We live in an age where many Americans don’t know what they believe in, so they default to going along with whatever or whoever seems to be most popular at the moment. This is exactly how Obama got elected twice. It’s also why people think Obamacare is so wonderful. Without vetting candidates and investigating issues, nothing gets well thought out and bad decisions get made.
Many thinking people understand this and reasonably fear the notion of a Hillary Clinton presidency as well as a Donald Trump presidency. Now that Trump is the presumptive candidate on the Republican side and Clinton more than likely to become her party’s nominee, their fears have become real.
Although Ted Cruz made the most sense as a Republican nominee, the media unfairly gave Trump far too much attention and airtime during the primary election season. I’m sure their reasons were twofold: to boost ratings but also to put a weak candidate against Hillary Clinton. But if Donald Trump were to win the election and become the next President of the United States, it might not be so bad as long as he works to fix everything Obama has destroyed. At minimum he would have to:
- seal our borders, build the wall, impose stiff penalties on employers that hire illegals;
- cut taxes, reform our tax system for the better;
- repeal Obamacare, not even replacing it, just making the opportunity to access healthcare fair, which means working and paying for it, no free rides;
- abolish the entitlement system, phase people off welfare and food stamps and make them work for the money the government gives them;
- end Common Core;
- abolish the EPA; and
- audit the Fed and eventually abolish the IRS, an unconstitutional institution.
He also has to deliver on his promises to improve the economy. This can be accomplished by making it easier for businesses, especially small businesses, to operate without excessive government regulation, bureaucratic red tape, ridiculously high taxes and unfair fees. Then I could possibly see the logic behind putting Trump in office, just to get things done because that is what America needs right now after eight years of the Obama regime and ruinous democratic policies. After that is accomplished and after serving his term(s) in office perhaps we can elect an adult again. I would love to see Ted Cruz as president at some point.
There are certain things that need to be immediately accomplished in America and Trump may be able to take the reins for four, maybe eight, years to restore those certain things. He wouldn’t be good at handling other facets of running a country but he could be useful in closing the border, repealing Obamacare, bringing jobs and money back into our economy, abolishing the EPA and IRS, removing Common Core from academia, and ending the entitlement system that is in place.
One thing’s for sure if Donald Trump becomes the POTUS: comedy writers everywhere will have their plates full as there will be plenty of material with which to write jokes about a Trump administration.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative author, and Editor-at-Large of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original participant in the Tea Party, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.