Thursday, September 29, 2016

125 Scholars and Writers for Trump

"Writers and Scholars for Trump Given our choices in the presidential election, we believe that Donald Trump is the candidate most likely to restore the promise of America, and we urge you to support him as we do. Charles Akeman, University of California, Santa Barbara Jeffrey H. Anderson, Ph.D., author of “An Alternative to Obamacare” and “The Main Street Tax Plan” Hadley Arkes, Amherst College emeritus, author of “ Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale College, author of “Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government” Stephen H. Balch, Texas Tech University, National Humanities Medal, co-author of “Western Civilization and the Academy” Mark Bauerlein, Emory University, author of “The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking” Darren Beattie, Duke University Roger Beckett, Ashland University Bill Bennett, former Secretary of Education, author of “America: The Last, Best Hope” Denis Binder, S.J.D., Chapman University, author of “Can We Secure the Hallowed Elms of Academe” Conrad Black, author of “Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom” Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths: The Touchstone of the Natural Law” Jay Bergman, Central CT. State University, author of “Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov” Daniel A. Bonevac, University of Texas, author of “Deduction: Introductory Symbolic Logic” Andrew Bostom, Brown University, author of “Sharia versus Freedom” James Bowman, Ethics and Public Policy Center, author of “Honor: A History” F.H. Buckley, George Mason University, author of “The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America” Thomas E. Brennan, lawyer and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan Chris Buskirk, editor and writer, American Greatness Jim Capua, Ph.D., writer Timothy W. Caspar, Hillsdale College, author of “Recovering the Ancient View of Founding: A Commentary on Cicero's De Legibus” Lionel Chetwynd, Oscar and Emmy nominated producer, director, screenwriter of “Miracle on Ice” and “Hanoi Hilton” Lynn Chu, Writers’ Representatives, LLC Mickey Craig, Hillsdale College Arnold Cusmariu, writer Glynn Custred, CSU-Haywood emeritus, author of “A History of Anthropology as a Holistic Science” Donn Dears, author of “Nothing to Fear” David Deming, University of Oklahoma Marshall DeRosa, Florida Atlantic University Michael Doran, Hudson Institute, former senior director of the National Security Council John C. Eastman, Chapman University Fowler School of Law and the Claremont Institute, author of “Born in the U.S.A? Reassessing Birthright Citizenship in the Wake of 9/11” Nicholas Capaldi, Loyola University New Orleans, co-author of “Liberty and Equality in Political Economy” Edward Erler, CSU San Bernardino, co-author of “The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America” Clarice Feldman, lawyer and writer Peter J. Ferrara, Heartland Institute, author of “Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors and Those Most In Need of the World's Best Health Care” Burton W. Folsom, Jr., Hillsdale College, co-author of “The Myth of the Robber Barons” John Fonte, Ph.D., author of “Sovereignty or Submission” William A. Frank, University of Dallas, author of “Duns Scotus, Metaphysician” Neal B. Freeman, writer, businessman, Peabody Award-winning television producer Bruce Frohnen, Ohio Northern University, author of “Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law” (with George W. Carey) George Gilder, author of “Wealth and Poverty” and “The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers But the Economy Never Does” Callista Gingrich, co-author of “Rediscovering God in America” Newt Gingrich, Ph.D., former Speaker of the House, co-author of “A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters” Tom Giovanetti, writer Esther Goldberg, lawyer and writer for The American Spectator Mary Grabar, co-author of “The Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response” Lino Gragila, University of Texas—Austin, author of “Disaster by Decree” David P. Goldman, author of “How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too)” Susan Hanssen, University of Dallas, author of “Shall We Go to Rome?: The Last Days of Henry Adams” Darren Guerra, Biola University, author of “Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process” Leon Hadar, Ph.D., author of “Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East” Bruce Heiden, Ohio State University, author of “Homer’s Cosmic Fabrication” Anne Hendershott, Franciscan University of Steubenville, co-author of “Renewal: How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church” Phillip Henderson, Catholic University of America, author of “Managing the Presidency: The Eisenhower Legacy” Arthur Herman, Ph.D., author “Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior” David Horowitz, editor and author of “The Left In Power: Clinton to Obama” Deal Hudson, Ph.D., editor and author of “An American Conversion” Carol Iannone, editor and writer Christina Jeffrey, Ph.D., author of “The UN/State Department Refugee Program Comes to Spartanburg” Douglas Jeffrey, Hillsdale College, editor of Imprimis Marjorie Jeffrey, writer Robert C. Jeffrey, Wofford College Charles C. Johnson, author of “Why Coolidge Matters” Brian T. Kennedy, writer, The American Strategy Group Jack Kerwick, Rowan College, author of “Misguided Guardians: The Conservative Case Against Neoconservatism” (forthcoming) Charles Kesler, Claremont McKenna College, editor Claremont Review of Books, author of “I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism” Robert D. King, University of Texas—Austin, author of “Nehru and the Language Politics of India” Michael Kochin, Tel Aviv University Robert C. Koons, University of Texas—Austin, co-author of “Metaphysics: The Fundamentals” Roger Kimball, editor and author of “The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia” E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado Boulder, author of “Virgil and the Cyclic Epics” Michael Ledeen, Ph.D., co-author of NY Times best-seller “Field of Fight” Seth Leibsohn, radio host and co-author of “The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam” Thomas Lifson, Ph.D., editor and writer, American Thinker Margaret Lindsay, Ph.D., writer Thomas Lindsay, Ph.D., co-author of “Investigating American Democracy” Robert Oscar Lopez, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, author of “ Herb London, Ph.D., author of “The Encyclopedia of Militant Islam” John R. Lott, Jr., Ph.D., author of “More Guns, Less Crime” Doug Mainwaring, author of “Marriage Ground Zero” (forthcoming) Ted Roosevelt Malloch, Oxford University, co-author of “America’s Spiritual Capital” Ken Masugi, Johns Hopkins University, co-author of “The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism” Daniel McCarthy, editor and writer, contributor to “Dilemmas of American Conservatism” Roger Meiners, University of Texas—Arlington, author of “Gridlock in Government” Allen Mendenhall, Faulkner University, author of “Literature and Liberty” Tiffany Jones Miller, University of Dallas Brian Patrick Mitchell, Academy of Philosophy and Letters Laurie Morrow, Ph.D., co-author of “Conversations on Philanthropy” Steve Moore, co-author of “Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy” Lawrence Kudlow, Co-author of “JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity” Colorful Conservative: American Conversations with the Ancients from Wheatley to The Whitman” Steve Mosher, Population Research Institute Maureen Mullarkey, writer for The Federalist George Neumayr, co-author of Marita Noon, author of “Energy Freedom” Michael J. O’Shea, writer David Palm, Azusa Pacific University Svetozar Pejovich, Texas A & M emeritus, author of “The Economics of Property Rights” Ronald J. Pestritto, Hillsdale College, author of “Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism” Fran Fawcett Peterson, writer Paul C. Peterson, Coastal Carolina University emeritus James Piereson, Ph.D., author of “ Julie Ponzi, editor and writer, American Greatness Stephen B. Presser, Northwestern University, author of “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law (forthcoming) Frank Price, screenwriter and producer, former CEO Columbia Pictures, former president Universal Pictures Mark Pulliam, lawyer and writer Eric Rasmusen, University of Indiana, co-author of “Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan” Alfred Regnery, lawyer and author of “Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism” R.R. Reno, editor and author of “In the Ruins of the Church” William Murchison, author of “The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson” Deroy Murdock, columnist and writer “No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom” Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order” D.N. Robinson, Oxford University, author of “The American Founding: Its Intellectual and Moral Framework” Erik S. Root, Ph.D., Roger Bacon Academy, author of “All Honor to Jefferson?” Milton Rosenberg, University of Chicago emeritus Constance Rossum, University of La Verne, co-author of “Rehabilitating Rehabilitation” Ralph A. Rossum, Claremont McKenna College, author of “Antonin Scalia’s Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition” Ronald Rotunda, Chapman University, co-author of “Treatise on Constitutional Law” (6 volumes) Paul Rubin, Emory University, author of “Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom” Ronald J. Rychlak, University of Mississippi, author of “Disinformation” D. Brian Scarnecchia, Ave Maria University, author of “Bioethics, Law and Human Life Issues” Lisa Schiffren, writer, former White House speechwriter Harold See, Belmont University Roger L. Simon, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, co-founder PJ Media, author of “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia emeritus, author of “Global Climate Change: Human and Natural Influences” Scott Soames, University of Southern California, author of “The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy” Don Surber, author of “Trump the Press” Larry Schweikart, University of Dayton, retired, co-author of NY Times bestseller “A Patriot's History of the United States” Carol Swain, Vanderbilt University, author of “Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America's Faith and Promise” Dennis Teti, writer Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, author of “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” James Trefil, George Mason University, author of “The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology” Michael P. Tremoglie, writer R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., editor and author of “The Death of Liberalism” Jeffrey Wallin, co-author of “An Uncertain Legacy: Essays on the Pursuit of Liberty” Bradley C.S. Watson, Saint Vincent College, author of “Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence” Robert Weissberg, University of Illinois emeritus, author of “Bad Students, Not Bad Schools” Diana West, author of “The Death of the Grown-up” Thomas G. West, author of “Vindicating the Founders” Victor Williams, Chair, Lawyers and Law Professors for Trump J. Eric Wise, lawyer and writer S. Stanley Young, North Carolina State University Scot J. Zentner, CSU San Bernardino, author of “Liberalism and Executive Power: Woodrow Wilson and the American Founders” John Zmirak, Ph.D., author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism” The views expressed do not represent the opinions of the colleges, universities and institutions of those who have signed this letter. For further information, please contact Frank Buckley at" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Professor Frank Buckley organized on short notice without a public can a list of scholars and writers who support Donald Trump for President. An earlier list is "Economists for Trump." Many others would have signed, but they justly feared for their employment in academia and Hollywood. Thus, their support remains private. Too many conservatives today remain in the "closet" in today's colleges and universities and Hollywood - erstwhile bastions of tolerance. My reason for supporting Donald Trump is easy. Four candidates are still in th race for President. He is the only one of the four who offers a chance to reverse America's accelerating decline. Hillary Clinton is the epitome of the status quo, which means increasing decline.

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