Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.
I’ve been an Evangelical Republican for most of my life. I was a strong Republican. I was a staunch Republican. I was one of those knocking-on-doors-sticking-yard-signs-in-the-grass Republicans.
You voted for Trump in 2016. You held your nose, decided that taking the least-bad option would be better than failing your responsibility to participate as a citizen, and you marked your ballot to elect the lecherous, foul-mouthed phony who at least promised to support some worthwhile policies. You became a Trump Voter.
In 2018, principled Republicans are finding themselves forced to do the unthinkable: endorse voting for a Democrat. The Party of Trump has simply gotten so bad that the only viable moral option is to stop voting Republican this time.
The people who produced the King James Version of the Bible lived in a world where the word “stranger” literally meant “immigrant.”