Saturday, July 16, 2016

Why I Won't be Voting for Donald Trump

I understand your logic(?) . . . 

. . . Supreme Court nominees, the pull of Congress, Mike Pence as VP, hopes that Mr. Trump was genuinely converted based upon a pop psychologist's cheap-grace claim that Trump "accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior" in the presence of so-called evangelical "leaders," everyone of whom is a theological dilettante if not an outright heretic to whom Augustine, Calvin, Spurgeon, Edwards, Barth, or Kierkegaard would never have tipped their hats . . . 

 . . . and, oh, please, do not try to woo me by your oblivious ignorance-of-the-Balfour-Declaration-based, Dispensational fantasies of Antichrist, end times, and a political Messiah ruling globally over a temporal kingdom awaiting Gog and Magog . . . 

Please, give me my conscience hot and bright that detests faux Israel's baneful call for a new Saul . . . 

Please, within the myth of natural rights, give me the human choice of a sacred conscience unstained, and a cautious will restrained, from groveling beneath Armani suits and Manolo Blahniks, bloviation and prevarication; . . . 

. . . give me "the right" to say "No!" to would-be kings and queens whom I detest at the deepest level of my gut and soul . . . 

Don't concern yourself with my conscience; it is not yours, it's mine . . .

If you choose to walk the tempting path of Machiavelli that "evil means to a good end" is the best choice, an evil means that you must necessarily embrace but a good end you cannot guarantee, then walk that crooked and uncertain path, but I won't be your fellow traveler . . . 

I'm not saying you're path is wrong; you may be right, but it's not the path I will take; it's not the right path for me. . . . 

. . .you go your way; I'll go mine . . . 

I'm not voting for any presidential candidate to whom I could not ask my sons to swear an oath of allegiance, the essence of which is to defend the Constitution (which Trump doesn't even understand and which Hillary devalues). If I were young enough to be a soldier, I wouldn't pledge unconditional allegiance to either of them.  

No, just leave my clear conscience alone in the voting booth, doubting the integrity of our political system and the human wisdom of an Enlightenment democracy, even such a republican democracy as ours, which has deteriorated so pathetically as to offer us two despicable evils and asks us to make a fateful choice between evil in blue or evil in red. 

No thanks . . . I can't, and I won't, do that . . .