Donald Trump

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame

"There are legitimate issues to consider after the 2020 vote about the security of mail-in ballots and the process of counting votes...but make no mistake: The chief driver of the post-election contention of the past several weeks is the petulant refusal of one man to accept the verdict of the American people. The Trump team (and much of the GOP) is working backwards, desperately trying to find something, anything to support the president’s aggrieved feelings" - National Review

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Do You Desire Truth More Than Victory?

"In this election, most conservative Christians supported the policies of President Trump, especially as against those Joe Biden espouses. Most conservative Christians greatly desired the success of the Trump campaign. Those desires now drive a desperate search for any way to make the Trump campaign succeed. How far are you willing to go to see your desires succeed?" - P & D

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Why I Didn’t Vote for Joe Biden . . . or Donald Trump

My absentee ballot went into the mail last week. It looked a lot like 2016’s ballot: conservative selections for various state and local positions, write-ins for President and Vice President of the United States.

I didn’t vote for Biden and Harris, because I believe they would be bad for the country. I didn’t vote for Trump and Pence, because I believe they’re also bad for the country. It’s not clear to me which would be worse, all things considered, but it doesn’t matter. Both major party tickets add up to “Absolutely no way do you get my vote”—not “maybe,” not “it’s a close call,” not “this is a tough decision”—just no. Emphatically, no.

I wrote in a couple of individuals who have demonstrated leadership ability, above-average wisdom, key conservative principles, and a sense of responsibility for their public discourse. They’ve also given me reason to believe that—if they were President and Vice President—they would see themselves as the leaders of the entire nation, not just those who already adore them.

They would attempt to persuade detractors rather than merely rouse their faithful and try to compel everyone else through policy.

So why didn’t I back one of the “electable” candidates? Several reasons.

1. I didn’t have to.

Much of the rhetoric on voting ethics assumes that no alternative exists to backing Trump-Pence or backing Biden-Harris. Actual ink on actual paper on the ballot I submitted proves that assumption is false.

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Christian groups say 15K cap on refugee resettlement for 2021 is 'unconscionable'

"'As evangelicals, we believe in the God-given dignity of every person in every nation,' reads a press statement by evangelical Christian leaders, including Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, under the banner of the Evangelical Immigration Table." - C.Post

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Most Evangelicals choose Trump over Biden, but clear ethnic divides exist

"A new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research conducted Sept. 9-23 finds President Donald Trump with a sizable lead over Democratic nominee Joe Biden among likely voters with evangelical beliefs. Deep divides, however, persist among evangelicals across ethnic lines." - BPNews

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Veith: We’ll Live-Blog the Debate!

"As the debate proceeds, I’ll offer my thoughts in the Comments feature.  But don’t make me do all of the work.  I invite you, dear reader, to join in with your own comments.  I hope we have participants from all political perspectives.  We would thus represent the “General Public” in our responses, without the media filters and without the vitriol." - Gene Veith

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