Purity? I'll show you purity.

Pure evil.
By Dean L

Are you a #NeverTrump person? Why?  Is it about ideological purity?  If so you need to read Dennis Prager's argument about why #NeverTrump is dangerous.  There's not much I can add except to say that this election is indeed about purity - Democrats' purity in terms of corruption, in terms of determination to keep America on the wrong track and in terms of weakening America.

Purity. Evil purity, is something the country is facing.  Standing aside and letting it happen because the alternative isn't your ideal is morally wrong, period.

As Prager notes,
Shouldn't all Americans vote as if their vote were the deciding vote? Including those whose votes "don't count" because they live in states that are so left-wing they would still vote Democrat if Vladimir Lenin headed the Democratic ticket?

The choice this November is tragic. As it often happens in life, this choice is between bad and worse, not bad and good.

But America has made that choice before. When forced to choose between bad and worse, we supported Joseph Stalin against Adolf Hitler, and we supported right-wing authoritarians against Communist totalitarians.

It seems to me that the #NeverTrump conservatives want to remain morally pure. I understand that temptation. I am tempted, too. But if you wish to vanquish the bad, it is not possible — at least not on this side of the afterlife — to remain pure.
Prager goes on to itemize specific reasons Trump should be supported, if only half-heartedly but fully at the ballot box.

I am a glass half full type optimist. I think there's more to be optimistic about regarding a Trump presidency than pessimistic about. Stopping Hillary is JOB #1. But if Trump does surround himself with "The best people", and he does rescue the economy and reinvigorates the military that bodes well for 2020 for the Republican party - maybe even for 2018. And if you don't think that will happen, then maybe you're more comfortable letting Hillary Clinton give it a shot.

If so, exactly who are you?


  1. Dennis Prager makes some good points. So does David French.
    "Against the ‘There’s a Chance’ Argument for Donald Trump"

  2. Fair point, but even in French's article he mentions uncertainty versus absolute certainty about what we get with Hillbilly Clinton. With her there's no doubt there will be more progressivism, bad policy, and Obama-style failed diplomacy. A chance at some good stuff versus certitude of more failed agenda seems like a pretty clear choice to me. French's case points out the flaws with Trump quite accurately. But it is not a compelling argument to skip the vote. to me at least.

    With a clear direction on SCOTUS nominees and a potentially stalwart conservative VP nominee (TBD), maybe Trump can assuage your concerns enough to win your vote.

    1. He could start by taking a position, any position, that is consistent with the Constitutional separation of powers, and stick with it for more than 24 hours. That would be encouraging.

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