Thoughts from Fragile Freedom: Principle over Party

 

“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm”
James Madison
Federalist No. 10

Speaking to Conservative Commentator Bill O’Reilly, Presumptive Republican Nominee and Reality Star Donald Trump stated that former Jeb Bush cannot be trusted when he says that Trump will not uphold or defend the Constitution because Bush himself would not uphold and defend a pledge made to support whomever the GOP nominated for President. Putting aside Trumps own statements that he would not back the same pledge he signed, rescinded his vow to support the Party’s nominee, Fragile Freedom co-host Wyatt McIntyre explores the question of whether or not a pledge such as this holds any merit or weight. Does such a pledge bind someone to a candidate regardless of any question of conscience or principle? Does it remain in place regardless of what a candidate might say or do? Is this pledge bind one forever to a candidate they believe will betray the Constitution? It’s a question of principle or party in these thoughts from Fragile Freedom.

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