The Problem is not our candidates!
The problem is us! Americans! We are little more than a week away from one of the most important and divisive elections in our history. Now if you are doing everything you can to get informed before you vote, then this isn’t for you. But if you’re a party drone or a “gender” voter or a “lesser than two evils” voter or “mine is not theirs voter”… YOU’RE THE PROBLEM!
Let me start with my Christian friends… I’ll get to you heathens in a minute! God states in Proverbs 29:2:
“When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.”
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Another translation says,
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
In Exodus 18:21 God says,
“But select capable men from all the people–men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain–and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”
There are many more. But quite simply, to my “Christian” friends, God wants you to choose “GODLY” people to rule you, because when you do the people in the area rejoice. You know. The “citizens,” the “inhabitants,” and when dishonest and wicked people are in power the community groans (lots of people groaning today.) From a biblical perspective, a righteous person is one who has accepted Christ. Are you biblically righteous? Are you, as a Christian, following God’s word to make your choices?
A question for my Christian friends. Would you join a club that told you as part of acceptance as a member that were not allowed to display or speak about any form of your religion? That you couldn’t speak about God in a positive way, or even at all? That you couldn’t discuss your love for God or Godly principles? Or why you believed in God? And that God, His word, and His values were simply not welcome at the club? Would you join? (The higher IQ readers will get that.)
I am not saying just because a club accepts God or people say they believe in God that they do, or will act with Godly love and action.
What I AM saying is that Christians should line up the candidate’s platform with biblical principle and vote based on biblical principle… NOT on party principle. That would be putting party before God and that would be problematic.
Now, to my non-Christian friends. I don’t know how you base your decisions.
You have a man by the name of Trump. A lot of people don’t like him. He’s arrogant. He has had issues in the way he treats women and speaks about minorities. He doesn’t have the “demeanor” of a President, whatever that is. He has a New York get it done, I’m not interested in all the fluff garbage around the issue kind of demeanor. It’s a “what’s going to be best for the country” kind of attitude, and for some reason, that makes people uncomfortable. The “Alpha Male” always makes people uncomfortable. They think he is arrogant and, well I could go on for pages and pages.
Ultimately, you reading this right now have no clue what he is going to do. You know what he says he will do. You know, if you have done your own homework and not just listened to mainstream media, what he is capable of doing (in a good way). Funny how he was AL Sharpton and Jessie Jackson’s best friends and a friend to the black community until he announced his candidacy for President. He has done a great deal for women and minorities in this country. But many of you will only go hunt for what he has done wrong or appeared to have done wrong. It’s what we have been conditioned to do. There has to be something wrong with _________!
Not one of you reading this has been perfect. Not one. Actually many of you will comment as you have in the past and make fun of me and speak of the ills that I have done never looking for the good things I’ve done for people.
Then you have Hillary. We do have a clue what she has done. We know what she is capable of doing. We know that she has 30+ years in government. We know that she has been fired, lost her license, caught in lies, caught in more lies, and caught in even more lies. She has berated and belittled staff at the White House, in her senate office, and other places, documented and written about by that same staff. Yup. Women, Hispanics, white guys, and even African Americans.
People around her have to continually stand on the Fifth Amendment when brought in to testify against Clinton’s actions or their own. For clarity:
The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, ……. nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Key phrase here is “Witness against himself.” You see, you can’t tell on yourself. What YOU did to break the law, what YOU did cover for someone who broke the law and then you lied to the Feds to cover for them, which is against the law, and that would incriminate you. You can refuse to answer. Leaving the American public to having NO answers to the criminal issues at hand!
So if Mrs. Clinton is trying to be transparent and wants the truth to come out, then why would everyone who has worked with her who has been called to testify stood on the 5thAmendment? Even Attorney General Loretta Lynch is pleading the 5th to avoid answering what she did to stop or sway the investigation! In the immortal words of Yule Brenner, “It’s a puzzlement!”
You are not Democrats, Republicans, Green Party, Decline to State, blah, blah, blah. You are Americans first. You don’t do right by the Party. You do right by these United States. You line up your values with the candidates and vote for the one who will get this country back on track. Nearly 80% of Americans agree its going in the wrong direction.
We have who we have because YOU haven’t made sure that we vote for, groom and encourage good people to run.
Don’t vote for a Mafioso Dynasty. Vote for a renewed America!
First published at The Real Side
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