I for one want to speak out against any extreme, and harsh statement of a candidate like Donald Trump. But I will also not be silent about the hypocrisy of those who say because they don’t like what he says, he does not have the right to speak. That is not American liberty. I do fear increasing violence at political rallies. I fear this because those financing and instigating the violence will only become more violent no matter what effect they have or don’t have on Donald Trump. If he continues to stand against them, they will get more violent. If he capitulates and softens his tone, they will get more violent. If he drops out of the race and evaporates, they will get more violent but find a new target in the next front runner of anything resembling a conservative cause. This is true because they follow the philosophy of Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals (1971). Alinsky begins his book with this statement:
“What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.”
This philosophy has been empowered over the past few decades by the ignorance and complacency of the vast majority of good, right thinking Americans who foolishly believed that this great land would always remain as it had always been. Pushed on by the election of one of Alinsky’s most devoted disciples as President of the United States, this radical ideology now believes that ultimate destruction of what they view as an unjust and unprincipled America is within their reach. A very large segment of Americans have been convinced that they are the “have nots” and time for them to “take it away” from the “have” group has finally come. Far from ever backing down, they long for violence and chaos. It is only in the chaos of anarchy (according to Alinsky) that the radical changes required will be tolerated by the prevailing power structure.
It is the collision of the lack of reason from the left and pent up anger from the right that I fear can do the most damage to American liberty. This is why I pray fervently every day for God’s intervening grace to take hold of people. In times such as these, I go back to what I know for sure.
Here is what I know for sure:
No matter what man does, God ultimately wins.
No matter what governments conceive, God is still on the throne.
No matter who wins or loses elections, God is still reigns in the affairs of men.
His Word is sure, His purpose is safe, and is people will be preserved no matter what happens.
I also know this about to the ongoing political process:
No one has been nominated on either side, and regardless of what the media is saying, we are a long way from that conclusion in either major party. That is why I am continuing to pray, but also to work as hard as I can to tell people that there is another way. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only candidates. People need to investigate what all the possible choices are and weigh them against their own personal convictions.
I also know that a vast majority of Americans are good descent people who just want to live their lives, and raise their kids in safety; but we now live in a time when hope must be turned to action, and dreams must be turned to decisions. It is time for every American who still believes in what the Founders gave us to stand and say we will not allow intolerance to rule this land form the left or the right. We will not surrender our liberties to the loudest and most vile emotions of radical ideology. We will stand up and demand that politicians stop telling us what they will do and start doing what the Constitution tells them to do – Protect our freedoms and let us live our lives, produce our goods, and give out of our abundance to those in need. We do not want a government nanny to tell us what to do, we only want a strong defender of individual liberty, and a safe secure land that lets us promote what is good and descent, pure, and noble.