I think both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unfit for the office of the presidency, though for different reasons. The idea of voting for either of them repulses me. It was easier for me, as a conservative, to vote for the crooked Edwin W. Edwards against David Duke in the 1991 Louisiana governor’s race than it would be for me to vote for Hillary Clinton this year. (And perhaps it takes a Louisiana conservative of a certain age to understand how hard it was to vote for EWE.)
I believe with utter certainty that a Clinton presidency would accelerate the dramatic loss of religious liberty, most importantly by the Supreme Court justices she names, and the extension of the power of the state into the private lives of Americans and their institutions, all for the sake of the grand Social Justice Warrior cause. I believe that she will continue Washington’s misguided foreign policy, including an eagerness to intervene militarily in foreign conflicts (in this she will be worse than Obama). And I believe she will raise taxes and increase entitlements. I think she is dishonest and manipulative. Most every bad thing that conservatives say will happen under a Clinton administration, I am convinced will happen.
So, I have thought from time to time, “Could I really vote for Trump?” I actually agree with the general Buchananite thrust of his campaign’s themes, and strongly believe the globalist ideology embodied by Hillary Clinton is a menace. He is not remotely a religious conservative, but, I thought, at least he wouldn’t make a point of going after us. Do I trust him to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices? No — but I trust her to appoint activist liberals, so I’d rather take my chances with him.
If it weren’t for Trump’s character, this would be an easy choice. But that’s like saying, “If only there were a bridge, I could drive across the Gulf of Mexico.”
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