The Father Of Our Country On Third Party Voting

“If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we after-wards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.”

George Washington, as quoted by Gouverneur Morris in Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, March 25, 1787

Think about this in terms of voting for the lesser of two evils.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

3 thoughts on “The Father Of Our Country On Third Party Voting”

  1. Bret, if we go along with this thinking that we just need to work harder in the existing institutions, then what does that say about the patriots in the War for Independence, the homeschoolers who shook the dust of the government schools off their feet, the Reformers who fled the Roman Catholic church, the Christian reconstructionists like DeMar who stand firm against the prevalent dispensationalism in the evangelical church?

    While I would like to win, winning isn’t the goal of anything we do for God. The goal is to please Him and bring glory to Him. I can think of a long line of “losers” (see Foxe’s Book of Martyrs for starters) who won greater victories with their faithfulness than all the strategists and pragmatists who have ever lived.

  2. Carmon,

    Of course you are correct. It is a whole matter of new wine and old wine-skins.

    The problem with G. DeMar he thinks victory is going to come through political machinations. I am afraid that he would make alliances with very unsavory people if he believed that such an alliance would advance building the Kingdom in the long run.

    Also G. DeMar’s argumentation w/ regard to qualification is specious. I’d rather have a unexperienced and unqualified neophyte in office who intended to rule in a godly fashion then a experience and qualified expert in office who intended to emulate Joseph Stalin.

    I think that those who practice this kind of pragmatism will do grave service to the cause of reconstructionism.

  3. I don’t remember the source, but someone wrote:

    “Only atheism regards victory as a sign of righteousness.”

    (I want to say it was a Confederate…but that may just be my sympathies getting in the way of my knowledge.)


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