February 9, 2016

Anti-Trump conservatives

By In Blogs, C.Jay Engel

I’m frustrated with all the alleged “small government conservatives” throughout the internet and elsewhere who are expressing frustration that NH picked Trump, but who would have been completely okay with any of the other statist alternatives. That is what aggravates me the most. The anti-Trump folks who are completely blind to the fact that the other candidates support everything that has systemically undermined liberty and property rights.

We should be anti-Trump because we are pro-liberty. And such a position entails us oppose the GOP and Democratic Party.

Of course, there are conservatives out there who are much more consistent and aware of these nuances, so I’m not pointing my finger at them. But these are the conservatives who would actually dare to support people like Ron Paul.

Written by C.Jay Engel

Editor and creator of The Reformed Libertarian. Living in Northern California with his wife, he writes on everything from politics to theology and from culture to economic theory. You can send an email to reformedlibertarian@gmail.com