If real conservatism, the kind that would be recognized by Buckley and Reagan, really be worth fighting for, conservatives should fight for it.
Here, however delayed, is a four point argument on the differences between Ronald Reagan, a titan of American conservatism, and Donald Trump, a populist, celebrity loudmouth.
Government once again infects our fair and fertile lands, descending on the fruits of our labor like vermin, stealing away with it to fund their eternal political bickering.
To compel others to violate their conscience simply because it is "nationalist" carries the poisonous stink of Mao's Communist Party loyalty patrols.
At the heart of both of these ridiculous victim ideologies is the same bizarre question: Is one man harmed by another man if he is poorer than the other?
It is time to set ablaze the groaning garbage heap that the Republican Party has become, if only to create the political space necessary for a new conservative party to bloom.
The GOP's strategy is a 20th Century political formula in a 21st Century world, and the GOP has finally run out of common ground issues that binds the "Rockefeller" wing and "Reagan" wing together.
Ideological conservatives must separate themselves from the philosophical barbarism of nationalists, because we ultimately have nothing in common with their brand of blind nationalist collectivist nativism.
As much fun as wasting precious days of our lives pushing a repugnant, center left moderate Republican in another doomed election would be, ideological conservatives have better things to do.
A People unwilling to fight for their Liberty have already lost it, but if not Liberty, then there is precious little else worth fighting for in this world.