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Submitted by George O'Har (United States), Jul 21, 2016 at 15:46

Dr. Pipes,

I've been an admirer of yours for many years. So, please, keep up the good work. That said, while I understand your reasons for quitting the Republican Party, and agree with every negative word you say about Donald Trump--it is truly appalling that he has received the nomination--what you and the many who take your position are helping to make possible is the election of Hillary Clinton. As bad as Trump is, he isn't a criminal, or a member of a criminal conspiracy (the Clinton Foundation). He doesn't plan to pad the Supreme Court, delete the Second Amendment, open the borders, and prosecute anyone who disagrees with the idiotic climate change crowd.

The Reagan-Bill Buckley kind of conservatives you champion are dead. They got murdered by the left wing express that has completely taken over every school in America, every government agency, even the military. Said conservatives have done utterly nothing to slow down the growth of government. Is Ted Cruz the kind of conservative you seek?

Stepping out of the fray so Hillary can win. I don't see the logic. Also: just about everything you castigate Trump for can be said of Obama. Why did Trump succeed? Precisely because that Republican Party, and that conservative movement you remember (and it is a memory) failed. They have been rolled over for eight years by Obama.

Another four or eight years of this and the fat lady gets to sing.

Sincerely,

George O'Har

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