For some reason, we expect perfection. We expect everything in life to be perfect and everything to go our way. We expect our clothes to fit perfect. Our selfies have to turn out perfect. We also expect anyone in a leadership position to be perfect. Our society is so engrossed with perfection that we’ve lost sight of the fact we are all human.
We seem disappointed with religious and local leaders disappoint us with their actions. We see a cancel culture around us that will immediately cut someone off for something done years ago. It seems that we have forgotten that no one is perfect. For leaders, when their imperfections come out, it’s more noticeable.
This has certainly been the case with many leaders in recent years. I think back to the Mark Sanford scandals. Obviously, what he did was not morally great, but he is human. There have been multiple scandals within various churches across the country. Again, these people are human. So why would we expect any different with President Trump?
I came across this interview from CBS Face the Nation where a Senator describes that he does not see Trump as a role model. Ask me if I think Trump is the most moral person that I know. I will quickly tell you that is not the case. Do I think he has had affairs? Probably so, the evidence seems to point to this. Do I think he has ever lied during a business deal or cheated? The chances are he has at some point in his career.
The fact is, President Trump is human. In that, he is no different than any other leader we have had during our country’s history. Some of the biggest names in our nations history have all had their own issues. George Washington was accused of affairs and other actions during his time as a leader. Benjamin Franklin had a long affair during his time in Europe. Alexander Hamilton publicly admitted to an affair. There’s tons of reports about Thomas Jefferson we could discuss.
What do all of these men have in common? They were all human. None of these men, including President Trump, are capable of being a perfect person. Romans 3:23 tells us that all have sinned. Not one single person, save Jesus himself, has ever lived a life that is sinless.
As I wrote previously, I do not support President Trump because I think he is a golden role model and perfect person. I also will not remove my support because I believe he has had affairs and lied, both things that go against my Christian faith. I choose to support Trump because his political policies align with mine most.
If I were to wait and try to pick a perfect candidate, I would never vote. I can assure you that is exactly what the left wants. They want to continue to force this issue for Republicans and Christians alike in how we can support a President that is “so horrible.” Trump may not be the most moral man, but he is a strong leader that shares my values. He is pro-life, supports religious freedom and is an advocate for gun rights.
The left continues to ask conservatives around the country, how can you support this? The media publishes articles for readers encouraging them to confront family members at holidays. Folks are being beaten for wearing MAGA gear and pro Trump shirts. How did we get to this point?
We are here because the left believes they are perfect. They believe that they are the only ones that can be perfect. If you have a different viewpoint, you are a horrible person. You could call it pride or arrogance. Some may call it superiority or narcissism. Personally, I would refer to it as egoism.
In other words, it is only of value to them in relation their personal interest. Unless you align with their interests, you have no value or place in society. Hence the desire for the left to remove President Trump. He doesn’t go along with their desires of socialism and progressivism. So he should be thrown aside, just like any other conservative who believes in conservative ideals.
When we become so focused on someone being perfect, we lose sight of the fact that no one is perfect. Each of our imperfections is different. The left will continue to preach the fact that Trump should be perfect, but not one single person on their side is perfect either. I don’t expect President Trump to be the most moral role model. Then again, neither was a lot of our founding fathers.
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