I know it's flabbergasting that a RedState contributor would oppose Donald Trump, and instead support candidates that RedState has supported and loved for years: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But I have reasons that I will never support Donald Trump in an election (primary or general), and he can never even get my vote. Here's why.
[caption id="attachment_260506" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)[/caption]
Donald Trump simply isn't credible as a proponent of Constitutional liberty, prosperity, and security. He's spent a career praising and donating to Democrats including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, and Bill de Blasio. He's even bragged about greasing the skids in that way.
He'd have us believe that now, all of a sudden, he would oppose the things all these people stand for. I don't believe it, and I have no reason to believe it.
Abortion and Planned Parenthood
I give these reasons in no particular order, but the next on the list is that Trump would fund mass infanticide. Yes, Trump would fund the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood, because he thinks there are "good" parts to what they do. This is a monstrous act, making him indistinguishable from the evils of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on this critical issue.
How we treat the most vulnerable of us reflects on all of us. Tolerance for abortion on demand reflects a lack of character. That's why Republicans rejected Rudy Giuliani and his New York abortion values, and that's why we must reject Donald Trump.
Cronyism and Property Rights
Donald Trump is a cronyist who opposes property rights. He thinks that government should be able to take property from ordinary Americans, in order to give it to well-connected land developers like himself. This was the issue in the Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London, and Donald Trump is entirely in favor of it.
This kind of corruption, where liberty gives away to big government handing out favors, is corrosive of the rule of law, and defies our right enshrined in the Constitution.
Morality and Character
Generously put, Donald Trump is an eccentric. From talking up how he'd date his daughter Ivanka Trump, to posing kissing Rudy Giuliani with the latter in drag, to posting on Twitter like an insane boor, the man shows the kind of unstable, erratic behavior that marks him unsuitable for high office.
Throw in the fact that he can't seem to keep it in his pants. He has a history of serially marrying, sleeping around, then divorcing his wife to marry his mistress. A man who can't stay honest and faithful to his own wife, isn't going to stay honest and faithful to the voters and the nation. We already learned this from Bill Clinton. We don't need to learn it again.
Birtherism and Conspiracy Theory
A man given to conspiracy theory shows himself detached from intelligent, rational thought and analysis. Donald Trump is a conspiracy theorists who pushed the insane, ignorant theory that Barack Obama's birth certificate was faked, right up until Obama posterized him by releasing his 'long form' certificate. Trump has repeated the lunacy by making a similar birther attack against Ted Cruz.
This is not a man of stable, credible intellect. He's unfit to be President.
It's hard to tell for sure whether Trump is a plain old racist, a devoted White Nationalist, or simply likes to pander to Nazis. But he's been making overtures to them. His "Mexican rapist" rhetoric was fine-tuned to appeal to White Nationalists, who firmly believe in the stereotype of rapacious dark-skinned people. Then when he floated a racial slur and a sexual predator attack against Ben Carson, all doubt was removed.
Donald Trump has chosen to tap into the fears and hate of the eWNuchs, the White Nationalists who have deep-seated fears that they simply lack the raw masculinity of men from the global south. They fear being outbred and simply outclassed by Latin American and African men, even as they see their beloved Europe sinking into the miasma of childless socialism.
This has lead to the explosion of the word 'cuck' online directed against conservatives, particularly against those who oppose abortion of Latin and African babies. He started this, he started it on purpose, and he must be held to account for it.
I want America great for all Americans, not just Europeans with divided loyalties. I can never support Trump.