It appears that many of the pundits were correct when they predicted that Republicans would hold their majority in the U.S. Senate while Democrats would gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This result is both good news and bad news for Americans concerned about the family, the sanctity of life, religious freedom and free speech.
The very good news is that it appears the U.S. Senate can continue to forge ahead with confirming the excellent judges the President has been nominating for the federal bench, almost all of whom have been constitutionalists, such as Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The President has already seen a record number of his Court of Appeals judges confirmed, and there are many more vacancies to fill. It is vital that we restore the proper role of federal judges in interpreting our laws according to their text and original understanding, rather than creating new laws from the bench.
The bad news, however, is that with the swing in control of the House of Representatives, attempts to pass crucial legislation such as defunding Planned Parenthood, reforming health care, and preserving and protecting our basic First Amendment freedoms, to name a few, will likely be frustrated.
Christians, however, should remain upbeat in prayer and outlook. The challenges we face as a nation are great, even unprecedented. So let us continue to ask God to give wisdom to the men and women who have been entrusted with leading us in government.