Skepticism, not trust, of our political class is the American tradition, and those who demand political fealty to their political leader betray that tradition.
Conservatives have an obligation to be truth tellers, holding fast to principles of rationalism and honesty, even if we do it alone.
Take Trump supporters at their word that Trumpism necessarily assumes White Nationalism, because it does.
...America First is an empty shell, signifying nothing, and none of Trump's supporters are going to really get what they want.
[N]o man or woman with a patriot's heart could, in good conscience, put the mailed fist of government tyranny on the throat of men and women whose only real crime is being desperate and hungry.
Like all emotions, fear clouds judgment, but fear, from its seat deep within the brain stem, has more power to simply turn off rational thought than any other human emotion.
We need a cultural shift, away from empty rhetoric, recrimination, and blame and toward based principles, political reconciliation, and market tested solutions.