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I haven’t blogged for a while, but I wanted to take this opportunity, with the Republican Party establishment increasingly slinking toward Trump, to express my solidarity with the NeverTrump movement.

The man is a crude charlatan, an ignoramus, a fraud, conducting a modern medicine show that combines the worst of politics with the worst of professional wrestling. He is a disaster for the Republican Party, limited government, (what remains of) decency in politics, the Constitution, and the country.

I’d rather Hillary Clinton win. I’d rather (and I never thought I’d say this) Barack Obama serve a third term. I’d even rather Bernie Sanders win, though if it came down to Sanders vs. Trump it might be time to form a breakaway republic. If Trump wins the nomination, I will actively seek to prevent him from becoming president.

I would support any of the Republican presidential candidates who ran in this election over Trump. If Trump wins a majority of the delegates, I will implore any delegates pledged to Trump to stay in their hotel rooms for the first ballot to deny him the nomination. Is that stealing the nomination from the voters? If it is, I don’t care. Anything that’s legal can and should be done to stop the disastrous Donald Trump.

I’m still hoping that Ted Cruz, or anyone other than Trump if Cruz falters, gets the nomination. Regardless, I and many others will not be sweet-talked, bribed, threatened, or scaremongered into supporting Donald Trump for president. Never, ever, Trump.