Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Duggars "19 Reasons to Vote for Rick Santorum"

I saw this video the other day, it makes me kind of sad. I would like to think people would raise their children to be informed citizens to make their own voting choices, or in some of our more informed cases, NOT to vote.

It is kind of sad all 19 children in the Duggar family supposedly support Rick Santorum, without reservation. Oh, I know they are being told who to vote for if they are of age and who to support. Did you all support your parents candidates when you were 18? I suppose inherited politics are common as well as inherited religion. People grow up told what to think rather then HOW to think, I saw this coined on a message board, and well it is a good saying, summing up the problem.

I do not blame the children and young people. Thinking for yourself definitely is not something mandated in that family. This is the face of "Christianity" sadly to far too many. I wrote More Disturbing Things About the Duggars and "The Duggars Support Catholic, Knights of Malta Member: Rick Santorum For President" and Notice Something?

I got the text from a message board and listening through myself, some changes, hopefully the names are accurate:
Jim Bob: Rick and Karen Santorum have been married for over 21 years
Michelle: The Santorums are raising seven precious children and they have one in heaven
Josh: Senator Rick Santorum will fight for small businesses and bring American jobs back home.
Michael: Rick cares about my future
Mykenzie: Rick Santorum for president [?]
Anna: He wrote and led the charge on the bill that ended partial birth abortions
Jana - He’s an honest man not the run of the mill flip flopper politician
JD – The son of a veteran, Rick believes in a strong national defense. Peace through strength.
Jill- Senator Santorum was a tea party kinda guy before there was a tea party
Jessa- He’s a defender of traditional marriage, protecting the core of our families.
Jinger – Rick led the fight on welfare reform, one of the largest cuts to any federal entitlement program. He knows how to cut government waste.
Joseph - Senator Santorum has consistently stood for family values and he lives them.
Josiah – Rick has a bold plan to balance our budget in 5 years, cutting waste of our tax dollars
Joy – He believes in securing our borders so that we can deal with the immigration challenges in our nation
Jed -Mr. Santorum has an A+ rating from the NRA and he will defend our gun rights
Jer- Rick Santorum will fight for the keystone pipeline helping bring energy production and jobs to America.
Jason = He believes in defending our constitution and the freedom of every American
James – Senator Santorum believes a strong economy starts with strong families’
Justin - He will only confirm judges and justices who understand the value of every human life and don’t legislate from the bench.
Jackson – He’s a very nice guy. He’s funny too and he smiles a lot.
Hannie - He’s a daddy and he loves his children and his bella loves him so much.
Jennifer - I like his sweater vests. Like my sticker?
Jordyn – Game on
Josie – I love you rick
Jim Bob – We are asking you to join us in supporting rick Santorum for president of the United States

It seems horrible to me that children would be told who to vote for and to be so used for political purposes, but wasn't that part of the landscape for the Duggar children early on? When parents use children for political purposes, it is exploitive. The Duggar children have already been a selling point for their father's earlier political campaigns.

Arkansas House of Representatives

From 1999 to 2002, Duggar served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for the sixth district, which included part of northern Washington County, Arkansas.[3][4][5] Duggar was vice chair of the House Corrections and Criminal Law Subcommittee and also participated in the Insurance and Commerce Committee and Judiciary Committee.[6]

He also ran in the Republican Party of Arkansas primary election for the United States Senate in 2002, but lost to Tim Hutchinson.[7] Duggar sought the Republican nomination to the Arkansas State Senate District 35 seat in 2006,[8][9] but lost to candidate Bill Pritchard by 200 votes. He is a licensed realtor, and owns several commercial properties in his local area as an investor.[10][11][12]

I believe this family is being used to pull on heartstrings and help the Christian world line up beyond Reconstructionist viewpoints. They are playing a set role and the children are pawns in it. They are advancing their Gotharite agendas. As we watch the Duggars stump for one of the overt papal choices, think about the bigger picture here. Fanatic for Jesus says it clear here:

What most folks don't realize about Bill Gothard is that he is a Reconstructionist. A Reconstructionist is actively trying to establish Papal Theonomy for the world. The Institute for Life Principles and their viewpoints on not using contraception lay side-by-side. It almost makes you wonder if this teaching was introduced by the Jesuits when they began to gain more power through the Christian Reconstructionist Movement in our country.

Gothard's Christian living course materials mentored the Duggar family. Gothard’s “Character Cities” program, which is a secular front organization, tries to inject Reconstructionist [Jesuit] goals into local politics. The Duggar's have been had! Or should we be thinking, "Who is Jim Bob Duggar?"

For additional reading, I suggest Papal Theonomy and America Today, which is on .pdf. It is a must read!

Gothard has had interesting political and other ecumenical involvements which helps explain why Jim Bob had no problem participating in a political rally with the Knights of Columbus. Here are some more of those:

Webster isn’t the only member of Congress with deep connections to Gothard. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas), who just became chair of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, is the chair of the board of directors of the IBLP. Other politicians, like Texas Governor Rick Perry, have spoken at IBLP conferences, and Mike Huckabee is fan. And many others, such as Sarah Palin, as mayor of Wasilla, have attended his ostensibly secular (but not) International Association of Character Cities (IACC) conferences, based on his 49 character traits, and declared their municipalities “Cities of Character.” The supposedly secularized version of Gothard’s “character traits” have been taught in public schools.
Bill Gothard and Huckabee

I knew about the Sarah Palin-Gothard connection where Sarah Palin signed Wasilla up as a "city of character" under Gothard influences. These items were mentioned in the book "The Rogue", written by a liberal journalist but with interesting facts. I read it very recently.

Here is another thing Santorum is said to be getting intense campaign funding from the CNP

Santorum may have found his best shot at both in a secretive club of some of the right’s richest and most powerful players. Its members have been credited with solidifying the rise of George W. Bush’s Republican presidential campaign in 2000 and working to undercut the 2008 bids of Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.

And, last weekend, when conservative bigwigs gathered in Houston for a meeting of the Council for National Policy, they helped raise $1.8 million in pledged donations for Santorum’s cash-strapped campaign and the super PAC supporting it. They also talked about how to mobilize their networks to help the former Pennsylvania senator’s surging campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.


Blogger Hart Williams, who has tracked Friess and the CNP, has suggested that the group might have engineered Santorum’s surge. The ties between Santorum’s supporters and the group may send “chills … running up and down your spine,” he wrote, asserting that the media’s failure to reveal links between Santorum and the CNP constitutes “journalistic malpractice.”

All these connections in politics and religion exist for a reason but not holy ones.


Human Cult Detector said...

The Duggar kids are definitely pawns on the parents' chess board. It seems to me (although I can only give an opinion as I am not God and not all knowing) that Michelle and Jimbob view kids as numbers. It's more like the children are instruments or trophies to show and use. Like a lot of people in their movement, the women use their babies as status symbols and are almost in competition with each other. It's all about image with them it seems.

Bible Believer said...

I think they view their kids as numbers too. Jim Bob seems to care about spending some time with them at least but even there we do not know the sincerity of that, after all there has to be some activity for there to be a show. But even allowing your children to be on TV, that way and profiting off cameras on your family life, one has to wonder about that. The saddest thing to me is watching the young women just rot, and not be allowed to even court, and run around on what amounts to school field trips up to age 22. I already had graduated college and had a profession. They are not being prepared to survive not at all. The TLC money will eventually run out. I agree they are being used as instruments to show and use, and sometimes I wonder about a couple of the children who showed more independence of spirit but with a few they seemed to manage to squelch all of that, which is sad. The Quiverful movement does make it all about using babies as status symbols. The infertile or child-less woman in that world is nothing. One can tell they do not let normal fertility rule, and probably use fertility helps, especially watching women in their mid-40s getting pregnant every year to 18 months, tells me these are not women who are waiting for God to make it happen even from the other side. The political thing bothers. What kind of parent tells a child, "you have to campaign for the politician I support, just because I said so."? That basically throws every lesson about responsible citizenship in the trashcan. I do think the entire Dominionist/Quiverful/Vision Forum/Family Integrated world focuses on having the appearance of holiness. When people focus on *looking* perfect always there is a problem.