Donald Trump may not be the strong constitutionalist that many conservatives saw in Ted Cruz. Still, we can acknowledge Trump’s abundant flaws, his Big Government Leftist leanings, just as I have done in several columns, and vote for him with a clear conscience, since a corrupt society gave us both Trump and Hillary Clinton. Save the political infighting over “true conservative values” for after the election. We are not responsible for Trump’s shortcomings; but, we can certainly take advantage of his known strengths, as we unify against Hillary Clinton, who is an evil ideologue hellbent on the abolition of individual and religious liberties, the most corrupt elitist to ever seek the presidency.
Hurt feelings or not, the intransigent “never Trump” conservatives appear to be throwing a politically immature toddler-like temper tantrum. Reveling in their false pride, their patriotism questionable, they point to Trump’s assertion he could survive without them, while they endanger our republic by still refusing to vote for Trump, who is the only candidate with a real chance of beating Clinton. They bring Hillary Clinton one vote closer to the White House and the Clinton Foundation ever closer to its next billions in “donations” [bribes] from foreign governments, forcing the Founding Fathers’ edifice ever closer to becoming a banana republic.
Morally speaking, everyone, including “never Trump” groups and conservative Democrats, must look at which candidate will preserve human rights, our unalienable rights under the U.S. Constitution. Which candidate will best protect our right to free speech, property ownership, self-defense and life that natural law and reason guarantees all human beings?
Hillary Clinton is a political chameleon, changing position as the situation demands __ pro and anti-free trade [TPP], anti and pro-raising the minimum wage and anti and pro-same sex marriage. Her consistent views are shameful. She met with 57 Islamic nations in December of 2012 in New York to discuss how best to induce the Senate and the House to criminalize any criticism of Islam, a blatant attack on free speech. And during her presidential campaign, Clinton has warned abortion opponents moved by faith that their “religious beliefs” would “have to be changed.”
On June 21st, 2016, Donald Trump met with hundreds of Christian leaders in New York City [A Conversation with Donald Trump], where he gave extremely encouraging answers to the tough questions posed by nearly 1000 evangelical and Catholic leaders. He pledged to always appoint pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and pro-religious liberty judges and Supreme Court Justices, and he promised to eradicate the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which unconstitutionally silences pastors from the pulpit on issues of the day.
Clinton will be a full scale disaster. Along with her pro-Death [abortion] comments, she has already been clear about her intentions to succeed in disarming Americans. She will appoint a fifth Supreme Court Justice to gut the First and Second Amendments. She’ll further cripple our military, and she’ll force American industry to bow to her will through tax ploys and the regulatory infrastructure.
Leftist indoctrination of two generations of Americans, through our universities, has moved the Democratic Party far left of many European socialist parties; so much so that Hillary Clinton feels comfortable enough to brazenly suggest that her government will dictate to companies how much employees must be paid. Can you say “unconstitutional”? How about “fascist”?
Trump’s proposals to undo the immense tax and regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, the job creators, will bring many old business back into the U.S., along with new businesses. Money currently outside the U.S. will return, and the result will be an economy that will benefit all Americans, if they are willing to work.
Concerning the Supreme Court, Donald Trump has sought the guidance of the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation, as he notes that these well respected think tanks have set “the gold standard” on judicial appointments. These think tanks helped him list 11 judges with the judicial temperament and constitutional knowledge that we can expect from any of his potential nominees to any federal court or the Supreme Court.
If Hillary Clinton is elected, she’ll bury every one of her and Bill’s secrets and settle old scores with her enemies. Her agenda and the Progressive agenda is at stake, from Uranium One and donors like Gilbert Chougary and advocating unnecessary wars like Libya to Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal and more potential unConstitutional Executive Orders, which is great motivation for the vast left-wing Clinton apparatus to fight to retain the levers of government power.
Unlike Obama’s “experts” in the DOJ and the CIA and Hillary’s State Department, Trump takes a more pragmatic approach to governance. He will encourage law enforcement policies that make U.S. cities safe for all regardless of color or ethnicity in opposition to progressive policies of division. He correctly sees the Islamic State as a bigger problem than Assad, where Obama and Hillary failed. He doesn’t mind re-evaluating allegiances that have been taken for granted, and he has castigated U.S. ally Mexico for its lack of border controls and the flood of illegal aliens into America. He has also said that Saudi Arabia would have to do more in the fight against the Islamic State, which would be a significant change from the Saudis’ prominent role in funding terrorism against the West.
Hillary Clinton policies vary only slightly from Obama’s. If Obama’s progressive policies had been proper and backed by action over the past seven years, would we now have such racial and ethnic strife in America? Would the Islamic State’s diseased brutality persist? Would America’s middle class be disintegrating? Hillary will give America four more years of Obama’s malaise and defective, negligent, incompetent and treasonous government.
I’m not voting for Trump to be my new best friend. I’m voting for him to be the Anti-Hillary. I don’t care if he’s mean and hurts the tender feelings of the fey and fainthearted, or even if he grows fangs and fur every full moon. I know Hillary Clinton is a worse person who would be unrestrained in power and pose a significant chance of plunging America into violence.
Donald Trump’s nationalist populism is not the death knell to conservative values that several conservative Christian pundits will have one believe. His current proposed policies will actually serve as a breastwork against all of Obama’s policies and terrible legislative legacy and Hillary’s planned radical destruction. Trump is a strong advocate, by and large, for the GOP platform, which contains mostly traditional conservative positions, and placing Trump in the Oval Office will prevent Hillary Clinton’s undoing of America, the destruction of the U.S. Constitution and America’s transformation into a godless neo-Marxist banana republic.
August 27, 2016
~ The Author ~
Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Dept – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Magestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.