The arguments around the candidacy of Donald Trump by the so-called "conservative" establishment reminded me of a pair of articles from WND that are nearly 10 years old now. "Why conservatism is dead," by yourself, and "The 50-year failure of conservatism," by Beverly Eakman. The conclusion of both articles is summed up by two statements: Conservatism is by nature a defensive strategy that oft lacks the stomach for a good fight; and, conservatism cannot win by focusing only on politics to the neglect of education and the media.
Today, true Americans have a fighter this election season in the person of Donald Trump. Given the opinion you expressed in 2007, why didn't you come out sooner for Donald Trump? If 10 years ago you saw the redrawing of the political lines, why hold out for an insider like Cruz who, except for his tea party opportunism, is as much a part of the problem as the Bushes he worked for? The nomination of Donald Trump completes the political realignment that no longer pits American liberals against American conservatives, but pro-Americans against avowed anti-Americans. I just don't understand how you called this in '07, but failed to follow through earlier this cycle.
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Also, the left took over education and the media through political means, so how is politics not the primary means of molding and/or preserving the culture? Schools and universities swung left because of politics. The public education system supplied the left-wing foot soldiers that hijacked the media.
I think that its somehow a cop-out to blame the average-joe Judeo-Christian American for not fighting harder against the secular progressive nihilism that's erasing our culture. It has been a failure on the part of our so-called conservative leaders over the last 25 years to mount a real fight. The stand Sen. McConnell took over the SCOTUS vacancy, which he is not normally wont to do, offers a glimmer of hope. I'm afraid we must now rely on the Trump in the China closet to do what our more natural leaders could not.