One of the many things we are told about Donald Trump is how the Establishment is scared of him. The saying: out of the frying pan and into the fire, best defines those who are so eager to vote for Donald “the non-Globalist” Trump over the Establishment candidates. The funny thing is; even if Trump isn’t invited to the Establishment’s cocktail parties, he’s still a progressive who will continue destroying the Constitution as if he were. And in reality, Trump does go to the Establishment’s fundraising parties and donates to them, just ask Bill and Hillary Clinton.
In the second movie of the Batman Trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight’, the organized criminals were scared of a certain joker too, even though he was one of them. They were scared because he was both unpredictable and uncontrollable. Which is what I contend is the only reason the Establishment is scared of Trump and would prefer a “safer” candidate. That is, if they are truly scared of him.
The enemy of my enemy is not a friend. Republicans will be sorry for adopting that erroneous principle and electing Donald Trump. Despite his unsubstantiated rhetoric of being a conservative Republican, Donald is a pragmatist who will say whatever is necessary to get what he wants.
“In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat,” Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a 2004 interview. “It just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. …But certainly we had some very good economies under Democrats, as well as Republicans. But we’ve had some pretty bad disaster under the Republicans.”
But as the old line of defense goes, that was back in 2004 and Donald has “seen the light!”
Very well then, let go back to five months ago, back to just September of 2015 to observe Donald’s “new found beliefs”.
So according to Donald Trump, not only can the Supreme Court write law, they can write laws contrary to the enumerated powers granted to the Congress who does write the laws. Remember, Donald is supposedly against same-sex marriage, so if he is going to “go with it,” he will go along with any unconstitutional Supreme Court rulings.
That false and subversive doctrine is called Judicial Supremacy and is a result of interpreting the Constitution as a living breathing document, instead of with Original Intent. Donald can make all the campaign promises he wants, but he has let it be known it’s the Supreme Court who ultimately calls all the shots in his administration.
Or is Donald actually for same-sex marriages, simply under a different name?
I do favor a very strong domestic-partnership law that guarantees gay people the same legal protection and rights as married people. I think it’s important for gay couples who are committed to each other to not be hassled when it comes to inheritance, insurance benefits, and other simple every day rights. ~Donald Trump, The Advocate, page 24 (Feb 15, 2000)
In the same interview, Donald also professes his strong support for both homosexuals in the military and “hate-crime” legislation.
During the first Republican Debate in August 2015, Trump claimed he was no longer for Universal Healthcare. His reasoning was that it would no longer work here, but he never gave a reason as to why it would have worked here sixteen years ago and what has changed where it wouldn’t now. Well it only took about a month before Donald decided it would work again. That’s what Despots do, they ignore the laws and constitutions and do what they feel is best.
Who is this “We” who will save so much money, Donald Trump’s corporations?
There is no Repeal and Replace, there is only Repeal. Any Republican candidate who talks of replacing ObamaCare with another unconstitutional healthcare program is part of the problem. Despite the unconstitutionality of it all, what sort of person would want a federal government involved in their healthcare in the first place?
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State. ~James Madison, The Federalist #45 (1788)
Donald also believes the vile organization Planned Parenthood does good work and would continue funding it through the federal government, as long as they supposedly stop doing abortions.
Doesn’t the Constitution have a say on what Congress can and cannot spend the taxpayers money on?
Obviously not in Donald Trump’s pragmatic world. In a recent article proclaiming Trump a strict constitutionalist, the dubious author cites Trump:
Trump himself has said, “Common sense tell us that the two basic principles of governing should work anywhere they are applied. First: Get government out of activities it can’t do well. (A list of thing government doesn’t do well is a very long list.) Second: Get government back in the business of providing for public convenience (transportation, public works) and safety (police and firefighters), and make sure it does so efficiently. Then judge its efforts by visible, definable results and fine-tune, as needed.”
Common sense? That’s nonsense and would place us under a despotic central government! And I hope Trump’s second basic principle of governing wasn’t aimed at the federal government, since it rightfully has no authority for most of his wish list. As to Trump’s so-called first basic principle, James Madison argued against a similar proposition under a different pretense during the Ratification Debates:
Let the dangers which this system is supposed to be replete with be clearly pointed out: if any dangerous and unnecessary powers be given to the general legislature, let them be plainly demonstrated, and let us not rest satisfied with general assertions of danger, without examination. If powers be necessary, apparent danger is not a sufficient reason against conceding them. . . .” ~James Madison, Virginia Ratification Convention (1788)
If powers be necessary, whether government doesn’t do them well is not sufficient reason against conceding them.
Donald Trump has no regard for the ‘supreme law of the land’ unless it can be used to his advantage. To those who have eyes to see, he has shown himself to be another wannabe tinpot Despot. How is he any different than Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio?
It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights; that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy, and not confidence, which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power; that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no farther, our confidence may go…. In questions of power, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. ~Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolution of 1798
With all the above, it certainly makes sense why Trump would think Mark Levin’s fallacious and erroneous book calling for a constitutional convention is a “truly great and important book”.
Everything that has been covered thus far should stop any REPUBLICAN dead in their tracks from supporting Donald Trump. With his convoluted and self-refuting political ideology exposed, it’s time to take a little closer look at his religious ideology, which unfortunately is just as bad.
Whenever anyone questions Trump for his non-Christian antics, even though he proudly presents himself as a Presbyterian Christian, they are accused of being politically correct. Political incorrectness has now become the politically correct in the Republican Party. Why are so many Christians willing to embrace Donald Trump’s vices and disregard the teachings of their Lord and Savior, e.g. The Sermon on the Mount?
As Scripture also teaches, and as Noah Webster put it so eloquently:
When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands and elect bad men to make and administer the laws. ~Noah Webster, History of the United States (1832)
In a July of 2015 interview, Anderson Cooper of CNN asked Trump about his then recent statement:
“I try and lead a life where I don’t have to ask God for forgiveness,” Trump said. “Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if you’re not making mistakes? I work hard, I’m an honorable person.” Trump added that while he thinks “repenting is terrific,” he described asking for forgiveness in the holy Christian sacrament of communion. “When I drink my little wine — which is about the only wine I drink — and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness,” Trump said.
None of that should come as a surprise if one knows who Trump’s “great” minister Norman Peale really was.
In 1984 Norman Vincent Peale was interviewed on the Phil Donahue program, said, “It’s not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God; I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine …I’ve been to Shinto shrines, and God is everywhere:” Shocked by this, Phil Donahue responded, “But you’re a Christian minister; you’re supposed to tell me that Christ is the way and the truth and the life, aren’t you?” Peale replied, “Christ is one of the ways. God is everywhere. (Christian News, May 12, 1997, 11.)
I wonder if Trump was like Obama and always missed those revealing sermons… or is it okay to pervert the inerrant word of God one way but not the other?
The only way to make America great again is to restore our lost principles, in both government and ourselves. How does Donald do that when he doesn’t comprehend those principles and naturally operates under foreign ones?
In free states, where the body of the people have the supreme power securely in their own hands, and must ultimately be resorted to on all great matters, if there be a general corruption of manners, there can be nothing but confusion. So true is this, that civil liberty cannot be long preserved without virtue. A monarchy may subsist for ages, and be better or worse under a good or bad prince. But a republic once equally poised, must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty, and by some tumultuous revolution, either return to its first principles, or assume a more unhappy form. ~John Witherspoon