If it hasn’t been obvious for years, the Wikileaks revelations make one thing abundantly clear:
The Democrat Party in the United States is wittingly or unwittingly committed to elitist attitudes and policies that could destroy the American republic.
Actually, they’ve been quite effective at it during the past forty years because an unthinking, complacent and immoral populace have allowed them to do so.
With three weeks left until one of the most consequential elections of our lives, and with two poor presidential candidates leading the major parties, I have one practical suggestion to make (outside of fervent prayer):
If you don’t like the person, vote for the only party that still possesses a bailing can and some life preservers.
I would not have made that statement years ago. I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans during my forty-five years as a voting citizen. In 1960, if I’d been eligible, I would have cast my ballot for John F. Kennedy because, despite an adulterous lifestyle, his policies were more in line with biblical principles than Richard Nixon’s (whose character sins became known in the 70s).
But today’s Democrat party today is not the party of your father or grandfather. It has morphed rapidly and even explosively over the past few years into being largely immoral, anti-American, anti-Christian, pro-socialist and pro-world government–which is against the majority of the people.
To make that clear, all you need to read is this year’s Republican and Democrat platforms. They used to be similar and only disagreed on a few issues. Today, there is a vast chasm between them. For all the faults, warts, and wimpiness of the Republican Party, it still remains committed to life, liberty, national sovereignty and economic growth.
The Dems are against all four and are actually destroying them just like unborn babies in the womb.
I can’t sit by any longer and be unclear. The Republican Party cannot save or renew us–only the power of Jesus Christ through an awakened Church can do that. But the role of government is to protect people from injustice–to resist evil through good and just laws, which is a defensive form of bailing out and preserving human culture.
No matter how asleep and compromised they are, the Republicans are the only party in America right now with some bailing cans (good principles which could bring renewal)–and life preservers (some good leaders who could point the way forward in the future).
The Democrats have none–and are only becoming emboldened to destroy the American destiny and sink the national ship.
Listen to two wise voices on why we must vote R and resist the Ds at this watershed of American history.
Historian and author Eric Metaxas:
“What if not pulling the lever for Mr. Trump effectively means electing someone who has actively enabled sexual predation in her husband before—and while—he was president? Won’t God hold me responsible for that? What if she defended a man who raped a 12-year-old and in recalling the case laughed about getting away with it? Will I be excused from letting this person become president? What if she used her position as secretary of state to funnel hundreds of millions into her own foundation, much of it from nations that treat women and gay people worse than dogs? Since these things are true, can I escape responsibility for them by simply not voting?”
“Many say they won’t vote because choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. But this is sophistry. Neither candidate is pure evil. They are human beings. We cannot escape the uncomfortable obligation to soberly choose between them. Not voting—or voting for a third candidate who cannot win—is a rationalization designed more than anything to assuage our consciences. Yet people in America and abroad depend on voters to make this very difficult choice.”
“Children in the Middle East are forced to watch their fathers drowned in cages by ISIS. Kids in inner-city America are condemned to lives of poverty, hopelessness and increasing violence. Shall we sit on our hands and simply trust ‘the least of these’ to God, as though that were our only option? Don’t we have an obligation to them?”
“Two heroes about whom I’ve written faced similar difficulties. William Wilberforce, who ended the slave trade in the British Empire, often worked with other parliamentarians he knew to be vile and immoral in their personal lives.”
“Why did he? First, because as a sincere Christian he knew he must extend grace and forgiveness to others, since he desperately needed them himself. Second, because he knew the main issue was not his moral purity, nor the moral impurity of his colleagues, but rather the injustices and horrors suffered by the African slaves whose cause he championed. He knew that before God his first obligation was to them, and he must do what he could to help them.”
“The anti-Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer also did things most Christians of his day were disgusted by. He most infamously joined a plot to kill the head of his government. He was horrified by it, but he did it nonetheless because he knew that to stay ‘morally pure’ would allow the murder of millions to continue. Doing nothing or merely ‘praying’ was not an option. He understood that God was merciful, and that even if his actions were wrong, God saw his heart and could forgive him. But he knew he must act.”
“It’s a fact that if Hillary Clinton is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution—and the genuine liberty and self-government for which millions have died—is gone. Not for four years, or eight, but forever. Many say Mr. Trump can’t be trusted to deliver on this score, but Mrs. Clinton certainly can be trusted in the opposite direction. For our kids and grandkids, are we not obliged to take our best shot at this? Shall we sit on our hands and refuse to choose?”
“[If we don’t choose correctly} we would be responsible for passively electing someone who champions the abomination of partial-birth abortion, someone who is celebrated by an organization that sells baby parts. We already live in a country where judges force bakers, florists and photographers to violate their consciences and faith—and Mrs. Clinton has zealously ratified this. If we believe this ends with bakers and photographers, we are horribly mistaken. No matter your faith or lack of faith, this statist view of America will dramatically affect you and your children.”
“For many of us, this is very painful, pulling the lever for someone many think odious. But please consider this: A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this election. Not to vote is to vote. God will not hold us guiltless.”
Evangelist Mario Murillo:
“One of the most amazing and revealing statements Trump ever made—he made to pastors. He asked them why they let the country get in this condition when—all along—they had the power to get what they wanted.”
“He told them that there are 50 million of you, and if you had worked together you could have elected everything from city councilmen, to state Assemblymen, to Congressmen and presidents. He is painfully correct. That is not just a statement of our influence but of our responsibility.”
“To the [naive Christians] I say this: Nothing matters more in this election than what Hillary Clinton (the Democrats) will do to America. She will fill the Supreme Court with leftist judges–she will destroy our economy—she will cause a war–all forms of abortion will be legal–and the Church in America will be severely crippled.”
“We could stop this insanity if we unified against real—not imagined evil. If we could see our real duty in this election–if we could get over our false sensibilities and hurt feelings…we could save the country. The great heroes of our faith, who witnessed tyranny would grab us and shake to our core if they saw our apathy and naiveté in the face of this threat.”
“I am not fretting over the fate of Christianity. I am fretting over my nation. I know Christianity will survive without America, but America will not survive without Christianity. America…as you have known it will not survive Hillary Clinton.”
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So, when you cast your ballot on or before November 8, think about the millions of people-ramifications of your choices and vote Republican for your city council, governor and state representatives.
When you look at the national ballot, vote for a Republican administration, Senate, and House of Representatives.
If you don’t like the person, vote for the only party left with a bailing can and some life preservers.