Political Cartoon: Voter Guide Election Day 2018

Political Cartoon:

Election Day 2018

This election comes down to a simple choice between Mobs vs Jobs, and Lawlessness or law and Order. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

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History Facts: Presidential Candidates’ Moral Character and Integrity matter

History Facts:

Presidential Candidates’ Moral Character and Integrity matter

GOPStopObamaPIXThe ideal candidate may not get the nomination.

But whoever the Republican nominee is, he will be more patriotic and better for the country than anyone the Left has to offer. If your preferred candidate does not get the nomination, PLEASE do not stay home. If you don’t vote, then you will be accountable for the tyranny of the Left. If the destruction of the Democrat party is not stopped, then it is over for America. You don’t want to be responsible for that. It may be a risk, but it’s a risk we must take, and unite behind that person, or there might not be another election. ~C.D.

Voter Guide

Despite today’s politically correct mindset, a candidate’s moral character and integrity matter.

president-candidatespotus4The candidate’s character, the citizen’s call

Rob Chambers

National Field Director, AFA Action

April 2016 – Voters have begun the process of choosing the next U.S. president in the primary and caucus elections leading up to the general election in November. For a Christian citizen, finding the ideal presidential candidate must begin with prayer for wisdom and discernment. And despite today’s politically correct mindset, a candidate’s moral character and integrity matter.

Not a democracy?

An ideal presidential candidate and voters alike must understand that America is not a pure democracy in which the ideas of a majority rule. The Founding Fathers called that “mobocracy” or mob rule.

“Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state,” said John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence. “It is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.” Today this madness is manifested in candidates who promote abortion and sexual immorality. Unfortunately, we are in a country where evil is called good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).

America is a constitutional republic based on the rule of law. The country is guided by unchanging principles. James Wilson, signer of the Constitution and a U. S. Supreme Court Justice, said, “All [laws], however, may be arranged in two different classes. 1) Divine. 2) Human. … But it should always be remembered that this law, natural or revealed, made for men or for nations, flows from the same Divine source: it is the law of God. … Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine.”

The ideal presidential candidate knows these key principles and concepts our country was founded on and maintains that they are true today. These concepts are what made it possible for America to become great, prosperous, and free.

Once in office

Once elected, the ideal candidate evaluates policy issues on the basis of these principles and explains and promotes them on that basis. He or she persuades people to support these principles, defends citizens’ rights and freedoms, and fights against contrary agendas. This candidate advances policy diplomatically, but manages the political process so that liberty and just causes are advanced, not hindered.

At one time this ideal candidate was the norm in America, though none have ever been perfect. It is imperative that all who love freedom pray that God will raise up such candidates in all political races, especially the race for the highest office in the land.

LEADERSHIP BY THE BOOK

Loves righteousness and hates iniquity, a person of truth (Exodus 18:21)
Is known to be wise in the fear (respect) of the Lord and His word (Exodus 18:21; Deuteronomy 1:13; 17:15)
Seeks truth rather than prestige or personal profit and power (Deuteronomy 1:17; 2 Chronicles 19:6-7)
Will not succumb to flattery or be bought by favors or bribery (Deuteronomy 16:19)
Will put the best interests of the people above the pressures of private and special interests (Deuteronomy 17:17; Leviticus 19:15)
Will seek justice, knowing that justice will be found only in obedience to God’s holy word (Deuteronomy 16:18; 2 Samuel 23:3)
Is blameless, without scandal in personal or public life (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Exodus 20:1-17)
Is not easily swayed, firmly grounded in the Bible, and strong in the faith; not covetous (1 Timothy 3:3)
Governs self and household well (1 Timothy 3:4-5; Proverbs 25:28)
Exercises sound judgment; acts to uphold God’s purposes for and principles of self and civil government 
(1 Timothy 3:6-7; Mark 12:16-17).

For a voter guide on the presidential candidates and their stand on moral issues, go to afaaction.net.

Christian News: Voter Guide; Pope Francis defends Abortion?

Christian News:

Christian Voter Guide

afaactionvoter-guideAFA Action releases 2016 voter guide

March 2016 – Many Christians want to vote but aren’t sure who to vote for. It’s difficult to sift through the vast amounts of information coming through television, radio, and Internet.

In fact, one study revealed that only 10% of voters feel they have enough information on candidates to be an informed voter in primary or general elections.

Now AFA Action (afaaction.net) can help with its 2016 Voter Guide.

The guide provides an in-depth, web-based, and nonpartisan perspective on the candidates. It allows voters to identify where the candidates fall on a scale from “very liberal” to “very conservative” and everywhere in between.

The voter guide looks at the history of each candidate so voters can see for themselves how candidates have voted in the past; to whom the candidates have given money; from whom the candidates received money; how the candidates answered questions on critical issues; and who endorsed each candidate.

“Changing presidential candidate poll numbers indicate that many voters are uncertain about who they’ll vote for,” said Randy Sharp, AFA director of special projects. “Our voter guide provides them with reliable and factual content so they can be informed and not misled by slickly-produced campaign ads that often hide the truth.”

In addition, AFA Action provides voters with critical tools, such as instant access to contacting elected officials, voter registration helps, apps, and a pledge that supporters can sign to continue receiving updates from AFA Action.

“We encourage our supporters to share the voter guide with friends and family,” Sharp said. “They can also follow us on Facebook at AFA Action or Twitter at @AFAAction.”

Pope Francis defends Abortion?

Has the Pope Fallen Off the Pro-Life Wagon?

Alan Keyes

abortion5-jesus-pro-lifeLittle children it is the last hour: just as you have heard, Antichrist is come, and even now many Antichrists have come to be, by which we know that it is the last hour. 1 John 2:18

Thus sinning against your brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:10

Since Christ made it clear (Matthew 24:36) that even he does not know the day and hour when heaven and earth will pass away, I have never wasted much time on people who think they have figured it out. Yet Christ also made it plain to his disciples that they should always be on guard, so “that day will not come upon you suddenly like a trap.” It seems best to heed the familiar motto and “Be Prepared”.

Be that as it may, every now and then something happens that sorely tries my determination to forego the search for certainty about eschatological things. I experienced such a moment this weekend, as I read a story with the headline “Pope calls Italy’s foremost abortion promoter one of nation’s ‘forgotten greats’.” As I read the story I couldn’t repress a rueful sigh. Sometimes it seems as if Pope Francis is determined to purge all humor from the phrase “more Catholic than the Pope.” Will we see the day when any Christian person who refuses to praise those who practice or lure others into practicing the wicked slaughter of innocents (I think they qualify as what the Bible calls “workers of iniquity.”) will fit that description?

What a falling off is there! From one supposed to be the Vicar of Christ, comes praise of one who represents those whom God hates (Psalm 5:5). Emma Bonino has been called the Margaret Sanger of Italy.

Young people positive on everything but …

AFA-millennialMarch 2016 – The Millennial generation (born 1980 or later) has a more positive view than any other generation on every societal institution except church and religious organizations. Compared to older generations, Millennials have a more favorable opinion on the positive effects of small and large businesses, financial institutions, labor unions, the energy industry, national news media, colleges and universities, and the entertainment industry. Millennials’ rating of most types of institutions has grown more favorable in the time between the last poll on the subject in 2010 and Pew Research’s most current poll in 2015.

Only two institutions received a more negative rating by Millennials in 2015 than in 2010 – the news media (still regarded more favorably than by other generations), and the church and religious organizations. In 2010, 73% of Millennials said churches and religious institutions have a positive effect on the way things are going in America. Now, only 55% of Millennials agree with that statement. The change means Millennials have gone from polling with an opinion of the church eight points higher than any other generation to polling six points lower than any other.

gospelcoalition.org, 1/5/16; pewresearch.org, 1/4/16; onenewsnow.org, 1/6/16

Tune in to your teens with listening ear

teenagerSonAndMomMarch 2016 – “When your teenagers are talking about their concerns, stop what you’re doing and listen,” said parenting expert Mark Gregston. “When you pay attention with your eyes … it shows you care about them.”

Gregston, founder of Heartlight Ministries, also suggested that moms and dads ask follow-up questions, letting teens know their words are being heard.

Heartlight (heartlightministries.org) began in 1988 when Gregston and his wife Jan began building a place of hope for parents and restoration for struggling teens. Today, the ministry’s East Texas campus offers a residency program with a rigorous spiritual component to help teens integrate Christian faith into all aspects of life.

Mark Gregston’s radio commentary, 1/1/16

Parenting Today’s Teens by Mark Gregston is a 30-minute weekly radio program heard on more than 1,500 stations, including Saturday evenings on American Family Radio.

Fewer clients, more funding for Planned Parenthood

AFA-Planned-Parenthood-chartMarch 2016 – The 2014-2015 annual report from Planned Parenthood reveals that, while the abortion industry giant received a $25 million increase in federal funding, it saw nearly one million fewer clients come through its doors.

In the 2013-2014 report, Planned Parenthood recorded $528.4 million in government health services grants and reimbursements and 2.7 million patients. In 2014-15, those numbers changed to $553.7 million and 1.5 million patients. The total number of services Planned Parenthood reported for 2014-15 was 9,455,582 – of which 324,000 were abortions – and in the year before, 10,590,433 total services with 327,000 abortions. Of Planned Parenthood’s total revenue of $1.297 billion for 2014-15, $309.2 million came from its non-government funded health services.

onenewsnow.com, 1/7/16

Terrorism concern highest since 9/11

AFA-islam-concernMarch 2016 – Political correctness and media bias continue to disallow any connection, but the American public continues to see the parallel between terrorist attacks and radical Islam. For the first time since 2006, Americans worry about terrorism more than the economy. A CBS News poll in December 2015 found that 14% of voters say terrorism is their top concern, compared to 12% who say the economy.

In addition, 44%, the highest percentage since 9/11, fear another terrorist attack. That fear has been heightened since the November massacre, when a woman (who publicly pledged to the Islamic State) and her husband murdered 14 and injured 21 others in San Bernardino, California.

onenewsnow.com, 12/13/15; nationalreview.com, 12/10/15; Chart source: yougov.com, 12/5-7/15

CDC: gay lifestyle more violent

March 2016 – In the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey measuring violence according to sexual orientation, Centers for Disease Control found that those in homosexual and bisexual relationships experience more violence from their partners than do heterosexuals. While 26% of homosexual men and 37% of bisexual men experience rape, physical violence, or stalking, women experience even more violence in same sex relationships. Forty-four percent of lesbians and 61% of bisexual women encounter sexual violence.

In comparison, 16% of heterosexual women have felt endangered or threatened by stalking, 9% experience rape, and 35% experience at least one of the three types of sexual assault from a male partner.

onenewsnow.com, 12/13/15

Global responses to persecution vary

AFA-christian-persecutionMarch 2016 – At the December conference “Under Caesar’s Sword” in Rome, Italy, researchers from University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University examined how Christians respond to persecution in countries around the globe. Estimates indicate that 80% of instances of religious persecution are carried out against Christians, but Christian responses vary depending on the form of persecution.

In places such as Syria and Nigeria, where Christians are openly attacked, they are more likely to flee, whereas they may try to live quietly and cope under unfriendly state governments in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or Afghanistan.

While there have been instances of terrorized Christians taking up arms in self-defense in places such as Nigeria, researchers note that these examples have been remarkably few. Far more often, Christians do not retaliate with violence.

“In 2013, dozens of Christian churches were burned down, and the response was to paint on their crumbling walls: ‘Love your enemy,’” said Egyptian Coptic Christian Bishop Anba Angaelos.

In Western Europe and countries such as the U.S. and Indonesia, where persecution is largely faced in attempts to exclude Christian faith from the public arena, Christians actively seek to advocate for themselves by addressing social, cultural, and political issues.

cruxnow.com, 12/11/15; christianitytoday.com, 12/14/15