The Gray Candidate

The Gray Candidate November 3, 2016


I suppose I could have spiced up the title of this post even more and talked about 50 shades of grey candidate. Looking for a candidate whose reputation suggests that they are something more than human is looking for something other than the real human beings who run for office and participate in the political process. You will never be voting for the good guy against the bad guy. In a sense, you will always be voting for the “lesser of two evils” because we are all capable of evil and sometimes give in to the temptation to act in that way. 

And so do not give in to the inappropriate absolutism which uses the very fact that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” as though it were an excuse for saying that between the Apostle Paul, Simon Magus, and Herod Antipas, there were no moral (or any other kind of) difference, and so you might as well follow and adhere to one as to the other.

We are all morally gray, including our candidates. But that doesn’t nullify the distinction between the person who goes on a killing spree, and the person who sometimes feels like going on one yet refrains.


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  • “But that doesn’t nullify the distinction between the person who goes on a
    killing spree, and the person who sometimes feels like going on one yet
    refrains.”.

    -100% agreed. Trump is absolutely necessary to restore sense to American foreign policy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThPslAHaLmA

    Vote Trump. The stakes are too high for you to stay home.

    • What a weird YouTube Ad. Given that Russia’s military support for Syrian civilian bombardments and the military incursion of Ukraine all happened years after the Obama/Romney campaigns:

      Let’s vote for the candidate who actually keeps up with international current events.

    • Michael Wilson

      President Obama was a fool back in 2012 when he told Romney Russia was not anything to worry about. Clinton was fool back in 2009 when she was promising a reset with Russia. Putin wants power and territory and isn’t squeamish about how he gets it. it is not in the USA’s long term interest to let a nationalist strongman like Putin determine global policy.
      we stood up to the Soviet Union for decades without a nuclear war, we can stand up to Putin and avoid a war. It is foolish to sit passive before Putin’s aggression because we are afraid he will bomb us. Hopefully Clinton has learned from her mistakes. Trump could care less about the future of the world so long his ego is stroked.

      • “we stood up to the Soviet Union for decades without a nuclear war”

        -How’d that one work out in Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc.? Ukraine is infinitely more important to Russia than Cuba was in the 1960s.

        Russian “aggression” is a total crock.

  • Well said! Let’s vote for the person who actually has experience and knows what the heck she’s doing, as opposed to the guy who imagines that we can just take (i.e. steal) Iraqi oil and torture the enemy without committing international war crimes.

  • Brandon Roberts

    i can get where your coming from however i think there are still good and bad people and there’s a difference between desire or thinking about doing a bad thing and actually doing it

    • Isn’t the latter exactly what I wrote?

      • Brandon Roberts

        i probaly should’ve payed closer attention lol

        • Michael Wilson

          🙂

    • Phil Ledgerwood

      That is exactly the point of the post.