-- Alexander Hamilton
Donald J Trump represents values directly opposite to that of conservatism and I am not along in being one who would never vote for this man. Not only would I never vote for this person should he be the Republican nominee, I will disavow the party altogether. I can not, in good conscience, belong to the same party that Trump belongs to.
The Republican Party has never been comfortable with conservatives and Christians within its ranks, and have always sought to sideline people like us. 2016 is shaping up to be a watershed year, a year where little light bulbs go on inside a lot of peoples heads. The total awareness that the Republican Party is not the proper home of the conservative movement will hit a lot of people.
The conservative movement has had a lot of pretenders asking for our support, our money and our votes. They mouth the right words on the campaign trail and forget all about their supposed principles once they reach the state or federal capital. The fact that Marco Rubio seriously campaigns as a “conservative” after trying to foist an amnesty bill on the country is a blatant example.
He is far from the only one. We could count on one hand the number of tried and true conservative warriors who fight for us in Washington. Often, though, even the good ones succumb to the temptations of power and corruption over the principles they started with.
Donald Trump started on the left, and is on the left and would “govern” on the left if he somehow becomes President. Only those wishing to be fooled are fooled by this charlatan. Only those blinded by their desires for him to be a whiter, “more electable”, Ted Cruz can fail to see the enormous and horrible baggage the man carries with and within him.
Many of them are so, properly, fed up with Washington DC and the Republican Party that they have put scales over their eyes. They fail to see that a true Constitutional conservative is also running. Instead they ridicule him call him a Cuban or a Canadian an lie about his record. Such people have abandoned any honor or principles they might have had.
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
- James 1:14-15
If Donald J Trump is chosen as the nominee of the Republican Party, I vow here and now that he will never receive my support nor my vote. I think I can safely assume, due to the many #NeverTrump tags being posted on Facebook and Twitter than I am far from alone in this. The Republican Party was not a good fit in the best of times, today it seems that the Republican is a downright hostile place for any real conservatives. For those of us not blissfully ignorant, not comfortably dumb and not blind to the truth, we must look for a new political home.
For myself, I am taking a good look at the Constitution Party. So far I like what I am seeing.