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Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

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June 3, 2016 | 10,262 views | 11 comments

By Richard A. Viguerie

On December 9, 2015, when I endorsed Ted Cruz for President I said, “conservatives and Republicans are often not the same. However, they definitely have one thing in common: They desperately want to win the White House in 2016. For Democrats this election is important, but for Republicans and conservatives 2016 is not just crucial to the survival of this country and constitutional liberty -- it is the ball game.”

In the seven months since I made that statement the picture has gotten bleaker than it was back then. I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates -- that distinction goes to Donald Trump -- and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive.

And make no mistake, this election is about the survival of the country that Donald Trump has promised to make great again. Obama, Hillary Clinton and their far-left allies have increased the tempo of their assaults on constitutional liberty and the external threats to our national security and domestic tranquility have grown ever greater.

Why then, in the face of the indisputable threats facing our country, would mature men and women who purport to be leaders of the Republican Party and the conservative movement do anything that strengthens Hillary Clinton, that gives her even one more vote?

I find it very strange that many of the same individuals who decry Donald Trump’s deviations from conservative orthodoxy were quick to try to explain away the Romney family’s support for Planned Parenthood and other decidedly anti-conservative organizations and institutions.

And I find it stranger still that many of the Republicans and alleged conservatives who huddle over their smartphones tweeting outrage over Trump’s kneecapping of his various primary opponents were on strict radio silence when Romney did much the same thing to Newt Gingrich.

If you are angry and think Trump can’t be trusted or that he won’t fulfill his promises I say grow up and get in the real world -- no politician, including Ronald Reagan the greatest president of my life time, fulfills 100% of their campaign promises.

The question is not will Trump bat 1000? It is will Trump try to undo the damage eight years of Obama and a feckless GOP Congress have inflicted upon America? And the undoubted answer to that is YES.

And in this dangerous environment I can think of nothing that is more disrespectful of the dire situation facing our country than the idea lately propounded by Bill Kristol that some obscure writer for National Review has a legitimate claim to enter the presidential contest because Donald Trump is not a conservative -- this is nothing more than a fraternity house prank, and a demeaning one at that.

For those who say they are #NeverTrump because “Donald Trump is not a conservative” on this and that issue I’m curious as to what version of conservatism they subscribe to -- the George W. Bush version that says Islam is a religion of peace and led us into an apparently endless and inconclusive war in the Middle East, or the Donald Trump version that says defeat radical Islam wherever we find it?

Or maybe it is the Paul Ryan version of conservatism that says we should fund Obama’s extra-constitutional amnesty for illegal aliens, the Planned Parenthood Industry of Death and a grotesque list of crony government raids on the taxpayers for things like “green energy” and bailouts of Puerto Rico?

The fact of the matter is that when one examines the views of many of the Republican and allegedly conservative #NeverTrump holdouts they are a lot closer to Hillary Clinton and the rest of the DC elite than they are to the views of the millions of country class citizens who turned-out to support Donald Trump.

Many #NeverTrump adherents seem to reject even a conversation about the threat of radical Islam. They are all about the econometric model of open borders that is supported by both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and far-left racial interest groups, and they have no interest in cutting spending or limited government, because government power is how they enforce their elitist views on the rest of us.

If this is standing for conservative principles I must have missed a turn in the road between the day in 1961 when I was hired as Executive Secretary of Young Americans for Freedom and today’s debate over whether or not the congressional Republican leaders who presided over an 80%+ increase in a national debt that now stands at over $18 trillion should get their hands dirty by endorsing Donald Trump.

The news media and DC’s elite pundits like to dance around the facts with euphemisms like “spoiler,” but it is time for those Republicans and conservatives who say they are #NeverTrump to come clean and to look in the mirror and repeat this list:

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton appointing three or four Supreme Court Justices.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton appointing hundreds of Federal Court Judges.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton stripping me of my Second Amendment rights.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton using the power of the IRS and other federal agencies to terminate my First Amendment rights and the First Amendment rights of other Conservatives.

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton expanding Obama’s open borders and unlimited immigration policies.

And, I’m OK with the Hillary Clinton deciding the outer limits of my freedom of conscience and whether or not I can worship God and raise my children as my conscience dictates.

I say to anyone who claims to be a #NeverTrump conservative, look in the mirror and read that list, and if this is you, then be honest and admit that you prefer Hillary Clinton in the White House and why.

Then drop the charade and have the guts to defend your choice to advance Hillary Clinton’s campaign and take ownership of the destruction of liberty and constitutional government that her election will surely bring.

CHQ Chairman RICHARD A. VIGUERIE, is often called the "Funding Father of the conservative movement," transformed American politics in the 1960s and '70s by pioneering the use of direct mail as a means for conservatives to bypass the mainstream media. He serves as the chairman of American Target Advertising a 75-person direct marketing firm and of The author of a number of books on politics and the conservative movement, Viguerie's latest book is TAKEOVER: the 100-year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It.
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Your Opinions and Comments

Deci Murphy  
Floresville, TX  
June 5 at 1:21pm
Question finally answered! I wondered how in the HELL obama got elected in the first place and from the comments of all but 2 or 3 of the blogs, I now know! THANKS, IDIOTS!

Martin Kufus  
White Sands Missile Range, NM  
June 5 at 11:40am
Hillary Clinton committed espionage as secretary of state. The intelligence community is outraged and the FBI wants to put her away. The State Department (under John Kerry) filled the vacancy in the Inspector General's office--which... More ›

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 5 at 11:36am
The non-thought folks have really flown out of the woodwork this morning! We've got 'Geo' wanting us to vote for a socialist so we can stop the seas from rising and the world from burning up. We've got 'GT' comparing... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
June 5 at 10:41am
I have some thoughts but I know they'll be deleted by the Fascist over at WCN, so I'll not bother putting them down here.

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 5 at 10:03am
And so, Robert, what are you suggesting as the alternative? I think you are wrong about Trump. He is a pragmatist who can and will get things done. At least he does not think the U.S. has 57 states, and those whom he will appoint... More ›

Robert Barnes  
Floresville, TX  
June 5 at 9:57am
What no one is talking about is how Trump is an empty shirt. He has almost zero knowledge of government and the Constitution. He is totally ignorant on matters of foreign affairs and was a draft dodger to boot. The ONLY reason... More ›

Kamikrazee Comment  
Leawood, KS  
June 5 at 9:11am
Your headline puts forth the notion that if one does not support Trump then one will be responsible, (in part), for the death of the nation. I say Balderdash, (not my first choice, but I am minding my manners). My efforts... More ›

S. Tester  
Charlotte, NC  
June 5 at 8:55am
In America, there are more than two political parties. Just because a voter is #NeverTrump does *NOT* mean they are #4Hillary. The Libertarian party is the largest political party in the nation that is not Republican... More ›

Gt Moret  
Santa Rosa, CA  
June 5 at 8:44am
Anyone who has real concern for constitutional liberty and the fundamental nature of 3 branches of government would never vote for Donald Trump. He is the Charles Foster Kane in real life. The only constant in Trump's life is... More ›

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 4 at 11:20am
The Republicans could not even cut funding for Obamacare. The Republicans did not stop anything the Dems did, and didn't even make a serious attempt to stop them.

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