To the Editor:

Someone has said that American politics today is like looking at a rotting corpse. The left cheers for the maggots and the right roots for the corpse.

In 2020, 74 million people voted for former President Donald Trump. Regardless of how one feels about Trump, an honest observer must admit we were better off under his administration. Trump voters are Americans who believe in secure borders, moral rectitude, free speech and real science — the virtues and truths enshrined in our founding documents, including the Bible.

Former President Barack Obama calls us bitter clingers; Hillary Clinton uses deplorables. President Joe Biden declared war on fully half the country recently, accusing them of being semi-fascists and threats to democracy.

The calumnies and obloquies hurled at conservatives might tempt one to wonder if the Democratic party has any sense of shame, honor, integrity or conscience left. Apparently they are ignorant of the concepts of slander, projection, hypocrisy or simple honesty. How else to explain the viciousness of their attacks against those who simply have different opinions?

Politics will not save us. The divisions run too deep and both parties are corrupt. Only Jesus Christ can stop our lemming-like rush to the bottom. Christians are commanded to pray for our enemies and forgive them rather than returning hate for hate, violence for violence. This is only possible if we remember Jesus’ words on the cross: “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.” That is perhaps the kindest way to understand the illogical absurdities and narcissistic, cruel and unhinged vitriol of the left. Christians in particular must prepare themselves for the inevitable persecution the Bible speaks of as the world crumbles before Christ’s return.

John Randall

Bowling Green