In discussing the current presidential candidates with many of my friends I have found that there are many who are unaware of the Biblical requirements for political leaders, and some who refuse to vote because no one is the “perfect candidate.” So the question becomes “what does the Bible require of our political leaders?” I am going to attempt to explain this and show who is the most Biblically qualified candidate.
Many people will say that there ar no guidelines in the Bible for the qualities to look for in a Politician, but the are very specific guidelins laid out in Exodus when Moses is setting up a governmental system for Israel. Continue reading →
In the days Following 9/11 America was in shock. Churches were filled, prayers were heard, Speeches made, applause offered. America was shaken to her very core. Fear, Insecurity, Shock, Loss, Wonderment, Broken heartedness. out of these was born a humility and fear of God. For a brief time America sought God’s face, but that gave way to indignation, national pride, and deviancy. Let us not fall into judgement and avoid the mistakes of Israel Continue reading →
Exactly 9 years ago we were attacked on our own soil, the likes of which had not been seen since December 7, 1941. On September 11, 2001 thousands of innocent americans where killed by radical Islamic terrorist, not just those inside the buildings but the brave public servants who rushed into the burning buildings to save those who could be saved. Today, just 9 years later it seems as though many Americans have forgotten how it felt on that dark day. Continue reading →
The Great Communicator.
Ronald Reagan was able articulate his ideas better than anyone else of his time. He was indisputably one of the best speakers God has ever blessed this earth with. He was able to spread an idea through the entire country in a matter of months the idea of American exceptionalism and that capitalism is the best economic philosophy we have. He could move people with his speeches and make them understand complex problems in simple terms. So what made him the “great communicator”? Continue reading →
A politician is only focused on reelection.
A politician is willing to sacrifice his principals if it will help them get reelected. this leads to the waters of their character becoming muddied. When a persons character becomes tarnished it takes a lot harder to clean it than it is to clean tarnished silver, and even if you do clean it, it will still have lost some of its luster.
A politician want their name in lights.
politicians want fame and recognition, and will do almost anything to get it. To qoute a great mentor of mine “there are those people who want to be somebody, and then there are those who want to do something.” Politicians are the people who want to be somebody, they want to see their names on TV and on news papers. This also can lead to a tarnished character.
A politician’s vote can be bought.
A politician is in it for the money, they will vote your way for a price. This opens the door for your character to become tarnished.
A statesman is principled.
A statesman always puts his principles first. He does not care about the political implications of a decision he cares about whether or no it is the right thing to do.
A statesman want to make a difference.
A statesman doesn’t want to see his name in lights, he want the right thing done. he doesn’t care is his name is ever on the front page of the Dallas Morning News.
A statesman is unshakable.
A statesman cannot be bought. He is feared by lobbyist and his opponents alike, but respected by both. He holds fast to his principles and never tarnishes his character.
Politician or Statesman?
What this country needs is not more politicians who campaign one way and vote another. What we need is more patriotic, principled, steadfast, prudent, statesmen.
He defeated the most powerful army in the world once to gain his freedom, and a second two keep it. He fought his own countrymen to keep this great nation together. He ran through trenches in World War One, then again in World War Two. He climbed to the top of Iwo Jima hill. he fought through the forests of vietnam. He kept South Korea free. He was ready to fight when the towers fell. He has saved millions of innocent lives, and freed thousands more. He has the world twice if not more. He has been put down by the politicians here at home, while he fights for the country that made them prosperous. He has been called a savage and a murder, he has also been called a liberator and a hero. He is an American Soldier!
And let us NEVER forget the sacrifices he has made..