Let’s Stick To The Issues!

This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen. I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin. I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him. Acts 23:27-30 NIV

Whenever people have nothing of substance to add to a discussion, they inevitably turn to talking points that have nothing to do with the issues at hand. We know–those who Believe and accept God’s Word as true–that Jesus was arrested, illegally tried, and crucified as part of a plot by those who were envious of the attention He received. And now, some years later in this passage of scripture, we see a repeat of the motive–envy and jealously over things the religious leaders did not understand. And since they did not understand it–it couldn’t be true or right–according to their logic.

Throughout history, if we examined and analyzed every event microscopically, we’d see this scenario playing out over and over again and it hasn’t stopped yet. When people “blow things out of proportion” because they do not understand them, it is a sign that they will do anything to accomplish their own self-centered goals to destroy another. When people are “outside the loop” of knowing–they tend to see conspiracy in all that others do, yet they are so blinded by their envy and agenda, they do not see truth about themselves. Why? Because they have nothing of substance to say about “real issues” that affect the lives of others.

There are serious flaws in our political system that allow a person who knows nothing to run for President of the United States. There should be some sort of vetting by a committee–not necessarily government officials, but people in the know--who determine the competency of anyone running for President. And this is beyond the criteria already established regarding citizenship and age.

What do we need to know about political candidates?

  • Do they know and understand our nation’s history–from beginning to present–and all of the changes that had to take place in order for this country to be “united” as one?
  • Do they understand how government works? Were they paying attention in civics classes?
  • Do they understand how global economy works and that a nation’s economy can not be compromised by “bankruptcy” when debts are owed?
  • Do they understand the importance of “relationships to develop partnerships” with other countries?
  • Do they understand that conflicts with other countries cannot be solved by endangering civilians with “just bombing entire regions” to root out evil?
  • Do they understand the potential fall-out from other countries who have been disrespected and maligned simply because no knowledge about how things are done “right” is known?
  • Do they understand the potential for civil unrest and violence when promoting hate-mongering and fear-mongering when those tactics are only used by those who are insecure and love to intimidate others?
  • Do they understand the importance of keeping Americans safe from the angst of other countries when we speak without thinking?
  • Are they willing to set aside their personal interests when it conflicts with “what’s best” for the country?

These are the issues that should be addressed before anyone is allowed to become “a great pretender” and think they have what it takes to sit in the White House. For if the answer to the above questions is “yes” then political campaigns can stick to the issues in setting methods to solve problems, not create them or waste their time with personal attacks which have no relevance in the greater scheme of things.

Though I may seem to be beating a dead horse on this issue of politicism, I have to say that comments regarding Bill Clinton have nothing to do with Hilary Clinton’s ability to serve this country in the White House. It is merely a distraction and opportunity for those who keep bringing up his past because they have nothing of substance to present in making a case for bumbling ignorance we see in the other candidate. 

When it comes to the criticism of Hilary being untrustworthy and a liar–how does someone who has filed bankruptcy four times, leading to others losing their businesses, think they are trustworthy? And perhaps, he doesn’t understand that constantly back-pedaling on issues he should have kept quiet about from the beginning–is lying. He apparently doesn’t understand the principle behind “the pot calling the kettle black.”

I simply pray that Hilary will not stoop to this level of personal attack that have no relevance in the greater scheme of things and that she’ll stick to the issues and present a case to the American public that ensures the continued greatness of this country–in spite of what others say.

And for the rest of us–the voters in America–I hope we can make a decision that sticks to the issues and not personal biases about who is the best qualified for the job–whether we agree with a party platform or not.


3 thoughts on “Let’s Stick To The Issues!

  1. Since U brought it up, lets talk about the better of the 2 evils that are running for President… We know God is in charge…and will pick who HE wants for President… If God wants to bring us to our knees…Hillary will become President… But for us Christians to pick a President…clearly we are to pick the one who will best do what God wants all of us to do…

    The democrats are in favor of legalized abortion… strike one !!

    The democrats want to continue to raise our national debt to over 20 trillion, headed to over 30 trillion in 4 more years…. strike 2

    The democrats want to see an even bigger government, not founded on the Constitution, by godly principles that were injected into our Constitution… strike 3 !!

    The democrats will pick probably 2 and maybe 3 or 4 Supreme Court left wing liberals, who will re-write what our founding fathers took such great pains to establish… This will change our country’s landscape for the next 20 to 40 years or more…

    This in itself, is reason enough to vote for Trump…

    Blessings in Christ, bruce


    • Bruce, I love you and respect your position as a man of God! I wish you felt the same way about me. My position is not about party platforms–as I have repeatedly said–but about who is best qualified. What Holy Spirit is speaking to me may not agree with your sense of right and wrong, but I’m listening to Him, not people.

      I do not agree with the “progressive platform” but there is no way I can vote for a man who promotes bigotry, hatred and fear! That is not of God and since I can see it clearly, there is no way I can support his own ideology–which falls short of the Republican’s view. You are responsible for what you do, just as I am. When I stand before God, I will be judged on whether or not I obeyed Him, not caved to the whims of people who apparently don’t trust Him to guide them. None of us know what the end of the matter will be–with the election–but those who know Christ–know what our end will be.

      I do not plan to fall out with you over your choices and indeed–I respect the right of others to choose whoever they want. But at the end of the day, I have to know that what I do pleases God, whether it please people or not. After all, people don’t have a heaven or hell for me.

      Have a wonderful day!


  2. In a court system that has specific guidelines to assess guilt or innocence, we must use the Bible as a benchmark/standards by which we can view the evidence. Though we know God can do anything but fail, we also know that God “won’t” make anyone do anything. If we look at the evidence–as presented by the candidates–not the party ideology–we can clearly see (as long as we’re not blinded by party ideologies) that the evidence is mounting against Trump as a viable candidate for the race to the White House. This is not based upon my opinion or what the media has printed–but out of the mouth of the candidate!

    He does not speak before thinking!
    He is constantly using name-calling as a tactic to undermine! (He sounds like a kindergarten student having a tantrum).
    He makes rash judgments without having all the facts.
    He cares more about his business interests than the interest of Americans and their relationship with other countries.
    His use of profanity is clearly not utterances ignited by Holy Spirit.
    His inability to see how his words inflame, ignite, stoke, fuel–whatever adjective works for the individual reader–hatred and bigotry–reveals he knows nothing about God’s love, grace, and mercy.
    In not once instance–of hearing him speak–have I seen any evidence of him yielding to Holy Spirit–it’s always about what he wants to say and how he wants to say it.

    So for all, who disagree with my position regarding this election–so be it. If you are a Believer–and living according to The Word and not just quoting it–seek God and ask Him to show you the heart of a person–according to The Word–not opinions, feelings or ideology.


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