Has Erick Erickson Lost His Marbles?
Dear Mr. Erickson,
You do not know me from Adam, but I am a political junkie, just like you. And like you, I also am not shy about stating my opinion about current events.
However, that is where the similarity ends.
Unlike you, I do not receive great sums of money for stating my opinion, nor have I ever gotten to host the Rush Limbaugh Radio Program.
But, since I have been writing daily since April of 2010 , I attend an “Evangelical” Church, and I describe myself as a Christian American Conservative, I would like to “speak” to you about something you recently said.
Breitbart.com reported yesterday that
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” conservative commentator Erick Erickson said evangelicalism could be “set back” by their support for President Donald Trump.
Erickson said, “I think when he does good things, he should be praised, when he does bad things, he should be criticized.”
He continued, “He has done good things, his administration has done good things. But I do think ultimately you risk getting conservatism and evangelicalism in this country set back by a party standard bearer who these people rally too who is ill mannered, badly behaved and not a role model. At some point you want your kids to be proud of the president regardless of party. And it’s really hard to be other than he’s the guy that fights. I don’t want my kids to fight that way. I kinda believe they are going to be held accountable on the last day and they don’t need to fight that way.”
Well, you are correct. We are ALL going to be held accountable before the Throne. But, I am getting ahead of myself.
With all of the good that President Trump has been able to accomplish against impossible odds this past year, I am having trouble trying to understand why you, as a fellow Conservative, are attacking a sitting President who has been supported by Christian American Luminaries like Rev. Franklin Graham and Dr. James Dobson, whom after speaking to him during the primaries, told reporters that Trump was indeed a Christian.
This is not the time to be pressing American Christian Evangelicals to make a “collective” choice to not support President Trump, to move as “a Body”, if you will.
That being said, allow me to also state that I believe that American Evangelicals already excercised their Spiritual Gift of Discernment in choosing between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton for the job of President.
And, thank God, we made the correct one.
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 2016 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, as a Christian American Conservative, 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 Evangelicals support Donald J. Trump and still be Christians?
You bet your sweet bippy we can.
Our Salvation is not determined by the support of our American President…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 continue to support President Trump.
Unlike Liberals and Marxists (but, I may be repeating myself), we do not make our political decisions or vote as a collective, nor should we.
There were no Saints who ran for the President of the United States of America, on either side. Just a flawed man, as we all are, 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’.
Now, Mr. Erickson, this Evangelical has a question for you:
What makes you any different in your judgment concerning the sins of President Trump than the commentator who is the subject of this article posted on FoxNews.com?
An MSNBC commentator declared President Donald Trump the “commander-in-chief of rape culture” after an aide was disgraced and resigned following domestic violence allegations from his previous wives.
As FoxNews.com reported:
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter could be leaving the Trump administration as early as Thursday, a source told Fox News, amid questions over the internal handling of domestic abuse allegations against him.
Porter, who denies the allegations, announced his resignation on Wednesday and had been expected to stay on for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition. But with photos circulating showing one of his two ex-wives with what appears to be a black eye, the departure could be moved up.
New York University Visiting Scholar Anand Giridharadas said America is in the midst of “a rape culture presidency.”
Giridharadas was reacting to statements made by White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who said Democrats like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York should look to their own party as well for examples of figures allegedly involved in sexual misconduct.
“[Some Democrats] protected, defended and harbored a sitting president who had sexual relations in the Oval Office and was impeached for lying,” Conway said of President Bill Clinton on ABC News.
Giridharadas dismissed Conway, claiming she “will say anything for money.”
You do not care for President Trump. You have stated that repeatedly in the articles you have written.
That’s all well and good. We are all entitled to our opinion, thanks to the Founding Fathers and the timeless Constitution which they gave us by which to govern our Sovereign Nation.
But, quite frankly, sir, with this admonition to and criticizing of Christian Evangelical Americans, you sound positively Pharisetical.
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.
As I stated earlier in this article, our Individual Salvation is not determined by whom we vote for…but, by God’s Grace.
However, the much-needed Reclamation of America must certainly will be.
And, that is why this Christian American Evangelical Conservative remains firm and unwavering in his support for our American President, Donald J. Trump.
From one Conservative to another…it would be wise to heed the words of one of our Founding Fathers, Dr. Benjamin Franklin,
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
We must work together to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Until He Comes,