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Reader comment on item: What's a Conservative to Do? Vote for Pence
in response to reader comment: Hold nose & vote for the Impeachable Trump

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 28, 2016 at 15:30

As this is being written, the word out in the media realm is that Madam Secretary Clinton may have her FBI investigation reviewed to determine if new evidence supports the notion that not all the facts have been thoroughly, properly, and even legally analyzed to the full extent of the law. Does this mean that Candidate Trump may get the nudge needed to defy the polls and pundits? That remains to be seen.

The principle difficulty for the electorate is that things have not been what they needed to be for the center mass of 'we the people,' such that choices like that facing real voters are couched in empty promises and plain out-in-out and deceit of empty promises never fulfilled. So much money taken and spent on the people's behalf and what is there left to show for it (?)-nothing.
Things politically cannot get too much worse, if even that is possible, given the current circumstances. The fermentation of outrageously bad politics has completely turned many nose-blinded. Put some potpourri around the edges and light a candle before making that choice.
The 'Christian' duty to government is set out like this: (Rom 13:1) Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2) Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
But this requires that the government be responsible to adhere to the truth of the Almighty and judgment comes to the government that deals badly with the people that the Almighty has promised to protect. Most sensible people know how well this verse is not listened to by those who abuse power for ambitions' sake.
If we couch the terms of this election as seeking the better good for the people, we are already faced with the proposition that half the country thinks the democrats are better positioned than the other half; and vice versa, being nearly equally split. Rigging aside, what will tip the scales?
The anti-Trump sentiments as espoused by Paul Ryan and his camp seem to think that they were somewhat thwarted in the primary process; and if they were guided by 'Caritas in(et) Veritas' thinking, it is not hard for this outside observer to understand why-they were as much a part of the problem even as they thought they had a solution. This was seen in the failed candidacies of those who are still stumped by Trump.

The final observation of this round is that even if Trump does pull the rabbit out of the hat, the implausible task of impeaching him would mean what many have thought all along - the Republican party failed to have the people's best interests and failed to protect them when they needed charity in truth the most.


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