Which GOP Candidate Lines Up With Our Founders’ Vision for American Leadership?

Written by Allan Erickson on March 14, 2016

Democrats and some RINOs have effectively protected or promoted Obama’s agenda for seven years. Conservatives, led by Ted Cruz and others, have tried time and again to break through, experiencing some success but, they’ve been blocked frequently by Harry Reid, former Democrat majorities in Congress, and power of the veto, or the threat of bad press over government shutdowns.

This gridlock will only get worse with Trump in the WH.

Not only will Democrats derail his efforts at every turn, so will RINOs now joined by conservatives. This will happen simply because Trump is so erratic, extreme, unreliable, unprincipled and unstable. Congress will circle the wagons, and the SCOTUS will intervene.

It is an illusion to expect a man like Trump to unify the party, form coalitions, negotiate compromises required to move legislation, or humble himself to cooperate with people. Trump has no core, no foundational political philosophy, no reliable agenda. There is no basis for trust.

Given all these realities, he will drive the country deeper into division, factions, conflict and internal strife.

Likewise on the foreign policy front, his bluster and bullying will be resisted by allies and exploited by enemies. Trump is a chump to suggest he will simply wave the wand of personality, recruit experts, deploy his minions, and magically win, win, win. He behaves as if he is assuming a throne, not seeking the U.S. presidency. It is the soul of foolishness to dance to his tune, but still the music plays.

Now, please consider these statements and ask yourself: Which man lines up: Cruz or Trump?

Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

Samuel Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence: “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”

John Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States: “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.”  And, “How is it possible that any man should ever think of making it [political office] subservient to his own little passions and mean private interests? Ye baseborn sons of fallen Adam, is the end of politics a fortune, a family, a gilded coach, a train of horses, and a troop of livery servants, balls at Court, splendid dinners and suppers?”

George Washington, Father of Our Country, First President: “While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.”   Source:  Wallbuilders.com

Finally, which candidate will most likely defeat HRC, assuming she escapes prosecution?  Substantial polling over time predicts Cruz the victor, showing Trump loses by quite a margin.

Therefore, is it wise to continue supporting Trump, a man who will likely be worse than Obama in office, a man without a moral core, the candidate most likely to hand power to Democrats?  Or rather, is it wise to support a verified constitutional conservative most closely aligned with the Founders, an individual possessing reliable moral fiber, a man in the tradition of Reagan who likewise emphasized the crucial importance of morality?

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.