Reaping what we sow

Rick Perry remains caught up in a flap over his immigration policy. I think his predicament is a good example of the politics of the day. Perry is now getting heat because he is just not as conservative as he could be on immigration because he supported a bill that gave the children of illegal immigrants in-state tuition. In particular, Mitt Romney is having fun clubbing Perry over the head with this issue because Perry has been doing pretty much the same thing to Romney on health care. Perry helped create the ideological standard that he’s now struggling to meet. As Galatians 6:7-8 tells us that, “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” 

Perry may deserve a little of this. Still, the question is if  the nation is moving toward some kind of zero tolerance politics where anyone straying from what they think it means to be conservative or liberal is blasphemy. President Obama is under attack from the far left for his compromises with House Republicans on taxes and spending. Perry is challenged on immigration. Romney on health care. What does it tell us when no one meets the standard? How can a system of checks and balances that requires compromise function in the climate of expectations we have today?

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