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Yes, This! Young Conservative Ben Sasse Gives an Amazing Definition of Conservatism!

Ben Sasse
Written by Onan Coca

 

“I ran because the country is in constitutional crisis. America already has a president who has run roughshod over the Constitution; we don’t need another. I’m pro-Constitution, and if that makes me anti-Trump, that’s Mr. Trump’s problem.” –  Senator Benn Sasse (R-NE) 

I was already a big fan of Nebraska Senator Benjamin Sasse (R-NE), but I am now a HUGE fan of the young conservative firebrand. Sasse has just begun his second year in Washington, D.C. and his 2016 has started with a jolt. Just a few days ago he took to Twitter to ask a handful of questions to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and when Trump ignored his questions, Sasse fired off a couple more. Finally, Trump noticed the young Senator, but instead of responding to his questions (which were all good and important concerns), Trump chose to attack and belittle Sasse.

But conservatives aren’t buying into Trump’s vitriolic assault on Sasse because we know who Sasse is and we’ve seen what he’s about. Sasse has supported the constitutional principles espoused by Ted Cruz , Rand Paul and Marco Rubio and he’s held the line against tax and spend liberalism in Washington, D.C. In fact, he’s already begun lecturing his colleagues in the Senate about how a Constitutional Republic is supposed to work, and he recently explained this same thing to NBC’s Chuck Todd. Watch how Sasse responds after Todd asks him to “define conservatism.”

If you’d like to see the questions that Senator Sasse asked Mr. Trump and how “outrageous” the really were, read on.

Sadly, to these very serious, thought provoking questions, Mr. Trump had no answer. Instead, he simply mocked and ridiculed Senator Sasse. In fact, the only thing that Mr. Trump has said about any conservatives that have spoken up are mean and spiteful things. Yet, when he speaks of Nancy Pelosi , Charles Schumer and Harry Reid … Trump has nothing but nice things to say. Why is that?

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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