Mark Them Who Cause Divisions :: by Bill Wilson

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been caught several times saying insulting remarks toward certain individuals. The Miss Universe winner, for example, who was under contract to not gain any weight during her reign is reported that she was insulted by Trump. But he actually helped her keep her job by pointing out her need to lose weight. The media takes everything he says without reporting the entire situation and turns it into a scandal to make him look bad.

This  latest situation made huge headlines. But Trump has not leveled insults at voting blocks of the American people as has his opponent Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton has shown her disdain for the voting American public by labeling those who disagree with her brand of politics as living in the basement of their parents’ house or being downright deplorable.

How can anyone who shows such dislike of fellow Americans be fit to hold office?

She characterized those who would vote for Donald Trump as “deplorables.”  At a high-ticket fundraiser September 9, Clinton said, “To just be grossly generalist, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call “The basket  of deplorables: Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”

Referring to Millennial voters who supported her primary opponent Bernie Sanders, Clinton told another group of her wealthy donors at a reception, “They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.”

Clinton’s campaign of characterizing those who disagree with her as racists and bigots is offensive in the least. She is demonstrating that she is unfit to hold the office she seeks because she has such a hate-filled opinion of conservative Americans who would not vote for her.

Then on the other hand, Clinton has expressed disdain for those Millennial voters who feel a sense of entitlement because they have gotten their education and there are no jobs for them. There is a tremendous divide of civility here.

One candidate’s slogan is “Make America Great Again,” the other’s is “Fighting for Us” or just plain “” This speaks to a lot. One is national oriented. The other is individual (self) oriented.

George Washington, in his 1796 Farewell Speech, warned against excitations caused by political parties, saying, “They tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.”

He also warned that Americans should be carefully watching for the nation’s “preservation with jealous anxiety… and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”

Romans 16:7 also warns, “… them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.”

Clinton disparages those who disagree with her, not only her opponent, but those who may vote against her. If she does it so blatantly now, what will she do later if she wins?

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson