I want to explain why people like me will be voting for him on November 8th.
As a Christian and an American Citizen, a number of issues are of great importance to me during this 2016 election cycle. But my primary concern for 2016 is the preservation of the US Constitution and defending our God-given rights to Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech. While both have been under attack for decades, the attacks have accelerated and deepened under the Obama regime.
America is therefore at a crossroads and faces an irrevocable decision between an America based upon the supreme law of the land – the US Constitution – or a shadow of this ideal.
While Clinton and Trump are both flawed candidates it’s important to note that neither has been charged with the crimes that they are accused of. Of the two candidates however, only Clinton faces allegations of demonstrating criminal intent at the highest levels of federal government office.
In light of these flaws, reasonable people will switch their consideration to which party will establish the best Executive Branch of Government. For me, this has to be for the Republican Party – and consequently for Trump as President.
Our ‘First Freedom’ under the US Constitution is the right to Religious Freedom and from this all other rights flow; such as Freedom of Speech. These first freedoms defend us from autocratic tyranny; whether perpetrated on the left or right.
The Bible was the book that the Framers and Founders quoted most when forming both the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Their clear intention was for America to be “One Nation under God” – that all people are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights – as such government can’t take away these rights.
Without our first two freedoms, American democracy can’t function properly and our country will spiral further into decline.
Unfortunately, the Democrats have a long track record of trampling on these freedoms e.g. the 1954 Johnson Amendment unconstitutionally silenced pastors in the pulpit from endorsing political candidates and the Supreme Court has misused the 14th Amendment by legalized both abortion (1973) and Same-sex Marriage (2015).
The consequences (sometimes unintended) of these unconstitutional decisions are a silent and disengaged church – because a silent pulpit leads to silent pews. But also, 58.5 million humans murdered by abortion and many Christians losing their livelihoods after asserting their inalienable right to Religious Freedom. Democrats are also working to replace our First Right with a restricted right to ‘worship’. By ‘worship’ they mean a limited right to express ones faith in private i.e. they wish to exclude religion from the public sphere entirely.
Branches of power
To help preserve our God given liberties, the Framers of the Constitution equally divided Federal Government power between three branches of government: Executive, Judiciary and Legislative (Congress).
Under the constitution only Congress has authority to create law, and the established purpose of the Supreme Court – the judicial branch – is to determine the constitutionality of those laws. The law of the land is the Constitution, not the Supreme Court.
Unfortunately judges appointed by Democrats have a long history of falsely interpreting the constitution in an expansive way as a “living document”, (e.g. Roe v. Wade 1973 & Obergefell v. Hodges 2015). As such they have chosen to falsely interpret the Constitution and thus usurp Congresses constitutional and legal role as lawmakers.
In contrast, Republican-appointed judges have a track record of interpreting cases against the Constitution as a “limited document”, seeking to understand the original intention of the Framers. The next President will have to appoint one or more Supreme Court Justices, which receive lifetime appointments. This decision will impact the court and the nation for decades to come.
Honouring the constitution
I understand why many people don’t like Trump. He has many flaws, but they are not as serious as those of Clinton and the Democratic Party. To protect our God given freedoms and defend our nation, I will be voting for the Republican Party because they vow to appoint Supreme Court Justices with track records of honouring the Constitution. Nothing else is more important in 2016.
Nick Miles lives in California with his wife and children and is a member of an independent evangelical church.