I got on the Trump Train early on. I wasn’t alone, but often felt the isolation from my friends who were supporting someone else in the Primary. And I believed that not only could Donald Trump win the primary, but he could also defeat Hillary Clinton.
If I had a dollar for every Republican that told me I was crazy. That Trump won’t win the primary and he darn sure won’t win the presidency.
But what I saw in Donald Trump that set him apart from the other 16 Republican Candidates was a businessman who found out how to connect to the American people. One who rejected political correctness and spoke his mind. While a lot of my friends criticized Trump because he didn’t “act” presidential, I found his lack of “acting” a refreshing change.
Several people told me that they have not heard Trump promise smaller, limited government. I asked if he meant like Eric Cantor did in every speech?
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While always voting to grow the government.
Being a politician and presidential candidate, to many of my political friends, means that you must act like everyone else on the right. You must speak all the right buzz words and toss the word “Conservative” around like a pizza chef on Superbowl Sunday. And all the Social promises that somehow always seem to fall by the wayside.
Fleetwood Mac sings “Tell me lies, Tell me sweet little lies.” My “Conservative” friends have become accustomed to hearing those sweet little lies as the polished politicians run down the checklist of “things Republicans must say” to win an election. And my friends who insist on hearing the sweet little lies have been conditioned just like Pavolv’s Dogs and are intimately attuned to the intoxicating bells of the sweet little lies.
And despite years of listening to the sweet little lies about how the “Conservative” would end abortion, balance the budget, cut the government, bring down the National Debt, be fiscally responsible and on and on (ding-a-ling), these friends that insist Trump is not a true Conservative. Because he does not ring the bell and excite their salivary glands.
They don’t seem to mind that the empty promises never come to fruition. That fact seems to escape them as surely as the Hillary Clinton email scandal escaped the notice of the liberals. They have gone tone deaf to the empty promises and they fail to hold the sweet little liars to account for th ebroken promises. It is as if the Conservative sweet little lies have replaced actual Conservatism.
And I don’t know if the bells are drowning out what Trump has been saying from the beginning, or if these people have just become incapable of critical thinking, but Donald Trump has promised the most Conservative platform in history.
Baloney, they say. Trump is a liberal. A Democrat.
They are not listening. Or they are incapable of understand Conservatism outside of the framework of the sweet little lies.
Stop illegal immigration! Illegals come into the US and we give them health care, schools, welfare. They drain our tax dollars and stretch our infrastructure beyond it’s capacity. They have to work under the table and send much of their pay back to their home country. They call us names if we point out the obvious. But keeping illegals from our shores lessens the burden on our Social Services infrastructure. Entitlements are pretty near impossible to cut. But limiting the illegal use actually cuts entitlements.
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Appoint Supreme Court Justices that Follow the Constitution. During the second Presidential debate, the subject of Supreme Court Justices came up. Hillary gave a prepared “wind-up” speech which never even mentioned the Constitution. Trump based his response on our founding document. When it comes to appointing a member of the SCOTUS, Trump even gave us a list. There is no batter way to protect our liberty than placing a Constitutional Conservative on the bench. And even the So0cial Conservative should be cheering. During Trump’s term in office, he will be able to swing the liberal court back to the right with several picks. If your issue is ending abortion, Trump is your guy.
As a real Conservative who has grown weary of listening to the sweet little lies of fake Conservatives, we now have a President that will start to move the nation back to the right. No, he didn’t parrot the empty list of Conservative talking points. But the things he plans will reign the size and scope of government and restore sanity to our courts. Lobbyists will not be able to sway our President Elect and he is not beholden to the US Chamber of Commerce or other sources that buy so many politicians, most of which support one world government and open borders.
So do us all a favor. Donald Trump did what you said was impossible. He won the GOP Nomination and then he won the presidency. His ability as a businessman will serve the nation well as he reigns in spending and gets rid of the insane trade deals Obama (and Bill Clinton) put in place.
Once the barriers are torn down, we will have jobs again, revenue will grow and government dependency will diminish. There is nothing more fiscally Conservative than that.
All we are saying, is give Trump a chance.