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Tough questions for Donald Trump from America’s families

BY: JOSHUA DENTON

12/18/2016

Conservative organizations representing 25 states recently joined together in an open letter with some tough questions for Donald Trump.

The letter starts off with:

 

We, the undersigned, represent millions of pro-family Americans who are dedicated to a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

 

The letter asks probing questions that conservatives want clear answers on.                                     politifact-photos-Trump_gestures

Abortion

For years Trump considered and described himself as “pro-choice in every respect” and supported partial-birth abortion. Now he claims he is pro-life. The letter details:

 

Your explanation for this change of position – that a baby who was nearly aborted ended up being a “superstar” – is confusing, particularly since you acknowledged that if the child had been “a loser,” your pro-abortion position probably wouldn’t have changed. Please explain this utilitarian view of the sanctity of human life. Do you consider life only worth protecting if it meets certain criteria, and, if so, what are those criteria?

 

This is an important question in light of Trump’s statements in 2015 supporting continued taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion seller.

Judicial Appointments

The next president is expected to nominate two to four U.S. Supreme Court justices, due to the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. The twenty-five state policy organizations ask Trump:

 

How can we trust you to nominate judges who will respect the constitutional limits on judicial power and uphold the sanctity of human life?

 

Religious Freedom

Conservatives across the United States want to know if Trump will protect religious freedom.

 

You claim to support religious freedom, yet a leading gay-activist organization calls you “one of the best, if not the best, pro-gay Republican candidates to ever run for the presidency” – particularly because of your “standout position” when it comes to legislation that forces Christian business owners – and others of faith – to either betray their conscience or lose their business. How do you reconcile these contradictory positions?

 

Objectification of Women

The first casino in the nation to add a strip club was Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, which boasts of “36,000 square feet of adult entertainment.”

 

What would you say to young girls and women who are concerned about a president who is directly connected with the exploitation of women?

 

Limited Government

Trump claims to be a fiscal conservative yet has expressed public admiration for single-payer, government-run healthcare systems. The letter asks Trump to explain his inconsistencies:

 

One of your favorite campaign themes is that you are going to “run America” if elected. Considering our system of checks and balances, and especially in light of the last seven years of government by fiat, how will you demonstrate your respect for the U.S. Constitution and the limited power the Founding Fathers intended for the federal government in general, and the executive branch in particular?

 

The letter represents Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

 

JoshDenton 

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