Deep thinkers do back Trump. His Americanism is the intellectual alternative to cronyism and Pollyanna liberalism.
The Scholars and Writers for America's statement of support is
Given our choices in the presidential election, we believe that Donald J. Trump is the candidate most likely to restore the promise of America, and we urge you to support him as we do.The group was organized by F.H. Buckley, a law professor at George Mason University and author of "The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America."
The group wrote:
When 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence they declared their “reliance upon divine Providence” and pledged to each their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Today, 125 scholars and writers have pledged to support Donald Trump for president. While we too rely upon divine Providence today, it is because of those risks taken by those men that we live in a republic where declaring support for a candidate does not imperil life or limb. But fortunes and sacred honor are always at stake, rarely more so than in a contentious election that will decide the future of this republic. We believe the stakes are high and that all Americans must stand up and be counted.
When scholars and academics offer public support to Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton they risk nothing. It is expected and applauded. Not so, for supporters of Donald Trump. Today we host a symposium of leading conservative writers and scholars who have declared their support for Donald J. Trump for president. All of them are part of Scholars and Writers for Trump. Here, they explain why. These men and women are known for their intellectual and political achievements, but we selected them for their experience and, most of all, for their wisdom.The pieces are brief and well worth reading.
Some of these men and women are putting themselves on the line. I admire the courage of people such as Hadley Arkes, Amherst College emeritus, author of “Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law,” and Ken Masugi of Johns Hopkins University, co-author of “The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism.”
Likewise, D.N. Robinson of Oxford University, author of “The American Founding: Its Intellectual and Moral Framework,” and Andrew Bostom of Brown University, author of “Sharia versus Freedom.”
Also on the list is Lionel Chetwynd, Oscar and Emmy nominated producer, director, screenwriter of “Miracle on Ice” and “Hanoi Hilton.” Good luck landing another film.
Hollywood also is represented by Roger L. Simon, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJ Media, author of “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already.”
Billionaires Conrad Black (author of “Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom”) and Peter Thiel (author of the lawsuit that killed Gawker) signed on.
New Gingrich signed on, as did his wife, Callista.
Thomas Lifson, Ph.D.
John R. Lott, Jr., Ph.D.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
The whole list in alphabetical order is here.
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