NeverTrump – Doing Nothing In The Face Of Evil

It was Irish statesman – and one of the conservative movement’s philosophical godfathers –   Edmund Burke who said “all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Though written in the late 1700s, his thought is relevant today, most specifically in regards to the attitude of NeverTrump diehards to the many and obvious evils that would result from a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Now is as good a time as any to repeat that the few folks I know who still cannot bring themselves to vote for Trump are good people. I disagree vehemently with their conclusion, but don’t doubt the sincerity of their thoughts. The national leadership of NeverTrump, however, represents a horse of a different color – and in fact not the entire horse, just the hind quarters. These folks are not blind to the evils that lurk after next January 20 – but they can’t overcome their moral narcissism in order to do what is right for the country by defeating Hillary.

I have written before of the Stalinist nightmare that Hillary’s presidency would most certainly bring to the country. She would weaponize the federal judiciary with Ruth Bader Ginsburgs and the bureaucracy with Lois Lerners. These folks would then proceed with the persecution and prosecution of all things conservative – institutions, individuals and thought.

Indeed, that is already underway. The Christian bakers in Oregon who chose not to participate in a gay wedding were not only fined $150,000 but also ordered to attend mandatory – mandatory – “sensitivity and diversity” classes. A student at the University of Texas, committing the sin of having an “all lives matter” sign on the door of his dorm room was suspended and ordered to attend mandatory – mandatory – “sensitivity and diversity” classes. Calling these sessions “re-education camps,” Joe Stalin was more honest than our modern thought police.

dont-tread-on-meThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued an official ruling against a worker who had a Gadsen Flag – “Don’t Tread On Me” – hanging in his office, saying it was “prima facie” evidence of racial discrimination. He was ordered to remove the flag or face prosecution. The chairman of the EEOC recently stated that we needed to “purge” – his word – from our language the phrases “religious liberty,” “religious freedom” and “religious tolerance” because they were “synonymous with racial and sexual discrimination.”

The Democrats on the Federal Elections Commission have made no secret of their desire to “bring fairness” to talk radio and the internet, which in their definition means controlling content for Rush Limbaugh, Fox, Drudge, Breitbart and anyone deviating from the liberal party line.

A Hillary Clinton presidency would be staffed from top to bottom with empowered, radical leftists who have already shown their Stalinist roots. A full-scale pogrom of persecution against conservatives is absolutely certain. Also absolutely certain is that a judiciary full of activist ultra-leftists will give the green light to any and all search and destroy missions aimed at conservatives.

Add to this the events of the past 10 days or so when it has become obvious that the Clintons are corrupt to the core.  Hillary turned the State Department into a cash laundromat for the Clinton Foundation, while Bill was the front-man for the “pay-to-play” operation of folks seeking access and favors from Madam Secretary.

In the face of all this palpable evil the leadership of NeverTrump continues to put their own selfish, priggish, holier-than-thou attitudes above the interests of the country. Billy Kristol and Bow Tie Will proceed with their months long orgy of political Onanism. Will – who remember opposed Ronald Reagan when he ran for president because Reagan had “too many wrinkles in his neck” – opined on a Sunday talk show that Trump needed to “lose massively” in order to “free the GOP from talk radio.” In other words, free the GOP from opinions other than those of Will and his fellow effete, impudent snobs, to borrow a phrase from Spiro Agnew.

The reactions of Will, Billy, the Weakly Standard and the formerly relevant National Review are remarkably similar to the rage felt by the “old media” establishment 30 years ago at the dawn of the internet age and talk radio. The old media was panicked, realizing that their stranglehold on the flow of information, their positions as gatekeepers of what facts were and were not broadcast or printed for the general public was threatened.

So it is with the fossils of NeverTrump, the D.C. to New York cabal of self-appointed, ever-so-pious and pure guardians of “acceptable” conservative thought. Rank-and-file conservatives finally took a good look and realized that these emperors have no clothes. The conservative grass roots realized that instead of political and policy victories these “leaders” delivered hot air, pomposity and arrogance. The worker bees of the conservative movement rallied around Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and yes, Donald Trump. Because they realize what is at stake, the activists are working hard for Trump, realizing that voting for him is the only way to save the country and Constitution. Meanwhile the poseurs (for UCLA grads that means phonies) of NeverTrump fiddle while all that they supposedly hold dear is burning.

This is the 14th presidential election I’ve witnessed. Never before has the triumph of evil seemed so near at hand, nor so capable of defeat if good men and women would unite to do so, even if that means voting for a less-then-perfect candidate.

A win for Hillary will bring on a long, dark night of statist repression aimed squarely at all things conservative. When that happens, NeverTrumpers will rightfully be asked, “What did you do to prevent this horror?” NeverTrump’s honest answer will have to be “nothing” – and Edmund Burke’s prediction will tragically have come to fruition.

Bill Saracino is a member of the Editorial Board of CA Political Review.

Comments

  1. If only the Millennials could think outside the Government education their minds have been buried in. Those of us who have been around for 70 plus years and have watched the downhill spiral steered by the goals of the American Communist Party and their integration into our once great education system as well as almost all aspects of media and organizations creating laws governing our lives understand that the word “Progressive” means just the opposite of what “THEY” want you to think.

  2. Jill Stein 2014!

  3. “A Hillary Clinton presidency would be staffed from top to bottom with empowered, radical leftists who have already shown their Stalinist roots. A full-scale pogrom of persecution against conservatives is absolutely certain. Also absolutely certain is that a judiciary full of activist ultra-leftists will give the green light to any and all search and destroy missions aimed at conservatives.”

    Something almost as equally as certain is that should Hellary win, there will be a second American revolution.

  4. Take your pick folks — 

    Circular firing squad or the electric chair!!!

    As Reagan or somebody observed, “If we as a country in the USA go under (AKA: failure of a peaceful, lawful society), there will be NO safe haven in the world to run to!” Does everyone understand that last statement!!

    NO matter what happens on Nov 8th, I look for a huge load of horse dung to be flung around. Like it or not, liberals & conservatives will have their sacred ox gored and 50% of the country will be PISSED off and stay that way! The manure storm will splatter far and wide, sticking to almost everything too. I see NOTHING good on the horizon for the nation, only misery dipped in the liberal cesspool of crap!

    Before the “Fall of Rome.” Remember the great times we used to have in America? Step outside and take a good long look around one last time before Nov 8th. If shrillary and her corruption riddled crowd gets in office, those times will be ​fast fading into the rear view mirror of history!! To be replaced with a government laced with fear, distrust, uneasiness, uncertainty, anarchy, and general chaos! All thanks to the “take no prisoners, win at all costs” democrat dictatorship! Where they line their pockets FIRST and the country comes in last!!

    Make sure to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning, then on Tuesday, set the nation back on track, NOT back 50 years!!

    You “Never Trumpers” can vote to ENDORSE THE CLINTON CULTURE OF CORRUPTION, or, you can vote to END IT!!

    WHAT AN EASY CHOICE!! Vote for Trump!!

  5. Dennis Johnson says

    Some great take-away lines! The NeverTrump leadership are indeed the hind quarters of a horse…Kristol and Will continue their “political Onanism” – most excellent and most correct. Thanks to CPR for publishing the truth about these folks.

  6. from our language the phrases “religious liberty,” “religious freedom” and “religious tolerance” because they were “synonymous with racial and sexual discrimination.” Of course the removal of “religious freedom” only applies to Christians. There is now an Islamic flag flying over a Firestone tire shop on Camden Ave. in San Jose.

    TRUMP / PENCE 2016 NO on 63

  7. from our language the phrases “religious liberty,” “religious freedom” and “religious tolerance” because they were “synonymous with racial and sexual discrimination.” Of course the removal of “religious freedom” only applies to Christians. There is now an Islamic flag flying over a Firestone tire shop on Camden Ave. in San Jose.

    TRUMP / PENCE 2016 NO on 63

  8. “Never Again Never Trump” ought to be the motto of all thinking conservatives . The NT folks have forfeited all claims to be taken seriously in the future ….about anything .

  9. retiredxlr8r says

    The question to ask is “How did we get here?”.
    The answer, of course, is reflected in the mirror of our citizenry and its culture.
    We have lived the good life and ignored the duties of a citizen of a free nation. Duties that include the education of our children in the class room and around the dinner tables. What was taught and learned around your family table?
    Other duties that include really, really knowing your Constitution, and it’s Founding Documents, how your government works, and what kind of men you elect. We have failed miserably and today’s problems are a result of our neglect.
    We are no longer a moral people, relativism is the religion of choice and toleration is the decision of one with no virtues or values. And diversity is a sledge hammer to our foundations of American Values.
    We kicked God out of our schools, out of our public arena, and out of our government. When God’s voting guide (Exodus 18:21) is ignored you get corruption. When God is not at your dinner table you get evil.
    Live by mans intellect or God’s Wisdom?
    Your choice, your consequences!

  10. I’M voting for the best interested of this Country TRUMP 2016

  11. Kenneth W. says

    Someday I hope to meet you Bill. You speak the undeniable truth and are a great patriot. Being on the wrong side of 75 I feel sick to my stomach the possibility of Hillary winning like the decent Germans felt when Hitler was appointed Chancellor January 30, 1933. And I don’t believe this is an exaggeration.
    America has lost its way and only Trump, I believe, can return our country to the Constitutional pathway.

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