Sunday, September 25, 2016

United We Stand, Divided We Fall!


That phrase has been attributed to that fabled Greek story teller, Aesop, and by a passage in the bible (Mark 3:25) which stated, “And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”. As a Republican, I think that phrase has enormous meaning, especially in the upcoming presidential election. Quite few disgruntled Republicans, have stated that because of differences between themselves and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, they will not vote for him or endorse him for president. The Democrats, on the other hand, join together no matter what their differences are and prepared to win the next election. The Republicans, some not all, seem to carry their differences to the extreme and do just the opposite out of principle.

I believe that our country is basically a center-right country, but we Republicans consistently lose elections to center-left candidates representing the Democrats. It seems to be that we are always grabbing defeat out of the jaws of victory. Are we that stupid? The answer is probably YES!

Most of us agree that politics is a “contact sport” (figuratively not literally) and most realize that most all politicians are loose with the truth and facts when trying to get elected or re-elected. The Republicans realize that losing the election to Hillary Clinton, would be a disaster, but some “ideological thick heads” would rather win the battle, but lose the war. They totally ignore the admonition by the late president, Ronald Reagan, who came up with the idea of the 80% solution to political differences. He said that if you can agree with a Republican candidate on 80% of the issues as opposed to 0% to 10% of the issues supported by his opponent (most likely a Democrat), you should vote for that Republican candidate. I'm sure most all Republicans can agree with 80% (or more) of what Donald Trump has proposed and is running on, so why withhold your vote over some personal or petty differences? Just the one fact that Trump has said that he would nominate conservative, originalist Supreme Court judges, should be reason enough to cast your vote for Trump. The other issues most Republicans can and should agree with are closing the border and tightening up our immigration policies, becoming energy independent, lowering marginal tax rates for all taxpayers, promoting school choice, less government regulation, and taking most of the special interests out of politics. All those items Trump agrees with, so, why the reluctance to swallow your pride and give Trump your vote?

So, for a few items or personal foibles that you don't agree with Trump on, you'd rather see Hillary Clinton win? To me, that is the height of stupidity, with all due respect. Do you really want 4 more years of the failed Obama policies, or 2 or 3 more liberal Supreme Court justices on the Supreme Court to overturn some items in the 1st and 2nd Amendments? If yes, that's what you will get if Hillary Clinton gets elected, a flawed candidate with more baggage than Macy's has in its luggage departments. It's almost like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Remember, united we stand, divided we fall.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann











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1 comment:

George Giftos said...

Add Abraham Lincoln when in a speech against Stephen A. Douglas for the Senate said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." How we survived 240 years with the wrong people running things is attributed to the authors of our Constitution. We are now in a battle to preserve it from the idiots in Washington.