The 3rd Party Question

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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.

Is it Christian?

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In the Book of Romans chapter 12 verses 9 through 21, gives us the guidelines we need to be a True Christian. These are all visible signs that someone is a follower of Jesus Christ.

Yet time again and again why do I see so many individuals and organizations who call themselves Christians or Christ-centered not follow these simple Biblical rules.

Evangelical leaders, Christian schools, Christian political organizations, and even churches. They all fail at the very basics of what it means to be Christian in the first place. And it is so wide spread it pushes people away from the Gospel instead of pulling people to the Light of Christ.

It is truly sad to see in this day and age more Christ-like behavior from the secular world instead of from the body of believers as they claim.

Don’t misunderstand my point here. We are all still human. We all still sin and make mistakes from time to time. That is understandable and forgivable. Help your fellow believer back up and encourage them forward in their Faith.

I am talking about the blatant and continued un-Christian like behavior from those who claim to follow the Gospel.

They are like the scribes and Pharisees of old. Two-faced hypocrites that say one thing yet do another. And they are even worse since they say the follow Christ but show no fruits of the spirit.

They can quote chapter and verse of God’s Word. But it is only knowledge. There is no wisdom to apply it. And if they did. They fear the persecution and loss (of power) it would truly bring.

Do not be fooled by these people and organizations. Do not get caught up in their frenzy. Examine what they do and say. Just as you would for your own words and actions. Ask yourself does this Glorify God or does it glorify man? Then you will know.