The current Pennsylvania Senate race reveals the depths to which the two-party system in America has descended. The two candidates represent the conclusion of uniparty politics: one is a spineless snake; the other is John Fetterman.
The Wicked Wizard of Oz
Mehmet Oz’s strategy during the primary race was to capitalize on the Republican voter base’s infatuation with electing the candidate with “the best chance” of beating the Democrat. “President Trump endorsed me over David McCormick because I’m a conservative outsider who is tough on China, and I’m the most likely candidate to beat the Democrats in the general election this fall,” said Oz.
Unsurprisingly, this unbiblical “lesser of two evils” mindset simply perpetuates evil choices, leaving us with noxious options all around.
Now, in his quest to beat Fetterman, Oz is playing the politician by posturing as a true “conservative.”
But Dr. Oz is simply another token conservative, rubberstamped by Donald Trump, the supposed expert identifier of “RINO’s” (Republicans-in-Name-Only).
But it’s time to jettison the RINO moniker. The appellation gives the Republican Party too much credit. It makes it seem like the Republican label is worth posturing for.
The Republican Party, even the “MAGA” branch, promotes forced taxation, government education, abortion on occasion, and big government spending. I don’t care if someone is a Republican-in-Name-Only or a Republican-in-Practice-Also. Both are useless in improving our society.
But Oz can play-act the part. “I’m pro-life. Life starts at conception,” he said. “That’s how I feel.” His website boldly (read: strategically) states that he is “100% Pro-Life.”
And yet Oz rejects the biblical standard for murder — “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death” (Lev. 24:17). “There should not be criminal penalties for doctors or women regarding abortion,” Oz said at a Sept. 6 news conference in Philadelphia.
He added that he supports abortion (i.e., murder) in cases of rape or incest.
So much for that 100% pro-life claim.
And then there is the fact that Oz has been a “pioneer” in the transgender movement. Though some of his old videos have been removed from websites, the truth remains: Oz promoted transgenderism on his television show before it was “cool.” In 2010, the pagan group GLAAD released a statement applauding “Dr. Oz and his producers for providing an exemplary discussion of gender identity, unprecedented in its refrain from an intrusive focus on anatomy.” (Ah, yes, that pesky anatomy—why on earth would a medical doctor focus on that?)
If Oz has truly changed, where is the sackcloth and ashes?
Sadly, instead of seeing repentance from Oz, all we have witnessed is political maneuvering.
The Other Guy
Admittedly, Fetterman’s platform is just about as debased as possible. He views a woman’s “right” to murder/abort her offspring as sacred and non-negotiable. He wants to increase forced taxation to fund a socialist health care system in America. He lists solemnizing “same-sex weddings” as one of his “proudest moments as mayor.” And he wants to abandon fossil fuels and transition to “clean energy as quickly as possible.”
There is no question Fetterman’s far-left agenda will lead to evil in our state.
But so will electing a snake like Oz.
Both political parties love to play on the voters’ fears about the “other” side. Both political parties are happy for voters to compromise on the “lesser of two evils,” further entrenching establishment politics in our nation. And sadly, the voters are on board.
The politicians spew falsehoods, and the civil leaders rule by their own authority. The people love to have it so. But what will we do when the end comes?
There might just be some life left in the United States of America, but only if God is merciful to a nation full of the shedding of innocent blood and the sexual mutilation of teenagers.
Perhaps the end of our nation will come when both parties degrade into an indistinguishable quagmire of statism and bureaucracy. Perhaps the end will come when we reach the depths of depravity plumbed by eugenicists and sexual perverts. Perhaps the end will come when we subvert the foundation of society, the family.
Wait. I think we are already there.
The road forward will not be easy, but the only way to begin to get out of this mess is to start standing on principle. Voting for Oz is not part of the solution—it’s part of the problem.
I’ll go a step further: the Republican Party is not part of the solution—it’s part of the problem. But the voters, feeding on the fantasy that compromising now will help them later, are filling their hearts and minds with the saccharin that is godless politics.
The only solution is to return to the Law-Word of God for all matters, including the political realm. Any other solution, no matter how “pragmatic” it appears, is a broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it.