The more he tacks towards the conservative (constitutional) position, the more I am open to actually voting for him.
The fact that the Democrat Party is a algorithm of radical nut-jobs who hate America, loathe its constitution (when they’re not using it to eviscerate what’s left of your freedoms), makes it a stark choice this election year.
NOTE: All the more necessary to keep pressuring him to take more conservative views on any given issue, trying to out-marx Hillary & Sanders is a losing proposition.
Terror speech shows Trump can win the ‘open minded’ vote
By Kristin Tate, contributor
“Maybe Trump is onto something…” a friend averred on Monday as we watched Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech unfold in Youngstown, Ohio.
This November, for the first time, my self-proclaimed “apathetic liberal-type” friend will consider voting Republican. For her, as for many young people over the past few months, the terrorist attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino and Nice roused her from her Bernie slumber to see that we live in a real world, with real enemies, and real consequences for inaction when it comes to standing up for our values.
The inaction is that our leaders fail to assign blame where it’s obviously due. When Omar Mateen attacked homosexuals while pledging his allegiance to ISIS, our leaders fell over themselves to tie the tragedy to mental illness, the ill effects of American foreign policy, repressed homosexuality, and American gun culture.
Mateen’s connection to ISIS was hastily downplayed or ignored. Google Mateen’s name in the mainstream press and political commentary, and you are sure to find statements decrying the repression of gays in America.
But it’s the Muslim countries that repress gays, churn out chauvinistic ideology, and spread these ideas around the world. All you have to do is look at what actually goes on in the Muslim world as opposed to what our leaders and press would wish to see in it. If you think Trump is a bigot, take a closer look at Muslim countries; or better yet, go there.
In Ohio, Trump brought a measure of much needed frankness to the national discourse about terrorism. “The United States defeated fascism, Nazism, and communism,” he observed. “Now, a different threat challenges our world: radical Islamic terrorism.” As Trump has intimated elsewhere, the problem with radical Islam is not just violence, but also hateful animus toward our country.
Young voters have long been the targets of “blame America first” narratives, authored by Washington politicians and the academic left. But in Youngstown, they were able to see, better than ever, a raw juxtaposition between the most famous ideas that America exports to the rest of the world and the most famous ideas that the Muslim world exports to America.
While Trump talked straight in Youngstown, our leaders and news media continue trying to blame American culture for the killings in Orlando and San Bernardino. But the current generation of young people — the most open-minded in history — cannot buy into this narrative of self-blaming forever.
Nothing rankles millennials like intolerance. The question before young voters in this election is therefore whether America’s culture of openness is advanced by a leader who will fight to celebrate and protect it, or a leader who is afraid to take a position for fear of being offensive. The choice is surprisingly stark.