Election 2016: Bigger Than Two People

election“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12, ESV)

This election is not a contest between Democrats and Republicans, or even Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump….It’s the age-old struggle between good and evil. And, I’m not referring to the candidates – one as good, and one as evil. I mean universal Good and Evil. White hats and black hats. God and Satan.

“Now, Marie, that’s just crazy talk,” some of you are probably saying. Let me walk you through History, shall I?

The American Revolution was not “Colonies” against “The Crown,” but rather “Freedom” versus “Tyranny.”

What about the Civil War? It wasn’t North and South…It was a fight to advance the principle that people cannot own other people. It’s immoral, inhumane, unethical, unrighteous.

And now, with our nation divided over two people, I, again, adjure you, frame it as about issues larger than two people; its about what these people support, as it relates to God’s ultimate plan for His people.

I was asked by a journalist for a major media outlet – someone for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect – to “chronicle my journey as a ‘reluctant Trump supporter.’” This offer was repeated multiple times – and I dithered over it, dragged my feet, and just couldn’t feel any peace about it. For one – and, this shouldn’t be a newsflash to anyone who knows me or follows me on social media – I am not a Trump supporter! He is not someone I admire, or even truly respect. But, am I going to vote for him? Unfortunately, I have to say I am.

How is that even possible?

Look at this election: After excluding the “no-hopers,” it all comes down to two exceptionally unlikable candidates. One, who — in my estimation — should not even be allowed to run….yea verily, should not even be walking free given the number of crimes she is alleged to have committed. That’s just in addition to General Ugliness and Major Scandal (and, I’m sure, rounding out our military puns, Private Regret).

Hillary Clinton, “Champion of Women” defended a rapist by obliterating a 12-year-old child, saying, “the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing.” Even those of us not in the legal profession know, you don’t trash the victim…the victim is not on trial…and a 12-year-old, at that. The then-Ms. Rodham is on tape laughing inappropriately at aspects of this case…Some “Champion.” [1]

This is a woman who was involved in the shady ethics of the Whitewater scandal.

“Stand By Your Man” is not just a song, but an admirable virtue. But, “standing by your man” allegation after allegation after allegation….and trashing the victims, once again? Standing by a man who was impeached after sexual misconduct while in office and lying about it under oath (perjury and obstruction of justice)? And, is even now, reported to be jetting the world with a known pedophile to “Orgy Island?” Are there really people who want him anywhere near the White House again?

A candidate, who as Secretary of State, appears to have engaged in quid pro quo, the granting of favors in return for donations to her “charity” Foundation (only 5.7% of which actually makes it to the intended causes after “administrative fees”). To top it all off, these “donations” are from countries that kill those who are gay, and suppress even basic privileges for women such as the ability to drive or be in public without the presence of a male relative.

And, let’s not forget that while on Secretary Clinton’s watch, four American citizens died in Benghazi. This woman asked, under oath, “what difference–at this point, what difference does it make?” about the circumstances; and, in the days following the incident, repeated the dreaded lie that it was all due to an “internet video.” A woman, who, to this day, has difficulty uttering the phrase “Islamic Jihadist Terrorists.”

And, for all her talk about “Russian espionage” with regard to her hacked e-mails as distributed by Wikileaks, I ask, just who committed a federal crime by putting unsecured high-level documents on servers in somebody’s bathroom? All because she “didn’t want to carry two phones?” Riiiiiight.

Contrast that with a “nasty” man, who has a history of flip-flopped positions, foul language, bankruptcies, and disparaging remarks toward women. So, how can I trust him? I don’t. Then, how can it be that I am voting for him?

Because God has used imperfect people to carry out His will. Donning our “Back to the Future” gear, let’s dive into History’s pool again:

  • The Pharoah “who did not know Joseph” ordered Israel’s exodus from Egypt, thus loosing the bonds of their slavery.
  • King Cyrus was the leader of a nation who conquered God’s people and enslaved them . . . and, under his watch, released them.
  • King David was an adulterer, murderer, violator of God’s commands . . . and “man after God’s own heart.” (Acts 13:22)

God has used imperfect people, enemies of His people, and in some cases, downright evil people to do His ultimate will. Does He “make” them evil? No. Some will point out to “hardening Pharaoh’s heart,” as an example. But, God knew Pharaoh’s heart, and used the inherent evil already therein and predisposed toward His people, to enact His justice.

Like Esther, who knows if we aren’t at a “for such a time as this” moment?

Please hear me when I say, I am not advancing the thought that Donald Trump is “God’s anointed,” by any stretch of the imagination. But, as we have seen, God can — and often does — use unlikely, and unlikable people for His own ends. This may – or may not – be one of those times, but knowing the slate of policies one candidate supports is in opposition to so many of God’s commands moves me to drastic action.

Here’s the deal: You have a woman on record, not once (like, at the second debate), but doubling down (at the third debate) saying that she supports a woman being able to kill her innocent, viable, pain capable child in the last trimester up until birth. Universal evil.

If you want the historical comparison, look no further than the sacrifices to Molech and Baal:

Jeremiah 32:35: They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

Leviticus 18:21: You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

Jeremiah 19:5: “ …And have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind—“

And, let’s be real, Mrs. Clinton trots out that old “medical necessity for the life of the mother” routine. Honestly, of the 13,000 annual late-term abortions, how many does that even represent? Very few. And, partial birth? How barbaric are we? Again, back to History, Slavery, Good and Evil: immoral, inhumane, unethical, unrighteous.

Proverbs 6:16-19 says:

16 There are six things that the LORD hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers. (ESV, emphasis mine)

You can almost go down Secretary Clinton’s stated agenda and tick each one of those off, “check, check, check . . .”

Not only that, but Hillary Clinton has accepted Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award. Margaret Sanger. Let that sink in. A woman who, as a known eugenicist, made numerous statements just as outrageous as anything to come out of Donald Trump’s mouth –

“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” [2]

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” [3]

Her Pivot of Civilization is peppered with statements about “human weeds” and “undesirables. [4]

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” [5]

The Left paints Donald Trump as a racist, but Margaret Sanger takes the proverbial cake, folks. And, while we are parked here, did you know that Old Maggie’s fondest wish is coming true? The Black population is dying by abortion’s attrition. To remain viable, Black America must achieve a 2.1% replacement fertility rate, and we are only at 1.8%. Pure evil.

And, here’s a shocker: Those who like to point to Donald Trump’s remarks about illegal immigration, Mexico, and rapists should take a gander at this gem from Mags: “control the population through birth rates and immigration, and direct its distribution over the country according to national needs consistent with taste, fitness and interest of the individuals.” [6] And, “The Question of race betterment is one of immediate concern, and I am glad to say that the United States Government has already taken certain steps to control the equality of our population through the drastic immigration laws.” [6a]

If you wanna talk “racist,” Hillary’s icon spoke before the KKK and, by her own admission, received many more offers to do so! [7]

Then, there are those who point out, as Madam Secretary does, that Mr. Trump mocks the disabled – here’s the woman she so admires, on record: “The first step would thus be to control the intake and output of morons, mental defectives, epileptics.” This, after a discussion of the “feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane.”[8]

Not only that, but Secretary Clinton talked about “marriage equality.” As I have stated before, marriage is “God’s Intellectual Property.” You cannot take God-as-Author out of the equation, and co-opt it (case in point, the rainbow). Create some other ritual, with some other word describing it. I know my Left-leaning theologian friends out there like to quote the Bible, but they do so out of context. God has stated who is an eligible candidate for marriage, and to whom that person can be married (and it’s not just the LGBT community that God directs this to).

The debates aren’t the only place Mrs. Clinton is on record with her plans to march onward in diametrical opposition to just about everything God and His righteous stand for. Now, God may let us wallow in that, as He did the children of Israel, so that they truly understood that He was their Protector, Defender and that life under His wisdom for mankind was better. Or, He may use an imperfect person to “staunch the hemorrhaging” as Allen West recently described it, at the SFGOP Lincoln Reagan Dinner.

If you think it’s about two mere humans, you are wrong. It’s bigger than this. We are battling for the soul of a Nation. My AACONS co-founder, DK, likens it to Custer’s Last Stand. We are on a precipice, about to tip over and be lost not just for 4, or even 8 years, but a generation or more, with the life appointments by the next President of the United States to the Supreme Court.

Now, sure, you can give me the “moral purity” argument, that, as a Christian, I cannot possibly vote for Mr. Trump, because he’s “deplorable.” Going back to History, I can’t think of a “morally pure” candidate for president in the saga of these United States. We had slave owners, wire-tappers, the aforementioned serial adulterer (and there were others of those), and the list goes on. So, if you are gonna go there, be prepared to live by the same standard:

  • Atheists, when are you taking that “In God We Trust” paper out of your wallet? Come December will you be refusing Christmas pay?
  • When was the last time you applied for a transfer because you have a boss who is on his third marriage….and not a one of them Scriptural?
  • Your barista lives with his boyfriend, so are you going to stop getting your coffee at your usual morning spot?
  • Your mortgage company is bilking customers out of millions, according to the latest scandal. Will you sell your house? Move? Re-fi with another (most likely unscrupulous) bank?
  • Still shopping at Target? :: tsk, tsk ::

John 17:14-17 says, “live in the world, but be not of the world . . .” and that to escape the immoral of this world, we would “have to leave this world.” (1 Corinthians 5:9-10, NIV)

Since Romans 13 tells us that God places rulers in their positions, both for good, and for our learning, I am going to cast my (bal)lot as they did in Acts 1, and see what happens, knowing that whoever is President . . . God is King!

–Marie Stroughter 

References

[1] FactCheck.org

[2] April 1932 Birth Control Review, pg. 108

[3] Woman and the New Race, ch. 6: “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.”

[4] The Pivot of Civilization; Margaret Sanger

[5] Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts.

[6] “A Plan for Peace,” Birth Control Review, April 1932, pages 107-108

[6a] The Function of Sterilization; speech before the Institute of Euthenics at Vassar College August 5th

[7] Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography; Dover Publications, pages 366-367

[8] Birth Control Review, page 107-108

Additional Resources:

10-Eye-Opening Quotes From Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

12 Disturbing Quotes from Margaret Sanger: Planned Parenthood’s Foundress

13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

About Marie Stroughter

The traditional bio for Marie Stroughter would be: “Loving wife to hubby of over 20 years, and homeschooling mom to three adorable kids (and one spunky cat!).” Getting a little bolder would be to say that she is an adoptive mom of two, and a freelance writer and copyeditor. Unique factoids might include: social media addict….uh, maven, avid knitter and Founding Mama of her local knitting Guild, and a devotee of all things gadgety. The rabble-rousing version would read: “Marie Stroughter is the activist mom turned co-founder of African-American Conservatives, and, the opinionated, no-holds-barred host of the African-American Conservatives radio show carried on Blog Talk Radio, and, From The Right Radio where she chats weekly with political movers and shakers like Karl Rove, Steve Forbes, Michelle Malkin, Star Parker, Newt Gingrich, Senator Jim DeMint, and other conservative all-stars and rising stars in addition to her contributor status with Breitbart.com and the iVillage #iVoices and iVote projects.” But the latter would be a run-on sentence, so we’ll stick with the others. [wink]
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