I lifted this directly from an Email send by Dr Mattera. I apologise in advance, but this election is too important to leave to hoping you might click thru. Here's the Link.
Joeseph Mattera speaks:
As most Americans already know, both the Democratic and Republican
nominees for president have a low approval rating even within their own
parties. Concerns abound with both candidates, even though both of them
are far apart ideologically. I must be insane releasing an article like
this since both pro Trump and pro Clinton friends may be upset by its
contents; however, I have never been motivated by the accolades of
The following are five of my primary concerns regarding both candidates post election:
My top five concerns with a Hillary Clinton presidency
1-Her Supreme Court Justice selections
made it clear during the last debate that she will choose Supreme Court
Justices who will uphold Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973.
She made no mention of choosing Judges who will uphold the U.S.
Constitution because she views the court as legislators who make laws.
With the death of Antoine Scalia, the present court is virtually tied
ideologically between constitutional literalists and liberals. If
Clinton gets elected, she has the potential to choose up to three or
more Justices, which will tilt the court to the left for generations to
come. This is my number one concern with a Clinton presidency. To quote
Nathaniel Bruno of the ADF
“To zero in on just one of the
decisions identified above, Justice Ginsburg declared in her dissent in
the Gonzales v. Carhart case (in which the Court upheld the federal ban
on partial-birth abortion, based on a respect for the government’s
interest in protecting preborn life): “Today’s decision is alarming.” It
is ironic and lamentable that Justice Ginsburg found the majority
opinion alarming but was apparently not alarmed by the brutal practice
of substantially delivering a fully formed, fully alive baby before
crushing his or her skull. If Justice Ginsburg had her way, that
barbaric procedure would be permitted throughout the United States.”
2-Her view on the freedom of religion
is known to be against freedom of religion, which can eventually result
in 501C3 revocation for religious organizations that do not comply with
her societal views.
Mrs. Clinton stated, “Laws have to be backed
up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes,
religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed”. For those
who do not believe liberals would abrogate religious freedom, I want to
make you aware that as of October 1st, all public organizations
(including churches) have to comply with transgender bathroom laws in
the state of Massachusetts. (Of course, I believe there is a humane and
sensitive way to deal with this issue from the pulpit and in churches,
but the point here is that the government is forcing its views upon
religious entities). If Clinton becomes president, these laws will
likely spread to every state, which will crush the first amendment and
freedom of religion.
3-Her view on Abortion
has been documented that Hillary Clinton has radical pro-abortion views,
even until the third trimester. Hence, she is the only presidential
candidate ever officially endorsed by Planned Parenthood. This is the
same Planned Parenthood that harvests aborted baby parts for money .
people say that P.P. does other things besides abortions like providing
mammograms and other family health services. My response, would you
hypothetically support a racist organization like the KKK if they opened
up a hospital? Of course not, then why support a legalized child
killing organization like P.P. if they do a few good things?
Furthermore, it is well known that P.P. founder Margaret Sanger was an
avowed white supremacist who wanted to use abortion to exterminate
blacks. Instead of receiving their endorsement, Clinton should work to
defund them. Unfortunately she chose the former.
4-Her constant scandals
fact that there is always a scandalous cloud always hanging wherever
Clinton goes is an understatement. Whether it is the thirty thousand
plus emails she deleted before the FBI investigation, to the Benghazi
cover-up, to the whitewater scandal, to her involvement in causing
unrest in Trump rallies and on and on and on, it’s almost legion and too
numerous for one article. Furthermore, as I write this article,
everyday there are more “Project VERITAS” videos and wikileaks released
daily that continually connect Clinton to other scandals not mentioned
already. Can you imagine four more years of her scandals being front and
center of the news every day?
5-Her foreign policy disasters
black economist Thomas Sowell lays out a litany of foreign policy
disasters that took place while Clinton was Secretary of State that he
says disqualify her from the presidency.
Whether it is
participating in decisions that resulted in the formation of ISIS, the
emboldening of Russia and China, the outrageous Iran nuclear arms deal,
Benghazi, and mor, her foreign policy record is so dismal it would be a
scary thing to see what would happen the next four years if she were
president. Clinton may think Trump is reckless, but the director of the
FBI James Coney is on record saying her actions regarding national
security were “careless” .
My 5 top concerns with a Trump Presidency
describe myself as being “anti-Clinton” (for the reasons above) not
“pro Trump”. Also, I have never endorsed any candidate in public. That
being said, when it comes purely to policy, most social conservatives
would say Trump has the advantage. Although he may have an advantage,
many have serious concerns regarding several of his personal issues: the
way he allegedly acts and speaks about women, some of his initial
comments regarding immigrants, and his boorish behavior in debates, on
social media and while campaigning. However, historically many look at
the big picture when it comes to a leader’s personal moral flaws. For
example, what would have happened if the Black church abandoned the
Civil Rights movement because of allegations against Dr. King? Also,
many people still have a high regard for JFK and Bill Clinton in spite
of allegations regarding their numerous affairs?
My five top concerns with a Trump presidency
1-Can Trump work with a divided congress
seems to lack patience when dealing with those with opposing views.
While in debates, and on twitter, he personally attacked, insulted and
demeaned his opponents. How would that play out with congress? Would he
attempt to steamroll through policy decisions when Congress moved too
slow or opposed him, or perhaps he will surprise everyone and work well
with both parties? That remains to be seen.
2-Will the republican establishment attempt to undermine his first term
many Americans like the fact that Trump is not part of the
establishment, the fact is, he still has to depend upon the already
established infrastructure of his party to get things done as president.
If elected, he may be the first president in recent memory that will
have major opposition from both parties. That is to say, it is very
possible that the Republican establishment will work hard to undermine
Trump’s first term in office so that another Republican will never
attempt to buck their party again.
3-His ability to work with world leaders
may say that alpha leaders like Russian President Putin will respect
another Alpha leader like Trump, which can lead to a better relationship
between our countries. However, others may say that Trump’s leadership
style may alienate friend and foe alike. Of course, we probably need a
hard line stance with certain nations to keep them in check (Iran and
North Korea.) Consequently, Trump’s leadership style may be a plus or
minus in world affairs, this also remains to be seen but is a concern
4-His relationship with communities of color
the opinion of many, Democrats like Hillary Clinton have not done
enough to further the quality of life for our black and brown
communities. That being said, whether fair or not, Trump has been
branded negatively and even racist by the mainstream media and by some
activists. If Trump gets elected it may also result in protests and
civil unrest in many cities across America. Although, there is evidence
not all protests are totally grassroots but are funded and or
exacerbated by George Soros backed organizations. The question is, can
Trump overcome this stigma and work closely and effectively with
communities of color, especially Hispanics? This remains to be seen and
is a concern of mine.
5-His evolving view on immigration reform
this area, I part company with many conservatives. I never agreed with
the initial Trump plan to deport all undocumented immigrants. As a
pastor in a Hispanic community, I have seen many undocumented immigrants
successfully assimilate into the church and community, build families,
work hard and have economic success. I am in favor of a path to
citizenship for these people. Because as a nation we have allowed
illegal immigration to go on for decades, it is almost de-facto legal.
At the same time, those who have proven they are a danger to society and
committed felonies should be deported. Moving forward, I am for
clamping down on illegal immigration because a nation without borders is
no longer a nation. I am also in favor of either stopping or having a
foolproof vetting system in place that forbids radicalized Muslims from
entering our country, especially from nations that foment terrorism.
immigration, Mr. Trump’s views seem to be changing as he went from a
hardline approach to a more refined approach recently. I am concerned
about where he will eventually land if elected as President
conclusion, I am not endorsing either candidate, nor am I saying we
should not vote. Liberals who don’t vote, help Trump; conservatives who
don’t vote, help Clinton. Many social conservatives I know say that
Trump is not perfect but has the edge over Clinton because of the
Supreme Court, Freedom of religion, abortion, the numerous scandals and
more. A few social conservatives are also “never Trumpers” who do not
believe he is a true conservative.
The unfortunate fact is,
whoever gets elected, half the nation will be divided and our unity as a
country will be greatly challenged. Truly, politics and a politician
cannot restore our nation to greatness. The bible says that only
righteousness can exalt a nation (Proverbs 14:34).
9th, irrespective of who gets elected, may righteousness again be
restored in our families, churches and in the halls of power.