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Today, we welcome back to the program author, educator, apologist, religion and culture expert, Dr. Alex McFarland. His newest book, Stand Strong America: Courage, Freedom and Hope for Tomorrow co-authored with evangelist Jason Jimenez, addresses the idea that Americans are weary of the poor character and decisions of their leaders, who make laws that may not coincide with many Americans’ faith. The book is also available at AlexMcFarland.com.
In a recent email, the question was presented: Will we lose our religious liberties November 9? You have been concerned many Americans could wake a week from Wednesday and realize the outcome of the Election will have swift and lasting consequences on our freedoms.
McFarland has been quoted as saying,
“If liberal elites get their way, we will begin to lose our religious freedoms the day after the election. Eventually, we will lose any influence on the Supreme Court, and we will be buried further under the judgment of God because of the atrocities of abortion and the pushing aside of God-given gender and His design for marriage, family and relationships.
Alex has recently been talking about 8 voting considerations Americans should make before heading to the polls on November 8th. We discuss some of these on today’s broadcast:
- Remember that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.”
God can use any presidential candidate for His purpose; all candidates are flawed. Will we allow these flaws, which we all have, to make us cast a protest vote or not vote at all?
- Will my life be better or worse under this president?
McFarland has been gathering responses for his own “2016 Malaise Index,” an online survey that gauges Americans’ outlook on society. Hundreds of responses have been submitted at www.AlexMcFarland.com/survey. For example, when asked, “My outlook on the culture as a whole compared to 10 years ago is…,” about 96 percent report they feel “WORSE” about the culture, with the remaining reporting they feel “BETTER” or “THE SAME.”
- Will this president protect my religious freedom?
What are the candidates’ plans for preserving the religious liberties on which the country was founded, especially as more and more freedoms are being taken away?
- How will this candidate protect life?
Abortion, euthanasia and other life matters have historically been important issues for voters—and 2016 is no different. While the Republican platform is one of the most pro-life in the party’s history, the Democratic platform asserts that a woman has the right to abort her unborn child—a black mark on the nation since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
- Will this candidate protect our country?
The safety and defense of the country is of paramount importance. National security and recognition of those who seek to harm America must be a priority for the next president.
- Who will this president appoint to the Supreme Court?
Appointments to the Court have longstanding impact and is perhaps one of the most important considerations of the election. Justices appointed under the next president—whether liberal or conservative—will make long-lasting decisions for several decades.
- Will this president protect the financial resources with which God has entrusted us?
Many people are struggling in today’s economy, and many policies could be enacted to ease the financial burden on Americans. All human beings long to have the dignity that comes with providing for their family.
- Will I feel good about the decisions this president will make?
Overall, will I still be proud that I voted the way I did in four or eight years? And more importantly, did I carefully consider my vote in prayer?