Mixing A Little Politics

Like a lot of folks who run primarily Christian based blogs, I try not to venture out too much into politics. For about ten years I owned two political blogs which were pretty popular, one visited by people from over 186 countries. A couple of my articles were highlighted at the Canada Free Press and the Post & Email. But a while back I pretty much lost interest in writing about political stuff and my little wife encouraged me to start a “spiritual blog” (her terminology) though I still don’t write much.

With all that’s been happening since the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump winning I felt like writing some stuff as I look back to before the 2016 election …

When Donald Trump was running his campaign I have to admit he was not my first choice. I actually voted for Ted Cruz in the Texas primary. Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. From that point I supported him 100%. Yeah, Mr. Trump did some unsavory stuff (perhaps he was accused of more than he actually did, who knows?)   in his past. I felt we were not voting for a pastor or a spiritual leader, but for someone who could possibly restore some of the Christian values which have been decimated through the last few presidencies. I watched Barack Obama carefully and I knew this nation could not stand another four to eight years of his policies and corruption. I know how this is going to “sound” but I’m way beyond caring about what people think regarding certain things … I think the Bush family was and is equally, if not even more corrupt than Obama. I think the past several presidents have been utterly corrupt and sold America out to the highest bidder, not to mention, sacrificing many innocent lives for what they considered the “greater good.” (actually ‘greater evil’)

My wife couldn’t stand Donald Trump the candidate at first. As the campaigns continued and we watched the debates against Hillary Clinton, little Rina began to realize that as crass and seemingly arrogant that Mr. Trump appeared to be, what he said and his ideas for the country made perfect sense. She became an ardent Trump supporter. We bought yards signs (one got stolen), bumper stickers, coffee mugs, t-shirts, etc. My pickup truck even got keyed! Folks, I’m sad to say, even the pastor of my church didn’t vote for Donald Trump! Personally, I was stunned at that decision … still am.

Rina and I in our evening prayers would pray for the miracle of a Trump victory. Election night came and Rina asked me, “Do you think Trump will win?” I said, “No. But we’ve supported him, contributed, and did our part … let’s just see what happens.” I pretty much believed the major media at the time and realized the nearly insurmountable odds of him winning. Though in the back of my mind I had to consider how Mr. Trump’s rallies would be overflowing and the folks so excited … I went to bed before the results were in. But I noted that the results from Pennsylvania weren’t coming in even though all the eastern states were reporting one after another. I got up the next morning, fired up my laptop saying to myself, “Lets see how bad he got beat.” Holy Moly! I was so stunned and happy I couldn’t believe it! Donald J. Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton! WOW!

Trump has been president for 1 1/2 years. Let’s briefly look at some of the stuff he’s done accomplished, keeping in mind the Democrats and many Republicans constantly working against him … 3.8% unemployment (May ’18); employment at a 50 year high. Unemployment 6.8% for the black community lower than ever. Hispanic unemployment … lower than ever. More available jobs than people looking for them. Consumer confidence out-the-roof. GDP predicted to top 4% soon if it hasn’t already. N. Korean dictator to consider denuclearization. Appointing a conservative to the Supreme Court, and more to come. Pulling out of the Paris Accord. Pulling out of the U.N. Human Rights fiasco (why? because he’s tired of the U.N. always treating Israel unfairly) Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem … folks, being a true friend to Israel is the one thing which is preserving the U.S. from God’s wrath, in my humble opinion … for the time being.

It’s clear that President Trump is doing the right things for America. It’s clear that regardless of his lack of “Christianity” as we would define it, that he is a staunch defender of Israel and the values that we Christians have.

I believe as long as the United States continues to support Israel, God will hold back His judgement. I think that as soon as the U.S. withdraws its support of Israel and joins the nations of the world to rise up against the Jews … well, it’s in the Book.

To think for a second that God isn’t going to judge America for the utter perversion sweeping the country in every facet of American life would be an error. (in my opinion)

Anyway, I think it’s very important that Christians be involved in politics. Of course not to the extent that it’s all consuming as our focus has to be on Christ. However realizing that politicians make decisions that directly affect our freedom of worship should be enough to stay informed and defend that freedom, looking up, for our redemption draweth nigh.

5 thoughts on “Mixing A Little Politics

  1. PARTNERING WITH EAGLES July 2, 2018 / 11:28 am

    ?! Became 66 a week ago. No, it was not a happy day… then this.
    Perhaps this new place is not finished? (no follow tab, or other refinements) Found this when reading comments in Puma’s blog. You know, the last thing I want to have to digest, is you vanishing like Samiam60 (Voting American) and others which motivated me to become involved back in 2011. Life is nothing but boot camp (to be polite); please reconnect to me and expect visits.

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    • theacceptabledigest July 6, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Hello Prof. X
      Thank you for visiting. I haven’t finished setting this up yet as I still don’t have much of a burden to write. “Happy belated birthday!” Yes, I’ll be 69 in October … still working full time. Don’t know what I’d do if I stopped. I’ll try to get all the appropriate stuff for the site. I’ll visit PWE soon.

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      • PARTNERING WITH EAGLES July 6, 2018 / 9:28 am

        No burden is your best situation; checking out the different options in the theme’s list, so you can achieve the most versatile -and esthetically pleasing-page

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    • theacceptabledigest August 13, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you Christine. I will check it out this afternoon. Yeah, I started this blog at Rina’s request … more of a “spiritual” blog of sorts (her term). But, I don’t know dear lady, I really feel at times we’re ‘preaching to the choir’ with a lot of our so-called insights into the Bible and our relationship with Christ. I don’t like the way that sounds, but I can’t help it. I mean most of it people have heard before … most are already believers and the ones who aren’t don’t come hear. I see the utter wickedness unleashed since Trump won the election and I think his win gave America (and more) a short reprieve. Perhaps God allowed it for His mercies sake, who knows? The political situation globally is lock-step with the spiritual condition right now and one is driving the other. Soon … all will be revealed. In a way, I kind of want to be around for much of it. Of course I won’t complain if our Lord comes back in the mean time.
      Take good care and know you have some friends in Christ in Texas.

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