The American vote- it was bought and paid for by men and women who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor. Thousands and thousands of patriots gave all three of those just so we could have a voice and live independently and freely.
In every election, since our Constitution was formed, citizens have exercised their right to vote (Women beginning in 1920). The vote is an expression of personal will, wish and desire….
This election year was like none other. There was such passion and tension…cavernous divisions among families, neighbors, co-workers, and obviously political parties.
Millions of people have been astounded that Donald Trump actually won the election. There has been such anger toward many of those who voted for him. The names, violence, and accusations coming at those who cast their vote for him are utterly hateful and some criminal.
Let me explain why he won and why evangelicals came out in record numbers to vote for him and Gov. Mike Pence. The most important issue to an Evangelical Christian is the issue of protecting innocent life, from the womb to the elderly. That’s the first thing an evangelical usually looks at when choosing a candidate.
The Democratic Platform and The Republican Platform were at completely opposite ends of the spectrum in this year’s election.
The Democratic Platform is 100% pro-choice/abortion on demand, including third trimester abortion up until hours before delivery.
The Republican Platform is mainly pro-life, except where the mother’s life is in danger. It also seeks to introduce legislation that will recognize an infant within the womb as having a constitutional right to life.
(I encourage everyone to read the platforms. They describe in detail each political party’s stance on all the issues.)
During the third Presidential Debate, Hillary Clinton declared her unwavering allegiance to Planned Parenthood and abortion within hours of a baby’s delivery. Meanwhile, Donald Trump rebutted with his equally unwavering stance on protecting innocent life, and his promise to appoint a pro-life judge to the Supreme Court.
This third debate clinched the decision for the Evangelical Voter, along with the written political platforms stances on the subject. An evangelical believes that to honor God, is to honor life and there are numerous scriptures to support that. Let me share a staggering abortion statistic with you-
War of Independence: 8,000
War of 1812: 2,260
Civil War: 620,000
World War 1: 118,000
World War 2: 405,000
Korean War: 54,000
Gulf War: 294
1,267,783 American soldiers have lost their precious lives fighting in war since the year 1775. Compare that to 58,586,256 innocent babies who have lost their lives in abortion since 1973 alone. There have been 57,318,473 more babies killed by abortion than all of the recorded casualties of American soldiers in all wars since 1775. These numbers are nothing short of horrific. One-half of one percent of these abortions are due to rape or the mother’s health being at risk, meaning 99.5% of these abortions are simply by choice.
To call the majority of evangelicals hateful names simply because they voted their conscience on the life issue is un-American. Why? Because the whole point of the “vote” is for an individual to freely express their will, wish and desire….That’s exactly what evangelicals did by turning out in record numbers in this election. They made their voices heard on the life issue, and they made their voices heard regarding the future Supreme Court appointment. It was absolutely 100% American and it was exactly why our Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution.