DEAR NEVER-TRUMPERS: Are You Going To Stand Behind Your President?

Written by Allan Erickson on January 25, 2017

I opposed Donald Trump throughout most of the campaign. He appeared to me unacceptable for a variety of reasons, including the treatment he doled out against other Republican candidates, including his positions on social issues, and with regard to his personal life and his political life, tending toward liberalism.

However, when he was elected, I was confronted with a difficult decision: continue in opposition, or support the new administration.

I have not seen Hacksaw Ridge yet but the basic story comes to mind: a conscientious objector has to decide if he will participate in and contribute to the war effort. He decides against staying home while everyone else rallies to save the country. He decides to contribute in any way that conscience allows.

We are in a war for the heart and soul of the country, indeed, for her very survival.

The outcome is not assured.

Jihad grows stronger daily, acquiring more technical know-how, recruits, and lethal weaponry.

The communist left grows stronger daily, well-funded, in control of media, entertainment, the bureaucracy, the legal system, and education. It has brainwashed three generations of Americans to hate their own country and surrender to evils on every front.

Frankly, it is a flat out miracle Donald Trump and the Republicans took control of the state and federal governments this last election, given the scope and strength and fraudulent activities employed by the left.

You are free to insist on pure principle, insisting on purest candidates, as I tend to do, and sit this out, or, you can make the best of this situation, witnessing the excellent people being confirmed for the Cabinet, seeing the military revitalized almost overnight, observing the new spirit of patriotism all around, and the great developments already, on issues like abortion, healthcare, trade, taxes, spending, the war on terrorism, illegal immigration, and foreign policy.

Can you ignore the way the Congress is forming up to turn back Obama’s radicalism on several fronts? Can you ignore what President Trump will do with the Supreme Court, saving it from decades of far left decline and horrendous activism?

You can choose to forget that we are in a fight for our very survival and instead stand on the sidelines thumbing your nose. But know that this is not about one man. It is all about the survival of liberty itself.

Duty calls us to roll up your sleeves, get involved, support this administration, join the rest of the “deplorable delegation” and rally ‘round the flag. Years from now, when your children and grandchildren ask what you did during the great revival, what will you be able to tell them?

Today is the day to step forward and be counted in my opinion.

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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.