Dear GOP Leaders, You Cannot Maintain That Trump’s Comments Are Racist and Continue to Support Him

“Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good. We are seeing that with Trump and his supporters who demand tolerance of Trump’s views”

The Republican Party is the Party of Lincoln. The party came together in the 1850’s when the Whigs refused to take a clear moral stand on slavery. Slavery was the galvanizing issue for the GOP and Abraham Lincoln liberated slaves in America before being assassinated.

The Party of Lincoln cannot have a racist as its leader. The Party of Lincoln cannot have a man in charge who believes a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, or family heritage automatically qualifies a man from being able to do his job. But that is the position Donald Trump has taken.

This is unacceptable for the Party of Abraham Lincoln. This is unacceptable for the Party of Ronald Reagan. This is unacceptable.

More Republican leaders are calling Trump’s remarks racist, but then they say they will support the nominee.

That is an abomination. There is no shame so great as recognizing an evil and choosing to compromise with it. Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good. We are seeing that with Trump and his supporters who demand tolerance of Trump’s views, mitigation of views, revision of his views, and will consume and silence you once their position in the Party of Lincoln is secure.

To have a Presidential candidate order his surrogates to attack a federal judge’s family heritage to benefit the personal business of the candidate is corrupt and vile.

If you believe Trump’s comments are racist, you have an obligation to publicly reject him, not just say you disagree. Shame on you if you do not.

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Erick Erickson

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