Saturday, August 13, 2011

Memo To Rick Santorum

August 12, 2011

In last night's GOP debate, Senator Rick Santorum wasn't too pleased to hear Congressman Ron Paul argue that a nation with no navy, no air force, and with not enough oil for its own country poses no threat to American security. We should talk and trade with the Iranians, Paul added, not threaten them daily with a nuclear holocaust.

Santorum, the self-proclaimed conservative "Christian," was horrified. Iran's been "at war" with us since 1979 (26 years after the US overthrew its democratically-elected President), and the Strait of Hormuz needs to run red with Persian blood.

Something tells me, however, that the man Santorum openly and publicly claims to worship would find another US preventive war on a country that hasn't invaded someone else in centuries as the opposite of "do unto others."

Contrary to Santorum's in-your-face, militant, government-enforced Christianity, Paul exhibits the quiet Christian humility of a decent, honest statesman. His foreign policy exemplifies Christ's message of "blessed are the peacemakers:" frienship, diplomacy, neutrality, free markets, free trade, and holding up a torch for liberty is the real Christian (and sane) foreign policy.

Santorum, who hasn't met a mass-murdering government program that he hasn't adored and supported, could use a lesson from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 1941 Prayer book:


Humbly and contritely, O Lord of heaven and earth, we come before Thee. In deep dismay we behold the strivings of the Evil One to turn the hearts of our people toward war. O Lord, Thou alone knowest the way of Thy dealing with men. Thou alone canst discern what possible good can arise from slaughter and burning, from the crime and the despair of war. And yet, heavenly Father, we would ask Thee according to Thy good will to avert this disaster. Give skill to the guidance and planning of our government to find another solution of our problem. Take away bitterness and mass hatred out of the hearts or our fellow citizens. Let not men be blinded by wrathful ignorance. Let them weigh all consequences. Grant to Thy people in our land that spirit of love and wisdom that will leaven the mind of our nation and turn it to peace. Give us the Christian courage to oppose all unnecessary bloodshed and wanton destruction of life. Lord, help! Lord, defend! In Jesus' name! Amen.

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