Most of us have never seen such a drastic and stark contrast between the two major political parties in America like we have today. Though the Republican Party has a long way to go to return to its conservative roots, the Democratic Party has been infiltrated by the far Left. My grandparents were Democrats back when that party was a bit more moderate. Today, they have fully embraced abortion and support its federal funding; they have repealed the national Defense of Marriage Act, and support same-sex marriage.
Due to the liberal policies of the Obama administration, they have also racked up record entitlement and green technology spending. Approximately 47 million Americans are now on food stamps and many green energy companies the Obama Democrats bet our money on have now gone bankrupt and the media barely utters a word.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is volunteering for the Obama campaign ‘for our daughters and granddaughters.’ Who can forget when Obama said if one of his daughters got pregnant, “I don’t want them punished with a baby.”[i] This is an extreme, under-reported stance on abortion. It’s disappointing that our tax dollars not only help fund abortion which most Christians oppose, but we also give aid to Planned Parenthood which proudly supports the Democratic Party. Richards makes $400,000 a year salary and Planned Parenthood raked in over $1 billion in total revenue last year.
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In the weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, Franklin Graham has said he cannot and will not vote for any candidate who opposes pro-life legislation or who opposes traditional marriage. In a recent sermon by author and pastor John MacArthur entitled “Homosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality,” MacArthur stated God has abandoned America over the sin of homosexuality and we are living in times of rebellion and sexual revolution. He went on to declare, “The Democratic Party has become the anti-God party and the sin-promoting party.”[ii]
If Bible-believing Christians understand the moral principles upon which America was founded, we must also take notice of the glaring chasm between the Republican and Democratic Parties today. It’s confusing to me that many Christians continue voting along party lines instead of Biblical lines. I’ve said this before; Christians cannot leave Jesus Christ outside the voting booth when we cast our ballot on Election Day.
Next, a president’s most important responsibility is to keep America safe. There also seems to be two very different national defense philosophies as every day, more details emerge about last month’s terror attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. Many are suggesting the weak foreign policy of the Obama administration may have led to the assassination of our U.S. Ambassador, the first time this has happened since the Carter administration. Tragically, Ambassador Stevens had asked for more security which could have prevented the deadly attacks on the embassy, and even warned of an Islamist group who took credit for a prior attack.
From an economic perspective, things don’t look good for President Obama either. However, the mainstream media continually covers up bad news. Gas prices are way up. The unemployment rate has been over 8 percent and as high as 10 percent for 43 months of his term. If we do the math and consider the people who dropped out of the workforce, it would still be over 10 percent today. 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed. Four years ago, Obama promised to fix the problem by spending trillions of dollars on a so-called “economic stimulus.
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He has clearly failed. Obama also promised to cut the deficit in half, but instead his administration has almost tripled the deficit. He spent the first year of his term pushing his controversial health care law which we now know could bankrupt the country. Rates are going up and people are dropping or losing their insurance.
We have a critical election coming up and it’s more important than ever to encourage friends to get out and vote their values. People of faith and supporters of religious freedom should put country before party loyalty. We’re faced with two paths leading in opposite directions and voters will decide America’s future in a few short weeks.
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