A few weeks before the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton a U.S. Congressman from the Democratic Party stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and said: “We need to stop destroying imperfect people at the altar of an unobtainable morality.” You can read and listen to the gobbledygook speech for yourself.
Not every man acts and talks like Donald Trump. Not every man acts and talks
like Bill Clinton. Nor does every woman enable such men and discredit so many women like Hillary Clinton. Not every man commits adultery with multiple women. Not every man seeks sexual contact with a married woman. Not every married man flirts with women. Not every woman protects her husband’s immoral, hostile behavior while ignoring the consequences and sorrows of others, who were publicly displayed in his dishonorable path.
Morality is obtainable. It should be sought for diligently. It is reasonable to expect government leaders to be honest and upright in their personal lives. There are virtuous people who have grown in moral discipline. Many people have honored a life of fidelity in their marriage covenant.
This presidential election cycle offers us a man and a woman who are liars. They are charlatans. They are power-mongers. Deceit and façade has been their pattern for well over four decades. There is plenty of evidence. Only political sycophants and/or uniformed people fail to acknowledge it. Righteous judgment requires us to point this out and reasonable morality requires us to vote for neither.
We can hope, pray, and use our voices to proffer other individuals. It’s not too late. Party rules and pre-printed ballots don’t over rule the voice of the people.