To My Fellow Trump Critics
You speak out against the lying. Good. I do too. I’m with you. But I’ve been speaking out against the lying for more than eight years. You remember the murder of our ambassador and others by what we were falsely told was a spontaneously formed mob enflamed by a movie trailer, don’t you? All to win an election. Why were you silent?
You speak out against the duplicity and deception. Good. Me too. And I’ll continue to do so. But again, we’ve had eight years of duplicity and deception. (“If you like your doctor . . .”) I’ve been speaking out. Why didn’t I hear your voice?
You speak out against the abuse or threatened abuse of executive power. Great! I’m with you 100%. But where have you been for eight years of phones and pens?
Robert George is Chairman at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, McCormick Professor of Juriprudence at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and author of Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.