Glenn Beck welcomed a live audience onto his television program last night for a discussion about the election and the conversation eventually turned to whether or not people would be willing to support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the general election, which Beck said he could not do because such a vote would carry “a very heavy eternal price.”
Beck’s audience was nearly unanimous in its opposition to Trump in the Republican primary, but many seemed willing to vote for him over Clinton … but not Beck.
“I’ve made a promise to myself before this whole process started,” he said, “that I wouldn’t buy into the ‘lesser of two evils,’ that I would pay attention to the last word in that sentence: evil.”
As Beck explained, “the Republic is at stake” with this election because both Trump and Clinton are threats to our most basic constitutional rights.
Since both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were “God-inspired,” Beck said, the government was created for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights, which is why he refuses to play a role in squandering those rights by voting for either Trump or Clinton.
“If we are the generation that loses those rights, we’re going to pay a heavy price,” he said, “a very heavy eternal price … I’m not going to face my maker if I drop dead and have Him go, ‘By the way, remember those crazy rights? You were alive then, weren’t you? What did you do? Who did you vote for?'”
“I can’t in all good conscience say, ‘Well, because I thought Donald Trump would protect them,'” he continued, “or, ‘I really thought Hillary Clinton would protect them.’ I know neither of them will and I don’t think the Lord is the kind of guy who says, “Well, we’ll go a little evil.'”