Most people wake up with every day beginning with a simple prayer “Lord, please let today be even better than yesterday was and be filled with Your blessings”. And then you have days like today where you know that God is still in control of every part of this universe no matter what anybody else says, yet you have to sit and wonder WHY does evil and corruption and those who seem to thrive in that environment continue to come out on top, or at least seem to?
For the past two months, the Conservative residents of Mississippi have been fighting what seems now to be an unattainable goal of rooting out any and all of the corruption that has had a stranglehold upon our politics for decades. We were all in support of a man we all felt that God had placed in this most recent United States Senate election bid to help us attain that goal. I have no doubt that when the current sitting State Senator, Chris McDaniel, was “testing the political winds” and asking people across the state whether or not we thought he could possibly win IF he chose to throw his hat into the dirty politics of a bid for a United States Senate seat, that Chris KNEW without a shadow of a doubt what he would be facing. After all, he’s been a Mississippi State Senator for the past six years and is well acquainted with how “Mississippi politics” works. That being said, I don’t believe ANYBODY could have been prepared, minus the Lord Himself, for the tactics that have been used to defeat this man. “Dirty” just doesn’t cover it. Criminal comes closer to describing the actions of those who have stolen this election from all of us who voted our Conservative convictions.
Today, in Gulfport, Mississippi, Judge Hollis McGehee ruled to dismiss the lawsuit presented by Chris McDaniel’s legal team. McDaniel’s lawyers had presented evidence we believed, IF HEARD, would have overturned the run-off election results and the current GOP nominee, incumbent, Senator Thad Cochran, would have been replaced with the true Republican winner of that run-off, Senator Chris McDaniel. However, the Cochran legal team, in their dismissal edict, cited a 1959 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that said an election challenge must begin within 20 days of the election. McDaniel waited more than a month because their legal challenge was hampered by several counties who failed to certify their election results by the deadline issued from the Secretary of State’s office. It is my understanding that there are even still some results that the McDaniel team has not been allowed to inspect and verify.
I’ve read many comments on different posts there on Facebook from people expressing their utter and complete shock at this turn of events. Then there are those who like me, feel like “why even try” because it seems that no matter how hard you try and no matter what you do, you just can’t win. Then the very next moment, I see the pictures we have here of our precious grandchildren and I realize that we CAN’T just give up. These children and millions in America like them didn’t ask for all of this corruption. It’s OUR fault that things have gotten as bad as they have in America because we’ve chosen apathy and complacency over being vigilant and watchful of what those whom we have elected into office, from our county/city dog catcher (or animal control officer, as they are now known) all the way up to the President of the United States, have been doing and the laws they have been passing. Our precious children deserve the opportunity to live in the, what we thought was, free America that we all grew up in, the only difference would be that we can GUARANTEE that the America they grow up in will actually BE FREE, IF we can restore this country to the CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC that our Founding Fathers intended this nation to remain.
If you ever listened to any of Senator Chris McDaniel’s campaign speeches, that was his main point. We MUST regain the premise that The United States Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence ARE the laws of this land and they must be protected and USED as such! Chris has two small sons and his oldest son is just starting first grade and I know that Chris and his wife are only doing everything they can possibly do to ensure that their children have the opportunity that has been afforded to each and every one of us. Do your best in school, get a good education, learn all you can and go to school every day and make it to high school and then on to college and when you graduate, there will be every opportunity presented to you to achieve the American Dream. That is what I believe still brings millions of people around the world to want to come to America. No matter what those in the media tell us today, the majority of the immigrants that want to come to America, especially those who are doing it legally and through the proper channels, are doing so to provide a better life for themselves and their family members. And there are thousands and maybe millions of those who are entering illegally also wanting that same thing, but my opinion there is, they should be deported and sent home and made to come back into the country the legal way. That subject will open up another can of worms and I don’t want to get into that right now.
With today’s court decision, the Conservative movement here in Mississippi was dealt a knee-buckling blow. We have not been knocked out though and we are beginning to regain some of the breath that was knocked out of us. That is exactly how I felt when I heard the Judge make the statement that he was dismissing the case. At first, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and he proceeded to explain why he was dismissing the case and cited the ruling about filing the challenge within the 20-day time frame. Then came the anger that Thad Cochran and his backers have put us in this awful position to begin with. Next came the period of crying for what is at stake IF we can’t regain control of this country, and with the people like those who are pushing Cochran to run for his seventh term in the US Senate running this country, from behind the scenes, our country is being destroyed and “fundamentally transformed” into something it was NEVER meant to be and the freedoms we enjoyed as we were growing up and as our parents and grandparents enjoyed when they were growing up are gradually being stripped from us. What kind of country will this leave for our babies? I can hardly bare to even think about it without breaking down into sobs again. Our children deserve better from us. They can’t stand up and vote out this evil and corruption, so it’s up to those of us who should have been paying attention all along and those who are just turning 18 and gaining that all-important right to vote. I know, I know, I’ve also had the feeling of “what good does it do to vote”, in fact that feeling is what has kept me from voting and being involved in anything to do with politics for the past 30+ years. But now that I AM aware of what is taking place and what has taken place in the past, I am totally ASHAMED for the years of apathy. Is it too late? Only God knows for sure, but I DO believe that He has not given us the privilege of free will and freedom of choice to sit on our hands and do nothing and allow all of the evil to run rampant. Those of us who have been so apathetic and unengaged, and are now awakened, are striving to make up for lost time and are doing everything in our power to open the eyes of those who are still not paying attention and those who hear, but don’t actually “listen with ears that hear” what is being told to them.
Our country is being attacked from so many different directions now until it’s hard to know which issue deserves our attention. And the Bible tells us that in the end days there will be chaos everywhere. I firmly believe we are witnessing the days leading up to Jesus’ return and according to God’s Word, those chaotic days are only going to get much worse. Knowing what the Bible tells us about these end days, is still not an excuse to sit back and not try and stop the corruption and crime when we see it happening. That is exactly what team McDaniel has been trying to do, expose the corruption and criminal acts that have taken place here in the Republican election run-off that was held on June 24th. Chris has repeatedly stated this election challenge is about the integrity of the process. If we can’t have an honest, fair and legal election process, there is no hope for this country.
Mississippi GOP, Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, you should all know by now, but just in case you, don’t let me inform you…. You have RUINED ANY chance you had at “energizing” your political power base of Conservatives here in the State of Mississippi! And as far as I’m concerned, and as many thousands of other MS Conservatives are concerned, THERE WILL BE NO GROUP HUG for us to “get over it” and vote to re-elect Thad Cochran to the US Senate! I have read many comments by fellow MS Conservatives stating the fact that we were called racists and demonized to be haters of blacks, Hispanics and women, not to mention the many other vial things, is not something that very many of us are willing to forgive and forget. We will not sit down, shut up, move on, NOR get over it! We have remained silent for far too long and allowed those in the leadership positions of the GOP to ignore our wishes, and our pleas, and force upon us a “moderate” Republican as the GOP nominee for practically every office from the state level up to and including the Presidency and we will NOT HAVE IT ANY LONGER! So you had better get use to the fact that no matter what YOUR wishes on the matter are, WE ARE HERE TO STAY and we will CONTINUE TO BE THE THORN IN YOUR SIDE until you realize that YOU have left your party’s platform and return the Republican party to that Conservative based platform. We have NOT left the party platform, YOU have abandoned that platform and us in the process!
As for me, I still don’t know what I will do with my vote for US Senate come November 2014. I am still praying fervently about this decision and I may not know the answer until I’m standing in front of that voting machine and ready to touch that screen to cast that vote, but I DO know one thing, that Senator Thad Cochran WILL NOT be the recipient of that prized possession that only me, myself, and I, have control over! And I know I’m not alone in my frustrations and indecision, there are thousands of us here in Mississippi and WE WILL BE HEARD ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!!!!
Until next time, folks, stay safe, happy, and healthy and may the Lord shine His BLESSINGS upon you, your family and your friends…