Jesus pursued his obsessive love for us by choosing the indignity of being human, then spending a lifetime serving and loving others, then choosing a death in which he gave his life and his body as the fuel for us to have eternal life—all the while having, but not using, the power and authority to save his life and become king.
That’s the reason why I pray for the failure of all the Trumps and Clintons and Obamas and Bushes—because their morality and their means of pursuing it is rebellion to God’s way for mankind to relate to one another.
I think it’s safe to say that the opposition to Donald Trump—in both intensity and scope—is greater than for any other president, and will stay that way. For many of those most upset, I think it’s the fact that a ridiculously boorish celebrity with no respect for how their great game of American politics is played beat them at it so badly.
What other than pride could have produced the willful blindness to actual events that prevented so many experts from even considering the possibility that Hillary would lose?
It is surely because of—and not in spite of—this attitude toward his candidacy from the very beginning, that gave Donald Trump the opportunity to do just what he did—pull off one of the greatest David v. Goliath victories in the history of politics.
With the inauguration just a week away, and even I am a little surprised that Donald Trump is actually going to be president. In March of 2016, I concluded that he was probably going to win the election, and it turns out I was right.
And I thought at the time that—should such an absurdity in fact take place—the effect on the American electorate…
The day after the election, I decided to not write anything here until the New Year. Although I had long been certain that Trump would beat Hillary, not many other people were. I was bewildered by the reactions that so many people had to the Trump victory, and the sheer volume and range of opinions, fears, and analyses being discussed made me conclude that publishing anything in that environment would be as futile as the proverbial screen door on a submarine.
Guest post contributed by Scott Cosenza, Policy Director for One Generation Away
Gary Johnson wasn’t in the first presidential debate of 2016, and, as a libertarian, I’m happy about that.
It makes me happy because every day Gary Johnson is out there being listened to, he damages the chances for liberty to take hold in the minds and hearts of Americans. He is either ignorant, as I suspect, about the principles that animate support for Libertarians™ amongst those of us who are libertarians, and why those are important, or he just doesn’t care. In either case his candidacy is unacceptable.