Who really believes that a true man, made in the image of God, hearing the cries of his hungry children, knowing the fears of his true wife, would let a wall stop him?
Now that Trump has predictably backed off of his empty threat to declare a state of emergency, let's take a moment to decompress this textbook display of impotent stupidity.
Whether or not racist/nativist border hawks like it, these people are coming here. The realists reading this will accept this fact.
How do you operate a national economy, let alone the global economy, on a commodity so small that an errant box fan could conceivably wipe out an individual's wealth?
Conservatives believe all individuals, whether aware of it or not, desire the freedom to pursue their own happiness, and that this is morally good.
The weather hasn't changed, but he tells them it has, so they believe him, even while they're getting drenched.
Though we are doubtlessly witnessing the rise and fall of a wannabe tyrant and his morally bankrupt enablers, we are far from the end of Donald Trump's degenerate saga.
When Trump sat down across the table from Xi Jinping, he mistakenly believed that it was an opportunity to do business. Xi let him believe it.
George Herbert Walker Bush was the very first president I voted, on November 3rd, 1992. A vote I will never regret.
So can we finally take our foot off of the global warming alarmism pedal, at least for a while, and get back to the serious science?
Nationalism doesn't require any deep intellectual commitment, only an unquestioning loyalty to the partisan nation-state.
If we still lived in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we'd toss all of these it out and start anew.
Anyone who has argued with a conspiracy theorist immediately recognizes the disconnect from rational facts that Trump's many supporters exhibit.
As it turns out, the Framers were right. Not being able to afford tyranny is a phenomenal way to ward off the monstrosity.
Should conservatives of conscience continue to oppose Donald Trump's crony corporatist presidency or, given what Donald Trump has allegedly accomplished over the last two years, accept his glaring character flaws and manifest corruption as simply the price of admission?