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Election 2016: Bigger Than Two People

“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

Marie Stroughter Speaks at #ProtestPP Rally

On Saturday, April 24, 2016, thousands of activists across the country spoke out against Planned Parenthood and its insidious practices. African-American Conservatives (AACONS) Co-Founder, Marie Stroughter, was one such speaker.

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Transcript:

We’ve heard the stories, time and again, on the news: A vibrant, pregnant woman, ripe with new life, only to be cut down, child ripped from her womb. And when we hear such stories, we utter a collective gasp because of the brutality, inhumanity, and the savage disregard for human life.

We don’t understand the depravity that would cause a mind to commit such a heinous atrocity. Yet, when the child is willingly sacrificed – when the mother opts to allow someone to use tools that kill – and end that unborn child’s life . . . well, this is called “choice,” and this was merely a “clump of cells,” “products of conception,” or a “fetus.” We have to use these euphemistic terms, because the reality is brutal. It is ugly, and it is savage.

Similar to our inability to figure out which bathroom to use, we are perplexed by basic biological science: two simple concepts: 1) a living cell, fertilized by another living cell, produces something that is . . . living. And if those two cells are human, what they have created is also human. 2) If there is a body inside of my body, and further, this body moves of it’s own volition, eats of its own volition, creates waste matter and does so in a way that I have no control over . . . how can I say, “My body, my choice?” One body is mine, for sure, but the other body is a separate, distinct entity with its own brain, heartbeat and organs.

If I offer you a drink of this, but, there’s a drop of poison in it . . . will you drink it? But most of it is clean, healthy, good for you, even . . . why wouldn’t you drink it? Because of the poison? But it’s just one drop. We all understand this. So why don’t we understand this with Planned Parenthood? “Oh, but we offer health services . . . screenings . . . contraception . . . “ Really? Because Planned Parenthood is deceptive in its statistical practices, engaging in something known as “unbundling” wherein each “encounter” can – and is – recorded multiple times depending on the reason for the visit. In other words, I may come in for a pap smear, and yet receive contraceptives. Thus, my visit is counted as two separate units. However, one thing is certain according to FactCheck.org, Heritage and other outlets: the claim that Planned Parenthood makes about its abortion services is false. They state their abortion services account for only 3% . . . but when adjusted for their “unbundling” fudging, it’s more like 12%. And, in recent years, fewer are seeking these ancillary services, available elsewhere in the community – yet their rate of performing abortions is increasing. Why do they “unbundle?” To make it appear that these services other than abortion are being sought moreso, and to make the abortion number appear smaller, because they know it is unpalatable to the taxpayers they seek funding from. According to Gallup, the majority of Americans still disfavor abortion.

Another frequently heard cry is “what about cases of rape or incest?” My response is, what about adoption? An innocent person is victimized through no fault of their own — This applies to the person raped, as well as to the child conceived and aborted through this crime. One argument offered is why make the victim “bear the burden” of this brutal act against them? One, will aborting the child, rather than placing him or her for adoption erase the thought of the crime? Just because there is no “tangible” reminder in the form of a child, will the nightmares cease? Will the person never again think of the rape? Secondly, why is the innocent punished for the crimes of the guilty? If I am mad at my boss, is it right or fair that I come home and beat my kids or kick the dog? And, assuming I do . . . does that fix things with my boss?

As with much of human nature, greed and other elements of a very sick underbelly come to the fore. As we have recently seen, from the grisly Gosnell debacle, to the undercover videos that have surfaced indicting Planned Parenthood, abortion is ugly business, but make no mistake . . . it is business. From the unsanitary practices revealed in the Gosnell scandal, to his brutal participation in partial birth abortions and late term abortions – his love of money was at the root of his evil. No less is the case for the so-called “non-profit,” Planned Parenthood with its sales of harvested organs and tissues. Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood admitted under oath that, in 2014, her organization had $127 million dollars in excess revenue after expenses. TheHill.com editorialized and stated that this “is what normal people call a ‘profit.’” Further, Ms. Richards also admitted that Planned Parenthood spent $40 million dollars per year, on travel and parties, which translates to $13,000 dollars per day. In these undercover videos, Planned Parenthood executives are seen dining in upscale venues with chianti and laughing about Lamborghinis – a car with a base price in the neighborhood of $200,000.

Let’s not forget Planned Parenthood’s humble beginnings as The Negro Project, headed by racist eugenicist, Margaret Sanger. Going back to that cup with the drop of poison in it: some may see the “other services” provided by Planned Parenthood, and totally overlook the “poison” that it was founded upon: to reduce “undesirable” populations.

Margaret Sanger is quoted as saying the United States should adopt “a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”

Another eye opening quote: “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.” And, while we are parked here, let us note that Ms. Sanger gave a speech to the Ku Klux Klan, and stated she received many such invitations from them to speak. Further, she was a member of the American Eugenics Society and was involved with the Euthanasia Society. She praised Nazi Germany’s sterilization policies — policies based on her work.

Further, she asked, “What is social planning without a quota?” Margaret Sanger is further quoted as saying, “Eugenists emphasize the mating of healthy couples for the conscious purpose of producing healthy children, the sterilization of the unfit to prevent their populating the world with their kind and they may, perhaps, agree with us that contraception is a necessary measure among the masses of the workers . . ..”

Ms. Sanger advanced something called The American Baby Code, in which she wrote, “The results desired are obviously selective births.” Additionally, this “code” would, “protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.” She also said, “Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”

Since Planned Parenthood clinics are disproportionately located in low-income and/or minority communities . . . to whom do you think she refers to as “unfit,” “undesirable,” “defective,” and other such pejorative and derogatory terms?

Unconvinced? Let this quote from Ms. Sanger seal the deal: “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.”

Planned Parenthood was founded upon a racial discrimination and prejudice that continues to this day, evidenced by the fact that they prey on minorities and the low-income. Unfit. Defective. Undesirable. That’s what they think of people who look like me, people who look like some of you, and our children that they so desperately not only want to kill, but to profit from doing so.

Planned Parenthood, we reject your racist, eugenicist roots. We reject your “help” in controlling “our” population, and we reject your blood-thirst for our children.

I leave you with the words of Proverbs 6:16-19, words that eerily echo all that Planned Parenthood is and stands for:

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.

Thank you and may God bless our children, including those in our wombs.

Watch all of the Concord, CA speakers here.

Black and White Lives Matter

StraightOuttaSomewhereThe #BlackLivesMatter movement has a message. It is a message they are so desperate for you to hear that they have recently shutdown an anniversary celebration of Medicare and Social Security for you to hear it, even if that meant physically bullying 73-year old Bernie Sanders off the stage. Their message is, primarily, that the police are a threat to the African American community

It is not a new message, of course. As Marco Rubio said, “It is a fact that in the African-American community around this country, there has been for a number of years now a growing resentment toward how the law enforcement and criminal justice system interacts with the community.”

As a member of that African American community, I am well aware of this resentment and of the tension between my community and the police. In fact, I am reminded of a conversation with a friend, an African-born NJ college professor, who told me of an informal experiment he likes to conduct. He would have a White student lay in the backseat of his Audi while he drove through one of NJ’s very wealthy neighborhoods. He said he would do so to show how inevitably and how quickly a police officer would find a reason to pull him over for questioning. According to him, this experiment has never failed to produce the predicted results. This experiment is never conducted with a Black student because there would be little point. Blacks almost always already assume that even a well-dressed Black in a nice car driving through a wealthy neighborhood would be stopped by the police.

Along with this resignation, and largely because of it, there is an anti-police sentiment within the African American community, further poisoning the relationship between police officers and African Americans. Our very culture helps cultivates this hostility. Ta-Nehisi Coates, for example, recently recounted that growing up he saw the police as just another force “with no real moral difference from the crews and the gangs and the packs of folks who dispensed violence throughout the neighborhood.” And Mychal Denzel Smith even argues that the police should be abolished, thinking that, “a world without police” would result in “less dead Black people.”

In fact, the most popular movie in the U.S. as I write this is Straight Outta Compton, based on the release of the album of the same name, by rap group NWA. In one of the hit songs on the album, F*** Tha Police, the group, or at least the personas the group created to appeal to their audience, complains about harassment from the Los Angeles police department because of their skin color. Ice Cube states, “F*** the police coming straight from the underground. A young n*gger got it bad cause I’m brown. And not the other color so police think they have the authority to kill a minority.”

Yet in the titular song of the album they – in their personas – boast of such things as using a sawed-off shotgun, “jack moves,” and having “a crime record like Charles Manson.” Based on that it seems as though NWA is pointing out very strongly that they have reason to have it bad from the LAPD based on much more than their skin color.

It is not a new message, of course. As Marco Rubio said, “It is a fact that in the African-American community around this country, there has been for a number of years now a growing resentment toward how the law enforcement and criminal justice system interacts with the community.”

Racism alone can not be used to explain the often tense relationship between the police and the largely African American inner city community, not when three of the police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray are themselves Black, or when even Jesse Jackson himself stated, “There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

People like NJ Senator Cory Booker often complain about “a prison system that is 61 percent African-American even though our state is just 13 percent black.” But rarely, if ever, do they mention the reason that African Americans are in prison at such high percentages is because African Americans commit a higher percentage of crimes. Despite being just roughly 14% percent of the population, Blacks are responsible for 52% of homicides overall, and 66% of drug-related homicides.

Furthermore, rarely, if ever, will those who bemoan such things as the percentage of Blacks incarcerated mention that almost all of the crimes committed by these prisoners were against other Black people. Despite the impression one would get from reading Conservative blogs, with their incessant postings about “Black thugs,” Black crime — like all crime — is nearly exclusively intraracial. 93% of the Black murderers imprisoned murdered other Blacks, 74.8% of the Black rapists rape Black women. And 68.3% of the Blacks robbed are robbed by Blacks as well.

There are many times when the police overstep badly in their interactions with the African American community. It is for this reason that I am a strong supporter of dash-cams, body cams, and any other measure to monitor and temper those interactions. As John Adams once said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Police officers are not angels.

However, when I read the demands of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which say “we will advocate for a decrease in law-enforcement spending at the local, state and federal levels” and “that the federal government discontinue its supply of military weaponry and equipment to local law enforcement,” it puzzles me. If the vast majority of crime is intraracial, if the overwhelmingly majority of Black crime victims are victimized by Blacks, then who are activists seeking to protect by demanding softer law enforcement against Blacks? If Black lives matter, then Blacks need more and better policing so that Black lives can be protected from the Black predators that would otherwise prey upon them.

— DK