Principled News

As part of the refocus on Conservative Principles while also staying abreast of the news and current events this article will attempt posit news AND Conservative Principles in conjunction with each other.  FIRST UP IS…NEWS…

THU FEB 11, 2021 / 10:37 AM EST

Exclusive: Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party

Tim Reid. SOURCE .

(Reuters) – Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters.

The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say.

More than 120 of them held a Zoom call last Friday to discuss the breakaway group, which would run on a platform of “principled conservatism,” including adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law – ideas those involved say have been trashed by Trump.



IF these Republicans REALLY want to break away from Trump now, WHAT took them SO LONG to see what every Principled Conservative already knew? Real, Principled Conservatives KNEW Trump was a wretched, lying, scheming, backstabbing Fraud, and a Hard-Left NY Liberal since 1977. So WHY now? IF these GOPer’s  really want to start a new party after ALL that has transpired since 2015 WHY did they wait til now? Many, if not ALL, of these Republicans cowered and covered for Trump for the last 6 years. IS their break from the GOP (truly) over Principles? OR are they in cover my butt mode? IF Trump is wrong now (and he IS) then Trump was WRONG THEN. Trump is ever the vile, rude, crude, vulgar tyrant. Trump is wretched and tyrannical in his private life, business, and politics- always has been. So since Trump is ever the corrupt, Marxist, fraud that we all know and loathe then the break from the GOP these Republican officials are making NOW can only be for two reasons:

  1. It is a shameless cover my butt act hoping to appear Principled when for at least the last 6 years they would NOT stand ONE bit on Conservative Principles. These same Republicans VOTED to NOT impeach and to NOT convict Trump in Impeachment Round #1. Are we now to believe they finally had their “come to Jesus” moment and are taking a genuine stand on Principles? A Conservative Maxim is: Words mean NOTHING apart from action. Action speaks louder than mere words. And we have seen what YOU’VE DONE over the last 6 years. This is nothing more in the author’s view than standard trade horses in mid stream, aka cover my butt.
  2. These Republicans are so incredibly stupid that it only dawned on them that Trump was a Leftist tyrant when he agitated and incited a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol! Trump had been doing all he could to undermine the free press, silence the voices of reason that objected to him, cozied up to America’s enemies, and raved like a rabid raccoon and alienated our Allies. And then from November 4th, 2020 til January 6th, 2021 deliberately agitated, incited, and whipped his gaggle of White Nationalists, Alt-Right, Conspiracy Nuts, Proud Boys, and other assorted Left-Wing Nut-Jobs into a rage and pointed them at The U.S. Capitol where Congress was counting the Electoral Votes and said, repeatedly, GO WITH ME TO THE CAPITOL…AND WE’VE GOT TO FIGHT LIKE HELL. Does America REALLY want a new political party that is started and ran by politicians THAT STUPID?!! This gaggle of Republicans simply are NOT that stupid. This IS a cover my butt attempt. BUT IF they are this stupid I wouldn’t follow them to a Dairy Queen let alone a new political party that THEY started and ran.

From Patriots on Twitter:

Horatio McFlabbergasted

If Romney or Pence had been murdered at the Capital, would the GOP still acquit?



Replying to

Definitely. Rubio would tweet out an unrelated Scripture and a comment about government overreach in Tibet. Cruz would offer his critique about the Oscar Awards. Ron Johnson would accuse AOC of taking them out. And Lindsey Graham would become a pallbearer so he could get on TV.

NOTE: To those who still support Trump for whatever reason and to whatever extent reading this may come as a shock to you. But there is a whole world of REAL Conservatives and Patriots that see Trump as the phony and fraud that he truly is, AND we will not bow to any person or party that transgresses against The Constitutional-Conservative Principles we truly believe and hold dear. And includes the phony, Fraud Trump.


From Another Patriot on Twitter:

Daniel Kotzin

Here is a non-exhaustive list of rights that we had one year ago that we no longer have today:

Right to travel

Right to assemble

Right to worship

Right to education

Right to work

Right to health privacy

If we don’t get them back soon they won’t be rights anymore.



Replying to

They were never rights if someone can just take them away. We only had privileges, and now it shows more than ever.

NOTE: I see what Daniel Kotzin is saying, change it just a bit and he is exactly, and 100% right. Change the phrase “take away” to “infringe upon” and he is correct. Our rights come from GOD. As such NO mortal man/woman or group can “take away” our GOD given rights. BUT they can be infringed upon, and THAT is un-Constitutional, illegal, and is tyranny.

WE only lose rights that we WILL NOT fight for.


This is VITAL, from another Twitter Patriot who is professional reporter on Congress, He lays out a time-line of a SUPER VITAL calls and texts, read closely:

Kyle Cheney

TUBERVILLE tells reporters tonight that when Trump called him on Jan. 6, he informed the president that security had just taken Pence out of the chamber for safety. “I said ‘Mr. President, they just took the vice president out, I’ve got to go.”
Seems significant that a senator is acknowledging telling Trump *directly* that Pence was under threat, and Trump still didn’t say anything publicly about it.

We know Trump tweeted at 2:24pm that Pence “didn’t have the courage” to overturn the election. What we don’t know is if Trump’s tweet came just before or just after Tuberville says he told him that Pence had been evacuated.

From what I can establish from the record:

-Trump spoke to Tuberville sometime between 2-2:15 (Deseret News)

-Pence was evacuated at 2:15pm, prompting Tuberville to relay this to Trump and end the call (Tuberville comment)

-Trump tweeted his attack against Pence at 2:24pm

NEW: Sen. Tuberville’s claim that he informed Trump *directly* on Jan. 6 that Pence had just been evacuated by security is a new and potentially significant point on the timeline. Trump tweeted his attack on Pence around the time of that call.

NEW: Sen. Tuberville’s comments to @burgessev last night handed new evidence of Trump’s actions during the insurrection to House prosecutors.

Aides made clear today that they noticed. w/


This timeline is INCREDIBLY damning

Trump speaks to Tuberville around 2

Tuberville tells him Pence is being evacuated

So now Trump KNOWS Pence is in danger

THEN he tweets to his followers that Pence failed them

He knowingly and purposely endangered Pence

It is impossible to watch today’s impeachment trial and not be repelled, sickened and moved.

There is no defense for former President Trump’s actions on January 6th. None.

NOTE: When speaking of Principles we also must needs consider character, personal integrity, and honesty- Trump and his sychophant, cultish followers are wholly devoid of these. IF Principles, Integrity, and Honesty REALLY mattered to the Trumpster GOP then they would NOT be Trumpster at all.


This is from an Author, reporter, and journalist for The Atlantic:

David Frum

Mike Lee’s own spokesman confirmed the call Lee is now denying

As riot raged at Capitol, Trump tried to call senators to overturn election

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani both mistakenly made calls to Republican Sen. Mike Lee as deadly riots were unfolding at the US Capitol earlier this week, a spokesman for the senator confirmed to CNN — calls that were intended for another GOP senator the White House was frantically trying to convince to delay the counting of Electoral College votes.

Lee’s spokesman said the calls from Trump and his attorney were intended for Sen. Tommy Tuberville, a newly elected Republican from Alabama.
The effort by the White House to get Tuberville to delay certification of the votes provides insight into the President’s thinking and priorities as a mob of his supporters lay siege to the iconic building. As the President worked to convince Tuberville to delay the process, he and other top White House officials did little to check in on Vice President Mike Pence while he and members of his family were inside the breached Capitol, a source close to the vice president told CNN.

NOTE: NO Principled Conservative would have done ANY of what Trump and Giuliani did. They KNOWINGLY incite insurrection. They KNOW it is transpiring as they call and text those besieged inside. They ARE told about the violence and mayhem. Rather than do ANYTHING to make sure the people inside were safe (like sending Police, other Law Enforcement, and The National Guard in to quell the treasonous insurrection, and protect lives) WHAT THEY DO is ask for their pet senators to OVERTURN A LEGAL AND FREE ELECTION!!! Men and Women of Principles, Integrity, Honesty, and Honor do NOT try to OVERTHROW the government! THAT is treason. THAT is sedition. That is a coup. THAT is an insurrection. And THAT is a criminal FELONY that merits the death penalty.


From a former GOP activist, State legislature, and author:

Heath Mayo

Of course our country would be better off if Mr. Trump were barred from holding office again—but that isn’t the question.

The question is whether he committed a “high crime or misdemeanor” under the Constitution. He did—and people died. That’s all that matters. Convict.

NOTE: Here we finally hear from a Principled Conservative who is the Founder of “#PrinciplesFirst”. Heath was an activist, fund raiser, and state level GOP representative who SAW for who Trump REALLY is from the git-go, and rather than cower like a sniveling slave, or a boot-licking dog, Heath stood for and on Constitutional-Conservative Principles. IF YOUR Principles are worth having they are worth FIGHTING FOR.


From a rock-solid Constitutional-Conservative, Patriot, former editor and writer at National Review (before they went Left with Trump), and now is Editor-in-Chief, at @TheDispatch, LAT Columnist. AEI Fellow. 

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Jonah Goldberg

People — including leaders of state GOPs — say the assault on the Capitol was orchestrated by crisis actors and “anti-Trump” activists.

Plus, why would Trump say “We love you. You’re very special.” to Antifa??

If you can watch this video and think such people aren’t either evil liars or brainwashed, you’re one of them. 

Here is the 13 minute video .

This video is unbelievable. It’s a miracle more people didn’t die on January 6. I’ve worked on Capitol Hill myself. This makes me cry. The Senators who see this evidence will have to know Trump is guilty of a high crime against the United States.

NOTE: ONLY an abject FOOL would think it was Antifa, BLM, or some other Democrat Terrorist group that stormed the U.S. Capitol and rioted, vandalised, and murdered 5 people (including POLICE), and wanted to murder at least 3 more…all to overturn an election THEY HAD JUST WON! You would need to be stupid beyond comprehension to believe such utter bull crap conspiracy NON-SENSE! People who stand ON and WITH Constitutional-Conservative Principles are NOT swayed but such moronic tripe as this.


Another Patriot speaks out against Trump’s Treasonous Insurrection attempt:

Noah Rothman

“… how can they (the assembled senators) have watched the footage of Mitt Romney narrowly avoiding his own murder and not understanding that could have been any one of them?…”

Trump’s Mob Would Have Killed Them If It Had the Chance



This is what we learned today. We learned that on January 6, Mitt Romney was coming down a hallway. In less than a minute, he would have encountered members of the mob who had breached the Capitol. The heroic Sgt. Eugene Goodman, who was cleverly guiding the rioters away from the Senate chamber, quickly directed the former Republican nominee for president to run in the other direction. Romney ran. Had he not, it is all but certain that he—the signature enemy of all things MAGA, the man who had voted to convict Donald Trump in the first impeachment trial early last year, and a sitting senator from Utah for whom many of those in the mob likely voted for president a little more than eight years agowould have been tased and then beaten to death by the insurrectionists.

What we knew before we know even more chillingly now, after the second day of the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. The January 6 rioters had blood in their eyes and blood hunger in their voices. And by the time they were done, five people would be dead and 100 cops would be injured.

The entire world is actually watching! In Japan it’s on the news in Japanese. People are shocked that there is any question of Trump’s guilt. They are shocked to see that this could happen in America. People must not get away with their involvement. They must be held accountable.

I am grieved by what this does to America’s credibility around the world if Trump is not convicted.

If Senators are too short sighted to call it what it is, it will be a sad day in history and America. It will surely seal their fate. I can only hope that he & his will continue to be held accountable in the public and corporate realm & be brought to justice on crimes committed.

NOTE: Those who stormed The U.S. Capitol were by NO means Principled, were by NO means Conservatives, and were by NO means even remotely Conservative. Now, WHAT they were is criminal, rioters, vandals, insurrectionists, murderers, and TRAITORS.


More from 2 other Patriots:

Fernando Espuelas

If Mike Pence had been assassinated during the riot, Trump would have declared martial law and suspended the transfer of power. This is the logic of a coup attempt, why Trump made no effort to save his Vice President.

This was the plan. Trump wanted Pence killed so he had a reason to declare martial law. Remember Flynn’s infamous whisper to Trump: Declare martial law. It was Trump’s last play.

Jeff Flake

It is impossible to watch today’s impeachment trial and not be repelled, sickened and moved.

There is no defense for former President Trump’s actions on January 6th. None.

NOTE: Again notice the stark contrast between the actions of unprincipled people and people of Principle. People of Principle stand firm against and in the midst of a storm. People who sell-out or forsake Principles are already falling but don’t realise it yet. When a person or group abandon Constitutional-Conservative Principles then right and wrong is “whatever” they say it is at the moment…which often changes on a dime when confronted with pressure or pleasure that will either scare them or woo them away from Constitutional-Conservative Principles.


More from another Patriot, NOTICE who he works and writes for:

Guy Benson

Political editor of 


 (M-F, 3-6pm ET) host, 

 alum. Spring 2021 


They wanted to kill the Vice President because the President purposefully and pointedly lied to them about what the Vice President could have done to overturn an election the President had lost — a fact about which the President had also lied.“

“Calm down and stop being so dramatic, Guy. They wouldn’t have actually killed Pence.”

I’d find this more persuasive absent the savage beating of police officers (1 murder, multiple hospitalizations), the “hang Mike Pence” chants & the social media buzz about killing Pence.

NOTE: Anyone who thinks Trump is innocent is either wholly without Principles, morals, and integrity, OR they are clump-of-dirt-stupid, or evil…or all three. You CAN NOT be a person who is rooted deeply and firmly in Constitutional Principles and say Trump is innocent.


This is from a sincere and true Biblical-Christian, Constitutional-Conservative, and Patriot, Thomas Hoefling, HE IS ALSO the presidential candidate I proudly voted for:

Years later, Washington willingly gave up power again when he left the presidency after only two terms, even though there was at that time no constitutional barrier to him serving as many terms as he wanted, or, more properly, as many terms as the people would be willing to give him. In his case, of course, that probably would have been as many terms as he wanted.
George Washington set the example for the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America, an example that has been followed perfectly for more than two centuries.

Until Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is nothing like George Washington. In fact, he is the exact opposite of George Washington.
It’s crystal clear that Donald Trump was willing to do literally anything, up to and including the unleashing of a violent insurrectionist mob on the Congress of the United States during the conclusion of the presidential electoral process, to prevent the peaceful transfer of the power of the presidency to the candidate who clearly defeated him in the 2020 election, Joseph Biden.
Donald Trump is not the greatest man in the world. In fact, he is the worst man in the world. He is the worst man,by far, to ever step foot onto the public stage in America. No one else is even close.
The Senate must convict Donald Trump and block him from ever holding any public office ever again. It’s absolutely necessary.
If the Republicans refuse once again to uphold their oaths and convict Trump, they will go down in history as feckless, unprincipled, oath-breaking fools – like Trump, utterly unworthy of their high offices.

NOTE: Now THAT is a man of Principles, a man of integrity, a man of honesty and morals…a man worthy of The Presidency, NOT the Putin-puppet, NY Liberal, Fraud Trump


More from Thomas Hoefling:

It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. Let me tell you something, friend, it is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth, than to be loved for telling a lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated. It’s better to stand alone with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude. It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie. There is only one Gospel and Paul said, ‘If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

– Adrian Rogers (cited in The Berean Call, December 1996)

NOTE: Truth is always TRUTH. Fads change, what and who is popular change, styles change, opinions change…BUT GOD’S WORD ABIDES FOREVER. God’s Word is FOREVER SETTLED in Heaven. HE IS THE Lord and HE changes NOT. Instead of trying to study all the lies so as to recognise a lie when you see it- immerse yourself IN God’s Holy Word, learn God’s Word, Hide God’s Word in your heart, meditate of The Word of God day and night, learn it, love it, LIVE IT..and when a lie comes around you WILL KNOW it’s a lie simply because it is NOT The Truth.


From another Patriot and rock solid Biblical-Christian and Constitutional-Conservative:

Christian’s need to stop saying we have only two choices. They need to stop saying voting for 3rd party candidate will bring us under oppression by getting a greater evil. They need to stop claiming that our voices for God will be silenced by the tyrants.
Someone used old Rome as an example of Christians being persecuted and their voices silenced and then went on to say how we should vote for the choice that lets us keep our freedoms to spread the Gospel. This person is forgetting one very important fact… God himself started the persecution of the Christians at Rome because they weren’t spreading the Gospel as they should.
The Gospel of Christ spread uncontrollably; and the more the Christians were persecuted, the more it spread.
It’s not our job to vote for evil so as to spread the gospel. If we do that, we only taint the great commission God has given us.
If you think your voice will be silenced under a dictatorship, then you show you cower before man instead of having a healthy love and fear of God.
Being under a tyrant that doesn’t protect religious freedom or speech will silence our voices? Hah! Maybe it does yours, but for true Christians that love and fear God, persecution will just make the Gospel spread like wildfire. It did in old Rome and it still does today.
Now stop making excuses for why you won’t obey God in supporting those he says to. “…he that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” 2 Samuel 23:3b.

More from Thomas Hoefling, the man who SHOULD BE President:

February 9, 2016
We have more than sufficient national resources to solve all of our economic problems. The problem is that those precious resources are being diverted, consumed, and squandered by out-of-control, unconstitutional government spending and spiraling government debt. Put government back within its legitimate constitutional bounds and we can easily fix most everything else, in the fiscal sense. But in order to do that, we must first elect representatives who understand the moral basis of our republic, who will once again show due regard for the moral obligations of their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

NOTE: The BEST way to solve almost all of America’s issues is to IMMEDIATELY return TO The Lord God AND TO strict Constitutional governance.


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Let me close out by focusing on Basic Principles of Biblical-Christianity & Constitutional-Conservatism:

Maxims of Truth.

Right is always right.
Wrong is always wrong.
It is never wrong to be (think, say, do) right.
It is never right to be (think, say, do) wrong.
Truth is always truth.
John 8:31-44
John 17:17
Hebrews 13:8
Malachi 3:6
PSALMS 119:11, 89, 105, 130
Having said that It deeply saddens me to see so many Christians looking for Truth in all the wrong places.
False teachers, False prophets, and False doctrine were the BIGGEST warning of The Last Days that The Lord Jesus and The Bible give, see:
LUKE 17 & 21
ROMANS 1:17-32
II TIMOTHY 3:1-8, 12, 13
Way too many are exchanging The Eternal Truth of God for a pleasant and appealing LIE.
God is much more concerned about His Disciples being CONFORMED to Jesus, than to their COMFORT. Matter of fact, God will do whatever is necessary to shake us out of a comfortable lie so that we will conform unto the Lord Jesus Christ.
Truth is rarely popular.
What is popular is rarely Truth.
Mentioning the name of Jesus and saying a sentence or two that sounds good here or there does not make a false teacher of the “Prosperity Gospel” anymore biblical then it makes a false teacher of Mormonism biblical. Both are false. Both are to be avoided at all costs.
The mark of a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ is to be like Joseph fleeing from Potiphar’s wife…we should flee from all false teachers , all false Doctrine, and all false prophets…it doesn’t matter if they say something that sounds good and it’s surrounded with false Doctrine… we are instructed, nay we are commanded, to flee them.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.


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