Trump Should Unite the Party by Pledging to Implement the GOP Platform

By Matt Barber Published on July 24, 2016

Even as the GOP establishment drifts leftward, evolving into a “progressive” monstrosity nearly indistinguishable from its DNC Capital Club drinking buddies, a group of conservative delegates has crafted what’s being called “the most conservative Republican Platform in history.”

By the grace of God, this platform was adopted in toto this past week at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Now, to unify the Republican Party and admit into triage an America on the precipice of total collapse (and to put us on the road to recovery), nominee Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress should immediately pledge to implement every plank of the platform over the next four to eight years, reversing that which may already be irreversible — the “fundamental transformation” of America (read: the tragic sabotage of this once great nation) at the hands of Barack Obama.

If Mr. Trump will make a very public guarantee that, if elected, he will work tirelessly to implement the 2016 GOP platform, such a pledge, followed by subsequent overt acts, would go a long way toward winning over his many remaining conservative naysayers. Who knows? Even National Review might hold its nose and hop on the Trump Train.

America can’t afford this platform to be ignored as simply a wish list of soaring platitudes intended to placate the conservative base of the GOP. It must be adopted and implemented as the blueprint for America’s future.

While in no way comprehensive, here are key platform planks. Headings are my own:

San Francisco-Style Social Engineering vs. National Defense

“We believe that our nation is most secure when the president and the administration prioritize readiness, recruitment, and retention, rather than using the military to advance a social or political agenda. Military readiness must not be sacrificed on the altar of politically correct social agendas, which this administration has done.”

Obama’s repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and his housing of men in miniskirts (transgender) in the ladies barracks has done more to destroy troop morale and unit cohesion than any other weakening of our U.S. military. Homosexual rapes are now at an all-time high as a result.

Obama has also launched a wholesale attack on Christianity in the ranks of the armed services. This must be stopped.

Right to Freedom of Health Care Conscience

“We likewise support the right of parents to consent to medical treatment for their children, including mental health treatment, drug treatment, and treatment involving pregnancy, contraceptives and abortion. We urge enactment of pending legislation that would require parental consent to transport girls across state lines for abortions.”

This would also secure the right of children who have been sexually abused to seek necessary therapy from a licensed therapist to address the root cause of unwanted same-sex attractions that often result.

Authentic Marriage

“The American family is the foundation of civil society and the cornerstone is marriage, the union of one man and one woman. … we do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the States.”

Christians are under attack due to this absurd SCOTUS opinion. It has pitted government against the free exercise of religion and will result in millions of motherless and fatherless children. Until this plank is implemented, civil disobedience is the only option.

Socialized Medicine

“Any honest agenda for improving health care must start with repeal of the dishonestly named Affordable Care Act of 2010: Obamacare. It weighs like the dead hand of the past upon American medicine.”

Obamacare was designed to fail and usher in socialized medicine. It’s a disaster and must be repealed and replaced posthaste.

Right to Not Be Murdered

“The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can ‘be deprived of life, liberty or property’ deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that ‘all’ are ‘endowed by their Creator’ with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth. We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood.”

Gender Pretenders and Title IX

“We emphatically support the original, authentic meaning of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. It affirmed that ‘no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.’ That language opened up for girls and women a world of opportunities that had too often been denied to them. That same provision of law is now being used by bureaucrats — and by the current president of the United States – to impose a social and cultural revolution upon the American people by wrongly redefining sex discrimination to include sexual orientation, or other categories. The agenda has nothing to do with individual rights; it has everything to do with power. They are determined to reshape our schools – or entire society – to fit the mold of an ideology alien to America’s history and traditions. Their edict to the States concerning restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities is at once illegal, dangerous, and ignores privacy issues. We salute the several States which have filed suit against it.”

Judicial Tyranny

“The rule of law is the foundation of our Republic. A critical threat to our country’s constitutional order is an activist judiciary that usurps powers properly reserved to the people through other branches of government. … We believe in the constitutional checks and balances and that the Founders intended the judiciary to be the weakest branch. We encourage Congress to use the check of impeachment (emphasis mine) for judges who unconstitutionally usurp Article I powers. In tandem with a Republican Senate, a new Republican president will restore to the Court a strong conservative majority that will follow the text and original meaning of the Constitution and our laws. … Judicial activism that includes reliance on foreign law or unratified treaties undermines American sovereignty. …”

I’m proud to say that this plank was drafted by my sister-in-law, RNC committeewoman and delegate Cynthia Dunbar. Judicial activism has led to judicial tyranny. A “living, breathing” constitution is no constitution at all. It’s time to impeach all “progressive” judges and justices who abuse the sacred authority given them to legislate from the bench and impose a radical ideology on the American people that resembles nothing our Founding Fathers could have imagined.

As someone who remains a vocal critic of Donald Trump, yet recently moved from “Never Trump” to “Maybe Trump,” I can say with certainty that a promise to implement the 2016 Republican Party platform in its entirety will win over many conservatives. Hillary Clinton simply must not take the Oval Office.

God willing, and with a GOP Congress in tow, Mr. Trump might then become the leader many hope he will by governing with the GOP platform as his executive guidepost.


Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of, the author of Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity, a cultural analyst, an attorney and a retired (and undefeated) heavyweight professional boxerFollow Matt on Twitter.

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  • Really

    I appreciate the author pointing this out, that the nominee has not adopted the platform. Everyone else wants us to vote for him because he is not Hillary, and the Supreme Court.

    Very few leaders that support this righteous platform are speaking out, while the nominee and and the GOP political elite are working against it to stomp out the conservative cause, including the face of the conservative movement.

  • zlittle

    It was never a requirement for delegates or voters to blindly follow the GOP nominee; that’s a job that democrats do. It was and still is Trump’s job to win over those who still have questions about his stance. Since that’s most of the thinking republicans, he better get started soon. If the term ‘Madam President’ is uttered in Jan. it won’t be the fault of anyone but him and the trumptarts better remind him of it. He wanted this and he’s got it so get to it.

    • Really

      Better get started soon? We vote in three and a half months, and he is wasting his time still envying Cruz and attacking him, instead of attacking his friend Hillary. I suspect he is either helping her, or is afraid of her.

      I think a psych eval should be a prerequisite for running for any office now. And I’d love to see if there is any bribery hiding in those taxes…

    • tennis.anyone44

      It may be his fault, but the American people may pay a big price.

      • zlittle

        Agreed. It’s beyond infuriating to constantly hear a vote against him is a vote for her. I know that but to demand I support a man so disgusting to defeat a woman equally as disgusting…… Jesus wept. At this point I don’t see her winning so I hope Pence is up to the challenge when Trump gets bored or indited or both.

        • tennis.anyone44

          And you are right…the Dems are very good little soldiers. Hillary is so power hungry and envies Trump’s wealth. They are so good at lying and denying and claim to help the minorities (of which I am one) and then helping themselves…research what they did in Haiti…I can never vote for her.

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