By: Susan Bea Good
Trump supporters claim their man is “above the politics,” while in fact he is a prime example of a main cause of corruption in the American system of government. The billionaire Trump’s personal money trail meanders into the pockets of both liberal and conservative politicians, and the coffers of social causes from opposing ends of the moral spectrum.
A friend of a friend, Anastasios Tsatsakis, made a profound comment on Facebook over the weekend. “Trump supporters don’t think that Trump can be corrupted because he has his own money…but they fail to realize that he’s the reason why everyone around him is corrupt!”
A.T. hit the nail on the head. Trump’s ability to pay his own way should be exposed for what it really is. He became super rich by “working the system.” Now he wants to claim he’s not a part of that system! He admits he has contributed to all sides of every cause, “to get them to pick up the phone when he needs a favor.” Wow…the average working guy can’t make a call for “favors” from their Representatives in government, but a rich man can!
Money can corrupt. Trump has a lot of money. Trump uses his money to corrupt!
Trump’s corrupting abilities seem to be second nature to him. This weekend he bought out a local Iowa theater offering free showings of the movie “13 Hours” to the public, just two weeks out from the first primary votes there. What’s next?…vouchers for Little Pig’s BBQ in South Carolina and Starbucks in New Hampshire?
Our U.S.Constitution has built-in “justice for all” safeguards meant to level the playing field for all of its citizens. When presidential candidate Donald Trump claims to be “above it all,” he is speaking his own brand of truth. His “above it all” is the opposite of moral superiority. It’s actually his own personal immunity, bought from elected officials, and apparently from some of the current voting public.
Sometimes it’s interesting to note where a rich man did not spend his money. Perhaps Trump’s advisors failed to notify him that a donation here would ensure his appearance as genuinely empathetic, and confirm his instinctive “New York values!”
This blogger’s purpose is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!