How Americans handle the phenomenon of Donald Trump
SUSAN K. SMITH | 5/19/2019, noon
If Trump wins the 2020 election, it is probably safe to say that it will be because people do not vote. Their nonvoting is part of the living out of the adage by Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”
“We the people” of this country do not have the option of not voting. This president is aligning himself – and thus the country – with the world’s dictators and despots, including Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. He is breaking away from our allies and seems at the time of this writing to be readying the country for war with Iran, as noted in MotherJones.com.
The GOP is allowing this to happen; their sick loyalty to this president is helping him to sell the country down the river. They either do not care for the Constitution they swore to protect, or they haven’t read how dictatorships have happened in other countries, or they do not care.
Driven by their determination to overturn Roe v. Wade, and their disapproval of issues of sexuality, they are hellbent on getting judges in the courts who will reverse the decisions that they have hated for so long.
They believe that God sent Trump into the presidency. Michele Bachmann said that Trump is “the most godly president this nation has ever had,” according to a newsletter on USAToday.com.
That should scare people who are thinking about not voting. This election will be a trek into the lion’s den of justice.
Hopefully we will take a determination that we will not let the gains made for so many people over the past 50 years to be negated or further eroded by this man who is a bane to the cause of “justice for all.”
While all elections are critical, this one is even more so. Dictators get into office because people elect them.
The hope is that Americans will grab hold of the principles that we say are so important and vote this man out of office. Even if we are successful, he will make a stir and claim that the election was rigged. Hopefully, there are think tanks and strategy sessions happening even now so that we can preserve this country, flaws and all.
If we do not vote, we will have nobody to blame for what happens to us and this country, which Trump says he loves. His country and that of the masses are not one in the same, and our staying away from the polls will drive that reality home.
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith is the founder and director of Crazy Faith Ministries. She is available for speaking. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.