These are excerpts from the chapter entitled "Any Republican Will Do:"
I am a Reagan-era, military man who spent 28 years in a uniform. We spent so many years preparing for the Russian and Chinese, communist, threat, viewing Russia and China as America's greatest enemies. We were made to study how the U.S. fought both these countries by proxy in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan…Perhaps, that seriously affects my view of the President's coziness with President Putin…
At the time of this writing, the president has been impeached, and we are awaiting the outcome of the trial in the Senate. The whole impeachment process started with a "whistleblower" from a government agency then grew to include testimony from members of other government agencies, most notably the State Department. These brave men and women helped to bring out the truth of the President's intentions in dealing with Ukraine. I look at this as an answer to prayer…
Third-world countries get their elections tampered with by the communist Superpowers. Inviting Chinese assistance, winking at Russian involvement, lowers our global prestige, and compromises the foundation of Democracy in a manner that would cause the Founding Fathers to roll over simultaneously in their graves.
The President is not just compromising Democracy in the United States but across the globe. If the integrity of America’s democratic process can be compromised by China and Russia, what chance do the other Democratic nations have in standing up against them?
How do we, as Christians, fit into all this? Christians have been an integral part of supporting the notion that "any Republican candidate will do." We, as Christians, however, must realize that Communism has always been a great threat to the spread of Christianity. Anyone who has ever worked with missions in a communist country will attest to that. Any act of the President that strengthens the hand of the Russians and Chinese likely also weakens the strength of Democratic ideals in the global political ecosystem.
When Democratic ideals suffer, free speech and free elections suffer. The weakening of Democratic ideals across the globe is also without question, a threat to the spreading of the gospel.
If the greatest Democracy in the history of the planet can be compromised by Russia or China, especially at our invitation, how can we be so foolish to think that it will not further embolden these Communist nations to influence elections in other Democratic nations? What would then be the impact on the spread of the gospel in those nations?
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