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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
TEXAS ELECTOR TO RESIGN RATHER THAN VOTE TRUMP: "I DO NOT SEE HOW DONALD TRUMP IS BIBLICALLY QUALIFIED"
RECRUITED AS AN ELECTOR PRECISELY TO VOTE AGAINST TRUMP ALLEGED "CHRISTIAN" & ELECTORAL COLLEGE TRADITIONALIST: TRAITOR FROM AT LEAST 2010
EXCERPT: "Art Sisneroshad a plan when he signed up to be a Republican elector from Texas: “causing chaos.” A self-described member of the “liberty movement,” Sisneros says he was recruited precisely to cast his electoral vote against Donald Trump. He told POLITICO he considered casting his electors vote for Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, a creative way to subvert the process while still fulfilling the oath he took to support the “Trump-Pence” ticket. But he shelved the plan when other like-minded elector candidates failed to win GOP seats. Part of his effort, he said, was to highlight the fact that the Electoral College has been reduced to “rubber-stamping” the popular vote rather than its original intent: the body constitutionally charged with selecting presidential candidates in the first place."
"If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President. I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God. The reality is Trump will be our President, no matter what my decision is. Many are furious that I am willing to have this discussion publicly. Personally, I wish more civil officers would be honest about their convictions. Assuming a Trump Presidency is their ultimate goal, they will get that. The problem is, that isn’t what they want. They want a democracy. They will threaten to kill anyone who challenges their power to vote for Skittles for dinner. That is evidence alone to prove that our republic is lost. The shell may remain, but in the hearts of the people and functionality of the system our republic is gone. I also believe that a pledge is a man’s word that he will follow through on something he committed to. God’s Word is clear we should all “let our ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and our ‘no,’s ‘no.” I believe to resign is to honor the intent of the pledge as it relates to the people of my district. Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an Elector."
DAYTON, Texas —An elector in Texas has announced that he has chosen to resign his position rather than vote for Donald Trump as an electorate.
“I do not see how Donald Trump is biblically qualified to serve in the office of the presidency,” Art Sisneros wrote on Saturday in his blog “The Blessed Path: Delighting in the Law of the Lord.” “Of the hundreds of angry messages that I have received, not one has made a convincing case from Scripture otherwise. If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I cannot and will not vote for Donald Trump for president.”
Sisneros had also outlined earlier this month that he does not believe in voting for the lesser of two evils, and pointed to the biblical qualifications for rulers as outlined in Exodus 18:21, 2 Samuel 23:3 and Deuteronomy 1:13.
“God has given us a standard for our civil rulers. They are to be men that fear Him and are to rule justly according His law. This has implications for both the rulers and those choosing them,” he wrote. “The Bible knows nothing of situational ethics; God and His Word do not change. If God tells us we must choose (vote for) a righteous man that fears Him, we are not free to attach an ‘unless’ to the end of that command.”
According to reports, Sisneros had previously been considering being a “faithless elector” after expressing objection to Trump, meaning that he would not cast his vote for Trump despite the candidate’s victory in the state. But he recalled that he had signed a pledge that he would vote for the winner, and regretted doing so, stating that it is “immoral” and “unlawful” that the GOP makes electors sign such an agreement.
“I was wrong in signing this pledge and not communicating to the body when I ran that my conscience would not be bound by it,” Sisneros wrote. “I honestly did not have the convictions about the original purpose of the Electoral College or the biblical qualifications until after I was an elector. The Bible calls this a rash oath and warns against making them.”
“The heart of this issue now is, does honoring the pledge cause me to sin? If it does, then I am obligated not to honor it. If it doesn’t, then I am obligated to honor it,” he said.
Sisneros concluded that the best choice would be to resign since he has objections to the way the Electoral College is run, and believes that it would be dishonoring to God for him to vote for Trump.
“Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an elector. This will allow the remaining body of electors to fill my vacancy when they convene on Dec 19 with someone that can vote for Trump,” he wrote. “The people will get their vote. They will get their Skittles for dinner. I will sleep well at night knowing I neither gave in to their demands nor caved to my convictions. I will also mourn the loss of our republic.”