Beth Caplin on some people’s excuses for supporting a despicable character.
We’ve seen a lot of think pieces over the past year attempting to put a logical spin on evangelical support for Donald Trump. At this point it seems that all their justifications are worn-out clichés and do nothing to redeem their image in the eyes of everyone outside their religious circle.
But conservative commentator Dennis Prager gives it one more try in a piece for Townhall:
Religious Christians and Jews who support Trump understand that the character of a public leader is quite often less important than his policies. This is so obvious that only the naive think otherwise. Character is no predictor of political leadership on behalf of moral causes. I wish it were. Then, in any political contest, we would simply have to determine who the better person is and vote accordingly.
Perhaps Prager believes this, but it’s intellectually dishonest to pretend as if personal character never…
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