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We know Hillary Clinton's plan for America. More government. Higher taxes. More regulations. Less freedom.
But until yesterday we hadn't really heard the specifics of Donald Trump's vision.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Trump's Gettysburg address may not be as lofty as Abraham Lincoln's. But that's OK. Because Donald Trump is a different kind of man. A man who's time has come.
We are not engaged in a great civl war. But yet it must be questioned, can our nation so conceived, endure? Can it survive the progressive onslaught? Or will we devolve into liberal tyranny?
Donald Trump stands athwart history yelling "stop."
As in, Stop Hillary Clinton. Stop the social justice warriors. Stop the regulatory state. Stop the erosion of our freedom. Stop crony capitalism. Stop blaming America. Stop Islamic terrorism. Stop illegal immigration.
While I don't agree with everything Mr. Trump posits, overall I can say his plan is more than a step in the right direction.
Step One: Drain the swamp!
FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
Aside from term limits, which have the unfortunate side affect of further empowering the unelected permanent bureaucracy, there's nothing in there that won't make America better. The revolving door between the DNC, the White House, the media, and K street must be slammed closed, forever.
Through her family foundation Hillary Clinton epitomizes foreigners and the well-connected purchasing influence over American politics. This must stop. She is beholden to her donors; no president or legislator should be so compromised.
Step Two: Trump's signature issue is trade, and he's laying out a bold platform of reform.
FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America's water and environmental infrastructure
Solid proposals all. The Obama - Clinton energy provisos ensure higher prices for dwindling supply. Donald Trump understands that America needs to be a world leader in energy production, and that the chimera of "green energy" cannot ever be counted on. Hillary Clinton has bragged about putting coal miners out of work. Barack Obama laughs while saying electricity prices must "necessarily" skyrocket. Their contempt for average Americans is palpable, and they cannot be allowed to ruin millions of lives in pursuit of maybe preventing a dubious and unproven future calamity. People are hurting now. Worrying about what might, or more likely might not happen 100 years from now doesn't put food on their tables.
Step Three: Respect the Constitution.
FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama
SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
THIRD, cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities
FOURTH, begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won't take them back
FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.
What's not to like about any of that?
Barack Obama has ruled by executive fiat. His pen and phone can be undone, and Donald Trump's pen and phone are mightier than Obama's.
Justice Scalia was a giant among men. His replacement must be a constitutional scholar steeped in respect for tradition and the rule of law. You all heard Hillary Clinton at the last debate, espousing a judiciary which issues decrees based on emotion and liberal demagoguery. That's a recipe for totalitarian disaster. The constitution limits government power; Hillary Clinton wants a Supreme Court which espouses unlimited government power.
As for illegal immigration, the power of the purse is the ultimate federal cattle prod. Sanctuary cities flout the rule of law, so they don't deserve to share in our tax dollars. Remember when Frank Lautenberg withheld federal dollars from states which didn't implement a 55 mph speed limit? Or when he forced us all to increase the drinking age to 21? Well, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. No federal dollars for sanctuary cities!
And I really like his stab at nations which refuse to take back their criminal citizens. No visas for you! No students. No diplomats. No guest workers. No one from your pissant little shithole gets in until you take responsibility for your own riff raff. America First baby, because you need us way more than we need you.
Ditto for the Mohammedan hordes. Send your refugees to live with their Arab brothers. They've got lots of money and plenty of room. Plus they'll be closer to home making it easier for them to go back when President Trump crushes ISIS.
Step Four: A bold legislative agenda.
I won't quote the whole ten point plan, because this post is long enough already. But please do go and read it; there's a boatload of good stuff in there. Repeal Obamacare and replace it with free market reforms. Middle class tax relief. School choice, and a return of local schools to local control. Build the wall. Rebuild our military. Strengthen our police and dismantle criminal gangs.
It's a lot to do. It's a bold plan. If he accomplishes half of it he'll be well on his way to making America great again.
Donald Trump for president! Spread the word, because Hillary's media
cheerleaders sure won't.
Make the election about Trump's policies and he'll win in a landslide.
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