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VoteI would like to hear feedback on today’s broadcast. Many of our listeners are from Canada and I enjoy hearing from them because they have a different perspective than Americans do. The old saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees” applies. Sometimes we can’t see what is happening because we are too close to the action. I think one of the advantages I had as an American growing up in another country is that I got to evaluate how America runs from a different point of view.

The primaries are not officially over, but the outcome is pretty much set, baring the unforeseen. It is almost certain that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, and there is little doubt that Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat’s nominee.

Hillary’s struggle against and elderly socialist is, to say the least, interesting. I think this shows that she is not really a strong candidate. It does, however, look like she will win the nomination.

There is a lot of hurt and disagreement on both sides, but especially on the Republican side. We need to realize that we will not find perfect candidates. Even the one you thought was the right person is not perfect.

We also need to realize that the answers to our nations problems are not in the White House. America is spiritually sick, and the answers are only to be found in the church house. As Christians, we have a duty to vote righteousness and affect what goes on in government. We find very clear instructions in Romans 13. The whole chapter deals with civil government.

The Bible is clear that the people in government are God’s ministers. Many of them don’t realize they are ministering for God, but they are. Government has a place and purpose in God’s program. I pray for more God-fearing people in government. Each election I pray, “God, please don’t give America what she deserves, give her what she needs.” Even though the answer is not tin the White House, it sure helps to have a God-fearing leader.

Each one of us has our opinion about the candidates, but I don’t think there is strong evidence that Donald Trump is a God-fearing man. There is no more evidence that Hillary Clinton is a God-Fearing woman either. I do believe that there were some God-fearing candidates but they didn’t succeed in their campaigns. That shouldn’t really surprise us, should it? Given the spiritual condition of our nation, how could we expect a different result?

I believe there was a noble effort by many to put God-fearing people in office, but it did not succeed. Maybe next time we can reclaim America for God.

Some people are going to say, “well, I just can’t vote for the lesser of two evils.” Each one must do what is right according to their conscience, but there are some things to consider. I doubt seriously that you will find God’s judgment coming down upon you because your only choice was candidate A or candidate B, neither of them, in your estimation, was God-fearing and righteous. The choice we have in front of us is to find which candidate most closely fits with biblical values. We need to seek the best, even if he is not perfect, and cast  our votes accordingly.

Although the choice may not be what we like, at least we have a choice. Many people in this world don’t have a choice at all.

We are facing the fact that neither the Democrat party nor the Republican party has room for Bible believing Christians. Political parties have come and gone in American history. The first was the Federalist party. This was the Alexander Hamilton group. This party was for a strong federal government, and limited state’s rights. It controlled the federal government until 1801, when it was overwhelmed by the Republican opposition led by Thomas Jefferson.

The Democratic-Republican Party was the American political party in the 1790,s of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison formed in opposition to the centralizing policies of the Federalist party. This party was for strong state governments and a small, limited, central government. It came to power in 1800 and dominated national and state affairs until the 1820’s, when it faded away.

The next in line was the Democratic Party Founded in 1828 by Andrew Jackson. At its founding supported a different set of issues than it presently supports. From its founding until the New Deal Era, the Democratic Party was generally a classically liberal or libertarian party; it favored small government and states’ rights. The Democratic Party was the dominant party among white Southerners, and as such, was then the party most associated with the defense of slavery.

Next there was the WHIG Party of Henry Clay and  Daniel Webster. It originally formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson. The Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the Presidency and favored a program of modernization, banking and economic protectionism to stimulate manufacturing. It appealed to entrepreneurs and planters. The “Whig” name was chosen to echo the American Whigs of 1776, who fought for independence. “Whig” meant opposing tyranny.

The next party formed was the Republican Party. It was founded in 1854 by Northern anti-slavery activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence in 1860 with the election of Abraham Lincoln, The GOP dominated national politics during the Third Party System, from 1854 to 1896, and the Fourth Party System from 1896 to 1932. Just as the Democrat party has changed from its original principles, so has the Republican party.

Of the two parties we have left today, the Republican party is still the closest to our Christian values. It is not where it once was, and this is why I am a registered independent.

It is not my purpose to promote or to criticize a party, I am just giving you the facts of history. It may be time to start a third party. Before we do, we need to get this election behind us. To do otherwise would ensure that our Supreme Court would be filled with anti-God judges who would take away our religious liberties and our right to bear arms.

Once this election is over it will be time to start working on a true conservative Christian party. It is time for some leaders to say that neither of the present parties fits with Christian values.

My question for you today is, what do you think? I don’t often do this kind of thing, but I would like to know what you think.

There is a problem with a third party. When you have a third party, all it takes is the person with the most votes, not the person with a majority. We have an example back in the Clinton era with Ross Perot. I think Bill Clinton had him to thank for his election because he was robbing from the Republican party.

What if the new party was to recruit people from the other parties so we could have a really strong third party? In four years maybe we could build a party with a real chance of winning an election.

I don’t know if this is a good idea or not, but I am thinking about it. I would like to know what you think.

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