Monthly Archives: February 2016

My Take on Donald Trump from the Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach Post
Letters to the Editor
Monday, February 8, 2016

Trump conservative claim is laughable

 As a person who has been in the conservative movement for 50 years, I am taken aback by the number of self-proclaimed conservatives who support Donald Trump. Trump seems to create a persona that responds only to a desire to garner attention.
Trump has no philosophic rudder, other than his belief that wealth makes him smarter than anyone else. His attacks on good and honorable people who disagree with him are dangerous characteristics.

 He thinks it is OK for the government to seize private property for the advantage of developers. He would turn over the health system to the government. He has President Barack’s Obama’s tendency to place his will over the restraints of the Constitution.

 Trump claims to be an evangelical. It is a claim that is laughable, in view of his history of hedonistic lifestyle. When originally asked, Trump could not name a verse in the Bible. When later asked, he expressed it as “two Corinthians” instead of “second Corinthians” — a mis-statement no evangelical would make.

 There is a reason the overwhelming majority of longstanding conservative leaders stand in opposition to Trump. He is not one of us.