Skip to comments.Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice
Posted on 08/04/2016 10:10:54 PM PDT by Innovative
Some of my Christian friends tell me they cant in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between the lesser of two evils, the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate.
As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice.
American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make different decisions about the election. We still need to respect each other and thank God that we live in a democracy with freedom to differ about politics. And we need to keep talking with each other because democracies function best when thoughtful citizens can calmly and patiently dialog about the reasons for their differences. This is my contribution to that discussion.
I do not think that voting for Donald Trump is a morally evil choice because there is nothing morally wrong with voting for a flawed candidate if you think he will do more good for the nation than his opponent. In fact, it is the morally right thing to do.
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That person is clearly Donald Trump, while the alternative, Hillary Clinton would be an unmitigated disaster.
The primaries are over, the conventions are over. While many of us didn’t support Trump as our 1st choice for the Republicans, he is the choice of the Republican party.
We have two major parties in this country.
We face a binary choice in the election.
The next president will be either Trump or Clinton.
While many states will have numerous minor party or independent candidates on the ballot as well, only Trump or Clinton have a chance to be elected president.
I hope all of our fellow citizens choose wisely.
[Some of my Christian friends tell me they cant in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between the lesser of two evils, the morally right thing is to choose neither one.]
I’m getting fed up with Christian people I know asking me, “Who are you going to vote for?” They’ve been willfully hoodwinked by the GOPe and the MSM. There is so much at stake: up to 5 Supreme Court Justices, immigration, gun rights, social issues, religious freedom, sovereignty, education, trade...
It is SINFUL for the way they are behaving. Most of them are big on opinion, little on action. They need to stop living in their fantasy world and get real.
Everyone calls him flawed, but no one says how he’s flawed - because they can’t. The most they can do is quote MSM lies.
This attitude that one cannot vote for any candidate who is less than perfect has contributed a LOT to our current situation. When one side votes for any candidate that promises free stuff, and the other side refuses to vote for a candidate who isn’t perfect, which side wins?
I do not think the country can survive any more elections where only a perfect candidate can beat the “free stuff” candidate.
Yes, it is moral to vote for an imperfect candidate, if on the balance he is, overall, better than the other candidate.
Given a choice between Hillary Clinton and J. Random Alcoholic I would vote for J. Picking an alcoholic at random is taking a big chance on a long shot, voting for Hillary is putting a shotgun that you know is loaded with buckshot in your ear and pulling the trigger.