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The Word Courier Annals- Soul Searching


Matthew 18:8-9 KJV Holy Bible

8) Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
9) And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee: it is better to enter into life with one eye than having two eyes to be cast into hellfire.

Americans delivered the Republican party a Godsend in the guise of a seven million differential popular vote thumping and 306-232 Electoral College beatdown of Donald Trump in the 2020 general election. And we did this even as Republicans increased their numbers (though still a minority) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Voters paved a way to prevent a Republican party titanic sinking with its wayward ships’ captain Donald J. Trump. Among them the Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT) unabashedly supported Sen. Joe Biden for president. They recognized the rampant spread of the Trumpian cancer would in time turn the Republican body into a corpse.

Black voters, independents and moderates led the charge to dump Trump. And enough though not most Republicans joined in. To the Republican party, we who played a part in this simply respond as such: "your welcome." Some among the party leadership don’t feel grateful. Their thanklessness is due to a lack of perspective. It seems at least 100 party house members and the Attorney General in 17 states need a different outlook.

Fortunately, our Lord provides such. Jesus tells us in no uncertain terms that we need to do away with that which can send us down the wrong path- no matter how much it hurts. (see Matthew 18:8-9) He said these things regarding the survival of our very souls. He was not talking about politics. And neither is this column.

Sen Joe Biden correctly stated during the campaign the election was about the soul of this nation. It wasn’t about court appointments, tax breaks, immigration or abortion. It was about who and what are we going to be as a people and as a country.

Will we as citizens project hostility, intimidation, and violence towards those who differ from us in even the slightest regard? Or will we find a way to peaceably move forward even when not in agreement?

As such, we the people clearly decided to remove the offending hands, feet and eyes from our collective body. Now, certain remaining Republican party leaders need to follow suit unless they’re comfortable being flunkeys to an autocrat who represents everything against stated Republican values.

The party at its best displayed leadership. Ronald Reagan confronted rather than colluded with a hostile Russian state. Abraham Lincoln eventually took the right position on the slavery issue. Theodore Roosevelt established the national parks.

If the party is to return to any semblance of such accomplishment, they must shed soul stagnating stuff. Donald Trump’s filthy eyes should be plucked from among them. His hands bloodied by caged children, and 300,000 mostly preventable Covid-19 deaths should be cast off from out of their midst. And his feet marching us towards dictatorship, death and destruction should be severed never again to enjoin the body politic. No pain- No gain.

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