It’s time Donald Trump supporters begin to look themselves in the mirror and ask some very pertinent questions about what it’s really going to take to make America great again. I believe it’s going to take more than just a man to return our country to greatness.

Our Founding Fathers were humble enough to know their wisdom was insufficient for the task that lay ahead. They understood they needed to be sensitive to God’s direction and that founding a nation required the Almighty to order their steps and direct them in ways far beyond the scope of earthly wisdom.

The challenge we face today will require a similar approach.


Our nation needs someone willing to seek God’s wisdom in all they say, do and represent. And right now, I simply don’t see Donald Trump as a man willing to lead our nation under God’s direction. In fact, I see a man determined to have it his way – or no way at all.

No doubt, there will be those who will charge me with “judging” or “condemning” the Donald. In fact, I have Christian friends, whom I love and respect dearly, justifying their support of Trump by suggesting his flip-flops on his liberal stances are the result of a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ.

Certainly, all things are indeed possible through Christ. But there’s a huge difference between judging a man’s heart and discerning his ability to lead a country.

I don’t propose to know Mr. Trump’s heart, but I do know the Bible tells us we should look at the “fruit” one produces in life as a barometer of character. Galatians 5:22-23 reminds us the “fruits of the Spirit” include, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I simply don’t see Trump’s actions aligning with these traits.

Are we so desperate for leadership that we are willing to allow an individual who vigorously attacks anyone who disagrees with his views and who spews vulgarity in public venues to become our next president?

It isn’t just the verbiage that’s concerning – it’s the judgment.

Are we so determined to “punish” liberal Democrats and feckless Republicans that we are willing to elect someone with a gaping lack of knowledge of foreign affairs simply because they are politically irreverent?

Are we so nave we’re willing to believe that simply because Donald Trump personally financed his campaign that he will not be indebted to his supporters in the same manner other candidates reward special interest groups and donors?

Unfortunately, we are witnessing millions of true patriots divided by a passionate desire to see our nation rebound from nearly eight years of progressive bondage. And liberals are leveraging this division against us!

But we must not allow our disgust with the current political theater to cloud our vision.

Remember, we got where we are because we elected a man unwilling to listen to others, unwilling to produce Godly fruit and who relentlessly attacked those who disagreed with him politically.

We must not make the same mistake again.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.