As we move ever closer to what appears to be the eventual nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, Conservatives are facing a moral dilemma on how to vote in November.
As I wrote a few days ago, Trump has more in common with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton than he does with Ronald Reagan. And since the suspension of the Ted Cruz campaign, the Donald has continued honing his Democrat talking points.
No, I did NOT misspeak.
Over the weekend, Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press that his campaign promise to lower taxes was simply “a concept” — that he was now ready to raise tax rates on the so-called rich. Additionally, he dismissed the need for Republican party support and unity on ABC’s This Week, and he said how he is the Republican nominee, not the Conservative nominee.
As this scenario began to play out, it would have been nice if we could have worked within the Republican party to nominate a constitutional-loving, small-government Conservative. But as anyone who follows me knows, the GOP establishment has been lying to Conservatives — demanding our money and our votes while simultaneously working to destroy us.
And of course, there is no love lost for us within the Democrat party.
As I was considering how our situation appears to be a hopeless cause–how we are surrounded on all sides with no apparent means of escape–I was reminded of one of my favorite scriptures found in the fourth chapter of Second Corinthians.
Or TWO Corinthians if you’re Donald Trump.
“WE are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” – II Corinthians 4: 8-9
As I stated in the piece mentioned above, now is the time pray and to be strong. And in addition, now is the time to birth a new party that represents American Conservative values.
And we need to remember that even when we are surrounded, we are not destroyed.
Things may look hopeless, but we need to stay committed to our principles. America will fall if we don’t.
David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative, your source for opinion that’s politically-incorrect and always “right.” David is also a contributor to RedState.com.
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