By Lauren Briggs, Redlands
I just heard Bobby Jindal say, “He wasn’t my first choice, he wasn’t my second choice, but he is the voters choice.” As such, we need to realize, we only have two choices: Hillary as our next President who will carry on in President Obama’s footsteps, leading us closer and closer to a socialist nation, or rally behind the Republican nominee. Here are a few thoughts from other notables.
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, who ran for president this year, says Republicans should get in line. “When we nominated people over the past several election cycles, some of us had heartburn, but we stepped up and supported the nominee,” he said. “You’re either on the team, or you’re not on the team.”
Marco Rubio, the Florida senator and former presidential candidate, who previously referred to Trump as a “con artist,” now says he backs Trump, will attend the Republican National Convention, and will release his remaining delegates to Trump. “I want to be helpful. I don't want to be harmful, because I don't want Hillary Clinton to be president,”
Pat Toomey, the Pennsylvania senator, another endangered incumbent, said: “It certainly looks like Donald Trump is on his way to the nomination .… Donald Trump was not my first choice. He wasn’t my second choice or third or fourth choice. I have lots have differences with Donald Trump and lots of problems with him but I am absolutely in the ‘never Hillary Clinton’ camp.”
Dennis Prager said, "Mature people have to live in a world where you don't get your ideal but you better defeat the worst.”
The Supreme Court
If you were having trouble getting behind Donald Trump as the Republican Candidate, I would encourage you to consider one fact. The next President will most likely be appointing 3-6 of our next US Supreme Court Justices. We’ve already seen the disastrous results following the death of Justice Scalia, split decisions that have sent the case back down to the lower courts. We need to realize that if Hillary gets to appoint the next 3-6 Supreme Court judges, the SCOTUS will become a political third branch of our federal government.
On his website, Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country.”
We must be vigilant in our efforts to protect the Supreme Court from becoming simply another political arm of the government.
As relates to the Supreme Court, Dennis Prager said, “Trump will be the only alternative to the Left’s further ruining America for another four years — and really for much more than four years, because with two or three more left-wing Supreme Court justices, the Left won’t need to win the presidency or Congress in order to ‘fundamentally transform the United States of America,’ as candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008. With a left-wing Supreme Court, the Court will transform America by simply legislating from the bench; leftist jurists regard their role as promoting ‘social justice,’, not judging according to the rules of justice and within the constraints of the Constitution. As far as domestic policy is concerned, with a left-wing Supreme Court, the presidency and the Congress will become irrelevant.”
As our President Julie Biggs addressed in her President’s Message, she wholeheartedly endorsed our Republican candidates “down ticket.” We must consider the consequences of being apathetic for this upcoming primary and national elections. The democrats are outspending us at every turn and because of the Bernie/Hillary affect, it appears that voter turnout for democrats will be much higher than usual and could result in significant defeats for our Republican candidates.
We have phenomenal representation in State Senator Mike Morrell and State Assemblymen Marc Steinorth and Jay Obernolte who are fighting, often insurmountable odds, to hold fast to our conservative values.
One bill that just passed the State Assembly on May 31, 2016 is AB2466 which will allow convicted FELONS to vote from jail, while incarcerated. Because of the overcrowding in our prison system, convicted felons are being moved to jail facilities . Of course, Assemblyman Steinorth and Obernolte voted against it, but it passed, Ayes - 41 — Noes - 36. This bill has just granted convicted felons the right to vote! There is a chance Governor Brown would Veto this bill, so we need to reach out to his office to ask him to Veto AB2466.
When there are two Republican candidates running for the same office, it is not appropriate for our official Federated club to endorse one candidate over another. It is imperative you do your research and make informed choices.
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