Republicans are the guardians of progressive advances

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at

Donald Trump raised a firestorm when he questioned federal judge Gonzalo Curiel’s ability to be fair in his decisions about the Trump University’s civil fraud case. The leftist media held onto the story for months before releasing it and attacking Trump unmercifully. Most surprisingly was the vicious manner the establishment republicans solidly lined up to crucify him as a bigot who had to repent to regain any of their support. Somehow his comment that Judge Curiel could be biased against him because of his tough anti illegal immigrant stance certifies Trump as a racist. Curiel’s past actions, statements, and affiliations were not to be questioned.

The founder of the San Diego Lawyers Association, Marco Obledo, noted that Hispanics would take over California and send whites back to Europe, a tenet of the National Council of La Raza. Judge Curiel belongs to the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association that has historical ties to the National Council of La Raza. This organization (The Race) has a radical agenda to unite the southwest USA with the mother country of Mexico. It should be noted that Hispanics are people of differing racial backgrounds and ethnic groups whose sole connection is they are all Spanish-speaking people not a race.

Many judges might be pompous but they are still human. Judge Curiel admitted that he assisted an illegal alien to obtain a US university scholarship. This act of abetting a law breaking individual was improper or even an illegal one. This judge in the Trump University case appointed the Robbin Geller, Rudman and Dowd law firm to represent the plaintiffs and the firm is paying the bills to continue the case against Trump University. This firm has had a continual close relationship with Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, and paid $675,000 for Hillary’s speaking engagements. The appointment of the Geller firm raises concern about the judge’s impartiality in the case.

Trump’s concerns might not be sufficient for Judge Curiel to recuse himself but they are not in any way racist. Every citizen has a right to an unbiased trial. Judges are required to step down from a case if their background or previously stated beliefs are in conflict with being an impartial representative of the court or even the appearance of it. Former Attorney General of the USA, Alberto Gonzales, wrote that a private citizen has a constitutional right to question the fairness of any judge who presides over his case.

The reaction of Trump’s statement concerning the judge was most revealing about the Republican elites rather than the Democrats or Trump. Their allegiance is to the Republican Party not to the people and the Constitution. Almost every major Republican from Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John Kasich, Lindsay Graham and a host of others expressed their strong feelings that he acted as a bigoted racist. They say that Trump should apologize for his apprehension that Judge Curiel could be prejudiced against him even though he has a constitutional right to do so.

The question to ask is, why did Republican elites fall in line against their own presidential candidate rather than protect his right to be skeptical about the legal process? This judge is a highly politicized one appointed by a highly political president in a crucial election year. Instead, the instinctual reaction of the Republican elites was to protect their party and their own politically correct reputation.

The Republican Party is part of the ruling class. They did not resist the PC censorship of political questioning and speech for the past 7.5 years of the Obama administration. These representatives of the people did not follow through on their expressed intentions to fight nationalizing healthcare, public school take over, weakening of our military and a halt to out-of-control spending using bureaucratic regulations to limit free economic competition. The Republicans backed off their responsibility of being an oppositional party and went against the people’s wishes to preserve, not risk, their power positions. RINOS, Republicans in Name Only, are solidly lined up against Trump since they are politically progressive hacks and apologists.

Donald Trump is dangerous to both the Republican and Democrat ruling class. He says many things that would change the direction of our country. He certainly alienates many special interest groups that are the backbone of the progressive movement. He is a non-politician who attacks the necessary issues in a non- politically correct manner that could place us back on track again to be the leader of the free world.

His direct talk to the American people has already upset the applecart, which has frightened many establishment politicians. It appears too many Republicans are more concerned about ensuring their special perks and privileges than stopping the progressive socialist takeover of America.

Instead of joining the Democrat assault on Trump to solidify the advances of the progressive movement, patriots of all political persuasions should join together to restore citizens’ rights to speak their minds. Only though open debate of ideas can we regain our correct bearings. All American citizens, politicians, military and community leaders should stand up to freely express their minds to defeat a socialistic progressive takeover. They can rationally show the negative outcomes of the utopian promises of hope and change. Remaining in the vise of political correctness will result in the loss of our Constitutional protections.

Trump’s courage to speak his mind frightens the entire establishment. Shaking it up is a legal, safe and effective way of producing change. Let us all think before we shut down the one person who can shatter the chains of groupthink that is smothering the rights and freedoms of all Americans.


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