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The Sounding Brass of Rick Santorum

You don’t have to be born again to see the glory in Easter. You don’t  have to go to temple or church. You simply have to set aside every blinking apparatus and step outside.  Especially when music’s in the air, there’s no escaping the holiness of this day.

This Easter, Washington’s blessed again with sunshine and cool. But even if it’s raining where you are, something bright is breaking through.  Certainty’s in the air and with it, the kind of hope that comes from faith in the higher being millions of us call God.

After torture, degradation, death and despair, the thing with so much more than feathers is here again. Whatever your faith, the powers of hell get shellacked on Easter Day.

Since I’m a Christian, I’m only qualified to write about the miracle of Easter, a less secular time when everybody who thinks of politics as something dirty, dares not speak its name.

Yet I’ve long thought of politics as philosophy, which is to say something wonderful and worth fighting for every day.  How we think about it….and many do not…is tied to how we think about life, liberty and our connection to them.

To me and millions of citizens who think like me, America’s philosophy is locked in her Constitution, assiduously crafted and set in stone, only to be improved by wiser resolutions of original intent.

Like the Ten Commandments, nothing’s perfect, but without wise principles, all hell breaks through and covers the earth.

Aided and abetted by most teachers, media, and the usual  snakeoil suspects, increasing numbers of Americans do not believe in her Founding Principles, anymore than they believe in a higher being than themselves.

Like millions of sheep in any old wilderness, they’ve lost their way BigTime. Charmed by a different philosophy, they are determined to establish it in our land of liberty.

Mercifully defined by Webster as the love or pursuit of wisdom; a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs, philosophy may be in the eye of the beholder, but wisdom may not.

It may be fun to spend other people’s money, but no way in the rational world we live in is it wise.

It may be fun to lounge, lie and cheat all day, but in no way is it wise.

Grueling as it is, it’s pleasing to the ego, even fun to run for president.  But in no way…when you have no chance in heaven to win the nomination or achieve the most important 2012 goal of the Republican party…is it wise.

Whatever mountains Rick Santorum has moved, whatever prophecies he has made, the greatest gift he can deliver to his country is not far from the miracle of Easter. 

What better day to sacrifice what Rick Santorum knows in part, for the good of our whole nation.

As of Easter 2012, more TeaParty citizens have finally begun to see the light. The wise American patriots always do, just in time for the greatest of these.

 

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