Christian Political Theory Site
Debuts by Markham
No one has ever written a systematic
Christian political theory with an axiomatic basis. It
is my goal to write one. I intend to publish and promote it
and my other works through this web site. I will show how
Christians should act politically in republics and democracies
and what sort of government they should attempt to create.
See the headlines for each major and minor
candidate for an individual analysis.
First, I STILL strongly favor the Recall.
Here is my reason. Davis, the Legislature
and the PUC have been a disaster. We must send a message to
the political class that they will be held accountable. If
we fail to use the recall in this extraordinary case, then
it will cease to be a threat that officeholders must take
into account. They will continue to oppress us and misuse
their offices with no sense of danger of rebuke from the electorate.
This must not happen! Remember, that at
the national level, the failure by the Congress to curb the
Supreme Court in its original jurisdiction and the President
in his unconstitutional exercise of war powers from the first
days of the Republic have effectively changed the balance
of powers, which the Founders intended to create. We must
not sit on our right to recall, but show that we can use it
despite any other political calculations!
"American Independent Party"
"Unnecessary Use of Absentee
Ballots Is Unwise and Dangerous"
"Remarks on Minor Party Candidates"
- Lied to Public About California’s Budgetary
Matters Solely to Gain Re-Election
- Lied to Voters About His Plans to Raise Taxes
- Pushes for New Form of Taxation – Taxing
- California and The Nation Still Suffer from the
Davis Power Crisis
- The People’s Property For Sale –
Selling the Government for Campaign Cash
The Recall Election,
Those Who Would be King by Markham
The first project of this site is far from
theoretical. I promised a number of people that I would research
the replacement candidates. Little did I know what that innocent
little statement would entail!
My Own Reasons to Favor the Recall by
I have a bumper sticker that reads “Blackouts
2001. Gray Out 2002.” It’s a bit dated, but I
still like it. The Governor failed to lead when it counted.
We had an energy “deregulation” bill, better called
a “misregulation” bill that was a disaster, at
least as it was managed in a crisis of supply. We simply had
too little power and too little transmission capacity. The
only way to get what we wanted was to buy it out of State.
Real Catholics should oppose Davis,
Bustamante, and Schwarzenegger. All of them claim to
be Catholics. All of them are hypocrites. The Pope has made
it clear in an Ex Cathedra communication, which is infallible
by official Catholic doctrine, that all public officials,
especially Catholics, have an obligation to oppose abortion
in their official capacities.
Christian Conservatives and Devout
Catholics, Vote Your Conscience! by Markham
It is not only alright practically
to vote for the pro-life candidate with a chance, Tom McClintock,
but your duty as well. Fear and Bandwagon Psychology
have been the winning candidates all too often!
Here is the practical argument.
Arnold plus Tom will get more than twice as many votes as
Bustamante. Let me do the math for you. No matter which one,
Tom or Arnold, you vote for, one of them will beat Bustamante.
Neither one can spoil the chances of the other.
The only way either Tom or Arnold
can spoil the chances of the other at this point is to withdraw!
If that happens, then their voters may either stay home or
vote against the recall. This is because they may then think
that their favorite candidate has no chance. If they are more
afraid of the likely replacement than they are of keeping
the Governor in office three more disastrous years they will
vote against the recall.
10 Good Reasons to Recall Gray Davis (Human
- Very Questionable Fundraising
- Bungled Energy Strategy
- Budget Deficit Deception
- Job-Killing Family Leave Law
- Business-Destroying Workers' Compensation Law
- Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens
- In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens
- Cross-Dressing as a Civil Right
- Killed Proposition 187
- Illegally Tripled the Car Tax
I strongly favor a vote for Tom McClintock.
This is because he is the only "Man With a Plan"
in the Recall race. He will reduce wasteful government spending
immediately and substantially.
He will improve the business climate by decisively
reforming the Worker’s compensation mess. He will reverse
the illegally imposed tripling of the Car Tax, which most
strongly impacts the working poor who need a car to get to
He will challenge the disastrous 41 billion
dollars of oil contracts based on a conflict of interest,
which the current Governor will never do. He will not raise
taxes, nor will he have to.
He has a line item veto and other strong
legal powers. Further if elected, he will have a political
mandate. In the long run, he will greatly reduce the scope
and expense of State government, and lower taxes.
He is the only candidate who, if victorious,
would be guaranteed to be reelected, because of decisive success
in addressing our economic problems.
I admire this man, but I cannot support
him. I admire him for his determination and abilities, just
as he admired Hitler for the same qualities. Arnold though
did not admire Hitler on balance. Similarly, on balance, I
cannot support Arnold. Hitler was evil, but Arnold just isn’t
My essay on the energy crisis blamed
the weather, the Legislature, Governor Wilson, Governor Davis
and particularly the PUC as the culprits. I should also have
mentioned the cumulative bad effects of national and state
energy exploitation, production, and distribution policies
and regulations as a backdrop to the emergency we experienced
and could experience again.
Reasons to Recall Cited in Recall Petition
“The grounds for the recall are as
follows: Gross mismanagement of California Finances by overspending
taxpayers’ money, threatening public safety by cutting
funds to local governments, failing to account for the exorbitant
cost of the energy fiasco, and failing in general to deal
with the state’s major problems until they get to the
crisis stage. California should not have to be known as the
state with poor schools, traffic jams, outrageous utility
bills, and huge debts....all caused by gross mismanagement.”
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