Today’s Scripture Reading is from Galatians Chapter 6, Verse 7: ”Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Today, our Editor Emeritus Erick Erickson has written a piece for Red State saying that Democrats are voting against Jody Hice, the heir apparent to Paul Broun, in the Georgia 10 runoff against Mike Collins. In it, he says Collins is using a “Mississippi Strategy” to defeat the true conservative Jody Hice. You can catch up on this “true conservative’s” views here and here.
To me, a true conservative isn’t one that is set to create a theocratic nation, but one that understands America was founded by, and our Constitution written by, those who understood that religion forced by the hand of government was not a religion at all, but instead one where “God” was used to manipulate the populace to the wishes of government. We are told in our Bible, after all, that we are to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and render unto God what is God’s. Even Jesus saw the separation.
But what is more concerning is that an attempt to rile up the base and turn out votes for Hice is also an attempt to strip away the legitimacy of a Collins victory, should it happen. Much like their own “Mississippi Strategy”, those that have spent years telling us winning elections doesn’t matter are now telling us that the voters don’t really get to speak if the majority does not provide the result they are looking for.
For this, we get back to our verse about reaping what you sow. I would like to remind the supporters of Dr. Hice exactly how it was that Dr. Broun made his way to Congress. It was during a runoff of a special election. And it was one in which dark blue Athens-Clark County voted 89.49% for Dr. Paul Broun. Paul Broun won the race by 394 votes. He won Clarke County by 4521.
Democrats, my friends, are why Dr. Paul Broun went to Congress.
So if you’re going to say that Thad Cochran shouldn’t be going back to Congress because of Democratic votes, or that Mike Collins shouldn’t be allowed to get votes from people that find Dr. Hice’s views on the Constitution so offensive that it turns them Republican for the day, then you have to first acknowledge that in doing so, you are merely now reaping what has been sowed.