Chris­tians’ choices dif­fi­cult, but Trump ‘ex­cel­lent’ pick

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Among the first ac­tions taken by the pres­i­dent was the with­drawal of sup­port for or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in the de­struc­tion of hu­man life in the womb. Af­ter com­ing back into power, one of the Demo­cratic congress’ first failed ef­forts was to try to re­in­state that sup­port for abor­tion. The Democrats are also try­ing to undo the Hyde Amend­ment, which bars the use of fed­eral funds to pay for abor­tions ex­cept to save the life of the mother or in the case of rape or in­cest. The same Democrats who cry about chil­dren de­tained at the bor­der want to use tax­payer funds to kill thou­sands of in­no­cent chil­dren. Even if I was not a Chris­tian, I would sup­port the pres­i­dent in this.

Shame on the Repub­li­can Congress for not hav­ing passed a mea­sure to build a bor­der wall and dou­ble shame on the Democrats who re­main in­tran­si­gent in their fight against rea­son­able bor­der se­cu­rity. Some have said we should use drones and other tech­nol­ogy, but when have you seen a drone stop an in­truder or a ter­ror­ist, un­less the drone is armed? It’s like in­stalling a Ring door­bell, but not in­stalling a door.

A wall is no more im­moral than a fence around your prop­erty or a lock on your door. There are bad peo­ple in this world; some want to break into our homes and harm our fam­i­lies, some want to bring drugs and crime to our streets and some want to break into our coun­try and de­stroy our way of life. The good peo­ple who want to come to Amer­ica can get in line and knock on the door at our ports of en­try, not as­sault our bor­der agents or sneak in the back door.

Pres­i­dent Trump put a tem­po­rary end to the gov­ern­ment shut­down, swal­low­ing his pride and giv­ing some re­lief to fur­loughed work­ers. What was im­moral was Pelosi and her band of ob­struc­tion­ists aban­don­ing those work­ers and jet­ting off to trop­i­cal places.

Yes, Chris­tians sup­port po­lit­i­cal lead­ers who don’t al­ways ex­em­plify all of their val­ues. In the world of pol­i­tics, peo­ple of faith must make hard choices in elect­ing lead­ers who will best sup­port their way of life. I would say that we have made an ex­cel­lent choice in Don­ald Trump.

DALE LANGE Bella Vista

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