By: Susan Bea Good
“Lord, who may dwell in Your sacred tent? Who may live on Your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; whoever lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.” (Psalm 15:1-5/NIV)
Just weeks ago Senator Lindsey Graham made the claim that republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was so detestable that, “If you killed (him) on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.” This week Graham has endorsed and plans to fund raise for Cruz. What caused this turn around?
Apparently many in and out of government are waking up to the fact that a President Donald Trump would be a disaster for our nation and lead to the total destruction of the Republican Party. While Trump fans claim this is exactly what they want, others are more respectful of the Party and its history.
“The Republican Party was the result of a movement against the Kansas Nebraska Act, which extended slavery further across the United States. The first meeting against this Act, and where the term ‘Republican’ was suggested as the name for the new party, was conducted in Ripon, Wisconsin, on March 20, 1854. From thereon in, the Republican Party rapidly rose on the back of its radical beliefs and anti-slavery position… Within six years, every Northern state had a Republican governor…The party came into the foray as a major political force with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. The American Civil War soon followed as pro-slavery southern Democrats objected to the anti-slavery views of Lincoln. In the years during and after the Civil War, the Republican Party, headed by Lincoln, went on to pass a number of laws and make significant constitutional amendments that banned slavery and attempted to give more rights to the blacks.”(http://www.republicanviews.org/history-of-the-republican-party/)
Mitt Romney endorsed Cruz today. I’m awaiting the endorsement from “Ted Cruz is a wacko bird“- John McCain, which should bring up the rear of the parade of former detesters turned delighted!
This blogger’s hope is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and actively become involved in it. Adonai Eloheinu!