Response To The Plea Of The Trumpists
Now that Trump has bested Cruz in NYC I think it’s time for all of us to seek common ground behind the GOP candidate with the best chances for winning in Nov. We at Jeff’s site have much more in common than you would gather from this comments thread.
Let’s seize on these shared concerns and forge a united front going forward.
This is something I suspect we’ll be hearing from a lot of Trump Supporters in the next few days.
My response to them all…
So Steve: you’re saying we conservatives and Classical Liberals should find common ground with those of you who support a man who would do nothing to halt the hardening of this country into a Statist Regime?
You’re saying that we should make our peace with the inevitability of Statism? That we should seek to preserve those few Freedoms and Liberties we have left, while accepting the ‘Reality’ of the situation [ie: be Pragmatic]? That we should work with you to promote a would-be-Caesar because, unlike with Mzzz. Rodham, we have a chance of cutting little deals with Citizen Trump? That we should accept that the best we can hope for are scraps liberated from the Despotic Table?
‘Time to make peace with Caesar’, eh?
Samuel Adams and Company wouldn’t work with the Loyalists who, like the Trumpists, wanted to work within the Corrupt System to reform it. As noble as men like John Dickinson were, they were pathetically blind to the fact that working within the Corrupt System meant compromising and betraying their beliefs because that was the only way to effectively get anything done within a Debased, Depraved, and Immoral System.
When you allow your own Soul to be infected with Corruptions, you can never trust your motives or actions any longer. Corruption is a virulent Cancer.
The answer is ‘No’ — a resounding, unyielding ‘Nay!’
The Danger is general; and should we succumb under the heavy Rod now hanging over us, we might be esteemed the base Betrayers of the Common Interest.
—Samuel Adams, letter to Wymberley Jones, 16 July 1774