Let the Tomfoolery Commence

Surprise, surprise, surprise, Donald Trump has won the Presidential election and that after months of absolute certainty by many, including myself, that the pathological liar, Hillary Clinton, would win it all.

Thank God those of us who were so sure of ourselves were absolutely wrong.

That is not to say that Donald Trump is everything and a bag of chips, because he has his flaws—just not like those found in the baggage Hillary has been carrying around for years.

Now comes the time when the real Donald Trump will shine forth, given that he made all kinds of promises he is already beginning to renege upon.

During his campaign he promised to assign a special prosecutor who would investigate Hillary’s shenanigans in respect to all those emails she conveniently destroyed.

It has only been a week since the Donald won the election and he is already backtracking on that promise.  Hillary will likely skate and never be held responsible.

Then comes the promise of building the wall along the southern border of the United States, which he said Mexico would pay for, along with the rounding up and deportation of all the illegal aliens.

That wall, however, may only be partial, with the United States fitting the bill, and only the most criminal element among the illegals being captured and imprisoned or deported.

Let me get this straight: if a person is in this country illegally, would that not make them criminals too?  Anyway, so much for upholding the oath of office and it is not even January 20th yet.

Then there is the conundrum the Donald has created by asserting that “gay marriage” is fixed, because the Supreme Court has ruled, and Roe v. Wade needs to be overturned.

Excuse me, President-elect Trump, but did not the Supreme Court already determine the legality of murdering the child in the womb back in 1973?

In other words, if the Supreme Court is the end-all of morals, ethics, and laws, and when it speaks, it is final, then just how do you propose to overturn the abortion mandate while turning a blind eye to the law that perverts marriage?

And last, but not least, there was the promise to repeal Obama Care.  You know, that totally unaffordable “tax” that was forced down the American people’s throats, despite the fact that no one really knew what it was all about, because no one read the bill before it was passed.

Well, do not get too comfortable with that promise either, since apparently Mr. Trump wants to hold on to certain parts of Obama Care.

After all, as dumpster divers know, there is still fresh food amid all the garbage and sometimes, depending on just how hungry you are, something you would not normally eat, seems tasty.

Anyway, despite all the pre-election rhetoric, Obama Care is not really going to be repealed.  It is going to be tinkered with and then re-served on another “affordable” platter.  So, open wide or better yet, bend over, because here is comes.

Frankly, I think all of us are going to be in for more surprises in the next four years than Donald Trump being elected President of the United States.

Will he be better than Hillary Clinton?  Without a doubt.  She is a felon, regardless of the whimsical explanations about what she intended or did not intend to do.

Will he be another Ronald Reagan, as some have attempted to compare him?  Not in 10 lifetimes.

Will America be “great again,” because of Trump’s leadership?  Given the waffling already taking place, coupled with the fact that half the American population actually voted for Hillary, and it could be asked, Great in comparison to what?

If anything, God Almighty has granted the United States at least a four-year reprieve.  What it does during the upcoming four years, spiritually, may make it or break it in the years ahead.

Here we are, two months before inaugurating our 45th President and we are not off to a great start.  Will things change?  Please do not ask me to hold my breath.

About the Author

President, Christian Apologetics Project PhD Candidate, Northwest University (2018) MA Apologetics w/ Honors, BIOLA University (2005) ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003) MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) BA Pastoral Ministry & Bible, Baptist Bible College (1992)

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