Monthly Archives: July 2016

It’s Up to Us

We have been saying, rather, I have been saying along with many that Donald J. Trump does not have the temperament to lead our nation. Last night, at the Democratic National Convention, Kristen Kavanaugh, former Marine Corps captain said it all. She said that “this election is not just about Donald Trump’s judgment, it is about our own.”

I agree. I cannot see supporting someone who displays bully tactics, a lack of appreciation for being informed, and failure to appreciate the impact of what he says. Just yesterday, he urged the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. I agree our vote is not about  Trump’s judgment, but ours.

But let me say this, I am only speaking about his positions, or statements which demonstrate a lack of judgment for the office of the president. My statements do not in any reflect a personal hate against Mr. Trump. In fact, I was reminded of this last night in Bible study that we ought to pray for both candidates. That is the right thing to do. Pray that they both see, hear and believe the light of the gospel.

Let me also remind you, that I have been a Democrat my entire adult life. I was proud of the optimism, the patriotism demonstrated last night, and this week. Even though I am now leaning Independent as neither party fully meets, and probably could never meet where I am; however,  John Kasich was close.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves ad pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 KJV

Portions of that scripture, have been repeated during the course of the DNC convention. I pray we hear it, and do it.

So it is up to us. I do believe that out of the two candidates, Mrs. Clinton is more prepared to lead, even though I totally disagree with some of the DNC  immoral planks in their platform. She does have a long track record of fighting for the disenfranchised. She has political experience, although, some would disqualify that. I just happen to think that that is important.