I’ve been stewing on what to say about the Christianity Today article Trump Should Be Removed from Office on 12/19. What to say? He was elected by the US voters with the process and ground rules in place to win the nomination and the general election. Yes, social media probably distorted viewpoints, but in the end, he won. He is the US President.
He has done some things that are directionally correct in standing up to some foreign powers and in intending to call out some who really need to be called out. He has, perhaps, appointed more judges and perhaps we’ll have more balance in our courts for a season.
But here is the deal. He is fundamentally not a good person. The CT articles states:
The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.
James Comey wrote this week on Twitter:
I’m not here endorsing or defending Comey and I think the Democrats are equally a nightmare.
The impeachment process in the House has been a show itself. The Democrats wouldn’t let the Republicans bring some witnesses and then the Democrats are stunned and can’t believe the Republicans won’t let them bring witnesses to the Senate trial. Further, Pelosi holding the articles up and not delivering them to the Senate for trial as she is supposed to do further magnifies that all of this is a show.
Trump may directionally get some things right, but he is not a good person and he shouldn’t be the leader of this country.
I suspect the Senate will convene and quickly put this to an end by acquitting or denying the claims. Then the show will continue with the next chapter.
The Democrats may do another impeachment. Trump will tweet away. And our country will continue be led by a morally bankrupt person who we elected.
Shame on us. Shame on the Republicans. Shame on the Democrats. Shame on all of us.
Three days after the CT post, I saw this online:
As I read the Christianity Today essay, I was reminded once again of the words of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.” Donald Trump is bringing an avalanche of lies into this world. It’s time for Christians once again to consider whether they want those lies to come through them—through their votes and their voices.https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/christianity-today-exposed-the-reality
Let’s find better people to be our leaders at all levels of government.