Constitution Party of Washington Chairman Robert Peck Issues Statement on Boston Marathon Bombings



Whatever the final story behind the Boston Marathon bombing turns out to be, one thing is already evident.  No amount of bombs dropped on far away countries, drones flying overhead, airport security scanners, warrantless wiretaps, or gun free zones can make a people safe.  Safety – true safety – is only of the Lord.

I am mindful of the first words that bubbled up within me upon seeing the twin towers falling on 9-11, “America, how long will you be proud?”  That is to say, how long will we trust in ourselves, thinking we don’t need God, that we are sufficient in ourselves, can fix our own problems and meet our own needs?

We can’t meet our own needs.  We are totally inadequate to the task.  Man was never designed to meet His own needs.  Man was made to be connected to his Creator who is the only source sufficient for the meeting of our needs. We will either draw near to Him, trust in Him, connect with Him and with that which flows from Him, or we will drift away from Him, become disconnected from Him, become disconnected from His protection and provision and become increasingly depraved and increasingly the source of our own ills.

I am not talking about railing against liberals or the unsaved as being the source of judgment on America.  We, the Christian right, need to start examining ourselves and being honest about exactly who and what we are placing our trust in, both in our personal lives and in our political activism.  Are we really trusting in God, or are we unwittingly placing trust in man and the arm of the flesh (Jeremiah 17:5) as we look to political powers and institutions for our hope?  Once our own heart is right, once our trust is placed squarely where it belongs and our foot set on the prescribed path, it then becomes our duty to take the message of God, His word, His ways and of trust in Him to the lost, to the world and even to the liberal, in meekness teaching them how to recover themselves from the snare of the enemy (2 Timothy 2:24-26) and bring their land back to the place of God’s blessing, protection and provision.

I realize that I am the chairman of a political party and not the pastor of a church, but I would be remiss if I did not occasionally remind us that politics alone has no power to save, heal, or restore a nation. Politics and political parties are at best tools – tools that can be used to implement elements of God’s will for the healing of the land if and when we put ourselves and our political activities in His hands to be used for His purposes and for His glory.

Sincerely, Robert W. Peck, Chairman
Constitution Party of Washington

6 thoughts on “Constitution Party of Washington Chairman Robert Peck Issues Statement on Boston Marathon Bombings

  1. Dave Terry

    RP> “Safety – true safety – is only of the Lord.”

    Yet another example of brain damage via secondary passage through the birth canal.

  2. Jose C.

    I would like to come to the defense of my colleague of the Constitution Party. He is and the Constitution Party is correct about the fundamental foundation of the United States of America based on the concept of human rights and where men gets those human rights. Where do we get our rights? The founders believed we get our rights from God. In the Declaration of Independence Americans declared in 1776 that We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those who signed the Declaration of Independence, and the people of the states they represented believed that fundamental truth.

    Through out America’s history the belief that God is our creator and the source of human rights has been acknowledged again and again. In 1781, Thomas Jefferson in his work titled, “Notes on the State of Virginia” wrote, God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God.

    Congress in September 25, 1789, approved a resolution calling on President Washington to proclaim a National Day of Thanksgiving for the people declaring, A day of public Thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging . . . The many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity to establish a Constitution of Government for their safety and happiness. This President Washington did so establishing the first Thanksgiving holiday under the US Constitution. In the proclamation given Washington thanked God for the recent victory over the British and helping establish a nation founded on the liberty of the people.

    In 1863 President Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address said, . . . that this Nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and the Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not parish from the Earth.

    In June 15, 1954 President Eisenhower signed into law that amended the Pledge of Alligence to read, . . . one Nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

    During the crisis at Little Rock the parents of the Negro children (The Little Rock Nine) attending Central High School send a letter to President Eisenhower thanking him for assisting them and their children in attending Central High School. They also wished God would watch over him and guide him in his performance of his duties as President.

    It is clear that from the earliest days of our nation to today that Americans have believed that we have certain human rights given to us by God that no man can take away. Americans have also asked God for guidance in times of prosperity and in times of crisis.

    Is there any wonder most Americans again look to God for guidance and comfort during this time of crisis and tragedy?

  3. Rod Stern

    Articles you should read:

    The Dark Bible
    The Bible describes God as wrathful, jealous and scatological. These quotes show the pornographic, atrocious, and questionable moral verses from the KJV Bible.

    Should we admire Jesus?
    Does the character Jesus in the Gospels merit the admiration that so many have bestowed upon him? The Bible’s own words throw doubt on the workable morality of the alleged Jesus “the Christ.”

    Did a historical Jesus exist?
    Did a historical Jesus actually live? All accounts of him come from hearsay writings and no contemporary evidence exists.

    Martin Luther’s dirty little book
    Few Protestants realize the venom and hatred that Martin Luther spewed toward the Jews. In 1543, Luther wrote a book titled “On the Jews and their lies.”

    Problems with Creationism
    A refutation to an argument from Design from a Christian Creationist. Inconsistencies derived from illogic, faith and a lack of evidence have produced an unworkable hypothesis about a universe invented by a Designer (God).

    Hitler’s Christianity

    Hitler acted like Christians of the past and present. His actions agree with many God ordained horrors of the Bible. These articles use Hitler’s own words to prove his Christianity and shows how the Churches supported Hitler’s regime.

    Thomas Jefferson on Christianity
    Although Jefferson supported freedom of religion he did not believe in the superstitions of Christianity. A few quotes from Thomas Jefferson on Christianity and the Bible.

    The United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion
    Religious Right groups have dishonestly attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S. government derived from Christianity. This simply does not hold to the historical evidence. Example: the Treaty of Tripoli explicitly reveals, in a lawful document, the intentions of our Founding Fathers.

    History to consider
    U.S. currency originally never used the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The original Pledge of Allegiance never mentioned “God.” How the Christians stole Christmas and Easter, and more.

  4. Cody Quirk

    Even though I’m not as religiously oriented as Mr. Peck is- the Christianity & religion bashing in the above comments only shows who the real bigots here are.

  5. JD

    While I would first like to say that I am a studying ministry at Frontier Christian University, I am not entirely without some understanding of the athiestic view of American history. For most of my like I was, in fact, an athiest and a very hardcore one at that. Miraculously all that changed, very much for the better. But enough about me.

    Many of the founding fathers of this country such as Franklin, Madison, and Jefferson were often ambivalent to Christianity and religion in general. The non-alligned Founding Fathers tend to be the most revered because they were the dominant personalities present. This does not, however, mean that the run of the mill Founders did not have a strong faith in the Christian God. Even the diest school is based on the concept of a god that developed as a thiestic reaction to Christianity.

    Second, even if the constitution does exclude the possibility of passing laws and governing on the basis of religious beliefs, which it doesnt, there is certainly nothing that says that our political leaders can not publicly express their faith. Nothing says they can not use their positions to provide an example of positive Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. Mr. Peck is a political leader and should be commended for his positive outlook and moral character. He is a good example of a leader regardless of whether you agree with his religion.

    Last, I think we are all somewhat incorrect when we use a prase like “This country was founded as…”. Our nation, The United States of America(In Congress Assembled), in its founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Article of Confederation, and in the Constitution is never explicitely called a Christian nation. This is a fact. We can, however, look to the majority of Colonial and State charters and constitutions and see that they were designated as partisan Christian organs. While this country or nation was not established as a Christian nation, this land was. This land was settled and organized as a Christian land of Christian states. So perhaps it would save on the confusion and hostility if we made the distinction between the land and the nation.

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