At the last Senate Debate the question was asked, “will you support and campaign for the eventual Republican Nominee for president.” You can watch the candidates answers below.
I wanted to add some further thoughts on why conservative principles are more important than party and why I will never vote for Donald Trump.
The Good Must Associate
At Shreiner’s cemetery in Lancaster lies the body of Thaddeus Stevens. Steven’s has been called, the great commoner and a radical Republican. He was “radical” because he firmly believed that every man was equal before their creator. Steven’s dedicated his life to the pursuit of that equality for all and fought for the 14th and 15th amendments to the constitution.
Today we have a leading Republican presidential candidate who in action and word is trampling on the very foundation of the Republican Party, trampling on the constitution that made us great. He advocates for segregation based on religion, he attacks the freedom of the press, he mocks people with disabilities, he degrades women, he diminishes minorities, he blames immigrants and he denies any moral framework that would stop us from killing innocent women and children because of the crimes of their fathers and husbands. Saying nothing of his support for policies that would hurt hard working Pennsylvania families, and make the world a more dangerous place.
On the grave of Thaddeus Stevens is this epitaph. “I repose in this quiet and secluded spot not from any natural preference for solitude, but finding other cemeteries limited as to race by charter rules, I have chosen this that I might illustrate in my death the principles which I advocated through a long life: Equality of man before his creator.” Steven’s and the many great founding fathers of our party’s past are turning over in their graves at the thought of Trump as our party’s nominee.
As Edmund Burke once said, “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Now is not the time for silence, now is the time for the good in our party to associate or else we will fall, one by one.
This election is a time for difficult decisions, but that is indeed when the Republican Party is at its best. Whether during the civil war, or fighting for civil rights, or for the dignity of the unborn, the Party of Lincoln has been at its best in difficult times. We cannot allow our party to be hijacked but a man that shares neither our values nor our dreams of a brighter future for all Americans.
We can no longer keep silent and must join our brothers and sisters in the Republican Party to say that we will never vote for Donald Trump. Now is the time to stand up for the equality of all men before their creator, to stand up for our party, and to stand up for our country.
Join me on April 16th to rally for Conservatism by meeting at Shreiners cemetery, where Thaddeus Steven’s is buried, at 9am where we will then march to Penn Square to protest Trumpism and rally for conservatism. Let’s stand for conservatism, stand for life, stand for decency in politics and stand for the Constitution.
Visit the facebook event for more information and to RSVP.