A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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Every right-wing, conservative, Christian in America is praying for hope and change in 2016.  No, not the fundamental transformation of the United States, but a return to the laws already in place that have not been enforced.  What a difference it would make if they would be.

There are a cast of thousands with their respective hats in the ring.  I’m not here to tell anyone who to vote for (like you’d listen if I tried), but I’m going to try to point one blatantly obvious fact out for you, just in case you missed it.

I hope Trump will continue to run under the Republican ticket.  If he runs under a 3rd party it will divide Republicans – split the party wide open!  This not only makes me nervous going forward, but it assures that we will lose the 2016 election.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.  Split the Republican party?  Yep – and it would leave the Democrats laughing at us…  saying, “divide and conquer!”  It’d be awful if the Republicans were divided.  We need to remain united.  I pray we do.

In a prideful and arrogant tone, he says he does not pray to God for guidance.  He speaks with great candor which is refreshing, however, he lacks any sort of filter (certainly not a Holy Ghost brand of filter), and that concerns me greatly.

Why does it matter?  It matters because no man should consider himself more intelligent than his maker.  If he does not seek advice from a higher power, then he obviously thinks he IS the higher power and knows all.

He’s mistaken.  I’m not trying to be ugly.  Actually I’m being just as tactful as I can be…  but the fact is, he is mistaken.  We need God in America again…  and in order to get God and His principles back in America, it would make perfect sense in my brain that a Christian should hold the office of president.  Ya think???

Regardless of his economic status, perhaps he does not realize the true scope of the problem.  No one should go around putting down their competition, boasting about how much better they are.  The last time I saw that kind of campaign, I was in elementary school.  I was running for a seat on safety patrol and my competitor told everyone that I stole Twinkies from the coat room from other lunch boxes during lunch hour.

That was totally bogus…  my mom always packed a great lunch with my own Twinkie!  It was immature, but we were kids, so…  And yeah – I lost.  LOL.  I survived.

If he really cared about the Republican party, he’d back off and cool it.  Will he run under a new ticket?  If that happens – we’re sunk.  Honestly, our party needs to get its collective act together.  I’m both mad and sad…

I have no other candidate to endorse at this point, but…  there are some fine Christian Republican candidates running…  ones who would lean on God for guidance.

As you contemplate the candidates, always remember that this is all God’s perfect timing, not ours.  In His time all things will be made known.  In His time we will be taken to heaven.  Remember to always keep Christ before you.

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I want to encourage you not to choose a candidate to back with feelings of frustration alone.    Please pray about who you will vote for – I mean really pray about it.  Our country is at a crossroads – we need to get this RIGHT!  May God help each one of us as we do our part to regain what dignity for America we can.  🙂

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY

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2-12 HONEST ABEPoliticians aren’t the only ones with the power to declare a crisis…  Regular people can too.  Slavery wasn’t a crisis for American elites until abolitionism turned it into one… Sex discrimination wasn’t a crisis until feminism turned it into one.  – Naomi Klein

Abraham Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana.  He became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader and member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834 to 1846.  He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846 and was instrumental in modernizing the economy through banks, tariffs, and railroads.  He opposed to the Mexican-American war, which was unpopular among Illinois voters, so he returned to Springfield and resumed his successful law practice.

Lincoln reentered politics in 1854 and became a leader in building the new Republican Party, which had a statewide majority in Illinois.  He spoke out against slavery in a debate with Stephen A. Douglas but lost the U.S. Senate race to Douglas.

In 1860 Lincoln secured the Republican Party presidential nomination as a moderate from a swing state.  He had little support in the slave holding states of the South, but swept the North and was elected president in 1860.  He served as the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.  He led the U.S. through the Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis.  He did so while preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the federal government, and modernizing the economy.

I pray for a person with these qualities to be elected President of the United States in 2016.  We’ve had the most divisive, immoral, dishonest and anemic country in our history.

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.  – Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln’s nickname was “Honest Abe”.  How comforting would it be to know your commander and chief has such a reputation and lived above-board.  He was a Christian and had good morals and stood on solid moral ground.  We need a person in office that does more than talk a good talk.  As a Republican, I’d love to see a person step boldly forward and declare they have a real plan moving forward.  We need to be united and encouraged about the future in a very real way.

America needs a Christian leader.  A leader who embraces honesty and justice and seeks to lift the American people higher.  We need someone much like Honest Abe.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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11-7 GOD UNDERSTANDS DONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS

God not only understands donkeys & elephants, but Republicans & Democrats as well – there’s something to chew on!  As I wrote this poem, I could not help but draw parallels in my mind about the parties represented by these two icons.  Are Republicans the party that remember well the bad history and try with all their might to avoid repeating it?  Are Democrats as a rule stubborn and unwilling to budge an inch?  Well, anyway – it’s an interesting thought to ponder.

Why is the Republican party an elephant and the Democratic party a Donkey – of all things???

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On this day in 1874, the Republican Party was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon drawn by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly magazine.  It began with the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874, a hoax perpetrated by the Herald.  They published an untrue story about the animals in the zoo breaking loose and roaming all over New York’s Central Park.

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The elephant’s trunk is always pointed upward – for good luck.

Some things about politics have not changed much throughout history – sadly.   The ethics of the media were bad even back then!  Today we still don’t know what stories are true and what ones are not.  After reading the phony story, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion’s skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo.  One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled “The Republican Vote.”  That’s what led to the elephant becoming the symbol for the Republican Party.

It’s funny because according to Democrats, the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is dignified and strong.

Those are excellent qualities to be sure – but today I would LOVE to hear a Party say that they are reliable, trustworthy and honest.  I’m guessing I’m not the only one.

I’m tired of so-called transparency that is laced with lies.  I ‘m tired of weakness and non-commitment to vital issues of the day.  I’m tired of vacations and sport taking precedence over leadership.  I’m tired…  tired…  tired.

We do all we can to make things better by voting.  We still feel helpless because government is much larger than it needs to be.  We have Czars overseeing the ones who should be in charge to begin with – the layers of government just seem to get thicker and the people feel powerless to change it.

Christians pray that God will help America.  I pray that one day our government is more interested in the power of love than the love of power.  We know that no matter who is in charge in America, God has the ultimate power over all.  That is the fact that keeps us hopeful and smiling.  😀