Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate for the first in more than 75 years.
Here’s a portion of the announcement:
“There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton…Donald Trump is no Republican and certainly no conservative. Individual liberty? Trump has displayed an authoritarian streak that should horrify limited-government advocates. This impulsive, unbridled New York real estate billionaire and reality-TV star wants to deport people who were born in the U.S. and don’t meet his standard for loyalty. He has proposed banning all Muslims from entering the country, even those escaping Islamist rule, and won’t rule out creating a database of Muslims already living here…Trump’s values are hostile to conservatism. He plays on fear — exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny — to bring out the worst in all of us, rather than the best. His serial shifts on fundamental issues reveal an astounding absence of preparedness. And his improvisational insults and midnight tweets exhibit a dangerous lack of judgment and impulse control.”
I have serious concerns about both candidates – as do the Dallas Morning News and countless others – but I am much more concerned about the people to whom Trump obviously appeals. They’re not going anywhere after November 8, 2016.
This nation has survived countless wars and great depressions. Hopefully, it can survive its next president.
You can click here to read the complete announcement.