One of the inevitable outcomes of Trump’s presidency has been the total annihilation of conservatism and conservative values. Evidence of this reality can be found in the acceptance of Democratic Socialism within the ranks of so-called conservatives identifying themselves as Nationalists.
Trump’s life-long status as a New York liberal aside, one of the driving factors behind the destruction has been his relinquishing of his presidential responsibilities to his life-long socialist feminist daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. As you may recall, neither of them could vote for Daddy in the 2016 GOP primary because they were both registered Democrats at the time.
Ivanka has been directly responsible for advancing an Al Gore-inspired global warming agenda, a Hillary-inspired paid family leave plan, and anti-Second Amendment red flag laws (aka Extreme Risk Protection Orders or ERPOs).
Mr. Ivanka Trump has also been actively promoting the radical Far-Left agenda. Jared has been the force behind making DACA permanent, granting amnesty to so-called DREAMers in exchange for border wall funding, and creating a merit-based immigration reform program that does nothing to reduce the flow of illegal aliens into the country but benefits the Kushner family businesses.
Kushner was also the brains behind Trump’s questionable peace plan for Israel, the failed First Step Act prison reform law granting early release to violent criminals, and the recent coronavirus task force that brought us a Patriot Act for healthcare to spy on Americans.
Based on this history of “success,” Trump has given his son-in-law a new task: putting him in charge of the Republican Party platform for 2020. And just like everything else he’s done for Ivanka’s daddy, Jared’s work will surely bring a smile to the faces of the Far-Left.
Kushner has informed senior White House officials and the Trump campaign staff that he wants the GOP’s list of party beliefs reduced down to a “10 principles we believe in” list of commandments small enough to fit on a single card that fits in people’s pockets. For comparison, the 2016 party platform was 58 pages.
This isn’t a “save the trees” decision on Kushner’s part. Rather, it’s a move by the defacto co-president to “eliminate alienating language” from the platform. Translation? It means he wants to eliminate “politically incorrect conservative language.”
For example, Kushner wants to remove “gay conversion therapy” from the platform even though there wasn’t any mention of the issue in the 2016 platform. Why did he make it an issue? It turns out that LGBT extremists objected to this line in the 2016 platform: “We support the right of parents to determine the proper medical treatment and therapy for their minor children.”
Parental rights regarding medical decisions? I seem to remember a day when conservatives supported radical concepts like parental rights.
Speaking of “the children,” Kushner also wants to eliminate the word “freedom” from the platform’s support of school choice because “the word doesn’t resonate with African-Americans.” As I recall, the word resonated quite well in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech when he said that America wouldn’t be a great nation unless we “let freedom ring.” But maybe that’s just me.
While party platforms are usually little more than a formality, they are still a reflection of a party’s priorities. Even though we don’t know what the final product looks like yet, Trump’s Svengalian control over the Republican Party and his destruction of conservatism means the 2020 party platform will be a reflection of his priorities.
And in the end, it will be a roadmap leading to the GOP’s demise.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable and promotes conservative principles over political parties.