“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” – Alexander Hamilton
Adapted from a post by Ben Howe at Red State
Will we unify behind Donald Trump as the GOP nominee now that his nomination appears to be inevitable?
We should not. We should solidify behind and continue to support #NeverTrump.
#NeverTrump is not a fad. It is not an attempt to change a narrative. It is not a wish or a desire.
#NeverTrump is a fact.
Trump is a dangerous, unpredictable man whose aspirations don’t align with Conservatism. Trump’s morals are questionable at best. Trump’s relationship with the truth is not just tenuous, it’s borderline hostile.
#NeverTrump is not an endorsement of Hillary, it’s an acceptance that Hillary’s ascension is inevitable when the alternative is a wannabe despot.
#NeverTrump does not pick who would be “better” or “worse” in regards to policy positions of the Democrat vs Trump. Rather, it recognizes that Trump’s complete absence of a moral center or ideological commitment means he would likely spend more time cutting deals with Democrats for the appearance of “winning” than you can shake a stick at. In fact, Hillary would be more likely to face gridlock on liberal policies than Trump would.
#NeverTrump is the belief that if a Leftist is going to sit in the oval office, let us not take part in putting them there with our names on their support roster. Let us not let a man for 4 years get up on that bully pulpit and create a mistrust of Conservatism that destroys the meager gains we’ve managed.
The party is already destroyed simply by his nomination. #NeverTrump intends to at least salvage Conservatism.
The mantra above from Alexander Hamilton is quite apropos.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
More News From The Indiana Primary
Conservative Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), the Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate, was defeated by RINO Todd Young.
Stutzman lost largely because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his establishment allies spent $2 million misleading voters.
Their strategy was to “flip the script” on Stutzman by portraying him as a career politician insider while casting Young as an outsider.
It was a lie, but sadly it worked.
While this is a disappointing loss, the GOP establishment was forced to pretend to be Conservative in order to win elections. They got away with the deception this time, but that won’t always be the case.
Which brings us to the good news.
Conservative Jim Banks , our endorsed candidate for Congress in the 3rd district (to replace Stutzman in the House), won the Republican nomination.
Bank’s chief opponent tried to portray him as an insider too, but thanks to the generous support of thousands of Senate Conservative Fund members, we were able to invest over $130,000 to help Banks win this race.
If Banks wins the general election in November, he will join the House Freedom Caucus and help expand the fight for our principles.
Conservative reaction to what is now the Trumpublican Party
We Conservatives didn’t leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left us.
… And now, in closing: