The last couple of weeks I have been writing about the Obama administration’s release of a publication entitled the Housing Development Toolkit, and I will have more on it in the coming weeks.
However, I think it is important for the upcoming election that Americans speak out to say who they believe is the best qualified to be elected to the most powerful office in the world.
One of Ronald Reagan’s most famous quotes reflects the power that American individuals have in plotting the course of their future: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
When John McCain was running against Obama, he was famous for trivializing his opponent’s intent to “transform” America when he said (I am paraphrasing), “My friends, you don’t have to fear an Obama presidency.”
The damage that Obama has done to this country and its exceptionalism is incalculable. In addition to the numerous laws he has created through executive fiat, he has loaded the federal bureaucracy with like-minded people who will remain in their positions to make certain that the damage continues long after he is out of office. For anyone who believed that he would somehow be in office for a third term, the truth is, he doesn’t have to be in office to maintain his legacy of socialism.
I have been quiet in my column about this race, and I haven’t written much if anything since the primaries, and perhaps that was a mistake. But for the record, I was behind Ted Cruz, and I was very unhappy about the way that Trump treated him and the others in his effort to secure the nomination.
That was then, and this is now. In this election, Christians cannot stay away from the polls like they did when Romney was running. (One estimate says that up to 38 million Christians did not vote.) I was not a Romney fan, but he would have been far better than what we got.
And like the last election, I have been particularly unhappy about the choices we have in this election, but to a much greater degree than the last one. However, Americans, and particularly Christian Americans, need to show up at the polls this time if we are going to have a chance at keeping our freedom, because if Hillary Clinton is elected, it may be many generations before America ever tastes freedom again, if ever.
My biggest disagreement with Donald Trump has been that he believes in the Kelo vs. New London version of eminent domain, that is to say he believes that it is acceptable for government to take property from one person and give it to another if it means economic opportunity for the community. This was a deal-breaker for me in the primaries. However, there is not much more that I disagree with him, and I believe that he can be swayed on the eminent domain issue. That is critical, because without property rights, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are worthless.
Hillary, on the other hand, is far, far worse.
On the matter of keeping classified information on a private server, the precedent set by other cases is that if you do so, you will be prosecuted, you will be punished, you will go to prison. On that act alone, Hillary should be in prison, but there was obviously a deal with the FBI that prevented her prosecution. At the moment I write this article, it is coming out that another deal requesting the declassification of material she possessed may have been struck in a quid pro quo deal with the FBI.
That isn’t the worst of it. For this I would refer you to the movie documentary by Dinesh D’Sousa, an author who was sent to prison after making the movie documentary “Obama’s America” in an obvious political retaliation. Now he has produced Hillary’s America, which I would urge you to watch. However, it only skims over the book it is based upon by the same title. This heavily footnoted book provides a much more detailed look into who we would be electing if we elect her. The level of corruption is astounding, and her dedication to creation of a socialistic state will devastate our economy, our freedom of religion, and the freedoms our Constitution guarantees us.
To allow the election of Hillary Clinton is unthinkable. Trump may not have been the best person to represent the Republican Party, but he is the only choice we have in this race if this country is to survive. We have much to fear from a Clinton presidency.