50 Senior GOP Officials Warn Trump Would Be “Most Reckless” President In History

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50   senior Republican national security officials have signed an open letter saying they will not support Donald Trump. These include many prominent republicans who served under President George W. Bush, including:

The former director of the CIA and NSA Michael Hayden; Deputy secretary of state and the first director of national intelligence John D. Negroponte; Robert B. Zoellick, another former deputy secretary of state, United States trade representative, and president of the World Bank; Michael Chertoff, a former U.S. attorney for New Jersey and former homeland security secretary; and Eric S. Edelman, the national security adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney; among many other prominent national security staffers.

In the letter these men state that: “Donald Trump is not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief…”and that “…he would be a dangerous President and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”

The letter goes on to question Trump’s knowledge of, and commitment to, the U.S. constitution. It also says the GOP nominee has little understanding of the importance of strategic alliances, or of the democratic values that should undergird foreign policy.

“This is not about NATOSaid John Bellinger, Former Legal advisor to Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and signatory of the letter;  “..It’s not about trade, it’s not about Russia, it’s not about cyber. We really wanted to focus on the character, temperament and judgment that we have seen are required of good presidents.”

He went on to say “What we really wanted to do was to raise the alarm and awareness among voters who may find Mr. Trump attractive in a lot of ways, but do not understand what is required to be president of the United States,” he said.We are trying to say to them, we have served inside the White House, we have worked with presidents for decades, we know what’s required to be president, and we are deeply concerned Donald Trump does not have these qualifications, the judgment or the temperament.”

Donald Trump responded by saying “The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess…”

He continued on to say “… We thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place.”

The Letter concludes by stating what many voters feel:

“We understand that many Americans are profoundly frustrated with the federal government and its inability to solve pressing domestic and international problems. We also know that many have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as do many of us. But Donald Trump is not the answer to America’s daunting challenges and to this crucial election. We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history

This article was edited for grammar, style, and spelling, but not for content. The views expressed are that of the author, Arthur Cleroux, exclusively, and do not reflect that of BeingLibertarian.com or Being Libertarian LLC

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Arthur Cleroux

Arthur Cleroux is an individualist who balances his idealism with a desire for an honest, logical and objective approach to politics and political issues. Originally Arthur found that his values aligned well with the political right; however as time went on his desire for transparency and honest discourse of ideas in the political realm led him closer and closer to the center of the political spectrum! He found that on either wing there was a strong and dangerous type of “groupthink”, where people supported unnecessary and even bad policies because of a need to conform to the party line. As an individualist with a strong understanding of the importance of what Ayn Rand called “the smallest minority on earth”, the individual; he finds himself falling very closely in line with the ideals of liberty. Arthur is a lot of things but more important than anything he is a father to two amazing children! Caring for them, making sure they know that they are now and always will be loved is his primary goal, and along with that, comes a desire is to raise them to be free thinkers, to question and study the world and why it is the way it is, and to have character and grit to do what is necessary to succeed!

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