I Am The Only True Republican

Four years ago I registered as a Republican. I had been a Democrat. I made this move in order to block the Christian and Jewish Zionists from making John and Jessie Fremont’s party their holy sanctuary. I ordered the neo-Confederate Zionists, and their foreign allies to – GET OUT OF THE PARTY OF MY KINFOLK! Dos this really matter? To holier-then-thou crowd this matters a whole bunch. Above are cartoons demonizing the new Republican Party by conservative Christians in the Red States who want to keep their slaves. Below is a case why Jesus would be a Republican, and not a Democrat. Mere men have been moving Jesus about on their political chessboard, rendering the Son of God a major Flip-Flopper!

One thing is for sure, Jessie and John Fremont are behind me all the way – as well as Joaquin Miller who built a monument to Fremont in the hills above the Stuttmeister farm.

Jon Presco

“There are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether
it’s Hindu,

Buddha, Allah — that his [McCain’s] opponent wins, for a variety of
reasons,” said Arnold Conrad, former pastor of Grave Evangelical Free Church.
“And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation because they’re going
to think that their god is bigger than you if that happens. So I pray that you
will step forward and honor your own name in all that happens between now and
Election Day.”

Description: Abraham Lincoln’s supporters are portrayed as radicals and eccentrics of various stripes. The satire is loosely based on an anti-Fremont cartoon from the previous presidential race, “The Great Republican Reform Party” (no. 1856-22), also issued by Nathaniel Currier.

Here Lincoln, sitting astride a wooden rail borne by Horace Greeley, leads his followers toward a lunatic asylum. Greeley instructs him, “Hold on to me Abe, and we’ll go in here by the unanimous consent of the people.” Lincoln exhorts his followers, “Now my friends I’m almost in, and the millennium is going to begin, so ask what you will and it shall be granted.”

At the head of the group is a bearded man, arm-in-arm with a woman and a Mormon. He claims to “represent the free love element, and expect to have free license to carry out its principles.” The woman looks at Lincoln, saying “Oh! what a beautiful man he is, I feel a passionate attraction’ every time I see his lovely face.” The Mormon adds, “I want religion abolished and the book of Mormon made the standard of morality.”

They are followed by a dandified free black, who announces, “De white man hab no rights dat cullud pussons am bound to spect’ I want dat understood.” Behind him an aging suffragette says, “I want womans rights enforced, and man reduced in subjection to her authority.” Next a ragged socialist or Fourierist, holding a liquor bottle, asserts, “I want everybody to have a share of everybody elses property.”

At the end of the group are three hooligans, one demanding “a hotel established by government, where people that aint inclined to work, can board free of expense, and be found in rum and tobacco.” The second, a thief, wants “the right to examine every other citizen’s pockets without interruption by Policemen.” The last, an Irish street tough, says, “I want all the stations houses burned up, and the M.P.s killed, so that the bohoys can run with the machine and have a muss when they please.”
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Look at the line-up. It could have been done yesterday by a Freeper: The “leftist” president promising givaways to his followers; a sexual deviant (then: free lover, now: gays), a flighty person obsessed with celebrity or charisma; a religious deviant (then: Mormons, now: secularists); a grasping, uppity minority, a feminazi, a “soak the rich” commie; criminals, shiftless layabouts, and terrorists.

(“The Great Republican Reform Party Calling on their Candidate”, an 1856 print which is a political cartoon about John C. Frémont, the first Republican party candidate for president of the United States. In the 1840’s and 1850’s, radical social reform movements (such as slavery abolitionism, alcohol prohibitionism, pacifism, socialism, and after 1848, feminism) and/or what were considered eccentric currents of thought (such as Transcendentalism, Mormonism, Oneida, “spirit-rappers” or Spiritualism, etc.) were sometimes stigmatized by being lumped together as “the Isms”. Southerners often prided themselves on the American South being free from all of the pernicious Isms (except for alcohol temperance campaigning, which was fully compatible with traditional Protestant fundamentalism). For example, on Sept. 5th and 9th 1856, the Richmond, Virginia Examiner ran editorials on “Our Enemies, the Isms and their Purposes”, while in 1858 “Parson” Brownlow” called for a “Missionary Society of the South, for the Conversion of the Freedom Shriekers, Spiritualists, Free-lovers, Fourierites, and Infidel Reformers of the North” (reference: The Freedom-of-thought Struggle in the Old South by Clement Eaton). And George Fitzhugh wrote “Why have you Bloomers and Women’s Right’s men, and strong-minded women, and Mormons, and anti-renters, and ‘vote myself a farm’ men, Millerites, and Spiritual Rappers, and Shakers, and Widow Wakemanites, and Agrarians, and Grahamites, and a thousand other superstitious and infidel Isms at the North? Why is there faith in nothing, speculation about everything?”[1]
This cartoon seeks to stigmatize the Fremont campaign and the Republican party (which was the first broadly-successful political party in United States history to firmly and unyieldingly oppose all attempts at the geographical expansion of slavery) by associating them with the “Isms”, most of which were politically very controversial (and some of which were considered to be offensively immoral by many) at the time. The advocates of the Isms are shown making demands on Fremont:

ohn Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American
military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the
office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate
of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery

In 1856, Frémont’s antislavery position was instrumental in his being chosen as
the first-ever Republican candidate for President. Jessie played an extremely
active role in the campaign, rallying support for her husband. One particular
campaign slogan read, “Frémont and Jessie too.” Her father, however, a lifelong
Democrat, refused to endorse her husband’s bid for the presidency.

One of the most impressive feats of her political career came shortly after
Frémont lost his position during the Civil War for issuing his own edict of
emancipation, summarily freeing all of the slaves in Missouri, which antedated
Lincoln’s own Emancipation Proclamation. Jessie actually traveled to Washington,
and pleaded with Lincoln on behalf of her husband, but to no avail.

A great supporter of her husband, who was one of the first two Senators of the
new U.S. state of California and a Governor of the Territory of Arizona, she was
outspoken on political issues and a determined opponent of slavery, which was
excluded from the formation of California. By maintaining a high level of
political involvement during a period that was extremely unfavorable for women,
Jessie Benton Frémont proved herself to be years ahead of her time.
Leading Radical Republicans

John C. Frémont: the 1864 U.S. presidential candidate of the Radical
Republicans.
John Bingham: U.S. Representative from Ohio and principal framer of the
Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

William Gannaway Brownlow: publisher of the Knoxville Whig; Tennessee Governor;
U.S. Senator
Benjamin Butler: Massachusetts politician-soldier; hated by rebels for restoring
control in New Orleans.
Zachariah Chandler: U.S. Senator from Michigan and Secretary of the Interior
under Ulysses S. Grant.

“As Houston saw it, Texas would gain some significant advantages from
a British alliance. If emancipation was required, Texas could bring
in large numbers of European settlers to replace blacks as laborers.
Houston would go down as the founder of a great continental power.”

The Lord Would Certainly Not Be a Democrat
There is one thing certain we can state, based upon the integrity of Bible truth. Jesus would never endorse or be a member of any party whose platform supports abortion, gay rights, and a general hostility to Bible-believing Christians.
Another thing can be confidently stated, based upon observations of current facts about American politics. The Democrat Party would never have Jesus as a member. Much of the basis for that observation is found in the issues mentioned above.
The Democrats’ leadership consistently supports abortion–or, as they term it, “the right to choose.” They continue to support homosexual activists and their “gay rights” causes, a debased, debauched lifestyle that God calls abominable. Democrats defend pornography as art that comes under the heading of “free speech.”
This political party comes down on the side of liberal federal judges who have ruled that God should be thrown out of the public places of America. These judges –and the Democratic Party by supporting them–declare “The Ten Commandments,” “In God We Trust” on our currency, and “One nation, under God” in the “Pledge of Allegiance” dangerous to our school children and our society.
This party champions taking ever-increasing tax money from the pockets of those who work to give to those who won’t work, even if they have opportunity. Thus there has been created a dependent welfare class that trillions of dollars of taxpayers’ money since the implementation of “The Great Society’s WarÝ on Poverty” –instituted by a Democratic president and a mostly Democratic Congress– has not been able to improve. Catering to a welfare class -and that means people who refuse to make a genuine effort to work, even though they are healthy–violates a basic precept of God’s Word, the Bible.
“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2 Thess. 3:10).
The Democratic Party continues to be led by those who believe pacifism is the easiest pathway to world peace. They constantly do all within their power to support legislative action designed to disarm the military of the US and the American public. Again, that woolly-minded leadership violates basic biblical precepts. Jesus spoke about being vigilant and prepared to defend one’s home: “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house” (Matt. 12:29).
Jesus would never be invited to be keynote speaker at the Democratic NationalÝ Convention, that’s for sure!

Jesus Would Not Be a Republican
We can say with equal certainty that Jesus would not be a card-carrying member of the Republican Party. The Grand Old Party may share many values that can be traced back to the Bible, but it is still the GOP, not the GOD party. Because the party is run by corrupt man, a perfect and Holy God would never lend His credibility to that or any other earthly organization.
The Republican Party has been branded by the Democrats to be the “party of greed.” This label is not stamped without a degree of legitimacy. Man is a greedy being in his fallen state. Politicians within both major parties use the love of money to step on the backs of those they are supposed to serve. There are few innocent of power-grabbing for riches within the American political process.
When it gets down to the bare facts, the only advantage the Republican Party offers is that it is the lesser of two evils.
Even so, the Republican Party brings to the legislative table in America a much safer, more sound course of governing, in our view. The GOP, for the most part, opposes abortion, legitimizing homosexuality as equal to heterosexual relationships, and huge programs that create and perpetuate destructive, mammoth social programs (welfare in nature, based upon the definition of welfare given above). That party is, by and large, in favor ofÝa strong national defense, national sovereignty, and keeping God’s name at the heart of our national character.
That said, humanism remains at the core of the GOP’s, or any party’s, attempts to rule. This means that it, like its Democratic counterpart, is fatally flawed. To be specific, sin reigns supreme within its ranks because human beings, most wanting to see their star rise above all other stars, as often as not throw character and integrity aside to achieve goals–usually of a self-serving nature. Again, ends justify means in the political process.

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