Diary

The Declaration of Independence from Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

When in the course of human events, it become necessary for the American people to raise their voice in opposition to violations of our shared nature, and to protect what the founding generation of our country so diligently sacrificed and fought for, it is required of us to come together in one accord to state the reasons for our grave concern for the candidacy of Donald Trump.

We still and will always hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, (unless you are Donald Trump who believes it is OK to denigrate disabled people), that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights (even though Trump sees no reason to seek forgiveness from his Creator), that among these are Life (although Planned Parenthood doesn’t believe in this right, and takes the lives of over 300,000 unborn human beings a year, and Trump still believes they do “good work”)  Liberty (well, Trump believes in altering libel laws so he can sue the press and anyone else who stands against him) and the pursuit of Happiness (unless you are a student of Trump University and were scammed out of $30,000).–That to secure these rights, men are bound by their responsibility as patriots, and concern for posterity- That whenever a candidate for President has been shown to be a destructive force to these ends, it is the Right of the People to boldly speak up for truth, decency, virtue and our founding principles.

George Washington, in his farewell address said,

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

Prudence, indeed, will show that past office holders of the Republican party hath shewn little regard for keeping their promises to those who put them into their high stations of office.  But, prudence will also show, anger, hate and revenge are not a pathway to peace and prosperity or “to make America great again,” but a engine to subvert all that we hold dear as Americans.  The candidacy of Donald Trump is a candidacy of a cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled man who will subvert the power of the people if given the reins of the highest office of  government. His candidacy is one of repeated injuries, offenses, vulgarities, and lies. His presence has created an environment of discord, divisiveness and violence. He has not held true to the endearing principles of our founding, to conservative principles or even Republican principles. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

On matters of Founding, Conservative and Republican Principles:

-He has vowed to open up libel laws so he can sue the media in violation of the first amendment. (See here)

-He has said he would direct the military to assassinate the families of terrorist (See here, here, and here)

-He believes Planned Parenthood who kills over 300,000 unborn human beings a year does a “lot of good work”(See here and here)

-He has said he will be neutral on Israel and Palestine (See here, here and here)

-He has said he would ban Muslims from coming into the country, called for surveillance against mosques and said he was open to establishing a database for all Muslims living in the U.S. (See here)

-He has supported amnesty and the gang of eight (See here, here and here)

-He has called eminent domain wonderful (See here, here and here)

-He supports a 45% tariff on imports, which is a tax on the American people (See here and here)

-He has said he would bring back water boarding and “a lot worse” torture (See here and here)

-He has said he supports Obamacare’s Individual mandate (See here)

-He donated more than $10,000 to Hillary Clinton between 2002 and 2007. In addition, he donated at least $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation (See here and here)

-He donated $5,000 to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and $20,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2006. (See here and here)

-He donated $10,400 to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) (See here)

-His donations helped pass Obamacare (See here)

-He funded the establishment politicians he says he is fighting against, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell (See here)

-He has supported Hillary Clinton’s single payer insurance (See here and here)

-He called Bill Clinton a “great President” and once wrote that Hillary Clinton would “make a great President” (See here)

-Trump openly admired Russian President Vladimir Putin (See here and here)

-He described the Tiananmen Square massacre as a “riots.” (See here and here)

-He has shown time and time again that he cannot answer detailed policy questions. Often times he will resort to name calling and personal insults to avoid answering tough questions.

On matters of decency and virtue:

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.  George Washington

-He has repeatedly used profane cursing during his campaign (See here and here)

-He has advocated violence by saying, “I’d like to punch him in the face.” and “maybe he should have been roughed up” at campaign rallies. His campaigns have repeatedly had violent incidents. (See here, here, here, here and here)

-His campaign manager is accused of roughing up a reporter. (See here and here)

-He has scammed people out of thousands of dollars at Trump University (See here, here, here and here)

-He has mocked war hero John McCain (See here)

-He mocked a disabled reporter (See here)

-He has called women dogs, fat pigs, pieces of ass and told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. (See here and here)

-He has been married three times, cheating on the first two wives (See here)

-He has compared Ben Carson to a child molester (See here)

-He used fake Tom Coburn quotes to attack Ted Cruz (See here and here)

-He lied about opposing the Iraq war (See here and here)

-He appeared on the Howard Stern show multiple times to discuss an array of very “Presidential topics” (See here)

-His Trump-branded casinos have strip clubs in them where he profit from the exploitation of women (See here)

-He has been shown to be a compulsive liar (See here)

-He states that he is a Christ Follower, but does not need to ask forgiveness (See here)

“Let a man’s zeal, profession, or even principles as to political measures be what they will, if he is without personal integrity and private virtue, as a man he is not to be trusted.” John Witherspoon

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Let it be known that we, as those who wish to honor our founding principles, uphold conservative principles and in general wish for the betterment of our fellow citizens and the world, will not stand idly by when we see danger on the horizon of this great country. Samuel Adams, one of our most fiery patriots and founders said,

If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

We speak out today, in hope that we can as a united America, standing on principle, halt a vain and aspiring man such as Donald Trump from ascending to the Presidency. A candidate who’s character is thus unfit for the highest office of our country.

We choose to vote on principle, rather than on anger, revenge, celebrity status and poll numbers. John Quincy Adams said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” Principle, not anger, is the only thing that will steer our country to a brighter future.

We pledged that we will vote for a candidate that will uphold the principles of freedom, not open up libel laws to punish free speech. Who will fight for our religious freedoms, not acquiesce them to the changing patterns of the culture. Who has lived and defended family values, not trample upon them. Who will protect the right to life of every citizen including the unborn. Who will stand against, not praise and defend organizations such as Planned Parenthood who destroy life. Who will support Israel, not equate a country who is defending itself, with a Palestinian state who seeks to wipe Israel of the map. Who believes that the best government is a small government. Who has a robust knowledge of foreign policy, not someone who will recklessly weaken our image and standing in the world. Who will appoint Supreme Court Justices who would interpret the Constitution in its original meaning. Who is someone with strong moral character both publicly and privately, not someone who attacks and defames others. Who can persuasively articulate policy, not someone who’s only policy description is that he will make great deals, build a wall and make America Great Again. We will vote for a candidate who clings to the Constitution, not to poll numbers.

We, therefore, the citizens of the United States, with firm reliance on the unchanging principles of the Supreme Judge of the world, the firm trust in the constitution of the United States, and an unwavering devotion to truth and virtue, solemnly publish and declare that Donald Trump does not speak for the Republican party, for conservative principles, for the Constitution of the United States or for the Citizens of the United States of America. A man and a candidate is judged not just on the last year of running for office, but in the sum total of his life. Not only has the last year given us enough to have deep and grave concerns for a President Donald Trump, but his entire life has given us ample evidence to know this is a man who cannot be trusted with the power of the Presidency. Our founders pledged their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor to create the greatest country this Earth has ever known. We must honor their sacrifice by raising our voices and voting on principle to peacefully stop the candidacy of a man who is a danger to the very republic which they fought for.