Welcome to the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast episode 012 titled "Speak the Truth". Today on the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast I’ll give details on Saul Alinsky’s Eleventh rule for Radicals, We'll continue talking about Johnson Amendment in depth. I’ll finish with more examples of liberal melt downs. Show Notes for this episode can be found at CCMPodcast.com. Thank you for joining in, without any more Introductions, let's get started.
The verse of the day:
Proverbs 11:3 Living Bible (TLB)
A good man is guided by his honesty; the evil man is destroyed by his dishonesty.
In our political system we elect (hopefully) human beings, all of which according to the word are sinful beings. I am sinful, you are sinful; we ALL are sinful and have fallen short of the glory of God. That means none of us are particularly worthy of God's grace, though because He loves us, we are set free of our sins. We are also limited in our capacity to live like Jesus lived.
Aside from good works, our greatest sign of a moral compass is our honesty. As we hire our representatives at the local, state and federal levels, more data exists, giving permanent evidence as to how well they have lived up to their word. In that respect those who fall short can legitimately be fired, while those who have the fortitude to live up to their words and work hard for you, can be blessed with re-election.
Making the choice to give the job and take it away is a personal task each of us, especially Christians, must take-- and take seriously if we are to every fight back from the brink of destruction for which turning away from God has led us.
The Eleventh Rule for Radicals—
The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside;
The eleventh rule follows closely behind the tenth. Sustainment of attacks is required. But what is it that Alinsky means by "Counterside?" Let's presume for a moment, any attack by an Alinsky follower is made up mostly of half-truths. The activists publicly state something about company X and continue making the statements over time. The company can react in one of a few ways. They could simply ignore it. They could make a simple statement in defense. They could react with multiple statements.
If reacting with multiple statements, by perhaps multiple people, there is a risk of contradictory statements or even a perceived admission of truth to the claim. Therein lies the counterside. Now the activist can act shocked at the admission, offer a "told you so" and then ratchet the pressure. The counterside now is a changing defense which simply proves guilt in the mind of people.
We see this tactic frequently in hopes of causing an outburst and the hope for increased negative tone on behalf of our president. I've talked about Russia in prior episodes. We have a full year of denials on behalf of the administration and a full year of accusations from Democrats and a possible presidential interview with the special counsel, Robert Mueller (which I fully expect to be a gotcha circus). If I had a phone line direct to the white house, I'd say don't do it… Fodder WILL follow.
And now, part 2-- The Johnson Amendment
We talked last week about Lyndon B. Johnson nearly losing a primary election to a candidate supported by a 501 c (3) organization. This was the impetus to the change in the tax code.
As a result, upon winning the election, Johnson saw fit to ensure this doesn't happen again. What can we learn from this? If a law is used to beat a liberal, change the law. Any time we hear the Johnson Amendment in the news, it is reflective of conservatives and yes, Pastors in the pulpit. You see,