Many have written why there are opposed to Donald Trump as President, some very persuasively
. Andrew Sullivan is not one of them. His arguments on democracy and tyranny, which are a mulligan’s stew of regurgitated Plato
and de Tocqueville
, apply stronger to Barack Obama (and Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton) than they do to Trump. Sullivan is hysterical over Trump, while ignoring we have had a philosopher king for the last seven years telling us all and issuing executive orders on what is the “good
” for the country. This is what Jimmy Carter said about Barack Obama
“But on the world stage, just to be objective about it, I can’t think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than when he took over.”
I can totally understand if you opt out or can’t get over the hurdle of Trump
. Everyone has to make their vote (or not vote) on their own. If you want to point out the problems with Trump that is fine, (and appropriate), but unless you are good with a leftist inspired tyranny, point out the problems with the alternative candidates too. If you find yourself agreeing with Andrew Sullivan, at a minimum it is prudent to at least reconsider your position. While we want to consider what is coming if Trump wins, it is equally important to recognize what we will get if Trump loses.