If is a conjunction. If connects words that can go anywhere. One prominent example of if is Philip ll of Macedon 382 BCE to 336 BCE: “You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people and raze your city.”
The Spartan ephors (five senior Spartan magistrates) replied: “If”
Jumping ahead 2376 years to the USA and if, we have:
The USA would have far less problems if Senator Sanders had been treated honestly by the Democratic Party. The USA would have far less problems if Shifty Bill and Slippery Hillary had been honest, which they never were at any time in their political life. If the Democratic Party and the two Clinton’s had been honest, which they were not, the nomination for the Democratic Party would have been Vice President Biden or Senator Sanders; better yet, the final ticket for P., V.P. would have had both Biden and Sanders names on it. But if is if, a conjunction, and the Donald is now The Donald: Dishonesty is in; Homosexuality is out; Abortion is…; the USA’s Christian Crazies are drunk with joy; and every corrupt, murdering political terrorist round the world is the USA’s friend, because if is if, and because the Donald is now The Donald.