A Prayer And A Warning
One of the pleasures I had during this rugged campaign year was getting to know Rev. Franklin Graham, the president of Samaritan’s Purse, a global humanitarian aid ministry. I’ve joined him at the United Nations to witness the first major speech on religious liberty by a U.S. president. And I was one of the group of leaders who met with Graham over dinner the night before the astonishingly successfully Prayer March in Washington, D.C., which by some estimates was attended by as many as 150,000 people.
Yesterday, in one of his frequent calls to prayer for the president, Graham clearly explained what kind of danger we are facing as a nation from within. He also outlined the growing assault on religious liberty that would occur under a Biden Administration, which would likely escalate the attacks on Christian businesses and nonprofits that we saw in the Obama Administration.
In a tweet, Graham said,
“It seems our nation is under attack—attack from within, from socialists who want to bring anarchy to our streets. The hard-won freedoms that we have enjoyed in America are very much at stake. Pray for the President, our Commander-in-Chief, as he leads the nation during these turbulent times, that God would give him wisdom, grace, and understanding for times such as these.”
Georgia On Our Minds
Georgia’s secretary of state announced Wednesday that his state will conduct a hand recount of all ballots cast in the presidential race in the state. While I agree with a hand recount, it really doesn’t get to the heart of the problem. The concern is not that the votes were miscounted but that the votes being counted may be illegitimate.
For example, if a mail-in ballot is in an envelope that arrives after the deadline, the envelope was likely disposed of by ballot counters in cities such as Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Atlanta.
But in the meantime, Georgia will determine whether Republicans retain a slim majority in the U.S. Senate. Both Senate races there will be decided by runoff elections in January.
If both Republican incumbents lose, the Senate will be 50-50 and whoever is vice president will break the tie on incredibly important matters, including the rules of the Senate, Second Amendment rights, religious liberty and on and on.
If even one of the Republican incumbents loses, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a one-vote margin in the Senate.
The Left is pouring all of their resources into these two runoff campaigns. Some liberal pundits are even encouraging people to move to Georgia in order to vote there and sway the outcome of those races. That may not be legal, but it’s an indication of just how much the left wants this. They know that if they get control of Senate, they may be able to enact the most radical parts of their agenda.
The political left has a growing problem on its hands. While many on the left dismiss Antifa as "a myth" or "an idea, not an organization," as Joe Biden once suggested, it is a growing threat to civility and order.
Last week, Antifa demonstrators took to the streets of Denver, chanting, "No Borders! No walls! No USA at all!" Marchers carried a sign that read, "Death to Fascism and the Liberalism That Enables It."
And even as their preferred candidate was anointed the winner of the presidential election by the media, these very real left-wing fascists attacked the Democrat Party headquarters in Portland. They smashed windows and spray painted "F--- Biden" and "No Presidents."
Somehow, I don't think these radicals are listening to calls for "unity."
But this is just further evidence that government at every level – local, state and federal – must take the threat of left-wing anarchy and political violence far more seriously. These Marxist cells must be exposed and their supporters must be prosecuted.