Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
Gene Veith points us to an interesting dialogue between anthropologist Rene Girard and entrepreneur Peter Theil on the implications of the Christian faith both have been led to embrace by their consideration of the human condition.