Conservatives who believe in private property rights, in reducing the size and scope of the Government and the sovereignty of the individual should think long and hard about supporting Donald Trump. He’s pretty much admitted that he isn’t one of you. He’s perfectly willing to play on your anger and disillusionment, but that doesn’t mean he would govern the way you want him to.
Trump’s move here is calculated. He’s going to campaign as a post-ideological candidate. All he wants, as he said in his next tweet, is to “MAKE America GREAT AGAIN.” If that means bigger government, that means bigger government. If that means more interventionism in the economy, that means more interventionism in the economy. Trump believes he can Restore American Greatness in his personage – he can make terrific deals, he can “win” on behalf of America. (snip)
Trump stands up for America; Trump Hulk Smashes for you. He cares about America, and that’s enough – he wants to restore American Greatness, and that’s enough. How will he do it? He just will. And he won’t be held back by any conservative vision of a small government nation founded on individual liberty. Sometimes he’ll do conservative things. Sometimes he won’t. But he’ll act with “common sense” and “do what needs to be done.” (Read More)
Trump will act like a dictator who is a little to the right of Barack Obama. Is that really what conservatives want?
H/T The Pirate’s Cove