Sacrificing Principles for Political Expediency

There’s nothing like an election to show how much value people place on their principles. For those on the left, casting a vote for the most politically selfish of reasons is effortless since the left has no principles. Those on the right used to be guided by conservative principles, but it seems to be becoming more common for the right to abandon principle in favor of the same politically selfish reasons exhibited by the left. Win the seat, at all costs, and the character of your candidate is irrelevant.

The dictionary defines principles as “an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct.” For those on the left, the only accepted or professed rule of conduct is to use an elected position to promote leftist ideals and programs. Any degenerate who does that will always be voted for, defended and supported by those on the left. Bill Clinton is the chief example of this premise with many others on the left being exposed (pun unintended) in the last few years as lewd miscreants who used their positions of power to […] → Keep reading

Hoping President Trump Proves Me Wrong

All throughout the primaries and the campaign, I was never on the Trump train. I have never believed that Donald Trump was a decent man, a true conservative or that he was the right choice to lead our nation. I have written before about why I did not support him and his candidacy, so I will not rehash all that. At this point, it is time to let it go. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.

New presidential administrations always bring change and if Donald Trump fulfills his promises I have to believe this will be a change for the better. Obama’s socialist agenda and dictatorial decisions did much damage, but America has always been resilient when recovering from disastrous leaders who damaged our nation.

I have concerns about Donald Trump, that he is not a true conservative. During the campaign he took conservative positions on many issues and made promises that were very appealing to those on the right, but his pre-campaign statements and activities do not have a conservative slant. This was […] → Keep reading

Values Are More Important Than Trump

Defeating Hillary Clinton is all that matters. Nothing else. That’s the argument of all the people who can admit what a degenerate Donald Trump is but say we should support him anyway.

In spite of the fact that Trump’s values and positions over the years are in conflict with the values and positions of most of the delegates who nominated him, we are supposed to support this man for president of the United States. Others, like myself, believe that supporting such a man would do permanent damage to the conservative movement, to the Republican party, to our Christian witness for those who value it and to the pro-life movement.

To support Trump is to reject morals and values that most Republicans have espoused for generations. Say goodbye to any credibility in the future of complaining about the moral failings of any candidate from any party. That right has been forfeited by those who support Trump. It’s ludicrous to watch Republicans defending Trump by using all the same arguments that Democrats used to defend Bill Clinton when his affairs and sexual […] → Keep reading

Ted Cruz Does Not Speak For Me

I get it. I don’t agree with it, but I get it. Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Donald Trump late last week was not all that surprising, considering the circumstances. Trump has been doing better than expected in the polls and Cruz is facing the possibility of a tough reelection for senator in a couple of years. Trump even suggested that former Texas governor Rick Perry would be a good pick to challenge Cruz. So Cruz became opportunistic and endorsed Trump, explaining his decision by citing some policy differences between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

After all the negative things Cruz has said about Trump, he endorses the man for president of the United States. The man he called a sniveling coward, a con man, utterly amoral, a narcissist, a serial philanderer, a bully and a pathological liar. The man he refused to endorse at the GOP convention, telling everyone to “vote your conscience.” The man who called Cruz’s wife “ugly” and said Cruz’s father was part of the JFK assassination.

So what changed? What transpired in the last few weeks to […] → Keep reading

I Will Never Join the Trump Cult. Ever.

With his victory in Florida and most of the other states holding primaries this past Tuesday, Donald Trump’s chances of becoming the Republican nominee for president have only increased. It appears likely that there will be a contested convention this summer as no nominee is likely to receive the necessary number of delegates to get the nomination outright. Naturally, Trump’s supporters believe he should be the one to receive the nomination at a contested convention since he will have the most delegates. History has shown that’s not always the way things go at conventions, so the outcome is still uncertain.

It still seems incredible that Donald Trump is one of four remaining candidates in both parties who have a chance of becoming the next president. Donald. Trump. The candidate who is defined as a vessel of populist anger is milking it for everything he can get and has harvested a gang of supporters from both parties who are more fanatical about their candidate than any I have ever seen in a presidential election. The term ‘Trump Cult’ has been […] → Keep reading

The Fictional Conservatism of Donald J. Trump

It has been baffling me of late why some Republican voters think Donald Trump is a conservative. Because he says he is? Because he’s said a few things you like about immigration or ISIS? Because he’s an enemy of the liberal GOP establishment? Because he’s a political outsider? Because he speaks rudely to the media?

Conservative economist Thomas Sowell also appears bewildered, writing “Today’s big puzzle is how so many otherwise rational people have become enamored of Donald Trump, projecting onto him virtues and principles that he clearly does not have, and ignoring gross defects that are all too blatant.”

Whatever the reason, the fact remains that many honestly believe Donald Trump to be a conservative and, therefore, a great candidate for the Republican nomination for president.

Balderdash.

An examination of his record proves to someone who can be honest with themselves that Donald Trump is no more a conservative than Barack Obama.

Consider the following

Muskogee Politico – In the past twenty-some years, and as recently as four years:

Trump was registered as a Democrat, then an Independent. Trump […] → Keep reading