Subject: To America’s Christians: Why Vote Republican
Esther 4:14 “If you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise… from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’”
We will decide the next President of the United States a month from now. A #NeverTrump movement has begun within the Republican Party, led by Republican leaders who, as our verse this week says, vow to “remain completely silent” by not voting for Donald Trump. Being critical of who Trump is doesn’t take much effort, since he provides the ammunition himself. The real tragedy is that his character issues and lack of clearly identifiable conservative principles didn’t seem to matter to so many Republicans who voted for him.
One reason being put forward for why you should not vote for Trump is to avoid compromising your personal morals. Many of these people make up the Religious vote, which is 13% of the population – a significant number. Their argument goes like this: “My conscience is more dear to me that my vote”. This “conscience” argument is not very compelling to me at all. In deciding who to vote for, I am personally not struggling with which candidate meets my standards for moral purity. This Presidential election does not allow me to choose between good versus bad. It’s a choice between bad versus worse.
I simply cannot have a clean conscience if by not voting I am making it more possible for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party platform to win the election. I wholeheartedly agree that Trump’s major character defects, that seem to reveal who he is and are on display almost daily during the campaign, make it obvious he wouldn’t claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ. But for those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ, and are possibly not clear on the ideological platform the Democratic Party has adopted, let me give you my top 5 reasons why I prefer a Donald Trump Presidency over a Hillary Clinton Presidency:
#1) Donald Trump is pro-life, Clinton is pro-choice. That means a baby in the womb will have a better chance at life with Trump. The position of Jesus Christ aligns with Trump. #2) Donald Trump vows to significantly defund Planned Parenthood by taking away government funds for abortion. Clinton vows to not only ensure Planned Parenthood continues receiving government funding for abortion but also to repeal the Hyde Amendment, a legislative provision barring the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortion except under certain circumstances. The position of Jesus Christ aligns more closely with Trump.
#3) Donald Trump supports marriage between a man and a woman. Clinton supports redefining marriage based on how people feel about each other. The position of Jesus Christ aligns with Trump. #4) Donald Trump vows to put a conservative Supreme Court Justice on the bench who will uphold the Constitution, the document that ensures individual freedom while limiting government. Clinton vows to elect a Supreme Court Justice who will vote to modify the Constitution, with an agenda that is pro-government rather than pro-individual, greatly threatening the First and Second Amendments (freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms). The position of Jesus Christ aligns more closely with Trump.
#5) Donald Trump will aggressively defend America against Islamic terrorism by rebuilding our military, canceling the nuclear deal with Iran (the world’s leading funder of terrorism), targeting ISIS for destruction, rebuilding our historic alliance with Israel, and enforcing an immigration policy that reinstates the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America. Clinton won’t even call radical Islam a terrorist ideology, will continue the Iranian nuclear deal, has no plan to do eliminate ISIS, and will keep our borders wide open to illegal immigration. The position of Jesus Christ aligns more closely with Trump.
Those are just the top 5 reasons. We haven’t discussed the other benefits of a Trump presidency: the repeal of Obamacare, the reduction of job-killing regulations on small businesses, the lowering of corporate income taxes which will stimulate more jobs, the support of fracking to ensure our energy independence.
For these reasons, I could not live with my conscience if I voted to help the America-destroying Democratic party win the presidency. I just don’t understand how anyone who sees the threat a Hillary Clinton presidency will pose on America will refuse to vote for the only person who can stop it. Just as Mordecai asked Queen Esther in our verse this week, we have to ask ourselves: “Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”