Quick note: this is the only post I intend to make on this blog about my political views. This blog is dedicated to my books and writing-related issues, and I plan to keep it that way.
If politics isn’t your thing, please skip.
That disclaimer aside, here we go:
I have been bogged down by fear for a long time because I know it’s not popular to be a Trump supporter. It’s popular support other people, but he’s not one of them. But it’s true. I am a Trump supporter. I voted for him in 2016, and I plan to vote for him in 2020. I understand why people don’t like him, but I do.
I’ve decided to come out with this because I’ve been stuck in fear for the past few years, and I need to get past that. I’ve been afraid that people will no longer want to read my books. I’ve been afraid that I’ll lose friends I’ve made online. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh (yeah, I like him, too) this past week, and he said that the majority of conservatives are afraid to speak up. Then I’ve been watching videos from people like Tim Pool and Karlyn Borysenko (whom I don’t see eye-to-eye on everything but enjoy the perspective they bring to the table). These three make valid points on the importance of speaking up. I’ve decided this is the time I’m going to do it. I’m worried for the future of the United States. I don’t want to see it go in the same direction countries like Cuba and Venezuela did. I like the US Constitution. No country is perfect, but freedom of speech, freedom to peacefully assembly, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, and law and order are things I value. I want these things to pass down to my children and their children.
The country is in serious trouble. People are divided (and some can argue that I’m attributing to that, which I’m not trying to do). Respect has flown out the window. I see the way some people talk to others, whether it be online or in person, and I am seeing how quickly things are unraveling. Some people aren’t even trying to be nice anymore. They’re screaming or throwing or hitting, and that is terrible. We are in a spiritual war. I study the Bible, and I see a lot of parallels between the nations that fell in the Old Testament and the things that are happening in this country today.
The thing that strikes me as odd, however, is how global the unrest seems to be. This puts a different aspect to things. I didn’t grow up believing that there was anything like the “end times” where things come together toward a one world government where everyone is forced to take some kind of mark in order to buy something. I came to believe in the Biblical end-times prophecy when I was in my 20s. I live in a small area, and right now, there are places where I can’t use cash. I’m also told I have to wear a mask in order to buy something in a store. I don’t know if we’re about to head into the end times scenario mentioned in the Book of Revelation, but I can see how that will all come into play. It used to be theoretical. Now it’s realistic.
I don’t know how things will go. A lot of this depends on prayer and what God’s people are going to do. I believe that President Trump is the best candidate to preserve the US Constitution. That’s why I’m voting for him.
I don’t get “messages” from God. I read the Bible, and I use that as my compass. There is an incidence, though, that might have been a time when I got a message from God. I had a feeling back in my very late 20s/very early 30s that the rapture was going to happen in my lifetime and that it was going to happen sooner than I expected. That “sooner” part was weird to me, but since this virus broke out across the world. I keep thinking everything is happening too soon. Things I never imagined last year are happening right before my eyes. Now, I don’t know if what I felt back then was really a “word from God” or not. I am not a prophet. This could have just been a random feeling that came upon me. I don’t know. I’d like to be right because I don’t want to be around for all of this, but if I’m wrong, it means I am wrong. God is always right, and the one place that is trustworthy is the Bible.
Anyway, I’ve been in a lot of turmoil since March over whether I should say something or just keep quiet, but over and over again, I keep getting this feeling that if I am going to be able to overcome my fears and live by faith, I need to come clean. And now that I have, I can move on.
If you decide that I’m crazy or that you don’t want to deal with me anymore, I understand. I’m not going to argue or debate with anyone. If you want to have a sincere discussion with me, I’m open to that. But I’m not going to go down the rabbit hole of name calling and personal attacks.
I’ll be going back to my usual blog posts from now on where I focus on my books and writing-related stuff. On Facebook, I still value that platform for the writing groups, so I’ll stick with writing and book stuff there, too. I have decided I need an outlet to express myself spiritually and politically, and I’ve chosen MeWe and Parler to do that. I put all that information in the “Where to Find Me” page on this blog.