In 2008 and 2012 “ninety-six-percent” of the Blacks who voted in the Presidential elections voted for Barack Obama. However, they did not vote for President Obama for “Black Privilege”. Blacks sought societal fairness and “social-justice” for all Americans. In fact, Blacks knew that President Obama would be “just and fair-minded” to all Americans. And, at the same time, he would be limited in his abilities to remedied “past and present” inequities leveled against Blacks and other minorities. But, on the other hand, this is precisely why Republican leaders in both the Senate and House of Representatives emphatically declared that their objective was to make President Obama a “One-Term-President”, and furthermore, would “politically” obstruct his efforts to accomplish anything of substance. The White House is painted White and is called The White House both for “physical-symbolic” and real life reasons or consequences. This is why the “Birther-Movement” was instituted by Republicans and Donald J. Trump, in particular. The “Birther-Movement” was simply an ungodly attempt at “politically” delegitimizing the election of a “Black man and his family” to reside in The White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In the 2016 Presidential election, the majority of Trump voters were not working class. In fact, four out of five Christian Right “White” Evangelicals voted for Donald J. Trump. During the Republican Party Primary, Trump voters were mostly affluent Whites. Forty-two percent of White women voters, voted for Trump. Fifty-three percent of White males voted for Trump. Amazingly for some “strange and contestable” reason (s) twenty-nine percent of Hispanic voters also voted for Trump. Apparently, “Trump-Hispanic-Voters” did not watch neither did they understand Trump’s announcement speech. Or, in fact, they must not have understood his “psychotic-feelings” (Nut-Case-Reaction) toward Hispanics and other minorities. America cannot be made “White Again”. The White only signs still remain indelibly in the hearts and minds of some Whites, but we pray and diligently work toward the physical “White Only Signs” never returning. The slogan “Make America Great Again” is an attempt at bringing back the “past”, which in turn was not good, for Whites, Blacks, or any other cultural minority group. America has always been the greatest nation-state that has ever existed yesterday or today; and all Americans should pray that it remains so in the future. Let’s pray that Republican Party Officials do not allow President Trump to destroy our sacred democratic institutions based upon the principle of: “In God We Trust”. Apparently, too many Republican Loyalists and Christian Right Evangelicals are placing their trust in the “I, and only I can fix it man” (President Donald J. Trump), rather than Almighty God. America is a multi-cultural society forever, and forever, because no individual or nation can turn back the “hands of time”. Time marches on, because TIME belongs to God! But, “free-will-choices” belong to each individual.
Question: What transforms a house into a home is love and self-sacrifice. Likewise, what transforms a collection of diverse individuals, families and different socio-cultural-groupings into a cohesive democratic nation-state are a “just” body of Constitutional laws as well as all, a spiritual understanding of the ultimate meaning of life: “I Am My Brother’s Keeper”, not my brother’s killer. Reference: The Biblical Cain and Abel story as recorded in the book of Genesis.
The election of Donald J. Trump has propelled American society into a morally-confused-state of internal political chaos, external leadership decline, distrust, and utter disrespect. Moreover, President Trump’s “leadership-mentality-style” has threatened international (world) moral order. Every ungodly “divisive” political declaration and “devilish” promise made by Donald J. Trump during the Republican Party Primary is being institutionalized as a “new-world-order” that only he and President Putin will control. Wake-up America, and behold the impending destruction that is nipping and knocking at the very moral fiber of our nation. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus was weak through the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh…” (Romans 8: 2-3). As a nation-state, we are all guilty and responsible for the state of our national politics, political party system, as well as the election of President Donald J. Trump. United we stand, divided we fall. We have allowed an “ungodly-chasm” to develop in our society and its democratic institutions because of the love of power, money, and sex (PMS). “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12: 1-2).
America, before it is too late, the “eternal” lights go out for each individual, and the final “curtain” comes down, know full well: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27). Let’s remove the foolishness out of our “democratic” governmental institutions because: “Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor.” (Proverbs 14: 9). The foundation of “foolishness” is lying, dealing in illicit monetary transactions, dealing in unnatural pleasures, and having an “aught” with your fellowman.
America, God is pleading with you in these “trying-morally-challenging-times”, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” (1 Peter 5: 8-9). When godly individuals are determined to do well (good), who can stop them, because: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” Selah.
Bobby E. Mills is an accomplished college professor and public sector administrator. He earned a B.D. degree in Theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York and a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Syracuse University, New York. He has written and published numerous professional articles concerning the pressing social ills confronting American society.