The recent election for governor in Virginia offered one of the most stark contrasts between candidates I’ve ever seen. Virginians could vote for a virtuous, decent man or a vicious, unprincipled wretch. Virginia chose the wretch.
Ken Cuccinelli is well known as a devout Catholic husband and father to seven children. He is soft-spoken, measured and kind. He’s a life-long son of Virginia, successful business man and has held elective office including Virginia Attorney General. Cuccinelli offered a return to founding principles, smaller government, lower taxes, respect for religious liberty, respect for human life and dignity, a plan to break the bondage of the welfare state, respect for the traditional family and parents’ authority over the raising and education of their children, and respect for personal property and gun rights.
Terry McAuliffe, on the other hand, is a prolific Democratic fund-raiser who has never held elective office, a Clinton confidant and notorious partner of several failed and fraudulent investment schemes. He is a recent Northeastern transplant to Virginia. McAuliffe promised abortion on demand… even up to the moment of birth, the destruction of the coal industry in a state where thousands of citizens have no alternative to earn a wage, higher taxes and huge expansions in state spending and regulation including Obamacare. He promised attacks on Constitutional freedoms… especially religious liberty, gun rights, and property rights, an escalation of the failed statist ideologies that have created a huge, despairing economic slave class in America through welfare entitlements, and he proudly promised to to champion the LGBT agenda and legalize “gay marriage.”
Forget talk of politics, ground games, fundraising, polls and the media, Virginia’s choice was simple enough…a clear choice between good and evil. These men were not hiding who they were or what they stood for. For anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear, the smoke of Satan was clearly evident surrounding the McAuliffe campaign.
In the same way an Obama sticker in my Church parking lot is irrational, this election defies reason. According to exit polls, 30 percent of Virginians who called themselves pro-life voted for Terry McAuliffe. I don’t know if McAuliffe voters were inspired by a perverted desire for evil, ignorance or just a hatred of good, but I suspect like another mob 2000 years ago who chose a clearly evil man just to spite God, enough Virginia voters chose Barabas… and their intension was to mock Truth.