The Only Thing Missing From Ron Paul's Speech Is Christ

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   11/9/2011

Last Saturday, Nov. 5th, Presidential candidate Ron Paul came to St. Cloud MN.

His speech was as powerful as always.  Ron Paul has been a leader for our nation much of his life and it’s hard not to respect him for the many issues he stands for.

But I have to say that something is missing from his speeches that was hard to put a finger on.

Ron Paul is known for his strong support of libertarianism.  The heart of libertarianism is to get government out of the way of the people, which would result in a massive reduction of government. Everything from the military to the IRS to the Federal Housing Department to the Federal Educational Department could be reduced or eliminated.  

As a conservative, the evidence is undeniable that the government has become a bloated system that is bankrupting the nation.

The question I have is what would replace our bloated government?

The reason governments grow is because people don’t want to be honest, fair and kind to each other anymore, and so they vote to hire the government to do these things for them.  But that never works.

Society hangs on the Words of Jesus

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  - Matthew22:36-40

No government can replace these commandments. And if we cannot love our neighbor without hiring the government to do it for us, we cannot create a sustainable economy. 

This can be illustrated by looking at the size of government in proportion to a nation’s unbelief in God. For example, the drop in church attendance in several European nations over the last decade is directly proportional to the size of their increasing government debts.

A government cannot be decreased, without first increasing its belief in God.

Laws Shape Moral Behavior

The other problem with libertarianism is that they don’t like laws because they control behavior. They are correct, laws do influence behavior. But our laws are based on God's moral standard. 

Therefore our laws help to shape our nation’s moral behavior.  If we change them to allow for more immoral behavior, we would only increase the speed at which our nation deteriorates.

Libertarianism does not believe “Christ is Lord” because it does not recognize the importance of the laws of God.

Therefore, if libertarianism is taken to its extreme, everything from drugs to prostitution would become legal.  This is what the Cato Institute, a leading libertarian organization recommends.

I believe Ron Paul is a Christian, and he certainly is a conservative, but without Christ as the foundation of his leadership, he cannot lead the nation back to prosperity. 

This is also perhaps the reason that young people love Ron Paul, because he is conservative and he has a vision to restore American and cut government spending and taxes so that jobs can be created and our economy can be restored, all this without having to believe in Christ.

Many young people today want a future with jobs and a chance to build their lives, but they don’t want to believe in Christ to get there.

But without understanding what Christ taught, whether you are a conservative or liberal, there is no way to create a prosperous society.  

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