I was accosted by an argumentative reader today who put forth a lengthy argument that I was being “counterproductive” to the cause of constitutional conservatism because I continued to state that while electing Hillary Clinton would be a disaster, electing Donald Trump is also be a disaster, albeit of a different kind.

Is your head spinning yet?


All of the Trump positions he cited on immigration, economics, and national defense have never been fully articulated by Donald Trump or Trump has provided contradictory and confusing statements.

Trump suggests major shift on deportations

Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would allow exceptions to let some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US, vowing he wouldn't grant them citizenship but telling Fox News, "there's no amnesty, but we work with them."

For Trump, whose rise to the Republican nomination was based in large part on his hardline immigration policies, the comments are the clearest sign yet that he is reconsidering his pledge to deport all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, a key part of his campaign platform.

"No citizenship. Let me go a step further -- they'll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there's no amnesty, as such, there's no amnesty, but we work with them," Trump told Sean Hannity when asked if he would allow for exceptions to his long-held position. <Source>

His warning: I better get on the Trump bandwagon or else I would be helping to elect Hillary Clinton. His argument was first we have to win before we can deal with honesty, lying, and corruption in politics. 

One of my friends sent me this great example of this type of argumentation …

It seems that lately my life has been getting more complicated, and I want to thank those of you who are brave enough to still associate with me regardless of what I have become.

The following is a recap of my current identity:

  • I was born white, which makes me a racist. 
  • I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which makes me a fascist.
  • I am heterosexual, which makes me a homophobe.
  • I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business.
  • I am a Christian, which makes me an infidel.
  • I am older than 65 and retired, which makes me a useless old person.
  • I think and I reason; therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which makes me a reactionary.
  • I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe.
  • I value my safety and that of my family; therefore I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist.
  • I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which makes me anti-social.
  • I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland by all citizens, which makes me a militarist.
  • I don’t believe in everything Donald Trump says, which makes me a Hillary supporter.

Please help me come to terms with this, because I'm not sure who I am anymore!

My newest problem, I'm not sure which bathroom I should use.

So what do you say to a passionate Trump fan-boy?

Pretty much I told him that I was going to concentrate my energies down-ballot and trying to support a GOP majority in the House, a GOP majority in the Senate, and candidates who might be able to override both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell when it comes to selling out the GOP to the progressive socialist democrats. It seems that this is the only prudent course of action to inoculate the nation against a Hillary Clinton and a Donald Trump.

I have never seen a political contest between corrupt and corrupter or dumb and dumber as the case may be. Where the national  media will spend time on trivialities and ignore the elephant in the room and the tiger in the corner.

If  Trump were serious about immigration reform and enforcement, he would have noted that we need to re-work our social security numbering system to remove the fraudulent entries made by illegal aliens. Of course, the money would be forfeit as the product of an illegal act. And, he would also vow to deport those “documented illegal aliens” who have violated their visa agreement which they signed under the penalty of perjury. These are the people who came through the front door and deserve to be deported no matter what their current status might be. Then, we can turn to the illegals who have snuck over the border – who are in a different class altogether. But Trump appears not to understand nuance nor a coherent and comprehensive immigration policy. We would immediately enforce the use of e-verify and penalize employers who use illegal labor. Additionally, we would demand that both Social Security and IRS provide information on suspect illegals using phony accounts.  And, no more sanctuary cities who violate federal immigration laws.

Bottom line …

The only certainty in this race is that Hillary Clinton will continue to be corrupt and Trump will continue to whine that the system is rigged. Both elitists pushing their self-interests over the nation. The Clinton strategy appears to be “say nothing and let Trump implode.” The Trump strategy appears to be “yell loudly and point at something else, lest the crowd realize that the Emperor has no clothes.”  As for Trump’s policy, it can be stated as “TBD” – to be determined.

We are so truly screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS