Loosing the Republic

FreeImages.com/Mattew WilliamsThis is the most consequential election perhaps in the history of the nation. Yet, people are using it as a means to vent their anger and frustration at the way government is handling our affairs. Anger is the correct response to this, but it is not the correct method of selecting a President. Yesterday in South Carolina, Donald Trump won a decisive victory. Congratulations to him and his campaign. I guess it is now a winning strategy to call your opponent a “nasty liar,” even if you are lying when you do it. Just take a look at this from The Daily Wire, and my previous article, Lying Liars and Their Lying Lies. I fear at some point in the not too distant future we will be lamenting that Trump lied, Freedom died.

In addition, as his supporters gloat on social media and cable news programs, they do so in the same vile and despicable manner that Obama’s supporters did when he won the Presidency. They think everything is going to be sunshine and rainbows. Meanwhile, the Democrats are laughing their collective asses off.

Bernie Sanders, though he did not win the Nevada caucus, did talk about his “revolution” starting in Nevada. I think he is wrong. I think the Bernie Sanders Political Revolution may very well have started in South Carolina. Donald Trump can not beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in the general election. That is not ever going to happen. If he is our nominee, our constitutional republic is over.

There are three candidates who polls have shown can consistently beat the Democrats in the general: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich. You will notice that Donald Trump is not listed here. Of those three, Kasich is not going to win the nomination, he has no chance. Rubio could win it, but his record is questionable on too many vital issues. Only Ted Cruz has consistently, throughout his life and career, supported and fought for the very thing this election is all about: Freedom.

Ted Cruz’s positions and proposals are rock solid, that is probably why Trump has copied so many of them. He has a very long history, going all the way back to high school, of protecting and defending the constitution. That is the target, it is the only real issue that matters right now. If we do not elect a constitutionalist to the Presidency our republic is finished.

The Democrats will consolidate the gains they have already made against freedom of speech with their political correctness. They will finish what they have started, also using political correctness, to destroy what is left of our religious liberties, (unless you are Muslim). They will finally be able to kill the second amendment, and in doing so, forever relegate our children and grandchildren to lives of meaningless servitude.

The plans the Democrats have for our society are, at best, to make us just another plodding nation of sheep wallowing in a morass of government sponsored mediocrity, and at worst, a people subjugated by an oppressive and immoral ruling class bent on amassing as much power as possible to themselves, while keeping everyone else under absolute control.

This will be the legacy of a Donald Trump nomination. In truth, I have great respect for Trump. He has achieved the pinnacle of his profession, and that is most admirable and praiseworthy in my estimation. Unfortunately, he does not possess the proper skill set, temperament, experience or outlook needed at this time in history to save our republic.

If we want to save this constitutional republic, if we want to “Make America Great Again,” we have to go with what made America great in the first place: The constitution. We need a President who not only knows the constitution backward and forward, but believes in it, has a proven record of fighting for it, and the will and determination to apply it, as President, to the federal government the way it should be applied.

A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for the death of our constitutional republic. Those responsible will never be forgotten nor forgiven. It is not too late. Allowing our anger, even though it is justified, to choose our nominee will be a great mistake. If we lead with our emotions we are no better than the Democrats, and we relegate our future generations to mediocrity and servitude or worse.