The 3rd Party Question

The anti-Trump Republicans and Independents are looking for a 3rd Party alternative in the November election. Their goal is to force the election into the hands of the Republican controlled US House of Representatives by preventing any nominee from getting 270 electoral votes. This is a lofty goal, but possible in this election cycle.

Those leading this movement have singled out 3 top contenders for the 3rd Party nomination. Senator Ben Sasse, former Senator Tom Coburn, and former Governor Mitt Romney.

Former Senator Tom Coburn has already stated he is not interested in running as a 3rd Party candidate. This leaves the movement with the other 2 potentials.

It is important to note that Senator Ted Cruz is not in this list. This leads to many questions. Is Ted Cruz going to support Donald Trump as the nominee? Is Ted Cruz going to attempt to change the rules at the convention to win the nomination himself? Or is Ted Cruz going to start his own 3rd Party bid for the presidency? These and other questions remain unanswered for now.

The remaining 2 top picks for the 3rd Party run are very different men, not only from each other but also from the presumptive nominees of the Republican and Democrat parties.

First is the junior Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska. The very thing that was used to attack both Obama’s presidency and Marco Rubio’s campaign seems not to matter for Senator Sasse (or Cruz for that matter.) Another untested freshman junior senator is hardly what the country needs again at it’s helm.

Of course when it’s “your guy” his faults are overlooked. Even if they are exactly the same reason you opposed another candidate as in the case of Marco Rubio and President Obama.

And the last potential 3rd Party runner up is former Governor Mitt Romney. He was the GOP nominee just 4 years ago and lost to Obama’s reelection bid. So already he doesn’t have a good track record.

Mitt Romney lost in 2012 for 2 reasons. The first strike against him was his connection to “ObamaCare”. It was Governor Mitt Romney that created it’s forerunner “RomneyCare” while he was at the helm of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The other is Mitt Romney is not an evangelical Christian. He is a member of the Mormon Church, seen by many evangelicals as a false teaching and a cult. Thus many evangelicals stayed home in 2012 which caused Mitt Romney to loose the election.

But now the evangelicals who rejected Romney just 4 years ago are welcoming him with open arms as their 3rd Party nominee choice. These 3rd Party pushers are nothing but hypocrites. They are not voting for their moral convictions. They are not voting for the Constitution or the principles of Liberty. No, they are voting to keep their own power, wealth, and influence on American politics and public policy.

They are evil and corrupt. No better than Hillary Clinton or any other wolf in sheep’s clothing. The need to be excised from the political landscape. They are responsible for turning our political process into the cesspool most see it as today.

3rd Parties don’t work in our 2 party system. You can always change which 2 parties are in control by changing how they do business. But that change always has come from within the parties and not from outside of the parties.

So let’s be clear here

Okay so you are a #neverTrump voter. And there are absolutely no conditions that would cause you to vote for Donald Trump in the November election. Which means you are either not voting at all, doing a 3rd party candidate or write-in, or voting for Hillary Clinton.

I do admire you sticking to your convictions. That is an admirable trait and one that is normally lacking in most people.

It’s a fact that our culture has drifted far from that of our founders. As a people we are unprincipled, liberal, and almost anti-Christian. These facts have been admitted by a number of those who started the #neverTrump hashtag.

We, as a society, didn’t get to this point overnight. We didn’t get to this point in the last 2 elections. This has been a slow decline over decades if not longer.

Given the state of our society why does it seem to surprise you that the more conservative, principled, and Christian candidates lost the nomination? Our society is against these God honoring men. Even if they could be nominated, it would be almost impossible to win the general election in November.

Our state of affairs happened slowly over generations. It can be stopped and reversed. But it will take time to accomplish. Not a single presidential election or 4 year term.

It has been said by those in the #neverTrump leadership that the conservative equivalent of the RINO “we can’t shut the government down” is “we can’t let the Democrat win”. They are in no way an equivalent statement.

If we do “let the Democrat win” in November. It will be a greater evil than electing Donald Trump as President. All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Like staying home and not voting or splitting the GOP vote.

When Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders are in the White House. Liberty will be further eroded. Christian values will become fully outlawed. And conservatives will be openly targeted for persecution by the government at all levels and in the work place.

And the Supreme Court and lower courts will be filled with lawmaking progressive justices. And this will cause lasting harm for decades and generations to come in our nation.

With Donald Trump in the White House. Things are cloudy to be sure given his past. But Donald Trump does listen to the advice of others. An evangelical pastor, Gov Mike Huckabee is a good friend of his. Donald Trump is open to conservative ideas. Someone just needs to take him under their wing and guide and nurture that openness. As a Christian you are required to preach the Gospel to every creature. That includes Donald Trump. But you instead pass judgement on him. You sit on your high horse and talk of your righteousness as the Pharisees of old did in Jesus’s day.

So get off your high horse. Pray for Donald Trump. Bring the Word to Donald Trump. And vote for Donald Trump in November.

The Deal

If you can’t tell by now with my political posts I’m going to spell it out fully. I firmly support Donald J. Trump for President of the United States. I cast my first vote for him during the Iowa caucus.

I am a County, District, and State delegate. I ran for election as an Alternate National Delegate during the District convention. If the opportunity arises at the State convention next month in May, I will again place myself in nomination for the position.

Donald Trump has what it takes to beat the Clinton political machine. I don’t think Ted Cruz has that ability. It would be a very tough fight for him. And after 8 years of Obama, I don’t want to take that chance.

Donald Trump’s ideas on foreign policy are right on. The United States shouldn’t be bending over backwards to appease any other power on Earth. Our military needs to be 2nd to none. And ready to defend our nation at a moments notice. He will bring back the Peace through Superior Firepower motto. And we must be a sovereign nation, with boarders that cannot be crossed illegally by anyone or by any means.

I will admit, like other conservatives who support Donald Trump, that his stances on some social issues are not as desirable as I would like them. But Ted Cruz isn’t going to fight the Supreme Court on same-sex marriage. He has stated over and over again that he believes such issues are up to the states or the Supreme Court to decide. He talks the lawyer speak to make it sound like he is going to defend social issues. Don’t believe it for a minute.

One of the greatest strengths for Donald Trump is that he is coach-able. Although he would make the decisions as he should being the Commander-in-Chief. He does listen to and take advise from others. Where as Ted Cruz is a one-man show. As clearly demonstrated with his failed so-called deal with John Kasich.

It Donald Trump a Christian? Sure he is, just like a lot of Christians in this country. They go to church on Sunday and think that is all it takes. But I don’t think he is truly a born-again believer. It doesn’t show in his actions and words. He would not be the first President to be such and certainly wont be the last either. We are not a Theocracy after all. Donald behaves as I expect from a non-believer.

Ted Cruz professes to be a born-again believer. But he too behaves as a non-believer would behave. And since he claims to be a believer, I hold him to that higher standard and he fails to reach it. As for the Cruz supporters, some are just hoodwinked. Others who profess to be believers as well, show no signs of it either. They talk of their righteousness like the Pharisees of old.

As with all the candidates in this election cycle. I don’t agree with any one of them 100% of the time. After all I’m not running for President. But Donald Trump has more positives than negatives. And is the best candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton in November.

So when June comes around and the RNC has it’s National Convention. They delegates there will choose the GOP Nominee. I pray that it is Donald Trump. But unlike those cultists that follow Cruz. I will support the nominee, even if it is not Donald Trump.

The GOP must win the White House in November. Every vote counts. If you don’t believe that look at the 2012 presidential vote where certain members of the GOP stayed home because they did not want to vote for a Mormon who created RomneyCare.

Instead of being #NeverTrump become #NeverHillary. United the GOP can save our nation from the fate that awaits it if Hillary Clinton becomes President.

Days before the caucus

In the few days leading up to the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus. There are 5 candidates that have loyal supporters. And this is to be commended.

Of those 5 candidates, 2 will go on to become nominees for President of the United States in the 2016 election. The other 3 will not make the cut.

The problem arises on how these loyal supporters of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders treat the supporters of their party’s opponents.

I have seen the supporters of Cruz and Paul verbally attack the supporters of Trump. This is not a way to win friends or influence people to join your cause and switch sides to support another candidate.

I have witnessed the majority of Trump supporters ignore the taunts from Cruz/Paul supporters and instead focus on the character, record, and policies of the other candidates.

The same is true with the democrats. The supporters of Hillary do not attack the supporters of Bernie or vice versa, they attack the records and policies presented by the candidates. And this is why they usually end up winning elections. Their party isn’t attacking itself.

The worst offenders of these attacks on supporters come from the so-called Cruz evangelical camp. Their character is anything but Christian. They are the type of people that give Christianity a bad name among unbelievers and provide a poor witness to the glory of Christ.

No matter which candidate of the liberal left wins the nomination, the Democratic party will unite behind that candidate. Be it Hillary or Bernie. No Democrat will stay home because their candidate wasn’t nominated.

But on the Republican side, because the party is so blinded by internal hatred. The evangelicals will stay home and not vote if their idolized candidate is not nominated. And the Rand Paul supporters are already calling for Rand to run as a 3rd party candidate.

The loss of all these voters will give the liberals the White House once again in the general election of 2016. Four more years of failed socialist agenda and progressive polices that are anti-Christian and anti-American.

When I go to my caucus on Monday the 1st of February. I will cast my first vote in the POTUS election cycle. My vote may not be for the candidate who eventually gets the nomination. But it will be for the person I think will do the best job of bringing our country back from the brink in this darkest of hours.

And when the Republican party does finally name the nominee for President, I will put my full support behind that nominee. And it doesn’t matter which one of the candidates is named. Until that point however, I keep an open mind. Convince me by facts and truth with prayer. Not by name calling and insulting me.

Evangelical Vote

The Republican Party lost the race for the White House in 2012 giving us a 2nd term for Obama. This didn’t happen because the GOP was against any particular group, as the Liberals would want us to believe. No, it was because millions of evangelical Christians stayed home and didn’t vote in the election at all.

This wing of the Republican Party is currently the strongest wing and the most important when it comes to winning votes. But it stayed home and handed the election to Obama because they didn’t want to vote for a very moderate Mormon candidate.

What a mistake. The evangelicals prejudice against a Mormon is what caused four more years of Obama socialism in America. And yes, I do blame them for it. I voted for Romney, not my candidate of choice, but still better than Obama.

The evangelical wing of the Republican Party tends to set a high moral ethical code on all candidates running for public office. Although I agree we should strive for a candidate with strong Judaeo-Christian values. The bar set by the evangelicals is set so high that many of the Biblical heroes and prophets would not be able to meet it.

So here we are in 2016. We are ramping up the Presidential election cycle. We are weeks away from the First in the Nation Iowa Caucuses. And the Republican field of candidates is about to get a lot smaller.

Come November we will go to the polls and elect the next leader of the free world. On the Democrat side it will most likely be Hillary Clinton. And she is by far a more radical social-communist than her party opponent Bernie Sanders. He’s just honest enough to tell everyone that he is a socialist.

On the Republican side, some will tell you today that it will be Ted Cruz. But I don’t know who it will be, and I wont care either. The Republican nominee will get my vote even if it is Rubio, or Paul, or that guy from Ohio. Any one of them is better than Clinton or Sanders any day.

So all of you evangelicals who stayed home in 2012. For the sake of our nation’s future, please come out and vote this November. Even if the GOP nominee is Donald Trump or Jeb Bush. Without your vote we will again loose the White House to the Liberals. We will fall further down the progressive path of remaking “Amerika.”

And when that government takes away your right to have a Bible believing Church, because it’s “hate speech”. And ends your rights to have your children home schooled, because you aren’t teaching global values. And then finally openly criminalizes the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You will be to blame for it and you will have to answer for it as well.

So vote in November 2016.

The Donald and Reagan

I am starting to see a number of articles now that point out the similarities between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

I have had a few private conversations over the past 6 months where I was stating the same thing. So I agree with these articles. Donald Trump is this generation’s Ronald Reagan.

When the naysayers attack The Donald they say he isn’t a real Republican. It’s true that The Donald hasn’t always been a Republican and neither was Ronald Reagan. We all have to grow up at some point.

The GOP establishment, the media, and those supporting other GOP candidates all call Donald Trump’s campaign a joke. That it’s not a serious campaign. This too was the call from the same groups when Ronald Reagan ran for President.

Another claim to fame is calling Donald Trump an “entertainer”. Well here’s a newsflash. Ronald Reagan was an entertainer as well. A movie star instead of a reality TV star. Reagan got flack for it as Trump is getting flack for it now.

It seems to me that Donald Trump is in pretty good company with the Great Communicator. And there are more parallels between these two great men.

Now the evangelicals cry out that Donald Trump can’t be their candidate because he has been married 3 times over. No dispute there, it’s a matter of public record. However, let us remind everyone that Ronald Reagan was married twice over. Yet the evangelicals treat Reagan as a hero of the conservative movement.

Also both men are members of the Presbyterian denomination. And if the evangelicals were truly concerned about Donald Trump, they should be making sure he is Saved instead of nailing him to the cross.

Donald Trump is the kind of man that listens to his advisers. And like any true leader, he makes the final decision based on that advice. Only 2 others in the GOP field have expressed they would hire the others on the stage. The rest of them are selfish and seek political gain and power.

I think Donald Trump can win the nomination and surprise the media, the Liberals, and the GOP establishment. Just as Ronald Reagan did in the last generation. And he can win the White House too.

Reagan chose George H.W. Bush as his running mate, a former opponent in the race before the nomination. This was a move to help capture the GOP establishment vote back in those days. It was needed to have the party on your side back then. And it worked.

In the 2012 election, it was proven that the GOP establishment wing has lost its clout with the party. The wing that is needed now to win an election is that evangelical Christian voting block who stayed home and gave us 4 more years of Obama.

Donald Trump will need to win over that wing of the party in full force, otherwise we hand the election to Hillary Clinton’s 3rd term as President. If Donald Trump were to choose Mike Huckabee as his running mate, it would swing the majority of the evangelical vote to win the White House. And it would be unstoppable.

And we would get our America back from where the Left has lead it these past decades. We could also see our new President turning more and more to God and the Savior Jesus Christ with the helping guidance of his Vice President. It would be a win-win situation.