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The New Puritans vs. Trump's Revolutionary Conservatives

The 2016 presidential election has pitted the Revolutionary Conservatives inspired by Phyllis Schlafly's "A Choice Not An Echo" against individuals inspired by 19th century preacher Charles H. Spurgeon, until the rift is healed conservatism is in danger of becoming politically irrelevant.

Viguerie: Trump Campaign as Exciting Now as Reagan's in 1980

"If you look at Donald Trump's campaign now . . . These are charter members of the conservative movement. It's very exciting. I haven't seen anything like this since the 1980 Reagan campaign against [Jimmy] Carter."

Trump Beginning To Meet Viguerie’s Foolproof Test

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
“Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are” is an aphorism that I have long applied as a foolproof test of whether a candidate or elected official is going to govern as a conservative. This might be seen as a companion or corollary to another one of my favorite rules of politics – personnel is policy.

Trump in Detroit: I want to keep jobs and wealth in America.

Donald Trump’s message is the same kind of reassurance Reagan delivered to entrepreneurs and business builders who look at today’s Clinton-led war on success and job creation and see one of the more depressing chapters of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged playing out in real time.

The Man Who Could Have Changed History, Senator Bill Armstrong, Passes Away

For many movement conservatives the leading conservative candidate for Vice President in 1980 was Senator Bill Armstrong. However, feeling the need to unite the GOP, Ronald Reagan ultimately chose George H.W. Bush as his running mate, and the rest – including the failed presidencies of George H.W Bush and George W. Bush – is history.

A Much Needed History Lesson For Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker

Republican primary voters tend toward primogeniture and they may make a cause out of a closely fought loss, as Nixon’s supporters did over his 1960 loss to John F. Kennedy and Reagan’s conservative supporters did in 1976 after he was denied the Republican nomination, but it appears that general election voters have a higher standard and they will never forgive or look at a sore loser as worthy of the highest office in the land.

Viktor Korchnoi: Chess Grandmaster, Soviet Defector, Pugnacious Competitor

Viktor Korchnoi never was a compliant Soviet citizen. Stubborn, uncompromising, even rude, he was no Communist model. Eventually Moscow denied him permission to travel abroad to play chess and promoted his great rival and former friend, Anatoly Karpov.

Richard A. Viguerie joins the BBC for its Witness history program.

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie joins the BBC for the international network's Witness history program. In this segment Mr. Viguerie charts the rise of the modern American conservative movement and focuses on the organization of the Moral Majority and how it changed the course of American politics.

What The Donald Shares With The Ronald (Reagan)

Frank Rich, New York Magazine

Rich says I am not talking about Reagan the president or about Reagan the man. I am talking about Reagan the candidate, the canny politician who, after a dozen years of failed efforts attended by nonstop ridicule, ended up leading the 1980 GOP ticket at the same age Trump is now (69) and who, like his present-day counterpart, was best known to much of the electorate up until then as a B-list show-business personality.

Start Your Day With Ronald Reagan’s Historic ‘A Time For Choosing’ Speech

David Hookstead, Daily Caller

The legendary speech was a given on October 27, 1964, and the most famous portion of the speech is when Reagan speaks about the need for America to confront its enemies no matter what the cost is to preserve freedom.

Conservatives Should Embrace the Creative Disruption in Today's Politics - Part 2 of 2

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Today’s political and communications environment is a once-in-a-century moment of creative disruption in American politics. Conservative principles—our products, if you will—are timeless, but some of our brands and marketing have gotten stale. Conservatives can look back or we can become more customer-focused, and grow, evolve, and adapt to this new environment of instant communication to lead America out of the smoking ruins of the old political and communications order.

The Disruption of Fortune 500 Companies Has Moved to Politics - Part 1 of 2

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
By using the new and alternative media as a key means of communication with core supporters, neither Trump nor Reagan ceded the ability to set the terms of the campaign to the self-appointed gatekeepers of the establishment media. This was a key element, perhaps the key element, that distinguished their winning campaigns from the also-rans in the primary.

Paul Ryan Gets His Jack Kemp All Wrong

Paul Ryan likes to imagine himself as the inheritor of Jack Kemp’s brand of pro-growth economic conservatism, but he has missed the essential element of Kemp’s appeal – his willingness to fight for conservative principles, even at the cost of his standing with the Republican establishment leadership and Ronald Reagan himself. 

Playing by the Rules or What Cruz Learned from Reagan and Trump Hasn’t

Dan Spencer, RedState

Contrary to the Donald’s bellyaching, Ted Cruz is doing exactly what Ronald Reagan did in 1976, when he mounted an insurgent campaign for the GOP nomination against President Ford. Cruz, like Reagan did, is running a very well-organized ground game to win every available delegate at state and local conventions across the country. Like Trump, the Ford team complained about Reagan’s tactics.

Conclusion: Should Conservatives Support Trump If He Wins The GOP Nomination?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman and George Rasley, Editor, CHQ
The idea that movement conservatives should join forces with the Republican establishment to deny Donald Trump the nomination would be an unforgivable betrayal, perpetuate the near-treasonous sellout of our country, and be a disaster for the conservative movement. We urge Trump and Cruz delegates to form an alliance and to stand together to ensure that the Republican National Convention nominates a conservative – populist ticket.

Part 3: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

The idea that Ted Cruz and his movement conservative supporters should join forces with the establishment Republican perpetrators of what has become a near-treasonous sellout of our country would prove to be a disaster for the conservative movement and provide no guarantee of a conservative victory in November.

Ted Cruz: The Only Conservative for President

The question now before Republican voters is not Trump vs #NeverTrump, it is who can best unite all of the elements of the winning Republican coalition. And as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has pointed out on numerous occasions, that candidate is Ted Cruz.

Conservative Leaders Urge Grassroots to Unite Behind Cruz

Donald Trump’s growing delegate count should focus the mind of every conservative on exactly what a Trump nomination would mean to each of the three legs of Ronald Reagan’s conservative coalition, and to our new 21st Century conservative coalition partners of the Tea Party and liberty movements.   In an "Open Letter to Conservatives and Patriots" a group of longtime conservative activists and leaders, including CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, Dr. James Dobson and author Angelo Codevilla, ask you to join them and vote for Ted Cruz.

Nancy and Ronald Reagan: One of the Great Love Stories in History of White House

Craig Shirley, CNS News

Nancy was there in the beginning, even before the beginning. They both said their lives began when they met each other. No one ever doubted it. No one ever doubted their undying devotion to each other.

Craig Shirley: Nancy Secured Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

Jarrett Stepman, Breitbart

Nancy’s largest role was advancing Ronald Reagan’s legacy as he succumbed to Alzheimer’s in the later stages of his life. She not only took care of him, but secured the building of the Reagan Presidential Library and preserved numerous documents that were attached to his life. Shirley said that all the projects to preserve Reagan’s memory to posterity bear “her fingerprints.”