Principles

Very Conservative Evangelicals are bad for GOP

by Dr. Ed Berry (also published in Daily Inter Lake, October 4, 2015) Former Kalispell Mayor Tammi Fisher and Montana House Majority Leader Keith Regier have ignited a battle over conservative ideology. ( See their opinion letters in the Daily Inter Lake, September 9 and 13, respectively, also republished for your convenience below.) Their battle is part of the ideological …

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Why Physics tells us more about Economics than Economics

by Dr. Ed Berry Theoretical physicists learn unique, powerful, and accurate ways to think about our world. Their method or thinking applies to almost everything. Jim Rickards, an economist, wrote this in Agora Financial’s Daily Reckoning of September 17, 2015: I have lectured at two of the leading physics laboratories in the world: the Los …

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Let’s not forget who gave us Senator Tester

by Dr. Ed Berry Montana’s Senator Tester helped bring Obamacare to America. Now Senator Tester is a key proponent of Obama’s Iran deal. Today, the Montana GOP requested donations to help them hold Tester accountable for his misdeeds.

The Four Faces of the Republican Party

by Dr. Ed Berry Henry Olsen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center wrote an insightful article “The Four Faces of the Republican Party” in February 2014. His review of the national Republican Party helps us understand the Montana Republican Party. According to Olsen, Republicans fall into “four rough camps,” with approximate composition shown in parentheses: Somewhat …

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Principles and the Lesser Evil

The Voting Principle defines moral voting and it prevails over the Mantras and over those who preach against it.

Accusers who say we have “sold out”, or “flip-flopped” by backing the winner of a Republican primary, are the ones who have “sold out” on moral principles.

Widely accepted moral teachings say when there are “two evils” in an election, we must reject third-party candidates who cannot possible win and vote for the candidate who will do the least evil and do the most good.

Those who say we should not vote for the “lesser of two evils” promote immoral actions and the greater evil.

Those who vote to achieve the most possible good from the options available act morally, logically, intelligently, and according to common sense.

Radicals and the Lesser Evil

The lesser evil Mantra conflicts with logic and with the principles of all major Christian religions. Conservatives must attack the logic and Christianity of radical rightwing leaders and the Mantras they promote, until the leaders’ followers wake up and realize they are being led astray by their false prophets.

Religion of the Lesser Evil

The Tea Party voting Mantra, “A vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil” is invalid from the viewpoints of logic, science, religion, and philosophy. Therefore, the Mantra is a religion unto itself.

Republican leaders must realize the tea party Libertarians or rightwing third-party voters are not fundamentally a political party. They are a minority religion that believes in the Mantra.

Logic of the Lesser Evil

A common Tea Party Voting Mantra is:

“A vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil”

Montana’s tea party Libertarians use it as their personal “feely-good” justification to not vote for the “lesser evil” Republican candidate while knowing full well the result of their actions will help elect the “greater evil” Democrat candidate.

Environmental Extremism damages America

by William Perry Pendley, President, Mountain States Legal Foundation The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 23, 2014, at a Hillsdale College event in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For many or maybe even most Americans, reports that a rancher in Clark County, Nevada, was at odds with federal land bureaucrats, that scores of …

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The Lesser Evil Principle: A Guide to Success

by Tim Baldwin, Liberty Defense League I have shown that Natural Law creates the lesser evil principle (hereinafter “LEP”) and that the Founders, philosophers and statesmen of yesteryear applied it in politics. The LEP simply states, where a person must choose between an evil and a greater evil, he must choose the lesser. The way …

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Learning without Questioning in America: The Sunday School Syndrome.

by John Kozy, Global Research “Clinging to one’s opinion is the best proof of stupidity.”—Michel de Montaigne Summary Readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmatic don’t occasion much questioning. But subjects like history are another matter! Learning history, or anything else for that matter, can be likened to learning Bible verses if questioning is excluded from the process. This kind …

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We have a dumb religion problem

Schaeffer’s article reveals why Republicans lose elections. Evangalical religious fundamentalists push their religious agenda even when it becomes irrational. – Ed  by Frank Schaeffer, HuffingtonPost The media failed to tell the real story of how we reached the shutdown and brink of default. To get what’s happening to the GOP and, to America, you need …

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Fundamentalist Belief grows Brains incapable of dealing with the Real World

Schaeffer’s article reveals why Republicans lose elections. Evangalical religious fundamentalists push their religious agenda even when it becomes irrational. – Ed  by Frank Schaeffer, HuffingtonPost Fundamentalist belief grows brains incapable of dealing with the world as it actually is. Being raised in a home where you’re taught from birth – as I was as the son …

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But for Montana’s irrational Libertarians, Montana might have 2 Republican US Senators

by Dr. Ed Berry It is past time for Libertarian voters to realize the damage they have done to our freedom and to change their voting strategy. As we all know, the tea party extremists who voted Libertarian rather than Republican in 2012, helped send Democrat Obamacare supporter Jon Tester to the US Senate for …

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