From Wisconsin Family Action (and multiple other organizations) a challenge to Donald Trump on his socially liberal record
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. As a national
alliance with nearly 40 state-based organizations, we have invited you to participate in our Presidential
Teleconference Series to share your views on the issues important to values voters. We have
interviewed most of the leading candidates, but after several attempts, we have not yet been able to
schedule such a call with you. Therefore, we direct the following questions to you on policy issues
important to our constituents:
Mr. Trump, we look forward to your response to these, and many other questions, affecting the
lives of American families nationwide.
After years of describing yourself as “pro-choice in every respect”—even supporting partial-birth
abortion—you now say that you are pro-life. 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’thave 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?
- How do you square your new position on life with your statements in 2015 supporting continued
taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion seller?
- The next president is expected to nominate two to four U.S. Supreme Court justices, beginning
immediately with the vacancy caused by the passing of Justice Scalia. These nominations will likely
decide critical issues such as abortion. You’ve recommended your sister, Maryanne Trump Barry,
for the High Court. Yet, as a federal judge, she overturned the New Jersey Partial-Birth Abortion
Ban, writing that it “burdened a woman's constitutional right to obtain an abortion.” How can we
trust you to nominate judges who will respect the constitutional limits on judicial power and uphold
the sanctity of human life?
- 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?
- You have built your campaign on lifting the economic outlook of lower-income Americans, yet you
built your fortune in part on gambling, which preys on those very people. How will you make
America great when you’ve run businesses associated with increased crime, bankruptcies, brokenmarriages and suicides?
- 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
- As someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative, how do you justify your statements in support of
a huge tax increase and government bailouts. Regarding the bank bailouts, you even stated: “I do
agree with what they're doing with the banks. Whether they fund them or nationalize them, it
doesn't matter, but you have to keep the banks going.” Perhaps most concerning of all is your
continued admiration for single-payer, government-run healthcare systems. Please explain how this
is consistent with the party of limited government?
- 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
Liberals may look at this list and say “good for Trump.” But, of course, his record does not suggest that he is so much a liberal as an opportunist with no abiding convictions — except for the promotion of Donald Trump.
Labels: Abortion, Casinos, Donald Trump, Gay Rights, Social Conservatives, Socialized Medicine, Strip Clubs, Wisconsin Family Action