On The Rocks Blog
2016 Republican Presidential Endorsements
With the Iowa caucus on Monday, the primaries are almost upon us. We here at On The Rocks know everyone has been dying to find out who we’re backing, so Micah, Marshall and myself sat down this week to type out 500 words or less on who we feel is best qualified to be the next President of the United States of America, and why. Without further ado, I present to you our official On The Rocks Blog 2016 Republican Presidential endorsements.
We have endured eight years of the most radical Left-wing president our nation has perhaps ever seen. When President Barack Obama took office he promised to fundamentally transform America. He did. During his tenure race relations have deteriorated back to the level of the 1960’s; the biblical institution of marriage was torn asunder and replaced with the perversion of homosexuality by Obama’s Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan; Iran has been allowed to continue its nuclear weapons program virtually unchecked; ISIS has been ignored even in the wake of their many atrocities; Planned Parenthood has been exposed as an inhumane and murderous organization while the President has defended them and turned a blind eye; and he has overstepped his authority and wielded executive powers at unprecedented levels.
What is required in these dark times is not a strong orator, a wily politician, or an inspiring leader. What we need right now at this point in our history is wisdom and courage to return us to acknowledging God as the author of our laws and rights. Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” We need a candidate who is not only wise but courageous in returning America to a closer connection to biblical laws and principles and defending those principles from enemies both without and within our borders that would seek to destroy them.
Dr. Ben Carson is the candidate that truly exemplifies these qualities. He not only understands that true wisdom is from God, not man, and boldly proclaims that truth; but he also understands that the first and foremost responsibility of the American government is to protect it’s own citizens.
First, he plans on protecting unborn Americans by defunding Planned Parenthood, which murders the innocent at a rate far greater than all the foreign terrorist organizations combined.
Second, he plans on protecting America’s borders by strengthening our military, our border with Mexico and increasing our cyber-security.
But third and most important, Dr. Carson understands that the single greatest threat to national security is God’s judgment. Speaking in Montana last March, Dr. Carson was asked the following question: “Obviously, we have a lot of issues in the country today, from the economy, immigration, education, health care you touched on, foreign policy. So, the question is what do you think is the biggest issue we face today?”
Dr. Carson replied:
“I think the biggest issue is that we have abandoned God. We need to bring spirituality back to this country. It was our Judeo-Christian values that allowed this to be an exceptional country. It allowed us to move forward so incredibly quickly. As we abandon God, you can see we’re spiraling downward just as quickly.”
“In the middle of negotiating this treaty, Khamenei led the assembled masses in chanting, death to America. I’m reminded of a great editorial cartoon. It shows the Ayatollah Khamenei saying, “Death to all Americans,” and then it shows John Kerry coming back, saying, “Can we meet ya half way?”
– Senator Ted Cruz at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate, Sept. 16, 2015
Is compromise a good thing or a bad thing? That all depends, really, on what compromises you’re willing to make and why.
Barack Obama and the Democrats have made many compromises the past seven years.
- They compromised our economy by inviting a flood of illegal aliens and refugees within our borders, and by blocking the construction of much needed energy infrastructure like the Keystone XL Pipeline.
- They compromised our national security by hamstringing our military in its war against Islamist terrorists, supporting through negligence the rise of ISIS, and actively enabling Iran to expand its power and wealth through the nuclear agreement.
- They compromised the moral character of our nation by defending mass-murdering infanticidal organizations like Planned Parenthood, and they promoted perversion and the degradation of marriage through LGBT campaigns, meanwhile prosecuting those who expose and object to such wickedness for what it is.
- They compromised the freedom of American citizens through a government takeover of healthcare with the Affordable Care Act, and a massive expansion of the national debt.
And what did the GOP do? Leaders like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan barked loudly and toothlessly even as they gave in to the Left’s demands. Time after time we’ve watched them deliver speeches disingenuously decrying Obama’s overreach and the intractability of the Democrats in the House and Senate. And time after time we’ve seen them follow up their flaccid speeches by giving that dictatorial, demagogic executive everything he demands and more.
One notable exception in the GOP has been Senator Ted Cruz from Texas. While many politicians make a name for themselves by displaying consistency of some sort – for instance consistently surrendering, as in the case of the GOP leadership and establishment; or consistently undermining America’s safety and well-being in the case of Obama and his ilk – Cruz is a rare gem for conservatives in that he consistently stands on principles, and the right principles at that.
Haven’t we had enough of foolish and ungodly compromises? Haven’t politicians on both sides of the aisle lied to us enough already? We should not, we must not submit ourselves once again to an executive who tells us one thing and then does the opposite. Or one who tramples on and belittles the Constitution he swore to uphold and defend. Or one who willfully exposes us to enemies both foreign and domestic.
Both bold and clear in defense of religious liberty and a limited government that faithfully conducts itself within the framework of the United States Constitution, Ted Cruz should be the next President of the United States of America.
Occasionally there are times in our lives where people have a chance to impact world history. This election seems to be one of those times, and I believe the leader we choose to be President of the United States for the next four years will have a larger than normal impact on the trajectory of the nation, and therefore the world, just as I believed that in 2008. Eight years of President Obama and we are more divided, morally bankrupt, and economically handicapped than ever before.
We need a leader who will embody those characteristics of George Washington: honor, humility, strength, courage, and steadfastness. We need a leader who will bring back traditional Bible based values and morality, for it is only with that value system that a nation can truly thrive in peace. We need a leader who can remove the barriers of entry to new businesses, and restore personal liberty to it’s rightful place.
We need a leader who will value national security, but never at the expense of personal liberty. We need a leader who believes that protecting the first amendment means ensuring the devices we use to communicate are not a backdoor to government spying.
And above all, we need a leader who doesn’t just give us quick one-liners and a wavy haircut. That’s why I support Donald Trump. He embodies the character of Dr. Evil, the business ethics of Bernard Madoff, the morality of Paris Hilton, and the steadfastness and courage to do whatever he wants, no matter the outcome or what anyone else thinks.