I’ve had enough of those Trump supporters — including those voting for him because they believe it might stop Hillary Clinton — that have found it necessary to tell the rest of us that it’s our patriotic duty to get out and vote for Donald Trump while attempting to assign blame for the situation the Trump campaign finds itself in, to those of us who can’t in good conscience vote for him. I believe our patriotic duty is fulfilled by honoring the creator of our liberty and unalienable rights. So how, politically, do we honor the creator? By preserving that which he has given us in the manner which best brings glory to Him. God will not be mocked, hence according to scripture, we are duty-bound as Christians to choose candidates that meet the moral fitness God set forth as a requirement. That was also the admonishment given us by the signers of the Declaration of Independence which they reiterated on many occasions.
I was raised with the understanding that the end does not justify the means. Period. Yet the opposite is exactly what an increasing number of our fellow patriots are giving-in to, out of fear that the evil Hillary Clinton will become President of the United States and the country will be lost through the courts (note: it already is lost through the courts). Because of their fear, and I believe Hillary as POTUS is a fait accompli regardless of whether every conservative that shows up on November 8th votes for Trump, we’re apparently all to forget principle, forget moral character, forget the criteria given us in scripture, forget all the moral lessons and values we’ve passed on to our children and grandchildren, to vote as a matter of political pragmatism for a candidate so vile he makes the Devil blush with pride.
My 16-year-old son asked me months ago before Donald Trump had locked up the nomination if I was voting for him. I said no, I couldn’t do that because Donald Trump was not a moral man or a conservative. I explained that as Christians we are commanded to stay away from willfully immoral people and that we are to seek moral God-fearing leaders, based on God’s criteria, the Ten Commandments. That isn’t to say we can only elect Jesus, none of us are even close to that kind of righteousness, it simply means we need to seek out moral people as leaders. How do we know the moral from the immoral? A moral man — though he will fail at times — tries to do the right thing according to the will of God. An immoral man doesn’t consider the will of God at all and just goes his own way.
God’s criteria for the men we choose as leaders is as follows — Exodus 18:21 “. . . furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens”. Donald Trump meets none of that criteria, in fact, he brags about his serial-breaking of God’s commandments. The founding fathers insisted that the Declaration of Independence and subsequent Constitution were meant for a moral people and that our nation could only be maintained by moral people.
Voting for Donald Trump may be the pragmatic, angry and fearful thing to do, but it’s completely against the moral will of God. It’s an ends justifies the means vote. So when you consider voting as a strategic/pragmatic move, do so understanding this — the ends do not justify the means unless of course, your ideology is Marxist/Leftism, in which case you’re keeping company with the likes of Karl Marx, Gramsci, Cloward-Piven, Saul Alinsky, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
God calls on Christians to act according to His will in faith, not to act out of fear. In God We Trust. There is no duty to cast a vote for evil people regardless what brand they place next to their names on the ballot. VOTE, of course, but vote to keep the House and Senate out of the hands of Hillary and the Democrat Party.
DISCLOSURE: The first paragraph was rewritten in pertinent part to clarify my position and remove unintended generality.