My dear brother Joe,
I find that I agree with much you say; but I am alarmed to hear you say that you will not be voting. To say nothing of your duty as a citizen of our country to vote, or of the privilege of voting; you seem not to understand what is at stake in this election.
You are, of course, correct in saying that there can be no political solution to a spiritual problem. Obviously, a large part of the population is spiritually and morally decadent; but not all. And of those, most are either brainwashed or following corrupt leadership. But there are still very many Americans who are conscientious, decent people just trying to live honestly and take care of their families. We would not approve of their ignorance or worldiness, but we ought to wish them well. And we ought to take care for their welfare to the extent that we can. (Gal. 6:10) The only lasting solution is a spiritual awakening; but just now, while we are praying for revival, we must still take care of the urgent need for their safety and temporal welfare.
Are you not aware that a Communist revolution is underway? Don’t you see that there is a conspiracy of almost all the institutions of society, and the governments of the largest cities — all ruled by Marxists — against our freedom? It matters, Joe, whether this conspiracy succeeds or fails. Are you too young or too unaware to have seen what atheistic communism has done in the past century and is still doing in China today? Are you eager to shed your own blood? Do you want to leave the heritage of slavery and tyranny to your children? What will you say when all this comes to pass and you will remember that you did not do a simple thing to try and prevent it from happening? Can you live with that?
Your vote alone will not matter; but by all accounts this will be a close election, and Christians like you (tens of millions) who do not vote could make the difference.
There is no reason why decent men who will maintain the peace, provide for the common defense, and maintain the rule of law — even Christian statesmen — cannot be elected. If Protestant Christians exhibited the same solidarity that Jews and Blacks do, instead of only acting as uncommitted individuals, we might have Evangelicals instead of Papists on the Supreme court. If the last generation had done that, we may not have had the Federal government complicit in the murder of the unborn and the legalization of sexual perversity. But you say that you will not try to make the world better by participating with the rest of us mostly white Protestant Christians in the one simple thing that we can do to influence our governments?
You claim that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats, and I understand your point of view. If you look only at Washington D. C., there is a culture of the elite which captures most of the men we send there. But this is not true of State and local governments — at least to the same degree. There are many honest, able and patriotic Americans who identify themselves as Republicans and work for the increased power and influence of the party. Furthermore there is such a marked difference between what Obama did to subvert and destroy us and what Donald Trump has done to rebuild and strengthen us that I marvel at how an intelligent person like you cannot see the difference!
Under what administration was homosexual marriage legalized? What president made the support of abortion and contraception a part of our medical insurance? And by the way, who attempted, in the name of “reform” to socialize our healthcare system? And having failed to do that, imposed chaos upon a system already unsustainable by the unaffordable care act? Who weaponized the DOJ against his political enemies? Who assailed our religious freedom? Who did his utmost to support planned Parenthood? Who refused, arbitrarily, to enforce our immigration laws?
On the other hand, if you will take a few moments to review the things our President has done: to destroy Obama’s legacy, to end our stupid wars, to negotiate deals with other nations that make our world safer, to protect our rights to keep and bear arms, to freely exercise our religion, and the right to life — you must see the stark difference. It is like night and day.
Is President Trump a perfect human being? Who is? The question is, does he conscientiously discharge the duties of his office according to the oath he took; and does he keep the promises he made to the American people, on the basis of which we elected him? The answer is a resounding yes. As far as I can see, no one in my lifetime has been a better president, based on these criteria.
What about the “lesser of two evils” argument? It sounds pious. But the fact is we will always, in a choice between two men, be forced to choose the lesser of two evils, for all men are evil. All men fail in many ways when they are given responsibility. Even if one man is a professing Christian and the other an infidel, the infidel may be the better man for the job. Every job requires a man who not only means well; but who is competent to do well. We would be foolish to choose only on the basis of a profession of faith, even in church matters. Being a good Christian does not, by itself, qualify one for the eldership.
Americans are in the process of choosing a man who will faithfully execute the laws and defend our country from its enemies – foreign and domestic. President Trump has done that, and he will do that.
Joe Biden and his Marxist handlers will encourage and enable the revolutionaries, criminals, and the citizen infiltrators of our institutions. He will (if he can) destroy the family, and what remains of our freedoms. He makes no secret of his policies, or what he intends to do if he gains office. His election would be a disaster from which I believe we would never recover. I will even go this far: from what I can see, if Biden is elected, America is finished.
Joe, I beg you to consider these things and take the time to register and vote for Donald Trump. It can do you no harm; and it may do great good.