‘Political MESSIAHS’ Or ‘WE The People’ … What Does America REALLY Need?

Written by Allan Erickson on August 21, 2016

The argument a person is immoral if he declines to vote for Donald Trump is curious. It is taken so far as to call immoral a write-in vote.

Various people have advanced this argument. Some say refusing to vote Trump necessarily means a vote for Clinton, and a vote for Clinton means the end of America. Well, no. If a man refuses to vote for Trump, he declines advancing Trump, but does not help Clinton in any way. The counter argument is not voting Trump at least forwards Clinton’s chances. That is not provable. In any case, the man not voting Trump is likely met by the Democrat not voting Clinton, so it’s a wash.

The argument America will evaporate if Clinton wins is also not provable. Gloom and doom prophecies rarely eventuate. Will we be overrun by illegal immigrants and others bringing disease and massive violence, crime and terrorism? Probably not. Will the entire country collapse financially? That will likely happen no matter who becomes President, and it will be the fault of both parties. Will Clinton be able to flip the switch and magically turn America into a communist dictatorship? Doubtful. After all, communists have been trying to destroy America for 100 years, without too much resistance, and they have made advances, but a full blown communist dictatorship? No. Will she confiscate our guns? I doubt 90 million gun owners will put up with that nonsense. Will we fall deeper into moral decline? Yes. We’ve been allowing that for decades, so who has standing to complain?

Another argument assumes Trump, if elected, with vanquish all our enemies, solve all our problems, save the SCOTUS, turbo charge the economy and restore the American dream. Well, a Trump presidency is a long shot, if the polls are correct, but if by some miracle, it will take many miracles for him to deliver on all his exaggerated promises. Consequently, isn’t it the height of wishful thinking to suppose Trump will magically accomplish all these miracles when demoralization and decline and dictatorship have become institutionalized throughout massive government bureaucracies established during the last 100 years?

On the bright side, it looks as if traditional Americans are finally waking up to the severity of the various threats we face. We should face the truth: we are in crisis because we went to sleep during the Reagan administration, and it has taken the grotesque radicalism of the Obama administration, operating for seven years, to finally wake us up! And now that we are awake, we want an instant solution! It will take many years to repair the damage already done by Clinton and Obama and armies of Democrats skilled in demoralization, and that’s if we elect a decent President this time, or in 2020. It might take 20 years to get us back to a modicum of what the Founders envisioned.

Therefore, fellow patriots, if you are really serious about taking on the enemies within, if you are truly so fed up you want to take meaningful, direct and substantive action (instead of voting for a casino boss and calling it good), then I’d suggest a fervent American revolutionary spirit, not violent revolution, but a General Strike, a massive tax revolt, sit down strikes in the halls of power, civil disobedience on a scale never seen, along with a Convention of States.

With civil disobedience Gandhi upended the mighty British Empire. With civil disobedience Dr. King turned an entire nation inside out and right side up in just a few years. By a refusal to cooperate, the Founders sought every non-violent means to separate from Great Britain, and so should we!

So if you are serious about solving the problems we face and returning the country to some semblance of what it should be—-with liberty and justice for all—-we not only have to take drastic action day in and day out, voting correctly up and down the ballot, confronting the criminals in office, and taking control of this government, we have to be prayerful, exemplifying goodness, and return to serious teaching in our schools about the value of Americanism, what liberty requires, and how the American Revolution accomplished the 5,000 year leap, bringing forward the most liberty and the most prosperity ever known in the history of humankind.

The truly immoral path is voting for an unstable and dishonest individual thinking that betrayal of principles is some kind of solution, when the truth is the only solution is massive action day in and day out for at least 20 years if not longer.

This is our country. We have to do the work, not put faith in another individual of whatever stripe, whose only interest in public office is self-aggrandizement.

Image: photo credit: Mermorial Day 2015 via photopin (license); Tom Hanny

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.