Monday, April 11, 2016

The Christian Post's Anti-Trump Declaration: They May Have Left Out a Few Relevant Details

The Blaze, this weekend, made a point of making sure their readers were aware that The Christian Post had clearly advised Christians not to vote for Donald Trump, citing the CP article where the editorial staff tears him apart. Glenn Beck, as we know, is an active Ted Cruz endorser and campaigner, so it is not surprising that The Blaze has highlighted many anti-Trump pieces from The Christian Post. Although there is certainly nothing wrong with anyone's political opinions being expressed, there are a few things that could be coloring those opinions that people should be aware of. Cruz campaign workers and pro-amnesty activism were not mentioned in this Christian Post article, but these are clearly relevant.
The CP article begins this way, noting that this is a first for them:
Editors' Note: The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today. We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.

We the senior editors of The Christian Post encourage our readers to back away from Donald Trump.
Some of the "Christian leaders" mentioned by name in their article, with links to their own Trump attacking articles, also happen to be Cruz endorsers or are actually working for the campaign. There is not a thing wrong with that, but it would certainly motivate them to encourage voters not to vote for the opponent. Among those mentioned:
Dr. Michael Brown, well known radio show host and activist officially endorsed Cruz.
Kristi Burton Brown is Cruz campaign county co-chair in Colorado. She is an editor for Live Action News, an op-ed contributor to the Christian Post, a county co-chair for Ted Cruz in Colorado, and an Associate Scholar for the pro-life think tank, Charlotte Lozier Institute.
From her LinkedIn page:
County Co-Chair
Ted Cruz Colorado Grassroots Campaign
2015 – Present (1 year)
Speaking, writing, and using social media to recruit volunteers and supporters for the Cruz campaign.
What might be of much more concern is that many on The Christian Post editorial/advisory board, as well as a few others named in their article, have been quite active with the very progressive and Soros funded  "Evangelical Immigration Table," which is a pro-amnesty movement that had worked hard with Obama to push through "immigration reform."  Jim Wallis is also one of the biggest activists in this movement. Considering that Trump's biggest issue has been his intent to fight amnesty and see that we have serious border enforcement, it is clear that his agenda is as far from theirs as it could be.

Read the rest HERE.

"Democracy Spring" is Just the Newest Label on an Old Package - ConCon's Lessig is At It Again

It was not a surprise, after reading the story on about "the largest civil disobedience action of the century", to find that Professor Lawrence Lessig is one of the main coordinators of this planned action. Although using Trump as the excuse-of-the-day, Lessig never misses any opportunity to push for his version of campaign finance reform, which was what his support of a Constitutional Convention/Convention of States with Mark Meckler,Michael Farris and others was all about.
Democracy Spring, according to "some of the same radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump's Chicago rally last week are plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month." Well, of course, they are the same groups. They are always the same. Most of these sponsoring groups are also behind the Leftist's version of a ConCon, among them, Lessig's Rootstrikers, Cenk Uygar and his Wolf Pack as well as Medea Benjamin's Code Pink. You will see many of the same here on their MoveToAmend site.Why? Campaign finance reform. Anyone who cannot figure out that reform they want will ensure their power indefinitely is naive, indeed. Why do you think Obama was so furious with the SCOTUS ruling on that topic? It's a vital part of their vision.
So, what has this to do with Trump? Nothing (as he has not even taken big PAC money for his campaign). He is just their latest rallying point for the same push they have always had. Using the current high voltage emotions in the campaign season, they are pushing the very same things with a new label.

Read the rest HERE.