An Excellent Spirit has steadfastly prayed for President Obama, his wife and children for the last 4 years. We take seriously the Word of God to Pray for your leaders. “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority. . . .” (I Timothy 2:1-2) Verse 3 says, “This is good and pleases God our Savior.” Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord. . . .” The Apostle Paul was steadfast when he urged “that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone,“ in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, including “kings and all those in authority, that we may live peacefully and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” Romans 13:1 directs “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” The author of Hebrews encouraged Christians on the behalf of leaders then and now to “[p]ray for us, for our conscience to be clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do,” (13:18-19 NLT).
Having said all that, there is a troubling, ominous specter on the social media directed at assassinating Mitt Romney. It appears to be real and possible, directed with malice and rage at the man the lamestream media portrays as a cruel, wife killing rich man who wants women back in the stone age and dislikes the rest of us. An Excellent Spirit has reported on the alarming rise of violence in the Occupy movement. We have noted the rise in Union violence by workers that cannot get their way. Here and here.
An Excellent Spirit saw these stories and they are more than a little alarming. Brietbart: “Early Friday morning, thugs presumably supporting President Obama beat up the son of Wisconsin State Senator Neal Kedzie outside of his apartment in Whitewater. Kedzie caught the two men removing a Romney sign outside of his apartment around two o’clock in the morning. After telling them to put the signs back, one of the thugs attacked Kedzie and then put him in a choke hold and continued to beat his head. Read the whole thing here. Examiner.com, an Internet news site has this story : “Despite the majority of news media outlets ignoring the story, a law enforcement source claims that the Tweets by Obama supporters calling for the murder — assassination — of Mitt Romney increased in their numbers and in their severity after Tuesday night’s presidential debate. Other supporters are threatening civil unrest in U.S. cities should Obama lose the White House.” “The police source said that it’s widely known in the law enforcement and intelligence communities that President Barack Obama’s rabid supporters say they will kill GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the election less than three weeks away. Many believe they are empty threats, but remain concerned.” Go here to read it all. Twitchy, a site that keeps track of the Twitter universe has been carrying “kill Romney threats for weeks. We warn our readers: the language is not suitable for children and we only post it because of the severity of the threats. Godfather Politics had this story: “Before, during, and after the debate, Twitter exploded with comments calling for Romney’s assassination. Most of the comments contained some level of profanity. Some of the more benign comments were “I’m gonna murder Romney right now,” and (misspellings included) “Somebody needs to asassinate This mofo Romney.” We’ve been reassured by a group called Think Progress, more or less a front group for the Obama campaign and closely aligned with Media Matters, that no one should be concerned, and only those that draw attention to the comments are to blame. Think Progress had an article accusing the Drudge Report of “stirring up another race-baiting conspiracy theory” for simply linking to articles that show Obama supporters on Twitter commenting about how they want to murder Romney. These were legitimate tweets by legitimate Twitter users. This isn’t a “conspiracy theory.” People were calling for Romney’s assassination if he wins.” Go here. Finally, we have this from Digital Journal.com “Death threats are being issued against the Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Twitter. Several websites that reported death threats against Romney on Twitter before the presidential debate are now reporting an upsurge in threats following the debate. According to the website Infowars, that claims it is non-partisan, Twitter “exploded” after the last presidential debate with several threats from alleged Obama supporters to assassinate Mitt Romney if he wins the general election. Infowars reports several instances of Twitter users issuing direct death threats against Romney after the last presidential debate.” Read more here. An Excellent Spirit has lived through three assassinations (JFK in 1963, Martin Luther King and RFK in 1968) Then, as now, there were huge divisions, passions and violence was in the air. The nut jobs and the jerks all too often conceal real killers and tragedy follows.
An Excellent Spirit knows one way to deal with all this. The Secret Service (charged with protection of the President and those running for the office) and the FBI (assassination is a federal crime) must investigate, arrest and charge anyone making a credible threat such as the ones we have posted. If they do, An Excellent Spirit knows that the threats will abate. If they do not and anything happens, these agencies will be complicit. All America knows what these tragedies do the national spirit. This must be dealt with and quickly.
Pray for all candidates, all public officials, all law enforcement and for The United States Of America and for “we”, the people! VOTE on November 6th!