Being #NeverTrump is just so last month. The going fad this Autumn will be #NeverHillary and #EhOKICanVoteForTrump and that’s a good thought. It’s almost as nice a thought as never having to see hashtags before words, phrases, and sentences ever again – but we must not be greedy.
The time has come for setting aside our disappointments and frustrations with Donald Trump, his supporters, and the circus-like media frenzy we’ve suffered under for well over a year. There will probably never come a time when I don’t scoff at the thought of The Donald as the Republican Nominee, but the world is more dangerous and more complicated than our petty partisan infighting seem to indicate.
The Democrat Party has a very different vision for our future than that of Republicans, Libertarians, Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and most Moderate Independents. Hillary Clinton isn’t the most liberal or even the most Statist Democrat to ever run for office. She’s probably not as “left-wing” as Presidents Wilson, Carter, and Obama.
However, unlike these Presidents, Secretary Clinton will not be representing the liberal fringe of the United States of America. She’ll be representing the individuals, organizations, corporations, and foreign powers which fund her global foundation.
If Hillary Clinton is elected, this likely means that the Republican Party has lost the United States Senate and the ability to put important economic legislation on the Presidents’ desk. We’re talking about our 410K’s, the equity in our homes, our take home pay and disposable income. A vote for Hillary is a vote for a bad economy and further stagnation in the United States Congress.
If Hillary Clinton is elected, we can expect more chaos in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan. That’s not to say that Donald Trump has an erudite foreign policy – but if I have a choice between letting Republicans and Democrats decide our foreign policy, I prefer putting Republicans in charge.
If Hillary Clinton is elected, we’ll suffer under a liberal Supreme Court for twenty five years. No, I don’t believe that Hillary Clinton or her Supreme Court will actually come after our guns, but I do think they’ll make gun ownership more difficult and will institute draconian measures which could one day be used as a justification to confiscate firearms in America.
Presidents do not write legislation. 90% of everything Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have promised they’ll do as President of the United States are impossible to accomplish on their own through their position as President. The most important branch of the Federal Government remains the U.S. Congress.
The job of the President of the United States is to execute the will of the people through their representatives in Congress. Obama has on several occasions tried to overreach and on several occasions his own courts have pushed him back. Making decisions on who to vote for on the basis of “campaign promises” and speeches, is… frankly… naive.
Republicans who remain opposed to Donald Trump usually have a few specific things in common. They are angry that their candidate of choice lost. They want everyone to pay attention to them and they want you to pat their heads and slap their backs when Trump loses, as they dance, naked, in circles around pagan fires screaming, “I Told You So!”. They have no principles or viable conscientious alternatives to offer anyone.
The anti-trump crowd – be they Bush supporters, Rand or Cruz supporters, or Vermin Supreme die-hards aren’t interested in the health and future of the Republican Party. They are the ones quitting their local committees, stopping their donations, and harming every single Republican on the ticket in November. They don’t care about the party or about principles or about conscience. They are mad their candidate lost and so they want the candidate who won to be embarrassed in November. They are short-sighted, disloyal, uninspiring, and directionless.
At the end of the day, the vast majority of us are going to vote for Donald Trump in order to stop Hillary Clinton.
Many people will believe they are voting for the lesser of two evils – just as they felt they were voting for the lesser evil in 2012, 2008, 2004, and 2000. I am aware that Jesus never said anything about voting for the lesser evil, but I don’t recall Jesus having a whole heck of a lot to say about Republican politics in general.
If you are still on the fence and you aren’t making a spectacle out of yourself on facebook, then the chances are good that you will end up pulling the proverbial lever for Donald Trump in November. So why put it off.
Is this an awful election cycle from which we are all desperately seeking merciful release? Of course, but we’re still going to vote for Trump.
Now, I know for many of you, the reason you don’t want to say publicly that you are going to vote for Donald Trump is because, of all the horrific terrors, tortures, and demonic evils that exist in this world, nothing is quite so unnerving as making a Trump Supporter happy. I get it. Telling a Trump supporter that you are voting for Donald Trump tends to warrant a scolding hot shower involving Brillo Pads and corrosive acids. It’s the only way to feel clean again.
I tell you, there are worse things than the smug satisfaction of a Trump Supporter. With practice, patience, and a sincere dedication to the biblical virtues of long-suffering, you too can utter the words, “I’m voting for Trump”, even in front of smug Trump supporting evangelists.
We’ll all have to make sacrifices to ensure that Hillary Clinton is not the next President of the United States. I know it’s hard – but if I can do it, you can too.