This is the fourth in my series of “Letters to a Trump Supporter,” from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Continuing our conversation about Christianity, he sent me a chain email accusing President Obama of silencing Christians and promoting Islam. This was my response.
Throughout this election season, I have been corresponding with a family friend who supports Donald Trump. I have explained why I oppose Mr. Trump and why I see the country so differently than he does. In this final month leading up to Election Day, I will publish these “Letters to a Trump Supporter” on this blog. I will begin with the issue that started it all: undocumented immigration.
Since the government started collecting economic data around World War II, we have accumulated plenty of evidence to measure each party’s success at “dealing with the economy” — and none of it makes Republicans look good.
“We have to get rid of Big Government,” said a friend of mine recently, as if it was obvious. I looked around the table and saw only nodding heads. So I asked my friend: What exactly do you want to get rid of? Social Security? Oh no, she said. Medicare? No. Medicaid? No. The Children’s…