Diary

Pass this Resolution in your county or state GOP organization about Trump

You may have to make some tweaks to customize it, but this should give you a start…

Whereas

The _________County Republican Platform states in part: “As Republicans we continue to uphold the principles of individual responsibility and liberty, adherence to traditional moral standards…” and “We believe high moral character is a necessity of public servants.  The highest standard of character should be embodied in both private and public life. We encourage the proliferation of these principles and their passage to future generations.”

And “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

And “Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams, 1775

And “The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” – Samuel Adams, 1775

And “Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.” John Adams, 1776

And “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.” Samuel Adams 1779

And “[T]he propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.” – George Washington 1789

And “The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities..” – Noah Webster 1788

And “No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and … no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” —George Washington (1789)

And “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate – look to his character.” – Noah Webster, 1789

And “you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers.” Exodus 18:21

We cannot hope to ‘Make America Great Again’ unless we promote good in America again.

Whereas

Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party has often not displayed virtue or high moral character in his personal or public life:

  1. Hotel and Casino businesses run by Mr. Trump’s organization have declared bankruptcy four times between 1991 and 2009. Mr. Trump has said: “I do play with the bankruptcy laws — they’re very good for me”… as a tool for trimming debt.” These bankruptcies represent the breaking of promises to repay debt and have resulted in losses to banks, shareholders and small business owners to which Mr. Trump’s organizations owed money. The Trump organization has been associated with or profited from Casinos, strip clubs and escort services.
  2. Mr. Trump has had 2 marriages end in divorce. Of his life before marriage, he described his promiscuity by saying: he felt “like a great and very brave soldier” and “lucky” to have avoided the contraction of AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases, calling it his own “personal Vietnam” and “If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller”, Trump wrote in his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback.
  3. Mr. Trump has brought suit or been sued over 30 times since 1973. Recently, a lawsuits are pending over an alleged scam involving Trump University at which Mr. Trump will likely be called to testify around the time of the general election.
  4. During the primary election campaign Mr. Trump engaged in many behaviors that demonstrated a low moral character. They include: insinuating that former POW John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured, mocking a disabled reporter and making personal insults about the appearance of other candidates. He has reversed his position on several issues after voters cast ballots for him based on those positions, including his tax plan and self-funding his campaign. His recent political actions and statements include support for Planned Parenthood and abortion, support for universal health coverage in violation of the constitution and donating to Democrat politicians while they were running against Republican candidates. Mr. Trump has publicly admitted his donations to politicians carry the expectation of receiving favorable treatment from the government for his business interests.

Though no human can live a perfect life and we acknowledge that we have many failings ourselves, these public sins are serious in light of Mr. Trump’s pursuit of the highest office in the land. In addition, Donald J. Trump has not acknowledged these failings and has denied that he has a need to: When asked by interviewer Frank Lutz if he has ever asked God for forgiveness, Mr. Trump stated (in part): “I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” and “I try and lead a life where I don’t have to ask God for forgiveness,” Trump said. “Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if you’re not making mistakes?…”

Resolved

  1. The ________ County Republican Central Committee calls on Mr. Trump to acknowledge these (and other) failings and (should he become the nominee) campaign for president on a platform of adherence to the constitution and the need for public and private virtue. If not, we will not use our time or resources to support or publicize Mr. Trump’s campaign for the Presidency.
  2.  The _________ County Republican Central Committee calls on the (_____) GOP and the National GOP organizations to pressure Mr. Trump to campaign for president on a platform of adherence to the constitution and the need for public and private virtue and, should he decline, to withhold their support as well.