America. I love this nation more than I could possibly have the words to express. Our flag sweeps waves of emotion across my heart every time I see the wind caressing her high overhead. Our valiant soldiers who voluntarily step forward to serve each of us and to protect our Constitution with pay that in no way compensates for the high cost of their call. I hold firmly to the belief that America is still the “shining city” on the hill that Reagan believed it was. I believe that because of our founders’ vision, our Constitution, the history we have of self-correcting our own faults, and how we’ve served to bring and secure freedom for millions upon millions over the course of our brief history on this planet, that this is still the greatest nation on Earth.
It is out of this deep, heartfelt love and respect that I make a hard and carefully thought out decision. During this post-primary election season, I have prayed and wrestled over what I am to do with whatever sphere of influence God has allowed me to have. I have longed to be able to express my support for a candidate I can fight for, one I can argue and push for. A candidate I believed in and one I know for a fact would, indeed, be the best choice for our nation and for the party I love—a party that I still hold to be the best in this nation as far as the ideals that are ingrained into its platform.
Hillary Clinton is the worst candidate that has ever taken the stage of American politics to my knowledge. She is a liar, she is corrupt, she is grossly inept, and that is the most positive way that I can possibly express my feelings on her as a person and a candidate. She would be the absolute worst President in American history, and given the abject failure that Obama has been and Carter was, that is saying a lot.
However, I also strongly believe that a person’s character is key to how they make decisions. Because of this conviction, I do not believe Donald Trump has the ability to be a good President. We see this in his willingness to encourage violent responses to those who disagree with him at his rallies, his inexcusable comments that go far, far beyond “Locker Room Talk,” and how he actually boasts about sexually assaulting women. I know that there are people I respect who say “he’s changed,” and I so desperately want to believe that, but his actions do not demonstrate that he has. He is petty and vindictive toward anyone who disagrees with him. Many bring up the SCOTUS appointees, but Mr. Trump himself has stated that he is not beholden to the initial list he released and may do as he sees fit regardless of what he has pledged, which is another character point which concerns me.
You see, character matters. Character is the place a leader makes decisions from when things get difficult. The scripture says in Psalms 15:4 that those who fear the Lord keep their word even when it hurts and does not change their mind. And on this point, both major candidates for President have not convinced me that they possess this ability. In fact, exactly the opposite. They have both shown that neither of them possess anything but poor character. I do not care what other respected leaders say one way or the other; people’s actions and responses are what I look to when choosing a leader.
I have tried, struggled, and longed to support Donald Trump for President, but through his own actions he has made that impossible for me.
I know that this announcement will inevitably upset and anger some, please know that is neither my intent nor my heart. I understand why some will still decide to vote for Trump, and I will not discourage you from doing so. I also understand all the arguments that will be levied against me for doing what I am doing, but at the end of the day I must heed to what I feel God is leading me to do and, regardless of others opinions or arguments, I must hold true to that and that alone
Do I worry about Hillary Clinton becoming President? Yes, more than I can say, yes. But I have chosen to cease operating out of fear; instead, I am choosing to listen to what I know and what the Scriptures point toward. The spirit of the Lord does not operate in the realm of fear; it operates in a place of knowing that obedience to God is far more important than political expediency.
Based upon this conviction and after much prayer and weighty thought, I am announcing my endorsement for Evan McMullen for President of the United States.
Evan McMullin is a conservative leader who has experience in fighting the war on terror and keeping us safe. 1. He is a strong supporter of pro-life initiatives and agendas; he will defend the most innocent and vulnerable among us. 2. He believes in limited government and our Constitution and will work to eliminate wasteful government agencies and spending. 3. He supports freedom of religion and its expression. 4. He is a strong supporter of our Second Amendment and will defend our right to self-defense. 5. He is for a strong military that will continue to keep us safe thru strength. He is a true conservative and the only principled and character-driven candidate left in the race for OUR White House.
My Grandfather once told me, “It’s better to vote for the right [person] and lose, than the wrong [person] and win.”
Evan McMullen is a political long shot; however, I firmly believe that it is more important to do the right thing than the easy thing.
If you feel as I do—that character does indeed matter—then I ask you to join me in supporting the true conservative in the race for President, Evan McMullin.