“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.”
By Alden L. Benton
The hoopla of the primaries is all but over.
The upcoming party conventions are an expensive waste of time and effort as the two leading candidates have been assured the nomination of their party.
We have been presented with two very distasteful candidates. To participate in the process, we are now forced to choose between a treasonous liar and an arrogant, pompous gasbag. Dumb versus dumber: Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.
Clinton is a socialist masquerading as a Democrat. Trump is a Democrat masquerading as a Republican.
Both candidates are disingenuous hypocrites unworthy, politically or morally, of even visiting the White House, let alone occupying it as president.
Neither candidate has offered any tangible or detailed solutions to the myriad ailments and issues facing the United States now and into the future.
Neither candidate will take us forward, indeed, they most likely will, at best, maintain the status quo of massive debt, irresponsible spending, burdensome regulations, ever- higher taxes on the 100 per cent, and the ever-creeping loss of personal freedom under the guise of security, safety, and “free” stuff for all. At worst, either candidate will accelerate our descent into the hell of socialism.
We have been forced to choose between the lesser of two evils. This is not acceptable. Charles Spurgeon, a 19th century Baptist preacher and author, advises us:
“Of two evils, choose neither.”
For those of you reading my blog for the first time, I am conservative and a Christian. I believe that, to the best of our abilities, you work hard and take care of your family, honor God, and work hard at living a principled, ethical, and moral life. In this context, Spurgeon’s advice is sound.
Advance the calendar from the mid-1800s of Spurgeon’s time to 2016. The United States is fast becoming a godless, socialistic state transformed from a nation based on the rule of law and ordered liberty to a liberty-killing governmental leviathan that seeks to control every aspect of human behavior. Spurgeon’s advice remains sound.
Which do we choose? Who do we choose?
Do we choose dumb or dumber?
Do we choose a liar and criminal or a gasbag pretender?
Do we choose democracy and a republic based upon ordered liberty, the rule of law, and opportunity, or socialism and government sanctioned equality of outcome resulting in poverty and misery?
Unfortunately, the only choices presented in the upcoming election are not between opposing principles, but between two unprincipled individuals.
Heads they win, tails you lose.
“Of two evils, choose neither.”
“Evil things are easy things: for they are natural to our fallen nature. Right things are rare flowers that need cultivation.” ~Charles Spurgeon
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