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I'm sure I must be misunderstanding you somewhere. My heart is protected by a ballistic vest, a high powered rifle, a handgun, and a couple hundred rounds of ammunition - and, when needed, a really nasty attitude...plus enough experience to know how to make it look like someone else's doing.

You been watching science fiction (TV) too much?
 
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My only plan is: vote, ignore the news media, stay out of big cities.
 
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My heart is protected by a ballistic vest, a high powered rifle, a handgun, and a couple hundred rounds of ammunition - and, when needed, a really nasty attitude...plus enough experience to know how to make it look like someone else's doing.
If the "right" can't think like a team, the "right" will have serious disadvantage.
 

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@maxwell97 : I think we can make your question really complicated, but also think we can make it really simple. There are two questions I ask myself about that and they are sort of the same question, approached slightly differently.

1. I once attended a speech in Norfolk, VA by the late great conservative pundit, William F. Buckley Jr. He said, "The only intelligent vote for a thinking conservative is for the most conservative candidate who has a chance of winning." For any given election, that is pretty easy to figure out. That candidate may not check all of your personal boxes, but if he gets elected, he will be more likely to deliver more of what you want and less of what you don't.

2. As far as a belief system, I just return to COTUS and the BOR. I ask myself which candidate is most likely to follow the original intent of those documents. No candidate will be 100%, but also it will be pretty clear which candidate will be closest to it.
Unfortunately, I think it's more complicated than that. The Constitution doesn't prohibit socialist policies, de-funding police, or many other initiatives that conservatives strongly disagree with.

So, again, I think the first thing for each of us to do is decide what we're really fighting for.
 

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Unfortunately, I think it's more complicated than that. The Constitution doesn't prohibit socialist policies, de-funding police, or many other initiatives that conservatives strongly disagree with.

So, again, I think the first thing for each of us to do is decide what we're really fighting for.
It's true, the founding documents were not written to be that granular and prescriptive. But those documents were not just about prohibiting things the government might do. The documents also described the kind of republic the founders wanted to create.

Would they have approved of government ownership of the means of production, the definition of socialism? Clearly not. The founding documents had protections against seizure of private property. Would they have approved of there being no local power to enforce laws? I am sure they would not. But I also don't think they envisioned giant bloated, uniformed bureaucracies that spy on the people.

The founders were for a free market, property ownership (both of which are NOT socialism), liberty to do what you want as long as it didn't interfere with others, small government, etc. I guess one way to use the founding documents is to ask, WWTFHAD? What Would the Founders Have Done? That's the way I think about it. If you take care of the principles of the founding documents, the details will fall into place.
 

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Consider this, as the "right" keeps waiting on the sidelines for something to happen...
By the time there's an armed conflict with the right, the left will have seized power from all levels of government, police, military, corporations, all institutions, and the minds of your neighbors.
 

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Keep in mind, Trump didn't start his campaign until June of 2015, 16 months before the election. When he started, he had a 4% approval rating and no one took him seriously. So this far out from 2024, nobody could see Trump, or anyone like him, being president.

This far out from the 2008 election, hardly anyone had heard of Barack Obama either.

Our goal now has to be to win the election this November. A lot can happen over the next four years.
Agreed, but the ineptitude, complacency and downright selling out of their constituents led to Trump. All I see behind him are those same fools lining up to feast on us again. I was so disgusted with the Republicans in 2014 that I was on the verge of voting against the GOP candidates, at least then I would know my enemy and fight from there. Then Trump, a non-politician, came along and said the right things. Not being a Professional Politician led me to believe he would at least NOT be beholding to the donor class (which have so corrupted the system as to make it a joke). The only others on the horizon who are rich enough, tough enough and savvy enough seem to be on the left.
 
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