Trump Vs. Boehner: A Slugfest For The Soul Of The GOP

Let me begin with a declarative statement: House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell represent everything that is WRONG with the national Republican Party. They are quintessential establishment insiders. They, and others like them (John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, et al.), are taking the Republican Party to the edge of the abyss. With Republicans like Boehner and McConnell, who needs Democrats?

In my honest opinion, liberal Democrats such as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are more honorable than Boehner and McConnell. Biden and Pelosi are upfront and honest about their liberalism, while Boehner and McConnell pretend to be conservative, but, in reality, they are closet liberals.

Ask yourself, What has changed in Washington, D.C., since Boehner and McConnell started running things on Capitol Hill? You know the answer: NOTHING. One could make a credible argument that Boehner and McConnell are leaders in name only. In fact, the argument has already been made that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are still pretty much running things on Capitol Hill.

Read this report:

Exclusive – Empirical Vote Data Shows Democrats Still Control US Senate, Harry Reid’s Office Rejoices

To Boehner and McConnell, the real enemies in Washington, D.C., are not Barack Obama and his fellow liberal Democrats, but conservative Republicans. Yes, I am very aware of the phony left-right paradigm. But this cuts both ways. To the likes of Boehner and McConnell, the issue isn’t right and left either. The issue is big-government globalism versus limited-government Americanism. Boehner, McConnell, and Obama are in category number one. Hence, Boehner and McConnell’s protection of Obama from limited-government Republicans. Big-government politicians like these care much more about their big-government agenda than they do partisan politics. You must remember that.

Breitbart.com accurately reported that the GOP leadership is waging war against conservatives within the party. See the report here:

GOP Establishment Wages War Against Cruz And Conservative Voters

Senator Ted Cruz was absolutely correct when he declared on the Senate floor that Mitch McConnell was a liar. See his speech here:

Sen. Ted Cruz Destroys Mitch McConnell- July 24, 2015

WND.com recently published a report entitled, “GOP Civil War: Intense Crackdown On Conservatives.” See the report here:

GOP Civil War: Intense Crackdown On Conservatives

Talk show host Laura Ingraham was right when she noted that Boehner and Company are nothing more than “a political mafia on Capitol Hill.”

This past Monday, Boehner said this about what it was like dealing with conservatives: “Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage.”

Here is the report:

Boehner On Dealing With Conservatives: ‘Garbage Men Get Used To The Smell Of Bad Garbage’

Instead of standing up to Obama, Boehner chooses to axe conservative Republicans from committee leadership positions and attempts to bully and intimidate conservatives within his own caucus.

Pick the topic: amnesty for illegals, Obamacare, TPP, deficit spending, government spying, funding for Planned Parenthood, the “Cromnibus” bill, ad infinitum. Boehner and McConnell have sold out the people who voted them into a congressional majority–and the country itself. They are despicable!

Even on an issue as sacred as the right to keep and bear arms, Boehner is a sell-out. Gun Owners of America (GOA) is rightly calling for Boehner’s ouster as House Speaker due to his overt lack of support for the Second Amendment.

In a published statement, GOA said, “As long as John Boehner is Speaker, your gun rights are in danger. After all, remember in spring of 2013, when the pro-gun community was engulfed in the ‘battle of the century’ over the Bloomberg/Obama gun control agenda? John Boehner could have nipped gun control in the bud by pronouncing that gun control would be ‘dead on arrival’ in the House. Instead, he said that the ‘House will consider’ any gun control proposals sent over by the Senate.”

“[Erich] Pratt also pointed to a piece of government-funding legislation–labeled ‘Cromnibus’ by GOA–which Boehner was able to pass on December 11, 2014, with the help of ‘Barack Obama and Joe Biden.’ Through the support of Boehner, Obama, and Biden, the bill–which contained ‘several anti-gun provisions’–passed ‘by a vote of 219-206,’ garnering ‘162 [votes from] House Republicans who campaigned by opposing gun control.’”

See the report here:

Gun Owners Of America: Fire Speaker Boehner For His Failure To Stand Against Gun Control

Contrast John Boehner’s positions with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s. Just recently, Trump’s campaign issued his official position statement on the Second Amendment–and it is better than anything I’ve heard coming out of John Boehner’s office.

Trump’s position statement says, “The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right–it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.

“It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative.”

Hooray! Trump acknowledges that the great purpose of the right to keep and bear arms has nothing to do with hunting or target shooting and everything to do with self-defense. And that includes protecting the other rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights from any government that would seek to take them from us.

His position statement also rightly acknowledges the utter failure of firearm and magazine bans. The statement says, “Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.”

The statement also supports a national right-to-carry bill that would require states to recognize an individual’s CCW permit from another State in much the same way that states now recognize driver’s licenses from other states. Hear! Hear! As I have said previously, if the Supreme Court demands that states recognize same-sex marriage licenses from other states, it is absolutely mandatory that states recognize CCW licenses from other states.

Trump’s statement also calls for allowing military personnel to be free to arm themselves on military installations. And I would hope that he would also support teachers and staff being allowed to be armed on school property as well.

See the position statement here:

Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights Will Make America Great Again

The one part of Trump’s position statement that concerns me is the part about mental health. That caveat could open the door for all kinds of government abuse against an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, in much the same way that a diagnosis of even mild PTSD is currently being used to deny Second Amendment rights to military veterans. “Mental health” is very subjective. To some people, anyone who believes in God or the Bible or the sentiments of our Founding Fathers is “mentally ill.” I hope, at some point, Trump will clarify himself on that one.

The point is, Trump’s popularity is directly related to the way that he is willing to boldly and courageously stand against the Boehner/McConnell, mealy-mouthed, sissified, spineless, jellyfish, pro-amnesty, pro-Obamacare Republican establishment.

Please understand that my mind is still NOT made up about Donald Trump. I still have uncertainties and questions that have yet to be answered. (Perhaps my biggest question is, Will he continue the neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East?) That’s not the point here. The point is, Donald Trump–more than any other Republican candidate–is successfully (so far) mounting a fierce and effective anti-establishment campaign. And you can tell it by the way Boehner and his fellow elitists in the GOP leadership are attacking him.

As far as politics are concerned, more than anything else in this world, it is imperative that the establishment elite in Washington, D.C., are dethroned. Right now, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are the two men who are most effectively accomplishing that task. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz (and to a lesser extent Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina) are also mounting anti-establishment campaigns, but they have not been nearly as effective as Trump.

I know it’s still very early. I realize a lot can happen between now and next summer. But, in a real way, we are witnessing a GOP slugfest between anti-establishment outsiders such as Donald Trump, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz and elitist establishment shills such as John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

I pray the outsiders win, because if insiders such as Jeb Bush or Chris Christie win–and with Boehner and McConnell leading a Republican congress–it won’t matter to a tinker’s dam which party is in power: the globalist elite will remain ensconced in Washington, D.C.

A Solution For The Same-Sex Marriage Problem

Right now, the liberty movement is divided almost in half between those favoring the SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and those opposed (count me in the opposed camp). So, right now, the liberty movement is completely stymied over this issue. The only ones who win in such a case are big-government Orwellians.

To be sure, the SCOTUS decision to legalize same-sex “marriage” was the result of decades of relentless propaganda from the national news media, liberal politicians, and college professors throughout America.

Think about it: what do Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor know that John Locke, Thomas More, Emer de Vattel, Algernon Sidney, William Rawle, Hugo Grotius, William Blackstone, William Penn, James Wilson, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Jay, Daniel Webster, Francis Scott Key, Hugo Black, Rutherford B. Hayes, and William O. Douglas didn’t know?

In other words, just as in the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion-on-demand, the Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” was judicial activism pure and simple. There were no precedents for either decision. Think of the brilliant minds in law, philosophy, and religion over two thousand years of Western Civilization that somehow missed the “right” of homosexuals to “marry.”

What I’m saying is, I realize that militant homosexuals, ultra-leftists, and judicial activists have been waging war on America’s historic Christian values for decades–and they won a huge victory with the Obergefell decision. I also understand that these people will never be satisfied until they have totally and thoroughly expunged these values from America’s public life. There is no question they will resort to any tactic–no matter how morally unjust or constitutionally corrupt–to achieve their radical, amoral agenda. Kim Davis will not be the last Christian to be persecuted for her faith in this country.

That said, the Obergefell decision has successfully divided the liberty movement almost in half, between those who agree with the decision (on whatever grounds) and those who disagree. But, instead of arguing over the SCOTUS decision, here is what ALL OF US in the liberty movement should be doing: we should be using whatever influence we have to promote the idea of taking marriage OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE STATE ALTOGETHER.

Most of us realize that marriage is sacred; that it’s much more than just a civil contract. (Only the state itself reinvented marriage as being merely a civil contract.) One doesn’t have to be a Christian to acknowledge this distinction. Throughout the history of Western Civilization, the state seldom had authority over marriage. Think of it: for over 1,800 years of Western Civilization, the state had little–if anything–to do with marriage. (In America, only the colony of Massachusetts is recorded as requiring State marriage licenses before the mid-nineteenth century.)

So, why do we even look to the state for a license to marry? The fact is, WE SHOULDN’T. All of the bickering over Obergefell only serves to ensconce the notion that the state has legitimate authority over marriage. IT DOESN’T.

In Pilgrim America and in Colonial America–and until only recently in modern America–Common Law (Natural Law) marriage was universally recognized as being, not only lawful, but sacrosanct. The idea of asking the state for permission to marry was as absurd as asking the state for permission to take communion or to be baptized.

For example, the State of Pennsylvania didn’t outlaw Common Law marriage until 2005. And the only reason the vast majority of states do not recognize Common Law marriage today is because the Church has completely surrendered the Scriptural teaching on the subject and has willingly (even happily) turned what is uniquely a divine institution over to the state.

In other words, ladies and gentlemen, the only one to blame for the decision of the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage is THE CHURCH. The ultra-leftists and militant homosexuals would have had NO CHANCE of achieving victory at the Supreme Court had the churches of America been doing their job over the last half-century or more to educate people on the historic Natural Law principles governing marriage and the state. (Virtually ALL of the major problems we are dealing with today are the result of the absence of sound instruction from the pulpits of America.)

But since the Church’s surrender of the sanctity of marriage, here is the current reality: 40 states do not legally recognize Common Law marriage. That means, those 40 states see only the state as having authority over marriage. But the state has NO AUTHORITY over marriage and cannot legally sanction ANY marriage. I remind you Jesus said, “What therefore God hath joined together . . . .” Only GOD can join couples in marriage.

The best that I can determine, these are the 10 states that still recognize Common Law marriage: Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Iowa, Montana, Texas, Utah, and Oklahoma. And Utah only seems to recognize Common Law marriage after the fact. In addition, Oklahoma is currently in the process of banning all State marriage licenses. This is exactly what all 50 states should do. (New Hampshire recognizes Common Law marriage for inheritance purposes only; so it should not be included as a Common Law State.)

So, including Utah, the people in ten states are free to marry WITHOUT a State license. And that’s exactly what every freedomist in those states should start promoting–and promoting LOUDLY. And freedomists in the other 40 states should start demanding that their State legislatures once again recognize Common Law marriage. Maybe people in those states should even consider civil disobedience and marry outside the licensing authority of the State. After all, if God has joined a man and woman together, what difference does it make if the State–or anyone else–recognizes it or not? If enough pastors and churches would do this, it wouldn’t take long for State legislatures to enact appropriate legislation.

Let the state recognize or not recognize to its heart’s content; let it embrace all of the perversion it wants. You can bet polygamy will be legalized next. And then what? Pedophilia? Bestiality? At some point, the sacred institutions of marriage and the Church will be forced to separate themselves from a suicidal society just as they did when the Roman Empire was collapsing. In Rome–as in oppressed nations today–Christians and churches mostly took their worship and sacred ceremonies underground. And, if history teaches anything, it teaches us that no civilization has long survived after socially embracing aberrant sexual behaviors. And America won’t either.

Let’s face it: the federal government in D.C. is leading America over an economic, political, moral, and cultural cliff. So, why do we keep looking to D.C. to fix the problem? THEY WON’T DO IT. As Ronald Reagan famously said, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government IS the problem.”

And the two institutions we should IMMEDIATELY extract from government–the two institutions that should have NEVER been allowed to be placed under the authority of government to begin with–are the institutions of marriage and the Church.

How in the name of common sense can pastors and churches take a Scriptural stand on the sanctity of marriage when they have allowed the Church itself to be bastardized by accepting the 501c3 tax-exempt organization status from Washington, D.C., and incorporation status from the states?

Think of it: our spiritual “leaders” have allowed the two most sacred institutions on earth (marriage and the Church) to be prostituted on the altar of state recognition. Think of it another way: our 501c3 pastors have become little more than pimps for the IRS and, now, a radical, activist Supreme Court. Do pastors really want Caesar’s blessing that badly?

Regarding marriage: we should marry under Natural Law (Common Law) ONLY.

Regarding the Church: it should be removed from 501c3 non-profit organization and State incorporation status–and if the pastor and church refuse to extract themselves, we should extract ourselves from THEM.

We either “come out” from this leviathan or we will be swallowed by it.

Yes, the radical left and militant homosexuals will continue to press their anti-Christian agenda with every means possible. Yes, those of us who have Christian, traditional and moralist convictions are going to be forced to defend these historic principles tooth and nail. But there can be no victory whatsoever by willfully surrendering the Natural Law principles upon which our convictions are predicated. Neither can there be victory by pretending that Caesar’s law is Supreme Law, because it’s not! There is a Court above the court. There is a King above kings. There is a Law above law.

Our founders gave their lives in order to bequeath to us a country in which we didn’t have to decide between obeying God and obeying government, as this constitutional republic was designed to protect our duty to God. Current national leaders–facilitated by America’s spiritual leaders–are taking that wonderful bequeathment away from us.

Therefore, say it anyway you want, “Don’t tread on me,” or “We must obey God rather than men,” but say it we must. And if Christian men and women cannot say it in defense of the sanctity and autonomy of marriage and the Church, they cannot say it at all.

P.S. I have a four-message DVD that I believe is absolutely essential for Christian people–and others who believe in our founding principles–to help them understand Natural Law. The title of the DVD series is “Liberty And Law.” Here are the message titles:

*Biblical Evidence for Natural Law (I show you the Scriptural evidence for Natural Law in this message.)

*Christ’s Law of The Sword (This message explains what Christ meant when He told Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” (Matt. 26:52, KJV) Believe me, He did NOT mean that Christians are supposed to lay down their means of self-defense and never use the sword. I show from the Scriptures exactly what Jesus was saying to Peter. And, trust me, it will probably surprise you, as I doubt you have been taught this truth in church. And it will also help you to better understand a whole host of other scriptural principles as a result.)

*The Law of Necessity (This is a basic Natural Law principle that was demonstrated repeatedly throughout the Bible, including by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.)

*Liberty in Law (There is true liberty only in Law; but this Law does not ALWAYS mean the laws of men.)

This is one of the most important message-series I have ever delivered. And its truths are needed as much NOW as they were when our pastors thundered them forth in the churches of Colonial America–maybe more so.

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© Chuck Baldwin