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On July 3, 2018. I posted an article, “Is America Barreling into Another Civil War.” Recent events have caused me to wonder if it is inevitable. Has the political left living within our nation become so violent that the only way to stop them is with equal or more lethal violence. I pray this is not the case because we are all God’s children and nothing breaks His heart more than to see His kids failing to be kind to one another. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be any on the political left who want to engage in civil discourse, only radical civil disobedience, civil disturbances, civil unrest, civil riots, civil violence, civil insurrection, all which leads to civil war.
In my July 3rdarticle (linked here), I offered three parallel comparison pieces of historical to contemporary evidence that are stirring the passions of the uninformed. In summary: Democrat leaders reacted childishly to the election of a Republican President and sowed the seeds of rebellion and infuriated their constituents. The news media present one-sided stories to inflame their readers, listeners, or viewers. And last, clamoring masses seek endlessly for any partly legitimate reason to incite a violent response from their perceived political enemies.
Let me be clear. Those of us who voted for and still support President Donald J. Trump and his commitment to follow the principles and values of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are not your enemy. We are your fellow citizens who uphold the foundational doctrines of our nation: 1) All men are created equal; 2) We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights; and 3) The just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed. You who disagree with the 2016 election may not consent, but rebellion is not the answer. The recent acts of your fellow, “Resist,” members may make news headlines (summary item # 2 above), but it does nothing to promote open dialogue between differing world views. Scaling the Statue of Liberty and preventing people from visiting our national symbol, doesn’t offer a solution to our immigration problem. It demonstrates that the individual may have sincere feelings, but is greatly misinformed and lacks good judgment. Attempting to sell, “Impeach 45,” apparel in our retail stores does not stimulate honest, intellectual debate. However, it does promote mindless chanting. It fails to improve our economy or provide long term career opportunities for people who are beginning to find meaningful employment, again, thanks to deregulation of our businesses and cutting personal and corporate income taxes.
Finally, the Federal bureaucracy continues to operate as a shadow government. Because they are unelected, unaccountable, and ideologically impassioned to stop President Trump from succeeding, I pray for our president’s safety and the safety of his family. These Washington insiders have the access, the means, the motive, and probably the will to assassinate our president who is doing everything he can to reestablish the Federal government on Constitutional principles and values – something the left and the deep state operatives reject. Without substantiating proof, they reject as lies the three doctrines of God given individual liberty stated above. I want to be clear. I embrace these doctrines because I believe in the fatherhood of Almighty God and the brotherhood of man. I trust in His word that we are all created in His divine image, and we are all partakers of His divine spirit. You have no quarrel from us who follow His Spirit. Why then do you rage? Why are you provoking a second civil war?
I will address this subject at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers’ Conference, when I present a workshop titled, “America at the Crossroads.” And I, with my class, will be seeking God for solutions so that we can bridge the gap between what divides us as a people, and reunite us as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.If you agree with this post, please share it with your friends. If you would like to participate in my workshop, if you believe God is calling you to write for His purposes, and if you need encouragement to carry out His calling, I believe you’ll gain, immeasurably by attending the wonderful Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers’ Conference, where Jesus is exulted above all. There is still time to register by following this link: Register.