John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent controversial Presidential election, suggests that a large number of individuals are hopelessly confused about the derivative terms—liberal and conservative. When one looks at the murky track records of those having conservative roots, a wide variety of inconsistent positions …
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that, although every nation has its own unique kind of conservatism, American conservativism is judged more harshly because its tenets took root in biblical principles advanced by the Puritans, who sought to find religious freedom on the North American Continent, and because the Founding Fathers, …
John Ritenbaugh, asking whether conservatism is dead, especially in the context of the current political climate, defines conservatism as an inclination to maintain existing order and institutions, opposing radical change. Further , he defines liberalism as an inclination to espouse 'progress' or 'reform,' 'broad-mindedness,' …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the vastly different Zeitgeist which permeated the country before Andrew Jackson, a time when there were no guards around the White House, a venue which formerly was wide open to the public, in sharp contrast to the present day, when a vast army of security personnel barricades the President and …
God's advice is, 'Seek the LORD and live,' a call to return to godliness and truth. He does not say, 'Vote Republican!' or 'Vote Democrat!'
American cultural and political standards, no longer fixed in Scripture, also have only a tenuous hold on the principles in the founding documents.
Presidents' second terms have historically failed to live up to expectations, whether because of scandal, stiff congressional opposition, or lame-duck status.
Philosophically, the belief in the innate goodness of human nature has been a part of the liberal mind at least as long as the ideas of Mencius, Confucius, and Plato.
Jesus' Kingdom is still not of this world today. Therefore, His servants still should not be involved in the political battles of this world either.
Liberalism is much easier to push than conservatism because the latter requires discipline, while the former caters to self-interest and emotion.
The social indicators are not improving as a whole, and as each year goes by, behaviors that were once thought beyond the pale are accepted into the mainstream.
The upcoming Supreme Court appointment could possibly tilt the court in favor of conservatives for the first time in decades.
Many religious people realize that liberals threaten adherence to the moral principles taught in God's Word, and that Satan is the poster child of liberalism.
John Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that Mitt Romney will be the standard-bearer of the Republican Party, suggests that Romney, of all the candidates, is perhaps closer to the current President's views than any of the others. Nevertheless, the leftist Democrat propaganda machine, headed by militant feminist Hillary Rosen, has …
The conventional wisdom is that conservatism is restrictive while liberalism is liberating, but consider that a more liberal America is becoming less free.
Donald Trump is not a paragon of virtue but is a change from the doctrines entrenched in Washington. Personal morality is not enough to remove anyone from office.
John Ritenbaugh, using a term called "liberal lunacy," describes an infection which permeates the entirety of the liberal Democrats and is well on its way of mortally infecting the Republicans. Liberal progressive humanists are neither satisfied with God's standards or common-sense Constitutional standards, but are …
Mark Schindler, reminding us that the purpose of the weekly commentary is not to promote any political agenda, but only to help us watch for minefields , helping us to steer clear of toxic world views, reminds us that God is not liberal or conservative, socialist or capitalist, globalist or nationalist. Recently, Focus Group …
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent death of Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and murderer, marvels that The New York Times has morphed into an extreme, far-leftist, propaganda organ committed to attacking traditional values, especially if they emanate from Christianity or conservatism. An op-ed by Baynard …
Richard Ritenbaugh, citing God's command in Deuteronomy 16:18 for the Israelites to appoint judges in their gates, analyzes the prospects of Trump appointees to be seated on the United States Supreme Court. From the left to right political spectrum Judge Gorsuch is slightly left of Clarence Thomas, but to the right of everyone …
Change agents in the United States are engaging in a deliberate assault on free speech, which the Founding Fathers protected through the Bill of Rights.
The media portrays conservatives as 'science deniers,' yet proclaims that gender is not a matter of observable, testable biology. Who is denying science?
'Righteous' Lot represents those who become accustomed to the sin around them, progressively searing their consciences, similar to spiritual neuropathy.
Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that biased media deluges us with lies, warns that God has not endorsed all information, whether from the left or the right, is pulling us toward carnal solutions and away from godly ones. Because the far left has traditionally embraced humanist, 'progressive,' anti-God viewpoints, church …
Contrary to the intention to marginalize Christianity through the Immigration Reform Act of 1965, it instead gave rise to a new strain of conservative Christianity.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposé on liberalism and education, reminds us that conservatism carried to an extreme is every bit as dangerous as liberalism. Both the Sadducees and the Pharisees were enemies of Jesus Christ. Power, whoever possesses it, has the tendency to corrupt absolutely. Using the principle of …
The political and cultural Left has allied with giant tech corporations to sideline people and institutions who do not espouse the 'right' ideas and beliefs.
We must keep God's Word fresh in our minds through diligent study and practice of His way of life to keep from drifting spiritually during perilous times.
Whatever a person says automatically places him on the political spectrum, accruing judgment, scorn, or rejection from those who practice identity politics.
Our advanced communications, which have allowed globalism, are also bringing about tribalism. Rather than uniting everyone, they are dividing.
There is nothing to be desired in the Babylonish system, but we can grow spiritually in spite of the downward pulls.
Jesus Christ was not a sunshine patriot, but sacrificed everything He had for the sake of God's people and the Kingdom of God—His holy nation.
What did Jesus and Paul do politically and/or socially to change people's lives in their times? The answer to that question is 'nothing.'
Because we are set apart by God, we are not to become involved in the world's political, judicial, or military systems. Our term in office has yet to begin.
Progressives tend to believe that human nature is perfectible and evolving. Conservatives tend to believe that human nature is evil and must be controlled.
God's people must learn to trust Him for their survival, remembering that the eating of Unleavened Bread is a reminder that only God has the power to rescue.
John Ritenbaugh, in a basic Bible Study on self-government, focusing on Romans 13:1-7, maintains that submitting to a human government is a "work" which requires self-control, self-discipline, and self-government. The apostle Paul thoroughly disciplined his body as he followed the example of our Elder Brother Jesus …
God wants His people to have an emotional yet entirely rational response—to sigh and cry—to the lawlessness and idolatry round them in the world.
God's command to eat unleavened bread teaches that He rescued His people from the bondage of sin, something they had no power to accomplish of themselves.
God's people must let go of the world's solutions, involving party spirit, revolutions, and power struggles, placing their trust in the sovereignty of God.