Proverbs 29:2 wisely summarizes, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Not only is this a truth, but it is an exhortation to pray for and do what one can to make sure the righteous are in authority. In other words, we pray because God is sovereign and can do what would seem impossible for man; yet we do what we can do, putting feet to our prayers, as it were.
With Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announcing that he will not seek reelection this November, the highest leadership position in Congress will open up. It will be the rank-and-file members of Congress who will select Ryan's replacement as Speaker. However, they work for us; we need to let our voices be heard.
Although Republicans have been “in control” for over a year now very little and necessary legislation is being passed that will restore our military strength and “drain the swamp” that is quickly and steadily draining our liberties. The only explanation for this is that establishment Republicans are in charge. Whether we are talking about a gubernatorial race in Michigan or the Speaker of the House or any other political position of power, conservatives need to drain their own political swamp and vote in people who want to do what is constitutional and what is best for Michigan and for America.
As the American Family Association (AFA) writes, “It's time to end establishment-style Republican leadership in the House. Their status quo leadership has resulted in the enslavement of the taxpayer to record high levels of debt. Their weak leadership and lack of fiscal restraint has done nothing to reverse an imminent threat to national security. Returning to the constitutional framework of governing based on conservative principles is of the highest order.”
To read the rest of AFA’s informative article on this situation and the importance of voting for a constitutionally conservative candidate; to link to their legislative scorecard; or to learn what a candidate such as this would look like click here.
Click on the following link, Urge Congress to elect a proven conservative for Speaker of the House, to send a message to your Representative explaining the need for a true conservative in this vital position. (The above link takes you to AFA’s website with a pre-written message which you can add to.)
After all, as AFA further writes, “The next Speaker must not be beholden to a donor class of its own political party that favors a departure from constitutional conservatism in exchange for bigger government, crony corporatism, or globalism. The next Speaker must not surrender the Speaker's position of power during the legislative process. There must be a determination for the Speaker to put an end to Democratic and establishment Republican leaders who hold defense spending hostage to force spending for their social projects.
“America has a legislative priority that supersedes the agenda and fundraising apparatus of the House Republican established order. It is time to fix congressional leadership and restore regular order. Congress needs to force the Senate to vote on House appropriation bills. Congress needs to refuse to settle for bloated continuing resolutions and omnibus bills that are negotiated behind closed doors by Democratic and Republican establishment leaders.”
We at the American Decency Association urge you to pray for our nation and its leaders. We urge you to prayerfully send a message to this Republican heavy Congress. Explain that they must do what they promised to do while they can still do it. After all, “We the People” put them into office and “We the People” have an obligation to remove them from office when they are not acting in America’s best interest.
Urge Congress to elect a proven conservative for Speaker of the House.
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