Let me therefore tell you what a conservative is: someone who wishes to preserve the best things from our past even while accepting the necessity of change. Going further, it is to learn from our own past about how to negotiate the future.
The question for the day is whether the following is or is not a “conservative” policy: ‘They’re destroying Europe – I’m not going to let that happen to the United States’ Trump doubles down on non-citizen Muslim ban.
On the Muslim ban, which is likely Trump’s most controversial position, he’s not budging.
‘I don’t care if it hurts me,’ he told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. ‘I’m doing the right thing.’
‘I’ve been guided by common sense, by what’s right,’ he continued.
‘We have to be careful. We’re allowing thousands of people to come into our country,’ he said. ‘Thousands and thousands of people being placed all over the country that, frankly, nobody knows who they are.’
‘We don’t know what we’re doing,’ he added.
He may be wrong about what he’s doing, but the policy is the very essence of conservative.