Hi to my family, friends, and readers:
As a pastor, I’ve always been careful about combining politics with my calling to ministry. I continue that care to this day by not speaking about my personal preferences for political office when I proclaim or teach the Word in that official role. I simply ask people to vote God’s values and to vote for the best person who champions His values.
However, right now I am not writing to you as a “pastor” or “elder” but as a friend or brother and as a citizen and voter.
As a teacher of history, I believe that the coming Presidential election is the most important since 1860. I do not exaggerate when I say that it is probably the most important vote of my lifetime and yours–perhaps in our nation’s history.
- Our nation is divided
- We are broke (financially) and deeply in debt to hostile nations.
- The national security of the United States has never been more compromised.
- We have no strategic foreign policy.
- We are under attack from the outside and inside
- Our southern border is overrun. And radical Islam is staging in Venezuela and Margarita Island.
- Nuclear weapons are in the hands of three renegade powers who will not hesitate to use them. This President is all hat and no cowboy.
- We are poised to abandon our close ally, Israel.
The current President has run fast and loose in the greatest office in the world–that of President of the United States. He is in way over his head. He may know about community-action in Chicago and what the liberal elites at Columbia believe about how wonderful the U.S. would be as a socialist nation, but a socialist nation was never God’s intent for our great Union of states.
We are a light on a hill. We are a beacon of freedom and liberty, where each person can aspire to be what God has placed in his/her heart or mind to be and do. That requires freedom. No one is free as long as he or she is in debt. No one is free as long as he or she is required to have health insurance of the government’s choosing. No one is free as long as political correctness trumps reason and common sense. No one is free when our national security is continually undermined by the Commander-in-Chief who is sworn to protect and defend from all enemies foreign AND domestic. Who will protect us from HIM? And no one is free when their nation’s courts legislate values opposed to God’s values.
Since 9/11 the ancient Ottoman Empire has reared its head and come back to life. Islam sees the opportunity under this President to spread across the world. He has done NOTHING to stop it. As a matter of fact, he has helped by granting access to secret FBI research facilities in the form of a tour to demonstrate our techniques and facilities. He invites known Islamic collaborators to access the white house. He has been credited with several military victories but these were not his doing, he simply took credit for them. And he continually undermines Israel’s friendship and sovereignty.
Islam is a greater threat than ever, yet it’s all talk when it comes to Obama’s dealings with Iran and Syria. Now he has again capitulated to an enemy by agreeing to abandon an airbase in Pakistan. Pakistan is evicting the U.S. from the drone base responsible for gathering intelligence on our enemies. We know that he will not hesitate to abandon Israel to her enemies should Israel choose a preemptive, unilateral strike.
I’m not only voting for Newt Gingrich, but I’m assisting in his campaign and have given a small contribution. I urge you to follow my example. Why?
Barack Hussein Obama is a politician. Newt Gingrich is a Statesman. What’s the difference?
James Freeman Clarke said, “A politician thinks about the next election; a Statesman thinks about the next generation.“
If we do not elect a leader of the caliber of Newt Gingrich, Obama will win again. If he wins, no one will have to worry about the next generation. There won’t be one! Our nation is at a crossroad. Most people sense it. They can feel something huge pending, waiting to happen.
If you review his videos on “My Best of Newt” post and recall his contributions as former Speaker of the House back in the 90’s, you’ll see why Newt is absolutely the man for this season of our great history. Other candidates are sincere and would likely do well with help. However, like Churchill in the 1930’s and 40’s, Newt sees the issues with crystal clarity and knows how to navigate in Washington to get the job done.
Since any President can only keep his word to the nation if he has the Congress and Senate WITH him, this is the one election where we really need the candidate to be a Washington insider who can work with the House and Senate on both sides of the aisle to get the job done. And Newt’s already shown us that he can keep a “Contract with America.”
I highly recommend the following two sites to get you up-to-speed on Newt’s qualifications and “21st Century Contract with America”:
2. Newt’s official site Newt.org
And if you want to help, you can visit the New Hampshire website (http://www.newthampshire.com/) and offices in Manchester. I’ll be there from time to time as a volunteer. Drop in. Or better yet, sign on as a volunteer.
Love to talk to you anytime about why Newt should be the next President of the United States.
Make sure you’re registered to vote and PLEASE don’t skip the NH primary on Jan. 10, 2012 (for those of you who are NH residents). Make sure you’re registered to vote.
Thanks for reading this rather lengthy email. But I know you care about our nation too.
“Draw me after you and let us run together!
–Song of Songs 1:1
Every election season (like the one coming for 2012), candidates for the Presidency of the United States descend upon and woo the residents of New Hampshire as though all along each one was in love with us. Why are they so in love with New Hampshire? I heard one candidate say that he felt like he was “one of us”–a citizen of the granite state.
The truth is that as soon as the last primary was over, boxes were packed and planes were boarded and off they went to the next state where the same rhetoric wooed the citizens of that state. We overlook it and take it with a grain of salt because “That’s politics.”
I’m so glad that Jesus is not like that. He woos us because He really loves us. He courts us because He’s the Bridegroom and we’re the Bride. For Him, it’s not a game to be played to get something from us. He’s in love with His church to GIVE something to us–Himself . . . His love . . . His LIFE.
The response of our heart is “Draw me after you and let us run together!” Candidates may come and go, but the One who deserves our attention will not leave New Hampshire. He will not leave you. He’s not after your vote. He wants your heart. He is faithful. Let’s run together after Him.
©2011, David C Alves