Bernie Sanders wants to be the Democratic nominee for the US presidential election, but should you vote for him? Kevon and Phil discuss some important topics and whether or not Bernie’s answers to political issues align with God’s answers for reality.
It’s a party party, and you’ll cry if you want to! This week, Kevon and Phil take a long time to discuss the history and purpose of political parties. We’re sorry that this is a long one. Future episodes will prove to you that we respect your time.
Mentioned in the Episode
Washington’s Farewell Address – Full Text
Here’s the quote that Phil was referring to (emphasis added):
All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.
However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Welcome back! Phil took a few weeks off for some voice issues/head cold…which has only become worse. So here’s the audio of Phil speaking to his church about having a Christian perspective on politics. If you have to read his thoughts on the topic, you can find his notes turned into a blog post over on his website.
This week, Phil talks about our need to respect the government because its authority comes from God. This doesn’t mean that we follow the government to the point of disobeying God. Furthermore, we risk so much when we conflate politics with religion.
But more about that on this episode of The Monarchist.
This is the “lost episode” of The Monarchist. Recorded in the past few weeks, Phil got a little crazy, so this episode had to be edited for excessive anger, intensity, and insanity. As it stands now, this is a fairly even discussion of affirmative action, questioning the purpose behind the policy. We hope you find it interesting. Maybe motivating.
Check out Phil’s website at IDontBelong.com or hit him up on Twitter @Phillip320!