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Some years back, I had a very revealing conversation with a Pastor. This good man, who believes and preaches the Bible to be the truth, had served as a school board member in his community for many years. Finally, he lost an election by one vote! I wonder how many good Christian people wished they had gone to the polls to vote in that election, instead of doing something they thought was more important! They counted on others to protect their children by re-electing him, while others counted on them! Every election in America sees 3/4 of the people who say they are committed to the Bible not show up at the polls to vote. Evangelicals could easily elect Biblically thinking people if they would vote for the Biblical values they say they believe. They could even elect a third party candidate—If they would register to vote and vote for Biblical values! The people of God who do not vote are responsible for the devastating slide of our nation toward dictatorship.
James A. Garfield, our 20th President, warned us in 1876,
“If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent…the morality of the nation (i.e., the Church) do not aid in controlling the political forces.”
(Garfield, James Abram. 1876, in a speech commemorating the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. “A Century of Congress” by James A. Garfield, published in Atlantic, July 1877. John M. Taylor, Garfield of Ohio – The Available Man (NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.), p. 180.)
Saturday, March 5th, is the Republican Caucus in Kentucky. This will be the only chance people who are registered Republican will have to help decide who will be the Republican candidate for President. And who is the best candidate among the Republicans? Each is entitled to their own opinion. But because many have asked me, I’m going to share with you my analysis of the candidates. The Biblical standard for government servants is that they be, “…able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…” (Exodus 18:21).
Donald Trump, the frontrunner, fails on several counts (I think). One is “able men”. He has had no government experience at a lower level. Therefore, we can’t know what he will actually do in government. Talk is cheap. In my opinion a voting record is the only sure way to tell what someone will do in office. Likewise, he fails the test, “men of truth”. In my book, anyone who will take money from people through casinos is dishonest! Mr. Trump has taken millions from people this way.
To turn to Dr. Ben Carson: I have great respect for his character. I think he fills the qualifications except the part of “able men”, which requires a government voting record. In my opinion, it is too much of a risk to vote for him to enter the highest office in the land without experience—especially, when there is one we can vote for who has that record.
Then there is Senator Mark Rubio. He has a record. In my opinion, though, he is not the best candidate because of compromise in that record.
And also Governor John Kasich. But I am unimpressed with him because of his lack of bold stands on issues.
That leaves Senator Ted Cruz. He has an excellent record both in his government service in Texas and in the U.S. Senate. His record shows he is likely to protect our Constitution as our Founders intended it to be. I am not saying he’s a perfect man. But I think none of the other candidates come close to him insofar as being able to predict what he will do in government.
This is my opinion, for what it’s worth to you. But whoever is your choice, be sure you GO VOTE SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH, if you live in Kentucky and are registered Republican. Our children cry out to us as David did,
“…who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”
Is voting more important to you that UK’s basketball game on Saturday? Are you a part of the solution—or a part of the problem?
Think about it; because if you don’t, someone else will do your thinking for you—and for your children! And you won’t like what that brings to you. I’m Don Pinson; this has been Think About It.