7 Ways the 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

7 Ways the 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

7 Ways the 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

They called on states to increase voter ID requirements; to be leery of mail-in voting; to halt ballot harvesting; to maintain voter lists, in part to ensure dead people are promptly removed from them; to allow election observers to monitor ballot counting; and to make sure voting machines are working properly. 

They also wanted the media to refrain from calling elections too early and from touting exit polls. 

All of this may sound eerily similar to the issues in the prolonged presidential election battle of 2020. But these were among the 87 recommendations from the 2005 report of the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, known informally as the Carter-Baker Commission….

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Demon’s Guide to the Election – How C.S. Lewis Addressed National Division

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Today’s BreakPoint: Demon’s Guide to the Election – How C.S. Lewis Addressed National Division

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10 Reasons Christians Should Vote Biblically

THE AMERICAN PASTORS NETWORK GIVES 10 REASONS CHRISTIANS SHOULD VOTE BIBLICALLY

by PA Pastors Network Executive Director Dr. Gary Dull

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On November 3, Americans will head to the polls to vote for a Presidential candidate and various state and local officials.  The American Pastors Network  is encouraging Christians to vote biblically and with their faith convictions at heart.

“There is no doubt that voting is a very significant aspect of the Christian witness for truth that the Word of God calls us to portray,” said PA Pastors Network Executive Director Gary Dull. “Biblically minded Christians will be biblically minded voters for biblically correct issues, ultimately electing candidates God will use to glorify His name.”

Dull further expanded on these 10 reasons why Christians should vote:

1. To support candidates and issues that are biblically based. When Christians vote, they have the opportunity to support biblical truth by voting in favor of the issues and the candidates that are in agreement with scripture. Doing so has the potential to bring principles of righteousness into the public square that will exalt a nation, according to Proverbs 14:34.

2. To practice civil obedience. Americans have been given the opportunity by the Constitution to vote according to the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments. Because the “law of the land” provides the right for the citizens to vote, and because Romans 13:1-2 teaches that Christian citizens should be “subject to the higher power,” voting becomes a matter of civil obedience. Thus, when Christians vote, they obey God; when they do not, they disobey God.

3. To uphold biblical values. When Christians vote, they have the opportunity to promote and uphold biblical values that the world knows nothing about. Philippians 2:13-16 tells Christians to “shine as lights in the world” and “hold forth the word of life.” Philippians 4:8 gives a list of things to carefully reflect upon that, when translated into guidelines for voting, will contribute to righteousness in the land.

4. To stand against evil in the nation. St. Augustine said, “Those who are citizens of God’s Kingdom are best equipped to be citizens of the kingdom of man.” Why? Because Christians understand the difference between good and evil. When Christians vote from a biblical perspective, they have the opportunity to “put the evil away from among” the nation as Deuteronomy 17:7 and other portions of Scripture teach.

5. To promote that which is morally good in the country. When Christians vote, they take the opportunity to promote that which is morally upright by supporting candidates and issues that are biblically correct.

6. To function as Christ’s ambassadors. When Christians vote, they fulfill the honor and responsibility of being Christ’s ambassadors, as taught in 2 Corinthians 5:20. It is a privilege to represent the Lord in society, and with each biblically sound vote they cast, Christians actively do so.

7. To be involved in government. Titus 3:1 encourages pastors to teach their congregations to be “ready to every good work,” which is in the context of functioning in government. Voting is simply one way to be involved in the good work of government by expressing biblical values at the polls.

8. To put our prayers into action. The Bible teaches Christians to pray for those in authority so they may “lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty,” according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2. When Christians vote, they take the opportunity to vote for those they have been praying for, who will promote biblical truth in the culture.

9. To maintain our freedoms. There are candidates who, given the chance, would remove the freedoms Americans hold dear. Attacks on the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Bible, all which stand for freedom and liberty, occur daily. Christian voters biblically support the blessings of “the perfect law of liberty” (James 1:25), which will further guarantee the freedoms upon which the American civilization was established.

10. To function as “salt and light.” When Christians vote, they act in obedience to Matthew 5:13-16, in serving as the preservative conscience of the nation and shedding the light of the truth of the Scripture regarding the issues of life. The American Pastors Network is also partnering with iVoter Guide to inform Christians of the issues in their regions. The comprehensive, data-driven guide provides voters with side-by-side comparisons of candidates for the upcoming primary elections, allowing them to identify those who most closely share their values and who has the voting record to back up campaign promises.

The Homily That Should Be Preached From Every Pulpit in America

Staring Into the Abyss with Fr. Ed Meeks

WATCH: Courageous Priest Speaks The TRUTH About Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

This homily given by Fr. Edward Meeks of Christ the King Parish in Towson, MD should be preached from every pulpit in the United States. Our nation is at a tipping-point and Catholics can make a difference if they vote with a well formed conscience.

 

VOTER (CHRISTIAN) GUIDES

Personally I do not understand how anyone especially someone calling themselves a “Christian” could ever vote for the democratic Biden/Harris ticket. 

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Unlike those opposed to Trump it is not about personalities, I do not dislike them, I don’t even know them. What I do know is what they stand for, what their party stands for and that is as anti-biblical and anti-christian as it gets (so far). My vote MUST be biblically guided or I am not a true Christian. 

Here are some biblical voter resources:

 

Why (and How) Christians Should Vote

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Today’s BrealPoint: Why (and How) Christians Should Vote

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In the 2016 election, only about 61 percent of voting-age Americans cast a ballot. The percentage of self-identifying Christians who voted, both evangelical and non-evangelical, was pretty similar. In other words, though faith does seem to greatly influence the voting decisions of American Christians who vote, it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference in whether or not American Christians vote.

Of course, if our faith should make a difference in every aspect of our lives (and it should), it should shape how we think about and live out citizenship, too. To put it bluntly, Christians have both a civic and a Christian responsibility to vote. As my friend Tim Goeglin, vice-president of external and governmental relations for Focus on the Family, put it recently, to vote is the beginning of our civic duty of Christians.

Here are three reasons why:

 

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NEWS TO PONDER (various sources)

AP: Supreme Court denies Trump right to end Obama’s DACA program

Michael Brown: We cannot put our trust in the Supreme Court — and here’s why

Msg to justices: If you’re a constitutionalist, act like it

Carson: Stop ‘being offended by everything’

Media gets ‘A’ for effort, ‘P’ for pandering, over push for ‘Black’

For 11th straight week, feds report drop in workers seeking jobless aid

Portland rejects ‘autonomous zone’ effort

Michigan pro-life group gets second chance on vote

Injunction extended against removing Lee statue in Virginia


 

Pro-Life News Report
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Top Stories

 Planned Parenthood President: “We Have to Do Everything We Can to Get Trump Out of Office”
 Facebook Censors Trump Campaign Ads Condemning Antifa, Calls the Ads “Organized Hate”
 Tennessee House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning All Abortions Killing Unborn Babies
 George Soros Backs $59 Million Push for Mail-In Voting to Help Pro-Abortion Candidates

More Pro-Life News

 President Trump Will Release New List of Possible Conservative Supreme Court Nominees
 Senate Confirms Trump-Appointed Judge Who Stood Up for Religious Freedom for Christians
 Abortionist Botched Two Late-Term Abortions So Badly He Left Parts of the Baby Inside the Mothers
 Catholic Priest: Joe Biden “Claims to be a Catholic But Throws the Teachings Out the Window”

To read the news, visit LifeNews.com

 

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Conservative Freedom Network

Without Freedom Of Speech To Speak Truth…

Corporate Americas Mob Appeasement Will Destroy It

Black Conservative Leaders Speak Out About The Left’s Victim Narrative

As Advertisers Leave, Tucker Carlson’s Show Takes Off

Once Again Europe Is Meddling In Our Elections


 

The Polls Put Democrats in a Trap of Their Own Making

How to Say Black Lives Matter without Burning Down Cities

The Haredim and Anti-Semitism

Free Speech is Under Full Assault

Vote by Mail: Turning the Clock Backwards

Fauci falls, fumbles forbidding football

Are we watching the collapse of the blue city?

There is no longer any doubt, the left cares nothing about character

 

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