Is Swapping Trump for Obama Really the Best Thing for America?

Written by Allan Erickson on February 27, 2016

In 2007 a man stepped up to run for President telling us he supported the U.S. Constitution, he was a Christian, he was a uniting influence, he would defeat our enemies, solve our problems and uphold the rule of law.

The moment he swore the oath to defend and protect the Constitution, he began undermining it. He said one thing, and did the opposite, over and over. He broke the law, time and again. He submitted to our enemies and attacked our faith traditions. And he created and aggravated deep divisions, fanning the flames of anger, fear and suspicion.

Consequently we have suffered serial failures and experienced decline on every front, and, we face more serious defeats right around the corner, economically, and on the battlefield.

Today, another man steps forward running for President. He claims to be a Christian. He says he supports the Constitution. He assures us he will uphold the rule of law, our faith traditions, acting as a uniting influence.

Yet in the last seven months we’ve learned he does not know what the Constitution says, he does not understand what it means to be a Christian, he has marginal respect for the rule of law, and by his words and his deeds we see he is primarily a divisive force, an agent of enmity, anger, fear and suspicion.

Like no Democrat ever could, he has ruptured the Tea Party/Conservative/Libertarian /Independent alliance, throwing the Republican Party into chaos, providing the eventual Democrat nominee an easier path to the White House.

And so the conventional wisdom is we hire another snake oil salesman after suffering one for eight years, a thoroughly self-defeating enterprise?

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.