Robert Bakke, says his hope for Trump is fading rapidly, and for a pointed reason. “The Johnson Amendment marked the unraveling of America,” says Bakke, “Unless Trump follows through on his pledge to destroy it, Trump will fail.” Bakke, who says he avoids organized religion at all costs, is referring to legislation that was introduced back in 1954 when Texas Senator, Lyndon Johnson, was fighting to retain his senate seat. While being challenged by Texan, Dudley Dougherty (who was supported by a non-profit organization) Johnson introduced an amendment to the federal tax code, banning charitable organizations from supporting political candidates. The amendment became law and overflowed to prohibit churches and pastors from supporting political candidates. “Just imagine what would happen if women were banned from politics,” says Bakke. Bakke says America’s success was a direct result of keeping Biblical principles at the forefront. “This isn’t about religion,” says Bakke, “It’s about everyone working together, just as a football team needs a playbook to keep everyone on the same page. You don’t have to like the play, but check the results. The Bible was America’s playbook, but the Johnson Amendment took it away.” Bakke says Trump doesn’t stand a chance unless the principals that built America are reinfused into our government. “Check the divorce rate, check the economy, check the debt clock,” says Bakke, “The Bible says a nation shall never borrow money, but now we’re 20-trillion in debt. That better scare you.”
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