Monday, November 06, 2006

Forth Eorlinglass, and Fear No Darkness!

........................... Rohan prepares to charge.

Conservative Christians, tomorrow is election day. I will not tell you that our national leaders have always served us faithfully. I will not tell you that any candidate or slate of candidates is perfect, or even close. If you wait for that to do your duty then your duty will remain forever undone. Duty. Our duty is not to any political party or mere political leader, but to our families and our homes; to elect the best leaders possible. To resist turning leadership of this state over to those who will not regard the life of the unborn, nor your claims on your own earnings. Those who think you and yours are not capable of running your own lives apart from their wisdom, which is apart from God's wisdom. For those who claim the name of God when it suits their purposes, but then ignore His Word when it comes time to rule. If you would spare your friends and family that, then vote it down.

In addition to the very real failings of those whom we entrusted with power, the enemy has done all they can to convince us that the battle is hopeless. That it is already lost. This they try every two years. After telling us for months that it was over, now they are reporting a late "surge" of conservative voters. This is so they will not be wholly discredited once the results of the contest before us prove much closer than they claimed.

After the battle, we can return to talk about what might be done to set our house in better order next time, but for now, our duty is to show up and vote right and encourage all we know to do the same. This is no hour for faintness of heart. Sound the horn, draw the sword, ride forth into battle. And fear no darkness.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is by far the best (and by that I mean the worst) post yet. Not only does it blindly appeal to Christianity, but it also uses the Lord of the Rings. I am amazed that this post made it past the "I wonder if this idea would be good" stage. It should have stopped at the "this post will make me look incredibly foolish" stage. But alas, it didn't. Don't get me wrong, I'm a conservative Christian, but come on. Just say "get out and vote for your values and what form of actionable government you think is best." I agree with the part about the use of God for political purposes being outlandishly offensive (though I believe it to be equally shared by both parties). VOTERS: Simply vote the way you see best. Many brave men have given their lives so that you can go stand in line with people that often smell bad (humorous break in a serious post) and vote. There are no swords, no horns, no looming dark figure that is poised to politically "Mordor" the nation, no battle, and no reason to hate the enemy. Vote for love of country, not hatred or fear of a party or candidate.

P.S.- I do appreciate the literary accuracy of the post. Well done.

11:01 AM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who post anonymously should not be afforded the privilege of insulting those who post under their real names.

So, buzz off.

11:50 AM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good.

12:04 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize for my lack of blogger ID. My name is Alan Knight. I simply haven't taken the time to register myself. I really don't get the hostility though (other un-named person). I agree with Mark Moore in the sense that we Christians need to get out and vote "the right way" (a little double meaning there), but I think we should approach it as an exercise in democracy, not as if we were in battle with some dark, evil force. I have no problem stamping my name to that. And as I said before, I like the post as far as the story and style is concerned. I'm a LOTR fan, but let's save the analogy for our Sunday School lessons on how to deal with the spiritual battles of life. I imagine that Mr. Moore agrees with me on the basics of voting being a hard-earned right and duty. I simply think that the analogy is misplaced. I'm open to thoughts or rebuttles. Let's not digress into chaotic arguments on the last day. We have to dstick together here (electorally). Thanks...

12:41 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fellow Christians,

Please go vote.

But do not be led astray by the people on this website who are not Christians, but are the faces of the devil.

Fear them for they are leading us astray.

Please do not let them turn our religious beliefs into a political tool.

6:19 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray for Mark Moore. He is surely going to hell for the evil and hatred he has spread.

6:21 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan Knight here again.

I wholeheartedly agree with the above two posters.

The people who lead this website may be fine writers, but they are not well-intentioned. And they do not represent the beliefs of my Christian friends.


I ashamed by their behavior.

6:23 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course you do- they're all three you!

Take your election eve propaganda, and head over to the Arktimes blog.

6:35 PM, November 06, 2006  
Blogger AlanKnight said...

I'm confused. I left this site some hours ago only having made two posts, and now I am credited with several more. I think I have been the victim of identity theft. I have registered so that 6:19, 6:21, and 6:23 (Legion, if you will) will not be able to misrepresent me.

7:35 PM, November 06, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Alan,

You have used a biblical analogy (Legion) to describe an attack on your character by someone posing as you on a blog. You have literally demonized your tormenter. Are you the one who is accusing me of going too far when I use a LOTR analogy to rally the troops?

8:39 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan K.- are you one of those that C.S. Lewis referred to as "men without chests"? Too sophisticated to get yourself wrapped up in emotions about good v. evil? We are made for such times and such emotions.

9:00 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not tell you that our national leaders have always served us faithfully. I will not tell you that any candidate or slate of candidates is perfect, or even close.

I don't require perfection, just reasonable faithfulness to our Constitution and our Republic. There are hardly any that fit that requirement. In fact, President Bush is one of the worst violators of both, yet he is the one who the Republicans of this state invited twice in the last week to garner extra support. And the Democrats invited in Clinton for the same purpose (need I say more?).

We are overrun with thieves and liars.

5:45 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they invite them or were they put in the awkward position of "the President is showing up in your home area"? I heard in Florida the Governor candidate did NOT show for the Bush appearance, and his opponent is making hay over it AND some Republicans are mad at him.

Once the President announces he is coming to your state, it is hard to say no even if you don't agree with all his policies. At the least, such events earn a lot of media.

6:48 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In fact, President Bush is one of the worst violators of both"

Please explain. I know Bush has his failings but is he really "one of the worst?" If so please explain.

For simplicity, who exactly would you say would be classified as "worse" (if anyone) than Bush (at defending our Constitution and Republic)?

6:53 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For starters, the globalist do-gooder who insists that Christians and Muslims all worship the same god has overseen:

The increasing federalization of education (with Bush pal Ted Kennedy)
The Military Commissions Act (a direct attack against the right of habeas corpus)
The Security and Prosperity Partnership (his unconstitutional and frightenting North American Union)
A criminal neglect of our borders
A near amnesty, led personally by Bush, for millions of illegal aliens.
The largest discretionary spending of any US President in history (makes Clinton look like a miser)
An attempt to turn the operation of 6 major US ports over to the United Arab Emirates
The successful turnover of operations of 9 military facilities (on US soil) over to the Dubai government.
The acquisition by foreign governments of the Indiana Toll Road, the Pocahontas Parkway (in Virginia), the Austin to Sequin toll road (TX), the Ohio turnpike and the Chicago Skyway.
The construction and operation of future NAFTA corridor toll-roads by a Spanish-owned corporation.
The pending first ever foreign ownership of US airline companies (authorized directly by Bush in accordance with the EU open skies negotiations)
Oh, believe me, I could go on...

Worse than Bush: Maybe FDR

"I think the goal is one world government - we have not only the U.N. - we have the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, then we have all the subsidiaries like NAFTA and hemispheric governments, highways coming in."

"I just hope and pray that we can wake up enough people..." -Congressman Ron Paul, R-TX

Are you awake yet?

10:25 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, are you ready for your National (i.e. "federal") i.d. Card- the one you'll need by the year 2008?

They won't seal up the border, they won't ensure tourists and students don't overstay their visas, but they'll make sure the rest of us "trouble makers" are all branded with the federal government's mark. They got to keep us safe, don'cha know...

10:31 AM, November 07, 2006  
Blogger AlanKnight said...

Mark, sorry for the late reply. I used Legion as "many" as opposed to demonic. I apologize. Probably a bad use there. It was meant to be a light hearted jab at his "multiple personalities."

10:38 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Increasing federalization of education?? David Boaz of the CATO Institute called the Bush/Kennedy No Child Left Behind the outright "federalization of public schools" and "the biggest entitlement since LBJ."

10:48 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Mark M said...

Well, they asked. I did not vote for Bush in 04 and I have been against his policies this whole term. He is not on the ballot. I would not sound the charge for him. But I have sounded it for the guys on the ballot this time. And not even for them. For us.

11:41 AM, November 07, 2006  

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