I have long felt that it is a BIG mistake for the conservatives to attach their religious agenda to their political agenda.
From a religious standpoint, it’s bad religion (not to be confused with Bad Religion). I personally believe that the best way to show people the unconditional love and grace of Jesus Christ is to … well, show them the unconditional love and grace of Jesus Christ yourself. Most people will not accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior just because someone judged them harshly, hit them over the head with the Bible, and told them they were going to burn in hell. Instead of using the government to force social change, we should be living our faith by reaching out to others in our communities with love and compassion.
From a political standpoint, it sets a bad, bad, bad, bad precedent. Once it is established that the government can make laws based on a moral imperative, you end up with this – the “Spiritual Left” and their “Spiritual Covenant with America.”
Rest assured, I will do many more posts on the separate tenets of this nightmare policy, but for now, I will focus on this little gem:
The Social Responsibility Amendment (SRA) to the U.S. Constitution that we propose requires corporations to get a new corporate charter once every ten years which would only be granted to those corporations which could prove to a jury of ordinary citizens that it had a satisfactory history of social responsibility.
Okay, let me get this straight. The “Spiritual Left” wants to put it in our constitution that corporations must adhere to some arbitrary standard of “social responsibility” or they can’t do business?
In other words, they want to write it into the constitution that leftists get to call the shots in order for businesses to be able to continue to exist.
Where do they get the right to exert such a heavy-handed policy? From the same place that the so-called “Religious Right” gets the authority to use legislation to further their social agenda – from God.
This is exactly why I have long thought the GOP needs to stick to the issues of freedom – free-market, lower taxes, less intrusive government – because if everyone agrees that it is okay to make government more intrusive as long as it is attached to some sort of moral imperative handed down by a higher power, we are going to end up with liberals controlling every aspect of our country’s political and economic landscape in the name of their “progressive” spiritual mission.