I was hoping I would never have to write this article. The news I received this morning has me feeling utterly sick. I still can’t believe it. I and so many others have been crying out to God, praying and fasting, asking for his mercy on America.
But now it has come to this. With the Indiana results, we lost a Reagan Republican and we are now left with two New York liberals fighting it out. This really is the last days of America. I really cannot view this in any other light. RIP America.
So who murdered America? Let me tell you exactly who did. There are the usual suspects of course: the cultural Marxists have done a terrific job. And the Democrats have been getting more and more radical so that we get people like Obama getting in, not once but twice. The entitlement culture in America is also to blame, with people preferring free stuff to hard work.
The Republican establishment is also fully to blame. It is the Frankenstein which has created the monster Trump. Trump is of course at fault, as are his zombie followers. They are the immediate causes of this horrific darkness which now is descending upon America.
But the people – especially God’s people – who were given so much, but basically wasted it all, are also to blame. When the biggest churches in America are preaching damnable heresy about feeling good about yourself and getting rich and living your best life now, then you know American Christianity is all but toast, and in need of judgment.
So there is plenty of blame to be shared around. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn once put it: “It is because we have forgotten God. That is why all this is happening to us.” Or as Jeremiah said about Israel of old:
-All this happened because you people sinned against the LORD and did not obey him. Jeremiah 40:3
-‘It is because your fathers forsook me,’ declares the LORD, ‘and followed other gods and served and worshiped them. They forsook me and did not keep my law’. Jeremiah 16:11
Who do we vote for?
“Of two evils, choose neither” is a quote from Charles Spurgeon and it frequently appears as a meme on various social media sites. It is often used in connection with politics and various elections. Depending on what context it is being used, I find myself either agreeing with it or disagreeing.
For example, when purists use it, insisting that we only run with a perfect candidate with perfect policies, then I most certainly beg to differ. There is only one person who fits that description, and he is not running for political office. In that sense, almost every choice we make is tainted with some evil.
In a fallen world, we have very few choices uncontaminated by evil. As to choosing a politician, none are perfect and all are marred by some evil. So if we applied this quote to such situations, we would never vote and we would just sit on our hands, whining about how bad things are.
I believe the 2012 election was a clear case in point. Many foolishly said both Romney and Obama were evil, so they voted for neither, and guess what? Obama got in. Thanks a lot purists. While Romney was certainly not my main choice, being too much of a moderate, he was still light years ahead of Obama.
Thus opting for this ‘choosing neither’ option in that election was to me stupid as all get out, and resulted in far, far more real evil. Again, thanks purists for allowing evil to go unchecked by your foolish Pharisaism here. But I spoke to that in detail back then: billmuehlenberg.com/2012/09/11/how-the-purists-can-destroy-america-and-the-west-and-still-feel-good-about-themsleves/
And by the way, I take the same view concerning the abortion purists, who demand ‘all or nothing’. But with that unhelpful stance, all that they keep getting is nothing, and abortion continues unabated. Thanks a lot purists. But I speak to that here: billmuehlenberg.com/2016/04/03/purists-politics-presidents-pharisees-dead-babies/
If that is not enough for you, I seek to make this case one more time here: billmuehlenberg.com/2012/10/16/pharasaism-compromise-and-the-lesser-of-two-evils/
However, there may well be times when the choices we have are equally bad. There may be election campaigns in which the two main contenders are so equally appalling and reprehensible, that it really does become the devil’s choice.
They both totally stink, and the concerned voter is really left in a quandary. What do they do? Not vote at all? Vote for a third party? Vote for some independent? This can be problematic, especially when it means conservatives lose to the lefties.
This of course happened in 2012 when we did not have two clear evils. Romney was pro-family, prolife, etc., and was far better than Obama. But the purists refused to vote for him (because he was a Mormon, or not a perfect Republican etc.), handing Obama a second term.
But here so many genuine conservatives, and so many concerned Christians see little difference between Trump and Hillary. Both candidates are repulsive to millions of these voters. We already know that around half of all Republicans will not vote for Trump.
They will either abstain from voting once again, or do some write-in, etc. That pretty much guarantees Hillary will get in. At this point the Trumpbots will pipe in, “See, you gave the election to Clinton!” Um no, not at all. This is where they are dead wrong.
The lion’s share of the blame for allowing Hillary in as POTUS (if that ends up happening) must go to Donald Trump and his deluded supporters. They have ensured that Hillary gets in. This lifelong liberal and Democrat supporter decides one day his ego needs to be massaged even further, so he decides to make a run for the White House, as a lark.
People claiming to be conservatives and Christian utterly fall for this conman and presto: Hillary gets in as a result. Thanks a lot Trump. Thanks a lot Trumpbots. Of course blame must also go to the Republican establishment for putting up RINOS and unelectable moderates, and ignoring the average conservative voter.
So they in many ways were the Dr Frankenstein that created the Trump monster. Both are to blame, and a pox on both their houses. And the most frustrating and most deplorable thing about this whole ugly mess of two evil candidates is this: we need not have gotten there of course: we had a genuine, consistent, constitutional conservative and Christian running. It really blows my mind that people who claim to be conservative refused to run with Cruz, yet cultishly enthused over a fraud like Trump. Just mind-boggling!
So this damnable dilemma need never have come upon us. We really had a real choice, and for some bizarre reason (demonic deception?), we threw it away. We committed political, cultural, moral, national and spiritual suicide by going with Trump. Leaving us with two real evils.
My take on such a diabolical choice is simple and straightforward:
Why Hillary does not deserve my vote (or the vote of any true conservative):
-She is not a conservative
-She cares nothing about the US Constitution
-She has the character and integrity of a rattlesnake
-She is completely untrustworthy
-Her only concern is herself
-She is not a Christian
-She will destroy America
Why Donald does not deserve my vote (or the vote of any true conservative):
-He is not a conservative
-He cares nothing about the US Constitution
-He has the character and integrity of a rattlesnake
-He is completely untrustworthy
-His only concern is himself
-He is not a Christian
-He will destroy America
So now we have this non-choice – something analogous to being forced to choose between Hitler and Stalin. We had a genuine conservative running, yet the deluded masses rejected him. Reminds me of another occasion: ‘We want Barabbas.’
Dennis Prager has a new article listing the fall of America and concluded this way:
And now there’s Clinton and Trump. Nothing more clearly exemplifies the dark time in which we are living than this political version of Sophie’s choice. I will not end on a happy note because there isn’t one; but neither will I despair. One doesn’t fight only when one is optimistic. One fights because it is the right thing to do, and because America remains, as Lincoln said, “the last best hope of earth.”
Well, I now believe America is curtains. Sure, God is still at work there, but not in mercy but in judgment. America has fully gotten the two false messiahs it deserves, and either one will kill off this once great nation.
So you ask me for voting advice? I cannot tell you. I support neither candidate. They are both fully evil and they will both fully destroy America. Pray for wisdom and guidance whether you run with an independent, another party, or a write-in.
Right now the wisdom needed is not so much who to vote for (now that all the real choices have been ripped away from us) but how to pray to God. Should we simply acquiesce to the death of America, or plead for some more mercy? I will keep praying for mercy, but history tells me sometimes it can be too late for mercy.
All I can do now is get on my face before God and weep, seeking his favour. I am thankful he is still at work around the world. But it looks like America is now on an inevitable downward slide. I did not think it would end this way.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
God be merciful.