Monday, July 22, 2019

Why Trump? What's National Conservatism?

Let's see if Charlie clutches his pearls and faints over this bill of particulars.

In America, the nationalist claim is that the federal government has abdicated basic responsibilities and broken trust with large numbers of citizens:

• It has failed to secure the national borders and provide regular procedures for immigration and assimilation.

• It has delegated lawmaking to foreign and international bodies, and domestic bureaucracies, that have scant regard for the interests and values of many of our fellow citizens.

• It has acquiesced in, or actively promoted, the splintering of the nation into contending racial, religious and other groups and has favored some at the expense of others.

• It has neglected core American principles and traditions—separation of powers, due process, the presumption of innocence, local prerogative, freedom of association—allowing them to atrophy or be subjected to political conditions.
--quoted at Grim's place

The list is damning.  But I'd be willing to bet that every damn Democrat president-candidate will affirm the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevillllll of this declaration, and go on to condemn it as RRRRaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyycissssssssssss, Homophobe, Nativist, and sssssssssssssextisssss!

Especially Sykes, over there in Mequon or Fox Point, or wherever it's 90+++% white upper-middle-class.

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