Why Alabamans should vote for Roy Moore

Why Alabamans should vote for Roy Moore
Rallying the troops. (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Not the strongest argument.  Not the weakest one either.  Handicapping this one is easier than deciding the rights and wrongs of it — unless your mind is closed and you assume one way or the other about what Moore did 40 years ago.  I don’t know that there’s a single person in the pundit class I would trust to sit on a jury that was trying me for something today.  Or that I would trust to find a just decision for me if I were the victim.  Never seen so many closed minds in my life.]

I am going to argue for the very unpopular, even shocking, view that, even if Roy Moore did what he is accused of doing, Alabamans are within their rights to vote for him, and they shouldn’t let Democrats and Never Trumpers shame them into not voting. …

The question before us is whether one can still maintain faith and one’s moral integrity while voting for a lesser of two evils. The answer is, yes, in both cases.

All voting is voting for the lesser of two evils, and it’s almost never wrong to vote for the lesser of the two. There are no perfect candidates. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, sometimes bigly. Assuming Moore did what’s been alleged, let’s turn to his rival, Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

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In my mind, Jones’ position is so extreme that a vote for him is a vote for the greater of two evils by a wide margin. It’s hard to imagine much worse than the mass murder of innocents. That’s also not taking into consideration his many other views with which conservatives disagree.

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