Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Early election results
By Bill Wilson
While it is very early in the presidential election cycle, there are some things that
are coming clear pretty quickly. As a veteran and successful political media consultant
for over 14 years, one thing I have learned is how to "smell a rat." In Christian circles,
we might call it "discernment." There are so many times these days that Christians sit
on the sidelines because the candidate choice does not come close to the Biblical
standards of character and leadership. Not wanting to vote for the "lesser of two evils"
is then the vote. Hence, America suffers a continuous sliding scale of increasingly poor
leadership, not only at the presidential level, but also at the local and state levels.
Christians can change all that.
Even with PEW Research saying that Christianity is on the decline in America, down to
70.8% of the population, this is a very powerful voting block. Unfortunately, the weakness
in the pulpit, the emotional, self-indulgent, and extra-biblical state of the church, and the
unwillingness of many to preach the word as it pertains to sin and accountability, has
resulted in Christianity being divided. This has allowed cunning politicians to unite diverse
voting blocks--women's rights, racial equality, gender/gay rights, animal rights,
environmentalists, etc., and marshall them into election victories. As Christ said in
Mark 3:25, "And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand."
My approach is to line up my two or three best choices for each office and weigh them
against Biblical standards, especially of character and leadership, then choose the closest
one. In my opinion, this is one of the ways we are going to incrementally get this nation
back to any standard of biblical morality. The other ways include getting involved in the
party of your choice (also one that should fit biblical standards) and take part in selecting
the candidates--local, state, national. Christians, as a united block have a lot of power.
This is why the major candidates for the Republican Party are making their rounds to the
churches and speaking about God and country. You don't hear that much from the
There is one candidate, however, that stands out among all the rest.
It is Hillary Clinton.
No other candidate in the current field is as morally bankrupt, unethical and corrupt.
Her involvement in the deaths of those men in Benghazi alone should land her in jail.
Her latest scandal of using a private email for her official State Department correspondence
would land most anyone except the privileged in jail. Who knows what State secrets are in
the hands of America's enemies. The list of her corrupt dealings span decades.
In my personal opinion she is no less than Belshazzar, the son of Nebuchadnezzar, who in
Daniel 5:27, is "weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."
The devil is a liar and deceiver, and Clinton aligns accordingly.
For me, the early election results are in, and Hillary Clinton stands alone.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Post Script by TACWASH:
I really like and appreciate the way Bill Wilson thinks and that is why I often re-post his
thoughts on TACWASH BLOG. May I interject another thought of my own here regarding
those who have a problem voting for the "lesser of two evils"? I am also repulsed at
the thought that I might vote for evil, even if it is the lesser of two evils. However, a non-vote
is in reality a vote FOR the evil victor in the race anyway. So - I like to look at this picture
from a different angle. Think of it this way. Do what Bill suggests regarding your biblical
values and where the candidates and issues line up with them and then - rather than NOT
voting, or voting for the "lesser of two evils"- cast your vote to restrain as much evil as you
can and promote as many biblical values as you can at this time. Amen?