The Littlest Soapbox

August 5, 2010

Angle Points Out Obvious; Liberals Shocked and Appalled

Filed under: News & Politics,Religion — mikecgannon @ 10:39 AM

I’m glad somebody is saying it. Somebody running for office, that is; specifically, Sharron Angle.

In an interview with a Christian radio network, Angle describes her effort to oust Majority Leader Harry Reid as a religious calling in “a war of ideology, it’s a war of thoughts and of faith.”

Reid, President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have pushed “entitlement programs built to make government our God,” says Angle, who has called for privatizing Social Security and Medicare for younger workers.

“What’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment,” Angle told Trunews in the April interview, which is posted on the network’s website.

“We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government,” she said.

Predictably, this is going to cause all manner of wailing and gnashing of teeth on the part of the Left, which is normally a perfectly valid reason for saying ANYTHING, IMHO.

In this case, however, I think it’s important that this be said because a) conservatives need to stop being frightened that liberals will say mean things about us when we speak our minds, and b) the fact that Leftist ideology has sought to replace God with the State for the last 200 years needs to be highlighted in the public discourse at some point. Because not everyone who might care about that fact has the requisite time or inclination to read Hegel, Marx, Sorel, William James, and Woodrow Wilson.

Of course, it may just be that I am an unrepentant Kirkian,

Political problems, at bottom, are religious and moral problems. (The Conservative Mind, p. 8 )

but that’s something with which I’m willing to live.

Oh, and Sharron Angle’s campaign website.

H/T Drudge


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