President Trump was swept into office by a populist surge among an American electorate desperate to have someone looking out for regular citizens in Washington, D.C., instead of carrying water for powerful moneyed interests. His administration’s staunch support of religious liberty should further drive home the point to religious conservatives that, in an age of unprecedented hostility to traditional Christian and American values, an authentic anti-establishment change agent is a far more effective ally than a smiling professional Republican who promises every two and four years that he really truly “shares your values.”
Trump’s instinctual concern for the Americans forgotten by the globalist puppets who run so much of our government and powerful private institutions has made him an ideal champion for those who simply want to live by the tenets of their private religious faith in what once was called the Land of the Free. An NBC News and Columbia Journalism Investigations report affirms that Trump is the most resolute White House defender of religious liberty in the past two decades, a time in which this foundational freedom has been under unprecedented attack.
The report found that Trump’s Justice Department has submitted more friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of religious liberty issues than either the Obama or George W. Bush administration in its first two years in office. Whereas Bush’s ballyhooed “faith-based initiatives” in retrospect were no more than mere conservative-base window dressing on the part of a Republican president dedicated to big government, Trump’s actions in defense of religious liberty focus keenly on individual and private group rights.
The president’s support for a Colorado baker facing relentless attack by powerful homosexual rights forces backed by money-rich foundations highlights his willingness to stand up for the rights of the little guy. And his administration has been just as stalwart in defending the rights of traditional Christian organizations and private individuals to be part of the health care apparatus of this nation without violating their religious values.
“No Americans should be forced to choose between the dictates of the federal government and the tenets of their faith,” Trump said in May 2017 while heralding a new executive order on religious freedom. In October 2017 his administration eased the burdensome mandates of the Obama administration regarding private insurance coverage of contraception. In January 2018 Trump moved to protect health care providers who had deeply felt religious objections to providing abortion products and other services that violated their beliefs.
It’s crucial to remember that when Trump came into office there was real concern that pharmacists who held traditional pro-life Christian views would no longer be able to work in the United States. In Washington State, pharmacists who refused to hand out the “morning-after pill,” a known abortifacient, stood to lose their jobs.
It Takes an Anti-Globalist
Make no mistake, the threat is very real. Proponents of our newly established morality want to mandate compliance with the normalization of abortion. The highly influential Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research organization densely intertwined with Planned Parenthood, has released a policy statement declaring that Catholic hospitals that refuse to perform abortions, give out abortion referrals, sterilize patients, or engage in euthanasia are evidence of a conservative “weaponizing” of religious liberty that unfairly discriminates against the rights of those eager to partake in the Culture of Death.
A foundation dedicating $500,000 to destroy one Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake celebrating homosexual marriage and the raw institutional power of Planned Parenthood are proof that there is an elitist campaign well underway to break the simple religious faith of ordinary Americans. This is necessary to make way for a new societal sexual standard more compatible with the globalist order.
As such, it is beyond folly to expect an establishment politician to defend the personal freedoms of traditional Christians just because he has an “R” next to his name and spouts meaningless talking points every time an election rolls around. Our nation needed a populist advocate of the average citizen to conduct this battle.
“He has really fulfilled his campaign promises, and it’s been very refreshing to see that. I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made,” gushed pro-life Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) to Politico on Trump’s support for life issues. “These are actions by the executive branch, something that former pro-life presidents like George W. Bush did not do….”
If you support religious liberty for traditional Christians in our nation today, you are by definition anti-establishment. Do not look, then, to the creatures of the establishment to save you.