Who is the outsider?


On Sept. 26th there was a primary runoff for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the sovereign state of Alabama. It pitted incumbent, appointed Senator Luther Strange against the ultimate outsider, former Chief Justice Roy Moore. I call him the ultimate outsider, because even though the people of Alabama keep electing him, the political insiders keep removing him from office. Twice they have done this, in 2003 & 2016. It was believed necessary by the establishment because Judge Moore refused to surrender his fidelity to both the Constitution and Biblical Christianity. In 2003, it was over a Ten Commandments monument he had erected in the Alabama Judicial Building. I was privileged to be there during the public outcry to keep it in place. In 2016, it was because he refused to order his district judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in defiance of the federal courts.

Mr. Trump ran as an outsider, and in demeanor and combativeness, he certainly is. But when it comes to defying the prevailing political and social order in Washington, he goes to Alabama to campaign for Strange. Strange Indeed! Our Christian VP, Mr. Pence also made the trek to the “Heart of Dixie”. Are we to conclude that a multi-billionaire industrialist from NYC might not be the “horse” to ride to victory in the long struggle to return de-centralized, law based, honest government to our land.

Christians, can we learn that politicians who proclaim their faith, are not nearly as trustworthy in the heat of the struggle as those who live it?

Carl Edwards