My plea to NeverTrumps

If Hillary Clinton wins this presidential election, she will nominate Supreme Court justices who’ll tip the scales of power for decades and generations to come.

To those who are avowed NeverTrumps, I realize that this is not a news flash.  Nevertheless, on this new day, I would implore you to think about the Supreme Court.

If we usher in four or, God forbid, eight more years of ultra-progressive rule in America, our Constitution will be in tatters – perhaps irreparably.  In my view, that reality is far more serious and long-lasting than any potentially negative implications of electing Donald Trump.

But, I suppose, that is where the divide among us divides.

And speaking of that, part of me resists writing a piece like this because the left gains when we are divided.  I don’t want to add more fuel to the gap that is festering.  I’m desperate to find a way to stitch it together (not that I would presume that my tiny voice could have a big impact, but I am still compelled to make my tiny voice heard).

Can any non-progressive who is fighting what they consider the good fight afford to ignore what we know is coming if Hillary Clinton nominates Supreme Court justices? The shredding of the 2nd Amendment will be just one of numerous assaults against America.

What kind of patriot will you be if we lose our ability to protect and defend ourselves and our families?  Isn’t that, in a sense, a core right – a potentially life-saving right – afforded to us via the Constitution that we all hold so dear?

I ask, with head bowed and on bended knee, all NeverTrumps, please reconsider your position.  It’s hard to do.  We all get dug in.  Passions run deep.  We can disagree on whether Trump is the best person for the job or not.  And I understand that NeverTrumps may well think that is an understated way of framing things.  If so, I get that, too.

But please, don’t help the communists, the Islamists, the anti-American haters to win.  Because if they do, we will pay a price so high, so heavy, and so long-lasting, it will wipe us out.

The core principle must always be to survive.

If Hillary Clinton wins this presidential election, she will nominate Supreme Court justices who’ll tip the scales of power for decades and generations to come.

To those who are avowed NeverTrumps, I realize that this is not a news flash.  Nevertheless, on this new day, I would implore you to think about the Supreme Court.

If we usher in four or, God forbid, eight more years of ultra-progressive rule in America, our Constitution will be in tatters – perhaps irreparably.  In my view, that reality is far more serious and long-lasting than any potentially negative implications of electing Donald Trump.

But, I suppose, that is where the divide among us divides.

And speaking of that, part of me resists writing a piece like this because the left gains when we are divided.  I don’t want to add more fuel to the gap that is festering.  I’m desperate to find a way to stitch it together (not that I would presume that my tiny voice could have a big impact, but I am still compelled to make my tiny voice heard).

Can any non-progressive who is fighting what they consider the good fight afford to ignore what we know is coming if Hillary Clinton nominates Supreme Court justices? The shredding of the 2nd Amendment will be just one of numerous assaults against America.

What kind of patriot will you be if we lose our ability to protect and defend ourselves and our families?  Isn’t that, in a sense, a core right – a potentially life-saving right – afforded to us via the Constitution that we all hold so dear?

I ask, with head bowed and on bended knee, all NeverTrumps, please reconsider your position.  It’s hard to do.  We all get dug in.  Passions run deep.  We can disagree on whether Trump is the best person for the job or not.  And I understand that NeverTrumps may well think that is an understated way of framing things.  If so, I get that, too.

But please, don’t help the communists, the Islamists, the anti-American haters to win.  Because if they do, we will pay a price so high, so heavy, and so long-lasting, it will wipe us out.

The core principle must always be to survive.