Remnant Comes out hard for Trump July 28, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, fun, General Catholic, secularism, Society, Tradition, Virtue, watch.
Riddle me this, Batman: Trump has been a consistent, lifelong liberal, until the last few years or less. He has deviated from liberal orthodoxy on points, but, overall, he’s been very liberal. His campaign rhetoric has been improving, going from mostly conservative a year ago to almost always conservative today. But he has years of quotes that can be pulled identifying acceptance of all manner of liberal orthodoxy.
Romney, Dole, McCain, and others, were despised for being turncoats, RINOs, sellouts, wafflers, whatever, because of their many past departures from truly conservative stands on various matters. I tend to agree very strongly with the derision those past candidates richly earned, which is why I am so strongly leaning towards standing on principle in this election, and voting for the best possible candidate in spite of odds of winning.
So here’s my question. Why does Trump seem to get a total pass on this? Because the elite establishment hates him? That’s a lot more about class aspiration and tribal signaling than policy, though.
Anyway, I know I said I was going to move away from this topic for a while, but the Remnant just put out a video that is a near perfect corollary for yesterday’s post, so here it is. I will say it appears from the comments that Matt and Ferrara were either ignorant of, or ignored, the Constitution Party alternative. I don’t think it would change their conclusions much, but I think it important to bring that up.
As the video goes along, they transition from “Yes it’s morally permissible to vote for Trump” (I’m in total agreeance) to “Dang you really should be voting for him and it’s kind of bad if you don’t.” Early on, it’s made clear that voting for Trump is not and cannot be a moral obligation, due some of his non-Catholic positions, but by the end, I was sorta getting the impression it would be a really bad mistake not to vote for him. With which I’m not in agreement, at least not at this point, anyway. Apparently I’m in a small minority on that.
I was also kind of surprised when they said it was those having a hard time supporting Trump who were causing division between traditional Catholics/people of good will. Hasn’t been my experience, but okayzers.
It’s a very good video with many good insights and I’m sure it will be a gratifying watch for the many Trump supporters who have been patiently putting up with me: