16 August 2016

This Scares Accommodationist Quislings

"Anyone who cannot name our enemy, is not fit to lead this country. Anyone who cannot condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of radical Islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our president."

--Donald Trump


Anonymous said...

This should kick off a rollicking discussion: I can understand voting for Trump; if the early November polls look close, I will do so (out of sheer distaste for Ms. Clinton's ideology), and if not, I will vote third party to make an infinitesimal statement. What I do not understand is the enthusiasm of someone who wishes we had a Catholic monarchy, to model and legislate the Faith, for a candidate who:

- Is thrice-married and apparently bragged about affairs
- Has said virtually nothing about any "sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance"
- Has given only the murkiest testimony of his conversion on the issue of abortion, even partial-birth abortion
- Has little compunction about tarring entire groups of people, even if one thinks his sweeping policy prescriptions are merited
- Has donated promiscuously to both parties (including his current opponent), demonstrating there apparently is no set of principles so offensive to him that he will not subsidize them

In short, of all the possible GOP candidates, he seems to be the most opposite of the idealized Catholic ruler. I'm having trouble rectifying the two aspirations...

Bryan Kirchoff
St. Louis

thetimman said...

Bryan, the sovereignty of the nation-state as a concept is at stake, not merely the nation-state we call the USA. But that, too, is at stake.

Reforming a country presupposes that it will still exist.

c matt said...

thetimman's support doesn't quite strike me as "enthusiasm." It seems more a desperate attempt to slam on the brakes in hopes of at least slowing down the slide down the slope. Which is about how I would describe my own "enthusiasm."