A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Proverbs 6:12-14 (King James Version)
As you can already tell from my past posts, I have no great love lost for either Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump-especially for Trump. However, Trump has stooped to a new low that could do more harm than imagined. Mr. Trump-whilst giving a speech in Florida-has called upon Russia to hand over 30,000 of Clinton’s e-mails, which he believes Russia has access to.
Huh? Donald “Make America Great” Trump has called on a rival superpower-which has been antagonizing the West for ages-to spy on an American citizen (Clinton) just so he can have ammo against her campaign? I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. I’m not super crazy about Clinton, however she doesn’t deserve this. If you don’t believe me, here’s a quote from his speech:
“They probably have her 33,000 emails, too. I hope they do,” he said, adding later: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
(Courtesy: The Washington Post)
This is treason with a capital “T”! I don’t care how many Trump lovers say otherwise. Trump might as well called on Iran or North Korea for help. This is a man who could be the next President of the United States, a man who will be sworn to defend the Constitution from enemies within and without. This man should be hauled off for espionage and treason-preferably in some Federal lockup awaiting trial and a one-way trip to Leavenworth. In earlier times, he could be hanged.
Trump is not fit for presidential office-plain and simple. He’s already demonstrated his racism, xenophobia, misogyny, hatred towards Muslims, and lack of knowledge of what a President should know. This man does not care about We The People at all. He is willing to go to a superpower with whom we have a very tenuous relationship with to commit espionage pure and simple. Who else will Trump call on, or use to get his way-even if it contradicts the American Constitution, rule of law, or diplomacy?
Tonight’s text warns about the evils of shifty behavior and its tell-tale signs. It also tells of the damage such behavior can do. The Scripture accurately describes Trump’s methods in this situation. We need to heed Proverbs’ advice.
We need to seriously think of the ramifications this can cause. This can lead to future breaches and abuses of power, that can make us diplomatically vulnerable at any negotiation table. Who’s to say that if Russia had the emails and did turn them over to the press; who’s to say what Sword of Damocles Russia could hang over our heads? It would be a diplomatic nightmare!
This is something we need to consider-and fast. Because November is just over three months away; and Mr. Trump could be our next President. And if he can use illegal means outside the Constitution to attack his enemies, what will he do to you and I?
(Image courtesy of The Washington Post)