Tuesday, August 15, 2017

VP Joe Biden To Virginia Rally: Republicans "Want To Put Y'All Back In Chains"

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Five years ago, to the day of the riot in Charlottesville, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd a few miles south in Danville, Virginia that the Republicans "want to put y'all back in chains."

While ABC News tried to cover him by reporting that he said Republicans want to put "voters" back in chains, most knew, including Joe himself, that he was talking to the large number of blacks attending the rally.

President Obama's campaign deputy, Stephanie Cutter, said at the time, Obama has "no problem" with what he said.

So, who is trying to put whom in chains?

Interestingly, the riot in Charlottesville, Virginia this past Sunday occurred to the day, 5 years after then Vice President Joe Biden was in Danville, Virginia stirring up racism.

ABC News reported that Biden said, "We got a clear picture of what they value. Every Republican's voted for it. Look at what they value and look at what they're proposing...They're going to put ya 'll back in chains."

ABC scrambled to cover him quoting President Obama's campaign deputy Stephanie Cutter who said, "The president probably agrees with Joe Biden's sentiments... I mean he was using a metaphor...the bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments."

While Biden was talking about Republicans and Wall Street, the metaphor he chose is very telling, given the number of blacks in the audience. Few missed his point.

While ABC News, or YouTube, or whoever has removed the video, the transcripts still exist (see link above).

Biden later said he'd "meant to use different words." That, of course, after Republicans, not the press, called him out on it.

Unfortunately, 5 years later, there are those still stirring the ugly, destructive pot of racism.

While taking no responsibility themselves, far Left progressives are excoriating Trump for using the term "many fronts" in describing those who stir the anger and resentment of racism.

In their minds, there is only one group who is racist. And it's not the far Left progressives.

Clearly, they have conveniently forgotten Biden's words---and apparently forgotten that it was Abraham Lincoln and his Republican Party who stood against the Democrats in their rock solid support of slavery.

A nation led by Republican Lincoln went to war to abolish slavery.

Roughly 1,264,000 American soldiers have died in our nation's wars---620,000 in the Civil War and 644,000 in all other wars. It was only as recently as the Vietnam War that the number of lives lost in foreign wars eclipsed the number lost in the Civil War.

You've got to question the sincerity of those far Left progressives who now march in streets breaking things and hurting people in the name of any kind of equality---calling those who actually heeded the call for racial equality "racist."

While there are racists in most all camps, it is disingenuous, dishonest and disgusting to hear the claims of close minded progressive activists pretending to be spontaneous, when in fact they are in training, with their own "hate signs" already printed, waiting for the next opportunity to label a conservative or Christian "racist" because the progressive disagrees with their conservative ideology.

Biden was wrong and so are they---or at least they are sadly misinformed and misled.

It is also sadly disappointing to see Christians marching to the drumbeat of the secular Left---claiming to be the "Religious Left " while politically enabling the secular progressive Left agenda.

How can you serve two masters? What do we know that Jesus didn't know?

It is difficult not to notice the hypocrisy---spiritually and politically.

Christians generally believe that Jesus came to "Give life and that more abundantly" and that God has said, "Thou shalt not kill," yet under the guise of Christian conscience, several million self proclaimed "Christians" voted for a woman who not only champions abortion but is awarded and recognized as a champion among abortion champions.

Hillary's award is the namesake of Planned Parenthood's founder---Margaret Sanger---a eugenicist who publicly advocated the extermination of blacks because she deemed them inferior. And she never recanted her beliefs.

Her organization, PP, is the banner carrier for Sanger's beliefs, and it is not coincidental that most PP abortion clinics are in black neighborhoods.

Racism is advanced on many fronts.

And it can never be condoned, under any circumstances---including in the name of trying to destroy a president who was not of your choosing. Or to advance one who is.

And to Christians who identify as the "religious Left"---let's get real.

How do we as Christians claim the authority of the Bible as God's Word while enabling and standing with those who take the lives of innocent unborn unwanted children (330,000 last year)--- a majority of whom are black---all the while claiming to stand for God and righteousness?

God doesn't stand for that. You know it, I know it, and Joe Biden knows it.

In fact, Joe crafted what was, in his mind, an enlightened explanation. He often explained that while he was personally "pro-life" as is his Catholic Church, he could not be so in his public "political" life because that would not be fair to those who hold a different view.

With that explanation down pat, he proceeded to be a strong and vocal advocate for abortion, sometimes labeling those who disagreed as "anti-woman"---and pushing the same level of advocacy for same sex "marriage" which both the Bible and his Catholic Church also condemn---labeling those who disagreed as "bigots."

Joe knows politics. But is that what this is all about?

I have seen the rage of Christians on social media the past few days posting their disdain toward racism and toward Republican leadership whom they believe advocate it---while ignoring the fact that racism is deeply rooted in the secular progressive Democratic Party.

James wrote, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."

Jesus said, "Those whom the Son sets free are free indeed." Freedom is not defined by instability.

Joe Biden defines a double minded person.

My prayer is that we who claim to be evangelicals will not define "unstable" by trying to serve two masters.

A biblical Christian cannot be both pro-life and pro-abortion. Neither can we enable those who claim to be.

Nor can we be double minded on the issues of human sexuality, family, and marriage. To do so is to forget or discard God's Word.

Founding Father Patrick Henry famously told his colleagues, "When people forget God, [including His Word], tyrants forge their chains."

Or as Joe would say, they "want to put ya'll back in chains."

Be Informed. Be Discerning Be Vigilant. Be Faithful.