Election 2016: An issue of worldviews, platforms
As the 2016 presidential campaign moves closer to its conclusion, the personal attacks against GOP candidate Donald Trump have intensified. Robert Knight, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for OneNewsNow, admits it’s distracting for voters – but wants them to remember that “what really counts is what’s going to happen” when one or the other is elected.
“There couldn’t be a more opposite worldview from each one of them,” he begins. “Franklin Graham mentioned this in a rally at Richmond, Virginia, … this week [when] he said folks [should] look at the two platforms of the parties, compare the two, and then vote according to your biblical principles.”
And according to the columnist, it’s pretty easy to discern which worldview more closely follows the Bible.
“One of the platforms preserves religious liberty, lowers taxes, preserves the rights of parents, opposes abortion funding, etcetera, etcetera,” he explains. “The other expands the government, expands taxes, expands abortion to where Americans are forced to pay for it, and embraces the entire radical homosexual agenda.”
Wicker: It’s not complicated
The personal attacks against Trump over the past couple of weeks have included release of an 11-year-old video of him making lewd comments about women; and several women claiming that he sexually assaulted them many years ago but not bothering to come forward until now. Nevertheless, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) wholeheartedly supports Trump – and doing so, he says, isn’t complicated.
“On the issues of importance, Mr. Trump is right and Mrs. Clinton is wrong,” Wicker said Thursday night following a Trump rally in Tupelo, Mississippi. “Whether it’s the Supreme Court, whether it’s national security or this concept of open borders now that we know Hillary Clinton supports, Donald Trump is right – and Hillary Rodham Clinton is wrong, dead wrong, on all of those issues.”
Still, he admits being concerned that some Republicans aren’t on board with the party’s presidential nominee.
“[But] we have four weeks to pull it together, and I think if we stay on the issues – national security, border security, the Supreme Court; things that will really determine the direction of country, not only for the four years but the next few decades – then I think Republicans and conservatives and mainstream Americans will start to come home,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Wicker serves as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which according to its website is devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate Majority and electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate.