I’ve voted for third-party candidates before. But this was not the time for that. If there had been a better, viable third-party candidate, I would have voted for him. But that would have taken a serious, critical mass movement for a third-party candidate that was absent in this election.
Elections are contests with serious political and spiritual ramifications and you do not choose an obvious loser of said contest when there is a viable candidate who can win against one who will do an even greater evil. It is not intrinsically evil to choose a flawed, less-than-saintly candidate. And I have a moral responsibility for the foreseeable consequences of my actions. Choosing not to vote for a viable candidate in the face of great evil is just plain irresponsible.
Our society and culture is rapidly degenerating. While the candidate I chose is a product of that culture and far from the decent, spiritual man I wish I cold have voted for (I would have loved to have seen Ben Carson, Ron Paul or even Ted Cruz on the ballot instead), it is the Democratic party, especially under the current 8-year administration, which has most vehemently and forcefully abused state power to push their anti-God, anti-liberty, un-Constitutional, pro-homosexuality, pro-contraceptive, pro-abortion, socialistic agenda down everybody’s throats, thus hastening the decline of our society, the murder of unborn human beings and the loss of souls.
If Hillary had won, this trend would likely have accelerated and a persecution of the Church and other “deplorables” who disagree with these ideologies would not have been far off. Already, the government has forced a Catholic orphanage to choose between allowing same-sex adoptions or closing down. The threat of “hate speech” laws is the criminalization of free speech for those of us who believe in timeless Catholic principles instead of the spirit of the age. Hillary has been clear that she thinks religious beliefs have to be changed. By what? State power? What happened to the “separation of Church and State”?
Nevermind Obamacare- an unconstitutional piece of legislation that gives us socialized medicine which supports and pushes the evils of contraception and abortion. Nevermind that it was going to fail and probably become an even worse “single payer” system which Hillary prefers. Also consider the long-term damage that several new life-long activist, liberal Supreme Court judges would have done to our nation and world.
No, no- this is much bigger than a man’s foul words and personality problems. Offensiveness and even racism (which I don’t believe he really subscribes to and apparently a lot of blacks and Hispanic voters agree with me) are far more tolerable than the evil that Hillary would have pushed.
No, Trump won’t start a new world war nor will he dismiss congress nor any of the other ridiculous, irresponsible, alarmist things our compromised media would have us believe- there are still enough checks and balances to prevent such things and Trump is not insane, despite his personality problems.
No, we have been spared for four more years without major persecutions. We’ve better make it count and evangelize our sick culture back to health before it collapses on us before our very eyes.