Clinton, Trump and Singapore

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I am thankful to our Almighty Father that Singapore does not face the election crisis in the United States today. Clinton is the frontrunner on the Democrat race, and Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican Party. But both candidates are amazing in how bad they are for the country.

Clinton created a private email server when she was serving as Secretary of State, and that opens the possibility of criminal failure. This is in addition to her total ineptitude when she served as Secretary of State, especially with the Benghazi affair. But she is the best the Democrats have at this point. Bernie Sanders is an extreme socialist and even worse than Clinton. Today, the tech who set up Clinton’s private server is granted immunity in exchange for his testimony. This usually means (1) it is a federal case, not a state case, and (2) a Grand Jury has already been convened to hear the charges and decide if she should be indicted. Won’t it be funny if she were the Democrat choice but found guilty?

The Attorney General of New York is taking a lawsuit against Trump for his “Trump University.” Trump promised the students personal mentorship from his team, on real estate transactions, including sources to fund the deals. This was a scam, and many were hurt by this scam. His defense team tried to use the statute of limitation, but a four-judge panel unanimously rejected this defense. It is too early to say if the AG can prove fraud, but the reality of fraud is not in doubt. He cheated many people by failing to deliver on his promise. It’s hard to think of someone more incompatible to be the President than a scammer. Won’t it be funny if he were the Republican choice but found guilty?

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.” Proverbs 14:34.

Singapore has many weaknesses. I am sure there are many valid criticisms against those who possess political power, or those who aspire to political power. Yet, I think you will agree with me that our choices for political leaders is not as dire as a choice between Clinton or Trump.

Christians are citizens who must constantly engage in the demand for truth and righteousness. It is the public demand for decent people in office that will determine the outcome of elections. This public demand for righteousness, or the lack of it, is seen in the candidates during elections. If Christians want Singapore to elect a government that is righteous, then we need to exercise our Christian citizenship consistently, before the likes of Clinton or Trump become front-runners on Singapore’s political landscape.

Pastor Peter Eng

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