Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rediscovering Lost Values, Political Engagement, and Overcoming Cruz Crew Discouragement

As a Christian, this election sucks.  This isn't a new trend unfortunately.  Whether it's Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or John McCain, we're left with options that aren't appealing.  Hillary Clinton is despicable, obviously.  She must be the most corrupt person to ever run for president.  Donald Trump is almost as bad.  What's sad is that we had the option of a principled conservative Christian. Of course I'm speaking of Ted Cruz.  We were very close too.  But Fox News helped push Trump over the top.  There were many others factors as well, but the ignorance and hatred of our own people ultimately finished us off.

It's very depressing.  It leaves Christians wondering if God is in the process of "judging" America.  It makes us want to disengage.  But that is the one thing we must not do.  

Too many decent Americans have disengaged, because they're burnt out.  I understand how they feel.  I really do. But stepping out is not the answer.  They've turned over the country to the worst of the worst.  They don't want to deal with the mess.  That's very selfish.  And it's an abdication of their duty as citizens. 

They want us disengaged.  Don't give that to them.  Stay active.  Take vacations when you need to.  Take sabbaticals and set it aside for a few weeks, or a few months, but always come back to the fray.  We need decent people who are taking an interest in the political sphere.  We need you to man up and do your duty, even when it's hard. 

In 2016, well, it's very difficult.  We're left with the difficult choice of Satan vs. the anti-christ.  I'm really hoping for a better future for our country.  I'm really hoping and believing that things are going to turn around in a big way.  It starts today. 

Am I going to vote for Donald Trump?  I still don't know.  I can't vote for Hillary Clinton, she is anti-religious liberty, anti-guns, and pro-abortion.  She is a radical progressive with serious Marxist tendencies.  She is brutally corrupt to the core.  I've never seen anything like it.  If there were any justice in our legal system Hillary Clinton would've been indicted for violating the Espionage Act.  It's so obvious it hurts.  But apparently in the Obama era, Democrats like Hillary Clinton are immune to the law.

What about third party candidates?  Well, I can't vote for Jill Stein obviously, the Green Party is extreme left socialist big government advocates.  I also can't vote for Gary Johnson the libertarian candidate.  I have a lot in common with libertarians, I call myself a conservative libertarian.  Sadly Gary Johnson is the worst libertarian ever.  Gary Johnson is really just a liberal, a Democrat in libertarian's clothing.  Gary Johnson is pro-abortion, anti-religious liberty, anti-gun, and he thinks a carbon tax is a good idea.  In addition, while Gary Johnson was governor of New Mexico he was a big spender, increasing the debt from 3 billion to over 7 billion dollars.  He's no libertarian, not at all.  

I may have to pull the lever for Donald Trump, because Hillary's America terrifies me.  I don't know that America can survive another four years of the Obama progressive agenda.   

In all likelihood Donald Trump will be destroyed by Hillary Clinton in the general election.  He's way down in the polls.  This means the next four years will be about assembling a coalition of young people who can and will stand for Constitutional values and Christian ethics in the public sphere.  We need young people, we need old people, we never everyone we can get to sign on and fight to make a difference over the next few years.  One of the best ways you can begin to do that is by applying to become a Heritage Action Sentinel.  This is a volunteer opportunity to help hold your political leaders accountable.  It's a way for you to hone and multiply the effects of your political activism. The Heritage Foundation is the best political organization I've ever been a part of.  Definitely check it out and get involved.  

Especially if your a young person, get involved, stay involved, but don't get obsessed.  I've become politically obsessed in the past and I burn out.  Then I want to disengage.  Moderate yourself, don't overload yourself.  Keep it as part of your weekly routine, but don't make it the centerpiece of your life.  We can easily become discouraged and demoralized if we take in too much, too fast and too often.  

Our greatest adversary is the mainstream media.  They control the narrative, and their megaphones reach the masses.  The biggest problem we face is that our message doesn't get out.  Our worldview, Christianity, conservatism, and constitutionalism never reach the general public.  The internet has provided a megaphone for a growing conservative movement, but the mass general public still mainly get their worldview from the television.  And the television is a progressive hellhole.  We have to look to find new ways to reach the average American.  We have to reach young people especially, because young people are the future.  
Old people, well, they blew it.  They presided over the demise of American values and the demise of Christianity.  Now they run megachurches and run the country and read your blogs, take your ideas and use them to keep themselves in power, so they can spend away your future, bank off your faith, and keep you down at the bottom.  

We, young people, are the last hope.  We have to do it differently than our parents and grandparents.  Unfortunately many of us are even more disengaged and distracted than them.  Our ancestors were so distracted by the new technology and the new television media that they fell asleep while criminals captured the country and began to transform it into a secular big government dump.  In the same way the religious foundations of the country, the big cities, of the small towns began to be supplanted by new modernizations, by rising pleasures, and the churches began to crumble as self-centered focus took the place of God-centered worship.  

We have to rediscover our own lost values.  We have to rediscover true Christianity.  We have to rediscover the principles of free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility.  We have to rediscover morality, values, principles, heroes, dignity, and personal honor.   

Ultimately if we become who we want the country to be and learn to spread that message via revolutionary mass movements, then we'll retake the country through the fire and zeal of the truth.  If we know the truth and live the truth, the truth has set us free and will set our fellows free as well.  God is good, and things can change very quickly.  Jesus Christ is Lord and he will build his kingdom.  May His work be done through us.   

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