I am a Conservative, both socially and economically. I believe in a small, limited-power, fiscally-responsible government which seeks only to protect the liberties, well-being and safety of its people. I think there is something to be said about each of those qualities in a government.
However, the more I grow in God’s Word and the more I become familiar with other viewpoints, the more I am beginning to see that many of the values I once held as a Conservative are counter-biblical. This has never become more apparent to me than in the recent controversies over the Confederate flag after the massacre in Charleston, SC and the very recent issue over gun laws following the killing that occurred in Oregon this past week.