Saturday, March 26, 2011

Evangelicals Arise?


Political consultant Brad O'Leary thinks evangelical Christians have a chance to have a huge impact on the 2012 election. Take a look at this Newsmax article on the subject. You can also opt to watch a video of the interview.

A comment of note is President Obama's view of gun control, which is a bit alternate to what's been coming out of his mouth of late. Since the Supreme Court cut anti-gunners off at the knees by affirming a Second Amendment right to bear arms, O'Leary says Obama's real view is to approach restricting guns through state legislation. Of course, that will set off a whole new round of lawsuits, since the general view is that the Bill of Rights also restricts state governments from what they can do to the public.

Whatever the case, government is always ready to mess with people's rights. I hope O'Leary is right that we've got a chance, and I hope the number of misguided evangelicals who voted for Obama the last time around will wise up.

2 comments:

lee n. field said...

A comment of note is President Obama's view of gun control, which is a bit alternate to what's been coming out of his mouth of late. Since the Supreme Court cut anti-gunners off at the knees by affirming a Second Amendment right to bear arms, O'Leary says Obama's real view is to approach restricting guns through state legislation.

Low profile is the way. It is interesting and amusing to me that His 0-ness' post-Tucson gun policy pronouncement came in the form of an op-ed piece in an obscure Arizona paper. Obama may want gun control, (and you know he does, he was on the Joyce Foundation board, for crying out loud. They basically fund gun control political action in this country.) but it's a buzz-saw his or his handlers don't want to touch.

Parenthetically, I'm hearing very hopeful noises (from the NRA's Springfield lobbyist, among others) about the possibility of getting a right to carry law passed in Illinois this year. About time.

The "evangelical vote"? At this point I almost don't care. Those who are looked to as evangelical spokesmen, don't speak for me.

Solameanie said...

It's getting that way, isn't it, Lee? This whole Rob Bell business is really irritating. Evangelicals ought to know better, yet some are swallowing it.