Any Republican voter still wrestling with themselves over whether or not they should support Donald Trump should read an article in Sunday’s Washington Post about Hillary Clinton’s immediate political objectives upon taking the oath of office. If it doesn’t chill every bone in your conservative skeleton, you’re made of a stiffer constitution than us. Say what you will about Trump, but his victory would save the country from these disastrous plans. What better reason could you need?
From the Post:
While careful not to sound as if she is measuring the draperies quite yet, Clinton now described what she calls improved odds for passage of an overhaul of immigration laws – the first legislative priority she outlined in detail last year – and what could be a bipartisan effort to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system, and ports.
She also could be immediately confronted with a choice about a Supreme Court vacancy that could set the tone for her relationship with Congress, and she plans to immediately champion new measures on campaign-finance reform and ending legal immunity for gun manufacturers.
All you really need to know about this election can be found in the above two paragraphs. Clinton’s self-professed top priorities will put us under an unapologetically liberal Supreme Court for the first time in 45 years, make it nearly impossible to manufacture guns for sale in the U.S., and turn an immigration crisis into a national catastrophe. Even if Donald Trump is your least-favorite Republican candidate in history, is he so bad that this is preferable?
There are things that, once done, cannot be undone. Citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is one of those things. What does America look like 20 years after Hillary passes the kind of “immigration reform” she’s in favor of? It might comfort you to fantasize about congressional Republicans standing in the way of her agenda, but those fantasies aren’t going to save our country from a slow, agonizing slide into mediocrity and beyond. What we saw over the last eight years – that was the party’s idea of playing hardball. Their so-called obstructionism made them easy media villains, but it didn’t accomplish much else. There’s no reason to think they will suddenly become an effective opposition party, especially on immigration, where the gulf dividing establishment Republicans and Democrats is not wide.
The same “no takebacks” situation is true of the Supreme Court. It is a certainty that she will give the court a one-vote liberal majority; what is not certain is how much worse it might get. If a President Clinton were to appoint two or three more replacements over the next four years, we will have lost the Supreme Court for at least a generation. Go ahead and let your imagination take you as far into darkness as it will go, because real-world liberals always manage to exceed even the craziest expectations.
Unless you’ve let the media brainwash you into believing that Donald Trump is this unhinged psycho who will launch nuclear missiles at reporters, what possible justification can you have for allowing Hillary’s bloodcurdling plans come to fruition?
There have been times in our history where abstaining or voting third-party was a relatively harmless choice; we are not in one of those times. The decision we make in November will have fundamental consequences for decades going forward. We can’t wait to “get ’em in 2020.” In a very real sense, it’s now or never.