時事英語NEW YORK TIMES12/19

We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated
The president and his enablers have replaced conservatism with an empty faith led by a bogus prophet.

By George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson
The authors have worked for and supported Republican campaigns.
Dec. 17, 2019
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Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics. As Americans, we must stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and the American character.

That’s why we are announcing the Lincoln Project, an effort to highlight our country’s story and values, and its people’s sacrifices and obligations. This effort transcends partisanship and is dedicated to nothing less than preservation of the principles that so many have fought for, on battlefields far from home and within their own communiti…

calling                               転職、召命と訳される聖書の中で出てくる神のめぐみによって神から呼ばれる事。

Stem                                    食い止める

the rule of law                      法の支配

we must stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law,

、私たちは彼と彼の信者が法の支配に与えている損害を食い止めなければなりません。

Constitution        憲法

he Lincoln Project                           リンカーンプロジェクト「学生の学生による学生のためのプロジェクト」この場合は文字通りの意味

That’s why we are announcing the Lincoln Project, an effort to highlight our country’s story and values

それが、私たちの国の物語と価値を強調する取り組みであるリンカーンプロジェクトを発表する理由です

That’s why                        そういうわけで

Highlight                           強調する

and its people’s sacrifices and obligations. This effort transcends partisanship and is dedicated to nothing less than preservation of the principles

そしてその人々の犠牲と義務。 この努力は党派主義を超越し、原則の保存に他なりません。

sacrifices and obligations                                   犠牲と義務

transcends                                                        ~を超越する

partisanship                                                     党派

be dedicated to                                                 ~に身を捧ぐ

nothing less than~                                            ~ほどの、~に他ならない

preservation                                   保存

principle                                           原則

on battlefields far from home                            家から遠く離れた戦場で