During the Reagan era, the Republican Party turned its back on democratic process and begun a dark slide into authoritarianism. Donald Trump is the culmination of this process. A no-nothing who flaunts his ignorance. A bully who resorts to insults rather than reason. A threat to democracy.
Those are the sounds a man makes when he no longer has to run for office. It is powerful, even majestic, if not terrifying. Makes the most fearless among us truly understand the lofty position of the end game. It rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
Anybody who plans on getting up close and personal with a Republican candidate in the near future might want to carry an oath-repelling umbrella because pledges are raining down like frog parts after a methane gas explosion in the amphibian wing of an aquarium.
I cannot find any passage in the Bible that says: "Oh Ye Faithful: The poor shall sacrifice so that the rich may retain their wealth," but that appears to be the fundamental policy of the fundamentalists.
In my opinion, committing to special interest political pledges is a violation of a politician's congressional oath of office which they take "without any mental reservation". Commitment to dearly held political beliefs is to be commended; but swearing blind allegiance to them is not.