Better, Worse, Richer, Poorer, Sickness and Health But Trump? No way. Divorce!

We all have heard this version or similar versions of marriage vows either in person, in books, on television, in movies, or some other media. The vows go something like this:

“I, ___, take you, ___, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”

Walter Olson over at take notice that to some, sickness, health, good, bad, richer, and poorer all take a back seat to a reason to get divorced:
Donald Trump.

If you’re married to a Trump supported, get a divorce. That’s the message.

It is a message that is not isolated. From Harpers’s Bizaar:

I’m going to save you three years of therapy where you and your partner try to “agree to disagree.”

If your partner is a Trump supporter and you are not, just divorce them.

“Supporting Trump at this point does not indicate a difference of opinions. It indicates a difference of values.”

You do not need to try to make it work with someone who thinks of people as “illegals.” Just divorce them. Those divorced couples made the right choice.

Good grief.

This is what we have often talked about – the intolerance of the so called “tolerant left.”

Sadly, the article tries to make the case that those who don’t support Trump are somehow morally superior. They have better “values.” There is no room for disagreement, no room for compromise, no room for anything other than abject hatred.

(And we all saw how that type of hatred played out this past weekend in Charlottesville and in the case of Google engineer James Damore.)

“Gee honey, I love you but if you don’t agree with me politically, we’re history you racist, homophobic, xenophobic bastard!”

1 Corinthians chapter 13 is what is sometimes called the “love chapter” in the Bible. It reads:

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Olson tweeted out something that while true, may not state the depth of the problem:

He’s right. It is terrible, horrific advice.

If you want to divorce a person who you swore you would love, we would say that one of the worst reasons to do so is based on politics. If your intolerance of other ideas in the political world means you want to walk out on your commitments, that on you.

It says more about you as well.

Frankly, what it is saying is not good.

One Response to “Better, Worse, Richer, Poorer, Sickness and Health But Trump? No way. Divorce!”

  1. Donnie Holder says:

    A truly intelligent person would never marry a whiny, self entitled, snowflake to begin with.