In full disclosure, I voted for Ted Cruz. I was not a Trump supporter. I’m quite aware of the “no lesser of two evils” paradigm promoted by many. The problem is, no one is without evil. This means that we are always voting for the lesser of two evils. The Bible says, “All of sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). And what’s the extent of that “fallen short”?:
“All are under sin; as it is written, ‘THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE [Ps. 14:1-3; 53:1-3]. THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE [Ps. 5:9], WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING, THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS [Ps. 140:3]; WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS [Ps. 10:7]; THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD, DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS, AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN [Isa 59:7-8]. THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES [Ps. 36:1]” (Rom. 3:10-18; the all caps means the NT passages are taken from the OT).
The above is not just a description of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; it’s a description of all of us to a greater or lesser degree.
King David, the man God chose to rule Israel and be the person through whom the promised Messiah would come (Matt. 1:1, 6), committed adultery and was an accomplice to murder (2 Sam. 11-12).
The following was said of Solomon who was also in the genealogy through whom Jesus came (Matt. 1:7): “Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you” (1 Kings 3:12). And yet Solomon violated nearly every prohibition limiting the authority and power of the king of Israel (1 Kings 10-11). It’s said that “Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and did not follow the Lord fully, as David his father had done” (11:6). Notice how David is described even with knowledge of his past sins.
As things now stand, we are either going to get the evil that’s Hillary or the evil that’s Trump. I realize that there are those who are trying to wrest the nomination from Trump. This will only mean that we will get the evil of an Establishment Republican or most likely Hillary in November. There will be a rebellion of Trump supporters and anti-Establishment Republican voters.
Why do I believe Trump is a viable option? First, he’s not Hillary Clinton. The Clintons have deep political ties in the media, the Democrat Party, and foreign countries. Trump does not. The Clinton foundation has been paid tens of millions of dollars for political favors.
Second, the Democrats and Establishment Republicans despise Trump. They would serve as a check on any outrageous policies he might propose. This would not be the case with Hillary. Democrats would almost unanimously support her while a fair number of left-of-center Republicans would join them.
Third, Hillary would extend the policies of President Obama. It would mean more abortions, more restrictions on religious liberty, more illegal aliens, more gun control, more taxes, more spending. Just put the word “more” before anything Obama has done, and do it for at least four years.
Fourth, Hillary would extend the eight-year judicial nomination process begun by Obama and extend it another four years, maybe eight. She would most likely nominate two new justices from the shaky conservative side of the Supreme Court. Democrat appointees almost always vote liberal, while Republican nominees can’t always be trusted (e.g., Roberts and Kennedy). With two more Democrat appointees, there will be no way to stop an unconstitutional Supreme Court from ruling unconstitutionally and Congress doing nothing about it.
Fifth, Bill Clinton will return to the White House. Hillary accuses conservatives of engaging in a “war on women.” Bill Clinton is the perpetrator of that war. It’s shocking that so many so-called feminists are “With Her” when a number of women have come forward accusing her husband of rape.
Sixth, like Obama, Hillary is an Islamist apologist. Huma Abedin is a Muslim insider who is “the co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and a person likely to have significant influence in a Hillary Clinton White House. Huma Abedin has had murky associations in the past with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which not only is a radical Islamist group in its own right but, as Breitbart has reported, was ‘located in the offices of Saudi Arabia’s Muslim World League.’” (Source)
Seventh, a warning from Murray N. Rothbard originally published in 1994:
“Now obviously, and of course, a lot of this is Hillary’s drive to “reinvent”herself, that is, to create a duplicitous false image, to make herself less threatening to the angry American public. And surely the late-nineteenth-century Social Gospelers would be horrified at the current multi-gendered, condomaniacal Clintonian left, to say nothing of the rapid revolving of poor John Wesley in his eighteenth-century English grave. But there is definitely a direct line of descent from the Methodist Social Gospelers of the nineteenth century to St. Hillary and the monstrous Clintonian left. Mix into ‘old-fashioned Methodism’ liberal doses of Marxism, the New Left, the pagan pantheist New Age, and the multicultural and sexual revolutions, stir briskly, and you get the current ruling horror that we all face, and are trying to roll back out of our lives. We face, in short, regardless of what hairdo or persona she affects next week, the evil Witch in the White House.” (Source)
Donald Trump may not be the best of political candidates, but “Hellary” Clinton most certainly is the worst.