For the first few months of his campaign, Donald Trump espoused many conservative ideals. Once his policy proposals started coming out and the need to push certain liberal perspectives hit, he switched gears. Now, he’s basically attacking all truly conservative ideas other than his border plan which is mostly conservative (other than touchback amnesty).
It’s been nearly three decades since true conservatism has exuded from the Oval Office. We’ve had a pair of Bush Presidencies mingled in with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, but their policies were often far from conservative. Now, America has the opportunity to give conservatism a shot once again.
Mark Levin’s unprecedented endorsement of Ted Cruz is meaningful. We’re talking about a true conservative, a Reaganite who has spent his life promoting the ideals of the Constitution and fighting in its defense. He doesn’t endorse Presidential candidates during the primaries, but he made an important exception.
Even if you dismiss the fact that Donald Trump has failed at literally every business endeavor outside of real estate and entertainment, you still have to look at his business decisions with skepticism. His supporters see a rich man who must be good at business – after all he’s rich! Of course, had he taken the tremendous empire he was born into and invested his riches into simple index stocks, his fortune would be at least double what it is today.
There’s a difference between the Establishment sheep at Fox News and the real conservative commentators who are unifying around the reality that Donald Trump would destroy the Republican party and cripple America whether with his own liberal policies or by allowing Hillary Clinton to win the general election. Thomas Sowell falls into the latter category. Few are as intelligent and honest about the true ways to repair this country than Sowell.
Ted Cruz has been one of the only candidates who has stood by his faith unabashedly throughout his adult life. He doesn’t just use religion as a campaign tool. Instead, he has a faithful belief in the role of God in our lives and for our country.
Will the GOP be the party of the brash statements without the ability to back them up or the party of proven conservative principles that are upheld even at personal expense? Will we be the party that blames everyone else for our troubles like the Democrats or do we believe in personal responsibility and addressing our flaws? Are we a party led by a man who looks at the court system as the place where he sues and gets sued or a man who has fought at the Supreme Court to protect the rights of Americans?
For the last several months, I’ve attempted to make intelligent, evidence-driven arguments for Republicans voters to stop supporting Donald Trump and to start supporting Ted Cruz. I’ve accepted the low-information mentality that drives Trump’s support, but I am now starting to realize that in many cases it’s based upon willful ignorance rather than actual naivety.
Most of the these “message” posts will include a lengthy description of what they represent to America and the conservative and/or Christian movement. This one is best left by itself. Either you see that Donald Trump is a disaster of a Commander-in-Chief waiting to happen or you don’t.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about what Donald Trump and Ted Cruz truly stand for as potential Presidents. Trump gets all of the attention from the media and his narrative is painted in colors that are often out of alignment with reality. We thought we’d take our figurative labeling machine and describe the candidates as they truly are.