Jesus declared: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free….Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin….He that is of God hearth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:31,32, 34). Interpretation: freedom results from obeying God’s words. To the degree people reject God’s words, they lose freedom, being enslaved by sins.
To conservatives freedom is being able to live in submission to God’s words without restrictions or punishment. To libertarians freedom is being able to live in violation of God’s words without restrictions or punishment.
To conservatives God is the final authority to determine right from wrong. To libertarians human government is the final authority.
To conservatives human-made laws which oppose God’s laws are invalid and must not be obeyed. To libertarians God-made laws which oppose men’s laws are invalid and need not be obeyed.
Conservatives believe that the Constitution was founded upon, and is subordinate to, the Bible (the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights support this fact). Libertarians believe the Constitution to be neither founded upon, nor subordinate to the Bible, but rather superior to it.
To conservatives all men are “…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” and God alone defines those rights. To libertarians rights are man-endowed, removable by man, and re-definable by man.
Conservatives believe vital moral issues, such as slavery, marriage, and abortion, are eternally decreed by God’s word; and that to be blessed of God America must submit to God’s decrees as “one nation, under God, indivisible.” Libertarians divide the nation by falsely claiming that either federal or state government can nullify God’s decrees. Beware how you vote, for “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation” (Matthew 12:25).
Ted Cruz claims, “I’m a constitutionalist and marriage is a question for the states….I personally believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman, but if you want to change the marriage laws, the way to do it constitutionally is convince your fellow citizens, go to your state legislature, and change it.” That is the bogus, libertarian view of the Constitution, not the conservative view. Therefore, Cruz admits that same-sex marriage—the main issue undermining religious freedom in the US—will NOT be among his “top-three” priorities! His libertarian belief thus overrides his professed personal Christian belief. Evangelical leaders endorsing Cruz betray God, country, and family.
Were Cruz a true constitutionalist he wouldn’t be running for president, as he is not constitutionally qualified, being born in Canada to a father not an American citizen at the time.
The true conservative constitutionalist is Mike Huckabee, who is unquestionably constitutionally qualified, has the most governing experience, and has the most God-honoring policies.