HOW A CHRISTIAN SHOULD VOTE
Pastor Roger Anghis
October 23, 2016
In our final look at the Republican Party Platform we will look at positions that a moral people must stand firm on. The Republican Party is against the wanton slaughter of babies in the womb of the mother. It can only be described as premeditated murder. I know that some Republicans are pro-choice but that only means that they support the murder of a defenseless child. There is no other way to state that. The Republican platform states: Republicans Believe in the Sanctity and Dignity of All Human Life: Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.
We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life. On April 3, 2016 on Meet the Press Hillary Clinton stated “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” Democrats give more rights to birds than a human baby.
Another area of moral concern is the subject of marriage. Democrats believe anyone should be able to marry anyone they please. They support homosexual marriage and that crowd is pushing for two men one woman, two women one man marriages. This will escalate into debauchery that we haven’t seen since Sodom and Gomorrah.
Our freedom of religion is dear to the American people and the values that these beliefs hold. The Democrats want to take all that away so that we have a world view of their beliefs. Hillary has stated that we need to change the long held beliefs of our religion. That means she is demanding that we change our views on homosexual marriage, abortion and many other moral standings that have helped make America the greatest nation in the world.
The Republican Platform states: Republicans Support the Right of the People to Freely Exercise their Religion: Our Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion and forbids any religious test for public office, and it likewise prohibits the establishment of a state-sponsored creed. The balance between those two ideals has been distorted by judicial rulings which attempt to drive faith out of the public arena. The public display of the Ten Commandments does not violate the U.S. Constitution and accurately reflects the Judeo-Christian heritage of our country. We support the right of students to engage in student-initiated, student-led prayer in public schools, athletic events, and graduation ceremonies, when done in conformity with constitutional standards.
believe the most important aspect to this election is the fact that
there may be anywhere from three to five justices replaced on the US
These replacements could very well determine the direction of this nation for the next 100 years. Their decisions will either secure America or it will destroy the culture we have enjoyed for almost 400 years! The Republican Platform states: The Judiciary: The rule of law is the foundation of our Republic. A critical threat to our country’s constitutional order is an activist judiciary that usurps powers properly reserved to the people through other branches of government.
Only a Republican president will appoint judges who respect the rule of law expressed within the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, including the inalienable right to life and the laws of nature and nature’s God, as did the late Justice Antonin Scalia. We are facing a national crisis in our judiciary. We understand that only by electing a Republican president in 2016 will America have the opportunity for up to five new constitutionally-minded Supreme Court justices appointed to fill vacancies on the Court.
Only such appointments will enable courts to begin to reverse the long line of activist decisions — including Roe, Obergefell, and the Obamacare cases — that have usurped Congress’s and states’ lawmaking authority, undermined constitutional protections, expanded the power of the judiciary at the expense of the people and their elected representatives, and stripped the people of their power to govern themselves. We believe in the constitutional checks and balances and that the Founders intended the judiciary to be the weakest branch. We encourage Congress to use the check of impeachment for judges who unconstitutionally usurp Article I powers. In tandem with a Republican Senate, a new Republican president will restore to the Court a strong conservative majority that will follow the text and original meaning of the Constitution and our laws.
The legitimate powers of government are rooted in the consent of the American people. Judicial activism that includes reliance on foreign law or unratified treaties undermines American sovereignty. Foreign laws and precedents should not be used to interpret our Constitution or laws, nor should foreign sources of law be used in state courts’ adjudication of criminal or civil matters.
We also affirm the wisdom of President George Washington’s warning to avoid foreign entanglements and unnecessary alliances. We therefore oppose the adoption or ratification of treaties that would weaken or encroach upon American sovereignty or that could be construed by courts to do so. We will not recognize as binding upon the United States any international agreement forged without the constitutionally required assent of two-thirds of the United States Senate. The Court has in the last forty years begun to erode our rights. Roe v Wade took away the rights of the unborn. Obamacare took away our right to the type of healthcare we want and for the first time in our history the government is forcing us to buy a product whether we want it or not and fining us if we don’t buy it. The ‘Establishment Clause’ has removed Christianity from the public view.
Judges theoretically have a life time appointment but when they violate their oath to uphold the Constitution which five justices did with Obamacare and the Texas sodomy law they should be removed and banned from any court in the land. No treaty should be allowed that weakens our Constitution or restricts our Constitutional rights. Obama has attempted to do this with a climate treaty and with a UN sponsored gun law.
We have so many things that will be affected by this election. It is more what the Party stands for than the presidential nominee. The Democrat Party is for restricting our First Amendment rights of religion, freedom of speech and freedom to assemble. Republicans want to protect them.
Democrats want to take away our right to keep and bear arms. Republicans want to protect our right to keep and bear arms. Democrats have no problem with the NSA keeping all our emails, phone calls, tweets, texts and all other social media posts but the Republicans believe we have the right to the privacy of all of that: The Fourth Amendment: Liberty and Privacy - Affirming the Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,” we call for strict limitations on the use of aerial surveillance on U.S. soil, with the exception of patrolling our national borders for illegal entry and activity. We oppose any attempts by government to require surveillance devices in our daily lives, including tracking devices in motor vehicles.
These are just a few of the points of difference between the two Parties. I would highly recommend that you research each platform yourself. The Democrat Party has the interest of the Party and its elites in mind and they are globalist. I’m not saying that the Republicans don’t have their problems as there are many globalists in that Party also but their platform does, for the most part, agree with the will of the people. One last point is the evangelical vote. Over 40 million evangelicals didn’t vote in 2012. As I’ve stated before their excuse was they wouldn’t vote for the lesser of two evils. Reality check!
We’ve never had anything but the lesser of two evils to vote for. But again, this election has given the evangelicals something that has never happened in a presidential election. For the first time ever a presidential candidate has asked the evangelicals, “What can I do for you?” This was a question that Donald Trump asked a group of 900 evangelicals a few months before the convention. He has vowed to do all he can to reverse the 1954 Johnson gag order. These are two major promises that the church needs to embrace and they will only come with a Trump presidency.
Hillary will expand Roe v Wade to the extent that the mother will be given a week AFTER the child is born to snuff out its life. We will see marriage become a useless institution and that will bring about the destruction of the foundation of society. We will see a massive influx of people who hate us come into this country. We will see our culture come under attack and political correctness will do what is has done in Germany. National holidays will be cancelled because they are offensive to the immigrants from muslim nations. Our total way of life will be forcibly set aside to accommodate the muslim ‘refugees’.
Donald Trump will put America first. He will put the American worker first. He’ll suspend the ‘refugee’ program until we are able to properly vet those wanting access to America. He will allow the American people access to the natural resources of America. He will free up the church to do what it was intended to do, inform the people and raise up godly men and women that will be put into positions of authority. He will place jurists on the Supreme Court that will uphold the Constitution.
We may be here for just a time as this. This may be our last time that we have the opportunity to keep America free. We have made some really bad mistakes and judgment is inevitable but I believe that the church will be removed before that will happen. God, I believe, is not done with America.
But we must repent of our sins as a nation and pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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. I believe that there are many people and many churches that have finally woke up to the threat to our nation that has grown almost to the point of no return. But with God ALL things are possible. We must believe and vote!
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