By Mario Murillo
Edmund Burke said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
There are pastors who refuse to vote for Trump because they believe that God is bringing judgement to America through Hillary Clinton. I find their viewpoint abhorrent but I can at least respect their honesty: They admit their non-vote helps elect Hillary Clinton. What I cannot stomach are those who won’t admit it.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes certain anti-Trump ministers more defensive than to tell them that if they don’t vote for Trump, they are voting for Hillary. The quasi-religious hissy fit that ensues is truly remarkable. They will uncork an exercise in mental gymnastics that exceeds anything we have seen at the Rio Olympics. They will pour out high-sounding religious non sequitur like a cuttlefish squirting ink. Pastor why not just admit the obvious? You are helping Hillary.
Earth to Pastors: There are only two candidates for president. The one with the most electoral votes wins. Take a deep breath and try it again: Only Clinton or Trump will be elected president. All of the others on the ballot are window dressing. None of them can win.
Here is simple science: When you are down to two choices if you do not help one you are helping the other one.
We have no doubt what will happen if Hillary wins. She has made it clear she will continue the Obama disaster.
Trump is not the perfect candidate—he is the only candidate. Trump is not the best choice—he is the only choice.
Okay, we admit it. We are accusing you of: HELPING HILLARY WIN.
At least be truthful about why you are not voting for Trump. You don’t like him. You wanted Ted Cruz… which is strange—if I you are using the standard “I won’t choose the lesser of two evils” escape clause—because Mr. Cruz comes with baggage also.
Be honest: Just admit that your religious fever means more to you than the damage Hillary will do to America. Don’t tell us you are being noble if you are spiritualizing desertion. You are not taking a moral stand when you deny the damage of your decision.
Laura Ingraham told us what you are really doing when you waste your vote:
“It means aligning yourself, at least temporarily, with left-wing nightmares Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all the other radicals who want Trump to lose.
It means turning a deaf ear to your fellow Americans who can’t take four more years of decline, and who are desperate for new leadership.
It means allowing another four or eight years of flat-lining wages and growth, and high taxes on American businesses.
It means hardening your heart against people those who have spent 40 years trying to stop abortion.
It means rejecting the advice of Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and the vast majority of elected Republican officials — all of whom are supporting Trump.
It means doing nothing when The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and every other left-wing outlet mocks and ridicules the Trump supporters as racists and bigots.
It means cheering (silently or not) along with every smear and every snide comment that Hollywood and the media can use to attack Trump’s voters.
That’s the choice the NeverTrumpers have made — a decision to do nothing, to wash their hands of the election, of the Republican Party, of the country itself.”
All it takes for evil to win is for Christians to do nothing. Don’t tell me that you won’t vote for the lesser of two evils when you are helping elect the greatest evil.