First off, I have to admit. I love how Donald Trump has turned the Washington political establishment on its head. I believe that political correctness is cancer that is used in this country as a way to steer and punish free speech, so, in that regard, he is most refreshing! We don’t need elites discouraging honest dialogue on hot button issues by calling us names when it is obviously not warranted and intellectually dishonest. We don’t need “safe spaces” on college campuses for people to avoid using logic and reason to discuss ideas. We need to blow that system up!
We don’t need a nation full of wimps! (Or poor delicate little butterflies if you want Political correctness)
So back to Donald J. Trump. While I admit he is amusing (I’ve died laughing at him several times) and I relish how the Washington political class is up in arms, that is not enough reason to claim he is the “trump card’ that can “make America great again”. I will admit that he has been successful in business and I would love a President that has had to negotiate contracts, make payroll, and run a business. Admittedly, we are in dire need of someone to build “a big, beautiful wall”, as he would put it, on the southern border. We need to enforce our immigration laws, like every other country does, including Mexico. All of that is undeniable and I agree with him 100% on those issues. However, is political correctness and immigration, alone, enough reason to vote for him?
Many of Trump’s followers will fixate on these two issues and ignore or make excuses for his changing positions on many other issues – some positions he has held only just five months ago. Trump, within the last year, has supported abortion-on-demand (including partial-birth abortion), government-run healthcare, gun rights, using eminent domain to take private property, and gay marriage. Those are just a few of his recent reversals. These beliefs fly in the face of a worldview that stands for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Could it be that he has had these epiphanies on virtually everything to run as a Republican?
You may hear talking points from Trump or his people such as “Reagan changed his views on many issues too”. Yes, but Ronald Reagan did that over many years and wrote extensively explaining how he came to his conclusions before he was ever elected to political office. Donald Trump has realized he was wrong on virtually everything in just the past year? Be honest. Does that even pass the smell test?
All of the issues that Trump has supposedly had a conversion on (gun rights, government-run healthcare, gay marriage, free speech, private property rights, and abortion) have just recently been decided, or will soon be decided, by the U.S Supreme Court. Are you willing to chance all of these rights and watch your pastor in handcuffs for not performing same sex weddings, just to have a wall on the southern border and a businessman in the White House?
I’m a true believer in redemption and people’s ability to change course. I generally give the benefit of the doubt to most people. Maybe Donald Trump has truly changed his views on ALL of these issues. Maybe, just maybe, he has had a “come-to-Jesus moment”, if you will. If so, shouldn’t he be able to explain when and why he changed his mind on each of the issues I’ve raised? (Not only should he be able to, he ought to.) As voters shouldn’t we expect that a man trying to become the leader of the free world would be able to explain the value of freedom and articulate his pivot point on each of these issues? Why won’t he explain what caused him to change his views on protecting life in the womb, gun rights, Obama-care, and traditional marriage? Is that too much to ask?
I’m not raising any of these questions because Donald Trump isn’t Christian enough. I will never agree with some in the blog-o-sphere that he should be automatically disqualified because he’s not a choir boy. No, I don’t want to elect a Sunday school teacher, either. Others may point to him owning strip clubs, despicable comments about young girls, bragging about having sex with married women, and so on. I don’t believe this necessarily disqualifies him any more than it would disqualify my doctor or dentist from doing their job. But it does give me pause and makes me ask the question, “will someone who doesn’t believe in honoring their marriage vows honor their election year promises?”
Yes, I am a Christian, but I’m not electing a pastor. I am electing someone who will appoint two, maybe three new justices to the Supreme Court, for life-long appointments. These Justices that will decide if you must celebrate and honor gay marriage or risk legal action against you. Will your business be forced to ignore your faith by baking a cake or will you be able to stand by your convictions? Will you be forced to pay for murder in the womb? Will your pastor be forced to perform a ceremony against God’s Word or go be threatened with jail time if he refuses? These are the most pressing and fundamental questions we should have. Who will protect our right to live our lives based on our own convictions? Ask yourself if you truly trust Trump to make that decision considering where he stood on these same issues, merely months ago?
Donald Trump is blunt (something we desperately need) and wraps himself in the flag. This is why people gravitate to him and I fully understand that. But could a person be blunt, bold, patriotic and wrong? Do actual policies matter anymore?
I don’t hate Donald Trump and I would actually still like him to be in charge of building the wall. That is a job he would be great at and a job I hope the next president would approach him to do. He could help in negotiations with Mexico and make sure it gets built on time and on budget. A President Ted Cruz, I’m sure, would use him in that capacity.
Speaking of Ted Cruz, have you really looked at his record? Do you know why the Republi-crats in Washington really hate him? Have you just heard on the news that nobody likes him and he is a mean person? Please understand, being an outsider in Washington D.C. takes balls. You must be a man of true conviction to not get chewed up and spit out by the political establishment in D.C. You will make enemies…
Ted Cruz was chosen to tour the country and speak on the constitution at age 15. He was at the top of his class all through high school and college, to put it mildly. He’s In the Princeton debate hall of fame. Cruz was the youngest and longest serving Solicitor General of all time and crafted George Bush’s case before the Supreme Court during the election fiasco against Gore.
Ted Cruz argued before the Supreme Court nine times and never lost. – Not to mention all the briefs (over 70) and oral arguments (over 40). This man lives and breathes the constitution. Here are a few of the Supreme Court cases he won: He was the one that argued and won against Washington D.C. for your right to carry a handgun. Ted Cruz was the one that wrote the legal brief that kept our school’s right to recite the pledge even though it had the phrase “one nation under God”. He successfully defended the constitutionality of the 10 Commandments monument on the Texas State Capital. He also fought Mexico (and George Bush) at the Supreme Court to make sure Texas had the right to execute a Mexican illegal alien who viciously beat, raped, tortured and killed two thirteen year old girls. In this one case, Ted Cruz successfully beat an illegal alien murder, the world court, Mexico, the Geneva Convention, the International Court of Justice, and President George W. Bush his former boss, the head of his political party, and sitting President of the United States at the Supreme Court in a stunning 6-3 decision. Now you know why they hate him.
He’s also stood up against his own party in congress on numerous occasions including fights on Obama-care and Illegal immigration. He and Jeff Sessions single handedly stopped Obama’s illegal amnesty plan when the Republi-crats in Washington were going to pass it. He’s called out leaders in his own party publicly that have lied to him behind closed doors. He never forgets what you’ve said to him. You see, Ted Cruz has an audiographic memory. That means he remembers ever single word he’s ever heard, exactly, word for word as it was said. So when Ted Cruz tells a member of congress or a world leader, “that’s not what you said” you can take that to the bank.
Bottom line: Donald Trump can build the wall, but let’s have Ted Cruz lead this country fiscally, militarily, and economically based on our rights enshrined in the constitution while appointing Supreme Court justices that will follow the law as written.
I’m supporting Ted Cruz for President and I ask you to do the same… TrusTED
That’s my two cents!