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Sorry to Tell Ya: Elections Won’t Save Us

These days I find it difficult to be positive about the near future. My faith in Christ causes me to always be positive about the ultimate future. But, Jesus promised us persecution and trouble in this life. A couple of weeks ago, I was working in Livingston, TX with the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program. I saw an advertisement for a local fundraiser for the Republican Party. The guest speaker was Pastor Raphael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz. I’ve met Senator Cruz and have heard his father speak before. He has a tremendous testimony of escaping the oppression of communist Cuba. He also warns that America is headed in the same direction under our current communist leadership.

I did not go to hear Pastor Cruz. One of my greatest disappointments of late has been the total lack of opposition by the Republican Party. As we all know, the Congressional Republican leaders folded like a cheap suit on raising the debt ceiling again. In the process they handed Obama a blank check. Of course, this isn’t the first time that the GOP establishment leadership has folded recently. I won’t forget how they failed to support the courageous efforts of conservative Republicans, led by Senator Cruz, to deliver us all from Obama Care. So, I was asking myself, “Why should I go to a fundraiser for the Republicans?” I didn’t.

There is no effective opposition to the dictatorial plans of Obama. We are witnessing the demise of the Republican Party. Conservative Republicans will not make any difference because they are constrained by their leaders. I admire Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Trey Gowdy, Justin Amash and a few other conservatives, but what have they accomplished? If we’re not going to have any influence in our own party, then what is the point?

Let’s align with a party that is true to our principles and build a majority by winning the debate and offering a true alternative. I’ve looked into the Conservative Party and I like what I see. It took the Republican Party a decade to win a national election when they stood on principle and departed from the Whigs. Our departure from today’s GOP will hasten its demise. That’s a good thing. The Republican brand is hopelessly ruined.

The only thing more unpopular than Obama is the word Republican. Polls are clear that Congress is more unpopular than Obama. Most people falsely equate Congress with the House and Republicans. Nobody has informed them that the controlling majority in both houses of Congress is a unified party of progressive Democrats and RINOs, which is the same party as Obama. Why? Because the media doesn’t want people to know and conservative Republicans are faithful to Reagan’s 11th commandment to not speak evil of fellow Republicans.

It’s a shame that progressive RINOs could care less about anything that Reagan had to say and therefore find it easy to publicly criticize conservatives. Nobody has informed the low information voters because the conservatives continue to identify with the Republicans, which are a progressive group. Uninformed people naturally get confused.

Will a new election save us? I doubt it. When one observes the continual decline of American culture into debauchery, it doesn’t inspire much faith in the electorate. This week we were treated to another episode of politicians, judges and the media prostrating themselves before the lords of sodomy.

First there was the frenzied adoration of a college football player for his revelation that he prefers take it in the shorts from other men. And then we witnessed another Republican, Jan Brewer caving in to pressure to veto a law that would have provided freedom of conscience to business owners. Of course, the Republican leaders, Romney and McCain encouraged her to cave. At least, McCain was honest. He didn’t want to lose the Super Bowl money. Brewer was less honest. In her veto statement she claimed to have no knowledge of any business being required to violate their faith. She must have forgotten about the bakery in Colorado that was successfully sued for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a sodomite couple.

Lest anyone accuse me of wanting to discriminate against or harm homosexuals, allow me to explain. I don’t care what your sexual preference is. If we’re playing football, I don’t need to know. If I’m a baker and you come into my shop asking for a wedding cake, I don’t need to know who you have sex with. But, truth be told, the sodomite agenda goes beyond preventing discrimination, if there is any. The agenda is to force everyone to endorse and celebrate their perversion and to marginalize and punish Christians who call it sin. I can express the love of Christ to sinners without applauding their sin. Homosexual practice is no greater than any other sin. But, you don’t see organized movements of liars and thieves attempting to force everyone to endorse their sin. Wait! I forgot. There are the Democrats. Seriously, what we are witnessing is The Tyranny of the Minority. A friend, Randy Davis, provides an excellent explanation of the Christian response to such tyranny.

The discouraging revelation of what we are experiencing is that America is a post-Christian culture. Those of us who recognize that our early Christian culture fostered the freedom we once enjoyed and led to American exceptionalism anticipate the demise of both. The majority of people under 30 in America today subscribe to moral relativism. Most young people, even so called Christians, do not believe that sodomy, premarital sex or abortion is a sin. Even Christian young people reject the authority of the Bible. They practice a pick and choose Christianity. It’s like the time of the Judges, where “every man did what was right in his own eyes.” That philosophy didn’t work out very well for the Hebrews.

But we shouldn’t be surprised about how young people think given that we have turned them over to the state to be educated. Parents are faced with overwhelming evidence that public education is nothing more than socialist/ atheist indoctrination. Parents also know that their children are not safe from sexual predators in public school. But, they keep sending them, because it’s convenient and “free”.

Preserving our republic can only be accomplished from the pulpits. A revival of biblical Christianity is the only thing that can reverse the course if it’s not already too late. The preachers have as much responsibility as anyone for the demise of our nation. Too many have preached a watered down, feel good Christianity that bears no resemblance to the God of the Bible. Dr. Bruce K. Waltke refers to this responsibility in his Genesis Commentary: “The serpent’s final defeat under Messiah’s heel (3:15) is delayed to effect God’s program of redemption through the promised offspring. In the interim, God leaves Satan to test the fidelity of each succeeding generation of the covenant people (Judges 2:22) and teach them to fight against untruth. (Judges 3:2)”

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Rick David

Rick David retired from a career in business in 2011. His experience includes service in the USAF, in medical sales and in operations for an educational testing company. He has a passion for and has been actively engaged in conservative issue advocacy and campaigning for over 30 years. He currently resides in North Liberty, Iowa where he also served as a church pastor with his wife of 43 years and travels extensively volunteering in lay ministry.