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Donald Trump: The Anti-Tea Party Candidate

Tea Party Patriots leader Jenny Beth Martin made a powerful case against Donald Trump in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference this past Friday, and in it were points we think every conservative and Tea Party movement supporter should consider as they vote in their respective Republican primaries. (You can view Jenny Beth’s speech through this link and it is well worth your time) 

Martin urged Tea Party movement supporters not to be swayed by Trump’s “seductive pitch.” (For more on Trump’s seductive appeal see our column “Is Trump Samson or Delilah?”) 

Tea PartyJenny Beth channeled our concerns about Donald Trump as she made the point that, “I know you’re angry and I know you’re upset too and I know that Donald Trump’s tapping into that anger. It’s a smart campaign strategy because he makes it seem like he shares our frustration and it’s like he’s fighting on our behalf… “  

However, said Martin, “Donald Trump loves himself first, last and everywhere in between. He loves himself more than our country, he loves himself more than the constitution. He doesn’t love you, me, and he doesn’t love the Tea Party. Donald Trump has no business thinking he’s Tea Party and every Tea Party person who truly loves the constitution should take that into account when you’re casting your vote.”  

Jenny Beth Martin got it right as she pointed out that based on his record on eminent domain and press freedom Trump is a false and, Martin noted, politically inconsistent on many issues such as health care, abortion and immigration. 

Jenny Beth Martin was certainly right from our perspective, but she didn’t really have time to offer a complete picture of Donald Trump’s anti-constitutional conservative positions. 

As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie noted in his columns “Trump’s New York Values: Contempt For The Constitution” and “Trump’s New York Values: A Long History Of Supporting Far-Left Politicians, Policies And Causes” for decades Donald Trump has been a major supporter of Leftwing pay-to-play politicians, he has a record of using abuse of the Constitution for his personal gain and many of Trump’s big applause lines could only be accomplished through anti-constitutional means. 

The question Jenny Beth Martin asked and answered in her speech to CPAC was, in its essence, “Is Donald Trump a limited government constitutional conservative and does he share the values of the limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement?”  

Martin’s answer was “NO,” especially if you are a limited government constitutional conservative concerned about the steady erosion of the constitutional limits on government, and especially if you are concerned about the heavy-handed use of executive power in which Barack Obama has so regularly indulged.   

Just as Donald Trump often appears unfamiliar with the Bible and the principles of Biblical living, so he often appears to be unfamiliar, even contemptuous of Constitutional principles and the idea that the Constitution is the law that governs government.  

Indeed, many of Trump’s big applause lines such as, "We're going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries," could only be accomplished by extra-constitutional means, such as coercive taxes and regulations that no president could properly accomplish on his own authority. 

The Constitution isn’t a smorgasbord from which Presidents can pick and choose a few dishes that are convenient to their political taste –it is the law that governs government and the fundamental underpinning of constitutional conservatism.   

One of the primary reasons we endorsed Ted Cruz is that he is a constitutional conservative who has spent the past several decades defending constitutional liberty. Ted Cruz has a consistent record of defending the individual against the power of the state, and unlike Donald Trump he holds the Constitution in such reverence that he does not make violating it into a cheap applause line in a speech.  

We urge our friends in the limited government constitutional conservative and Tea Party movements to take Jenny Beth Martin’s analysis to heart and vote Ted Cruz in their upcoming Republican presidential primaries.

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JB Martin's article is inconsistent with her past praise of Mr. Trump.

What I know is that Ted Cruz lied about:
1. Funding loans from Goldman Sachs. He leaves this $1M loan off his official reports and tries to bury it in a Senate disclosure form.
2. When a big vote in the Senate came up that would have been detrimental to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Cruz fails to show up and vote for it.
3. He is taking money from groups that he will then be held accountable to.

I appreciate his defending the Constitution and think he is a good second choice for President.

What I know about Donald Trump:
1. He funds his own campaign and is and will not be held accountable to anyone because of funding
2. He has not lied to me
3. He has more business experience and that is what we need in the White House

God Bless America!
RH

Ted Cruz

I am still concerned as to whether he meets the Constitutional requirements of being born in America. He Admits he was born in Canada but is qualified through some loop-hole in the definition. Where did he grow up? How much did Canada influence his life?

Finding fault with Trump is easy; the fact is he is not a politician. Should he be elected he will soon find the limits of his power. I see him switch positions when rational exposes the difference between what he feels Americans want to see happen and how it can be ligelly accomplished via-a-vis obedience to illegal orders to the military.

Every military man knows the value of 'waterboarding' - Americans understand its importance, but the very evil of "political correctness" has taken that very important tool out of use. Trump understands its value and the dislike our intelligence community had in losing it, but now illegal, the military must make objection to the term "illegal order" ... as must be expected.

How many of us have cheered in a movie when a general gives an order because he finds his army in a desperate situation telling a subordinate, "I don't care how you get it done, but get those men out of there!" and asked, "Is that an offical order sir." The general answers, "No, just get it done!"

In the movie, "13 Hours... ." We all know the men who saved lives violated a legal order to stand down by following an illegal order ... we also know we all knew that the legal order should have been given immediately but for what I consider a cowards decision.

If Trump saw that movie I can understand what he might mean.
Trump may seem a twit to many, what I see is a man that through the years knows how to get things done ... methods may be questionable, but they get done. This country is in a mess because of "political correctness," guilt and stupidity voting into the office of the President a lying, duplicitous, American hating, muslim ... and we are paying for that ignorance every day.

The other candidates, except Trump and Carson are just more of the same pusillanimous, crooked, POLITICIANS we have had in office for so long that they are responsible for the deplorable state America is in today! I would rather have a man like the Trump described in this article, with all his faults, than the EVEN more dangerous politician as President. And should you not be able, or capable of understanding why, you fall into the same type of thinking individuals that have us the politician barac husain obama - my God, even with a warning like that, the man and his buddy Hillary have yet to be impeached and indicted.

Natural Born Citizen

FINALLY...I found someone with a concern to Cruz's eligibility!!! Not only does Cruz not qualify but Rubio and Obama do not as well. Vattel's Law of Nations clearly define the definition of "natural born citizen" (Natural born citizens are those born in the country of parents who are citizens). It is necessary that they be born of a father who is a citizen. If a person is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not of his country (Section 212). All three individuals can be classified as derivative citizens but not natural born due to their father's nationality at the time of birth. Cruz and Rubio both had a Cuban father; Cruz derived his citizenship through his mother by jus sanguinis (by blood of mother) and Rubio derived his citizenship through jus terra (by soil) by two Cuban parents in refugee status. Now, Obama is interesting that he claims place of birth being Hawaii but he cannot disclaim his father as being a Kenyan citizen who was previously deported from the U.S. right before his birth. No need to go where Obama was born....his father was a Kenyan citizen who never legally immigrated into the United States and attained citizenship before Obama's birth. Obama attained derivative citizenship through his mother by jus sanguinis but is not a natural born citizen since his father was a "non" U.S. Citizen. Again, Obama is classified as a citizen but not a natural born citizen.

All three individuals should be in Federal District Court (not state) for a "declaratory judgement hearing" by a Federal District Court Judge to determine eligibility of all three subjects according to the Constitution with Vattel's Law of Nations, Book I, Ch. XIX, at sections 212-217 as reference. Vattel's work was instrumental in the formation of the Constitution by the founding fathers and in the formation of our immigration laws and regulations. Voting for any or all three of these candidates is in violation of the Constitution.

If the District Judge or the Supreme Court rules in favor of Vattel's definition then we as a nation have a fraud POTUS in charge at this time and all executive directives, laws signed, agreements... etc..etc shall be ruled invalid and unconstitutional. What a mess!!!

Tea Party

Most of the informed members of the Tea Party are for adherence to the Constitution of our Republic. Trump is recognized by those members as one who "makes deals" that are not necessarily legitimate under that document. He would likely prove to be a vast improvement over the socialist/communist/Marxist ideology of the democrat candidates, but I want a STRICT CONSTITUTIONALIST to get the House and Senate back to the reality of their oath of office. Since I am unsure of the eligibility of Cruz, I wonder if the precedent of installing the ineligible puppet, Obama, will be a mitigating circumstance to Cruz's run for that office.

Will the real Jenny Beth Martin please stand up.

How curious that JBM effusively introduced Trump at the Capitol Hill rally last summer at which Trump denounced Obama's Iran deal.
How curious that JBM effusively introduced Trump in the most glowing terms at the fall meeting of the Council for National Policy, attended by Conservative leaders from across the country. How curious that JBM has effusively praised Trump in countless email fundraising letters and in countless comments reported in the press. How curious indeed.

You're right

Because his name drew attention and he said good things... BUT ... when someone is asking to actually be the LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD... that requires a whole lot more than a name and a good speech doesn't it?

Not really hard to figure out - if you want to that is.

I notice you didn't object to her points however. I find THAT interesting. Indeed.

Curious indeed!

Karen: Great post!
How curious that many of our Tea Party Candidates, after election act like RINOs.

How curious that the Tea Party Establishment is now in lock step with the Republican Establishment.

Could it be they carved out their Establishment niche and now want to defend it from all comers?

Jenny Beth Martin's speech

WHY have so many of the enthusiastic original American Tea Party members walked away?
We original members wanted limited gov't...smaller gov't...relief from ILLEGAL immigration, the end of federal funding for sanctuary cities, The Wall to FINALLY be built, requirement of work for welfare, and to totally reform the tax code. Instead, the Tea Party became obsessed with Southern Baptist inerrancy of biblical scripture, Caitland Jenner, the right for ridiculous gov't employee Kim Davis to close down the KY county gov't office because SHE disagreed with the Supreme Court decision, embryonic stem cell research, the right for women to control their own bodies, & the obsessions with Hobby Lobby & KFC. We original Tea Party members were throughly embarrassed and ran! Yes, religious social issues destroyed the Tea Party! Americans agree with Dallas Baptist preacher Dr Jeffress...,"Let the CHURCH take responsibility for spiritual issues."

Conservatives are no longer conservative:since Barry Goldwater

Conseratveis a WORD that no longer applies ever since Barry Goldwater, who defined the CFR and Trilaterals for the takeover/one worlder artists of both parties, and it has now increasingly become a fulfilled prophecy.

Trump at least tells you what he believes in, including the trade treaties that have screwed US ROYALLY since their inception. I worked for Perot for that reason ONLY, we read the NAFTAa and GATT treaties, which favored the corporate structure of foreign countries at the cost to the US status and taxpayer and I will vote for Trump, in spite of the Republican Establishment, in spite of their dirty ads now running, with absolutely no reference backup, except innuendo. As for his language, he obviously is sick of communist inspired political correctness, and he has said nothing in public that most of us scream loudly at our TV sets propaganda fed to the press talking points provided by the ESTABLISHMENT, Period. He is not perfect, but will stand up for our country, which is more than can be said of both political parties.

SO.. GO TRUMP, IT CAN NEVER BE WORSE THAN THE STATUS THE K STREET LAWYERS PROVIDE TO FEED THE PARTIES DIRTY WORK THAT RESULTS IN AMERICAN DESTRUCTION AND THE NEVERE ENDING WARS IN PAYMENT TO THE PEOPLE WE ELECT TO BETRAY US, AND KEEP THE MIITARY/PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX PROVIDING THE WEAPONS TO MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD HATE US, WITH GOOD REASON. CASE POINT: THE STATE DEPARTMENT INSPIRED AND PROMOTED AS USUAL, THE UKRAINE "UPRISING" , WHICH WAS NOTHING EXCEPT PROMOTION OF THE US IMPERIAL DESIGNS IN PLACE TO CREATE THEIR NEW WORLD ORDER, WHICH HAS LOUDLY BECOME THE TREASONS FOR THE WARS OF AGGRESSION NOW PROMOTED AND SERVED BY HIRED MERCENARIES (AL QUEIDA, AND NOW ISIS) AS WELL AS ALL OF ALL THE MANUFACTURERS OF MASS WEAPONS OF DESTRUCTION TO ASSURE THAT THE WHOLE WORLD, AND NOW BECOMING THE AMERICAN PUBIC, HATES OUR POLITCAL ESTABLISHMENT THAT SERVES ONLY ITSELF !

We love America, not the Federal Reserve/ IMF TREASURY, WHICH GAVE US A DEBT "DOLLAR" BACKED BY NOTHING EXCEPT "CONfidence" and greed that they infected the countries of the world with, which is now the reason this country has been financially destroyed by debt that none of the people have been responsible FOR. The Banksters with their derivatives casinos have made out like the striped suit bandits they are, while attempting to finish off this country by trying to make the people pay for XTHEIR con game/PONZI SCHEME.

READ Quigley: the plan is now fait accompli ! THANKS A LOT !

walked away?

Are you kidding me? That's a joke right? April fools early I guess?

Donald Trump is #1 an unreliable flip flopper extroidenaire.
That right there makes him like the establishment already.
These are all things he ADMITS, not that I'm making up or FEEL are true.

He's for BIG GOVERNMENT and $$$PENDING. It's laughable you think HE is a Tea Party candidate. He may have made a good speech and had a name to draw attention, but that is A WHOLE LOT different than actually being President and being trustworthy to do TEA PARTY actions. Here are ADMITTED examples...

BAILOUTS
ENTITLEMENTS
SUBSIDIES
MANDATES
SOCIALIZED - TAX PAYER FUNDED - HEALTHCARE
RAISING TAXES
FUNDING PET PROJECTS (at his wife and daughters demands) for PLANNED PARENTHOOD... now I don't care how "Christian" you are or not, NO ONE can approve this company that SELLS DISMEMBERED BABY BODY PARTS. SICKO right there.
HE's for ADVANCING THE LGBT MOVEMENT
HE SAID ****EVERYTHING**** is negotiable - INCLUDING IMMIGRATION
HE'S FOR TOUCHBACK IMMIGRANTION/AMNESTY (why don't you guys notice THAT??)

He is not only no better than the Establishment, he is WORSE.
He pretends to be not establishment, then says WE NEED TO BE A LITTLE ESTABLISHMENT...

That's not all, I could go on, but if that doesn't get your attention, nothing will. You're another Obama type supporter who doesn't really THINK at all.