Erick Erickson is a politically conservative American blogger who hosts radio show Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson, broadcast on 750 WSB. He previously served as an editor-in-chief of the conservative political blog RedState and was a political contributor for CNN. Now, he runs an online political magazine titled “TheResurgent.com” and appears on Fox News as a contributor.
Also, in the past, he has been privileged to be one of the Guest Hosts who fill in for the Godfather of Talk Radio, Rush Limbaugh, on his nationally syndicated radio program.
You guessed it, boys and girls.
Mr. Erickson, if you have not heard of him before, is one of those who considers themselves “TRUE Conservatives”
That’s right. he’s a #NeverTrumper.
Mr. Erickson’s generalization of “Christian American Conservatives” who are voting for Trump as “hypocrites”, got this Southern Man’s dander up…because as the sub-title on my blog states:
I AM ONE. (Praise God.)
That being said…
I believe that Trump is not as Conservative on some issues as I am. However, while I do disagree with Trump every now and then, I also believe that
- He genuinely loves this country and cares about the American People.
- He is not a Hillary Clinton plant, simply running to secure the election for her.
- He is not a part of the plot by the Illuminati to destroy America.
…Or, any other cockamamie “theory” that the “TRUE Conservatives” on the Internet have vomited forth about him, in order to justify their America-endangering ongoing temper tantrum, caused by Ted Cruz’s failure to win the Republican Primary.
I am a member of a Contemporary Evangelical Church, which I attend regularly, when I am not working on Sunday.
My faith is not marginal. I stand on The Solid Rock, not shifting sands.
America is a Constitutional Republic, not a Theocracy. And, as such, Americans, including the 75% of us who declare that Jesus Christ is our Personal Savior, must each make our own individual choice as to whom would best represent us as the Leader of the Free World, based upon both logic and the Spiritual Gift of Discernment.
Logic dictates that I vote for someone who will keep my family, my friends, and my country safe from the murderous barbarians that are at our gates. It also drives me to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House as the representative of the political party whose sitting President has driven this Sovereign Nation straight down the Highway to Hell, over the last seven years.
Judging from the Republican Primaries’ outcome, and the overflowing crowds at his Campaign Rallies that the MSM, with eight days to go until Election Day, and with the possibility of a Federal indictment of Hillary Clinton looming, still refuses to acknowledge, the overwhelming majority of voters believe that candidate to be Donald J. Trump.
During the Republican Primary Season, I was called everything but “a Child of God”, simply because I wrote factual posts about Donald J. Trump and stated that I would pencil in the bubble beside his name as my choice to fill the Office of President of the United States of America.
According to “TRUE Conservatives” like Eric Erickson and the amateurish self-proclaimed “TRUE Conservative” Political Pundits who hang out on Facebook Political Pages, spamming them ad infinitum, you are not truly a Christian, nor a “True Conservative”, if you are willing to make that choice.
However, I beg to differ.
#NeverTrumpers are so consumed with their hatred for Trump and their disappointment over the results of the Republican Primary Elections, that they simply do not care was sort of damage they can do to the quest of average Americans to keep the Queen of mean, Hillary Clinton, from succeeding President Barack Hussein Obama.
Their hatred over Trump’s political success has eradicated their rationality.
What caused the spectacular collapse of the campaign of their candidate of choice, Senator Ted Cruz, which has now led to Citizen Statesman Donald J. Trump being on the cusp of being elected our next President?
A while back, I wrote that, in the case of Senator Ted Cruz, his image of not being just another politician, was tarnished by the actions of those working for him, in regards to the political shenanigans that were being played against Donald J. Trump.
Also, instead of trying to reach out to other parts of the voting base, as Trump did, Cruz instead reached out to fellow politicians, seeking their support. However, upon reflection, I believe there is even more to the story of the collapse of the Cruz Campaign.
As I have documented before, the success of Donald J. Trump and his Campaign, is one of a visceral and palpable anger, that is presently held by Americans for Professional Politicians.
I believe that this anger has not only been caused by the blatant self-serving interests of those we have elected to serve us in Washington, DC, but also by
the realization by average Americans that our country is under attack by enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Average Americans, like you and me, love our country.
We are tired of being told by the present Administration and their Liberal Minions in the Main Stream Media, that America is “just another country”, when we have been raised to believe, by those who exemplified it, in American Exceptionalism.
Our ancestors, relatives, and friends have died in the defense of our nation and our Traditional American Values.
And, our love and respect for those who have gone before us, simply will not allow us to stand idly by, and watch the continued degradation and purposeful destruction of a nation that was built through their sacrifices.
Modern American Liberals call this attitude “Nationalism” and/or “Jingoism”.
Those of us here in America’s Heartland, simply call it “being an American.”
The bold and brash nature of Trump and his “Political Correctness be d*mned” way of speaking, continues to strike a resonant chord in the hearts of average Americans, who, quite simply, are fed up with being told that we’re wrong for believing in these Traditional American Values.
What the Liberals, to this day, do not seem to understand, is the more that they send paid protesters out to stop Trump from speaking and the more baseless propaganda that the Main Stream Media attempts to force-feed us every day on local and national newscasts, the more average Americans will support him, because, despite all of their best efforts to turn America into a Democratic Socialist Nation , we remain the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
If this was any other time in the history of presidential elections, Senator Ted Cruz would probably be faring better.
Unfortunately for Senator Ted Cruz, thanks to his own bad choices and the contempt of the American Voting Public for professional politicians at this time, Trump sailed to victory in the Republican Primary.
One of those bad choices was forging an alliance with Radio Talk Show Host Glenn Beck.
Imperceptible at first, Beck slowly, over a span of years, changed from being an analyzer of the news, to a maker of it. He changed from being a commentator to being a self-appointed prophet.
Now, with the very real possibility of Donald J. Trump becoming the next President of the United States , Beck, whose severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, has made his once-entertaining radio program unlistenable, has turned into an Old Testament Prophet, shaming those Christians who may even be thinking about voting for Trump.
I do believe that Beck’s Holy Garments have ridden up into a dark and lonely place.
Once one of my favorite radio show hosts to listen to, Beck has, in the last couple of years, become unlistenable.
Quoting Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Laura Ingraham, from an article written for her website, Lifezette.com,
…a Donald Trump administration that would face real checks and balances, or a Hillary Clinton administration that would face almost none. Under these circumstances, it seems obvious that the prudent thing for a skeptical conservative to do is work with the Trump supporters to defeat Hillary Clinton — she is the much greater, and much more immediate, threat. I believe that a lot of conservatives realize these facts, but are troubled with the notion that by voting for Trump, they would be personally endorsing everything he says and does. But that is simply not true. We are talking about a temporary political alliance to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. No one seriously believes that John Adams supported slavery because he worked with slaveholders to throw the British out of Massachusetts. No one seriously believes that Churchill supported communism because he worked with Stalin to defeat Hitler. No one seriously believes that Hamilton and Madison agreed on everything because they cooperated on the Federalist Papers. There’s a reason we say that “politics makes strange bedfellows” — because political crises sometimes force people to form alliances with people they would otherwise oppose. For some conservatives, the 2016 election is plainly one of those times.
In short, when you apply the Cruz test to this election, it is clear that conservatives of good conscience can and should support Donald Trump. Indeed, failure to do so will put our entire political system — with all of the civil liberties we hold dear — at risk. I urge those conservatives who are concerned about Trump to think very, very carefully about this election, and work with the rest of us to defeat Hillary Clinton.
According to those “TRUE Conservatives”, like Eric Erickson, who believe that they are more “principled” than those of us Christian Conservatives who are going to vote for Trump, you are not truly a Christian or a “Principled Conservative”, if you are willing to support and vote for the Republican Presidential Candidate.
However, I beg to differ, and I stand with the Reverend Franklin Graham on this issue.
In a Facebook Post, written during the Republican Primaries, Rev. Graham wrote:
Trump Madness—It’s “trumping” everything in the news, even March Madness. Do you believe protesters blocking the road to his rally to stop people from getting there today? There are those who passionately support him and others who are adamantly against him. He’s a political phenomenon like our country hasn’t seen before. I don’t think America has ever had a presidential candidate opposed by both establishments, Republican and Democratic, as well as the sitting president. I just hope that as a result of this unforgettable campaign season, politicians on all sides will get the message loud and clear that Americans are tired of the status quo and the corruption that has gripped Washington. Join me in praying for the 2016 elections and for the future of this nation.
That being said, Rev. Graham, in a previous interview, done with CBN, stated that “a left movement within the evangelical community that are telling people, ‘If so-and-so wins or this person wins don’t vote.’ ” Rev. Graham went on to add, “I’m just saying, I don’t care who wins and who’s out there, you have to vote.”
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, how does that prove your Christianity or prove you to be a person of principle? All it proves is that you stood by and let the country go to hell in a hand-basket.
I do not believe that Jesus would be a part of the Social Justice Movement, which is so popular among Liberal Churches, today. His was and is a soul-saving movement. One that still brings hundreds of thousand of people to individual salvation on this terrestrial ball every day. A movement that, in fact, was embraced by the founders of this cherished land.
Now is not the time to be pressing Christian Americans to make a “collective” choice to not support Trump, to move as “a Body”, if you will.
That being said, allow me to also state that I believe that American Evangelicals must excise their Spiritual Gift of Discernment in choosing between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton for the job of President.
When Mitt Romney was the Republican Candidate for President in 2012, a lot of Americans stayed home, rather than vote for Romney.
That may have helped those individuals feel better about themselves, but it also helped to bring them and their fellow citizens four more years of economic suffering under the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).
Just as a Christian’s Salvation is not manifested as a Collective Experience, but a Personal one, so is a Christian American’s Voting Rights a Personal Experience.
I had somebody tell me during the Primaries, that they would “pray for me” to make the “right” choice, in the upcoming Presidential Election.
While the prayers of others are always appreciated, that hit me as if it was “The Church Lady” saying,
Well, bless your heart.
That’s an old Southern insult, in case you didn’t know.
My support of Donald J. Trump, through the articles that I write, is my individual choice, made through a detailed study of facts and with a heart-felt reverence toward this Sacred Land and the One who brought our Forefathers here.
Can you vote for Donald J. Trump and still be a Christian?
Certainly you can.
Your Salvation is not determined by your vote…but, by God’s Grace.
As Christians we are instructed to individually listen to that “Still Small Voice” inside us.
While Christians, in church and outside of it, represent the corporate Body of Christ, according to scripture, we each possess the Spiritual Gifts of Free Will and Discernment.
These gifts are used by each of us on a daily basis, including aiding in our decision to support a Presidential Candidate in the Election of 2016.
Unlike Liberals and Marxists (but, I may be repeating myself), we do not vote as a collective, nor should we.
There are no Saints who will be running as for the President of the United States of America, on either side. Just men and a woman…a very mean and evil woman.
And, America’s Christian Churches are not a Shrine for Saints. They are a Hospital for Sinners.
I’m just sayin’.
Each of us must decide for ourselves, whom we will vote for.
Since the “Shot Heard ‘Round The World” was fired on that fateful morning of April 19, 1775, this country has been built by Christian Americans making individual choices.
While we can not know what the actual future of America under either candidate would bring, what is known , is that there was only one Perfect Man.
What is also known, is that there are only two legitimate choices for President in this election. And, staying home or voting stupidly is what got us Barack Hussein Obama.
America cannot afford to elect Hillary Clinton. God does not call upon us to destroy the very nation which he created through the hard work and sacrifice of Christian men and women.
There is a great difference between being “principled” and being hurt, angry, and hardheaded because your favorite political candidate did not win the Republican Primary Election.
Just as mistakes are made in our local churches by believing that the wishes of man are the Will of God, the choice you make to not vote or to vote stupidly is your choice alone, made through God’s Gift of Free Will.
As I said earlier in this post, our Individual Salvation is not determined by whom we vote for…but, by God’s Grace.
However, the much-needed Reclamation of America most certainly will be.
And, that is why this Christian American Conservative is voting for Donald J. Trump.
In closing, to those self-identified “True Conservative Facebook Political Pundits” out there, who seem to be suffering from a “logic impaction” (i.e., their head is presently lodged in a very dark and lonely place):
If your own personal , emotional, visceral temper tantrum-inducing hatred of Donald Trump precludes you from exercising your right to vote or causes you to think that a “protest vote” for a non-viable candidate is the correct action to take in this crucial election which will determine America’s Future…
…perhaps it is YOU who is not a “TRUE CONSERVATIVE”.
Until He Comes,