|Sasse: Proudly Disloyal!|
Rather than following Moore's demonization of the past and rhetoric of oikophobia, Sasse acknowledges that America has lost something critical: "While I recognize that we disagree about how to make America great again, we agree that this should be our goal." But he charts out a politics of rationalistic disloyalty, (we owe no loyalty to Americans with whom we associate, only to the truth claims of the Constitution), which though immoral is better than Moore's in that it doesn't play pit-a-pat with heresy out of political pique.
Here is Sasse on political parties, introducing his politics of disloyalty:
Now, let’s talk about political parties: parties are just tools to enact the things that we believe. Political parties are not families; they are not religions; they are not nations – they are often not even on the level of sports loyalties. They are just tools. I was not born Republican. I chose this party, for as long as it is useful.This is a convenient view for a man who wants to break ranks with his party, but it is false. Political parties are associations of people. Christians don't believe that associations of people are tools to be used just as long as useful to me. Associations are ways of relating to people and being in relation with them. Christians relate to people with love and love requires faithfulness and loyalty.