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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Comments Which Conservatives Block From Their Blogs For June 18, 2014

The comments below have been blocked from the blogs listed with them either on a comment by comment basis or because I have been blacklisted from the blog. Please read the accompanying links in order to fully understand the comments made.


June 5

To R. Scott Clark and his blogpost defending tribalism. This appeared on the Heidelblog.


Shouldn't we define tribalism prior to attacking/defending it?

In addition, isn't a measure of following Jesus showing love to those outside the tribe since the heathen love their own?

And isn't the NT version of being separate from the world being different  in the way Jesus commands us to be different?

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To Joe Carter and his blogpost criticizing NYC Council for requesting that Walmart not give to charities in NYC. THis appeared in the Acton blog


Perhaps we should also note the negative effects that businesses like Walmart and some fast food businesses have on both our society and economy. Rather than comment, the two links below allow the reader to read for themselves. Please note the source of these articles.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-13/how-mcdonald-s-and-wal-mart-became-welfare-queens.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/

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June 14

To Jonathan Witt and his blogpost, the first in a series of 12, on the cultural case for Capitalism. This appeared in the Acton blog.


To say that the alternatives to Capitalism have been exhausted by the small list of examples here is disingenuous. Even to contrast Capitalism with highly organized economies is to say something about Capitalism that is not bearing true in real life.

But if Capitalism is to merit continued employment by our society and the world, we want to check to see if it is giving us what we want. Marx said the following about the bourgeoisie and this applies to the free market that depends on self-interest to both energize and correct itself:

[the bourgeoisie] has left no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, callous cash payment.

Seeing that the Scriptures talk about the "love of money" being the "root of all kinds of evil." And seeing how our world is being torn asunder by wars for resources, the destruction of the environment, and the exploitation of people, all in order to increase the ROI of the privileged. To the extent that what the Scriptures and Marx said as well the degree to which we are endangering our future and hurting others, wouldn't it be prudent to consider alternatives to Capitalism?

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June 17

To Erick Erickson and his blogpost about the priority that principles should have over profits. This appeared on the redstate.com blog


It isn't just principle over profits. Such a slogan suggests that the principles don't reconsideration. I find some of the conservative principles to be too unbalanced to use in any slogan.










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