The Mid-Term Election Matter
Mid-term Elections Matter even with the election of President Trump in 2016 is the first effort in fifty-years in what he clearly states in his inaugural speech. “Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.1” The forceful opposition to this clear transfer back to Founder’s Intent for self-governance is the purposeful intent of the democrats and their socialists/neo-marxists collaborators.
The greatest fights for our Constitutional Republic are yet before US. The miscreants of the attacking ‘left’ are now fully engaged to topple every aspect of the Constitution and the Republic. With the confirmed appointment of Justice Kavanaugh they are conceding the loss of the position but are claiming through people like actress Milano, “we may have lost a political battle, but I do think we are winning the cultural battle.2” – In her interview on “Meet The Press” of all programs. This self-styled political genus uses the word ‘collective’ numerous times. Remember that language usage is 100% telling of ones ideologies.
So what about all the ‘Tolerance’ shouting and coexistence stuff?
I have always and will continue to take the political and cultural engagements back to the roots of moral determination that was established in Foundational Biblical Reformation truth. This is where the Founders of the nation established the statement that “our Constitution is for a moral and virtuous people”. With this you may be asking yourself if what I just wrote has anything to do with the mid-terms, Kavanaugh and Culture Wars?
Let’s consider what we see in the streets of the Capital and all over the nation with “From the present state of society, we look back on the intolerance of former ages with a surprise, which does honor to humanity: but at the same time, it is to be feared, with a loftiness of self-complacency, which proclaims that the retrospect administers as much food to our vanity, as to our benevolence. The pendulum of fashion vibrating in morals, as in dress, from an extreme point to its opposite; we are now required to open the bosom of charity to every class of religious tenets, if we hope to be en- rolled among liberal Christians, or to escape the pains and penalties decreed against bigots.3” The reality that the ‘liberals’ have only begun to spin the untruths of morals, Christianity and Society is not anything new. We can go back in time only a couple hundred years to see that age old battle of the Culture War.
Under the guise of tolerance we hear the clamor for ‘fairness’, ‘equality’, ‘liberality’ and more that is in direct contrast to the real meanings of the words. Again we hear from Dr. Mason: “If we look a little closer at this affected liberality, we shall perceive that, exclusively of its tendency, the very attribute which it vaunts the loudest, universal tolerance., has no existence. The proof is short. No men are more impatient of contradiction in the affairs of common life, than these liberal thinkers; no men contend for their political Views with fiercer zeal, or deeper animosity. Why? Because human speculations are more certain than the truth of God? Or civil arrangements of higher moment than the concerns of a future world? That cannot be pretended.
“Why, then, do the bosoms of the these ” liberal” philosophers swell with rage against a political opponent? And surely no men – can pursue others with more contempt and rancor, than do they whomsoever they are pleased to stigmatize as bigots. Yet, what have the bigots done? By the nature of the case, they are under no obligation to be as condescending to a ‘liberal’ man, as this latter to them. He is bound by his profession to be as charitable to a bigot as to any other. , But the contrary is true. ” Bigot” is a brand of infamy; not less than ” heretic” or ” infidel,” and quite as freely applied, Serious as the subject is, one can hardly forbear smiling at the mistakes which we are apt to commit in estimating our own characters. The man who supposed himself inaccessible to flatter was not aware, till his acuter friend detected him, that this supposition was precisely the point in which his vanity was centred, and was assailable by the flatterer. As little do they, who plume themselves on their freedom from bigotry, suspect that their ” liberality” is the point on which they betray the very temper they denounce in others.”
Are you understanding that what is happening in our society and political environment is NOT New! This is and will be a constant fight for Truth, Culture, Christianity and our Constitutional Republic. I want to complete this historical thought before I jump back to the Mid-term Election. Please bare with me.
Continuing from Dr. Mason regarding liberalism and tolerance: “Touch this darling of theirs, and you will find that they have as much bigotry as other folk, There are no more decided bigots on earth, than those who are bigoted to liberality. The fact is, that modern liberality is of the same kind and spirit with the old heathen tolerance. One was at perfect liberty to worship his calf, provided another might burn incense to the queen of heaven. And thus Baal, and Jupiter, and Moloch, and Mithras, and all the rest of them, fraternized in the most liberal intercourse. “If you have but a god, no matter who or what; only do not interfere with your neighbors.” And it is very possible that, upon the same terms, Christians might, for a time, have fared easier than they did. But the moment they taught men to turn from these vanities to serve the living – God, the worshippers of Baal, and Jupiter, and Moloch, and the whole rabble of pagan deities, rushed upon them, and drenched the earth with their blood.”
Now here is the core to it all that we see happening again: Those that are anti-Christian are anti-Constitution since it is based on core Christian Principals. Dr. Mason continues: “So now : compliment my dogma, and I will compliment yours. “But let unbending truth fall in with the confederacy, and accost the members of it without ceremony. Let her arraign the carnality of one, the corruptness of another, and the unfaithfulness of a third. Let her deny, at once, the Christianity of all who reject the divinity and atonement of our Lord Jesus; or who, admitting both, live without the practical influence of either; and immediately the cry will be raised. “Bigot,” “fanatic”will start from a hundred mouths; and, short of open violence, as little mercy will be shown to wisdom’s children by modern, as by ancient toleration. Instead, therefore of a pure and effective benevolence, this liberality of the age is a mask drawn over the face of enmity to God’s holiest truth, and to all who espouse it.
OK, I have to stop there or I will be editing in all fifty-four pages of the document. I will give you the link for your reading at the end of this post. So where are we?
The Mid-terms are of great significance not just for keeping our Constitution and the Republic but also for the continued fight to protect True Religious Liberty in the US. The Culture must at least gain as sense of reason if not more so its original and foundational perspective that is embedded with Christianity. In the end, the liberality of the socialists/neo-marxists isn’t about political ideologies. It is in fact about destroying Christianity and its impact on society and culture.
Don’t forget that Mid-term elections
They are key for Local Elections as in this 2016 radio program interview as well as the Levy issues referenced here and at the Geauga County TEA Party Web site blog as well as at the Lobbyists for Citizens blog.
I have to look at the Mid-term from the perspective of Dr. Mason with: “That ” love” which is ” without dissimulation,” wears no such guise. It consists in kind affections and offices. It can do men good without nattering their corruptions, or sanctifying their mistakes. It is he ” who converts a sinner from the error of his way, “not he who treats it as harmless, that “shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” Between the incessant agitations of dispute, and the oblivious calm of indifference, there is a wide scope for the exercise of Christian forbearance.”
Ultimately the point is that we have historically covered every inch of the miscreants attacking the Foundations of our Liberty and Constitutional Republic. Our ancestors fought with prayer and moral determination to resist as well as put these evils in their place. Sam Adams after losing an election had this to say considering the voter and their ongoing responsibility: “I confess that I feel chagrind and am disappointed at the Preference they have given. But is an honest & virtuous People incapable of Error? They acted, you will say, with their Eyes open. They knew the different Characters, Abilities & Merit of the Candidates. But, they were deceivd with false Appearances for the Moment. A due Attention to the Administration of Government will enable them to measure the Capacity of him whom they have made the object of their present Choice. That Watchfulness, & Jealousy, which I still hold to be the best Security of the publick Liberty, will guard them against future Mistakes.”
WE must be watchful over those we elect to office.
This next quote from Sam Adams sums up the whole essence of this Mid-term Election: “”I was sorry to hear, that the Number of Votes returned, the last Time, did not amount to a Quarter of the Number of qualified Electors in the Commonwealth. The Choice of Legislators, Magistrates and Governors, is surely a Business of the greatest Moment, and claims the Attention of every Citizen. The Framers of our Constitution, while they gave due Attention to Political were not forgetful of Civil Liberty—that personal Freedom and those Rights of Property, which the meanest Citizen is intitled to, and the Security of which is the great End of political Society. It was not indeed their Province to make particular Laws for these Purposes. To do this, and to provide for the equal and impartial Execution of such Laws, agreeable to the Constitution, is the Duty of the Legislature. Hence every Citizen will see, and I hope will be deeply impressed with a Sense of it, how exceedingly important it is to himself, and how intimately the welfare of his Children is connected with it, that those who are to have a Share in making as well as in judging and executing the Laws should be Men of singular Wisdom and Integrity. Such as are conscious that they are deficient in either of these Qualities, should even TREMBLE at being named as Candidates! I hope the great Business of Elections will never be left by the Many, to be done by the Few; for before we are aware of it, that few may become the Engine of Corruption—the Tool of a Junto.—Heaven forbid! that our Countrymen should ever be byass’d in their Choice, by unreasonable Predilections for any man, or that an Attachment to the Constitution, as has been the Case in other Countries, should be lost in Devotion to Persons. The Effect of this would soon be, to change the Love of Liberty into the Spirit of Faction. Let each Citizen remember, at the Moment he is offering his Vote, that he is not making a Present or a Compliment to please an Individual, or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn Trusts in human Society, for which he is accountable to GOD and his Country.”
Time to do Better!
We must do better than the 1781 election that Sam Adams just spoke of. We need to get our neighbors, families and friends out to vote this November 6th!
1Donal Trump Inauguration Speech from the Federalist, http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/20/heres-the-full-transcript-of-donald-trumps-inauguration-speech/
2Alyssa Milano: We Lost on Kavanaugh, But We Are ‘Winning the Cultural Battle’, https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/10/07/alyssa-milano-we-lost-on-kavanaugh-but-we-are-winning-the-cultural-battle/