Why will I be writing in Ben Sasse for president in 2016? Because he gets it. He is a constitutionalist first (party way down the list). He understands that cultural change and process will not happen through centralized legislation. He is conversant with and guided strongly by founding principles of political philosophy (he actually has one, which is almost entirely missing from politicians these days). Most importantly, he knows that how laws and decided (separation of powers, federalism, rule of law, checks and balances) is far more significant in a republican than what laws are decided (or which partisan side you are on).
Just listen to the man.
This year’s General Assembly passed a recommendation from the Administration Committee (who got it in turn from the Cooperative Ministries Committee) to erect a study committee on women’…
Source: Women’s Issues in the PCA
Perhaps the #NeverTrump debate among evangelicals may in fact boil down to this: should evangelicals be more worried about the nation or the church, the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of this world? Let’s be clear, voting for Trump, however purely strategic it happens to be, will result in a pro-Trump label for evangelicals (that’s how it will be uncharitably spun). So, how detrimental, shameful, consequential, to the church or kingdom of Jesus Christ will that be? If they reason it won’t be all that detrimental for the cause of Christ and reputation of his church, then a strategic choice to defeat Hillary may be prudent though painful. But if they think that it will be highly detrimental, then they will reason that a Hillary defeat gains little compared to the “mark of Trump” the church will have to bear in the aftermath of the election. Whatever an evangelical does, it seems to me that too few of them are worried about the heavenly kingdom’s reputation and goals and are singularly focused instead on the kingdom of this world.
By declaring that ‘sex’ in federal law actually means chosen gender identity, the Justice Department is putting all civil rights protections at risk.
Source: Suing North Carolina, Justice Department Confuses ‘Sex’ with ‘Gender Identity’ | The Stream