypocrisy,” also “an imitation of a person’s speech and gestures,” from Attic Greek hypokrisis “acting on the stage; pretense,” metaphorically, “hypocrisy,” from hypokrinesthai “play a part, pretend,” also “answer,” from hypo- “under” (see hypo-) + middle voice of krinein “to sift, decide” (from PIE root *krei- “to sieve,” thus “discriminate, distinguish”). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from “separate gradually” to “answer” to “answer a fellow actor on stage” to “play a part.” The h- was restored in English 16c.
Hypocrisy is the art of affecting qualities for the purpose of pretending to an undeserved virtue. Because individuals and institutions and societies most often live down to the suspicions about them, hypocrisy and its accompanying equivocations underpin the conduct of life. Imagine how frightful truth unvarnished would be. [Benjamin F. Martin, “France in 1938,” 2005hypocrisy (etymonline.com)
Hypocrisy involves pretending to have virtues we don’t have. The requirement to pretend explains why the term comes from the ancient Greek theater. The actors would wear masks to pretend they were someone they were not.
Okay! Now we are ready to get to the point. Watch this short little video.
Politics, apparently, also involves pretending.
Politics is show business for ugly people. — (author uncertain)Who says Washington is “Hollywood for ugly people”?: We trace a cliche back to its origins (voices.washingtonpost.com) and Entry from December 14, 2009 “Politics is show business for ugly people” (barrypopik.com)
Are you the pastor of a Conservative Christian church, black, white, red, yellow, or purple with pink polka dots? Do you remember that that tax exemption you have requires that your church to avoid partisanship? Churches, according to IRS rules, cannot be partisan and remain tax-exempt organizations. They cannot endorse political candidates.
Well, we have two systems of justice. The rules only apply to Conservatives, Republicans, and the like. The rules don’t apply to Liberal Democrats. Don’t we know Liberal Democrats will not be punished?
There is an old adage we all need to remember.
The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing — (author uncertain)The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing (quoteinvestigator.com)
What should good men do? Well, if you are the pastor of a church and you believe in impartial justice, then please urge the members of your congregation to vote. You don’t have tell your members who to vote for, but you can most certainly remind them they they have the obligation to vote, and that obligation is Biblical.
Contemplate Romans 13:1-7 (biblegateway.com). Then consider the following question.
Now, as a conservative Christian, I also believe in “conforming fully to the Scriptures,” but doesn’t Paul’s epistle to the Romans beg the obvious question: What is the definition of “governing authorities” to whom we are to submit?
Surely the answer matters, doesn’t it? I mean, not all governments are the same. The “authorities” of the Roman Empire were clearly different than those of modern-day countries such as Jordan, Syria, or even the United Kingdom. And if various “governments” have varied definitions, then we ought to first ask the question, “who is the ultimate governing authority in America?” before we preach submission to that government?
Bill Federer, author of “Who Is the King in America,” provides the answer to this question. After voluminous research, his conclusion is straightforward: The definition of American government is quite clear. “We the People” are the ultimate governing authority of our nation. In the United States, the People are the king.No, Romans 13 does not say Americans must submit to Biden (washingtontimes.com)
We Americans know how to run a constitutional republic, but we risk losing control of our republic. What is worst is that we risk losing the moral integrity and the skills required to govern ourselves. For the sake of each other and for the sake of our children, we must do whatever God would have us do to keep our constitutional republic.
We can put up with people who don’t look so good running our country, but people whose ugliness extends to the heart will destroy us.
Vote! Vote for the sake of the people you love.
- McAuliffe fights to engage politically exhausted Democrats in close of Virginia campaign (cnn.com): See the end of this article.
- ‘Souls to the polls’: Virginia churches to air pro-McAuliffe ads featuring Kamala Harris (washingtonexaminer.com)
- Kamala Harris Records Cringe Campaign Video for Terry McAuliffe That Will Air at 300 Virginia Churches (legalinsurrection.com)
- Kamala Harris Records Video to Be Played at Over 300 Black Churches Calling on Worshippers to Vote for Democrat Virginia Governor Candidate Terry McAuliffe (thegatewaypundit.com)