The Moral Case for Trump

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My View: The Moral Case for Donald Trump
This opinion editorial was published in the Deseret News, October 14, 2016. Cherilyn Bacon Eagar is a blogger, radio talk show host and
one of Utah’s six Republican State Electors.
She was named 2011 Wasatch Woman of the Year for Community Service and for being the first Republican woman to run for U.S. Senate
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I’m a Mormon woman supporting a moral outcome on Election Day. I don’t condone sexual exploitation of anyone, and I believe Trump is the moral choice. Asking him to step aside is not an option, nor is it possible at this juncture, without causing chaos and court challenges. It would also set a terrible precedent empowering biased media collusion, as evidenced in recent WikiLeaks exposes. The outcome would be catastrophic, handing the election to Clinton. It’s open season, and it could get worse. But Trump’s a fighter, and that’s what America needs.

It leaves many people of faith asking, “What is the moral imperative? Can an immoral leader stand for moral public policy?”

Responses include voting for neither – or not at all. Others don’t buy the binary choice. As the late Phyllis Schlafly, first lady of the conservative movement, said, “We have a two party system, and Jesus is not on the ballot.”

[Read my tribute to Phyllis Schlafly.]

If you’re contemplating anything but the top two candidates and believe you will get a moral outcome, consider history [See Presidential Electoral history]:

The highest popular vote a third party candidate has ever received was 33 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed and 27.86 percent of the popular vote. The average number of electoral votes received is 6.44. A 1 to 2 percent third party vote can swing an election. McMullin is the intended spoiler candidate.

[Read more about this candidate in an editorial published August 24, 2016 – Spoiler Alert! Will Republicans Repeat 1964?]

In this close election, the outcome would likely be Clinton.

We can judge candidates by the policies they promote, the people that surround them and the money they receive. Unprecedented, Trump raised $32 million for the RNC, but received only a fraction. [$2.2 million] Obviously, the GOP global establishment despises his American sovereignty policies that protect the Constitution.  That accounts for their defection.

[See Trump’s policies here.]

Schlafly said, “The Republican Party has never had a stronger platform of moral, pro-American policy.” Trump helped craft it and endorsed it. Her last book outlines The Conservative Case for Trump. His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, is a devout pro-Life Catholic woman. Many conservative religious leaders and 33 pro-Life leaders, including Phyllis Schlafly’s appointed successor, Ed Martin, surround him. For the first time, a presidential candidate champions the appointment of originalist judges in the tradition of Antonin Scalia, and the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a huge win for religious liberty. Even Trump’s economic policy team is nearly absent the typical lineup of old guard Council on Foreign Relations, responsible for the history of weak foreign policy.

(Two lists, men and women]

A popular talk show host among some Mormons said, “If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.” Really? One Utah GOP leader wrote, “We can maintain our ‘moral high ground’ while more babies get aborted, our second amendment rights vanish and the Supreme Court is changed forever.” Indeed, this is the platform Clinton pledged to support in the last debate.

We may not know what Trump will do, but we know what Clinton will do. She has already done it. We will get a hypocritical woman that laughed about ruining a 12-year old girl’s life by successfully representing her rapist. We will get more cover-ups, e-mails, immunities, $1.7 billion to Iran, $400 million ransom in untraceable foreign cash; Syria, Libya, Benghazi; also, single-payer HillaryCare, NAFTA’s lost jobs, open borders and a “new global economic order;” ongoing class warfare, riots, gangs, paid provocateurs, women and children slaughtered at Waco; the Clinton Foundation’s funding of 4,000 abortions in one year; handing Russia 20 percent of America’s uranium for $145 million profit; their personal profit of 94 percent of all donations, including from terrorist nations.

Historically, immoral – even pagan – leaders have been known to promote moral causes. No candidate is perfect. The moral choice is clear. That choice is Trump. He will make America great again.

[Author’s final note:  This could be our King Cyrus-Darius-Ezra moment.  Check it out.]

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