The Folly and Shame of the Never Trumpers (longer version)


            Do we not grow weary of the sanctimonious ones?  The Never Trumpers that endlessly hector and scold, and hold themselves up as paragons of moral virtue? They display their good taste by showing contempt for Trump and his supporters and accuse them of the most dastardly things.  Some of them claim they will only vote down ballot, skipping the Presidential slot, or vote for Evan what’s his name (McMullin).  Some will write in a candidate or vote Libertarian, neither of whom will have any chance of winning.  Other pious Republicans will even cast their vote for Hillary.

            Although they call themselves conservatives, Never Trumpers are willing to undo the candidacy of the one man who stands in the way of a radical leftist ascending to the Presidency who will build on the destructive legacy of President Barack Obama.  Indeed, the Democrat candidate is arguably the most corrupt individual to ever seek the office.  Hillary Clinton is a candidate with a truly appalling public record, a career politician who knowingly compromised our nation’s security, broke our laws, and sold her office.  Yet the Never Trumpers persist in undermining the only candidate who can stop her, which can only make us wonder not about Trump – but about them.  However boorish or flawed Trump may seem, whatever he may have said or done as a private citizen 15-20 years ago, it is a pale echo of Hillary’s misdeeds in a long and miserable career in government.  

            As Secretary of State, Hillary sacrificed our consulate in Benghazi and knowingly lied about it, championed policies that helped create ISIS, and gratuitously converted pro-Western Libya into an Islamic terrorist snake-pit.  She backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (Mohammed Morsi), nearly sabotaging a critical alliance while discrediting a courageous Muslim reformer (al-Sisi).  Hillary and Obama squandered our blood and treasure in Iraq and Afghanistan and have thrown both away to our enemies.  As a result of her policies, Syria is in meltdown with the worst refugee crisis of our time.  The Middle East now belongs to Iran and its terrorist proxies, and our Sunni allies and Israel have been undercut.  Obama and Clinton have paved the way to a nuclear-armed Iran.  We now have homegrown terror in the US.  Hillary’s amateurish “reset” policy with Russia appeased Vladimir Putin, helped rekindle the Cold War, and led to the seizure of the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.  She has done nothing to counter Chinese aggression in the South China Sea or North Korean belligerence.  

            On the domestic front, she supported Obamacare, which is in free fall.  She backed Obama’s economic policies that have doubled the national debt, increased income inequality, and led to the worst economic “recovery” since World War II.  She lied repeatedly in her various cover-up efforts over her unlawful private server and the Clinton Foundation.  Like Obama, she is a consummate race-baiter and supported Black Lives Matter, the racist, anti-Semitic hate group that promotes cop killing.  She and her husband have become filthy rich through sham speaking engagements, paid extortionate sums by questionable corporate and foreign interests seeking influence including many Arab regimes.

            Feminist icon that she is, she trashed the many women that came forward that her husband had sexually abused.  She defended the rapist of a 12-year-old girl and laughed about it.  Perhaps most tellingly, her greatest singular achievement, the reason she got to become a US Senator, Secretary of State, and possibly our next President, is that she happened to have married Bill Clinton.  Otherwise you or I would have never heard the name Hillary Clinton.  Some feminist.

            But apart from her pitiful political record thus far, what exactly is the Hillary agenda for the country should she win the Presidency that Never Trumpers seem willing to gloss over or endorse?

            Hillary, to begin, will eviscerate the Bill of Rights beginning with the 1st Amendment including freedom of speech and religious liberty.  Her Supreme Court picks will embrace the latest whims of social justice fascists that will label all opposing opinions as hate speech, thereby silencing dissent. The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) under Hillary will impose the “Fairness Doctrine” thereby crushing Talk Radio.  Church based institutions will be forced to pay for abortions including partial birth abortions and abortifacients and preside over gay or transgender weddings.  Her Supreme Court picks will abolish the 2nd Amendment by reversing prior decisions like Heller.  She will begin an Australian style gun confiscation program and go after gun manufacturers through litigation making it impossible for them to stay in business.  Due process and fair trials (5th and 6th amendments) will become a distant memory with more Title IX based witch-hunts and kangaroo courts, for example, to “adjudicate” white males accused of rape in our colleges.  

            Are Never Trumpers willing to support a Hillary Presidency that will embrace amnesty and open borders and that will welcome 650 million Latin Americans, among many others, to come to America replete with work, welfare, healthcare, and citizenship?  Hillary will raise taxes 1.4 trillion.  She will add new budget busting entitlements including free college and family leave.  HillaryCare preceded the collapsing Obamacare, and so she will “save” it with a Soviet style single payer system.  She will end voter photo ID, thereby increasing voter fraud as more and more our elections will be decided by those not entitled to vote.  Hillary will continue to gut the military. She will fund sanctuary cities and import more Syrian Muslim refugees, many of whom are sympathetic to ISIS.  She will grow the administrative state, the EPA, and the entire federal bureaucracy, with their industry crushing regulations and mandates. 

            Hillary will continue Obama’s war on our police and criminal justice systems, smearing them as racist, creating upheaval in our cities with more violence, racial conflict and perhaps even a race war. We will see a breakdown of law and order, and the balkanization of the nation into competing racial and ethnic tribes.

            Through the courts and the bureaucracy she will impose her pagan Marxism on the country, the destruction of our historic traditions and values.  In their place will come the latest social justice or radical feminist fads codified by the nine unelected lawyers in black robes that sit on the Supreme Court.  New “minorities” will appear everywhere, each demanding special rights and protections from “racist” America, leading to a majority grievance-victim culture in which nearly everyone is a victim.

            Never Trumpers are encouraging someone who will build and expand on the Obama legacy of lawlessness, the growth of government, and the dismantling of our national culture and identity.  Someone who will throw open our borders to the third world and grant amnesty to those already here.  Hillary will preside over the expansion of the administrative state and pack the courts with other like-minded leftists who possess the same disregard that she has for federalism, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  She will continue the policies of Obama, replace the hated white majority, and transform the nation at every level, culturally, demographically, and politically. 

            Why do Never Trumpers have a difficult time with this choice?  Would the self-righteous Republicans prefer a destructive Hillary Presidency and the demise of the nation rather than support Trump?  Many of us did not like Trump.  We did not support his tactics, his recent conversion to conservatism, his lack of knowledge of the issues, yet recognized that he was all we had left to thwart Hillary and her hard left agenda. 

            Which candidate is more likely to damage the country?  Who is more likely to undermine the Republic, the Constitution, and our free market economic system?  Who will appoint radical leftists as judges, continue the wrecking and social engineering of our military and our society, and declare war on freedom of speech, religious liberty, and the second amendment?  Who will grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and open the door to millions more, an influx that will overwhelm the nation and transform it into one giant permanent blue state with millions of new welfare recipients and Democrat voters?

            The so-called conservative, Holier than thou Never Trump crowd cannot abide supporting Trump, or even keep from insulting him and his many followers in the most vicious ways.  They must then recognize that they are complicit in a possible Hillary presidency that will bring the nation to its knees.  Although an imperfect candidate, Trump is the only one that can prevent a likely 16-year Obama-Clinton continuum that will alter the nation irreversibly.  The moral and principled choice is to stop Clinton by embracing Trump.  By failing to do so, Republican Never Trumpers betray the nation and the conservative cause they claim to be a part of, and place themselves alongside the vile left who actively seek to destroy the country.


November 3, 2016


Brief Bio: Richard Moss MD is a practicing Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, author, and columnist who resides in Jasper IN.  He recently lost his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in Indiana’s 8th district. Find more of his essays and blog posts at  Also find him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram











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