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Conservative author Brad Thor uses ‘litmus test of liberty’ on Trump v. Hillary in powerful Facebook post

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Addressing the frustrations many Americans feel over their choices in the 2016 election, outspoken conservative author Brad Thor took to social media to weigh in on Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton.

In a powerful Facebook post, Thor reminded readers that while he doesn’t necessarily believe history repeats itself, he does believe that it “leaves clues; lessons that we can all benefit from” — particularly when it comes to charismatic figures.

“We are stewards of our Republic and as such, our greatest responsibility is not to ourselves, or any political party, but to the next generation of Americans,” he wrote.

Thor explained the “true north of my compass has been, and always will be, liberty,” and that liberty is his litmus test… a test presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump comes up short on.

“When I apply my litmus test of liberty to Donald Trump, he fails – completely,” he wrote, not that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton fares any better.

Here’ a further excerpt:

Our Founders realized that the normal course of history is despotism – the control of the many by the few. That is why the Founding documents sought to constrain government. They also counted on Americans to choose wisely those whom we sought to install in office. Too often we have failed in selecting the best among us.

Donald Trump is not the best among us, neither is Hillary Clinton. They are both incredibly flawed human beings whom we should be equally ashamed of.

Neither would advance the cause of freedom. Both would take us – not to that shining city on a hill of which President Regan spoke – but into the murky valley beneath. Never have I seen America faced with having two such poor choices for president.


While not everyone agreed with Thor’s position, the accolades far out-distanced any criticism, beginning with this: “Brad Thor for President.”

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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Tom Tillison


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