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Why America needs to re-elect Trump

In 2016, I held my nose and voted for Donald Trump.  It was not a happy choice, but an easy one.  The alternative was – in my view – a much greater threat to the nation. Personalities aside, I chose the hope of conservative governance over the likelihood for more authoritarian left-wing progressivism.

I was pleasantly surprised by Trump general devotion to conservative principles in his policies and appointments .  President Trump’s appointments to the federal courts alone more than justified my vote.  His personality and pugnaciousness were – and continue to be – a disappointment.  It almost cost him the election and has held his favorability ratings needlessly low.


With the 2020 election nearing, I face the same issues.  His personality has not improved over time.  But instead of the potential of good conservative policies, I can now vote on a record.  At the same time, the Democratic Party – and its leaders – have made themselves even more objectionable to me.  I doubt that even Hillary Clinton would have embraced the extreme policies and proposals that now represent the Democrat platform.

As a principled conservative, I cannot say that I approved of everything Trump – and congressional Republicans — have done. I am not a fan of tariffs, but I am willing to accept that Trump sees them only as short-term leverage to end unfair trade practices that have disadvantaged the United States for generations.

I am certainly not happy with the budget deficit and the $1 trillion dollars being added to the national debt each year.

Now that the Coronavirus has been allowed to ravage our economy, any limit on federal spending has been blown away. In order to “save the economy,” the spending proposals are calling for a $1 to $3 trillion in emergency spending – piling it on to an already crushing debt.

There is some justification for stimulating the economy, but it is sad that we have to do it after decades of irresponsible spending by successive administrations – Democrat and Republican – in Washington.

Meeting the financial costs of the Coronavirus would have been easier for the states – which have primary responsibility in health-related issues – if they had not also spent like drunken sailors – creating the unfunded pension crisis that is bankrupting cities and states.

The reason we should want Trump and the Republicans to retain power in Washington is simple and compelling.  They see the various bailouts, grants and taxpayer checks as a TEMPORARY measure.  Democrats – with the visions of an all-powerful federal government – are already suggesting that the emergency funding should be made PERMANENT.

When Trump proposed a $1000 check to millions of Americans, Democrats and their media allies were quick to credit the idea to former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang.  But Yang was proposing a $1000 check to be sent every month – a permanent federal expenditure. Not a one-time deal. What Trump proposed was more like President Bush – who sent a ONE TIME $600 check to taxpayers.

If you couple the Democrats’ idea of paying Americans on a regular basis with their ENORMOUS spending proposals, we may well pass the tipping point of authoritarian central government.

More than anything, our Founders feared a powerful central government as the enemy of personal freedoms and inalienable rights of the people.  We can see that in their writings and in the Constitution they gave us.  Read it carefully and you will notice that it is written to protect us from … government.  And check out the Tenth Amendment, in which they specifically expressed their fear of an increasingly more powerful central government.

They gave us a government with maximum personal freedom in which we the people have the ultimate authority – if we can keep it, as Benjamin Franklin admonished. I will do my part to keep it by voting against the progressive autocrats and their oppressive policies.

So, there ‘tis.

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10 Comments on this post.
  • Joanna Ishee
    22 March 2020 at 4:55 pm
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    Vote for Trump or we won’t be free anymore The democrat people are nuts!!

  • Deryn Warren
    22 March 2020 at 5:22 pm
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    Trump delayed the virus action for two MONTHS against the ideas of experts. He didn’t want to hurt his numbers. He wanted rallies still to stroke his ego. He is NOT a leader like Cuomo or Roosevelt. He betrayed the Kurds. He lies ALL THE TIME. Immoral and the worst president of my long lifetime. It is no longer the Party of Lincoln. It is the party of Trump’s ego. They laugh at him abroad. He WAS guilty of postponing military aid to Ukraine to get info on Biden. He did it. Then released the aid two days after being caught. He is a grifter who refused many times (including to a florist friend) to pay contracts. He is scarily incompetent. DO NOT VOTE FOR HIM. Smart Republicans know the truth that he is unfit.

  • Big Ed
    22 March 2020 at 6:02 pm
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    I agree with everything the author said about Trump, except for one thing. First, Trump made promises during his campaign and I have to say that in my recollection he is also the first president who has kept his promises. That brings me to the point of disagreement with the author, that Trump would be more lovable if he were less pugnacious and his personality were different. I have grown weary of politicians who either ignore pundits who are calling them names or thanking them and apologizing for their complaints. The country is going to hell in a basket and the engine for this trip is “political correctness”. No Republican president is ever going to get a fair shake from the current batch of losers we call the mainstream media. I like that Trump bites them in the butt when they attack him-maybe we can save this country in spite of freedom of the press.

  • Policestate
    22 March 2020 at 8:11 pm
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    Democrats consider themselves to be a woke party, They must consider sonambulism as being awake. Just like Sleepy Joe.

  • Derek Blurb
    22 March 2020 at 10:44 pm
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    No other option. The democrat leaders, Pelosi and Schiff have disappeared. In hiding with hand goop, gloves, masks, trembling as any real leader should? Should we drink their lysol?

    • Harietto
      25 March 2020 at 2:22 am
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      It’s absurd to hate a person because of their character vs their work

  • Andre Stephenson
    23 March 2020 at 3:21 am
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    Larry Horist always confirms he’s the dumbest writer in your stable. The world is a lot different from 1787; we have to come to grips with it. And Trump is the leader in a global pandemic, yet he refuses. In this age of billion-dollar Medicare and Medicaid, health-care is not a local or state responsibility during a global pandemic; it’s Trump’s responsibility! And since when have the Democrats proposed an authoritarian government? Never!!

  • Tim Beach
    23 March 2020 at 3:45 am
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    Yea this country was founded because people were tired of paying high taxes to the king and now we habe the highest tax rates of any country in the world. Its about time for another party but instead of tea we the people need to toss all the corrupt Dumbocrats over the south wall with the illeagals they love more than us anyway.

  • Richard
    23 March 2020 at 3:37 pm
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    A vote for Trump in the 2020 Presidential election, unlike a vote for him in 2016 election indicates the the voter has spent the last 4 years asleep or endlessly watching FoxNews, listening to Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck or logged into websites with the word “Patriot” in their sign on name. As Trumps term in office progressed through last four years the following became apprerent to anyone that was paying attention: Trumps interest in the presidency had only to do with enriching himself, he is totally unqualified to hold the office, his ego will not allow him to take advise from anyone, no matter how profound, intelligent, well thought out, or even for his own good; he is and always has been a pathological liar, he hasn’t a clue as to how our govenrment works, he has serious psychological problems, his vocabulary is that of an 8 year old, he is an adulterer, has the moral fibre of a cockroach and the character of a despot, he demands absolute and unquestioned loyalty from anyone that expects to hang on to a position in his administration, he is an astoundingly inept public speaker, he has never prepared himself nor adequately reasoned his position when making decisions that affect our country, he is laughably incapable of separating fact from fiction, so much so that his favorite phrase “fake news” applies inevitably to his every waking thought, his every comment, and his self proclaimed assertion that “only he” is capable of being the leader of the greatest nation on the planet. Unfortunately for those of us that actually care about such things, under Trumps leadership we are no longer the the Great Nation we were prior to his election; to the rest of the world we’ve become that nation that somehow let it all slip away, that nation that rather than paying attention instead cheered the lies that Trump spewed that somehow made them foolishly feel good about themselves while being blind to the incredible damage taking place right before their eyes. We’ve allowed the cancer that is Trump to happen to us and now traically he’s begun to metastasize as was inevitable. Of course there is a cure for Trump and it appears it may well be Joe Biden……..we’ll see how that works out; in my view it may well be our only hope to breath again the air our nations founders had hoped for us.

  • DENISE Lemmel
    23 March 2020 at 8:08 pm
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    The worst thing that could ever happen in this country is for Joe Biden or Sanders to win the election. Have you not listened to the Biden Sanders debate? They are both morons. Sanders is an admitted socialist, and Biden is senile, he couldn’t even speak about the right virus! They acted like two children arguing about what neither of them even had a clue about. Our country is going to be in the worst way if one of those win. I don’t care what party you are registered under, you should do what’s best for the people not vote for Biden or Sanders just because you don’t want a republican president. You Democrats have acted like 2 yr olds throwing a temper tantrum because you lost. I’m so sick of the Democrats spending my tax money trying to get Trump out. Grow up and quit acting like children.

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