Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

The viable choices the Lord’s Providence  has given us for President don’t bode well for our country, at least for the foreseeable future. At least half of the American voted for these two candidates (Socialist Bernie Sanders was third best vote getter). Many Christians  are struggling with what do. A few will vote for Mrs. Clinton or a third party candidate; most others will vote for Mr. Trump or sit it out altogether.

Those followers of Christ who vote for Clinton may be saying “Better the devil I know, than the one I don’t know.” They might see Trump as a bully who will abuse or trample anything in his way including the Constitution (The same could be said for Clinton).

There are two main arguments given for voting for Trump. The first is named “Hillary”, the second is named “Clinton”.

Shane Vander Hart laid out a beautiful defense of voting your conscience (or rather not voting against your conscience), Therefore, beware, those of you who try to get Christians to do that very thing.

By the same token, I am not sure why conservatives spend so much time and energy “dissing” Trump. Are voters not permitted to vote for Trump with a clear conscience? (This coming from someone who will vote for neither major party candidate (GOP or the Democrat) I spent plenty of time in 2012 defending my right not to vote for Mitt Romney, while not trying to convince others to join me. I will do the same thing this time, Lord willing.

I am puzzled by all the fuss about Donald Trump being crowned head of the Republican Party. Why is there not a single well-known GOP candidate running for President?  Wouldn’t a credible conservative candidate win against these two hated candidates? Ted Cruz? Jim Demint? Jeb Bush? Bill Kristol? Marco Rubio? JC Watts?  Somebody?  I might even vote for Pat Paulsen, if he runs again?

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  1. “By the same token, I am not sure why conservatives spend so much time and energy “dissing” Trump. Are voters not permitted to vote for Trump with a clear conscience?”

    There are many people who voted for dictators with a “clear conscience,” but not a lot of wisdom.

    For my part, I view Trump as a very dangerous figure, and a threat to the freedom of the American people and having him in the oval office would be a danger to the vast majority of people on the planet. If you wanted to created an archetype for the type of person who destroys a nation’s liberty and overthrows free government, it would be Trump.

    At the same time, I think the stated reasons for supporting Trump often have little to do with conscience and much to do with a desire to maintain power or fear of Hillary. Trump supporters are spreading rumors that Franklin Graham has said Christians have to vote for Trump because Hillary’s going to set up with death camps. At the same time, arguments are being made that are hypocritical. The next Values Voter Summit should begin with an apology to Bill Clinton for one. It’s giving and compromising ground and truth to win this one election, while joining an effective coalition with the Ku Klux Klan and White Nationalists because of fear of Hillary. For an average voter, I can understand they don’t get this, but it’s pretty disturbing when long-standing Christian leaders back this.

    “Why is there not a single well-known GOP candidate running for President? Wouldn’t a credible conservative candidate win against these two hated candidates? Ted Cruz? Jim Demint? Jeb Bush? Bill Kristol? Marco Rubio? JC Watts? Somebody? ”

    The fear of being a Poirot or a spoiler has kept people out as well as the hope that the Convention would save the Party. However, Better for America is saying they will introduce a candidate after the Conventions and before the end of the Month. We’ll see if the candidate emerges and if they are truly “better for America.”

    “I might even vote for Pat Paulsen, if he runs again?”

    On one hand, Paulsen is dead. On the other, he would still be better qualified than Trump and Clinton.

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