After The Election



November 14, 2012

After The Election
By  Lloyd Phillips
     December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, is famously called a day of infamy. September 11, 2001, likewise has gone down in history as another day of infamy for America. For me November 6, 2012, is yet another day that will go down as a day of infamy for America. It was a bellwether day and, I believe, things after this day will be markedly different than those which preceded. 
     A short time ago I was so tired of the incessant political campaigning, and all that goes with it that, that I was looking forward to Election Day just to see it end. Now, if I could, I would extend the campaigning as long as it might take to have a different outcome. Pat Caddell, a Democratic pollster and former advisor to President Jimmy Carter, said that in the days leading up to the election it was “within the margin of corruption.”(1) The press is not making news out of the many serious problems with voting in many areas which assisted the president in achieving his end total of electoral votes.
     Bus loads of Somalis were brought into polling places in Ohio and the participants were handed templates to help them vote the Democratic ticket since they spoke no English. Voting machines in states such as Nevada repeatedly brought up 0bama when the screen was touched for Romney - numerous complaints were filed. Obama did not win one single state that fully requires photo IDs in order to vote. He lost in several states that do not traditionally vote Republican but do require photo identification. In Pennsylvania a law requiring photo ID to vote was passed but was challenged in court by the Obama campaign and put on hold by a judge until after this election. In some places where photo ID is not required voter registration topped more than 100% of the county populations and up to 92% percent voter turnout when 48% is average. ACORN was famously uncovered for its voter fraud and it disbanded. But there were many who warned that ACORN did not disband, it just went underground. An evil version of John 12:24.
     Anyone who watched the now infamous voting at the Democratic convention over whether to put the mention of “God” back into the Democratic platform recognizes how little the actual vote matters to the Democratic party. What is particularly concerning is how this is liable to affect our nation as we go forward, and how little this is being reported in the press.
     The press is given particular discretion, protection, and authority in America through our constitution as our founders felt no government could be trusted for long unless there was a watchdog over the sheep, so to speak. Now we have the wolves among the sheep and the watchdogs in the press are not sounding the alarm, if they are indeed watching at all anymore. They seem to feel their job is to assist the wolves and keep the sheep as deceived as possible. Benjamin Franklin famously expressed his view when he wrote, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Freedom is a well-armed lamb contesting that vote." 
     When the 2008 presidential election was settled there were those who warned we were going to see “Chicago politics and San Francisco values” becoming national. This has proven to be the case, and the disturbing thing about the 2012 election is the biblical principle that when a thing is repeated twice it becomes established (Gen 41:32). The evil released on our nation since the 2008 election now has been established. Look how damaging Chicago politics have been to the people of Chicago! Yet how many generations have they remained the norm there without anyone being able to alter them?
     After the 2000 election and the Florida vote counting, billionaire Socialist George Soros began funding liberal politicians to get them into the office of Secretary of State because they oversee the electoral process necessary to the proper functioning of a republic. His plans have had great success in electing liberals and socialists to the office of Secretary of State in many states to oversee the electoral process. We are witnessing a revolution and few seem to be aware or able to report the extent of the effects. While celebrating President 0bama’s electoral victory in front of the White House election night they were heard chanting over and over “Karl Marx” and “socialism.” It's notable that Joseph Stalin said, “It’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes.”
     My how things have changed. I thought that, in a sense, we crossed the Rubicon after Tuesday's election. The idiom “Cross the Rubicon” means passing a point of no return, a reference to Julius Caesar crossing of the river in 49 BC and refusing to step down as commander as was required by law. It marked the beginning of the end for the Roman republic. When he crossed the river and refused to give up his commission he spoke the words “alea iacta est” - the die is cast. It is interesting that when elected to the Continental Congress John Adams, the Father of American Independence wrote, “The die is now cast; I have passed the Rubicon. Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish with my country is my unalterable determination.” I am grateful for the wisdom and determination of a small remnant of men such as him. I pray God will raise up such wisdom and determination once again in our hour of need. 
     Many people are distraught for multiple reasons after the election. I think it very unwise to ignore these feelings, but they must be taken back to the Lord. He is not one bit distraught or worried. When David and his men came back from battle and found that they had been defrauded of their families and possessions, the first instinct of the men was to lash out at their leader, but deeper thought and restraint was able to lead to the restoration of all that was stolen. 
     “Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. ... So David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?”And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” 1 Samuel 30:6, 8.
     Many who have prayed so hard, hoped so much, and worked so diligently for a different outcome are feeling shocked, and no doubt some feel like giving up. Now is the time for true warriors like those whom David surrounded himself with to strengthen themselves before the Lord and gird up their loins. True spiritual warriors, while still drawing breath will serve the Lord. 
     If I might borrow some words from Thomas Paine, spoken in regard to the great conflict at the inception of our country, as they are so applicable today: 
     "These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. ...Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!"
     I have never been one to relish politics, but I see our current situation not as political but as spiritual. Perhaps you do too? We are not wrestling against flesh and blood. And the eventual victory will not be a fleshly one but a spiritual one.  In his second annual address President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare to defend not their homes alone but the tenets of faith and humanity on which their churches, their governments, and their very civilization are founded. The defense of religion, of democracy, and of good faith among nations is all the same fight. To save one we must now make up our minds to save all."
     Freedom is not free, where the spirit of the Lord dwells there is freedom.
Lloyd C. Phillips, Director  
The Fellow Laborers' International Network (FLInt Net) 
P.O. Box 113 Missoula, MT 59806
Phone (406) 251- 5730


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