Dissent is not betrayal

This kind of attitude is exactly what I predicted in 2015 and 2016, and I have been proven right once again. If Donald Trump was elected, there would not be any dissent allowed within the Republican Party, which is dangerous.

Now look – if you want to argue refugee resettlement is a bad idea, fine. There is certainly a policy case to be made for that position. But when a large portion of your argument is that disagreement with Trump on policy is a personal betrayal of him, that feeds into the cult mentality surrounding Trump. That is not healthy for the conservative movement. Trump is not the whole of the conservative movement, and disagreement with Trump on policy should not be seen as betrayal.

That is not principled conservatism. That is idolatry. Stop it.

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