Mark Caserta: For this election, stay focused on what really matters.

15 Oct



Mark Caserta: Free State Patriot Editor


I’m not sure what sort of America, my Grandson, Elias and my new Granddaughter will have after this election.

I have the utmost confidence that they will constantly be under God’s Hand of protection and favor, but it can be a very different world if we make the wrong decision.

This election will determine if America will be the nation our founding fathers gave us or one in which we allow the progressive movement to fundamentally transform it into a nation void of principles and morality.

If Hillary wins, we will lose the Supreme Court for a generation. If for no other reason, I vote for Trump.

Here are some issues on which we must stay focused:

Voting for Clinton is a vote for abortion on demand, including partial birth abortion.
Voting for Clinton is a vote for open borders where ISIS can easily penetrate.
Voting for Clinton is a vote for ending the coal industry and higher electricity prices.
Voting for Clinton is a vote against religious freedom.
Voting for Clinton is a vote against your right to carry a gun.
Voting for Clinton is a vote for Common Core.
Voting for Clinton is a vote for expanding Obamacare so it explodes and we will all have government funded healthcare.
Voting for Clinton is a vote allowing Islamic Terrorism to expand and grow.
Voting for Clinton is a vote emboldening Iran, North Korea, China and Russia to challenge U.S. sovereignty.
Voting for Clinton is a vote against Israel.

Voting for Clinton is all this and more.

I’m voting for Trump to protect my grandchildren and thier children as well.
And for those Christians whe won’t get involved and do the right thing, you will own the results, as plain as the nose on your face, you will absolutely own the results.


Use this vote to defend our nation against the liberal enslaught against everything we stand for.

And convince others to do the same. Feel free to share the facts if you feel led to do do.

May God ultimately have control in this election. I speak defeat over election fraud and over any enemy attacks on the electoral process. And may Christians be God’s hands on earth in bringing forth His ultimate Will.
Give us wisdom where we lack it and give us the fortitude to prevail.



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Mark Caserta: Next president must meet these criteria

13 Aug



Aug. 13, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

So, which candidate do you like for president in 2016?

Usually, as the presidential election debate season begins, friends and family will begin asking me questions akin to the one above. Most of the time I’ll accommodate them with whom I believe possesses the best qualifications for the job, but this year is different. With so many qualified GOP candidates, it’s just too early to say.


But from a conservative’s perspective, any candidate on stage last week at the GOP debate in Cleveland would be better than the “community organizer” we have now. As we all should be doing, I’ll simply be watching and listening the next few months to the platforms of the candidates so I’ll be prepared to make the best choice.

However, I waste no time sharing who we don’t want in office. The best the Democrats have to offer so far is a scandal-ridden Hillary Clinton and the self-declared socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, who’s gaining on Hillary in some polls.

But I don’t believe the Democrat Party’s eventual nominee has yet emerged. I believe someone will have to step up to salvage the party’s 2016 chances. Perhaps, the “king of gaffe,” Joe Biden, or the great “flip flopper” John Kerry will be the one. But right now, Democrats are quaking in their boots at the thought of challenging a highfalutin Clinton for the presidency. It is, after all, her turn.

Our nation has been on a slippery slope for over 6 years. It’s imperative we choose the right candidate for our next president, for the next president surely will have hands full redressing America from Barack Obama’s “fundamental change.” These are some inherent qualifications we must demand.

Our next president must have integrity. I’m amazed at the lies we’ve been told by President Obama, yet his own party never calls him out. Remember the “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan” promise? We must demand the next president be truthful with the American people at all times!

Our next commander-in-chief must be savvy in military and foreign affairs. We must regain the respect around the globe that our inept “diplomatic” policies have destroyed. Currently, our enemies don’t fear us – and our allies don’t trust us. We should adopt Ronald Reagan’s policy of “peace through strength,” not peace through appeasement.

Jobs and the economy must be a priority. Our next president must understand business and economics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 46 million people or 15 percent of the population are living in poverty. And the labor force participation rate is the lowest it’s been since 1978. Yet, Democrats continue to leverage deceptive numbers regarding both the economy and the unemployment rate. It doesn’t matter that good-paying jobs are becoming exceedingly scarce and families are hurting.

Finally, the next president for whom you vote must be a God-fearing man. Progressives are tenaciously attacking anything that remotely resembles morality and God’s Word.

They must understand it will take more than a man to return America to greatness.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.

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