I’m a Christian Vote for Trump

Reason 3 to Vote for Trump is I’m a Christian Vote

As a Christian I will Vote for Trump. Christians have a duty and responsibility to vote. It is not an option, we must choose, choosing to deflect responsibility to vote is a choice with consequences.

Duty and Responsibility

Duty and responsibility are strong words connecting the Christian vote. Voting is a moral obligation we are expected to complete. The foundation of Christian Faith is individual free will. But free will is not limited to belief alone it’s serving and doing what is expected. From the beginning God includes people’s decisions in how society will function, even at great failure. Without free will humans would be no more than pawns, slaves, and drones. God has supported free will to choose who will lead us. God will not impose a leader on us just because we stay home but He will magnify our efforts when we choose well.

America resulted from individuals fighting against religious and political oppression, resulting in the Constitution to preserve the individual freedom to choose who governs. America exposed the world to the beauty and challenge of free will. Historically we have experienced many growing pains associated with freedom, it’s messy but the alternative is oppression.

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Trump most reflects my beliefs and doesn’t openly defy them so I am a Christian Vote for Trump.

Freedom

The division of powers and the Constitution protect freedom. The Declaration of Independence includes the unalienable right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. It goes on to describe the oppressive behavior of the crown which can be easily correlate in modern terms with the power, deeds, and intent of the opponent. A Christian vote for Trump is a vote to restore freedom and division of power, to revive our Judeo-Christian heritage, and secure our future as a free and united nation under God. It’s a vote for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Issues

Many accusations and video’s are bombarding our senses to distract, deflect, and distort the issues and the candidates stand on them. You know the list but near the top of mine is the Johnson amendment. Unions, corporations, and individuals can now speak with respect to political interest but non-profits can not. The largest block of conservative and Christian action is locked into a don’t-ask-don’t-tell law gagging the voice of those who fought to create this great land of freedom. Trump is committed to reviewing it. A Christian vote for Trump says my faith matters and has a voice in politics.

Links

Community Values

Christian Voter Guide has links to eight other information centers

Pros and Cons to changing the Johnson Amendment

Voting your faith should be easy this election, Christ calls me sister. God knit me together in my mother’s womb. Only Trump agrees my faith matters so I will Vote for Trump.

©2016 ElayneJCross

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Reason 2 Vote For Trump

2nd Reason to Vote For Trump – Not Against her

Vote for Trump because he is a businessman, the second in a series looking at our choice this November. Seeking reasons to Vote for Trump not just against the other. People study business and start businesses but few reach the billion dollar level. Is this a valuable asset to being chosen for president? YES, here are 4 reasons why.

OneTrump has Earned Billions

September 29, 2016, Trump is worth 4.5 Billion according to Forbes, number 324 of wealthy individuals. The list includes billionaires from innovative technology, science, and wealth management. The 400 wealthiest people in the United States  represent $2.4 trillion collectively, just twelve percent of our national debt. Earning billions results from providing a service or product others find valuable, innovative, and worthy of spending money on. Many billionaires also make money investing in other businesses.

Two – Trusted with Investment  

Yes Trump’s grandmother invested a small amount comparatively in his initial idea but Donald had big dreams and big plans so she set him free to try. Donald Trump worked hard and built a reputation that has earned him the trust of investors.

Growing the Trump brand requires working with other companies and organizations. Trump has virtually 100 % name recognition because of his focus building the Trump brand. His reputation to get things done opens doors and opportunities. Any company at this level needs investment and collaboration of others while success pivots on leadership.

Three – Leadership Skills

Effective leaders are engaged, active, and responsible for their businesses success. Donald Trump’s leadership and management of the Trump Organization and brand has exceeded Elizabeth Trump & Son’s potential. His unique style is revealed in part through The Apprentice. Although a  TV show, a good deal of his style is exposed including his willingness to listen to input, change his mind, enforce a time line and expect high standards. Employees describe him as generous, merciful, compassionate, and giving while also calling him firm, demanding, and organized.

Four – Negotiation Skills

Trump has written on negotiating and one of negotiations basic skills is The Ask. Simply asking for something can move a negotiation in your favor, even after the deal is secured. Successful businessmen negotiate constantly from the cost of raw materials to the time and place of a meeting. Excellent negotiation alone can generate business success limiting costs and controlling outcomes.

Reason 2 to Vote for Trump is he’s a Businessman.

Politicians don’t create jobs, poor and lower wage earners don’t hire people for full time work businessmen like Donald Trump do. Successful businessmen calculate the costs, cast a vision and through leadership work it into reality. Making America great by reducing the debt, increasing employment and creating a budget takes a businessman as president. The U.S. government employs about 22 million people and creates nothing, no wealth and no asset. An experienced businessman can trim and cut where necessary while creating an environment where employers hire for high skill, high quality, high pay positions.

Will you Vote For Trump? Do we need some business sense in Washington D.C.?

©2016 Elayne J Cross

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Reason 1 to Vote for Trump

Not Just Voting Against – But Vote For

I am often asked by voters for a reason to vote for Trump. They have reasons to vote against Hilary but don’t want to just vote against her. I will be sharing several reasons to vote FOR Trump.

I have heard the question enough so I decided to invest some time to lay the case to Vote For Trump. He wasn’t my first choice, and I knew better than to get too vested too early. Things change quickly in American Politics and I knew we would slowly have a choice. Someone to vote for. Trump. One reason to vote for Trump is character and I have four points to make my case.

One Man of his word

Ohio finally had some say in the primary. I’m disappointed at how it played out.

A man unwilling to stand by his pledge without due cause have no character. Making a pledge requires thought. The other candidates criticized Donald Trump for the delay. He weighed the consequences and eventually signed on. The character of the people who once criticized Trump for being slow to sign, have now severely diminished their own character by not following through. A man of character holds great value when they honor their word.

We can’t argue evidence of a candidate’s character in words alone. Character is subjective and difficult to judge from a distance. Making decisions and finding them poor takes character to admit. I was wrong, like other Americans who trusted the Republican candidates who signed the pledge but haven’t followed through. My character isn’t diminished by the failure of another. My character will be judged if I choose to believe them again, and I don’t plan to. It’s what we do that stands as evidence of character.

Disclaimer

Before I go on I must make clear, having character does not prevent a person from being bold, forthright, or even crass. Leaders charged with major decision, affecting many people, will at times say or behave in a way that is judged as too strong or too weak. These are also subjective judgments depending on whether you agree or disagree with the decision or the results. We will look deeper for a reason to vote for Trump.

Two – Care of Others

Dr. Ronald E. Riggio in Psychology Today states “The best way to measure a leader’s character is to focus on how the leader treats followers – particularly those folks at the “bottom” of the organizational hierarchy – the so-called “little people.”” Let’s look at how they view us everyday people, those whom they hope to lead.

Everyday people

There are taxi drivers, construction workers, and sales clerks who testify to Donald Trump’s willingness to listen and respond positively to the advice of those doing the work. He routinely spends extra time at events signing and visiting with those who come to see him. He stated in Canton, Ohio that he is willing to go talk to all voters, whether they support him or not.

Hilary’s now famous “Baskets” comment is the most recent expression of hate. She has reached a point of intolerance in her theology of tolerance. (I will save that for another post.) Name calling, broad judgments, and accusations against people who don’t believe as she does sounds more like a bully on the playground of an elementary school, not the potential next leader of the free world.

Three – Upright Council

I’m not going to talk about strange deaths but a key piece of character evidence is who one surrounds themselves with. So lets see what we find.

The Democratic National Convention suffered a shock and sudden leadership change immediately following the convention. Leaked emails revealed a plethora of shady, vulgar, and devious activities within the leadership to help ensure Hilary’s victory by force not by democratic choice. Immediately after the director resigned from the DNC she was hired by Hilary to help with her campaign and operate freely within Hilary’s inner circle.

Donald Trump has a supporter in his inner circle who has boldly exposed her own weakness to reveal his character. Lynne Patton revealed her battle with addiction. It should have cost her job but it became a bridge to a new life when she told her boss, Donald Trump. He didn’t abandon her but called out her true self and helped her gain victory. Lynne’s story is on YouTube and viewed almost 4 million times. She still has a job and has encouraged Trump to use her story to help him craft a policy to help fight the addiction problem we face as a nation.

Four – Character Trickles Down

Now before you discount the value of character and the role of the President we must first look at the impact character does to moral and success. Fred Kiel in Return on Character “identified four moral principles—integrity, responsibility, forgiveness, and compassion—as universal.” Leaders who rated high on these principles not only had greater success but were “raked higher as ratings for vision and strategy, focus, accountability, and executive team character.”

Reason 1 to Vote for Trump is character.

The little I know from first-hand experience doesn’t limit how much I can see and learn. Neither are perfect and without weakness but one stands above the other in character. Careful to give his word knowing he will stand behind it baring extreme circumstances. Care and concern for all, regardless of their regard for him or his personal gain. Surrounded with good council and willing to learn and listen. Knowing how well the President leads will trickle down and impact my life in small and large ways not yet apparent. All this points to character as a reason to vote for Trump.

What do you think? It is a hot topic and one that can become passionate but one worth discussing. Stay positive in your comments, but share. I would love to hear your thoughts.

©2016 Elayne J Cross

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