I’ve been doing of some research into the religious nature of the Bush political machine. I’ll summarized the main points contained in the articles I
read and give extensive references at the end for those interested in learning more. In fact I urge you to learn more.
What is Christian Reconstruction?
A Christian Reconstructionist is a Calvinist. He holds to historic, orthodox, catholic Christianity and the great Reformed confessions. He believes
God, not man, is the center of the universe--and beyond; God, not man, controls whatever comes to pass; God, not man, must be pleased and obeyed. He
believes God saves sinners--He does not help them save themselves. A Christian Reconstructionist believes the Faith should apply to all of life, not
just the "spiritual" side. It applies to art, education, technology, and politics no less than to church, prayer, evangelism, and Bible study.
A Christian Reconstructionist is a Theonomist. Theonomy means "God's law." A Christian Reconstructionist believes God's law is found in the Bible.
It has not been abolished as a standard of righteousness. It no longer accuses the Christian, since Christ bore its penalty on the cross for him. But
the law is a description of God's righteous character. It cannot change any more than God can change. God's law is used for three main purposes:
First, to drive the sinner to trust in Christ alone, the only perfect law-keeper. Second, to provide a standard of obedience for the Christian, by
which he may judge his progress in sanctification. And third, to maintain order in society, restraining and arresting civil evil.
A Christian Reconstructionist is a Presuppositionalist. He does not try to "prove" that God exists or that the Bible is true. He holds to the Faith
because the Bible says so, not because he can "prove" it. He does not try to convince the unconverted that the gospel is true. They already know it
is true. They need repentance, not evidence. Of course, the Christian Reconstructionist believes there is evidence for the Faith--in fact, there is
nothing but evidence for the Faith. The problem for the unconverted, though, is not a lack of evidence, but a lack of submission. The Christian
Reconstructionist begins and ends with the Bible. He does not defend "natural theology," and other inventions designed to find some agreement with
covenant-breaking, apostate mankind.
A Christian Reconstructionist is a Postmillennialist. He believes Christ will return to earth only after the Holy Spirit has empowered the church to
advance Christ's kingdom in time and history. He has faith that God's purposes to bring all nations--though not every individual--in subjection to
Christ cannot fail. The Christian Reconstructionist is not utopian. He does not believe the kingdom will advance quickly or painlessly. He knows that
we enter the kingdom through much tribulation. He knows Christians are in the fight for the "long haul." He believes the church may yet be in her
infancy. But he believes the Faith will triumph. Under the power of the Spirit of God, it cannot but triumph.
A Christian Reconstructionist is a Dominionist. He takes seriously the Bible's commands to the godly to take dominion in the earth. This is the goal
of the gospel and the Great Commission. The Christian Reconstructionist believes the earth and all its fulness is the Lord's--that every area
dominated by sin must be "reconstructed" in terms of the Bible. This includes, first, the individual; second, the family; third, the church; and
fourth, the wider society, including the state. The Christian Reconstructionist therefore believes fervently in Christian civilization. He firmly
believes in the separation of church and state, but not the separation of the state--or anything else--from God. He is not a revolutionary; he does
not believe in the militant, forced overthrow of human government. He has infinitely more powerful weapons than guns and bombs--he has the invincible
Spirit of God, the infallible word of God, and the incomparable gospel of God, none of which can fail.
He presses the crown rights of the Lord Jesus Christ in every sphere, expecting eventual triumph.
The Creed of Christian Reconstructionism
So basically we have a group of fundamentalist Christians who are behind the efforts to blur the lines between State and Church. They are behind the
Creationist/Intelligent design movement, behind the anti-gay and anti-abortion issues and they want to impose Biblical Law based on the Old Testament.
Who are the Christian Reconstructionist?
The size of the group is unknown. Most Reconstructionists are active on the social and political front rather than affiliated with a particular
denomination. The character of the movement is also difficult to pin down since it is more an intellectual trend than organizational. Many
Reconstructionists would only recognize it politically, and not necessarily religiously.
Pat Robertson's views have always been characterized as Reconstructionist in theory, yet he repeatedly denies allegiance to the movement. His
Christian Coalition and Falwell’s Moral Majority are still having great influence.
But most importantly
they are the people behind Diebold and the other three companies making voting machines in the US and the Help America
Vote Act was sponsored (lobbied) in congress by the defense industry. (See The Diebold Factor
The American vote-count is controlled by three major corporate players -- Diebold, ES&S, and Sequoia -- with a fourth, Science Applications
International Corporation, coming on strong. These companies -- all of them hardwired into the Bushist Party power grid -- have been given billions of
dollars by the Bush Regime to complete a sweeping computerization of voting machines nationwide by the 2004 election.
Who's behind these private companies? It's hard to tell: The corporate lines -- even the bloodlines -- of these "competitors" are so intricately
mixed. For example, at Diebold -- whose corporate chief, Wally O'Dell, a top Bush fundraiser, has publicly committed himself to "delivering"
his home state's votes to Bush next year -- the election division is run by Bob Urosevich. Bob's brother, Todd, is a top executive at
"rival" ES&S. The brothers were originally staked in the vote-count business by Howard Ahmanson, a member of the Council for National
Policy, a right-wing "steering group" stacked with Bushist faithful [the CNP believes only Christians should be allowed to vote]. Ahmanson is
also one of the bagmen behind the extremist "Christian Reconstructionist" movement, which openly advocates a theocratic takeover of American
democracy, placing the entire society under the "dominion" of "Christ the King."
Then there are the Moonies.
Rev Sun Myong Moon has ties to Falwell (business loans) but I have not yet found a direct connection to the reconstructionists. Moon is a convicted
felon in Japan and Europe. Oh and did you know that congress crowned him as “none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True
"? Moonies 1
The moonies are another religious based group exerting political and economic influence on the US government. They are the force behind the Washington
Times and Sinclair Broadcasting.
These religious movements now have a firm handle on political influence in the United States.
Remember every religion has its fanatics and its fascists. America is now under the control of Christian fundamentalism. It’s the natural response to
Islamic fundamentalism I guess.
As an atheist/agnostic (and ex-Roman Catholic) the rise of religious cults like the reconstructionists and moonies aided by big media and defense
contractors scares the carp out of me.
Their ideal candidate would be anti-science, anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-liberal, pro-war and anti-intellectual.
They have just consolidated their hold on power for another four years.
Christian Reconstructionism, Dominion Theology, and Theonomy
Theocratic Dominionism Gains Influence
Religious Freedom Coalition
The Despoiling of America
The Covert Kingdom