Progressive Politics are Ruining our Republic
I have debated writing this article for months, even years. The main reason for my hesitancy is a fear of being falsely accused of being partisan–a bias which resides in no bone of my body.
The last straw is the profound deception and gross perversion of the Brett Kavanaugh proceedings for a seat on the Supreme Court. D-Day for Judge Kavanaugh appears to be Thursday of this week.
Thus, I must speak out.
Progressive politics are ruining our republic.
For the past fifty years the United States has experienced a growing civic and cultural war. Similar historical tension took place over over slavery in the 19th century–finally settled through costly bloodshed–American versus American.
In the 20th century, the battle switched from God-given human rights to the right and necessity of faith in God. We are now engaged in a cultural battle over “In God We Trust” and the laws and principles that flow from that truth, and “In Men We Trust” with the corresponding tyranny that rises from statism (big government).
That battle is being vigorously enjoined in the 21st century–and one side will prevail (at least for a period of time) and the other will lose (recede in influence and power).
The press on both sides tend to label this conflict “left versus right.” I’ve never liked these directional terms which mean nothing, either sociologically or spiritually. I believe those labels mask the real participants and philosophies that are at war.
“Democrat” and “Republican” don’t help either. It’s true that the Democratic Party strongly favors one side of the culture war. It’s also true that that the Republican Party stands as the only major party still clinging to our God-heritage.. Yet, some Rs are liberal and others are squishy–having seriously forgotten the origin of their civil polity.
I prefer to use the following terms to describe the two political contestants in our current culture war:
Secular progressives and faith-based conservatives. Only one of them will win the current war for America’s soul.
So what is a secular progressive?
The word secular means “worldly” and denotes a person who doesn’t believe (or lives like they don’t believe) in a Higher Power. A secular person lives for the “stuff” of this world. Secular folks usually fill the God-vacuum with big government or authoritarian leaders who promise to meet all their needs. Progressive simply means moving beyond traditional or biblical ideas to moral anarchy and social justice.
A secular progressive is a God-denying person who’s trying to get rid of the traditional biblical order upon which Western civilization was founded. These folks include much of the mainstream media, the Hollywood establishment, college elites, and the Democratic Party. Most of the SP’s live in the “bubble” of the the east and west coasts and urban areas in between.
On the other side, faith-based conservatives believe in God, the Golden Rule, and traditional biblical principles in morals, life, and society. This group includes Bible-believing Christians, traditional Jews and Catholics, nominal (non-jihadist Muslims) and other folk who simply think God’s “traditions” create peace and prosperity.
FBC’s want to conserve the goodness and greatness of American culture. SP’s want to destroy it.
Most of the towns, counties and rural areas of the American people are filled with faith-oriented conservative people. A map of the 2016 presidential election gives you a good view of the new “North and South” of the 21st century. Donald Trump earned most of the faith-based conservative votes and counties (2,649) and Hillary Clinton clinched the secular progressive strongholds (503 counties).
Hillary won the popular vote because more SP’s live in the cities than in the vast “fly-over” country. Trump dominated the geographical landscape and the Electoral College because our wise founders gave us a representative republic, not a mob-driven democracy.
Secular progressives are fond of saying that the new Administration is “destroying our democracy.” Our founders didn’t give us a direct democracy because they didn’t want the bloody French Revolution visiting our shores. They wisely created a constitutional republic based on biblical ideas that birthed the most free, moral,and prosperous nation the world has ever known.
In our current cultural civil war, secular progressive politics are ruining our glorious republic. The “King George” we fight in the 21st century contains various groups of secular progressives (and the demonic forces behind them).
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson laid out in specific detail in the Declaration of Independence the ways King George of England was ruining the colonies. He gave 27 examples of his destructive actions.
As Michelle Malkin pointed out in a recent article regarding the Brett Kavanaugh smear campaign, “don’t believe the gender, believe evidence.”
I concur with 27 evidentiary examples of how secular progressive politics are ruining our republic:
- They are taxing too much of our hard-earned money to give to special social justice interests. Not ONE Democrat voted for the recent tax cuts.
- They have spent the federal budget into 21 trillion dollars worth of debt. That’s $400,000 per person–and will likely cause a devastating future economic crash.
- They burdened the greatest health care system in the world with Obamacare and want to give us “Medicare for all” which will bankrupt the program and lead to rationing and “death panels.” Not ONE Republican voted for Obamacare.
- They broke down the American family via promoting fornication, adultery (Hollywood), homosexuality, and divorce–then changed the definition of marriage.
- They killed 60+ million Americans via the evil of abortion on demand.
- They have confused and wounded millions of children over gender identity nonsense.
- They allow illegal alien felons to roam our streets and rape and kill innocent people (Kate Steinle and many others.)
- They promote open borders and resist building a wall.
- They champion illegals voting in our local and national elections.
- They have removed God and the Bible from our schools.
- They brazenly resist conservative speakers on college campuses and shout down their arguments.
- They have created “safe spaces” on university campuses to combat “white supremacy.”
- They use race as a weapon to divide Americans.
- They gin up gender wars to find cheap votes.
- They promote one-world rule and resist our national sovereignty and interests.
- They weakened America militarily, gave in to ISIS, and supported Iran-based jihad via the nuclear deal.
- They use “dark money” to pay rioters and anarchists to foment violent revolution in our streets.
- They use the “Deep State” to resist the will of the people in the 2016 election.
- They changed “innocent until proven guilty” to guilty if you’re a man (#MeToo movement).
- They use anonymous sources to create and peddle fake news to the American people.
- They boycott faith-based groups to try and put them out of business (Chick-Fil-A).
- They harass the sponsors of Christian and conservative commentators to take them off the airwaves (Bill O’Reilly).
- They disrespect the America flag and denigrate our police force.
- They lie about their goals and aspirations believing that “the end justifies the means.”
- They’ve altered the American destiny of filling the world with Christ’s light and freedom to joining a one-world (secular) order.
- They try to stack the courts with judicial activists.
- They have used despicable tactics, lied, manipulated, and done everything in their power to thwart eminently qualified nominee Brett Kavanaugh from serving as the ninth member of the U.S. Supreme Court. They hate the U.S. Constitution which Judge Kavanaugh will uphold.
We must righteously resist the secular progressive ideology in our present culture war, crush it in our own hearts when it rears its ugly head, and defeat it at the ballot box.
We must once again say to ourselves and the world that “We Have No King But Jesus,” (a battle cry of the founding generation), re-commit to “In God We Trust” (our national motto), and work feverishly to conserve and renew our godly foundations.
It’s time for a Declaration of Dependence on God.
That will require the same grit and courage shared by our brave ancestors and enshrined in their final words of the Declaration of Independence:
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
So help us, God.
I appreciate the definitions and 27 points. Well stated. Thank you.
with the advent of bullshit artist socialist/marxists taking over the democrat party in the united states, we have been subjected to a incessant haring from the leftist media night and day 24/7 . the killing of babys, unsurping of the parental rights, the state control of every daly action of family operation,by the feds mandatory injections of poisonous heavy metals hidden in so-called preventive medicines by the american medical assn. to even educate our children in public schools. the american people are given no choice in our daily lives. we either have to send our children to private schools, religious schools, or the communist re-education of the public school system. we in 1776 voted with our rifles ,our few cannons and many of our patriots lives to remove the ruling class control of our lives. the democrat/socialist,marxists in the democrat party has slowly recended the very rights that we fought for in 1776. they have turned INOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, to GUILTY UNTIL YOU PROVE YOURSELF INOCENT. just like the communist system of judicial system…the use of the corrupt socialist media to slander and twist the facts to what they alone want to bring forth. IT IS JUST ABOUT TIME TO RESORT TO THE GUN,CANNON AND KNIFE TO REMOVE THIS CANCER IN GOVERNMENT..
Today, Thursday, 9/27/2018 marks a very significant date in my life since it reminds me of 8/27/2013 when I left my ancestral village in my motherland KENYA, in the continent of Africa for the United States of America, under a mission from the Lord God almighty to help bring America back to Prayer and Godliness.
I wish to leave a comment on your article based on your statement: “In 1776, Thomas Jefferson laid out in specific detail in the Declaration of Independence the ways King George of England was ruining the colonies. He gave 27 examples of his destructive actions”
And as you further added: “As Michelle Malkin pointed out in a recent article regarding the Brett Kavanaugh smear campaign, “don’t believe the gender, believe evidence.” I concur in a number of points and strongly believe that God is not done with America yet and there is light at the end of the tunnel since Good has always and will triumph over evil.
As I shared with you briefly during my visit to you with Rick Best recently, when I also Blew the Shofar after Prayer at your educational institution, I need to reiterate that we have entered a New Season and as “Men of Isaachar” we need to understand the times and know what we should do (I Chronicles 12:32).
Thank you for your book that you gave me titled “RESTORING AMERICA’S CONSCIENCE” where you stated on its front cover page “Our nations’s conscience can only be restored the way it died – one person at a time.”
Ron, I believe God sent me and my wife Mary to this great nation as missionaries since August 2013, to network with leaders and people with a common passion to establish a Christ Centered Transformational Movement for the entire Body of Christ not just in the 50 States of the USA , (ONE STATE AT A TIME), but to the entire Nations of the world as well, (ONE NATION AT A TIME). Our Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ said “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony TO ALL NATIONS, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14).
This however cannot be an easy task unless we understand and assimilate in your words, the “27 evidentiary examples of how secular progressive politics are ruining our republic” and how we can address it. I believe the focal starting point is RESTORING THE FAMILY FABRIC which was destroyed as you labelled here below:
No. 4 They broke down the American family via promoting fornication, adultery (Hollywood), homosexuality, and divorce–then changed the definition of marriage.
No. 5 They killed 60+ million Americans via the evil of abortion on demand.
No. 6 They have confused and wounded millions of children over gender identity nonsense.
The FAMILY Fabric has been damaged severely and it is time to mend it ONE FAMILY AT A TIME for SO GOES THE FAMILY, SO GOES THE CHURCH AND SO GOES THE CHURCH, SO GOES THE NATION.
There is no doubt that God’s purpose is to change our cultures by His Kingdom, through the eternal gospel being proclaimed to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people for it is on God, who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water. (Revelation 14:6-7).
This eternal gospel will effectually recruit people from the world to become part of Christ’s community, and to equip and mobilize these people to function both in their local churches and in their particular world environment.
When I arrived here in the United States in 2013, the LORD assigned me to Pray and Intercede for each of the 50 States, One State at a Time per day and I faithfully did so. When I was done, He urged me to do it again and then again for the third time. This was before He sent me in 2016, (prior to the Presidential Elections) to make Prophetic declarations, then BLOW THE SHOFAR, in all the Major State Capitals starting in New England (New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island) and ending in Washington DC at the Martin Luther King Monument on the eve of the Presidential Elections in November 2016.
The LORD God later brought my wife Mary in the USA, to join me (in July 2017) after she resigned her job as a deputy headmistress in a Government school, so we can together BOLDLY confront our present ungodly, degenerate culture through Prayer and Intercession. Our culture today has replaced absolute, moral standards with situational ethics which promotes sexual pleasures and instant gratifications. “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” (Romans 1:26-27).
To avert God’s judgment to this great nation (USA) the LORD has sent us among many other missionaries to call upon the people of this great nation, in every State, to REPENT AND RETURN TO THE TRUE GOD. (Acts 17:30-31).
Starting October 1st through November 19th 2018, I will Repent, Pray and Intercede for each and every state (State per day) beginning with Delaware (the First State), to Hawaii (the 50th State) on November 19th 2018.
Through the “GIG HARBOR” Awakening, the LORD God is preparing another Generation through Warfare and Intercessory Prayer.
The LORD is in this season calling upon the State of Washington to establish a House of Intercession and Prayer. It is time for us to enlarge our prayers. This is time for all BELIEVERS everywhere to take advantage of the canopy of Grace for Prayer and Intercession. This season of Prayer and Intercession is a special, unique window that God has granted us for Global Evangelism as Prophesied by Zechariah 12:10-13:1 and Revelation 14:6-7).
It is through Repentance, Prayer and Intercession that America will be Restored to its Judeo- Christian Values. This must be what the founding Father of this great nation foresaw when he said “Labor to keep alive in your heart that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”
As missionaries, It is and has not been easy for us to leave kins, parents, children, land and ministry back in Africa, to come to the United States of America for now five years. It truly was not easy for my wife Mary, especially, to leave everything that we held dear for the sake of the Kingdom of God in a foreign land.
In conclusion my last words for AMERICA are the following:
AMERICA, BEAUTIFUL AMERICA, DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED THE FREEDOM AND LIBERTY THAT YOU ENJOY AS A NATION UNDER GOD. THESE WERE THE ESSENCE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. GREAT BRITAIN DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO VIOLATE THE INNER CONVICTIONS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY WERE “ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS. AMONG THESE RIGHTS WERE LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.”
Samuel Adams, a great Revolutionary leaders, said:
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property;….Every man living in or out of a state of civil society has a right to peaceably and quietly worship God according to the dictates of his conscience.”
This was the reason the Pilgrims and others came to AMERICA. In England, their internal property – including the right to conscience and worship of God – had been ransacked. They came to these shores to again take possession of their convictions. Central to these internal possessions was a conscience that yearned to worship God in liberty and purity.
As People of Prayer on mission with God, my wife Mary and I strongly feel that God sent us here in the State of Washington to be part of the Great Awakening. We are yearning to be filled with what we will never fully contain. We submit to the will of God upon our lives to pray for an outpouring from heaven that we believe will overwhelm every house and hall, penetrate every market place and jurisdiction, and bring life to every circle and setting of humanity.
We are believing God that our assignment to the USA since 2013, to bring Families and Nations back to the Prayer Altar will also bring together the Seven Mountains of Influence (FAMILY, EDUCATION, RELIGION, GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, MEDIA & CELEBRATION) for His word says “I will turn all My mountains into roads and My highways will be raised up” (Isaiah 49:11).
B. John A. Bulinda,
Gig Harbor WA.