Friday, January 22, 2016

God Bless the Editors of National Review!

"One may say that Trump’s personal life and business dealings are irrelevant to his candidacy, but conservatives have argued for generations that virtue matters, in the citizenry and in the nation’s leaders. Can conservatives really believe that, if elected, Trump would care about protecting the family’s place in society when his own life is—unapologetically—what conservatives used to recognize as decadent?" - Russell Moore

"Trump nevertheless offers a valuable warning for the Republican party. If responsible men irresponsibly ignore an issue as important as immigration, it will be taken up by the reckless. If they cannot explain their Beltway maneuvers — worse, if their maneuvering is indefensible — they will be rejected by their own voters. If they cannot advance a compelling working-class agenda, the legitimate anxieties and discontents of blue-collar voters will be exploited by demagogues. We sympathize with many of the complaints of Trump supporters about the GOP, but that doesn’t make the mogul any less flawed a vessel for them." - The Editors

As you can see, the folks at National Review have gathered an astounding line-up of principled conservative writers who all condemn the Trump candidacy. (Thomas Sowell, you guys! Thomas freakin' Sowell!) And yes: the results deserve to be read in full. Follow the links below for the epic smackdown!

Against Trump (The Main Editorial)

Conservatives Against Trump (The Symposium)

Chaser (Added Sunday): Remedium peius morbo

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