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It Will Be Hard for Biden to Undo Trump’s Gains. But Be Prepared.

bidenEven if President Donald Trump isn’t in the White House for the next four years, he’s leaving the next president with a whole lot to remember him by.

As the days tick on, more liberals are starting to realize that even if Joe Biden wins, upending all that Trump did will be a much harder climb than many people thought. The roots of this administration’s policy run deep, and pulling them up will be a long, difficult slog—if the Democrat can manage it at all.

“There’s this assumption in Washington,” former Obama official Jim Messina said, “that it’s all going to change, and I just don’t think that’s how things work.” Not only is wholesale change going to be difficult to come by, he suspects, but it’s not what the American people want.

Just look at the GOP’s gains in state houses, governors’ mansions, and Congress. This election wasn’t a repudiation of the conservative message. If anything, it was a warning to the far left to put its extremism in park.

Are there things Biden could do right away? Absolutely. He’s already committed to throwing open the doors to taxpayer-funded abortion, reinstating former President Barack Obama’s transgender school mandate, and crushing freedom with a laundry list of health care orders.

But here’s the beauty of Trump’s legacy: We now have courts at every level dominated by constitutionalists who will be more than happy to respond when the Biden administration oversteps its authority.

“The ability of Biden to act, compared to where Trump has acted on executive power,” Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute warned, “may be very significantly constrained.” Even appointing hardcore liberals to key posts will be difficult if the GOP hangs on to the Senate.

Outlets like the HuffPost are already wringing their hands over the depth of Trump’s policies. Undoing what he’s been able to accomplish on issues like life “won’t be easy.” Especially on things like the Mexico City Policy, which bans overseas abortion funding, rescinding the farthest-reaching orders of its kind “is not like turning a light switch on and off,” lamented one international abortion activist.

As the HuffPost points out, “President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence not only reinstated the gag rule on day one of Trump’s presidency (an expected move from a Republican president), Trump expanded it twice and is currently looking to expand it once more before his term ends.”

This won’t be like past presidential handoffs, Alanna Vagianos complains. The “lasting effects” of this president’s pro-life stance—not just here, but around the world—will take years to erase.

But don’t expect the hard left to cut Biden’s team a break. It’s waited too long and despises conservative values too much to let a chance like this slip away. Even now, groups like the Human Rights Campaign are already out with their long lists of demands. And marginalizing Christians is priority number one.

“If there is a Biden administration,” Albert Mohler points out, “it will be, by Joe Biden’s own pledge, the most LGBTQ-positive administration in history.” But, he shakes his head in amazement, “at least we know what the game plan is.”

“I’m astounded,” Mohler went on, “at how clear and candid they are. It’s like discovering the German battle plans for the invasion of France. We’ve been told exactly what they intend in terms of stripping Christian schools of accreditation [and the] fundamental assault on religious liberty.”

They’re coming for Christian schools, colleges, and seminaries, he warns, and it will be an assault like we’ve never seen before. It’s right there in black and white, Mohler insisted.

“They want to force the Biden administration to use the power of executive orders through the Department of Education to deny any school that stands against the LGBTQ revolution [their] accreditation.”

And maybe there are Christians who say, “Well, no big deal.” It’s a huge deal, Mohler argued.

Accreditation has everything to do with “whether your school can accept students from the GI Bill, whether or not your school can participate in federal student aid programs. My school does not … but hundreds of Christian schools do. And whether or not your degrees and credits will be recognized to transfer to another institution or [whether] your graduates [are] able to apply to a graduation program elsewhere … This is the worldview conflict we’re facing.”

The only way a religious school will be recognized is if it folds on biblical teaching. “You’d have to recognize homosexuality [and transgenderism in housing and student life]. You’d have to recognize same-sex marriage. You’d have to hire without regard to a Christian understanding of sexuality. You’d have to deny science … in sexual identity and gender identity.”

Honestly, Mohler said, “the further you look at this document, the more you realize it really is diabolical.”

The problem is, people aren’t paying attention. Too many of them have their eyes glued to the election to look deeper at what Biden is proposing. Secondly, too many Americans are out there believing, “Oh, Biden would never do that.” I’m here to tell you he will. This is not theoretical.

“I think most American conservative Christians just don’t have any idea how all of the things that they’ve celebrated for the last four years are [all endangered],” Mohler agreed.

So what do we do about it? Well, as he said, “Knowledge is power.” If the enemy’s given you their war plan, there’s no excuse for not dealing with it. Christians need to come to grips with what’s coming.

If the Biden administration has a chance, it’s going to move on the church at warp speed. Men and women of faith need to understand that they might have to pay a price to defend religious freedom, as uncomfortable as that will be.

And, most importantly, we—as a community—need to make Biden and Kamala Harris fight for every inch. We may not be able to stop everything, but thanks to the sweeping victories we had in the states, we can at least slow it down.

Reprinted with Permission from - Daily Signal by - Tony Perkins

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William A Cole
1 month ago

Biden is a joke if you ever saw the movie Deliverence you can see the youg frail boy on the porch playing a Banjo, alot of people wondered what happened to him. compare the faces together……..NUFF SAID
and he is heading for a New civil War where Black and White and Hispanic Brothers will destroy him and Take Our Country Back. The Sleeping Giant is awake and we know ABOUT THEIR DARK UNDERGROUND

Gentry Phyllis
1 month ago

If it’s a fight that the left wants, tell them I’m coming for them and so is Almighty God! I didn’t spend 4 years in the US Army so this country could be turned into a socialist state! Where are the others with backbone?!

Ann Jewell
1 month ago

Biden, Harris and the left have an agenda all their own – to take down America. I have to agree with another reader that Biden will not be the problem – Harris will be. Biden will not last 4 years and Harris will take over, taking the country as far left as it can into socialism/communism. That is their agenda.

Grace
1 month ago

The left want to destroy the nuclear family consisting of mother,father and children. Their goal. and the BLM published agenda. 1 or 2 children raised by a single mother with all moral and political standards being taught in government managed schools. Reads like life in the ghetoes today doesn’t it. Thousands of black children raised by single mothers living on welfare in poor neighborhoods and being subsidized by welfare checks barley enough to live on. How many years did China use forced abortion of female fetuses to control their population. They forced the raising of boys only till they found their young men had no women to marry and produce the next generation.. One has to read the whole story of the Chinese delusion to believe it.

David P Nelson
1 month ago

This is a very disrupted period in American History. I have a feeling it is not going to end well.
…very sad.

CYNTHIA BERTELSON
1 month ago

The Democratic party supports full term abortion and I hope that everyone that voted for biden knows that and if they do I hope it haunts them for the rest of their lives. This country has lost it Godly grace and needs a lot of praying and repenting. If biden gets in we will be under the control of CCP and will lose our freedoms fast. (biden purposely left not capitalized) I have no respect.

John Z
1 month ago

The “Blue Wave” never materialized. It was more like a red wave below the presidential race. The dems know they are going to get their butts handed to them in 2022. We just have to hold them back the best we can for two years. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!!!

John Hall
1 month ago

I do not think Biden will have the fortitude to resist the progressives aims,

Carol Jean
1 month ago

It doesn’t matter what the majority of Americans want. (I have never gotten a phone call survey asking my opinions) – the liberals blatantly ignore everyone
Who has an opinion that is not the same as theirs.

John Beach
1 month ago

Democratic liberalism promotes dysfunction and perverts the propriety of political process because it subverts the meaning and purpose of law with respect to regulating behavior where the exercise of liberty violates the security of others. The fundamental causalities having produced the controversial effects, which have been the overriding preoccupations of the media and democrats, are issues of their own making which run counter to common sense, in many cases, the law, the mutual security of the American people and purposeful, productive government which is representative of other than the offensive counter-cultures which are attempting to deny liberty and security to the great majority who adhere to the constitutional foundations and heritage of sacrifice which, by obedience and honor, secure the blessings of life and liberty. It is they who must change or leave. They have chosen to be incompatible and that must change because they are unconstitutional.

James McDowell
1 month ago

Biden isn’t the problem. Biden is incompetent and represents no real threat. His proposed staff, however, is another matter. Every Republican state and local leader must unite to resist the corrupt “progressive” agenda, since much of the voting public is apparently too dumb to understand.

GT Patriot
1 month ago

This country has been going to hell for years. No increase in earnings and the transfer of most of our wealth to China.
Trump had started a turnaround and that frightened the hell out of the swamp. The swamp requires destitution supported by
meager federal handouts. We’re going back to that. There’s the rich who can take care of themselves no matter what and there’s
the low income which is defined by the dims as whatever they want it to be and the middle class, again defined by the dims as
whoever they want it to be. The dims are determined to destroy the middle class.

GT Patriot
1 month ago

Statehood for DC and Puerto America. Pack the Supreme Court. That,s Schumers agenda. Sell your house and contribute to
the repubs in the Jan 5 GA runoff.

GT Patriot
1 month ago

What the swamp loves to do is pass a bill with such benign names as” The Reenergize America ” bill. Who would oppose that ?
(except we are the United States, not “America”) In such bills would be huge tax increases along with the HIDDEN stuff such as
rejoining the Paris Accord or return to NAFTA or language such as no NATO member will be required to pay more for their defense by the
US than they can afford. As Nancy infamously said “You have to pass it to see what’s in it “. Right ? Thats DC.

Judy
1 month ago

IT’S NOT OVER!!!
Here’s what really ticks me off…apparently even some in AMAC are ready to write President Trump off! With all the voter fraud being investigated how can anybody with a conscience think this is over? If the writers of these articles are falling into the Left’s trap of repeating over and over Biden’s being the 46th POTUS totally ignoring our current President, somebody needs to knock somebody upside the head! Conservatives need to be REMINDING people on the Left that Donald Trump is the President of the United States until the final determination by the Supreme Court. It is not time to be acknowledging anything about a crook who is being ramrodded into the White House by filthy lying crooked deviants who call themselves Democrats. President Trump deserves our admonition now!

Danny Estridge
1 month ago

Ya know, there ain’t $hit I can do about this, therefore I’ll be talking to Dad and Bro a lot more. Hey nobody ever said “end times” would be easy. That’s why God is in charge. Even though these people screw up in both God’s and our eyes, they can still be forgiven. Only issue for them is I think their hearts are screwed.
I wasn’t “into God” for like 40 years, yet He accepted my back as far as I know. The thing is what is in your heart, remember something about a fat a$$ camel trying to get thru the eye of a needle, it’s all about Him and trying to understand Him and help our people, regardless. It’s in our Hearts where God lives. Pretty sure if we would see Him all together, we’d be screwed, but somehow He can do things by the individual and that “eye of the needle” sometimes seems a tad bigger. In other words, don’t give up, don’t get violent, just let God do the driving right now.
I know, I’m nuts and I even have a piece of paper somewhere that agrees.

‘Nonymous
1 month ago

I’m betting the crate only let him live long enough to get the presidential benefits, and they’ll dispose of him. Cameltoe Harris will be in charge to usher in socialist globalism!

Dave
1 month ago

Don’t be so optimistic. The greatest damage done by the Odumbo administration was to seed leftists throughout the government bureaucracy. This is the front line of the resistance movement against Trump. These same people that created friction for Trump will help push the agenda through for Harris…uh Biden. So if Harris, I mean Biden, takes office, the dismanteling of America will take place at a breathtaking speed. This is part of the reason the left hates Trump so much; Hillary was suppossed to complete that process but Trump had the bad manners to actually get elected. So when Harris, I mean Biden, takes office, a lot of the groundwork laid by the Odumbo administration will still be there to help her, uh him, turn us irrevocably towards socialist totalitarianism.

P.S. Don’t buy into all that crap about the left suddenly wanting to reach out to and make nice with Republicans and Trump supporters. That’s just code for “we won and now you’re going to submit.”

Lyric C.
1 month ago

Understand that Biden WILL NOT be president of this country. If you look at even a small fraction of voter fraud it will be enough to put these clowns away. We are getting ready to see justice served on a warm plate of jail time. Who? The layers have not been peeled back far enough at this time. Amac please do not spew negativity we have enough of that with AARP, social media and news reporting. Justice will prevail and it will take many years to recover from the theft and rape of the American people. It was never on the Democrats agenda to have Biden serve as anything. He is the pawn and Harris was to replace the moron as soon as the move was made. Democrats, they felt that they were untouchable. Trump is sly as a fox and they got sloppy and fell right into the trap. With prayer, praise, endurance and faithfulness we are taking this country back. You cannot defeat GOD I guess the democrats forgot this.

Sharon Harrigan
1 month ago

Proverbs 21:1. “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water, He turneth it whithersoever He will.”
We need to remember, God is in control of this election. We all must pray if Mr. Biden indeed is the victor, God can move in even his heart to do the right thing. He can move the hearts of all leaders, no matter what their political beliefs. So, Americans, get on your knees, and pray.
Many of our troubles come from too much time on our hands, and not enough time on our knees.