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Facts and things that arise - March and April 2000

 

 

April 2, 2000

Food for thought-

Ecclesiastes 9:17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

 

 

March 26, 2000

 

Results from 'Southern Super Tuesday'

 

  FL LA MS OK TN TX WY
Bush 74% 83% 88% 79% 77% 87% 82%
Keyes 4% 6% 6% 9% 7% 4% 12%
McCain 20% 9% 5% 11% 15% 7% 10%

 

Folks, this assured Bush the Republican nomination.  Of course that is just what was predicted.  We are predictable when led to a sure ending.  Keyes is still in the race in an attempt to hold the Republican powers to a pro-life platform and to help assure a pro-life running mate for Gov. Bush.  If these fail, Keyes will likely leave the party.

The plot thickens.  We are closing in on a similar scenario to what occurred in 1996.  Are Christians pragmatic?  Or, do we take the stand of Joshua - "as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD", whatever the consequences. 

Noah Webster wrote:
When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on
your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God."
The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect
their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be
made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men
will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and
the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure
public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and
select bad men to make and administer the laws.

 

March 13, 2000

Results from last 2 primaries:

  CO UT
G.W. Bush 65% 63%
Alan Keyes 6% 20%
John McCain 27% 15%

Tomorrow, there are many primaries.  Even for those who refuse to vote for Keyes but agree with him, there is very little chance their vote for Keyes could hurt G.W. Bush from losing the nomination.  It might even declare to the Governor that many care deeply about the moral issues.  It is a small consolation prize for Keyes, who has yet to waver on the moral issues and knows foreign policy cold.  What is wrong with our thinking?  There is still time for Keyes, if not him, then Phillips.  We should also pray for the all, including Gore.  Pray G.W. Bush will change his stance to a solid run that will rightfully contain rock solid 'litmus tests' for Supreme Court nominees and a running mate.

May God have mercy on our unbelief.  We do not know how to trust Him with the results.  We will regret this truth. 

 

March 9, 2000

"Yes, we did produce a near perfect Republic.  But will they keep it, or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom.  Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction."

                                    Thomas Jefferson

Bill Bradley officially quit the campaign. He endorses Gore.

John McCain suspended his campaign, not ‘actively campaigning’ in order to consider what he should do to go forward with his 'reform'. He did not endorse Bush. What does this mean? We will see.

 Super Tuesday results

  CA CT GA ME MD MA MO MN NY OH WA VT
Bush 55% 46% 67% 51% 56% 32% 58% 63% 51% 58% 89% 36%
Keyes 4% 3% 5% 3% 7% 3% 6% 20% 4% 4% 5% 3%
McCain 32% 49% 28% 44% 36% 65% 35% 17% 43% 37% 13% 61%
Electoral votes(tot) 54 8 13 4 10 12 11 10 33 21 11 3

 

Totals (estimates) to date:

CANDIDATE DELEGATES (1034 needed for nomination)

Bush 568

McCain 225

Keyes 7

Keyes beat McCain in Minnesota!!

 

 

March 6, 2000

 

  North Dakota

Virginia

Washington

G. W. Bush

75.7%

52.8%

58.3%

Alan Keyes

5.3%

3.1%

2.4%

John McCain

18.9%

43.8%

38.4%

 

Not much to add, therefore the above results have been delayed – waiting for any real news. It looks more like we will need Howard Phillips (Constitution Party) once the Republicans leave the moral issues in the reach toward ‘the middle’ (or should we say, the partially deceived). Will this happen or will Bush solidify his ‘pro-life’ stand and call for a litmus test? Doubtful at this point. He did what he had to do to get the Christian conservative primary voters who failed to consider the consequences. Where is our leadership?

Sure, Bush is a likeable guy.  He lacks understanding of the critical need to make absolutely sure the justice nominees are beholding to Almighty God, our final Judge.

Super Tuesday, here we come.