The Election and the Christian

America is teetering on the brink of economic collapse. Our savings and investments have eroded while the costs of health care and energy are out of control. Our national debt has gone through the roof.

The world is more dangerous than ever. Our borders are no longer defended. Our courts are out of control. A majority of our judges no longer feel bound by the law or the Constitution which has been our plumb line. Instead, they prefer to strike out on their own. Property rights and parental rights have been eroded. The institution of marriage is under attack.

Elections can be a daunting experience for any voter. There are so many issues. The candidates’ positions are often couched in political doublespeak. What’s a voter to do? More important, what’s a Christian to do?

The polls show that Christians are about evenly divided in this election. That can mean only one of two things: We no longer know the Bible or there are a lot of people in the churches playing a grand game. Exodus 18:21 is specific: It says, “select responsible men (or women), men who fear God and hate dishonest gain.”

How can you tell which is the more responsible candidate? Which candidate sincerely fears God and hates dishonest gain?

There are no perfect candidates. Some would say that this year’s presidential candidates are less perfect than ever before. Therefore, they opt to sit this one out or cast a vote for a third party candidate with no chance to win in order to “send a message.”

I urge my brothers and sisters in Christ to reconsider that option because the difference between Obama and McCain and the direction they will take this country is stark.

If you are confused about the economic issues – and let’s face it, most are – go back to the basics.

Examine the stands of these two candidates — and more important, their records – on the moral issues and vote accordingly. Then, you can rest assured that this country will be in good hands.

The Ten Commandments given to Moses are not suggestions. They represent God’s moral law – and it has never changed. The first commandments are about honoring God and your earthly parents. Next comes God’s law against murder. God leaves us no wiggle room when it comes to the shedding of the innocent blood of another human being.

It is no accident that abortion is the most divisive moral issue in America today. God’s law may be inconvenient at times but it is still God’s law. That’s why many who claim to be Christians want to keep their heads buried in the sand on this issue.

They want to pretend that science is divided on when human life begins. It isn’t. The question has been settled since real time ultrasound imaging and fiber optics gave us a window to the womb. A few years before those things were in use, the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, the decision that made abortion legal for any reason through the full nine months of pregnancy.

That is why the issue remains unsettled and volatile. That is why one candidate, Obama, has pledged his allegiance to Roe v. Wade, while giving lip-service to God. The other candidate, McCain, is honoring God with his stand and, for the most part, has a record to back it up.

The Bible says,

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

God sent his Son to die for our sins. All we have to do is believe on Jesus, ask for forgiveness and turn our will over to Him.

The evidence of our salvation is a changed life. If you call yourself a Christian and you are still flirting with abortion, or flirting with voting for a candidate who condones the taking of an innocent life, no matter how small, sick or vulnerable, you are only fooling yourself about your Christian commitment . . . but you will not fool God!

Alexis de Tocqueville said,

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

If 9-11 wasn’t a wake-up call for America, then the financial meltdown of 2008 should be. How many more warnings will God give us before he lifts his hand of protection that has been over this country for more than 200 years? He did not spare the children of Israel. He will not spare the United States of America!

34 thoughts on “The Election and the Christian

  1. Thanks Jane. Again, right to the heart of the issue. We have a clear choice.

    I got an e-mail this morning telling of a small businessman with 30 employees. The Obama promised tax increases would mean that he would have to charge his customers 10% more and that he would have to fire six of his workers, all of whom he thought of as family. He went into the business parking lot and noticed 8 Obama bumper stickers on employee’s cars and solved his delima of which employees to fire.

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  2. If Christians are to vote for the candidate that best adheres to the Biblical teaching of Jesus Christ, why is Republicans or Democrats even thought a thought? Both parties are corrupt and are purchased by special interest lobbies.

    I urge those Christian who truly want to vote for a candidate who espouses Christian beliefs to check out Chuck Baldwin, http://www.baldwin08.com, of the Constitution Party, http://www.constitutionparty.com.

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  3. Thank you Jane for your sobering appraisal of Obama’s choice of morals and contrasting them against the plumb-line of the Bible.

    Thank you too for admonishing Christians to take seriously the spiritual predicament we face. The Bible warns “not to be surprised at the fiery ordeal.. which comes…for your testing….”(1Pet. 4:12). This is certainly a time of fiery testing. What should a Christian stand for and does it accurately meet with what God stands for?

    As WND reports, Christians around the world are suffering, many at the hands of Islam and corrupt politicians, some of whom Obama is associated with.

    How troubling that Christian tenets, which Obama claims to be aligned with, are being distorted and misrepresented by him. And how disturbing that those Obama mingles with are openly bent on the destruction of Christians (as in Kenya).

    I pray that American Christians serious about their faith during this time of testing have the tenacity to stay firmly grounded in Biblical principles with boldness to stand against world opinion, political pressure and charismatic personalities who contradict its justice.

    Keep up your courageous writing, Jane.

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  4. I am voting for John McCain, but please spare me the talk about him having godly values. If he did, he wouldn’t have left his disfigured wife and family for an heiress with whom he was having an affair (one of many) and whom he married just one month after divorcing his wife. I just see him as the lesser of two evils. Oh, and by the way, I am an African American born-again Christian,

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  5. As Christians, we need to be on our knees the next few days. I see a turn toward socialism and the dangers we face by extreme leaders. The economic ills of our nation and the world are causing people to look for any change. Just wish more people would open their eyes to what Obama is really about. Thanks Jane!

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  6. To Independent,

    I cannot speak to McCain’s personal values. However, Christians do believe in redemption. McCain’s divorce was uncontested and he has said that the failure of his first marriage was his fault and his biggest regret. McCain and Cindy have been married for 28 years. There is no evidence of infidelity during all that time. In all respects, he appears to be a changed man. Only God knows his heart. In my column, I referred to his “stand” on the moral issues. In all my years of research and writing about politics, I have found that those who are willing to stand up and vote the right way on the moral issues are — for the most part — voting right on the other issues as well.

    While McCain has taken some stands on other issues I do not support, he never tries to hide his position or fool voters on where he stands. His “yes” is yes and his “no” is no. The same cannot be said of Obama.

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  7. Proverbs 28:17
    “A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood [abortion] will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.”

    I too wish to thank Jane for her courage to voice truth, and her faithfulness to the Word of God, not just in word but also in deed.

    When God speaks everyone SHOULD listen. Right? But for some reason the Christian “church” has turned a deaf ear and is choosing to disobey the clear, explicit teachings of God.

    As a country, it’s taken many years for our society to erode and evolve to the immoral stance of today. But particularly agregious is the fact that most Christians have remained silent. “All that is necessary for evil to triump is for good people to do nothing.” [Burke] We as Christians have been asleep for a long time, and upon awaking we’re shocked at the caotic, immoral pervasive condition of America.

    God won’t be mocked! We’ve witnessed the institute of marriage and family disinegrate, even 1.5 of Christian marriages fail [where’s the salt and light?] Porn being sold for art – children aren’t safe in their front yards!. Prayer removed from our courts and classrooms, educators teaching immoral practices to even kindegarten students, movies that proudly tout immorality on the big screens, our heros are movie stars and sports figures/money; the erosion in our courts. How about our inability to be shocked by the immoral conduct of those in the highest offices in the country [everyone knows the name Lewinsky; Chappaquidick – but did we “do” anything?] Just know, in God’s timing, there will be a reckoning! God is love, but more than anything, God is just.

    While this generation was busy building individual empires [educations, careers, families, big churches, 401Ks, material wealth] we lost our focus and turned our eyes from God to ourselves! As Christians we’ve forgoten our first Love. We’ve turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the direction we ourselves had chosen and the direction our country was headed. Christians have no one to blame but ourselves.

    There’s a price for disobedience. It’s past time for each one of us to examine our hearts, minds and our personal relationship with the Creator. Are we truly believers, then we need to act like it!

    God says, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will SPIT you out of My mouth! Rev. 3:15,16 We’ve become repugnant to God.

    Forgive us. It’s time to get on our knees, to ask forgiveness for being “lukewarm,” and Lord, let it begin with me.

    “I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has Done.I AM the Alpha and the Omega, The First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. . . . The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Rev. 22:12,13,21

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  8. McCain is in my opinion worse than Obama. Because he is subverting America and the Constitution hiding behind the veil of ‘conservatism’ and ‘patriotism (actually nationalism)’ while Obama is blatant about hating liberty and America. There’s nothing courageous about defending a socialist/fascist who is pretending to be a conservative.
    I agree with Independent commentor that McCain is anything but godly and honoring God with his pandering to get the Christian Right’s vote.
    Chuck Baldwin is the only candidate who is basing his policies and stands for governing upon the Constitution and Natural Law.

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  9. “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chron7:14
    Jane, I agree it is we, the Church that is to blame.
    God teaches the Israelites over and over to follow His commandments and then,”you will make your way prosperous and then you will have success.” Jos 1:8
    We have the privilige to fall to our knees, seek the face of God and place Him back on the throne in our lives and in this Country He has blessed us with. We need to shake the sleep from our eyes, the apathy from our hearts and ask ourselves if we are following our God with ALL of our heart and ALL of our mind.
    “Therefore to him who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin (james 4;17)
    We have sold our children for the price of our 401ks. We value our comfortable life over an innocent unborn life.
    When we humble ourselves and confess our sin, We, who have the honor of calling the Creator of the Universe, “our Father” will be able to go out and make a diference. He will go before us and be our rear guard.
    Remember God can save by many or few. May we be the first of the few to get on our knees, seek our marching orders from our God an then walk in His power boldly out into the world He has placed us in.
    Rejoice in God, don’t give up, fight in His Power.
    Now is the time.

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  10. Mrs. Chastain, I’m confused. After you point out that “God leaves us no wiggle room when it comes to the shedding of the innocent blood of another human being,” you go on to plead with us to vote for a candidate who supports taking innocent human life via the expansion of embryonic stem cell research.

    You say, “If you call yourself a Christian and you are still flirting with…voting for a candidate who condones the taking of an innocent life, no matter how small, sick or vulnerable, you are only fooling yourself about your Christian commitment – but you will not fool God!” Are you unaware that McCain is “a candidate who condones the taking of an innocent life, no matter how small” via his support of embryonic stem cell research? Or are you “fooling yourself about your Christian commitment” by supporting him anyway?

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  11. To J.D.,

    It is true that McCain has supported embryonic stem cell research. That is the main reason I never would have supported him in the primary. That is why I wrote that McCain is honoring God with his stand (on the moral issues) and “for the most part, has a record to back it up.”

    Just as there are no perfect people, there are no perfect candidates. However, McCain’s is coming toward us now. His platform is the strongest pro-life platform in the history of Republican Party (stronger than Reagan’s) and he selected Sarah Palin as his running mate. She is not only 100% pro life, but gave birth to a child with Down syndrome. Furthermore, she is no shrinking violet so there is every reason to believe that she will enlighten him on this issue. Had he watered down the platform or chose a pro-abortion running mate, I would be sitting this one out.

    As it is we have two choices, and only two. We can vote for a candidate that is with us 98% and is coming our way or we can throw away our vote away on a third party candidate and millions more unborn children will be brutally murdered under Barack Obama. Furthermore, the Supreme Court, which is 4-5 in terms of justices who will uphold the Constitution, will be lost for the next 20 to 30 years.

    It is not a perfect choice but it is a good choice as the differences between these two candidates couldn’t be more stark.

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  12. John McCain, as Senator, has went along for the funding of Planned Parenthood for many years and has supported the confirmation of pro-abortion Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, as well as forming the Gang Of 14 in voting against Bush’s more conservative judicial appointees. He’s also in favor of embryonic stem-cell research.
    So I’ll still be voting for Chuck Baldwin

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  13. Our people stupid? I would hate to believe that but they fall for the smooth talking, pandering and racist Obama. He is a good speaker no doubt but he is not God which he will have to be if he does all the things he claims he can do. True we have got a little problem here but do we accept tyranny. Tyranny is the end of bigger and bigger government.RichGreenvilleNo virus found in this incoming message.
    Checked

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  14. To Bill E.

    While I understand you frustration, I think you are making a big mistake. Chuck Baldwin is a fine individual but is not a viable candidate, nor is the Constitution Party a viable party at this time. Wishing does not make it so. I can say I want to be a surgeon and hang out a shingle but until I go through the preparation to make myself a surgeon, that doesn’t make it so.

    The Constitution Party needs to first make its case to large donor conservatives and persuade them to get on board. If it can’t do that, it cannot mount a serious campaign and expect to be taken seriously by the population in general.

    Regarding the life issue, please see my comments above to J.D. Regarding judges, many conservatives believe that a president has a right to have his judicial appointments confirmed unless there is some major character flaw. Elections have consequences.

    While I think Ginsburg had proven herself to be unqualified, I understand McCain’s position.

    However, if Obama is elected, two or three liberal justices will be confirmed and we will have lost our chance for a conservative court for the next two to three decades. Millions more babies will be murdered and you will spoil Sarah Palin’s chances to be president and that would be a shame as she is a conservative even Chuck Baldwin should be proud to have in the White House.

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  15. Jane:

    God is not on the side of any nation including the United States nor of any political party.
    Joshua 5
    13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho , he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
    14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.”

    God is not a respecter of people or of nations
    Daniel 4
    35 All the peoples of the earth
    are regarded as nothing.
    He does as he pleases
    with the powers of heaven
    and the peoples of the earth.
    No one can hold back his hand
    or say to him: “What have you done?”

    Psalm 9
    19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph;
    let the nations be judged in your presence.
    20 Strike them with terror, O LORD;
    let the nations know they are but men.

    We, as a nation, must call on the Lord.
    Daniel 9
    7 “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame-the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. 8 O LORD, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. 9 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; 10 we have not obeyed the LORD our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. 11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.

    God is a God of Mercy
    2 Chronicles 7
    13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 16 I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

    Daniel 9
    18 Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19 O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

    What shall we do to obey?
    Mark 12
    28One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
    29″The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
    31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”

    Matthew 5
    44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
    48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    We can Choose to be on the Lord’s side.
    The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States .

    This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

    The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.

    The Constitution of these United States provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States .” The Constitution Party supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles.

    The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules.

    We affirm the principles of inherent individual rights upon which these United States of America were founded:

    * That each individual is endowed by his Creator with certain
    unalienable rights; that among these are the rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness;

    * That the freedom to own, use, exchange, control, protect, and
    freely dispose of property is a natural, necessary and inseparable extension of the individual’s unalienable rights;

    * That the legitimate function of government is to secure these
    rights through the preservation of domestic tranquility, the maintenance of a strong national defense, and the promotion of equal justice for all;

    * That history makes clear that left unchecked, it is the nature
    of government to usurp the liberty of its citizens and eventually become a major violator of the people’s rights; and

    * That, therefore, it is essential to bind government with the
    chains of the Constitution and carefully divide and jealously limit government powers to those assigned by the consent of the governed.

    http://www.baldwin08.com/
    Vote on principle and let God sort out the rest.

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  16. Jane,
    I’m not a big rap fan…but I did find this video pretty interesting. Thought you might like to take a look…gives a different view on things..and shows not all blacks are going along with obamamesiah.

    mike

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  17. Jane,

    Amen to your article!

    It is understandable how I can never convince an unbeliever concerning abortion, gay marriage or euthanasia. God is still working on them.

    It never ceases to amaze me how believers, those who espouse Christianity, can remain as unconvinced as an unbeliever. How can that be?

    The best I can conclude is that feminists and gays in open rebellion to the authority of the Bible have coopted many churches and removed the power of the Holy Spirit with the power of the state.

    It appears we are badly out of balance in this nation between the authority of the state and the authority of the church.

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  18. To Glenn,

    Wonderful goals! I applaud your work in the Constitution Party. However, more work needs to be done on the wholesale level before it can be sold retail. Work to put the Constitution Party on the map. (It’s not retail yet) but vote for John McCain because the difference between these two candidates is stark and a vote for anyone else will put Barak Obama in the White House.

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  19. The Real threat to freedom and prosperity in America is not Obama, nor the Democratic party. That threat is narrow-minded, intolerant, and self-righteous people who claim to be religious and virtuous but would turn this country into a theocracy, and a totalitarian fascist dictatorship if they got their way.
    The religious right claims to want to restore our “freedom”, but with freedom like this who needs tyranny?
    They want a”Christian” nation ruled by Biblical laws.
    But we are NOT a Christian nation. We are a nation in which the majority just happens to be Christian, though many of these make a mockery of everything that Christ actuially stood for.
    What about the rights of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics and others?
    WE cannot allow them to become second-class citizens.
    The Bible must NEVER be the basis of US laws.
    This is absolutely contrary to the intentions of the founding fathers, who are turning in their graves over
    the sinister intentions of the religious right.
    So many have come to America to escape religious tyranny; we cannot afford to turn this nation into the very thing they came here to escape .

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  20. Robert,

    You are partly right. We are a nation, founded by Christians which guarantees religious liberty for all. However, James Madison, the principle author of the Constitution said this:”We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Tn Commandments of God.”

    While there are a small portion of Christians, maybe two or three percent, who would like a theocracy, this columnist is not and has never been among them.

    We, however, do live in a Republic, which means the guys who work the hardest are going to have their views represented.

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  21. Jane,

    I, too, believe that a president has the right to have his judicial nominees confirmed. However, the Democrats with McCain’s help in forming the Gang of 14, prevented Bush from getting his more conservative nominees through, which is another reason why I could never vote for McCain. It was bad enough that the very qualified Judge Bork was blocked by the Dems, but this Gang of 14 was such an outrage. I don’t see why it’s okay for Republicans like McCain to feel they have to confirm any nominee a Democrat puts forward, yet not be outraged when Democrats block Republican nominees. I don’t want that kind of weak Republican representing me by allowing that double-standard.
    I know you’re trying to by pragmatic in supporting McCain, but remember, Republicans like you will be going through this every election cycle of voting ‘the lesser of two evils’, because since the Democrat Party has moved further to the left, all of their future candidates will be from the fringe and you’ll find yourself settling for a weak Republican candidate who knows that they can win by default.
    Finally, don’t count on McCain nominating Supreme Court slots to anyone who is to the right of left-center such as Sandra Day O’Connor. This is because McCain has stated in the past that he doesn’t want Roe v Wade over-turned. Also, a right-leaning Supreme Court would increase the likelihood of overturning his unconstitutional McCain-Feingold.

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  22. Bill,

    You must be very happy today. Your vote helped elect Barack Obama. That means that he will appoint three or four justices who are committed to achieving “social justice,” whatever that means, because that is how Obama said he would select judges and justices.

    It also means that the chances of Sarah Palin, a true conservative, becoming president are almost nil.

    McCain would say that his Gang of 14 help put some of Bush’s conservative judges on the bench. I like you think it was the wrong move, and McCain must now realize that McCain-Feingold was a big mistake.

    McCain said he would like to see abortion returned to the states. If Roe v Wade were overturned, that is exactly what would happen. I’ve never seen the quote to which you referred. If you have it I would like to see it. McCain was quite adamant about appointing strict constructionist to th court.

    McCain was not the perfect candidate, not by a long shot, but the differences between the two were stark and instead of moving toward the center, he moved to the right.

    We will not recognize this country in eight years and the justices he appoints will destroye any chance of getting a conservative court in my lifetime.

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  23. No Jane, I’m am not happy at all, and I don’t get my kicks out of being a ‘spoiler’ during elections. Especially since the Republican Party, with it’s transformation into a big government, pro-bail-out, pro-amnesty entity, which I know longer recognize, gave me no choice but to pull the lever for a third-party candidate, who unlike McCain or Bush, actually believes in following the Constitution.
    What Republicans like you have to realize, is that it takes more than having an “R” before a politician’s name in order to show they’re different from those who have a “D” in front. John McCain has a long, proven track record of collaborating with the Democrats, in fact, I wish he would just switch over to the Democrat Party, as was rumored he thought of doing in 2000.
    H.W. Bush, his son, and rino’s like McCain have moved a once-great party so far to the left, that there isn’t much of a difference anymore between both major party’s. In fact, the GOP’s move to the left has accelerated much faster under G.W. Bush. He’s been the second highest domestic spender in the history of the Presidency, not including money spent on the war on terror.
    The Democrats that McCain aligned himself with to form the Gang of 14, would never have conceded to letting through Bush’s more conservative nominees. Also, McCain never gave any indication of regretting the passing of McCain-Feingold, so I can safely assume that he would not have jeopardized it being overturned by appointing “strict constructionists” or anyone else to the right of Sandra Day O’Connor.
    As far as Roe v Wade – Here is a statement McCain made to the San Francisco Chronicle in August,1999 – that he would “not support repeal of Roe v. Wade because it would force women to undergo illegal operations.”
    I had gotten this from Joe Farah’s article in WorldNetDaily from Sept 3, 2008, entitled “John McCain On Abortion”.
    I also happen to believe that Sarah Palin will have a much better chance of winning the Presidency in 2012, should she run. She won’t have the albatross of having a rino on the ticket with her, and also because the country will have realized the mistake they had made in electing Obama.
    A similar backlash happened in ’94 after two years of a Clinton Presidency with a majority Democrat Congress, as well as with Jimmy Carter, and it can happen again.

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  24. Bill,

    Thanks for the quote. It WAS nine years ago. Therefore, he has changed his position.

    I hope you are right about the next election. However, there is no one like Newt Gingrich in Congress to lead Republicans out of the wilderness.

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  25. Jane:

    Hello again ! Good to read your commentary here, but I guess we’ll have to part company on conclusions.

    I do have a question about something you replied to Bill E., above.

    Your comment about his vote “helping to elect Barack Obama” is troubling to me.

    Isn’t your position assuming alot ? It seems like you’re assuming that the one of the two major parties OWN our votes ?

    Isn’t the more accurate position that they must EARN our votes, and that this time, the Democrats truly did earn more of their own folks, than ‘our side’ did ours ?

    Now I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, because I’ve read many of your columns over the years, and this doesn’t seem to jibe with your other stated views.

    Thank you Jane for clarifying this if I’m reading you wrong.

    Best Regards,

    David B (in East Texas)

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  26. David,

    In this election, any vote that didn’t go to McCain/Palin helped elect Obama/Biden.

    While McCain was far from perfect, he did come our way on most issues and gave us the most pro-life platform in the party’s history.

    At times there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties but this year it was day and night. We were one justice away from a conservative court. Now, that opportunity is lost.

    I’m all for making another party a viable choice, but you do that on the wholesale level, before you are a marketable commodity on the retail level. That’s reality.

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  27. Jane, then you DO believe that either one of the two parties OWN our votes.

    By this logic, that they own our votes no matter how horrible the character or views the candidates they proffer, what incentive is there for them to change even one iota towards any higher ideal, if they own our votes ?

    If we Christian conservatives are in their ‘hip pocket’, all we get is ‘sat on’, right ?

    John McCain’s conservative credentials were laughable. Other than Julie-annie, he was the most Liberal candidate running. This is clearly documented at http://www.KnowBeforeYouVote.com, with links & footnotes. (Not that you’re likely unaware of any of these salient facts…..) **

    Joseph Farah was spot on with his ‘NONE OF THE ABOVE’ campaign. I didn’t read his book, but most of his editorials, and his logic was strong: what you vote for, you get more of. The only conceivable way of sending a STRONG message to the GOP is by refusing to vote for them.

    Jane, as a Christian, do you believe the Bible and it’s commands are normative & binding on you ? If so, how can you possibly vote for any man who doesn’t ‘fear the LORD’ ? In 2 Samuel 23:3 we’re told “he that would rule other men must be just, ruling in the fear of God”.

    John McCain’s voting record shows him to be a man who thinks the “State is God” – he votes for consistently bigger & bigger government, in ways that are very unconsitutional.

    Senators take an oath to ‘uphold the US Constitution’ – which oath McCain has broken repeatedly by any objective Constitutional Standard.

    [So has Obama, too, I realize, but being that ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’, it won’t help to point out they both share the same or similar errors. Obama (like Clinton before him) is labeled a big government liberal – so we expect that and vote against him accordingly.]

    Jane, can I ask how your assumption lines up with the genuine Biblical Precept, one of the hallmarks of orgainic American Liberty – namely the sanctity of indvidual conscience, ie “Liberty of Conscience, before God ?

    Your stated position appears more consistent with ‘collectivism’ – the idea that we have no right to dissent from the wisdom of the ‘party’.

    It is on this basis that serious Christians like myself object vehemently to a suggestion that we had no other choice but to vote for McCain, or be guilty of ‘electing Obama’.

    This is insulting, to those of us who voted for Chuck Baldwin, or another candidate, or who chose not to vote at all, in order to avoid supporting evil men, be it Obama (obvious evil) or McCain (disguised evil).

    McCain lost, pure & simple, because of two main factors: GWB’s horrible record of betraying every single Principle of American Liberty (which mantle he must have inherited), and of being a clueless liberal himself. He almost switched to the Democrat Party a few years back, as it was – would’ve saved alot of trouble.

    Rush said something 15 years ago I never forgot. It was quite prophetic of this moment & our debate. Though he didn’t quote any Scripture, he did emphasize the point of ‘being true to one’s Principles’. He said (my close paraphrase):

    “Every single time Republicans go soft, forget & betray their core Principles, to try to ‘move to the center’, they end up losing elections. When they try to ‘ME-TOO’ the Democrats, they loose big time. The reason is, people can spot a fake a mile away. These ‘faux Conservatives’ end up infuriating their base, the genuine ‘man in the street conservatives’, who then perceives correctly, they’re being manipulated. And these ‘faux Republicans’ gain no ground with real Liberals, who also spot a fake. So, when the GOP or any Repblican candidate blurrs the line in the sand, they get creamed, and loose the election. Count on it.”

    Bingo, Rush nailed it.

    But I will just add: that as long as professing Christians ignore Biblical Principles & Consitutional Fidelity in their chosen leaders and, instead prefer a ‘place of honor at Pharoah’s table, American liberty will continue to diminish.

    I’m an instructor & seminar leader with the “Institute on the Constitution” – which program documents the genuine Christian roots of our US Constitution & the worldview of the Founders & Framers.

    Once a person learns these awesome features of our God birthed Republic, they don’t fall for political pragratism any longer. Once you know the genuine, the fakes stand out starkly.

    It can be found at http://www.IOTConline.com (if you don’t mind posting the link here, that is…) for the benefit of all.

    Our Prayer:

    God make this Nation obedient to Him, and to his Christ, our LORD.

    Psalm 2, Psalm 110, Isaiah 9:7

    “The Kingdom the Nation that will not serve Him shall be destroyed, yea, it shall be utterly wasted….”

    -Prophet Jeremiah

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  28. I am a Christian and I have a question for other Christians that I have yet received an answer. We agree that abortion is wrong, that it is the taking of an innocent human life, the life of a baby, a child.

    Why is it that Christians are in a constant uproar about abortion but when asked about the tens of thousands of children and babies that are killed in immoral, unnecessary wars based on lies they refer to them as “unfortunate collateral damage”?

    Matthew 15

    7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

    8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

    9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

    10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

    11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

    12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

    14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

    Matthew 7

    11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

    12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

    13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

    14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

    17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

    19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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  29. How can anyone vote for a candidate based on his/her religious beliefs?? It’s small minded and ignorant.

    A good Christian does not necessarily a good head of state make.

    Go and be a good Christian, God knows your heart. But for the elections, please be a little more discerning.

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