Henry Drummond: Sometimes I think there’s a man who sits behind a counter and says, “All right, you can have a telephone but you lose privacy and the charm of distance, Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline.”
inherit the wind 1960
One of my father’s favorite sayings that he drilled into me was a very simple concept:
EVERYTHING COSTS SOMETHING
This was something he did his best to teach us, to make sure that before we leaped into any personal, financial or social decision, we made sure we understood what it means.
Nothing illustrates this better than the angst in some GOP/Conservatives circles.
As everyone knows I was a Ted Cruz guy and after seeing the outright lies told by the Trump campaign I still haven’t made up my mind on Trump in the general.
But keeping my father’s advice in mind I conclude that both the nomination and support of Donald Trump in the general election and the Opposition to Donald Trump and support for a 3rd party candidate in a general election is not without cost.
It is very possible (I suspect a lot more possible than a lot of the media or pundits realize) that Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton, and the latest polling backs up that theory, But that omes at a price.
The willingness to risk that once elected we may discover his core convictions are completely opposite of what we thing.
the willingness to risk that his stated positions on border, guns, Islamist terror, common core and abortion are not as flexible as his actions during the campaign have indicated
the willingness to risk that his abrasive style when used against nations and countries that have a face culture does not provoke international disaster
The willingness to risk an inexperienced man will not screw up on a national or international level.
The further erosion of the dignity of the office of the presidency.
On the other side of the coin there is a price for opposing Trump:
White it is very possible that if conservatives choose to stay home or support a 3rd party candidate, they can prevent Donald Trump from winning the White House, but that comes with a price as well.
It means guaranteeing the election of Hillary Clinton whose antipathy to the truth is legendary.
It means continuing the destructive Obama Clinton foreign policy, destructive domestic policy,
It means four to eight years of ultra liberal judges at every level of the courts up to and including the supreme court.
It means that not only will no members of the current administration ever pay a destructive and illegal attacks on conservatives but that the current attacks on culture on religion and culture will continue.
Or to sum it up as simple as can be:
Will the fundamental transformation of how we choose presidents by rewarding Mr. Trump’s methods by putting him and his cronies in the White House for 4-8 years and the cultural cost to the nation’s soul thereof be so great that it exceeds the cost to the nation and its soul of rewarding Hillary not only for her corruption and incompetence but for her enabling of the corruption and incompetene of the Obama administration, by putting her and her crownies in the White House for 4-8 years?
That’s frankly what the election omes down to and it’s the question each conservative will have to answer for themselves.
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