Is HILLARY vs TRUMP an Historic Election or Is It a Circus?

Written by Judy Rice on June 12, 2016

The verdict is in. Primaries are over and we are told this is an historic election for American women of the past, present and future. Then why does this American woman feel like America is spiraling downward in record speed and a Hillary presidency will accelerate the fall. Hillary Clinton is under investigation with the FBI, has lied, deceived, and stood by a man that has humiliated her through the years just to get to a chance to get the most powerful position in the world. She has manipulated enough people throughout our Nation that she is the person for this job based on her gender! Wait just a minute. I thought our current president is telling us that gender is fluid? You are whatever gender you feel like on any given day. Why is one Liberal saying gender matters and this nomination is a great victory for women and another Liberal saying gender doesn’t matter anymore? Does it matter or doesn’t it? I wish they’d make up their minds. When I was a kid, at noon every day we turned on the television and heard, “Bozo Circus is on the Air!” I simply can’t get that tune out of my head when I think of this election. I wonder why?

Could it be that our other nominee campaigns in a red hat that says “Make America Great Again” and I just heard him say that he doesn’t believe in American Exceptionalism? Let that one marinate. What exactly does he mean by this? I remember a certain presidential nominee that campaigned on the idea that he will “transform America!” He didn’t exactly explain how, but the more discerning among us, warned us to take a closer look at this guy. He didn’t seem to like America very much, upon closer investigation. I don’t think he believed in American Exceptionalism either and has been proving this for almost eight years now. I suspect most of us didn’t take that closer look and we blindly elected the guy based on “Hope that he will change America” into something great. “Hope and Change” was his motto… I believe we got some change, but not the kind we hoped for. You think we would have learned by now.

No doubt Trump supporters will tell me and have been telling me to “get my head out” and just stop Hillary! Anything is better than Hillary. I won’t deny the possibility that Trump might turn some things around, I never denied that. I like his political incorrectness too and loud, bold personality. It’s just that we keep settling election after election and things keep getting worse. I am not hearing Donald Trump say that he wants to get America back to a government by the people and for the people. I keep hearing him saying that HE is going to make America great again because he knows how. This scares me a bit because he sounds a lot like Obama to me. Like he knows what’s best for us and he will make it happen! He never says how and neither did Obama and with Obama we got one “Executive Order” after another. I suppose if I knew Trump was a man of the Bible and held our Constitution in high regard, this wouldn’t sound quite so scary, but his track record says he doesn’t think a whole lot about either. I hold out glimpses of hope for anyone, but at this point, all Trump is doing for me is confirming my decision not to vote for either candidate. Don’t worry about it though, I didn’t vote for Obama in either election and he still won without my vote.

I hold the Bible in high regard and so did our founders. They believed in natural law, being a moral and religious people, electing virtuous leaders and all the good stuff the Bible speaks about and we continue to believe we know better apart from God. I had one Christian friend tell me Donald Trump is the Anti Christ and another tell me that in a dream she had “Trump was anointed by God” in the same week. Both told me that God told them this. We have crazy choices because we are trying to create “unity” apart from studying God’s Word. That creates chaos. Many Christians are “listening to voices” they claim are God’s voice, but clearly contradict His teachings. If we point this out to them, we are told that “we don’t have enough faith or don’t pray like they do or we aren’t hearing the right voices or having the same dreams because we lack intimate relations with the Almighty. Modern Christianity strayed from God’s Word and that’s the bottom line to why we are in this mess. God can use anyone, I am told. Ok then why is everyone so concerned about those of us that don’t want to vote for Trump? Can’t God use Hillary too?

A practical example of this principle is when a female says she found the “perfect man.” She is so sure that he is “Mr. Right,” even though she chose him in spite of what Scripture suggests would make a good mate. He’s a loser, but she thinks marrying will change him and it doesn’t. Then she takes it a step further and has a child with him. Maybe he’ll come around then? When the divorce becomes final, she still insists that this guy was “anointed” and meant to teach her a lesson and repeats the same mistake. How many “anointed leaders” do we need to elect before we just read and apply God’s guiding principles? We make life so difficult, and then blame God. I suspect it’s time to stop listening to voices and start studying again. I doubt God wants us to listen to “voices and dreams” that contradict His Word in a Nation that was founded on the principles of His Word. Newsflash… That is what made our nation exceptional…

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Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs.