It’s disappointing when men and women who have been standing with us in the battle change their strategies to support an approach they once discouraged.
In 2008, WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah wrote “None of the Above,” a book urging Americans not to settle for either Barack Obama or John McCain for president. Less than 24 months ago, Farah considered Romney the “most dangerous man in America,” a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who did not deserve a vote if he were running against Satan himself.”
It must have been difficult for him to come around to advocating a vote for Mitt Romney this time around. While I disagree with his decision, I do acknowledge that the sheer fear of extending this Obamanation another four years is nearly too much to bear, leading to the temptation to compromise by “holding your nose” and voting for Romney. The Bible is loaded with such fear-based decisions. Of all of Israel’s mighty men, only Joshua and Caleb refused to cower to the pervasive fear of facing, not less slaying, the “illegal alien giants” exercising squatter’s rights in their promised land. None of the mighty men dared square off against Goliath, save one shepherd boy, who later would be king.
We must not forget that it is Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who still puts kings on thrones and presidents in power. It is our job to cast a moral vote and the job of Yahweh to make the final decision. If the day comes when our nation fears man more than fearing God, we’ve already lost our nation. So, my philosophy for Joseph Farah and all Americans is: “Trust Yahweh God and risk the consequences.” Flow in faith and trust, repent and pray for spiritual awakening in our nation and hope for an undeserved miracle.
And I don’t mean a miracle as in a write-in vote. There are two bona fide candidates on other party tickets who are viable moral options. Oh, you haven’t heard? We actually have a choice between two principled candidates for whom to vote: Either former Rep. Virgil Goode, who is the presidential candidate on the Constitution Party ticket, or Tom Hoefling of the America’s Party. Both are outstanding on the issues – pro-life, pro-personal responsibility, pro-Constitution and Bill of Rights, anti-same-sex marriage, for low taxes, etc. Either would be a moral vote, a vote that won’t cause us to lose sleep from such a huge moral compromise voting for Obama or Romney.
But for those who prefer a more pragmatic plan for winning, with a tangible example from history, one comes to mind. In the early 1850s the two major political parties were the Democrats and the Whigs. Abraham Lincoln was a Whig, but switched to a new “fringe” third party – the Republicans – when a moral issue, slavery, ripped the party apart. And even though Abraham Lincoln was not even on the ballot in all the states, and even though the Republican Party had never won a presidential race in their young history, God put Abraham Lincoln on the “throne.” I know a little about this because I am a direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln’s maternal grandmother.
Today the Republicans are divided over moral issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, as party leadership abandons areas of traditional strength in favor of becoming more like the GOP’s largest political opponent.
Obama is wrong on all virtually all counts, but he’s a true believer of redistributing the wealth from the “rich” to the private-sector working class to the government working class. Getting back to Romney, he claims to be a “moral” man and a “conservative,” but his record in elected office on abortion and same-sex marriage falls far short of what was the moral Republican platform: He promoted and implemented socialized medicine program in Massachusetts that was an inspiration for Obamascare. There’s no way denying it: Romney promoted $50 abortions, and he looked the other way on same-sex marriage, pretending it was out of his hands as a matter of established law. By no measure is Romney a true fiscal or moral conservative.
So, I agree with Joseph Farah’s book “None of the Above,” as its philosophy applies to the Obamney and Rombama. But this year we have moral choices of people who have worked hard to get on the ballot in many states.
So, to Joseph Farah and the rest of this nation, I’ll leave you with this: The bottom line is that we are not responsible for who is elected. We are only responsible for OUR vote – and we should be grateful that we have more choices than the Obamney-Rombama dialectic. As John Quincy Adams put it, “Duty is ours. Results are God’s.”