I do not think the Republican leaders are framing the election properly.
Nor are they doing a good job describing what’s at stake in this election.
This election is a contest between a man, Donald Trump, who believes America is good, and a man, Joe Biden, who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad. Or to put this another way, between a man who wants to preserve the American way of life and a man who will end up destroying it.
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And then there was another piece from chairman of the board of directors of the Claremont Institute that came out in July by Thomas Klingenstein, and he has now a companion piece that was released this week. The piece in July — and I’m sure you’ll remember this. It was a piece in which he advanced the theme that what this election is about — and, in fact, the way to define the future of America going forward is that it is about — preserving the American way of life.
“Preserving the American Way of Life.”
So he’s expanded on that theme, and I want to share it, as I did back in July. I want to share with you some pull quotes, some experts from his piece that was published this week. He says, “Trump versus Biden…” What he’s done here is just try to reduce this to the simplest explanation of what’s at stake as he can in order to reach vast numbers of people.
“Trump versus Biden,” according to Tom Klingenstein, “is the choice between a man who believes America is good and a man who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad.” I don’t think you can make it any more simple — and I don’t mean simplistic. I mean simple. That is squarely what this is about. Trump “believes America is good.” You believe America’s good. I believe America’s good.
We all believe America is good, and I don’t mean good “great.” I mean good in the sense that America is a decent place. America is a great place for decent people. It is the home for decent, hardworking, self-reliant people who love family, who love God, who love their country, who revere the Constitution — and, above all, who revere the importance of freedom and liberty. And Biden?
Well, his campaign “is controlled by people and a movement that believes America is bad.” Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar. That whole cabal believe that America is deeply flawed, deeply imperfect and irredeemably unjust — and that’s a keyword: Irredeemably. America cannot be fixed, in their perverted view.
America is beyond all ho