John Wilkes Booth Wannabe

Posted: November 9, 2008 in Constitution, Lincoln

Here’s the kind of stuff that passes for Christian commentary in some quarters.  On Greenbaggins blog I accused Bret of treason because he desires the overthrow of the government.  I compared him to John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Lincoln.  Bret responded here in relevant part:

“As it pertains to Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth I will say but two things,
1.) Those who live by the sword die by the sword.
2.) Lincoln sowed the wind and so he reaped the whirlwind.”

Here is my response at Greenbaggins:

“That’s really all that one needs to know about Bret and his political philosophy. I’m sure most theonomists would be embarrassed by this sort of psycho-pathic trash talk, especially Greg Bahnsen.

One of course must always distinguish between the American government per se, and the officials who run it, whether wisely or no. And one must not even speak evil of the officials who run it, though criticism of their policies is always a propos.

Seems to me neo-confederates and extreme theonomists have a Jesuitical, assassination-oriented view of governmental change.”


I could say more, but it seems hardly worth it.  Anyone interested in a more Christian political philosophy should read the papers below under the category “Politics & History.”


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