November 8th: The Time for Choosing is Upon Us

November 8th will be upon us soon. As Ronald Reagan said in a great speech it is; “A time for Choosing.” That was back when Johnson and Goldwater were running for President. Goldwater had been vilified by the press and the Democrats. Trump now faces the same thing. The media and Democrats still have the same old strategy. Will it work again? Read more here.

As Written By Peter Nichols for American Thinker:

Fifty-two years ago this month, Ronald Reagan made a speech in which he said the following:

Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.  Our Democratic opponents seem unwilling to debate these issues.  They want to make you and I believe that this is a contest between two men…. that we are to choose just between two personalities.

The two men referenced were Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, the 1964 candidates for president. Ronald Reagan titled his address “A Time for Choosing.” Now it might seem — certainly to a number of very eminent Republicans it will seem — that Donald Trump bears no comparison with Goldwater. None of the flamboyant moral turpitude exhibited by Trump was associated with the 1964 Republican nominee. And yet, Reagan thought it necessary to defend Goldwater in these terms:

Well, what of this man they [the Democrats] would destroy?  And in destroying [him], they would destroy that which he represents, the ideas you and I hold dear.  Is he the brash and shallow trigger-happy man they say he is?

Reagan goes on to praise Goldwater’s character, with examples from his life, weaving the defense of the candidate into one of conservative principle. This answered the Democrats’ vilification of Barry Goldwater as lunatic, racist, militarist, ignoramus, and cold-hearted, narrow reactionary.  The idea that whatever your party affiliation or political perspective, you could not countenance putting such a man in the White House was a theme of the Johnson campaign. And so Reagan defended him.

Again, it will be objected that no comparable defense of Trump’s character could be mounted without violence to the truth. But if the reader scrutinizes the quoted sentences from Reagan’s speech, it will be apparent that it was not solely, or even primarily, for the sake of a man named Barry Goldwater that he spoke that ….

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  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

    Another election, another opportunity to figure out that we have been had and that by our own making. If this election doesn’t wake you up to this fact, count yourself among the walking dead.

    Both Hillary and Donald are the inevitable consequences of the constitutional framers banning Christian tests in Article 6, thereby eliminating mandatory biblical qualifications for civil leaders. America has been doomed to nothing but nincompoops, scoundrels, and outright criminals ever since. Sound familiar?

    The 18th-century founders usurped Yahweh’s exclusive election authority (Deuteronomy 17:15), thereby turning it over to We the People, the majority of whom, according to Matthew 7:13-14, are in the broad way leading to destruction. Talk about a D U M B idea! Just where do you suppose that’s going to get us? Perhaps the precipice of moral depravity and destruction!?! No wonder following every election, America only becomes more ungodly, less Christian, and further enslaved regardless whether a donkey or an elephant is elected.

    For more, see blog article “Salvation by Election” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/salvation-by-election/.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Kingdom Ambassador

    The day for choosing was June 21, 1788. Regrettably, the 18th-century Christians and Patriots chose incorrectly and permitted the constitutional framers to get away with their coup by which they replaced the 17th-century Colonial governments of, by, and for God established upon His immutable moral law for their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people based upon capricious man-made Enlightenment and Masonic traditions.

    Today’s choice between two nincompoops, scoundrels, and outright criminals (referring to both Clinton and Trump with all three terms) is but one of tens of thousands of inevitable consequences of the whirlwind today’s America is reaping as a result of the wind sown by the constitutional framers:

    “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law… they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    We also have a choice, not the one above, but the same as the Israelites on Mt. Carmel with Elijah:

    “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him; but if We the People, follow them.” (1 Kings 18:21)

    For more regarding these two polar opposite forms of government, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt3.html.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.