Yesterday, word spread that Tea Party Patriots endorsed Donald Trump through their PAC. Also some rumors were being spread by Trump supporters that Ted Cruz would soon endorse Donald Trump.
Should either endorsement happen or have happened? There is a surprising truth that everyone is missing.
What is it?
The most fundamental aspect of liberty is the right to make up your own mind. Should Tea Party Patriots have endorsed Donald Trump? They made up their mind to do so and they have the right to do so. There is a difference between debating the wisdom of taking a particular action and the right to do so.
Tea Party Nation is sitting this presidential race out. We will be making no endorsement because none of the candidates have earned our endorsement. None of them have reached out to the Tea Party. They are all anxious to get the supporters of Bolshevik Bernie but neither the Trump campaign nor the Gary Johnson campaign have tried to make any approach to the Tea Party and & Ted Cruz supporters.
Ted Cruz has not said anything about endorsing Donald Trump. Trump did indicate his support for Ted Cruz’s bill to prevent the Obama Regime from turning the Internet over to an International body. Cruz tweeted back his thanks to Trump.
Hopefully Cruz will not endorse Trump. He told Republicans to vote their conscience and that is the best statement he could have made.
But what if Cruz does endorse Trump?
Liberty means he has the right to decide that is the best course of action. He will be judged on that but he very clearly has the right to make the best decision and should.
Will conservatives throw Cruz under the bus if he does?
Among conservatives, there is a disturbing trend of damning someone because they stray from someone’s version of conservative orthodoxy just once. For conservatism, this is a damaging and dangerous trend.
And it flies in the face of the most fundamental aspect of liberty.