Crom’s Crommentary: Disagreeing with the Democratic Party Can Turn You into an Outlaw

Crom’s Crommentary: Disagreeing with the Democratic Party Can Turn You into an Outlaw

 

Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CARMICHAEL CONTINUED:

I’m going to pick up on Mondays because and add to it. And we talked about Martin Luther nailing the 95 feces on the church door. And that was in 1521. And as a result of that, he was excommunicated because he was challenging the Catholic Church. The institution of the Catholic Church, which then became a challenge later.

Not with Martin Luther, but with John Locke. A challenge of monarchies and inherited government and the divine right of kings was challenged. But after he was excommunicated, he then the Catholic Church deemed him to be an outlaw for his ideas. So one might say that Martin Luther was trying to start an insurrection.

And so now you see what’s happening on January 6 in Washington. And let’s look at the institutions that are being attacked by the modern-day Republican Party, not the old Republican Party, but the modern-day Republican Party. Look at what’s happening across our country.

There are articles about our jails and prisons in this country. I’m talking about the ones that are owned and run by the government. They’re crumbling and falling apart. The Washington jail that is holding so many of the so-called January 6 insurrectionists, it’s crumbling.

But it’s not for lack of money that the prison systems are getting. The problem is the prison systems are controlled by the unions that control the prison guards. And instead of investing in infrastructure and educational programs, they just invest in greater bureaucracy and higher pay.

The same thing is true with Amtrak. Biden has given them $60 billion of taxpayer money and is in his infrastructure bill that’s already passed. And that is $60 billion to support Amtrak and Amtrak is falling apart. Then let’s look at the post office.

The post office has a bunch of wonderful employees, but it still is getting billions and billions of dollars of subsidy from taxpayers every single year, and they’re doing everything they can to turn the Postal Service, which is supposed to be completely apolitical, into a political arm of the Democrat Party.

And we see here that if we go back hundreds of years and see where people who challenged the status quo and who challenged the relationship in the old days, the relationship between the Catholic Church and the kingdoms whereas nowadays it’s a challenge between the unions and the Democrat Party.

But the institutions are attacking the current day people the same way the institutions did in the old days. They’re trying to turn people who simply disagree and want to change the way things are into outlaws.

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Photo “January 6th” by Tyler Merbler CC BY 2.0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crom’s Crommentary Questions, ‘Where Does Moral Authority Come From?’

Crom’s Crommentary Questions, ‘Where Does Moral Authority Come From?’

 

Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

CROM CARMICHAEL: 

Over the weekend I read two articles. One is Christendom’s Greatest Satirist. And then I’ve read a series of articles about Roe v. Wade and about what is going on. And Henninger wrote a really good one. He said that Roe v. Wade is the quintessential court case that gave power to Washington, D.C. over literally every state.

Ever since then, Washington has been gaining more and more and more power. Then there was this story about Erasmus. They call it Christian’s greatest satirist. And Erasmus lived at the same time that Martin Luther lived.

And Martin Luther is the person who tacked the 95 theses on the door of the Church in Whittenburger, Germany. Basically challenging how the Catholic Church had gotten away from the Scripture. But he said that you’re saved by your good deeds.

That’s what the Catholic Church said. And Martin Luther said, no, you’re saved by the Grace of God and the Grace of Jesus Christ. But what also was going on at that time was the relationship between the church and the state was pretty much one and the same.

And the church had immense power over the people, not just from a theological standpoint, but from a political standpoint. And when I look at what’s going on right now, I look at Washington, D.C., and I see Washington, D.C. as a combination of the old Catholic church and the old kingdoms, where their moral authority is now being challenged at every level.

And unfortunately, back in those days, and I don’t think it’s necessary now, Erasmus argued for conciliation and talk and discussion, and he would not side with Martin Luther, nor would he condemn him. But he also wouldn’t support him.

So he tried to be the person in the middle, and he tried to keep the religious wars that ultimately happened. He tried to keep them from happening. And I don’t think we’ll have wars here in the U.S. because we have politics.

We have the ability through elections as long as they’re honest and fair, we have the ability for the people to change the power structure. And I think that that’s what you see going on now. You see an awakening on behalf of the people in a very similar way to Martin Luther tacking his 95 theses on the church door, saying, you are morally corrupt.

I think what the people are saying to Washington D.C. is Washington, D.C., you are morally corrupt. And this isn’t about just simply abortion. This is about how can a school board have the moral authority to force their agenda on parents and on children?

Where does the moral authority come from? It certainly doesn’t come from God. It must come from some centralized authority that can be attacked in our country through the political process. And I believe that that’s what we see going on right now.

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