Yep, I read this. It was actually pretty good and motivated me to do some better research into the various candidates I'll be voting for in a few weeks.  He made it clear that God is neither a republican nor a democrat - it all depends on the topic at hand. Even though Tony makes several stances leaning towards small government, anti-abortion, and the sanctity of marriage, he makes good points too like: it's possible to be a pro-life democrat or a pro-choice republican.

As I was speaking to someone else recently about this whole issue of partisanism - it's not like there are people running for office that are out to ruin everything. Every candidate honestly wants to do good and do what's best for the country or whomever they're representing. They just have different ideas about how to go about it. One of the last episodes of the West Wing in which the two candidates had a "real" debate put this very clearly. Both sides very clearly had reasons for their own viewpoints. Mostly, the democrat wanted to raise taxes on the rich to pay for all of his programs, and the republican wanted tax cuts for everyone and make government get out of the way.

That was one other point Tony made. In God's plan, there are 4 levels of institutional authority: individual, familial, church, and government. The government shouldn't have to make up for people's lack of responsibility or self-control, nor should it have to take care of the poor and needy, since that is one of the charges of the church. Unfortunately, many churches miss this charge, just like many families are broken and don't provide the support needed to people in times of need. (er, that seemed redundant, but I write these reviews really quickly and never edit them)

The other interesting tidbit which has always bugged me is that America is not a democracy, it's a republic (you know... "...and to the republic for which it stands...").  So many things these days are ruled and determined by the 51% or what's "popular" rather than the constitutional mandates of our founding fathers which were literally intended to promote safety, freedom, and well-being (i.e. life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness).

This 21st century is going to be interesting!

P.S. He mentioned how on a football team there are actually 3 teams.  The refs count. Believe me. This Fall of 2012 as a Packers fan, I believe it!