Initially, this blog was to express the memories that I had of my childhood, my father and how I view fatherhood in light of being one now. This is still the case but today I would like to address an issue that one day may affect my children and our nation; plus this is my blog so I can have my cake too.
I would like to start by stating my allegiances in the order of submission that I proclaim. I am first and foremost a Christian, a Christian that to the best of my understanding, I will try to filter the topics and issues of our day through the faithful and unfailable word of God. Second, I am an American, my words cannot justify how proud I am to be a citizen of the country where I was born, a country that I was raised to appreciate and a country that with all its growing pains, I still stand in allegiance for. Third, I am a TEXAN! “I would rather be a fencepost in Texas, than a king in Tennessee.”-Chris Wall. This quote basically sums up my allegiance and love for the state that in which my father (a Mexican-born Immigrant) said, “I want all my kids to be born in Texas.” Fourth, I am a Hispanic, meaning I am born to a Mexican and American parents. Of course, this distinction is up for debate but who cares, we are Americans for crying out loud and Mexico has given us nothing to be extremely proud of.
Since, about the age of 20, I began to follow politics as a bleeding heart liberal. I once proudly proclaimed that William B. Clinton was the best president we as a nation ever elected! But once I began to hear voices outside of the mainstream morning shows and late night comedy monologues, those alternative voices sounded more like the views I was taught and held. I was the perfect democrat as well; I was young, compassionate, a minority, a tad above the poverty line, misinformed and I was deep in the heart of the RGV. The strategic force that the Democratic Party has in the Rio Grande Valley should be studied by the national party because of the local parties’ ability to prowl on such demographics and yet they have a faithful following that will turn a blind eye to their own representative’s blatant deception. So, for the span of about 14 years, I have been an outspoken conservative to this group of liberals.
Today, we has a nation are facing (yes, it is said every four years) probably the most important presidential election of our time. Why? Not because, we have a nominee that is one of the most deceptive and calculated escape artist of our time or because we have a nominee that his biggest disqualification is having a mouth that will not be accepted in the corridors of most prestigious black tie events. But we have a faction of the conservative party that has been deceived, hook line and sinker, by our opponents and this same faction believes with every fiber of their being that “in GOOD conscience” they cannot vote for our party’s nominee—Donald J. Trump.
Webster defines conscience as such:
-the part of the mind that makes you aware of your actions as being either morally right or wrong
-a feeling that something you have done is morally wrong
Now, let’s face the reality that a huge portion of the conservative Republicans for the most part, hold to Christian beliefs and values, which mold the ideologies they hold today. So, as a disclaimer, my write up is pointed to the conservative “Christians” that have basically made the “NeverTrump” a mantra filled with conscience. The reason I am speaking towards this faction, is because they as conservative “Christians” have shown that they are not not voting for DJT based on conscience but based on hypocrisy.
As a Christian, we believe that once we are saved, we are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), therefore we become like Christ in His allegiance and submission to God. Also, as Christians, we believe that all other forms of religions and false teaching against the person and works of Jesus Christ are false and should be avoided (Matthew 7:15-16, Titus 1:9-16). So, what does this have to do with politics? Well for one, the bible NEVER says, “you Christians must establish sanctified and justified Christians that proclaim Christ as savior, as your leaders!” The bible says in 1 Timothy 2:1-3, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayer, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our savior.” Furthermore, Romans 13:1 says “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority expect that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” These verses, establish God as sovereign and that God alone has the last word on whom He wishes to establish (Psalms 115:3). (Yes, I believe free will is a factor in the sovereignty of God in relation to voting but that is for another discussion; which I love to speak on by the way.) The reason we as a Christian culture have been fixated on us “reigning in our destiny”, “establishing godly leaders” and “doing God’s will in politics” is because of a false teaching that comes directly from the Word of Faith movement and Apostolic Reformation Movement (Please look these up and you will see that they are not sound doctrine). These movements believe that they can thwart the evil ones and do God’s will by “helping” God bring in the salvation of the nations’ through the shining light on a hill; which is America! This doctrine feeds on nationalism and pride, which as Christians we should not try to reign and rule through laws but through the word of God. This movement has convinced the majority of Christians that it’s ok to pass laws that make someone follow biblical principles, yet when laws are passed in direct attack to those biblical principles, its PERSECUTION! I personally would argue that it is persecution to pass laws to get someone to realize Christ, yet we are called to just knock on their door and share Christ with them. So, what does this have to do with the “NeverTrumpers”?
As I mentioned before, many have said that in “good conscience” they cannot vote for DJT. Yet, in “good conscience” these saved, proclaimed and outspoken conservative “Christians” voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election cycle. They not only voted for him, they campaigned for him, they spoke to his character, his intellect, they donated money to his cause, they stood with pride and conviction, that Mitt Romney is our nominee and we must support him! The problem is that in “good conscience” these voters stood in the gap for a true MORMON! Mormonism which is a direct contradiction to the faith of Christians (Galatians 1:8)! Yes, there are some Mormons that are great people and have been compassionate to many across the globe, but the bible reminds in Romans 8: 5-8; that those who do not submit to God are hostile to God. So, no matter how good Mormons are in a pragmatic humanistic way, they are still hostile to the very God you praise, teach, proclaim and have set as a standard by which you set your “good conscience”. Where in “good conscience” is your justification in voting for Romney? This faction has cemented the fact that their only political obligation to their fellow man, is to vote for a person who on the outside has a cup worthy of praise, but on the inside is vile and filled with deception. Mitt Romney’s pose and political posture is exactly the pedigree the establishment class wants, they do not care for his character in the confines of his home, but only care what marketable attributes their nominee has to make their cup look righteous. Both current candidates have kept their religious views out of the limelight but as recent as July 2016, it was claimed that Trump was led to Christ by Dobson, now I am not the authenticator of his faith and that is not the reason I have decided to support him either. But to say your conscience had anything to do with your current and past decisions on voting, has been voided and of no standing in the realm of political maturity.
Besides, the important issues of consciousness that face the conservative party, there is the issue of our opponents. The main reason I became a conservative republican is because over the years, I began to realize the true, systematic deception of the liberal Democratic Party. They have successfully indoctrinated many, I mean many, young voters into consciously believing that they are the party of tolerance, equality and of the minority cause. By experience, research and deep “soul searching” as it is called, I have broken through the noise and discovered that at the core the DNC is deeply deceptive and intolerant towards views contrary to theirs. The retrograding of the DNC started when they began to publically acknowledge the shift into the party of progressivism. The Progressive faction of the DNC is the most intolerant and hateful mindset in American politics. This faction claims to fight for women’s rights yet they have openly and tactically attacked women who are either conservative or who speak out against any DNC agenda. Progressives claim to be tolerant, yet any minority who is conservative is called an uncle tom, coconut (which I have been called numerous times) and a trader to their race. On May 10, 2016 a liberal New York Times Op-Ed Writer wrote a column, “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance”, which proves my point of the progressive agenda and their intolerance of opposing views. Now, HRC has claimed to be a progressive and voting for Hillary Rodman Clinton is a vote in approval for the type of silencing of opponents by using political power to oppress decent and the shameful bias coverage of anyone with a (D) beside their name—which has been heavily documented and factually proven. Again, how does this relate to the “NeverTrumpers”? Well, politics is almost like a sport, there are winners and losers and “the people” is the object. We are tossed, turned, deceived, told white lies, given excuses, heavily taxed, smoke-mirrored and used as a trophy when either side wins…. Or loses. Politics is a messy game and no one plays it better than the media and the Democratic Party. The most important lesson to come from this election isn’t how DJT or HRC got here, who are easily the most un-liked nominees in the history of politics; it’s the relationship between the Democratic Party and the mainstream media. This couple, and they are a couple, have hand-in-hand created a narrative that is sheered in the minds of almost half of the American populous; Republicans are RACIST! Together the DNC and media is the most influential marketing firm of all time and they are given carte blanche when it comes to accuracy and truthfulness. So, the “NeverTrumpers” have fallen for the cunning, crafty bait that they need to destroy the enemy from within. Believe me, just look at the Trump rallies and all of the mainstream media coverage of the attacks on conservatism; we are the enemies of the DNC and the mainstream media. And the “NeverTrumpers” are only pawns in this game for them. The NT’s have gain so much face time and notoriety based on Trump, talk about job creation! Most NT’s would’ve not been in the light if it were not for Trump, so Trump winning is going to solidify NT’s careers and if HRC wins, say goodbye to the 15 minutes of fame. They have given the NT movement a soapbox to express their disgust towards DJT yet, where was this opportunity when it was Romney? Your right, the opportunity was nowhere to be found because Romney was not a threat to the establishment; he was the establishment. The DNC and the media will throw the NT’s to the curb if HRC wins, because their job is done; they have successfully used their opponents own weapons against them. DJT is a threat to the NT’s because he has had a successful campaign without the help from the establishment, which proves that you do not need them, therefore their services are no longer required to win the highest office in the land. Hence, if DJT wins, all the NT’s have worked for is non-existent and will only be useful as a democrat pundit. So, “NeverTrumpers” beware, you will be dust in the wind, you will be seen as a piece of meat and you will be tattooed as a person only loyal to political pedigree, not political change.