It may be the biggest challenge facing America today. So many people, perhaps a majority, seem to be heading towards the “mushy middle” that is popular in politics but that has no place in Christianity. It isn’t just the loss of faith that has hurt the country. It’s the willingness of many to accept certain secular aspects of life that belong in the realm of faith.
This has been the craziest GOP Presidential nomination race in history. It’s upside down, inside out, and perplexing to the point of lunacy. My support for Ted Cruz has never wavered, but I’m about to make an appeal I never thought I’d be able to make. Today, he’s the logical choice for President and quite possibly the only choice that actually makes any sense.
I have always been a big fan of the Drudge Report. In a world where leftist mainstream media rules the airwaves and covers the internet, Matt Drudge and his report has been a strong aggregator of right-leaning stories that help to educate people about the problems with liberalism while highlighting some of the stories that don’t normally hit mass media coverage. Unfortunately, he/they also tend to display poor judgment from time to time when it comes to promoting the right ideas.
Conservatives have been complaining for years (decades, if you ask some of us) about the way the Republican Establishment forces moderate candidates onto us. They say that they need someone closer to the middle in order to appeal to more conservative Democrats as well as Independents. That hasn’t worked the last two elections, but a case can be made that it was a sound attempted strategy based upon the appeal of Barack Obama.
Donald Trump the real estate mogul. Donald Trump the entertainer. Donald Trump the deal-maker. Donald Trump the salesman. All of these unique components of an intriguing man have one thing in common. They have always embodied the principles of cronyism.
Conservatives around the country have been scratching their heads in bewilderment ever since Trey Gowdy came out in support of Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination. He’s been as close as a Congressman has come to folk hero status because of his dogged attacks on Hillary Clinton and her clan during the Benghazi investigations. Why would someone who has been so adamantly opposed to amnesty and immigration reform, who has called for the government to enforce immigration law, support Marco “Gang of Eight” Rubio?
History is rife with misunderstandings that caused great hardship for people based upon political and religious ignorance. The worlds of politics and religion are two of the only concepts that affect everyone whether they participate in them or not. Despite the concept of separation of church and state, the two have always been and will always be intertwined. The influence they have on one another can be denied and even ignored for the sake of promoting a secular worldview, but invariably they collide despite all attempts to keep them separated.
Over the years the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) has been looked upon as a transmission that one should not use because it was built to rob a vehicle of its overall performance. Driving purist have hated the CVT for years, mostly because the shifting is not felt in a car that is not made with the automatic mimicking technology present. You would think a smoother ride might be the way to go for more drivers and a CVT is made to offer the smoother ride because of the lack of any actual shifting being done in the transmission, but for years this transmission was thought of as a cheaply made poor performer.
Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House as Ted Cruz.
One of the biggest issues facing the country right now is racism. It’s unfortunate that this plague of a concept had been eased by most accounts for years but that easing was short lived. It has seen a resurgence in the last few years during a time when America was supposed to have experienced an awakening by electing and reelecting its first black President.