Seven Thoughts on Debacle 2016

You might have noticed I’m #NeverTrump.

Yep. And I will keep writing about it. This week, rather than offer more of my own writing, I’ll share seven articles by top thinkers shaping my perspective.

Are you in the Trump boat? Elsewhere? Either way, consider these viewpoints:

Flaming Meteor

1. Ben Shapiro (National Review)
“Trump has displayed instability, unwillingness to learn, and deep-seated arrogance manifest in an unearned sense of knowledge. His consummate belief in his own abilities as a dealmaker, combined with his unwarranted trust in his own ability to cut through thorny policy thickets with broad strokes, makes him ignorant and dangerous.”

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Your Vote Is Your Support

Presidential election

Does God care who we choose to *support* with our voting power?
Of course He does.

Does God give guidance?
Of a general kind.

There’s enough in Scripture to teach us not to lend support to any person we know to be monstrously evil.

Have you observed Donald Trump’s words and deeds? Any of these 11 verses from just one chapter in Proverbs would disqualify Trump.

He’s not worthy of the support that your vote signifies.

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On Political Strategy: 3 Reasons Evil Has Conquered

Chess.

[This was published in June 2016, but I believe analysis continues to be relevant]

In light of the news that David French may be running as an independent in order to weaken Trump, many conservative voters are now asking,

Does it matter?
Should I get on board?
Shouldn’t I support the candidate who is second worst?
What about the Supreme Court?
What about practicality?
What about the next four years?
What if Hillary wins?

To all this I would pose a very important question back in your direction: “What if Donald Trump wins?” 

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A Different Kind of Unity

Why I’m Still #NeverTrump

Conservatives find the choice appalling:
Hillary Clinton?
Or Donald Trump, her donor?

Flag.

Both are monstrously immoral. Both are pathological liars. Both embrace ideas inimical to the American Constitution and to Christianity. Both demonstrate gross incompetence matched only by their naked lust for power and their willingness to slander every enemy in their path.

As Max Lucado lamented: Decency for President! 

That is not to be.

Conservatives face a dilemma: vote for Trump, or wait for another option (a write-in, a convention shake-up, or even a Libertarian, if that party can put forward a pro-life candidate).

These desperate options all have this in common: None is likely to change the outcome. As far as can be predicted, it seems the outcome must either be Hillary or Donald. In the face of this horrible choice, shouldn’t we at least be willing to hold our noses and vote for the candidate that seems the least threatening to Western Civilization?

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