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An Open Letter to President Trump, Please Stop….

Dear Mr. President,

As an engaged, concerned citizen, myself and many of my friends were thrilled when you were elected. Honestly, we weren’t 100% sold on you, but we were 100% set against Hillary. And we’re pleased to say that electing you was definitely the better of the two choices.

I haven’t turned a blind eye to the questionable actions of your Presidency. I don’t agree with picking fights all the time with people, and it seems there have been some poor staffing choices. I do see that in the media’s eyes you can’t do anything right, so every time you breathe, someone is upset. And I understand your use of social media to defend yourself, or to insert a course change in the narrative. But, it still doesn’t sit well with me.

You’ve done a lot of great things. We’re enjoying a better economy than we have for years. You brought jobs back, when the other guy said we would need a magi wand to do that, and that there were no magic wands.

You’ve also actively gone after sex trafficking rings, which no President has ever done, publicly at least. This is bigger in my book than any of your other accomplishments. Children are precious, and innocent, and going after the evil individuals that prey on them is akin to doing the Lord’s work.

And since we’re on the subject of the Lord…

I understand that you may consider yourself loosely religious. I understand that you may have a Christian worldview, but not even the President should get a pass on some things. In fact I submit to you that because you do occupy the highest office in the land, and are the leader of the free world, your actions carry even more weight than the citizens who voted for you.

July 8, 2019 – Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. – United States President Donald J. Trump makes remarks on “America’s Environmental Leadership” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, July 8, 2019 (Credit Image: � Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA Wire)

Mr. President, we Christians are a tolerant and forgiving people. We know you’ve said a lot indefensible things about women, and we’ve looked the other way. We look the other way when your ego appears to get the best of you on Twitter. But, sir, we can’t overlook when you take the Lord’s name in vain.

It’s trivial to some, because there are many that don’t believe the Lord even exists. But one of the clearest commandments is: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Up until this point in our national history there was a certain level of decorum when it came to how the President operates. People probably never really believed that any given was President was a strict Bible believing Christian. It appears that most people all agree to participate in the illusion, because most Americans are lip service Christians only.

We know Obama, and the Clintons swear up and down behind the scenes, and that George W. Bush once infamously referred to the Constitution as a G-D piece of paper.

But they never spoke these things publicly.

We know we can’t tell you what to do, or that there’s probably anyway we could influence your behavior. But if you could look at things from our point of view.

You, sir, hold the highest office in the land, and there’s a significant spiritual weight to that. So easily letting G-D flow from your lips for shock value at rallies is troubling. It denotes a serious pride issue, because why would you really talk like that if you really believed in God, or that there could be real consequences for your language.

the Bible says in Proverbs 16:18 that, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Because of your level, sir. Your fall could be America’s fall.

People say that you’ve had a conversion, and only you and the Lord know for sure. I understand that old habits are hard to break, and maybe you are trying to stop cursing in this manner.

But I will tell you that if you keep taking the Lord’s name in vain like this publicly, your Christian, Evangelical base will leave you high and dry.

Thank you for listening.

Sincerely,
A concerned citizen.