Democrats. Republicans. Even Libertarians. We’ve all heard of them. But have you heard of the Constitution Party? Reading through their Platform, I’m getting the impression that they are to the Constitution what the Reformers were to the Bible. “Constitution Only!” (or better, a Latin phrase which I’m not learned enough to construct) seems to be an apt battle cry of this group, as they seek to, well, reform American government, bringing it back to the ideals of the Constitution itself and the Founding Fathers who crafted it.
Sadly, reformation of the Church wasn’t possible, and there was a great divide within Christianity. Is American government just as too far gone to be reformed? Well, probably. Reading through the Constitution Party’s Platform, it seems that the first and perhaps show-stopping problem that people will have is their unashamed declaration of Jesus Christ as God, Creator and Preserver of the universe and all it contains. “Church must remain separate from state!” will be the proclamation, despite the fact that it seems that the Constitution Party’s love for Jesus Christ compels them to remain ever true to the Constitution of the United States, which contains the Establishment Clause, which in a “Constitution Only” sense does not preclude a Christian government. What it precludes is an established state religion. Big difference. Not one I’d expect Harvard and Yale graduated politicians to grasp, but it’s a difference nonetheless… ;)
So why does it seem I only run across the party every few years and that by accident? Why aren’t more Christians speaking up for this group? (Sometimes when something seems quite obvious to me, I worry that I’m overlooking something even more obvious. O_o )