Tonight I decided to run for President of the USA.
I initially went to a web page of the Iowa Republicans and registered as follows on a page dedicated to On-Line OR E-leaders with the Republicans: http://www.iowagop.net/
After looking at the candidates in the Republican Presidential arena, I realized that progressive evangelicals were being left out. So, I decided to run and asked for help getting a petition introduced in Iowa. ( I have to live and work in Kuwait due to the ill-run USA economy of the past decade[s], so I would need all the help I can get.
So, as I registered to become a Republican “e-leader” in Iowa, and then wrote up an outline of my platform.KEVIN STODA FOR PRESIDENT OF THE USA “I am running for President of the United States and would like to have my name on a petition for the upcoming caucus in January 2008.” “I am for reducing the overall deficit as soon as possible and for reduction of spending in the areas of the most wasteful government investments.” “We need a progressive economy and we need to support all Americans in qualifying themselves to succeed, gain an even playing field, and compete better than we have done over the recent 5 to 6 decades. I believe my international background and my training in foreign language and social sciences empower me to empower others in this nation of ours.” “I am for constitutional reform. We have not had a constitutional amendment passed in the past 40 years. I don't believe our founding fathers would have expected such lethargy in such a great land that needs to be modern, progressive and nimble—while still enshrining what we do within the frameworks and dreams of our forefathers in the 18th Century.” “I am for making certain that habeas corpus is practiced and should be fully enshrined in our constitution and in our practice of justice.” “I am for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from many Asian countries as soon as possible. Our defense needs to be smaller, more nimble and more focused. We need to feel safer and win the hearts and minds around the world of those we have lost in the recent decades.” “I am for fighting terror but not at the costs expected by the current presidential administration. We do not need to give up basic protections and legal safeguards. In fact, we may need to strengthen such protections.” “I believe our country can change its dependencies on foreign fuels by investing fuller in alternatives, including alternative crops to corn--including sugar can and sugar beets. (We don't want farmers getting tied to only corn as is the case is now. There are enough other crops from rapeseed to potatoes that can help America reduce its dependence on foreign fuels.)” “Wind generation and solar energy are particularly important in Midwestern and coastal states.” “Subsidies in the meantime are needed in the heartland for elderly & poor adversely affected by fuel prices. We need to help them: (1) install fuel and energy saving materials and tools in their homes, and (2) subsidize some of the cost if we can come up with a way to keep fuel sellers from abusing such subsidies. I am an evangelical Christian interested in improving America—not marching to the status quo.” “I am a life-long educator. I am committed to childhood education, education for teenagers, training and education for adults. I am for reducing education costs for both families and students. The costs have been running amok for decade in higher education and I want to see more control of those costs as well as better access to education for poor and unemployed or underemployed adults.” EPILOGUE
Needless to say, just as I got ready to send the e-mail, the IOWA REPUBLICAN “write to Editor” server or link, http://www.myeleader.com/login.asp?guidFundraiser=585C5A&type=F
I hadn’t even got to the point where Evangelical Christians reading the Bible (for example, the book of First Corinthians) can make a great case for impeaching and kicking out President Bush and Vice-President Cheney based on the fact they have broken the COVENANT.
You see part of I Corinthians deals with the sort of disgraces that lead a church to have to kick out its members—until they repent and turn away from their sins and crimes. Right wing conservatives and Evangelicals have to buy into the language: Are we using the right language and quoting the right scripture?
By the way, the concept of a covenant is a biblical term transferred to the founding fathers in writing our constitution for a federal union some 220 years ago.
I posit that if any American can wield the terminology of religion in the right way, maybe we can get Bush and Cheney impeached even by the religious Right.
So, dig into your Bibles you progressives or conservatives—and right away. The Iowa Caucus is just around the corner.
Then return to covenant language and use Biblically sound examples or find a friend to familiarize you and your congressmen with the right ideas & scripture to do so.MEANWHILE
STOP bemoaning religion and study it!