Nations rise and nations fall. This is why the 2020 presidential election is the watershed election of the 21st Century, because it is about the very survival (soul) of a democratic American society.
During the impeachment trial of President Trump, democracy was on full display in the House of Representatives.
However, in the U. S. Senate, the objective was to not follow time-honored, established processes and procedures designed to seek truth and justice.
Instead, the objective was to dictate an undemocratic outcome: the unjust, unrighteous acquittal of President Trump based upon White privilege. Only one statesman senator dissented from the GOP corruption.
Good for nothing
The Bible teaches that Christians: “Are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, where with shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men.” (Matthew 5:13.)
God has truly blessed America: “God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her, Through the night with a light from above, from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam, God bless America, my home sweet home.” (Irving Berlin.)
However, God will not continue to bless America while America consistently dishonors God by attempting to legalize sin! Sin is sin. There are no big or little sins – just sin. Moreover, if America can’t live by her own man-made laws, then it is impossible for her to live by God’s spiritual laws.
The world’s biggest ‘trick’
In the past, America was a spiritual beacon of leadership light. Behold her now. She has become the biggest for-sale trick (whore) in the world because America has a president that will sell her dignity for a jelly roll. Shame! Morality cannot be legislated, but immorality (sin) must be legally punished according to the law.
All governmental socio-economic systems have multidimensional characteristics, because there is no pure socio-economic system. All are blended systems. However, we do know this: “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” (Proverbs 30: 5.)
America is the greatest democratic multicultural nation on Planet Earth IF we can keep her from internal self-destruction due to the ungodly, evil forces of White privilege (racism). Sadly, it is the ungodly demonic evil forces of White privilege that has transformed the racial and ethnic makeup of the Republican Party into a 90-percent Southern Dixiecrat-mentality White privilege political party seeking “something for nothing.”
For Whites only
The GOP is a White-only party without posting physical White only signs. Do we need to ask why? Unfortunately, White Christian evangelical pastors are not preaching spiritually sound doctrines. Instead, they give a wink and nod to racism in order to build bigger barns (church houses).
However, in your architectural building plans remember this: “For every house is built by some man; but he that builds all things is God.” (Hebrews 3:4.) Thus, Christian Righters, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke 12: 15.)
The Christianity that Christian Right evangelicals espouse and practice is grounded in notions of cultural exclusion and baptized in White privilege and superiority, not Christ-centered Christianity grounded in love your neighbor as you love yourself. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and all thy strength: this is the first and great commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Mark 12: 29-30.)
America, wake up!
The 2020 presidential election is all about White privilege – some Whites “looking for something for nothing.” It’s not about communistic socialism versus democratic capitalism. Hence, the No. 1 issue in the 2020 presidential election is racism. Every other socioeconomic issue is secondary.
The socialism-capitalism political debate on the part of Republicans is only a smokescreen debate for their ungodly, vulgar Trump-style racism. Trump is not the originator of GOP racism, and nor will he be the concluding factor, because, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Galatians 6:7.)
Racism, terrorism and even Nazism (Hitlerism) are ideologies, not individual personalities. For example, Adolph Hitler has been physically dead for decades, but the ugliness of the ideology of Hitlerism was alive and well in Charlottesville, Va.
Racism is an issue of morality (sin), and God hates racism. (Numbers 12: 1-12.) Morality is an issue of an individual’s spiritual heart (mindset or mentality), and is about spirituality versus carnality. This is why morality cannot be legislated by society.
America’s founders spiritually envisioned an almost perfect socio-economic-system based upon a core set of spiritual principles: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, liberty, and the Pursuit Happiness…” The founders knew that in order to secure these universal human rights all individuals needed to know how to read and understand especially the Bible, because reading is spiritually developmental.
Unfortunately, the founders could not live by their own spiritual declaration. They talked the talk, but could not walk the walk. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you will go” (Dr. Seuss.)
Most “permanently-tanned” minorities are religiously and economically conservative because of the structural socio-economic conditions imposed upon them by a rigged system that is oriented toward White privilege.
Hence, minorities do not vote primarily against Republicans, because they are not conservative. Minorities vote against Republicans, because GOP political governing policies are overtly racist.
For example, the impeachment trial and ungodly acquittal of President Trump clearly indicates that there is something so spiritually and morally wrong with America’s political system that only God-fearing voters can fix it in 2020.
No doubt about Trump
Trump’s governmental policies, racial language rhetoric, and political governing style are all overtly racist. We all know that had a Democratic president been accused and placed on trial for the same offenses, every Republican senator would have voted to convict in a New York minute.
Moreover, Democratic Party governing policies tend to be more universal and inclusive of all ethnic and racial minority groups. What a shame that GOP senatorial loyalty to political party is more important than loyalty to the Constitution and country.
GOP policies and political governing style is oriented toward reestablishing economic slavery without the chains, but through governmental policies, established procedures, laws, and above all by stacking the federal court systems, especially the U. S. Supreme Court.
Most Americans desire to have peace in America, peace on earth, and to live in the light of God because: “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1: 5-8.)
Bobby Mills has a Ph.D. in sociology from Syracuse University and a professional degree in theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.