Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.
-- John Stuart Mills, 1867
Usually the quote is attributed to Edmund Burke, 1729-1797, as "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Either way, this sentiment is a reminder to conservatives that they have a responsibility to stop the devil in whatever form Satan may take.
The National Review with its boorish and childish Never Trump pledge does nothing. These former conservatives will standing idly by as evil in the form of Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares to become the most incompetent president not named Johnson, and certainly the most corrupt.
I use as an example C. W. Cooke's five-paragraph blast, "Of Course Hillary Wants to ‘Abolish’ the Second Amendment."
Well, let's stop her then.
Oh wait, Cooke is a Never Trumper.
In other words, Cooke refuses to lift a finger to stop Hillary.
What does that mean?
Cooke is willing to sacrifice the Second Amendment just to spite Trump.
I sure as hell hope they pay Cooke a hefty amount of money because I would hate to see a man sell out the Constitution and the nation's liberty for anything less than a million dollars.
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