I feel great trepidation about even mentioning this, but I discovered something this morning that concerns me very deeply.
As I reported last night, James Dobson and others met in a secret meeting in Salt Lake City this weekend to bemoan the fact that they don’t have a true conservative candidate running for President (if you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I completely disagree with this assessment). What I wondered about though was the main part of the meeting being a conference for the “Council for National Policy” … I’ve never heard of them, and chances are most Americans haven’t either.
There is very little information to find about this group, and that’s just the way they want it. Membership apparently includes James Dobson, Oliver North, actor Stephen Baldwin, and an array of other very far right “leaders”. From the very little I could find on the CNP, it appears that money is very important.
Besides their secret meeting within the bigger secret meeting this weekend, the council had two big name speakers (all of their events are closed to the media and anyone without proof of membership …. a secret password and special handshake perhaps!) …. VP Dick Cheney (who, although he flew there on Air Force II, it was reported to be a “privately funded trip” … why is it that this group can pay to fly Dick Cheney across the country, but a Huckabee supporter can’t give Mike a ride in his private airplane to a campaign event?), and none other than Mitt Romney. I felt instantly afraid.
This “cloak and dagger society” of the CNP disturbs me greatly. Their secret plotting and planning about who they will present to the conservative base as the candidate to support is terrifying at best. I admit that I am naive about such dark undercurrents that probably exist in much of the political world, but for me this group gives me great concern.
I will close with the following and I ask each of you to pray today … pray for our country, pray for Mike Huckabee.
Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.
- Ephesians 5:6-20
- Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; 12 for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
Fortunately for us, it is not Dobson who is in control:
21 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. 23 He who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless. 24 Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble. 25 ” To whom then will you liken Me That I would be equal?” says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars; The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.