Separating the Noise and Finding Clarity :: by Bill Wilson

As predicted, this election has fast gone to the gutter. There is so much attention on the bad behavior of these candidates that the real issues of the campaign and what faces us as a nation are being drowned out by character issues. Listen, with these two candidates there are going to be character issues.

In my opinion, there is one who has far less character than any average American. One candidate is expert at projecting her deficiencies onto the other and fixing blame for the very things she does. The other candidate has said and done things that should have never been said or done, but he does not have a near criminal record following him. But more important are the issues and how these candidates will govern.

We do not know how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will govern. We do know that he has promised to appoint pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Constitutional judges to the Supreme Court. We know that he has repeatedly said he would promote freedom of speech and religious freedom.

He has promised to improve the tax code by lowering taxes. He has promised to cut red-tape and unnecessary regulation on businesses. He said he would reset and improve relations with Israel. He said he would not continue the weak foreign policy of the current Administration against Islamic terrorism. He said he would secure the nation’s borders, and try to stop terrorist infiltration through immigration.

We know how Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will govern. We have seen her since the 1970s beginning with her Watergate prosecution scandal. There has been scandal after scandal with Clinton-big stuff, the kind most of us would go to jail for if we did it. She says she would appoint progressive, pro-choice judges to the Supreme Court.

She wants to crack down on religious free speech, especially criticism of Islam. She will raise taxes by $2 trillion. She wants to effectively eliminate the Second Amendment. She will continue the current foreign policy, never effectively ending terror threats or Islamic persecution of Christians. She wants open borders and increased Islamic immigration. Her tough talk against Russia may lead to war. Her plans would increase government spending and the national debt.

This election will decide the direction of America for decades to come in Supreme Court picks alone. Your vote may be the deciding one. Not voting, voting for a third-party candidate that cannot win, or voting based on the noise rather than the issues could have disastrous impact on you, your children, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren.

Generations depend on your vote. It is your duty and responsibility. While the news media promotes smut and tries to take attention off of the real issues, it is clear how a godly person should vote based on the issues. We are not electing a pastor, we are trying to turn our country from destruction.

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Make a decision to vote from the spirit of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson