A recent poll shows 71% of Republicans willing to vote for a non-establishment candidate. At the end of the day we never know how someone will actually govern as compared to their campaign rhetoric. For example, few if any of his detractors understood how Obama would have— Ruled— over us. This is also true for conservatives. Republicans fought hard in 2010 and again in 2014 to elect—True Conservatives—and the results have been far less than anyone would have predicted.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I am VERY pro-life and would love to see Roe v Wade overturned, however we can, and have been winning the abortion issue in spite of this heinous ruling. When R v W was decided the majority of Americans were pro-choice, which is a nice way of saying they were OK with abortion. 40 years later, with the Catholic Church and evangelicals leading the way, the majority of Americans are now pro-life. This is part of the reason why Hillary Clinton is performing so badly. Young women today do not view the abortion issue with the fever they did just 10 years ago.
The effort now is to restore the hearts and minds of people in regards to marriage, an effort that has just now just begun in earnest.
It is far more important to change the hearts of people than the law. We can have all sorts of horrific laws that violate moral conscious, but if we change the hearts of people, they can be laws of little consequence. In other words we can have a law that allows abortion with no one actually having an abortion. The same is true for marriage, we can have a law that allows same sex marriage, and at the same time have few if any actual same sex marriages.
Other laws however, are more difficult, and some impossible to ignore. For example, economic laws that allow the government to confiscate your income legally has no remedy. Likewise, confiscating your gun or forcing commerce upon you, are not laws you can chose to ignore.
As much as I would like to legislate morality, today, with all of the tremendous problems facing this Nation, social issues, can at least for this moment, take a back burner. It is far more important that you and your family have the right to protect yourself, to keep the efforts of your labor, and be free, than it is to legislate morality. You can chose not to have an abortion or marry someone of the same sex. You however, become powerless when your labor is stolen from you.
President Obama has done significant damage to this country, mostly with a supposed—true conservative—congress and senate. It should be crystal clear that the Republican establishment has left conservatives—out to dry. This is why the same establishment fear candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. They have NO control over them. Whether you like him or not, Trump has done more to change the political landscape and break the dominance of special interests and establishment insiders then any politician in recent history.
I concede to his detractors, that he is bombastic, has an ego and is brash. I will however, not concede, that you can be assured, any of the establishment candidates will do different than the ones already sent to congress.
We have been fed nothing but excuses as to why things can’t get done. Perhaps Trump is naive to think he can accomplish what he promises. I for one am certain he will fight like no one else.
Apparently 71% of Republicans feel the same way. So before you criticize such a sizable amount of the electorate as —drinking Koolaid —or— not being informed—ask yourself, where exactly has the support for —True Conservative—gotten us thus far? And just maybe, the 71% are on too something?
Win or lose Trump has provided the road map for future 3rd party and other candidates to touch the American voter. He has proven you don’t need insiders and donors if you have the right message. And for that alone you should thank him whether your a Democrat or Republican.