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Thursday, April 22, 2010

DeMint Nails It


U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), (who incidentally has a 99% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, a full nine percentage points higher than his fellow senator from the Palmetto State, Lindsey Graham) absolutely nailed it recently in this interview by CBN. I make no apologies about being a small government conservative in my political leanings. I believe that it offers the best hope for a society outside of libertarianism. When asked about the Tea Party movement within the United states, a faction of voters from both parties along with independents who are fed up with Big Government, Senator DeMint had this to say...

"David Brody: “Are you concerned at all that some of the social conservative issues, abortion and same sex marriage, some of these other issues because they are taking somewhat of a back seat right now at least to the fiscal issues that there are some inherent problems for social conservatives in something like that?”

Senator Jim DeMint: “No actually just the opposite because I really think a lot of the motivation behind these Tea Party crowds is a spiritual component. I think it’s very akin to the Great Awakening before the American Revolution. A lot of our founders believed the American Revolution was won before we ever got into a fight with the British. It was a spiritual renewal.”

Senator Jim DeMint: “I’m ‘praying for you” comes up more than anything else in these crowds so I know there’s a spiritual component out there.”

Senator Jim DeMint: “I think as this thing (the Tea Party movement) continues to roll you’re going to see a parallel spiritual revival that goes along with it.”

David Brody: “Just so I understand, when you say spiritual revival how are you terming that? What do you mean specifically as in “spiritual revival?”

Senator Jim DeMint: "Well, I think people are seeing this massive government growing and they’re realizing that it’s the government that’s hurting us and I think they’re turning back to God in effect is our salvation and government is not our salvation and in fact more and more people see government as the problem and so I think some have been drawn in over the years to a dependency relationship with government and as the Bible says you can’t have two masters and I think as people pull back from that they look more to God. It’s no coincidence that socialist Europe is post-Christian because the bigger the government gets the smaller God gets and vice-versa. The bigger God gets the smaller people want their government because they’re yearning for freedom."


Yes senator, the bigger a government becomes, the less freedom the people who live under it can count on having. I can cite the 58 million people across Eastern Europe and Central Asia who have been released from the curse of grinding poverty since the collapse of the Soviet Union as a primary example. Link

2 comments:

ATVLC said...

A 93 word sentence? Man.

JD Curtis said...

Politicians are a bit long winded, arent they? I was referring to the content of his statement though.