Donald Trump is the GOP nominee in the 2016 Presidential election. It would be disastrous for Hillary to move back into the White House. Yet as of today, Hillary Clinton has taken a double digit lead over Donald Trump in a new Bloomberg Poll. Complain about the source of the poll all you want, it still doesn’t change the fact that Donald Trump will have a very hard time winning against Hillary. This election will not be a walk in the park for him.
Many conservatives, especially those who are part of the #NeverTrump movement, which I am not, really want to see something from Donald Trump that gives us a good reason to jump on board the proverbial Trump Train. We want to actually support him in the general election rather than hold our nose to vote for the lesser of two evils or simply stay home. Day after day, we look for something… anything. Then he goes and says something like, “No Fly, No Buy,” meaning that if you are on the No Fly List, you can’t buy a gun. This is patently absurd considering that anyone with evil intent can buy a gun faster than they can get a pizza delivered. No law will change that.
For all of you who are Trump supporters, this message goes to you and is not intended as something to be taken negatively. This is an important, maybe slightly bitter reality pill that you need to swallow. You really need to have conservatives and others on the right who oppose Trump on your side if you expect Trump to win the election. You have to stop the infighting and start working toward getting those you taunted for months, to show up to the polls and pull the lever for Donald Trump. You can’t do that if you continue to allow your candidate to stick his foot in his mouth. I am not talking about bad mouthing the media or bashing illegals, feminists and muslims. He should double down on that.
Trump can’t get away with claims of being pro 2nd Amendment if he comes out and says that he is willing to violate the rights of Americans on the sole basis of their being added to a list. The No Fly List is a violation of 5th Amendment right of due process. People are barred from flying simply because they have the same name as someone who is under suspicion. Being under suspicion is never grounds for sentencing. You can’t be jailed for being suspicious. You can’t have rights taken for being suspicious. The No Fly List doesn’t even require you to be suspicious, just have the wrong name.
The Federal Government has no authority to determine who can travel or where they travel to domestically. Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution does not enumerate such a power, so this violates the 10th Amendment. If it can’t be legislated by Congress, The TSA, an unconstitutional agency, certainly can’t wield that power. Federal authority regarding travel stops at the U.S. border. A No Fly List for foreigners entering our country is fine and a great idea. We don’t have to allow anyone entry to the United States. The government has no such authority over Americans, especially when used as a stepping stone to infringe on other rights. If someone is actually involved with Islamic terrorism groups then they should be on the Mandatory Fly List and sent back where they belong or thrown in prison if they are found guilty of a crime.
It is up to you Trump supporters to advise Donald Trump to get an adviser! Yes, he has plenty of advisers, but he is missing one. He needs a Constitutional Adviser. Someone needs to explain to Trump what he can’t say if he wants to unite the right. He earns no credible claim to being pro 2nd Amendment if he goes out there and proposes stripping 2nd Amendment rights from certain groups of his choosing. Rein in your guy, Trump supporters. You have to. This isn’t about sticking it to Cruz supporters any longer, it’s about winning them over. You can’t do that if Trump doesn’t show knowledge of and respect for the Constitution. True knowledge and respect, not just saying, “believe me.” Supporting Trump by repeating that “Trump is Right” can’t work if Trump is wrong. Help him! I understand that the divisiveness goes both ways, but I am only appealing to Trump supporters here. Please help others want to join you.
We have a justice system in America which requires that innocence is assumed until guilt is proven in a court of law. Until such time as your guilt is proven, you enjoy every right that all Americans do. It doesn’t matter who you are. That’s what American liberty is founded on. That’s what true “equal rights” means. Due process is an absolute, unalienable, God given right. Bearing arms is an absolute, unalienable, God given right. Trump supporters, it doesn’t matter how you do it. Do it in private if you like. But straighten out your guy if you want him to be our guy. Do you want to see Hillary win in November and have the #NeverTrump crowd saying, “I told you so?” It’s up to Trump’s supporters to keep that from happening.
If Trump is who we have nominated, then he must win and can only do so if the right is united. Please don’t let Hillary choose Scalia’s replacement, because we don’t want to help our nominee improve a little!
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