Portrait of a Patriot ~ Donald Trump
Preamble: The vast majority of Liberals that I know are very decent people. In many cases, they are extraordinary people. And I believe that many Liberal Politicians do what they do for the most honorable reasons: Giving to others is a deeply commendable motivation. I believe, mind you, that the most prominent Democratic politicians are horrifically corrupt, and motivated entirely by a lust for Power, and that most Liberals are therefore being exploited and manipulated by evil people ~ commendable motivations being turned, tragically, towards evil ends...But I assert, nevertheless, that most Liberals are very decent people with commendable motivations.
Portraits of Patriots ~ Accentuating Awesomeness!!
I have decided to jack up my efforts to focus on the positive ~ or at least: headline with'm! ~ so I therefore intend to start rolling out celebrations of Patriotic Awesomeness ~ Great Americans, if you will. And I can think of no better place to start, than with Donald John Trump.
I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016.
I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016.
I was intrigued, but I am a Libertarian, so I voted Libertarian. Libertarians are not Anarchists. We embrace the benefits of Government. But we also remember ~ and embrace ~ the fact that America was founded on the most empowering, the most liberating, and, frankly, the wisest political principle of all: The Government which governs least, governs best.
Donald Trump had to earn my vote...And, boy, did he ever.
My Vision of The Dream President ~ Me!!
I have long had a Dream ~ the Dream of The Dream President. This President would stand for:
1 ~ Low Taxes. 1913. That was the year of the inception of the Infernal Revenue Service. Yes. 1913. That means that America rose from its relatively weak infancy, way back in 1789, over the course of 124 years, to ascend into the most powerful nation on the planet, without a standing Income Tax robbing its Citizens of their Wages, so that the Swamp Creatures in Washington could literally rob the Poor and give to the Rich ~ but only the Rich of their choosing, mind you! ~ while taking a substantial cut for themselves, of course.
2 ~ Instead of slopping money around in the troughs, mentioned above, spend it on Defense. History has illustrated, time after time, after time, that there have always been evil men, reigning over their nations ~ it was Germany in the 1930's, Russia since the 1940's, and Chinese "Communists" since the 1950's, with Iran recently prominently emerging ~ whose entire reason for living is to conquer, and to kill. They seek only Power and Pleasure, and, however much weak men like Neville Chamberlain and Barack Obama dream otherwise, appeasement always makes things worse...and sometimes millions die because of it.
3 ~ America First. Like Ronald Reagan before him, Donald Trump is smart enough to realize that the only way that America's magnificent model will ultimately be embraced by the rest of the world...is if we show all other Nations the respect of getting out of their business...and attend to our own. That means pulling our Troops out'f endless quagmires like Iraq and Afghanistan. And that means negotiating fair Trade Deals with absolutely everyone.
4 ~ American Jobs. Every President's first priority should be to be competitive with competing Tax Rates, Tax Breaks, and Tariffs, around the world, and for Regulations ~ or a relaxation of Regulations ~ to incentivize Businesses, home and abroad, to hire Americans. Regulations, furthermore, should incentive Americans to start their own Businesses. And while I'm an enormous fan of Outsourcing and International Trade, any deal that doesn't benefit our American Workers is a bad deal. We've got the most powerful Economy in the world. It's outrageous that chumps like Nixon, Carter, Bush, et cetera, out of some idiotic sense of generosity, perhaps, have been giving away the store for the last 50 years, flushing the prosperity of our works down the toilet in order to get along with murderous Dictators.
5 ~ Immigration. If I were President, I would aggressively recruit Immigrants. Immigrants are our lifeblood, the continuous surge of fresh blood, fresh ideas, and ambition and hard workers that drives this magnificent Nation every forward, and ever upward. I would seek out the hardest workers and the most brilliant minds, from all around the world...But as for the Criminalien Parasites who've been pouring through our back door, who deliberately and dishonestly crap all over the most fundamental Laws of our great Nation? Screw them.
That's the core of how I would run things.
For those scoring at home: Those are all intensively American principles.
And that's because America was founded on intensely Libertarian principles.
They are in every regard the right things to do.
Donald Trump is the first truly great President...since Ronald Reagan.
It's truly tragic that so many decent people ~ commendable people ~ have allowed themselves to be brainwashed into hating a Patriot who has done more for them, arguably, than any American President, to improve their opportunities to seek happiness.
I pray that we have the privilege for 4 more years.