View Full Version : James Dobson just doesn't get it
04-13-2007, 07:29 PM
Some of the arguments in this article are good but the author's views are not necessarily my own and nor do I agree with everything he says 100%
But it does show a frustration with even those who consider themselves conservative Christians with Dobson.
04-14-2007, 03:19 PM
Great article! Thanks for the link.
04-14-2007, 06:47 PM
The author, Chuck Baldwin, denounces Bush as imperialistic and denounces Newt Gingrich for being, among other things, "a long-standing member of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a think-tank of internationalists working toward global government." He denounces both as big-spenders. He also writes:
America is in serious trouble, because our political leaders (from both parties) are continually ignoring and overtly disobeying constitutional government. They treat the Constitution (and their loyalty to it) as a pile of dung. This irresponsibility has brought our nation to the brink of the abyss.
We are almost ready to lose our national identity, our culture, our standard of living, and even our military superiority. Our education system is in the toilet. Our manufacturing jobs have almost vanished, our nation is being systematically merged into a “North American Community,” and James Dobson’s focus seems to be merely that our future president is a man who “openly talks about his faith?”
Judging by the views expressed in this article, Chuck Baldwin apparently belongs to a faction of the American right wing known as "paleo-conservativism." The paleo-conservatives tend to be anti-imperialistic, opposing most of the wars that the U.S. has engaged in overseas, and they oppose "globalization." They tend to favor tariffs and other protectionist trade policies, being very concerned about the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs overseas. They also tend to favor tightened restrictions on immigration.
The term "paleo-conservative" was coined in opposition to "neo-conservative." The neo-conservatives are a group of writers, predominantly Jewish, most of whom converted to their brand of conservativism in the 1970's, having been more left-leaning during the 1960's. Neo-conservatives tend to be very pro-Zionist and generally hawkish. Some frankly favor U.S. "imperialism," the idea that the U.S.A. should have a world empire. They also tend to favor unrestricted multinational free trade and to oppose restrictions on immigration.
Both the paleo-conservatives and the neo-conservatives have tended to be in bed with the religious right wing.
04-16-2007, 04:22 PM
And I am seriously wondering since when did anyone's faith have any blessed thing to do with their qualifications for President? Since when did anyone's Christianity be a stipulation for consideration as President? I don't recall that being in the Constitution or any Supreme Court decision. Or is the theocracy that Dobson hopes to run someday (all in his delusional head right now) the birthplace of this ridiculous notion? Dobson truly does not get it. I am a Christian and I know plenty of non-Christians who have plenty of good qualifications for being president but I wasn't aware that all future presidents had to pass under the nose of James Dobson. What a colossal idiot.
04-16-2007, 06:49 PM
I just now ran into the following satire:
March 15, 2007
James Dobson: 'Fred Thompson Worships Satan'
Wonkette: The D.C. Gossip (http://wonkette.com/politics/james-dobson/james-dobson-fred-thompson-worships-satan-247852.php)
When informed that Thompson was indeed baptized by the Church of Christ, Dobson’s spokesman said that doesn’t matter because even though Thompson is a total right-wing conservative, he doesn’t bounce around jabbering about Jesus all the time, so he’s not a “committed Christian.”
The above article refers to the following news story:
Dobson Offers Insight on 2008 Republican Hopefuls
Focus on Family Founder Snubs Thompson, Praises Gingrich
By Dan Gilgoff
U.S. News & World Report (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070328/28dobson.htm)
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