2016 election

Why I Am Having Nightmares About the Coming Election

David Franke, The American Conservative

I know I cannot vote for Clinton, but do I take a chance with Trump? Yes, he is disgusting personally, but at least he offers some chance of preserving some semblance of constitutional governance—we would still have free speech and the Second Amendment in relatively good shape. Yes, increasing civil strife is inevitably on the horizon, as the militarism budget and entitlements increasingly crowd out the welfare goodies now expected by much of the population. But, at least, there is some hope that “our side” could prevail in some tattered form.

Joseph Farah: Only Trump Can Save Us From Hillary

Donald Trump truly represents our only hope in stopping Hillary. He is the only person standing between her and the White House. It’s time for all clear-thinking, patriotic, liberty-loving Americans – Republican, independent or Democrat – to rally around him before it’s too late.

Deroy Murdock: Fake Anti-Semitism Flap Finds Trump Foes in New Low

How low will Donald J. Trump’s foes go to tear him down? Why not concoct a fake anti-Semitism flap? The Washington Post's baseless hatchet job libeling Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Matthew Tyrmand as anti-Semites proves to be manipulative and truly vile.

Dr. Jerry Falwell, Jr.: Americans Must Unite Behind Trump And Pence Or Suffer Dire Consequences

It is naive or deceptive for conservatives to claim that a write-in vote or a third-party vote will not benefit Clinton. A vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence is a vote for more freedom and less government, a vote for national security and responsible immigration policy, a vote to finally fight radical Islamic terrorism. It is a vote to rebuild America’s respect overseas and a vote for strict-constructionist and pro-life Supreme Court justices.

Trump and Taxes

Property taxes are public records that could be reported on if one desired. It should be obvious (even without his personal returns) that Trump is the original source of much pubic revenue.  Each Trump property pays significant property taxes.  I would venture that the Trump Tower in New York probably pays more in property taxes than is paid in all types of taxes by most individuals or corporations.

Obamacare Rate Hikes: Incompetence or Sabotage?

Newt Gingrich, Real Clear Politics

Whether intentional or not, the conclusion is inescapable: President Obama’s Department of Health & Human Services has pushed the individual market into a death spiral.  Insurers are fleeing the marketplace and premiums are expected to spike dramatically (the average proposed increase for 2017 is 24 percent).

Is It Too Late To Replace Donald Trump With Mike Pence?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Mike Pence laid claim to be the clear and obvious heir to Ronald Reagan with nobody in second place.

Pence Debate Performance Confirms Him As De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

Mike Pence had one job going into last night’s debate and that was to defend his running mate and his positions, but in doing that job effectively he accomplished another much more important job; he confirmed his position as de facto leader of the conservative movement.

Donald Trump is ready to lead

Mike Pence, USA Today

By electing Donald Trump, the American people have the opportunity to choose a bold leader. In a political world often reserved for talkers, Donald Trump is a doer. I’ve come to know the man who invited me to join him on the Republican ticket as thoughtful, compassionate and steady. Above all, I know he is ready to lead the United States as our next president and commander in chief.

Why I’m a Miss USA competitor supporting and inspired by Donald Trump

Madison Gesiotto, Washington Times

I am proud to have had the opportunity to have met and been inspired by such an incredible leader following my time at Miss USA. Of course, I do not speak for everyone and can only speak from my own personal experiences. But, as a young conservative and a woman of God, I feel that our country needs Mr. Trump. I am confident that he will bring us back to economic prosperity and defend us from the evils that our nation continues to face.

Hillary Clinton’s America: More Debt, More Regulation and Leftist Courts

Our economy has not seen a single year of growth above 3 percent while President Barack Obama has been in office. The reasons why our economy is still struggling are because our already government taxes and spends far too much, and in Clinton’s America, we can expect more of the same.

Brent Bozell: What Worries Conservatives Most About Hillary Clinton?

There is every reason to believe that if elected president, Hillary Clinton will oversee the greatest disregard for the rule of law ever, and woe to that person who rises to question her. With the rule of law firmly discarded, America becomes an oligarchy ruled by a dictator. That is what worries conservatives most.

An Appeal from the New to the Old Liberals

F.H. Buckley, National Review

Yesterday’s liberals were people who stood up for what was right, who did great things, whose errors (e.g. the Great Society) were mistakes of the mind and not the heart. Mostly, I miss their faith in the future, their exhilarating belief in the country’s greatness, so often absent in the Republican party of today — with the singular exception of its candidate for the presidency.

The Viguerie Take On The Trump -- Clinton Debate

For those voters who want to change our country's leadership Trump helped them feel that he was an acceptable alternative. Trump did last night what Reagan did in 1980 for those undecided voters --he showed he was an acceptable alternative.

Gary Bauer: Trump on a Number of Issues is BETTER Than What Passes for Conservatism Today

This November, voters who cherish faith, family and freedom have a very clear choice:  Voting for Donald Trump gives us a chance to restore America.  Not voting or dividing the conservative vote by supporting a third party candidate only empowers the left, and likely means the end of conservatism in America.

Ted Cruz Proves He Is The Greater Man

In making what he called the agonizing choice to endorse former rival Donald Trump after Trump’s scorched earth primary campaign, in which Trump and his supporters attacked Senator Cruz’s wife and father, Ted Cruz has shown he is a greater man than are his most vehement detractors and many of his most admiring supporters.

Hail Hillary: Is There A Clinton Progressive Police State In America's Future?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my new online series and companion booklet on the 2016 election conservative leaders weigh in to explain the threat the election of Hillary Clinton would pose to constitutional liberty, traditional American values and the conservative worldview, and why they plan to vote for Donald Trump.

The DC Establishment Is The Party Of War

Neither party establishment is prepared to advance a strategy for victory, neither party establishment is prepared to successfully “wage peace.” Only Donald Trump was prepared to say that endless war is not just political folly, but an indecent sacrifice of American lives and treasure.

Hillary Clinton and Pardongate

Robert Zapesochny, The American Spectator

With a presidential debate looming, I doubt any of the moderators will ask Hillary a question about presidential pardons. None of them will say, “Secretary Clinton, even the Democrats wouldn’t defend the Marc Rich pardon. Will you promise that there will be no pardons for sale in your administration? How can you guarantee that?”

Clinton air war fails to sink Trump

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its allies are outspending their Republican counterparts by a factor of about five to one, according to a new analysis released Tuesday. But the former secretary of State has failed to put away Donald Trump, and many anxious Democrats are baffled as to why the race remains so close. Part of the reason may be that TV advertising — often the single biggest budget item within a campaign — is losing its effectiveness.