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Friday, May 06, 2016

Never Trump

I said more than a year ago that I would not support the Republican nominee if that nominee is Donald Trump. I said it would mean there is nothing good in the party of Lincoln. I reaffirm that today. And no boogeyman of Hillary Clinton will dissuade me. The things that are problematic about her are true of most Democrats, globally speaking. I don't care that much, or better said, I don't like to be told when to be angry, and with whom.

My life experience now is among minorities, the poor, and the disabled. Trump is the opposite of solidarity with those people. I want to live in an America where those people still matter. Your bank account doesn't make you a winner or loser, your character does.

It's true that "conservative" could mean many different things, from many different vantage points. I do absolutely know it doesn't mean this.

What good is it, if a man gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? I won't. Not today, not ever.

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