The results in last Thursday’s Assembly election in Northern Ireland were predictable, but no less depressing and disturbing for that.
Sinn Fein, a left-wing Irish Republican Party and a “front” for the murderous IRA got 224,245 votes. Sinn Fein’s goal is a united Ireland.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) got 225,413 votes. The DUP are a pro-union Party i.e they wish to remain a part of the United Kingdom(UK.)
However, since 2007, the DUP has shared power with Sinn Fein in a mandatory coalition in the NI Assembly. In agreeing to be a part of the power-sharing executive, the DUP abandoned their previously held convictions i.e that they would never share power with unrepentant terrorists and their apologists.
Since abandoning principle to gain political power, the DUP have continued on the downward spiral and have abandoned more of their core principles such as their stand against homosexuality. Recently the DUP went along with the pardoning of homosexuals who were accused of gross indecency when homosexuality was still a criminal offence.
Following last Thursday’s election, other smaller Parties e.g Nationalist, Greens, Unionists, liberals and socialists, gained seats or lost seats or retained seats.
Which brings me to my election result, which was 41 votes, which increased to the marvellous total of 45 thanks to vote transfers from goodness knows who. This was my lowest ever vote, and this abysmal result was partly due to lack of support from Bible believers and partly due to sleight of hand on the part of one Party in particular (more on this in a subsequent post.)
Now, to give my enemies even more of a laugh, I’ll refresh the collective memory of NI (West Tyrone in particular)about my performance as a candidate in the four elections in which I was a candidate.
2014 Council election – my vote was 67 and I came LAST.
2015 Westminster election – my vote was 166 and I came LAST
2016 NI Assembly election – my vote was 85 and I came SECOND LAST
2017 NI Assembly election – my vote was 45 and I came SECOND LAST
Now, have you stopped laughing yet? Try to compose yourself and ponder this,
The Bible says that one day the last shall be first and the first shall be last, and, in the book of Job in the Old Testament we read that “….the just upright man (or woman) is laughed to scorn.”
I would rather lose every election, and keep my principles, than win because I abandoned them.