Blog Timothy Hahn – President Trump
On 8 November 2016 Donald Trump has been elected as President of the United States of America. We asked Timothy Hahn (1997), US citizen and participant of the most recent ECPYouth Summer School to reflect on Trumps remarkable election as (young) Christians quite differ what to think about it. Tim has been homeschooled and lived in the Netherlands for two years. He now lives in Brno (Czech Republic) and studies to become a full time entrepeneur. Find his blog on ecpyouth.eu. Please feel free to comment below!
It is overwhelming to consider all the aspects affected by the recent election. Focusing on one issue that is the most important topic for Christians around the world, Religious Freedom, can help gauge the results. I believe Religious Freedom won this election despite the poor choices we had for candidates.
While I don’t fully trust Mr. Trump, nor find him a good moral example to our nation, I don’t believe he is a racist or misogynist. The quotes used by the biased media suggesting this I have found to be taken out of context. As far as I can tell, removing rights is not Mr. Trump’s agenda. It is important to look at what the candidates actually say and support. Mrs. Clinton is very outspoken in her support of measures which reduce liberties like parental rights and freedom of speech, essential for true Religious Freedom.
In recent years democrats in America have been aspiring to replicate the progressive socialist reform embraced by Europe and the United Nations which deteriorate Religious Freedom. A Trump administration is unlikely to adopt anti-family and anti-Religious Freedom measures introduced in Europe or anywhere else, sending a positive message to the world that a developed country can still trust its citizens.
Young people today have experienced eight years of a liberal Democrat as President of the United States. They have been taught in school and by the media to fear conservative Republicans coming to power. Now is the time for the young people to test what they’ve heard. In four years, we need to look back and see which side made the correct predictions. It’s an opportunity to see that power shifts and what happens when it does.
I am looking forward to the next four years and am praying that justice, truth, mercy and grace will prevail. I am not trusting Mr. Trump or anyone else for my livelihood. God has a plan, he is in control. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Psalm 46:2