Dr. Janet Smith addresses the point at issue with thoughtfulness, candor, and -- if I may say so -- courage, in her article, "Why I am Voting For Trump and Donating, Too" (Catholic Vote, October 29, 2016).
Be forewarned: this is not a simple, brief article; it is a long and carefully considered piece of reasoning by an astute scholar and colleague who does not take these matters lightly. Here are three paragraphs from the beginning to get you started. But read on, because she's worth some careful attention; not only if you're Catholic, but especially if you're Catholic:
I know it is not attractive to vote for and support Trump, but I believe we must. The stakes are very, very high.Read more >>
It took me some time to come to this judgment. I have watched all the debates and was horrified when the vulgar, shallow, bullying, mendacious Trump beat 16 other decent — and some very good — Republican candidates. When Trump became the nominee, I was seriously thinking of not voting.
But over time as I evaluated what Hillary has done – all the terrible things I know she has done — and when I saw that all of our worst suspicions of her have been verified by what has been found in her emails, I realized I needed to vote for the only person who can stop her. She is the most corrupt person I have ever seen in American politics.