Op Ed: Old Glory Goes Down: ‘For God’s Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall

It was 1857, my family gathered with 26 others to establish the Republican Party in Pennsylvania. My great Grand Father x 2 William Anderson Minshall, was swept off his feet and ran in the first class of Republicans – he won! His sons and 124 other Minshall’s attained the highest offices in the land ending with William Minshall Congressman (R) from Ohio from 1955 through 1974.

When I was a small child my Dad and our family, being ACTIVE in the Party, attended the yearly County Republican picnic a BIG event in my life. We were fearlessly proud “TO BE REPUBLICANS!”

Vince Manny, across the street, was a tireless Democrat Ward Leader. He and his son, my friend, were proudly Democrat. The two Dad’s disagreed on the politics, but I never saw such admiration and respect between two men, both political leaders – both AMERICANS!!!!!

Today the news told of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) announcing that the parent-teachers in his state were guilty of allowing” Child Sex Abuse” when they spent time at the capital protest: “NO Money for EDUCATION!” He indicated that their own children were left home for friends to rape and abuse. Coupled with all the shenanigans and sexually infidelities from BOTH political parties over the past 20 Years one sees a group of wild – unvetted- out of control, unqualified, greedy self-centered “stooges” of both parties.in charge of our nation’s future. In my opinion, we concentrate too much on our joke of a president, when every office in the nation seems taken by a sex deviant, homicidal, moron ready to destroy The United Sates any second.

However, there is an antidote and it rests in the hand of BOTH parties’ officials.

The FIRST STEP is to REBUKE Ayn Rends’ (republican hero) Commandments that “the ONLY thing that matters is winning!” Her GODLESS LIFE and TEACHINGS have nearly wrecked America to its core.

The SECOND STEP is for BOTH Parties, institute a FIRM policy that “Before ANYONE gets a pass to even run in a primary – FOR ANY OFFICE – they must (1) register with the party, (2) Submit an application, (3) face a psychiatric exam, a POLICE background check and a character examination before five party members to examine the results and question the applicant.

If all goes well, THEN the applicant can register as a party candidate; if not the candidate can register as an INDEPENDENT. In America anyone can run for office, BUT only cleared and accepted candidates should receive the gift of an organization’s endorsement. This will NOT violate election law, because political parties are not covered in the constitution. For those objecting, remember: each party can certify several candidates to run in their primaries and there is always the Independent route.

There is No Corporation, Agency, Church or Organization ANYWHERE that allow a person to BRAND themselves without VETTING!

As it stands now, people like my Dad and Vince Manny must simply “Give Away” their valuable well-earned honor to anyone that wants it, and today the insects and vermin are swarming from Anthony Weiner and Gov. Matt to little Donny of NY and brothel fame; people who can’t control their tongue or their under wear.

In the famous” OLD days” most everyone at the grass roots, knew almost everything about everyone else. This kind of vetting was done at ward meetings, among neighbors. Local thieves, charlatan’s, deviants, spouse abusers, drunks and perverts ALMOST NEVER had a chance – regardless of their wealth. Today, we have lost closeness and know little of our candidates.

The result is every possible brand of immorality and insanity runs lose in the hallowed halls, dragging Old Glory down into the slime and our country into the role of buffoon of the world.

ONLY WE the People can stop the madness, let us stop the winning at any cost and demand Republicans and Democrats leaders to be FIRST and foremost Ladies and Gentlemen of GOOD moral character – For God’s Sake!

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Dr. Britt Minshall
The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall is the author of several books including the widely acclaimed 'The Jesus Book.' He is a speaker on societal behaviors impacting politics, religion and wealth. He travels and ministers extensively in Haiti. He is a Pastor Emeritus in The United Church of Christ, a Minister in the Full Gospel Fellowship and a regular contributor on Fox Television Network, Public Radio, and National media. He is also a former Security Agency operator and INTERPOL Officer. His police career was compromised when he became a Freedom Rider in the mid- sixties.

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