[Editor: These are two separate posts.  They are connected only in that they address the same subject in exactly the same way, one underscoring the other.  The article is a bit long but give it a shot, anyway.  Then, if you are a #nevertrumper, you will at least know exactly what that position is leading to!  "I already know this," you say.  Maybe, but if we all know it, why is the media not reporting on it in the proper manner?]

Lou Dobbs is nearly always right over the target!

And now, the article:

The Flight 93 Election

2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.

To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages of Gibbon. Conservative intellectuals will insist that there has been no “end of history” and that all human outcomes are still possible. They will even—as Charles Kesler does—admit that America is in “crisis.” But how great is the crisis? Can things really be so bad if eight years of Obama can be followed by eight more of Hillary, and yet Constitutionalist conservatives can still reasonably hope for a restoration of our cherished ideals? Cruz in 2024!

Not to pick (too much) on Kesler, who is less unwarrantedly optimistic than most conservatives. And who, at least, poses the right question: Trump or Hillary? Though his answer—“even if [Trump] had chosen his policies at random, they would be sounder than Hillary’s”—is unwarrantedly ungenerous. The truth is that Trump articulated, if incompletely and inconsistently, the right stances on the right issues—immigration, trade, and war—right from the beginning.

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That was very well written and very well worth reading

This is an intense, intelligent article.  I'll love to find out who wrote it.

The problem I believe is this...it will go over the heads of many of those people who need to understand it most.  Therefore I will pray for uncommon understanding for all who take the time to read it.  Actually I will pray that people will just READ, as many do not do that anymore unless it's trashy publications and paperbacks or it's as short as a Twitter post.

Larry - who are your comments directed to?  With whom are you in disagreement?  It's unclear and could be misunderstood.

I deleted my previous comment.  I did not see the 'continue reading' link at the bottom of the first page.  I read the rest of the article adn though I have some qualms with it, I generally agree with its conclusions.  Though perhaps a little more enthusiastically.

Please forgive my initial comment.

We wondered because your comment was unlike your usual ones.  Thanks for the update.

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