Donald Trump – Wrecking Ball or Building Block

Is Donald Trump really a wrecking ball or is he setting the stage for how Republicans should start acting? Why shouldn’t politicians actually say what they feel and show their true feelings and emotions? Truth be told, when Americans vote for a politician they should know where that individual actually stands on issues. Let me be the first to say I am not a Trump supporter; however, I am a supporter of the way he stands for his issues.

There are those who say, “What he says is true, we just don’t like the way he says it.” Many Conservatives out there are saying just the opposite; we want the Republican Party to start taking the bull by the horns and lead this country back into its former greatness. Cease courting a specific cultures vote. Senator Lindsey Graham called Trump a “wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community… I’m very worried about where we’re headed as a party. I don’t think this is the way to get the Latino vote.” Graham obviously wants the party to mislead Hispanics by telling them what they want to hear verses what they need to hear, the truth.

Why should we change our values, principles and our beliefs merely to satisfy a culture that is not an American culture? Maybe what the Republicans need is a wrecking ball to tear down our compromising ways and restore our Conservative values and issues. Also, we must tear down this notion that the media will ever give us righteous or evenhanded coverage; to wake us up to the realization that most minorities will never vote for us. Remember we are the party of less government and unfortunately the majority of minorities have been manipulated into believing bigger government is superior. They have been manipulated into believing in the entitlement mentality, and indoctrinated through our education system into thinking our government knows best.

The major problem with the Republican Party is it has compromised to such a great extent over the past 100 years; it leaves no opportunity for bargaining. What was once a government of the people, by the people and for the people, is now a people of the government, by the government and for the government. If you do not believe me, ask yourself how is it that on January 1st 2010 there were 40,627 new laws on the books? This has resulted in nothing other than confusion as well as turning law abiding citizens into criminals. How can any normal American possibly understand or even know all of these laws? Some laws are necessary to prevent anarchy; however, we have gone way overboard. I recall when I ran for the U. S. Congress back in 1998, over 100,000 businesses went belly up; not for bad business decisions, but because of excessive government regulations.

Our Founding Fathers’ desire was for small government. Patrick Henry warned, “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” Thomas Jefferson reasoned, “A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”

The reason the leadership of the Republican Party is in an uproar over Mr. Trump is he is an assault to the establishment – an establishment who has become entirely too comfortable, complacent, content and even self-righteous. They need to realize Mr. Trump is not the problem: THEY are the problem. THEY enjoy their power and notoriety as did the Pharisees during the time of Jesus Christ, while not performing the duties they were elected to do: protect the Constitution from its liberal enemies. In the July 10, 2015 issue of “The Week,” the headline read, “The GOP doesn’t have a Donald Trump problem. It has an angry conservative base problem.”

Thomas Jefferson understood anger and understood we should act on it when necessary: “If they remain quiet… it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to public liberty… And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take up arms.” Jefferson understood our leaders needed to be warned and even anxious concerning upholding the Constitution. Truth be told, Mr. Trump would be considered a mild-mannered, soft-spoken man in comparison to our founders. This is where the Republican leadership should really execute an abundance of self-examination. Something that John Adams wrote to his wife in July of 1775 which should genuinely be distressing to all Americans: “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” Let us pray we have not come to the point of having lost our freedom.”

The fact Donald Trump is ahead in many of the polls should enlighten the party that maybe, just maybe he is doing something right. Maybe the American people are looking for someone willing to put their head on the chopping block, speak the truth without sugar coating it or attempting to be politically correct. They may not necessarily desire that person to be Donald Trump; however, if no one else comes forward as he has, there may be dire consequences for the Republican Party and the country as a whole.

Jim Blockey
Author “Public Schools – The Worst Case of Child Abuse in American History

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