Blog Posts - Republican Refutations



How Guaranteed Income might save us from our dependency on corporations

… According to the American Presidents’ Series biographies, Thomas Jefferson, as governor of Virginia during the Revolution, wanted Virginia, after the Revolution, to give 50 acres of land to every man who lacked land – a government handout...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jul 14, 2016

How Corporate Dependency (not government dependency) is destroying America, and how guaranteed income might save us.

… According to the American Presidents’ Series biographies, Thomas Jefferson, as governor of Virginia during the Revolution, wanted Virginia, after the Revolution, to give 50 acres of land to every man who lacked land – a government handout...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jul 14, 2016

5 Reasons why Rachel Maddow’s lesbianism is NO reason for Christians to reject her show

… Since Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart left their politically-oriented shows on Comedy Central, the only cable news/punditry show I watch on a daily basis is “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC. When I mention this to conservatives, especial...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jun 10, 2016

Do Republicans prefer a boom-bust economy?

  Finally, a wealthy Republican business man has said openly what I’ve suspected for quite a while. In an interview with the Globe and Mail in 2007, Donald Trump said, regarding the collapsing housing market: “People have been talking about the...

The biblical case for the rich being the evil class

… [This is an excerpt from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republicans] Are the Rich More Righteous? According to 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the corporate capitalist free market system “not only produces wealth...
by Politically Moderate Christian on May 12, 2016

Why it’s wrong for Christians to blame the poor for their poverty

… No one better summed up the modern-day Republican stance on personal responsibility than Herman Cain did while running for president in 2012. He said, “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t h...

Why I, as a gun owner, now believe the NRA really wants criminals to have guns

I know the title of this article sounds like a conspiracy theory. And that bothers me, because I hate conspiracy theories. And as a Christian, I believe it’s a great sin to assign false motives to someone else. It’s effectively the sin of slander...

10 Past Evils that Small Government Failed to Stop

[This is an excerpt from the book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason”] As I stated previously, I worked in corporate sales for 18 years. There are things I think I know, and there are things I know indisputably. What I know indisp...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Mar 18, 2016

Five ways the USA was never a Christian nation

To argue that any idea or solution is un-American is to imply that the American way is righteousness; it too is a morality. For a Christian, this is the equivalent of saying that the American way is one and the same as God’s way. This is what the R...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Mar 10, 2016

Statistical proof that minimum wage increases don’t kill jobs

As the minimum wage debate rages on, Republicans, and even some Democrats, tell us that raising the minimum wage would hurt the economy, thus hurting everyone. There are two fronts on which they make this argument: One is that a minimum wage increase...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Feb 25, 2016

Why electing a “Washington Outsider” as president won’t fix Washington

Three of the 16 presidential candidates in the 2016 Republican field are/were people with no political experience – Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Donald Trump. They, along with first term Senator Ted Cruz, have managed to garner most of the Republ...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Feb 18, 2016

Exposing the 7-year Tribulation Doomsday Myth

… Over the past 50 years, a significant number of conservative Christians have promoted the idea that God has called America to support Israel at all costs, even if it means invading nations who might threaten Israel and effectively waging perp...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Feb 11, 2016

Refuting the Republican Anti-Welfare Stance

            [The following article is an excerpt from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason”] Opposite Evil: Freeloading Nearly all of us have known some freeloaders. Sometimes they’re our family members.

How Trump can use the presidency to enrich himself

A Trump-supporting relative at a 2015 Christmas gathering asked me, knowing that I am not a Trump supporter, “So what do you think Trump’s motives are for wanting to become president? I think he really wants to make America great again.” At the...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jan 21, 2016

How Republicans are Killing Evangelism

As a student at Belmont University in the early 1990s, I was somewhat active in the local church’s mission to reach out to Kurdish Muslim refugees with the love of Christ. The refugees had fled the Kurdistan region of Iraq and, for some reason, had...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jan 15, 2016

Times are good…the media just won’t let you see it that way

As we approach the 2016 election, there’s a conventional wisdom floating about that says the reason politically-extreme candidates are so popular now is that the population is so frustrated; they just can’t take it anymore, so they insist upon dr...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Dec 18, 2015

Why the “We need assault weapons to protect ourselves from government tyranny” argument is invalid

After the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook in late 2012, a fellow gun owner in my church agreed with me that legalized guns, such as those used for hunting, are fine, but nobody needs a gun that can kill 30 people in 30 seconds. Within earshot was...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Dec 11, 2015

The ISIS threat is hysterically over-hyped, and here’s why…

According to the CDC, the United States averages about 16,000 murders per year (that’s 160,000 per decade). And few people seem to be terribly concerned about it. The Republicans refuse to expand background checks or limit the number of bullets in...

What Republicans really mean by the term “Radical Islam”

Many Republican politicians and pundits say we need to kill ALL “Radical Muslims,” because that’s who our war is really with. They complain that Obama won’t call our enemies by their name (of course, their names are ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ji...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Nov 20, 2015

How Ben Carson is wrong about the biblical tithe (Hint: it’s really a capital gains tax)

Even among Republicans, Ben Carson has been stirring up some controversy with his intent to model the U.S. tax code after the biblical tithe. His reasoning from his book,  “One Nation”: Carson: “No group of American citizens should be...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Nov 13, 2015


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