In Search of Bill Clinton and Other Political Heroes

I used to be home-schooled. Which obviously means I attended 4-H meetings (you know, Head, Heart, Hands, Health. Watch this if you’re unfamiliar with 4-H). I was voted vice-president of our little group. And that was the beginning and end of my political career.

I don’t like politics. I don’t like that Christians believe controlling other people’s actions will help make them moral. I don’t like that we want the government to do the Church’s job, especially when it comes to the poor. And I don’t like power games.

Now I’m done talking about politics. There is a new book entitled In Search of Bill Clinton (via here) that just has a picture of a sad looking Bill on the front of it, no title or the name of the author. I like the idea of not having the title on the front. I want to do that with the book I eventually write. Maybe I’ll have a picture of me. The book will be called Vanity…or Unibrow.

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6 thoughts on “In Search of Bill Clinton and Other Political Heroes

  1. “I don’t like politics. I don’t like that Christians believe controlling other people’s actions will help make them moral. I don’t like that we want the government to do the Church’s job, especially when it comes to the poor. And I don’t like power games.”

    Came across your blog from Tyler’s web-space. I dig. I especially think the above quote was well-spoken. Bravo.

  2. I linked here from Tyler’s blog.
    I agree that we cannot legislate morality.
    I also agree that government cannot take the place of the role of the Church in American’s lives.
    With that said, I do feel that I want people of faith in positions of government. However, in a country of our size and with the media’s prominent role in society, how can we truely know any candidate. Most of us have no connection to the candidates.

  3. Thanks for coming by Don.

    Just because someone is a Christian doesn’t make them a good politician. Take Jimmy Carter for example. Godly man, terrible president.

    I think our disconnect with candidates has to do with how the role of politician has changed, or how it’s assumed to be. We expect a savior to solve all of our problems when we need someone who will change the perspective and confront citizens with their freedom and power.

  4. “I don’t like politics. I don’t like that Christians believe controlling other people’s actions will help make them moral. I don’t like that we want the government to do the Church’s job, especially when it comes to the poor. And I don’t like power games.”

    amen, brother.

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