The Weekly Standard Won't Be Missed

Sunday, December 16, 2018
The once honored Right Leaning "Weekly Standard" is folding its tent for good this month after decades of publishing.  It is a magazine that had been the cornerstone of conservative thought for so long, yet has recently become Washington's outpost for snobbery and arrogance. It was written by those like Bill Kristol that feel he and his 'Never Trumper" friends and colleagues know what the "great unwashed" in "flyover country" should think and how we should vote. 
 
It sure wasn't to support this outsider Donald Trump, the man that single-handidly steam rolled them out of power.
Kristol, like so many of those that we now mock with the title of "Swampers," do not believe in our traditional Republican spiritual and moral values like the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, prayer in public school, or any other of the values laid down in our party platform.  To describe themselves as "economic conservatives" and "social moderates" are just weasel words for what the average American on The Right would say really describes them as fence straddling hypocrites, willing to say and do anything and stand for nothing.  Nothing that is unless it allows them to appear as Republicans (in name only), yet trying to be everything to everyone. 
 
We have always been the party of Judeo-Christian values that believe in our Constitution as one upholding the traditions and beliefs of our Founding Fathers. Fifty of the 55 signers of that sacred document were professing Christians, and meant for it to stand fast over time, to be followed by originalist, textualist, conservative judges and legislators. 
 
Mr. Kristol and even most of his friends on The Left believe that our Constitution should be seen as a "Living Breathing Document" Translation: No set values or standards. "Out with the old, and in with the new" philosophy. That is if it will help get one elected and holding onto power.
 
That alone is why "The Weekly Standard", far from being "standard" for years now, will soon disappear. I personally say to Mr. Kristol, you brought it on yourselves.

Bill Reesor
Republican Party Delegate
Hamilton County
Ooltewah

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