CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2016 — To my conservative, Republican, #NeverTrump friends, an olive branch and admission: I did not support Donald Trump in the Republican primary but made the decision to back him in the general election.
While genuinely feeling your anguish, understanding your concerns and respecting your outlook. Some Trump supporters have demonized you. I never have. You are acting out of conviction and a belief that Trump would destroy the GOP and conservatism. That must be respected.
However, please think about something.
If Hillary Clinton gets the White House, she will continue the Democrat practice of using the IRS to target conservatives. She will not distinguish between those who voted for Trump and those who stayed neutral.
She is a paranoid woman who is unable to distinguish between real enemies and political opponents. The moment you disagree with her, she will lash out in as vicious a manner as possible.
She will wreck your Second Amendment rights. She may not be able to abolish the Second Amendment, but she can gut it by allowing lawsuits against gun makers that would put them out of business.
She will raise your taxes. She has admitted this.
She will foment more riots from Occupy to Black Lives Matter. Social disorder will skyrocket.
Trump is far from perfect, but Hillary is a threat to your freedoms. Forget the Supreme Court argument for a moment. Think of how Hillary can harm you right now.
There will be harassment of gun owners, small business owners and anyone who dares to attend conservative meetings of any kind. She will target you because she hates your guts. Being Never Trump will not save you.
When Hamas and Hezbollah conduct suicide bombings, they do not distinguish between leftist Jews and right-wing ones. A Jew is a Jew is a Jew.
Now look at Hillary’s level of anger. A conservative Republican is a conservative Republican is a conservative Republican. Whether they vote against her or not, the moment they disagree with her, it is open season on them. She will not try to murder you in the streets, but she will use the government to blow up your businesses and your ability to legally and peacefully participate in the political process.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. If you think Clinton is corrupt now, wait until she has more power. Unchecked illegal immigration and importation of Islamist refugees would allow her to remake the electorate in a way that could destroy the Republican Party and conservatism for a generation or more, if not permanently.
Please, conservatives, consider the stakes. Take this to heart. Vote your conscience, but remember that we have a world on fire, a miserable economy, and a nation on the brink of collapse from social disorder.
Please do everything within your power to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. Join me on team #NeverHillary.
Whatever you decide, Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment requires my still keeping you in my heart as my friend.