Confessions of a Former Democrat: What Changed?

Confessions of a Former Democrat: What Changed?

I confess. I used to be a Democrat.

I grew up in New York and my parents were Democrats — Kennedy Democrats. So, when I was old enough to vote in my first presidential election, I voted for Jimmy Carter. I voted straight party lines every time. I didn’t really look at the candidate. I voted Democrat.

I voted for Bill Clinton. I was living in Miami at the time and I remember my boss and I joyously watching the inauguration in her office. We sang along with “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow…”. I was saddened and astonished when the whole Monica Lewinski scandal erupted. That couldn’t be my president!

I called myself a die-hard Democrat. I even voted for John Kerry even though I didn’t like him at all. In my mind, it was better to vote for a Dem rather than a Republican.

In 2000, I was heartbroken when Florida, where I lived, ended up being the state that pushed George W. Bush over the finish line rather than Al Gore. I thought — as a Democrat, “Why do we need the Electoral College anyway?” Isn’t funny that’s what the Dems are crying now?

Then in the summer of 2004, 2 hurricanes hit where I was living in Atlantic Space Coast of FL. The next February, I was on the road with my 2 cats, my guitar, my computer in my Kia hatchback heading to the desert of Arizona. No more hurricanes for me.

Once in AZ, I had to register to vote. As a citizen, I know it’s my right and a privilege we cannot take for granted nor give away to non-citizens. It was 2005 and the battle for who was going to be the Democratic candidate was now clearly between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The issue I faced was that I didn’t like either of them. I felt the same way as I did with John Kerry. So, I registered as an Independent.

Problem with that, is that I couldn’t vote in the party primaries.

At the same time, I started church shopping — that’s a whole other post. In March of 2006, I was Baptized at First Christian Church of Phoenix. Upon my baptism by immersion — I was dunked — not like the sprinkling I got at a Catholic church when I was 6 months old — I received the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit started convicting me. It opened my eyes to realize that what the Democrats believed in was not in keeping with the true Christian walk and righteous living.

The first issue was abortion. Life begins at conception — period. Each human being is created in the womb by God and is loved and known by God. Abortion is murder. I could no longer be a part of an organization of people who supported the killing of innocent lives no matter what.

You [God] made all the delicate, inner parts of my body

    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,

    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

You saw me before I was born.

    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.

Every moment was laid out

    before a single day had passed.

Psalm 139:13-16 NLT

The next issue was homosexuality. Before, I had the attitude of “to each his own”. What two people did in the bedroom was their business. All of a sudden I saw that as a sin — against everything that the Bible teaches. Love the sinner, hate the sin. I could no longer condone the homosexual lifestyle.

I also found myself offended by secular music. I had to switch to Christian music only. Wow! I felt more positive, less angry and at peace.

So, I changed my party affiliation to Republican. Now, I don’t agree with everything — all the Republicans do, but I know that now, as a committed Christian, in all good conscience, it is how I need to vote.

Now, I look at the Democrats and the out-and-out hatred they have for our elected president, Donald Trump, and I wonder, what happened to the Kennedy Democrats?

It’s also scary how the majority call themselves “Socialist Democrats”. Socialism doesn’t work. Look at Puerto Rico. The government there owns the electric, gas, phone and water companies — and it’s a mess. I lived there for 8 years and refused to register to vote because politics there were so crazy. I don’t want America to end up like that.

I wonder how any committed Christian can continue to vote Democrat.

Another Confession

I admit it — I was a #NeverTrumper. At first, I liked Trump. I knew that as a business man, he could straighten out what was wrong with the economy. Then all the skeletons fell out of his closet and as a Christian, I was turned off. I voted for the last-minute entry from Utah, Evan McMullin.

Now, sure, I don’t agree with some of his tweets and the off-the-cuff comments, but you can’t deny all that Trump has done for the country.

I’m Puerto Rican, Latina, Hispanic, and a small business owner. I’m voting for to reelect Trump in 2020. It’s a Christian’s only choice!

Do you call yourself a “Christian“?

A true follower of Jesus Christ? Then you better think twice before voting or supporting a Democrat.

I’m doing a series on how Christians should vote:

Please, if you consider yourself a Christian, silence your TV and phone and earnestly and wholeheartedly, right now, pray for guidance and wisdom as you vote in the next election. And choose carefully who you follow on social media.

Also, I pray for a spiritual and moral awakening in America. I pray for a revival that spreads like wildfire, igniting the hearts of any and all halfway Christians. Open the eyes of those attending churches where they preach a watered-down Gospel. Make them seekers of the Gospel Truth of the fullness of Jesus’ true salvation. Sir the searching soul!

Christians! If you’re still not convinced that you should vote in elections, watch this video…

Soli Deo Gloria! To God alone be the Glory!

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  1. What a great read! I cannot tell you how much I questions these same things. Humans are hard. Right and left is human but God’s word is Devine. WE have to follow HIS world and not the words of politicians! I agree that the Republican conservative view seems more aligned with God’s Wil. All I can do is pray as you asked and will continue to do so! Great read!

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