Ratifying Sin

 

Regardless of all the flagrant, debasing and ugly things T Rump says, does and tweets, we live in a Representative Democracy and, we the people, possess the ultimate “Say-So” on the acceptability of his behavior.

We can ratify it and, in effect, nullify what Christians revere as fundamental benchmarks of their faith:  The seven deadly or cardinal sins.

The Pride of an empathy-empty, psychopathic narcissist.  “I am a very stable genius.”

The Greed evidenced by a person who’s accepted gifts from foreign governments violating the emoluments clause 3,000 times. “My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy.”

The Lust of a sexual predator who is proud of

his deviant behavior and considers it boast-worthy.  “And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.  Grab them by the *****….”

The Envy of a man who obsesses over his predecessor and reviles him endlessly.  In his three years as president, T Rump has bashed Obama nearly three times a day, more than a thousand times in all.

The Gluttony of a man who regularly leverages the Office of the President for his personal gain. T Rump visited his golf clubs 150 times during his first year in office and each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs US taxpayers $3.4 million.

The Wrath of a man who is quick to degrade anyone who criticizes him and who he targets for retribution. “Jeb Bush has to like Mexican illegals because of his wife.”

The Sloth of a man who has spent one third of his time in office visiting his privately owned properties; one out of five days on the golf course.  T Rump spends 60% of every working hour in the White House engaged in “Executive Time”; watching TV the first five hours of every day.

The electorate can, by re-electing T Rump, ratify his sinfulness and effectively nullify the bedrock teachings of the Bible.

We all sin.  It’s entirely different to accept, normalize and legitimize it.

With T Rump as President, why would any of his supporters want to be a better person?

 

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