If it seems I'm spending an inordinate amount of time on the upcoming elections, it's because the stakes are so high. Not only is direction of the United States at stake here, but perhaps the fate of western civilization in general hangs in the balance. Oddly enough, the vote in November isn't so much threatened by rigging as it is by otherwise intelligent Christians who plan to either cast no vote for president or to "write in" a third candidate.
I've stated before why I believe that Christian morality mandates a vote for Donald Trump. See here and here. As you can see, I made attempts to bring the principles of Catholic moral theology to bear on the situation. In several instances, my attempts to do so were met with contemptuous disregard (particularly on facebook). In none of these instances did anyone offer any counterargument based on moral theology. I suspect it was because they couldn't.
A friend of mine called my attention to this article found in TownHall.com, entitled "Why Voting For Trump Is A Morally Good Choice". I suggest that it be read. Mr. Gruden points out that we as Christians have a positive moral duty to seek the good of the nation in which we find ourselves, citing Jeremiah 29:7. This runs counter to the rather insipid notion that we as Christians have no responsibility for the outcome of the vote if we choose not to vote ourselves. Gruden suggests that we all ask ourselves this question: "Can I in good conscience act in a way that helps a liberal like Hillary Clinton win the presidency?" Of course the answer is no.
I wished that Mr. Gruden's article would have overtly stated the converse of the statement that is his title. If voting for Trump is a morally good choice, then the denial of our vote for Trump is morally wrong. There is no dancing around that fact.
I'll now post below a video on the topic featuring Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrera as they discuss "Trumping Hillary" from their Catholic perspective.
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