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20 Reflections on the Current US Crisis

Nov 9, 2020

These 20 thoughts may be of some help to you:

I offer here a number of random thoughts on all that is happening in the US right now with the highly contested election and related matters from around the world of late. All up I present to you 10 political reflections and 10 spiritual reflections.

Political reflections

Despite what the mainstream media and the left are telling us, the actual winner of the US presidential election is not at all clear as yet, and numerous recounts and court challenges need to be concluded before we can get the final result. So at this stage, despite all the premature celebrations by the left, we do NOT know who is the next president.

The issue for millions of us is not so much that we MIGHT have had our preferred choice for POTUS lose the election. The real issue is we are appalled at the injustice and unfairness. No one likes it when injustice prevails. There is a growing amount of evidence that real, widespread and perhaps even systemic fraud and corruption have taken place. Transparency is needed here. We must get to the truth of the matter. If not, democracy dies in America. Indeed, many commentators are already warning that when you have most of the major instrumentalities of power and influence (Big Tech, Big Media, Big Education and much of Big Business) fully given over to one side of politics, then the days of free and fair elections may now be over in the US.

The issue is not how many votes went for either candidate. The issue is how many LEGAL votes went to each. If we run with the latter then there is a very good case to be made that Biden has NOT won the election. As mentioned, the courts must now seek to determine all this. We await their decisions.

Since when does the media get to decide who is POTUS? Who gave them such powers? How did they become the arbiters of who is officially determined to be the clear and certain winner? Where do we find that in the US Constitution?

You do realise don’t you that if Trump had been declared the winner, we would have dozens of (Democrat) cities going up in flames right now, complete with rioting, looting and blood-shedding. I am still waiting to see all the conservatives and Republicans doing anything remotely close to this. Indeed, we have at least 70 million ticked-off Trump voters, but not one violent protest.

Oh, so COVID is all over then? Hmm, just as we predicted. Leftists have been packing the streets in crowded pro-Biden celebration demonstrations. Yet we were told that all the mass Trump rallies were super spreaders of the virus! Um, hypocrisy much? Double standards much?

If Biden does indeed get in – by hook or by crook – there are all sorts of serious and worrying ramifications. This is just one of them: www.jpost.com/us-elections/israeli-minister-warns-of-war-if-biden-returns-to-iran-deal-648097

For four years now the left, the Democrats and the mainstream media have been involved in one big tantrum, telling us the 2016 election was illegitimate, and it must be contested. Now the Dems are telling us this election is fully legit and it is wrong to challenge elections.

If you still have questions about who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, this test might be of some help: Which side favours burning down cities, disbanding the police, eradicating our history, turning on biblical Christians, trashing the Constitution, killing unborn babies, taking away our basic freedoms, promoting socialism, destroying the rule of law, and smashing freedom of speech? And when you have nations like Iran and communist China singing the praises of a Biden win, you gotta ask yourself some really hard questions.

As Big Tech continues to war against conservatives and Christians (look at what they did to help in really skewing this election), it is only a matter of time before Fakebook bans me and others permanently. Prepare for alternatives now folks. I am on MeWe but will also look into Parler. I hope to see many of you there.

Spiritual reflections

In the space of a few short weeks:
-a radical pro-death leftist government is re-elected in NZ
-a radical pro-death leftist government is re-elected in the ACT
-a radical pro-death leftist government is re-elected in Qld
-a radical pro-death leftist government is (seemingly) elected in the US
Yet so many “Christians” are applauding all this. Clearly a very dark cloud of diabolical deception is descending upon the West. The crackdown and persecution of biblical Christians will continue to get worse. But such deception may be part of how God is separating the wheat from the chaff, the sheep from the goats. He always has his faithful remnant who will not bow the knee to false gods. And one day all evil empires will be no more.

As always, when evil triumphs, one of the hardest things to stomach is all the gloating and insolence of arrogant lefties as they spew their hate on us and rejoice in our apparent downfall. But Scripture speaks often to this, and God assures us that their day of reckoning will come. So hang in there saints.

Sadly I am finding too many “Christians” celebrating the supposed Biden win, telling us what a wonderful Christian gentleman he is and how America will now be a nation filled with sweetness and light, etc. Good grief – tell ‘em they’re dreaming! Moreover, I am beginning to understand how biblical and discerning Christians felt in Germany in the 30s when the nation descended into Nazi darkness, and many “Christians” around them cheered it all on. Diabolical deception abounds today just as it did back then.

The evil Haman devised an evil plot to kill all the Jews. But God turned it all around and Haman was hanged on his own gallows. God certainly does intervene. We could use such intervention now! You can read all about this of course in the book of Esther.

It is vital that we surround ourselves (in person and online) with Christians who are biblically-based, Christ-centred, faith-filled, and Spirit-led – especially during these dark and difficult days. Otherwise it is too easy to get discouraged and lose hope and perspective.

As I said in a recent article: ‘We dare not let these biblical truths turn us into fatalists where we just resign from life and do nothing. The truth that God is in control is NOT meant to be a signal to us that we stop working, stop praying, and stop doing all we can to see righteousness established in our social and political spheres. So please, no cop outs here and no pulling back from our role and responsibility to be salt and light.’ billmuehlenberg.com/2020/11/07/stand-back-and-get-the-big-picture/

With The Lord of the Rings film trilogy again on TV, I am reminded once more of how the books and films always direct me to the truth that we are in a war, and that even very ordinary folks have a vital role to play. Even a pagan filmmaker turned the trilogy by a Christian author into an award-winning film – indeed, it picked up 11 Academy Awards in 2004. Even the final song did – one that always brings me to tears: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RDuQfSwKfY

The film soundtrack version of the song can be listened to here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvF31-2bVNE

Speaking of the LOTR, this older article deals with themes of persevering in the wars, even when things look so very bleak: billmuehlenberg.com/2014/11/30/election-reflections-and-the-big-picture-with-apologies-to-lotr/

Of interest, while I was listening to this song, two superstars just gave me a call to encourage me. Good timing God! Many thanks to Mark and Anita for the call and the encouragement. One can easily keep on keeping on knowing that champions like these two are around.

On top of all the unfortunate election results with such anti-Christian outcomes that we have seen of late, we have had the world’s longest and most stringent lockdown here in Victoria. As some of these silly restrictions are now being lifted, many folks – and many Christians – are thrilled to have some freedoms back, especially as summer approaches. While I too enjoy any easing of lockdown measures, that does not mean everything is now just spiffy again. With all that is happening around us, the burdens still weigh so heavily on me – and I know on so many others. The awareness of the spiritual battle does not go away. But we also must recall that we are to cast our burdens upon the Lord because he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

These and other battles will continue, and we must engage at all levels: the political, the social, the cultural, the ideological, and so on. But increasingly we must realise that at bottom of all this is a spiritual war that is taking place. Unless we engage at that level, all our other efforts will result in little of value. So we need to lift our game when it comes to prayer, intercession, and putting on the whole armour of God.

Let me conclude with a few Bible passages. The first two are from today’s morning reading. Romans 15:5 speaks of “the God who gives endurance and encouragement.” Well, I sure can use that right now in large doses. I suspect many of you do too. And it goes on to say this in verse 13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.” I also need this now. Do you?

And this from the November page of my calendar hanging on the wall which I just noticed:

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)

Amen to that.

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41 Responses to 20 Reflections on the Current US Crisis

  • Ominously, the Demoncrats are already threatening to do what communists always do when they take power, they conduct a purge of their political opponents:
    https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/06/leftists-never-trumpers-begin-compiling-lists-of-trump-supporters/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_campaign=20201106
    I hope and pray Trump’s legal team do a good job of exposing the vote fraud so that we can get a fair and transparent vote count in the disputed battleground states. If that happens Trump should still get the win. However, the swamp runs deep so am not confident of a just outcome.

  • Hi Bill, I have just read another article on anxiety and I quote from my BusinessWoman’s Bible..”God is in complete control of our circumstances, no matter how out of control they appear. The moment we commit ourselves into God’s mighty hand there is nothing to be anxious about ”
    Sounds wonderful but not always easy .

  • What I simply can’t “get” is how a party which wanted to defund police, let cities burn down & not be responsible for it, & support woke causes such as BLM; suddenly want everyone to “unite & forget about all this”.
    It is tantamount to the Protestant church rejoining the Roman Catholic Church – if this were to happen, 500 years of Reformation history means nothing, & the martyrs would have died in vain. 🙁

  • I remember back in 2000, the media declared Al Gore the winner of the that years Presidential election. Gore himself had claimed victory and had begun a transition team. George Bush Jr challenged the result all the way to the SCOTUS and in mid December was declared the true winner and President-elect.
    So the media may have more egg on their face in December, especially as they already have egg on their face over how wrong the polling was.
    Further, perhaps God is using this moment to expose the fraud, shenanigans and corruption of the Deep State and the Democrat party (but I repeat myself).
    Let’s pray, for the babies sake this is God’s intention!! We really need to keep praying!!

  • Wonderful encouragement and sharp insight Bill – thank you!

    Important insight also from Curtis Bowers, entitled ‘What happened on November 3rd?’:

  • Hi Bill, spot-on brother, what a great and truthful article!

    Thank you again for your faithfulness…

    Just reflecting on God, and here are the promises and answers!

    Judge correctly…
    Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
    – John 7:24

    Leave the results to God…
    Luke 10 tells of Jesus’ disciples returning from a mission to report great success. Many had been brought into the kingdom, demons were put to flight, and people were healed. The disciples were pumped! Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” But then He issued a caveat: “Do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven”
    – Luke 10:20

    We delight in success. But we may despair when we seem to fail. Keep doing what God has called you to do—and leave the results to Him. He has your name in His book!

    Love and blessings to your family and supporters

    Eric Hansen

    “Bring it on Father God!”

  • Thanks for these reflections, Bill, and I echo each one of them!
    It’s especially painful to see brothers and sisters in Christ refuse to see the good choices of our current president and rejecting him for the group promising “utopian govt” while advocating death to babies, marriages, and families. Psalm 55:12-14
    I am also meditating on Proverbs 16 about unjust weights, motivations, and leadership.
    Having joined thousands in prayer online via the Global Prayer for Election Integrity (FB), I am encouraged to press on in this battle (tho I, too, could use Samwise Gamgee now and then). God is doing something – in me, in us, in the Church in these days. It’s a sifting and a shifting. We dare not lose sight of the goal. Lead on, o King Eternal!

  • Thanks Bill. Yes, needed that.

  • Hey, Bill…we have the same calendar 🙂 Thank you for your words of encouragement. It’s too tempting to feel despair at this juncture, to feel that we have passed the tipping point from which there will be no easy return. Satan has been in this business for a long, long time. However, God has been in the business for far longer 🙂 Also, I looked in the back of the Book and God wins and indeed He has already won! Thank you for helping put the steel in my spine and my hope back where it belongs.

  • Bill, your ministry is necessary and vital and your thoughts are both insightful and encouraging, even if the wear and tear on you is great. Please persevere. It is a sacrificial ministry that the Lord has confided to you and the rest of us are blessed by it, that is, your Ministry of Truth and love for Justice. I understand the weightiness of it all and the desire to ‘retire’, but we must be found faithful (if depleted!) at the posts He has appointed us to. We are all feeling the weight of thlipsis (or ‘tribulation’ as distinct from wrath/ogre, which is something like being a squashed grape, great internal emotional pressure) so regardless of all the rubbish that is spewing, all the evil-doers who gloat, I am encouraged by these truths

    1. The Lord God preserves a remnant, not a mainstream eg 1 Kings 19:14-18. The world will hate those who are His (John 15:18-20). Friendship with the world is enmity against God (James 4:4)

    2. There will be a Great Apostasy (2 Thess 2) or a defection from truth. Deception precedes defection. The sons of the flesh will always persecute the sons of the Spirit, and congratulate themselves and think themselves doing a favour to God when they so act.

    3. The Lord God is in the business of separating (to bring clarity) and not conflating (to bring confusion- and we all know who the author of confusion is – ha-satan). The first thing He did was to separate: light from darkness, land from sea; male and female He created them, not man-made inventions of multiple gender identities (easy to see who the real author of that is)

    There will be a time of conflation, of moral relativism accompanied by (im)moral absolutism which you are all too familiar with: Isaiah 5:20: woe to those who call evil good and good evil.

    But there will also be a time of separation:

    Mal 3:16 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened attentively and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who [n]fear the Lord and esteem His name. 17 “And they will be Mine,” says the Lord of armies, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will have compassion for them just as a man has compassion for his own son who serves him.” 18 So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

    Matt 13: 24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven [n]is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. 26 And when the wheat sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also became evident. 27 And the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves *said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No; while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

    4. What we see in North America of late is a surgical separation in the group of what may be defined as ‘evangelical Christians’. Separation is always a prelude to judgement because the Judge of the Earth knows how to distinguish between good and evil, those who are and are not His.

    Think Sodom: Genesis 18

    23 And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? 25 Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

    Think Goshen: Exodus 8

    The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. 22 And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the land. 23 I will [f]make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.” ’ ”

    Before judgement, separation: Ezekiel 9

    And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side; 4 and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”

    5 To the others He said in my hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.

    Revelation 7

    7After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on earth or sea or against any tree. 2I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to damage earth and sea, 3saying, ‘Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have marked the servants* of our God with a seal on their foreheads.’

    5. The key thing that prevents one from being deceived is the love for the Truth – 2 Thess 2:9-11

    9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    You demonstrate your love for the Truth in spades, both in your deep biblical literacy and Issachar understanding of the Times which can only come from applying your mind and heart to loving the Word of God, Jesus the Christ revealed. Overall, your fidelity to Yeshua HaMashiach shines as an example to the ekklesia.

    We, who are in the trenches, who have entered into the fellowship of the suffering (Phil 3:10). recognise you as a shining light in dark perilous times. Keep on, keeping on. Soon, you will receive your reward and we shall look back at the fury of these times and praise the Lamb of God who was slain from the foundations of the earth, and who is worthy to open the seals on the Scroll. Nothing will derail His plans and His Kingdom.

    “Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.” Daniel 12:10

    Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” Revelation 22:11

    Be of good cheer. Fix your eyes on the Invisible and the Inevitable: Rev 19:11-21.

    Thank you, Bill. Be encouraged.

  • Many thanks indeed Li-ann. Great stuff! Hey, maybe next time I should let you write my articles for me – you do a better job than I do! Bless you.

  • Great article Bill, loved it. I work for a church-based charity raising funds to help the vulnerable and overheard the second in charge and young pastor agreeing about the election as I walked past so I said I was a Trump supporter as Trump is against abortion etc. They both shut up and got to work about what they should be doing. Hopefully, the young pastor took note of what I said as he is a clever person but I’ve heard others in his congregation mock Trump so I wish you or Li-ann above would come and preach at their church.

  • Hello Bill,
    thank you for your helpful insights. I have two points. What do you make of Senator Biden saying at the end of his staged acceptance speech? : “God love you all. May God bless America and may God protect our church. Thank you. Thank you.” particularly the last bit?

    Point 2. Part of what President Trump tweeted on Saturday: “MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”
    Is that situation unprecedented? Do you know if sending of unsolicited ballots by the authorities is legal? Also, do you know if such ballots were selectively sent? e.g. to counties that from past voting patterns would clearly favour one side?

    Thanks for your time

  • Thanks Jeremy. Of course it is almost axiomatic that any American politician seeking high office will talk about God – it is what you do. But to say Biden has the slightest bit of Christian bones in his body is stretching things, big time, despite his profession of nominal Catholicism. As to the other matter, I claim no special expertise there in terms of all the fine details. Presumably all that will be thoroughly examined in the courts.

  • Thank you so much Bill
    Very uplifting to read your article in these troubled times
    Believe Heavenly Father has got this but we need to pray His will be done
    Bless you
    Janette

  • Li-Ann’s response is excellent and stirs courage in my heart as well! Let us hold fast, let us not grow weary in doing the right thing for in due season we shall reap if we do not faint.
    Truth is not a concept, it is Jesus.

  • Bill,
    Please DO go on to Parler. I believe a lot of conservatives/Christian will find their way there with all the tyrannical oversight on mainstream social media by big tech.
    Respectfully,
    Ron Adams

  • Thank Ron, Yes I went on Parler yesterday!

  • Let’s remember to pray for God’s protection over His servants in the SCOTUS, especially ACB and her family. They will be prime targets of those who don’t want the SCOTUS to decide the outcome.

  • In the videogame realm, a new assassins creed game (valhalla) is being released by ubisoft, which sells in the millions and is a fairly mainstream game, which has the protagonists yelling “kill Christ and his house” when on the attack of certain villages.
    Same company just removed a comment on transgenders from their recently released game watch dogs legions as to not offend, but its ok to offend the millions of christians.
    I truly believe the world is being conditioned to unleash a bloodbath on christians one day….

  • If Trump does win expect the left to set the nation on fire. If Biden wins expect a push into socialism as fast as they can. One way or another darkness is about to descend upon the US!!!

    Come what may I will trust the Lord.

    P.S. The one paper has the slogan democracy dies in darkness. True it is the only place evil can do it’s work.

  • Hi Bill,
    Right on the button, as always.
    What came to mind for me as a possible parallel was the story of Adonijah in 1Kings 1 and 2. He usurped the throne, and threw a big party. King David was informed, arranged for Solomon to be sworn in and and Adonijah was duly put in his place. His pattern of deceit sadly continued and in chapter 2 he was duly punished by King Solomon.

    Let us all continue praying that light will be shone into every dark corner of this process.

  • Thanks Pete. Yes that is a good passage to bring up here in this regard.

  • Probably, like a lot of readers, I read your epistles and am nourished but don’t communicate my appreciation of your efforts. This reflection is obviously relevant to your readers but is done in an honest, factual and humble manner. Thank you.

  • The new book from Rod Dreher released in Sept has some challenging things to say about what is happening today:
    “For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of “soft” totalitarianism cropping up in America–something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to “safety”. Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation”.

  • Thanks Rob. Yes my copy is on the way.

  • Stay strong in the Lord, Bill. I really do believe this is a time when things are going to get worse before they get better. 1 Cor 15.58. Mick Koster

  • i remember how Huxley and Orwell argued about whose vision was right but I’ve always thought it would be a blend of both. by using both you can insure you take over society hedging your bets as it were.

  • https://americasfreedomfighters.com/election-desk-hq/?utm_medium=Onesignal&utm_source=Webpush&utm_campaign=AFF

    Arizona is now officially Trump’s. Now for the other swing states to follow whether via the courts or recounts. The fear mongering from COVID 19 certainly worked for ALP in Queensland and Labour in NZ. The ACT with it’s predominantly public service employed residents always has been run by the ALP from the late 1980’s when self government occured. Paul Keating famously dismissed it as a glorified city council.
    As others have said it is similar to 2000 US election but on a wider scale.

  • Brother Bill, you have captured what I’m sure many of us are feeling at this time when evil seems to be triumphing. I guess what gets me more so than the ‘crowing’ of the left, is the pious criticism directed at those who question the results, as if we were “threatening our democratic processes;” or the fatherly call of Mr. Biden to the US that this is time to end the division, a time to heal, and so on. But this is text book Machiavelli, create the problem then present yourself as the solution. BTW, if anyone seeks comfort in Mr. Biden’s professed Catholicism, they might care to listen to this.
    https://anticatholicticket.com/archives/1510?fbclid=IwAR1mGAGXVAEIzN7jAaU6fkrjbRYxvbj2ZMlSTSoXrZ_-VH0dl9Lz5pZpHHs
    For me, Psalm 12 pretty well speaks to the time in which we live, but as always, there is also hope and encouragement in that psalm too, and I’m always reminded of Jesus words, “Look up, for your redemption draws nigh.” Bless you Bill.

  • Many thanks Alec. Yes quite right: for four full years now the Dems have NOT been accepting “our democratic processes,” yet now they expect all of us to just sit down and shut up. And they also demand that we “unite” with them. Um, no. I will never unite with a party that makes baby murder a sacrament, among other things.

  • Thanks Bill, as always for a very insightful article. As has been rightly said by you, it is not the job of the mainstream media or the left to officially call an election result, especially if there are court challenges pending. With that in mind, I for one was very disappointed that Scott Morrison was so eager to congratulate Biden / Harris on their election win. I would have expected him to be a little more cautious, especially as he is a Christian, and a Pentecostal Christian at that. I say that because you are probably aware that there have been a number of prophetic words in agreement that Trump would serve two terms – even from a man, Kim Clement who passed away in 2016 shortly after the election of Trump, I believe. One of his words about Trump goes back to 2007. Interesting stuff!

  • Yes Peter it was very disappointing that ScoMo and others did that.

  • Psalm 37.

    Never seen so many comments, Bill.

    This is also worthy of note.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix-1c8oLC6g&feature=youtu.be

    and also
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/3PUpbMyrOtjF/

    God bless, Naomi

  • Thanks for this article, Bill, with its timely words of hope and encouragement. If I could subject you to a few more reflections…

    I’m just a bear of very little brain, but I don’t understand why the US doesn’t have compulsory voting, nor why they hold elections on a weekday — does anybody know?

    And shouldn’t they have a national tally room, like Australia, where electoral officials count votes in public, and where party scrutineers can watch the process, to satisfy themselves that it’s all above board?

    In 2008, the Republicans chose 72-year-old John McCain as their candidate. While acknowledging his Vietnam war heroism, the media made out he was far too old and decrepit to be President. Yet suddenly, age is no object, with the 77-year-old Mr. Biden being pushed as some kind of cuddly national grandfather.

    In 2013, the Australian Electoral Commission lost 1,375 Senate ballot papers from Western Australia. The High Court annulled the result, and ordered another Senate election be held in that state. The fresh election changed the result in the final two Senate seats.

    Sometimes you just can’t get enough votes, no matter what you do. Australian electoral history contains many instances of one side winning the primary vote, but losing the election, because the votes aren’t distributed evenly across the number of seats they need to win government. And of course, you can’t transfer “excess” votes from seat to seat. For example, the Coalition under Andrew Peacock won the primary vote in 1990, but the ALP won more seats, giving Bob Hawke his third successive win.

    I bet most Australians crowing over Mr. Biden’s apparent win, can’t even name their own country’s first prime minister.

    Scott Morrison has invited Joe Biden to Australia to attend next year’s 70th anniversary of the ANZUS treaty. Perhaps Mr. Biden will be able to circumvent COVID travel restrictions by walking on the water.

  • Sorry, in my previous comment, I said 1990 was Bob Hawke’s third successive win. Wrong, Cathie, it was his fourth. When counting them quickly in my head, I forgot about that pointless election in 1984.

    Bob Hawke enjoyed winning in 1983 so much, that he called a premature election in 1984, just so he could enjoy winning again — but his egomania slashed his majority by nine seats, from 25 down to 16.

    Still, at least I was right about being a bear of very little brain!

  • “I bet most Australians crowing over Mr. Biden’s apparent win, can’t even name their own country’s first prime minister.”

    As a Yank I would say that Crocodile Dundee guy!

    (I’m joking)

  • Bill I have some very deep concerns in regards to our Prime Minister Scott Morrison who we all believe to be a Christian, and I would like to hear what you have to say on this. Over the past months SM has had very little to say in regards to the way Victorians have been treated by DA. In fact it was only Jeff Kennett who showed his righteous indignation on are Channel Nine Show. This is something I would have expected from our Christian Prime Minister. Yesterday Remembrance Day Pauline tried to pass are motion through the Senate opposing the Great Reset here in Australia. Only two voted against the Great Reset and some 27 voted for it. That included both Labor (which is expected), the Nationals and the Liberal. On the same day SM was laying are Wreath and making are speech about “those who died for our freedoms”, freedoms that he just allowed to be signed away to the Globalists. Ironic don’t you think, the same day we celebrate our freedoms, we are losing our freedoms. Then to top it all off SM was one of the first to congratulate Biden on an election that he has not actually won yet. Then today I find out that he actually rang Biden and again reinforced what are great friend Biden is and has some ideas about the Covid virus. Interesting enough not even the top two most powerful nations in the world Russia and China have congratulated Biden yet because they know the election is not set in stone yet, as it can still change. What are you thoughts on this, because right now our Christian Prime Minister has become very very small in my eyes. Since Biden supposedly got in everything seems to be escalating over here in Australia. Even in NSW they managed to go through our waste matter to see if the virus is there, of course it was, so now they have are reason to test thousands. All this now seems to be happening since they believe they got Trump out of the way. Makes you think doesn’t it?

  • Thanks Ingrid. Yes many of us have had some concerns about Morrison. At the very least, we need to keep praying for him. And folks can contact him as well and share their concerns.

  • On the US election we begged God 4 years ago for a reprieve knowing exactly what a Hilary presidency would mean. I told people we need to use this time wisely because if we squander it it will be worse for us that if we aren’t going to use the reprieve it would be better she be elected and his judgment reign down than get the reprieve and squander it for if that happens the judgment coming our way will be FAR worse! I said we needed sustained D-day type spiritual offensives to do anything.

    But where we the mast protests of culture??? Where where the mass rallies for God??? We should have gotten people in every state capital in the top 200 cities and 1000’s of towns weekend after weekend. All across the nation at the same time or throughout each time zone at the same time (for instance @noon eastern throughout the eastern time zone then @noon central throughout the central time zone etc.). We had only a guaranteed 4 year reprieve which meant acting fast and pushing hard the whole time the greatest undertaking of our country’s history greater than WWII or any other war. Instead we are still operating like we have decades to change things. (We don’t fight this war like Jesus could come back in our lifetimes more like it is still a hundred or more years off so no hurry). We were slow in our approach and not urgent in our zeal. We prayed yes but we needed BOLD, DECISIVE, PROLONGED action. This was a WAR for the soul of the country. We lost! I think it is true Christians don’t have the stomach for war. Soft living has destroyed us. Our brother and sisters in the East and in Africa and the Middle East they DO HAVE the stomach they are in the war against satan all the way.

    Lord have mercy and judge us quickly that whatever remains may turn to you. If persecution must come please help us endure. Forgive us for failing to use your reprieve wisely and take back the US for you.

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