[ASI] The Road to Serfdom in America

May 16th, 2016 at 1:55 pm EDT
Cliff Kincaid
America's Survival, Inc.

Dear Friend of America’s Survival:

Happy Birthday to me. I’m 62 years old today. Thanks Mom. I was born before Roe v. Wade began the holocaust of the unborn.

As many of you may know, I’ve been in Washington, D.C. for almost 40 years. I covered the Reagan presidency. I’ve been involved in the conservative movement since my high school days. Today, the conservative movement is fighting for survival. House Speaker Paul Ryan is a conservative and has been a member of the conservative movement for decades. But he is being pressured to sell out and endorse Trump for president.

Congressman Paul Ryan handed a copy of Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom to every new staffer so they could understand Ryan's thinking. President Reagan met Friedrich Hayek at the White House in late 1981. Hayek was one of Ronald Reagan's favorite thinkers.

Ryan should withhold his endorsement of Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. As I say in my new column, Can Conservative Ryan Accept Liberal Trump?, “Trump’s involvement with the conservative movement mostly consists of financial contributions to the American Conservative Union in recent years, at a time when he was considering running for president as a Republican.”

I am hearing from some who call Trump another Reagan.

Professor Paul Kengor points out:

“Generally, in terms of policy/ideological preferences, there is not much that Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan have in common…Donald Trump has spent the last six months torching the best and brightest of the future of the conservative movement and Republican Party that dared to stand in his way… when Ronald Reagan spoke of being a conservative, and anchored his policy preferences in conservative roots, it stemmed from years of devouring conservative books and publications and attending and speaking at conservative conferences. Trump has done none of that intellectual heavy-lifting, nor does it seem to interest him.”

It appears that Trump’s favorite intellectual publications are Playboy and the National Enquirer.

A headline from the Washington Post.

I will say it again and again: Trump is a liberal Democrat staging a hostile takeover of the GOP. He was probably put up to this by Bll Clinton, now playing the role of Trump’s nemesis. Even if Trump wins in November, the left wins.

Did you notice that his ban on Muslim immigration is now just a “suggestion?”

Most of what we are watching is a show. It’s not a debate over issues. Barack Obama is using Trump for his own purposes, because Trump is a great villain. Trump is a great organizing tool for the left. 

It looks like the presidential campaign will be an exchange of insults back and forth, between Hillary and The Donald. What a tragedy. It will be entertaining but not enlightening. We will lose a historic opportunity to educate the American people about the Marxist onslaught against our nation. 

If the Republicans had nominated a real conservative, he (or she) could have used the campaign, as Ronald Reagan did, to educate the American people about conservative principles and conservative solutions.

I’m starting a book club. My recommendations start with Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom.

For America's Survival,

Cliff Kincaid, President


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