When it comes to blogging and social media, I try to stay away from sports and politics. Nevertheless, in no particular order, here are 7 things I don’t like about Trump’s nomination:
- I don’t like the fact that the Republican nominee epitomizes the biblical definition of a fool. Back in January I wrote a post about this. Before you call me a fool for calling Trump a fool, read my article. Today, I stand by these comments.
- I don’t like the reality that out of 320,000,000 people we have to chose between Trump and Clinton. Yes, other candidates will run. But let’s be real, at this point it’s Trump or Clinton. Out of 320,000,000, these are the two we have selected.
- I don’t like the attempts to stop free speech with threats and violence. The left and the right have both been guilty of this. When did we become so afraid of free speech that we actually try to silence the opposition with threats of violence?
- I don’t like Christians being divisive about supporting Trump. I’m sure you have an opinion about Trump, and I’m fine with you arguing your position. I’m also tired of Christians saying vicious things about those who do or don’t support Trump.
- I don’t like the fact that it takes a billionaire, media mogul to crack the hegemony of the ruling class in our country. Clearly we have a ruling class with two parties. Structurally, in presidential politics, it’s an uphill battle for anyone outside of this ruling class to break through into the ranks of the ruling elite.
- I don’t like feeling marginalized by not lining up with a particular party. I’m tired of hearing “Not voting for Trump is a vote for Clinton,” or “Not voting for Clinton is a vote for Trump.” A two-party system makes this either-or-fallacy seem real.
- I don’t like the fact that evangelical Christians can muster so much emotion and passion for presidential politics, and so little passion for Christ. Those who support Trump and those who don’t both have strong feelings. They also have a zeal to convince other people to adopt their position. I wish Christians (myself) had this much passion for Christ and sharing the good news.
Originally published May 5, 2016 on landoncoleman.com.