How soon we forget. Or is it we are totally clueless of what is happening to us, We THE People, over and over again.
In 1992 and again in 1996, a millionaire Ross Perot, decided to run for President of the US. He tickled the ears of all those conservatives, who know most of the Republicans are not any ‘better’ than the liberal democrats. The yellow dog democrats would never leave their debased party, so no danger there. Ross Perot, a spoiler candidate, pulled votes from those who wanted to change, who wanted something better, who wanted less government control. He deceived many conservatives into voting for moral principles, the Republicans had abandoned, that he had no intention of ever delivering. By doing so, the majority of the electoral vote went to the liberal Billy Boy Clinton.
There is a definition for this,: Vote splitting is an electoral effect in which the distribution of votes among multiple similar candidates reduces the chance of winning for any of the similar candidates, and increases the chance of winning for a dissimilar candidate.
In the United States vote splitting commonly occurs in primary elections. The purpose of primary elections is to eliminate vote splitting among candidates in the same party. If primary elections or party nominations are not used to identify a single candidate from each party, the party that has more candidates is more likely to lose because of vote splitting among the candidates from the same party. Primary elections only occur within each party, so vote splitting can still occur between parties in the secondary election
In some cases, even though the spoiler candidate cannot win themselves, their influences upon the voters may enable the candidate to determine deliberately which of the more viable candidates wins the election — a situation known as a kingmaker scenario. With a first-past-the-post voting system, this is particularly feasible where a spoiler candidate recommends tactical voting or runs on a false manifesto to bolster the prospects of their secretly preferred winning candidate, which in some jurisdictions and circumstances can amount to electoral fraud. (WIKI.)
Is it strategic? Are the liberals ‘hiring’ the Ross Perots, and Donald Trumps? I doubt they have enough money to actually hire them. But they could still be ‘wooing’ them. Or at least using them to their advantage. Maybe someone somewhere, the Donald’s and Ross’s, are wanting to deflate the Republican party. For their own jolly’s or out of pure pride and ignorance. It really does not matter why it happens. What matters is that WE THE PEOPLE are aware of what is happening.
The majority are NOT liberal in this nation. The majority are NOT gay. The majority are NOT pro abortion. The majority are NOT one welfare. The majority are NOT Muslim. The majority are not ILLEGAL immigrants. The majority are not transgender. The majority are not feminist. The majority ARE NOT YELLOW DOG DEMOCRATS. But the majority is not what the Republicans now stand for, either. This is how the libs are able to ‘win’ with the minority of people.
The other side of liberal Democrat has many labels: Republicans, Libertarians, Tea Party, Right Wing, Fundamentalist. Some are as yellow as the Democrats. And some are independent, responsible, God fearing = Conservative.
It is the belief in our independence, our God given right to choose righteously that has weakened the majority. Joshua 24:15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Being independent of our government we can succeed, we can reap what we sow, and receive monetary blessing from God, and become Perot’s and Trumps. Yet, to much of the majority, (and themselves), these men have become gods, idols. We THE People have forgotten what true values, character and morality are. It can not be bought, it must be graced upon us.
Thousands of years ago THE People of God looked at those without God and decided they wanted to be just like them. They told The Creator they did not want Him to lead them. They wanted a sinful fallen man, they wanted to be liberal worldly heathens. God gave them what they asked for: 1 Samuel 8: 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. 9 Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”………
1 Samuel 8:11 And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you:
- *He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots.
- *12 He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
- *13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers.
- 14 And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants.
- *15 He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants.
- *16 And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men,[a] and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
- *17 He will take a tenth of your sheep.
- And you will be his servants.
- 18 And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”
They got what they wanted. BUT they also had more instruction, God did not leave them, He never does.
1 Sam 3 “Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the Lord has set a king over you. 14 If you fear the Lord and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the Lord your God. 15 However, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then the hand of the Lord will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
Saul did not turn out to be all he was to be, for the people, for God. He was too full of himself and all he could do for the people. HE took all the glory. Turns out he had no character, or integrity, he was half heartedly following God. He compromised over and over again. 1 Samuel 15: 10 Now the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 11 “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.”
God brought David onto the scene- The youngest of his family, a sheep herder. David had character, integrity, and a whole heart for God. Not perfect, but he always knew who his God was, and that God’s people should worship God and not the world.
David did not let Goliath, his family, Saul’s attempting to murder him, turn him away from God’s calling him to be king of his people. To the day Saul died, the man who was trying to destroy him, David honored him. He did not compromise his integrity, or God’s character.
The people were rewarded for keeping God’s commandments,obeying. For knowing the worldly ways would remove their blessings, and following a man of God. The people did not compromise.
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13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. John 17:13-15
We THE People will get what we ask for. We must look beyond the MAN.