Dear Family and Friends,
We are writing to you before the most crucial election of our lifetime to, hopefully, shed light on the stakes. Over the last month, many of you have told us you are either not voting, writing in a candidate, or voting for everything but the presidency. We are compelled and we believe, prompted, by our Lord to ask you to reconsider voting for Donald Trump, not because we like him, but for the following reasons.
First, The Argument of Citizenship: As citizens of the United States of America, we live in a constitutional Republic. It is our duty to participate in elections, a privilege paid for by the blood of fellow Americans.
Second, The Ethical Argument: One candidate has revealed himself to be lustful, while the other is greedy, power-hungry and dishonest. Which set of shortcomings will have a more tangible effect on the American people?
Third, The Argument of Christian Realism: Reinhold Niebuhr, a Christian theologian from the 1940’s, coined the phrase Christian Realism as a counter-argument to idealism. Niebuhr reasons that since we live in an unjust, corrupt society, we won’t see everything made right until the return of Christ. Meanwhile, though we long for perfection, we must compromise and pursue the greatest good. In this case, we believe a vote for Mr. Trump is a vote for the greatest good.
Mrs. Clinton’s policies include open borders, abortion on demand and secular humanism in our schools. Her clearly-stated intentions are to appoint progressive Supreme Court Justices, continue ObamaCare (which kills small businesses), weaken our military, and raise taxes, which prevent small businesses from creating jobs. She refuses to name radical Islamic terrorism, the ideology which currently poses the gravest threat to American lives. Clinton would call for stricter gun control measures, but these have not proven helpful in Europe.
Conversely, Mr. Trump is pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-Second Amendment, pro-religious freedom, and pro-small business. He will replace ObamaCare, buffet our military and secure our borders, policies that will protect our freedoms for years to come.
Fourth, The Argument of Wisdom: Let’s look at the big picture. The next president will hold office a maximum of eight years, but will nominate Supreme Court justices with an average tenure of 26 years. Mr. Trump will nominate Justices who uphold the Constitution and keep the power with the people. Mrs. Clinton will choose progressives judges who use their agendas to run roughshod over the democratic process, as they did with Roe v. Wade.
Finally, examine The Results of the Last Eight Years: Are you happy with the country’s current trajectory?
Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this. We are joining Evangelical thought leaders Franklin Graham, Os Guinness, Ravi Zacharias, Dr. James Dobson and others in voting for what we believe to be the greatest good. As another great leader, Christina Hoff Sommers says, “Freedom is not an abstraction. It is real and it doesn’t happen by accident. It has to be earned by every generation.”
With love and respect,
Windsor and Mitchell Yellen