One Mormon’s View of Trump vs Hillary (vs McMullin)
Irvin Nelson
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There are a number of serious problems with what you have said and implied, and your conclusions that are “undeniable”, are dead wrong.

Let’s start with responsibility. Your obligation as a Latter-Day Saint, as recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 98:10 is to vote for good, honest, and wise men. You have stated openly that Trump does not meet those qualifications. And so you use the Supreme Court as justification for “not voting your conscience.” Do you not also sing the song with the lyrics “Do what is right and let the consequence follow”? Or do you believe we can rationalize a vote for a detestable character on the grounds that he MIGHT keep his word about Supreme Count nominees? He has already hinted that he will not stick with that list. And because he has so much trouble with honesty, why would you believe him now? Besides, even if he does pick “conservative justices” — remember this is a guy that never was a conservative, look how that turned out with George W. Bush’s pick of John Roberts. So you are letting yourself be conned by the SCOTUS argument. Yes, it is important, but enough so that you have to defend your choice to elect a man who doesn’t meet the scriptural qualifications?

You would do well to remember this quote from Hyrum Smith about a Presidential election, from History of the Church, Volume 6, Chapter 15, page 323: “We engage in the election the same as in any other principle: you are to vote for good men, and if you do not do this it is a sin: to vote for wicked men, it would be sin. Choose the good and refuse the evil. Men of false principles have preyed upon us like wolves upon helpless lambs. Damn the rod of tyranny; curse it. Let every man use his liberties according to the Constitution. Don’t fear man or devil; electioneer with all people, male and female, and exhort them to do the thing that is right. We want a President of the U. S., not a party President, but a President of the whole people; for a party President disfranchises the opposite party. Have a President who will maintain every man in his rights.” (https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-6-chapter-15)

To vote for wicked men would be a sin. Knowing that I would again urge you to Vote your conscience and let the consequence follow. Our nation has already turned against the God of this land, has already defied the warning in the closing paragraphs of the Family — A Proclamation to the World, and Trump’s morals will only further the decline. Your “strategic vote” isn’t going to fix that, but instead helps, should he be elected, encourage the same behavior. Instead, do what is right and let the consequence follow, and TRUST that God will honor your vote, your voice, your example, and your life of service when judgement is poured out upon this land without mixture. Now, one more comment on SCOTUS: SCOTUS decisions can be overturned by a Constitutional Amendment. Instead of voting for a wicked man, support the movement for a Convention of States, and let’s work to stop the destruction of the Constitution that has taken place even with a “conservative majority.”

You also speak of Secret Combinations. Yes, it is clear that Clinton is supported by one of these. It is obvious she has ties to Soros and his Open Society. It is equally obvious that Trump has ties to a similar, maybe even more dangerous society — which is the alt-right, fueled by Aleksandr Dugin and financed by Russia. While Trump himself may be ignorant of it, there is no denying that the xenophobic alt-right movement supports Trump, because of his policies which play into their agenda. And the Russian agenda as Dugin stated on RT in English, is to divide the United States into several separate nations. The alt-right is just as intent, maybe even more so, on destroying the freedom of all lands.

And Finally, your vote for Ross Perot had ZERO IMPACT on electing Clinton! None whatsoever! Ross Perot did not gain a single electoral college vote. His supporters came equally from the left and the right, and he had no impact on any swing state that could change the outcome of the election. Had it been a popular election you might be right, but it is NOT, and for good reason. Utahns and others who vote 3rd Party in this election COULD make a real difference, but you should not assume that all McMullin supporters are Republican’s. There are disenfranchised Democrats and disenfranchised Republicans that have had enough of the trash put forth by the two major parties and who are voting for McMullin, or Castle, or Johnson because they finally realize that to continue to support corruption within their own party never results in improvement! It keeps the corruption alive, and so time and time again we find our party nominee being someone we must hold our nose to vote for — or we find ourselves making a strategic vote against someone worse. It never works. It didn’t work with Bob Dole. It didn’t work with John McCain, and it is very unlikely to work with Trump, who told us outright that he doesn’t need us an doesn’t want us. And if you are so certain that there is a Secret Combination supporting Clinton, why would it be so hard to believe that Trump isn’t either a Clinton plant, or at very least was nominated exactly because he was the only one of the candidates from the Primary who COULD NOT WIN the general election? With as much distaste as Democrats have for their nominee, and with all of the scandal surrounding her, this should have been a Republican landslide. It likely would have been a Republican landslide had any one of the other candidates won the Primary. Instead, the Republican party is being transformed in the image of the outlandish, possibly racist, and maybe even hate-filled alt-right image that seeks to over throw traditional Conservativism and replace it with Fascism. McMullin supporters like me know that Clinton is terrible. But we’ve been lied to enough times by the likes of Trump to know that he is just as bad, and may be worse, and almost certainly has put an end to our party. They are calling us home, but we have not home to return to — it was infiltrated first by progressives, and now by Trump and his alt-right supporters. So, we will vote our conscience and let the consequences follow, good or bad, with supreme faith in the one Being who will not betray our trust, who is might to save, and who is might even unto the power of deliverance!