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This from former President Barack Obama, who “spelled out the importance of the Georgia runoff elections in no uncertain terms on Monday.” “The stakes could not be higher,” Obama warned on social media, urging voters to help Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock unseat Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in races that could ultimately determine who will win control the U.S. Senate. “We’re seeing how far some will go to retain power and threaten the fundamental principles of our democracy” wrote Obama.


We agree that, at this point, “the stakes could not be higher.” It looks like Joe Biden will move from the phony “Office of the President Elect” to the real and true “Office of the President of the United States” on January 20th, which is two weeks and a day away. It's hard to know what Joe will do, since Joe may not know himself. He has at times referred to Kamala Harris as “The President” (A bad thought process on any level, and add to that that she is one of the most liberal members of the Senate at this time.) But what about Georgia’s Democratic candidates?


Raphael Warnock is the very talented Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Dr. Martin Luther King once pastored. His beliefs include an America that is a fallen, corrupt nation, befouled by racism and besmirched by capitalism, making that crystal clear (at least according to some) in his 2013 book, “The Divided Mind of the Black Church” in which he praises Marxism and castigates “white capitalistic forces.” His mentor, the late James Hal Cone, was a controversial Black theologian who labeled White Christians as racist and White Christianity as “the Antichrist.” Rev. Warnock was chosen by Cone to give his eulogy, if that says anything. Pro-abortion, no voter ID, Jesus was an illegal immigrant, all-go on the green new deal, gun control, no border wall, and naturally, I suppose, restrict the use of police force. The fear here is that this man would pack the Supreme Court, flood our borders, and grant statehood in a way that would flip the Senate for the foreseeable future and dramatically change America to the point where America would no longer be America. And it’s pretty much the “same old song” with the other Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff. A rose by any other name is still a rose.


I agree with Barak Obama that the stakes could not be higher. But it is an outright lie that President Trump and the Republicans have “threatened the fundamental principles of our democracy.” They have rather upheld them. For four years the Democrats have attempted to overturn the election of Donald Trump, and now, with control of the Executive Branch in hand, with the power of the Legislative Branch in sight, and the possibility of reconstructing the Supreme Court, they can not only “Reshape” America, they can actually “Unshape” America.


We are a country with a Bill of Rights, and those rights are now in imminent peril. Hyperbole is obnoxious unless used deliberately and obviously to emphasize a truth, but it’s not hyperbole at all to say that America itself is “The Stakes” to which Obama referred, and this time, at least, Barak Obama is correct. “


Today in Georgia, the “Stakes” could not be higher!


Love to all,


Pastor

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