Lord God, I lift up to you my sisters and brothers in Christ. May your Spirit stir in their minds and hearts to take seriously their civil duty to vote in the coming mid-term elections. Amen.
Forces opposed to righteousness, morality, decency, honesty — literally everything the Bible teaches — are abusing our constitutional and traditional institutions in order to destroy the conservative and “outsider” popular will of the people, as reflected in the election of 2016.
The only thing standing in the way of the resistance movement which is working to destroy the God-given and constitutional freedoms of all Americans is our ability to vote, so that the will of the people is reflected by those we elect to represent our values. My fellow Christians, if you do not make the effort to vote in senators and representatives who will support President Trump’s agenda, it is almost guaranteed that the Democrats will succeed in destroying his presidency, and by so doing erase ALL the gains he has already made.
Do you want mob rule, the loss of religious freedom, more judicial activism in support of the LGBTQ agenda, open borders and unchecked ILLEGAL immigration, greater criminal drug and gang activity, abortions on demand paid by tax-payers, loss of your 2nd amendment rights, freedom of speech taken away and replaced by politically correct hate-speech laws, loss of national sovereignty to globalism? At minimum, that is what you risk if you do not vote.
I do not note these consequences as fear motivation. They are reality. It should be evident to anyone who has cared to pay attention to current events for the past several years. When questioned about the form of our government created by the Constitution when it was new, Benjamin Franklin said, “A republic, if you can keep it.” As citizens of a free republic, it is the responsibility and duty of each citizen to vote, so that the elected leaders accurately reflect the values of “We The People”.
I pray every day for God to move all godly citizens to vote. Trump was elected President and ever since, there has been a hate-motivated, lie-sustained effort to bring down him, his administration and in the process erase everything reflecting the will of the American people. I have asked God to do a miracle so that the Trump populist conservative movement would not be the victim of hateful, irrational, immoral, unconstitutional and even violent “resistance”. But I realize this isn’t really God’s responsibility. It’s ours. We cannot ask God to give us a miracle when we aren’t willing to do what our own form of government is based on: the vote, or as the Declaration of Independence says, “the consent of the governed”.
There has always been a lot of criticism of Donald Trump. He may have character flaws that some people find offensive. What person doesn’t? But think about this carefully: is such an offense so important to you that you would sacrifice the gains we have made in order to have someone in office who says all the right things in all the right ways (just as almost every successful politician has done forever) and yet not have the good judgment to do the right thing for the American people. Say what you will about Trump, but as an outsider, he has actually done a notable job of keeping promises he has made. And keeping those promises has created positive results.
Another distressing fact is that many of the criticisms of President Trump have been based on lies and distortions pushed by the media called the “fake news” by Trump. I just call them liars. Christians, especially, should know the truth and base their judgment on facts, not on perceptions steeped in angry hatred of the man. Despite all the hateful lies, Trump is not an atheist. He is a born-again Christian. Trump is not sexist. He has appointed more women to positions than any other President. Trump is not a racist. Growing numbers of minorities are discovering his policies are particularly effective in creating opportunities and recognition for them. Compare that to Obama’s record, which was that “people of color” suffered a great loss of income and opportunity during his presidency.
Trump is an American who is for Americans — all Americans. And under his leadership more Americans are finding their values are being increasingly respected by our government. It is critical for the America I grew up in to be preserved by supporting the Trump agenda. This respect is at risk because of the outrageous smear-job the Democrats are doing in opposition to the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The ugly, eleventh-hour personal attack on his reputation by an unsubstantiated accusation of attempted rape when Kavanaugh was 17 years old brings shame on what is supposed to be an honorable, constitutional process of the U.S. Senate.
We live in a day and age when group-think, emotional, screaming, rude demonstrations, name-calling, public accusations and the “court of public opinion” are put forth as being as meaningful as actual legal proceedings. That is a true SHAME. And lest you think I am just throwing out that word for effect, shame is something experienced as the consequence of SIN. Is that what we want of government? Or do we want righteous counsel?
Think twice before you decide to sit out this election. Do you want to live in a nation that reveres equal rights, due process of law and constitutional sovereignty, or do you prefer globalist socialism, group think and the presumption of guilt until innocence is proven?
Voting is something you can do for our country. How can we expect God to intervene in our affairs if we are unwilling to face our own responsibilities? You must vote. Another of our responsibilities is to pray for those in authority over us. And while we’re at it, let’s pray for those who do turn out to vote. Pray for their wisdom and righteous judgment. We want God to bless us. We also need to ask for his mercy and justice.