I Hate Hating the Republican Party

Having paid careful attention to our American political scene only for the past few years, I have become increasing appalled at and disgusted by the Republican Party. When I hear of things such as Doug Lamborn, US Senator from Colorado, calling on US generals to resign in protest against the Obama administration, I am furious that under the guise of patriotism the Republicans are repeatedly guilty of outright sedition, if not treason. If the 47 Senators who wrote to Iran that they should ignore our President in negotiations is not sedition, that’s is only because our laws regarding sedition are inadequate.

Any group of people which hates the President more than they love America has no moral right to be in a position of national leadership. The shame they are piling on themselves is outrageous.

The more I watch the Republicans, the greater my anger at them. I struggle to find words strong enough to express how offensive they are.

And it is an awful thing to feel such anger. I see their amazing lack of personal integrity and find myself sitting in judgment against them. One of the ways in which I find the spirit of judgment twisting my own good sense is that I am unable to grasp how anyone could approve of people like Ted Cruz. His lack of character seems so obvious to me that I keep thinking it must also be obvious to anyone who is paying attention. But the fact is that many sincere people believe the things he says and stands for. I am dumbfounded by that.

Until I can begin to comprehend the appeal of such men, I need to discipline myself to listen more and speak out less. These are hard words to write, in part because I don’t even know to whom to listen. . .

It’s not that I have any doubts about how dangerous and harmful the Republicans have become. It’s just that I live in a glass house and have to be careful with my stones.


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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