The Trouble with Tomi

Tomi Lahren doesn’t get conservativism. Oh, she may think she does but the longer she’s in the spotlight, the more apparent it is that she doesn’t understand the very principles our country was founded upon.

In a recent “Final Thoughts” segment which Lahren now hosts through Fox News, she encourages the Republican party to drop a repeal of Roe v. Wade.

 

Yes, the new high court vacancy is a huge opportunity for conservative values and principles, I get it. And I understand the passion behind the pro-life movement.

This president is winning for the American people on the economy, foreign policy, and tax reform. These are areas that benefit ALL Americans, regardless of religion or social beliefs.

If we continue to focus on those things – and immigration – we’ll sail into 2020 with all three government branches in our control. That’s how we get things done for the American people. That’s how we win.

Let’s go after sanctuary cities, and push for voter ID laws. We lose when we start messing with social issues.

Do we really want to fight for this, alienate Democrats, moderates, and libertarians, all to lose in the end anyway? That’s a risk I don’t think is worth taking.

I’m saying this as someone who would personally choose life, but also feels it’s not the government’s place to dictate. This isn’t a black and white issue and I would never judge anyone in that position.

Forgive me Tomi, but I don’t call it much of a win if we can’t protect the right to life because without life, there is no point to protect any of our other rights. It’s at the very core of the conservative movement and all other rights that follow – our Second Amendment rights, free speech, freedom of religion – hinge on the principle of the right to life.

Abortion isn’t so much a social issue as it is a moral one. We as a people have a moral obligation to protect innocent life, no matter the stage of development. And to be honest, it’s a bit hypocritical of someone who was so focused on kneeling during the National Anthem to make this kind of statement. Social justice issues were at the very root of the kneeling incidents and Lahren went on countless rants against the NFL for allowing the protests to take place.

However, this is not the first time Lahren has expressed these kinds of sentiments. Last year on The View, she came out as pro-choice, which may or may not have led to her demise at The Blaze.

“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” Lahren said.

She calls herself a constitutional conservative but seems to be missing some key points the Founding Fathers made in the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Lahren has said she doesn’t read much but if she’s going to be a prominent representative of the right, just maybe it wouldn’t hurt to actually be well informed on the issues you’re speaking about on a national platform.

Otherwise, it’s all fluff and no substance.

To quote John Adams, “let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”

Not all conservatives are going to agree 100% on everything but our core values should be the same. Lahren is free to speak her mind and share what she views as “conservatism” but if it goes against the very values that make up the movement, then we shouldn’t be giving her a platform to speak for us, especially when she says things like this.

Do we really want to fight for this, alienate Democrats, moderates, and libertarians, all to lose in the end anyway? That’s a risk I don’t think is worth taking.

Protecting life isn’t a risk we should take? It’s not worth fighting for?

With this kind of thinking, Lahren is lacking a basic comprehension of the very movement she claims to be a part of. The younger generation is watching, listening and looking up to her as a role model.

Which is why SHE’S the real risk to conservatism.

 

 

 

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