My Democrat and liberal friends can not fathom why I would boldly advocate for President Donald J. Trump. I’m sure that some of you reading this have friends that question your support for the President. As you know, instead of opening their minds to the reasons why you would support him, too often they simply change their opinion of you. Throwing the baby out with the bath water tends to be the preferred way of dealing with political differences now days.
My circle of friends, as small as it is, are predominantly liberal—that’s how you know we are close. And the reason why our friendship works is because I appreciate a difference of opinion. I like to be challenged. I’m questioned every now and again as to how I could support a man like Trump. How could I endorse a bigoted, racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, war-mongering, Islamophobic, buffoon? Does that not reflect on my morality? Does that not reveal who I am as a person?
As we navigate through each of those indictments, two things become clear:
1. Each of those claims are subjective and debateable.
2. The first point doesn’t matter.
The primary mistake that Conservatives make is blindly taking the bait that Liberals continue to lay. We feel the need to refute every accusation made against Donald Trump as if we are his personal attorney. We feel as if it is our responsibility to vindicate the President considering the 24/7 negative coverage and slander from the media. Let’s not ignore the fact that defending a man that speaks hyperbolically 90% of the time is difficult—if not impossible. Instead of wasting breath by giving credence to left-wing platform, which is solitarily loathing President Trump, we should be declaring the reasons why we support him—and believe me (Trump’s voice), there are legitimate reasons.
The short-sightedness of the Democrat party is brought to light once again in the resignation of the Honorable Justice Anthony Kennedy from the Supreme Court. If they would just take a moment to realize how incredibly huge this is for Conservatives, they would recognize that if the selection of Neil Gorsuch was President Trump’s ONLY accomplishment, conservatives would be content. Yes, tax reform was great. Yes, the GDP is above 3% and unemployment is down. Yes, ISIS has lost virtually all of it’s territory under his Presidency. Yes, yes, YES. All of those are promises kept, and that’s only naming a fraction of his accomplishments, but the Supreme Court pick is a decision that will last for decades and add to the foundation of his budding legacy.
The mere fact that President Trump will select a second Supreme Court Justice before the one-and-a-half-year mark is outrageous in the best way possible. Needless to say, there is a possible outcome, given the age of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (84) and Stephen G. Breyer (78), where he selects two more Supreme Court Justices if he serves two terms as President.
There is left-wing generated hysteria about the imminent overturning of Roe V. Wade if Trump stacks the Supreme Court with Conservative Judges; but that undermines the argument of legal precedent. And let’s not forget that it was a Republican Justice, Anthony Kennedy, known as the swing vote, that played a pivotal role in the establishment of same-sex marriage in America. This fear is unwarranted and undermines the sturdiness of the American Constitution.
Despite what is said about the President or his supporters, his Presidency, from a purely legislative standpoint, is a bona fide conservative dream. Don’t let your farsightedness and support for the President tremble when faced with those who would try to demean you and paint your character a color foreign to you; instead, stand-fast, be patient, and learn to look beyond the man-- because that’s where you will find the mission.